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    Freudian Slip - web-site question/suggestion

    It would be helpful if the web pages on the Tom Bihn site added an item to each product's specifications sidebar: whether a given bag is compatible with a Freudian Slip, and if so, which one.

    It looks like none of the Cafe bags could hold a Freudian Slip, but I'm not sure if that's true of the Ristretto Messenger or the Imago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MtnMan View Post
    It would be helpful if the web pages on the Tom Bihn site added an item to each product's specifications sidebar: whether a given bag is compatible with a Freudian Slip, and if so, which one.

    It looks like none of the Cafe bags could hold a Freudian Slip, but I'm not sure if that's true of the Ristretto Messenger or the Imago.
    hi mtnman,

    the product descriptions for the freudian slips indicate which bags they fit inside.

    from the product description for the horizontal freudian slip:

    "The horizontal format of the Horizontal Freudian Slip allows it to fit inside our Checkpoint Flyer, Zephyr or Empire Builder briefcases, Western Flyer and Tri-Star travel bags, or ID, Ego, or Super Ego messenger bags. It'll also probably fit inside your current messenger bag or briefcase (the external dimensions of the Horizontal Freudian Slip are 14.8" x 11.8" .50")."

    from the product description for the vertical freudian slip:

    "The Freudian Slip is made to fit inside either the Brain Bag, the Smart Alec, or your current daypack."

    i believe each of those products also mention in their description that the freudian slip will fit inside.

    i believe that both the imago and the ristretto will not hold the freudian slip products.

    i hope this helps. let us know if you have other questions.

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    Does the Freudian Slip only come in one color?

    Does anyone carry a bag with more than one Freudian Slip inside? If so, how do you tell them apart?
    Last edited by MtnMan; 08-04-2009 at 09:05 PM. Reason: typo correction

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    I keep a horizontal FS in my cork Swift and it works beautifully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MtnMan View Post
    Does the Freudian Slip only come in one color?
    yes, the freudian slips only come in one color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foggy Morn View Post
    I keep a horizontal FS in my cork Swift and it works beautifully.
    Tom may design a Swift-specific Horizontal Freudian Slip later this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darcy View Post
    Tom may design a Swift-specific Horizontal Freudian Slip later this year.
    That would be amazing!

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    It would also be interesting to see if a custom FS could be made for some of Bihn's smaller shoulder bags, like the Large Cafe or the Imago or Ristretto. I'm guessing these bags would be too small for a regular FS, but if a Mini Slip could be developed for these bags (and maybe for the Ruck's Sac as well) that would open new possibilities for Bihn's smaller messenger bags.

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    Something like the vertical Freudian slip for the large Cafe Bag would be awesome! I've been carrying a standard 2-pocket folder (full of work for my Summer classes) in mine and it fits okay, but I'd appreciate the organization and easy access a Freudian slip would provide. I can imagine it might be difficult to shrink it down and still keep it functionally useful, though.

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    I put in my vote for a Swift-specific Freudian slip

    I have both a 1st-generation Ristretto, and as of two weeks ago, a beautiful new Indigo Swift. I am using the Swift not for knitting, but to carry the tools of my writing craft: pens, notebooks, Moleskines, Post-It notes, index cards, books I am reading, and even my 13-inch Macbook Unibody, in its size 6x Brain Cell. I was delighted to discover that the Brain Cell fits in there horizontally, with plenty of room for all my other things. The Swift is like Mary Poppins' carpetbag: it seems to be able to swallow an infinite amount of stuff. (And I haven't even mentioned the iPod Touch in a Cork Organizer Pouch, a Clear Organizer Wallet, my cell phone, and even more.) I love the Swift, and given the way I use it, I would be happy if Tom did indeed design a Swift-specific Freudian slip. That's great news, Darcy.
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    ncb4,

    If you already have a horizontal FS, then give it a try in the Swift. The only 'issue' (that I've noticed) is that the top corners stick above the slanted sides a bit (~1"). I put issue in shudder quotes because for me, it's not an issue at all, but I can see where others might want to maintain a smooth profile.

    I've been carrying my Swift with both the FS and my MBA in a Brain Cell for a while now and it works well. If I carry my Neo (in its neoprene case) instead of the MBA then I can fasten the Swift, but if I take the MBA in the BC, then I can't. It would take about a five-minute break for me to whip up a button / ribbon extension for fastening, but I haven't taken the time to do it.

    There's a Purskeket in my Swift, too, but I'm thinking of taking it out since the FS fills whatever needs I have of carrying pens, pencils, notebooks, etc., and the Purskeket keeps getting in the way of the BC.

