Tom Bihn Anticipation Syndrome
Well, I got it again: Tom Bihn Anticipation Syndrome. I have an order en route and due to arrive the 10th, but I am checking the UPS site daily just in case for some reason it arrives here early. Maybe they have to rush the package next to mine and I will get it sooner, ya know? ;)
It's like that Christmas Eve anticipation feeling of my childhood every time I have an order coming from Tom Bihn. :D
Thanks Casey, my order came fine! :)
My order arrived in good shape and I am very happy. I have already started using the Medium Cafe Bag (Linen/Olive) and it is great! I really like the color. I have added the new strap wrap to both my Medium Cafe Bags and I am very happy. The Strap Wrap is excellent. The Ultrasuede of it is very luxurious. I really like it. I got one set of findings (no charge!) to convert one of my existing Absolute Straps and the bag it was on (Imago) so I now have a removable Absolute Strap on my Imago. I want to talk about that a little bit. By adding the hardware/findings to enable the bag to have a detachable strap, it also added length to how low the bag can be carried. It hangs even better now. I really like the overall effect. Fantastic!
The new absolute trap is tremendous! I have two of the previous absolute straps and there is a real difference. Wider is better, as it spreads out the load more. I now use the new Absolute Strap on the heaviest bag I am carrying, and the older Absolute Strap on lighter loads. I am real happy with the new strap.
All of the items in my order are so nice. I still need one set of findings to convert one more bag/strap combo (my Large Cafe Bag in Cocoa/Wasabi) and I am really looking forward to how that will have the bag hang for me when it is done. I will ask for the findings/hardware in my March order. :)
As usual, I am very happy with my order from, and dealings with, Tom Bihn. I would like to particularly thank Casey the shipping guru for his efforts on my behalf. I am sure he is very busy, particularly at this time of year, and he handled several additions to my order (I was on pre-order for the Strap Wrap), and it all worked out well. Thank you Casey! :)
The Kit is really nice. I now have Indigo in my collection! I also have the Steel Cordura on a medium clear pouch too. These two new colors to my collection are great. Not just in their own right, but I can use them as swatches when i consider future bag purchases. One of the things I really like at Tom Bihn is that you get such a variety of pouch colors. It works out great. They are all defacto swatches too. Better than a swatch, they are a useful item in and of themselves.
I have finals this week, but I plan to post some pictures by the end of the month, after finals and after I have recouped! Merry Christmas, y'all! :D