In July, dmr posted this question in the TOM BIHN Forums:
“I’m looking to purchase a Tom Bihn bag for my son who is starting high school this fall. First off, he needs a backpack that can carry a great deal of “stuff” back and forth from school. I’m talking books, folders, school supplies, a 1L SIGG bottle, lunch, etc.”
Forum members ozone and BJ Nemeth recommended the Brain Bag, as did backpack, who noted: “I wish I had a Brain Bag in high school! I have one now, it so well balanced, has such adequate cushion on the back and straps and it is a very sturdy item it is the greatest backpack I ever owned.” ratdeau suggested the Smart Alec, as “My two daughters have a Smart Alec with Freudian Slip. Two years of use and still perfect.”
dmr ended up ordering the Brain Bag. The result?
“My son’s Brain Bag and its accessories came just in the nick of time, the day before school started. The Brain Bag doesn’t look much bigger than any other back pack but I was amazed when my son brought back all of his textbooks, there were seven of them, and assorted workbooks, etc. at the end of that day. They all fit in his new backpack with some room to spare! I could barely lift the thing, but he won’t be taking that much with him back and forth every day, at least I hope not! Wow! That’s all I can say for now, just “Wow!”