I've had my SmartAlec (with Freudian Slip, Monolith and Snake Charmer) and Aeronaut (with packing cube) for quite some time now. They travel with me everywhere I go, and given that I'm on the road 2-3 weeks a month on average, that's a lot of locations. This past week I was in Little Rock, Arkansas with a colleague, and when we were putting our luggage in the car's trunk together, she was oohing and aahing over my Tom Bihn bags. She had noticed the Aeronaut first, and the SmartAlec second. The more I raved about the quality, workmanship and design, the more interested she became. I think I had made a convert by the end of the trip, and I have a sneaky hunch she's going to be ordering an Aeronaut for herself sometime soon. It's not the first time this has happened to me.
I'm wondering how frequently this happens to the loyal Tom Bihn community out there. How often do you find yourself being a sales person for the cause? The more I think about it, the more I realize that I don't rave this way for anything else I own, pleading with people to follow my lead and shop HERE.