Hey guys, I'm new to the forum here, and actually just discovered the website this past weekend. I didn't know Tom was still making gear. I checked out the website and forum, front to back, so I could catch up. I ended up ordering a Synapse and Side Effect. American made gear is getting harder to find nowdays, and I like to support the manufacturers that refuse to go offshore.
I thought some of you might be interested in seeing an old school Tom Bihn product. I bought this over 20 years ago from Tom when he was still down here in Santa Cruz. It is an early version of the Side Effect. I'm not sure what it was called back then. It's seen a lot of hard use, but is still going strong.
Here's an interior shot.
A close up of the old label.
From the rear.
A side shot showing recess for the zipper slider.
From the front showing the hidden zipper sliders.
Hope you enjoyed the pics. Oops, sorry for the large photos, as I wasn't sure how to downsize them.