The Brian Bag is my first Tom Bihn purchase. I bought it after trying out the MEI Voyageur and MEI Executive Overnighter. I felt that both of those bags were too big, couldn't safely carry multiple laptops, and didn't have enough pockets to accommodate my needs. Thus, I purchased the Brain Bag. Coincidentally, I sold the MEI EO on e-bay, and sent it to the buyer in a Tom Bihn box!
My Brain Bag was broken in on my last flight from Houston to New Delhi, with a layover in Frankfurt. I flew Lufthansa, and was a little nervous due to the stricter limits of European airlines. Needless to say from the pictures below... that didn't keep me from overpacking! That baby weighed 35.6 lbs - over half the weight of one piece of checked baggage - and the Lufthansa crew didn't bat an eye.
I apologize that the last picture is blurry. I didn't realize it until I had put everything away and didn't feel like going through the hassle to re-take the shot.
Okay, now here's all the stuff I managed to fit in it:
Macbook Pro 13" inside of a Brain Cell
Macbook Pro 13"
HP Elite Laptop
2 Portable Hard Drives (inside the pink bag)
Wireless Mouse (inside the Eagle Creek bag)
2 Macbook Pro chargers
1 HP Charger
A bundled mess of other chargers, cables, locks, headphones, etc.
Freudian Slip stuffed with papers
Nikon D5000 w/ 50 mm lens
1 55 - 200 mm lens
1 35 - 55 mm lens
1 grey hoody
There you have it. I'm a happy camper. This bag was an awesome purchase, and I already feel the onset of Tom Bihn fever: I've got my eye on a Synapse!