Customer Scott Collins posted this review of the Super Ego, Brain Cell, and his experience with Tom Bihn bags and the company itself on his blog. Below is an excerpt, but we recommend visit Scott’s site to read the entire post.
From Scott Collins’ Journal:
“On my next visit to Santa Cruz, I stopped by Tom’s shop to look at his wares. Tom turned out to be an easy-going and jovial man in an Akubra hat (that he had re-shaped to fit his personality) who makes damn good bags. My mother is a seamstress, sewing teacher, and accessory designer. She raised us with these skills, and raised us to have these skills. Now that my kids are too old for hand-made Halloween costumes, the main consequence of this history is an annoying Perfect Pitch with respect to objects made by stitching things together. I can barely make myself look straight on at most clothing because it’s such obvious crap. Similarly backpacks, messenger bags, etc., etc. Unlike just about every other bag I’d ever seen, Tom’s stuff was better than what I could have made for myself.
That day I think I bought a messenger bag, a waist pack, and a duffel bag. When I mentioned I would probably stop for food before heading back over the hill to San Jose, Tom not only directed me to his favorite breakfast spot, but called them up to make sure they’d stay open for me.”