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    Thumbs up Mini Slip

    Quote Originally Posted by MtnMan View Post
    It would also be interesting to see if a custom FS could be made for some of Bihn's smaller shoulder bags, like the Large Cafe or the Imago or Ristretto. I'm guessing these bags would be too small for a regular FS, but if a Mini Slip could be developed for these bags (and maybe for the Ruck's Sac as well) that would open new possibilities for Bihn's smaller messenger bags.
    What a neat name for the idea: "Mini Slip." I would really like something like that. An accessory that would allow me to store some papers, even folded in half papers would be fine (I do that now with medium clear pouches), and some addition pockets to tuck stuff in. The Purseket is an interesting idea as well, but the patterns do not appeal to me, as does the death of solid colors. Something that has a couple/three front tuck pockets, 2 pen holders, and 2 zip pockets up high with slots on the back so I can store some papers (even sideways and folded), well... I'll take 3.
    Bags: Super Ego (Black/indigo w/cork seatbelt); Aeronaut (Crimson/Steel); 2 Medium Cafe Bags (Navy/Cayenne, Linen/Olive), w/an Ultrasuede Shoulder Strap Wrap; Large Cafe Bag (Cocoa/Wasabi) w/Absolute Strap; Imago (sadly lost to hazmat); a Brain Cell w/ another Strap Wrap; and a Shop Bag (Steel). Accessories: Bunches and bunches.
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    Doh! I realized the above post had several errors (the fruit of sleep deprivation no doubt,) but the edit feature is no longer available for that post. So I have cleaned it up below.

    Quote Originally Posted by ex machina View Post
    What a neat name for the idea: "Mini Slip." I would really like something like that. An accessory that would allow me to store some papers, even folded in half papers would be fine (I do that now with medium clear pouches), and some additional pockets to tuck stuff in. The Purseket is an interesting idea as well, but the patterns do not appeal to me, no does the dearth of solid colors. Something that has a couple/three front tuck pockets, 2 pen holders, and 2 zip pockets up high with slots on the back so I can store some papers (even sideways and folded), well... I'll take 3.
    Bags: Super Ego (Black/indigo w/cork seatbelt); Aeronaut (Crimson/Steel); 2 Medium Cafe Bags (Navy/Cayenne, Linen/Olive), w/an Ultrasuede Shoulder Strap Wrap; Large Cafe Bag (Cocoa/Wasabi) w/Absolute Strap; Imago (sadly lost to hazmat); a Brain Cell w/ another Strap Wrap; and a Shop Bag (Steel). Accessories: Bunches and bunches.
    Wanted: Zephyr or Empire Builder.
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    A Large Cafe Bag/Ristretto Freudian Slip would indeed be nice, it would be even nicer if the pockets were deep enough to carry letter size paper vertically.

    I use Large Clear Pouches in different colors to keep a letter size writing pad and assorted loose paper by subject which I used when I only carry my Large Cafe Bag.

    The Pouches stay flat because of the writing pad backing, are very strong
    and a classier way to carry document than plastic folders.



    I have an older Freudian Slip for my Brain Bags, I love it but the horizontal layout of the pockets even if they work don't seem to give me optimal space.

    Recently I also had to deal with legal size documents and I had to resort to buying a Tyvek envelope to keep them together and moved around with my Brain Bag.

    The Brain Bag Freudian Slip is tall enough (I think) to hold legal documents.


    Edited to say the Mini Freudian Slip would be better renamed the Small Vertical Freudian Slip and fit into the Small Cafe Bag.

    Of course Medium Cafe Bag owner would not be forgotten with the Medium Vertical Freudian Slip.


    And the proponent of the Mini Cafe Bag could get their Mini Freudian Slip.


    Being a bag, hem... enthusiast, I tested various purse organizers uhhh, all my life.

    Nothing works as well as Tom Bihn accessories and the Freudian Slip is tops for its business like but not stuffy looks
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    Quote Originally Posted by backpack View Post
    A Large Cafe Bag/Ristretto Freudian Slip would indeed be nice, it would be even nicer if the pockets were deep enough to carry letter size paper vertically.
    Great point, backpack. A full size vertical paper carrier could be done in the Large Cafe Bag. I use the medium clear pouches as filing folders in my Medium Cafe Bag. I fold the letter sized pages in half, and carry the pouch longways, top to bottom in the bag. Makes it real easy to pull them out and return them as long as the clear window is touching fabric and not another clear window or non cloth object.

    Perhaps a system of slips sized to each bag would maximize the usefulness of each, thus expanding the potential applications of each bag resulting in increasing market shares.

    Now if only Tom would develop a nanobot fabric that changed color and texture depending on one's location; perhaps a leather satchel for office days, and psychedelic hemp for clubbing. :P
    Bags: Super Ego (Black/indigo w/cork seatbelt); Aeronaut (Crimson/Steel); 2 Medium Cafe Bags (Navy/Cayenne, Linen/Olive), w/an Ultrasuede Shoulder Strap Wrap; Large Cafe Bag (Cocoa/Wasabi) w/Absolute Strap; Imago (sadly lost to hazmat); a Brain Cell w/ another Strap Wrap; and a Shop Bag (Steel). Accessories: Bunches and bunches.
    Wanted: Zephyr or Empire Builder.
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