November 22, 2021

11/29 Debut & Restock Notes

Two people side-by-side carrying Old School Carry-All duffels. On the left is Night Walkn 400d Halcyon, and on the right is Burnt Orange ballistic.

Our next debut and restock will be on Monday, 11/29, at 7:00am Pacific Time. Want to see everything that'll be debuted and restocked in one spot? Visit the 11/29 Debut & Restock page. Have questions? Ask in the comments (you'll be notified via email when we respond!) 

And, after that, our next restock is tentatively scheduled for 12/13. Two things worth noting: we plan to stock more Organic Cotton Trucks on 12/13 and 12/14 is the recommended last day to place UPS Ground orders to the East Coast for delivery by or on 12/24.


The Old-School Carry-All


An Old School Carry-All with its main compartment unzipped, held wide open so you can see what's packed inside!


The Old School Carry-All (OSCA) is a reissue of a TOM BIHN design of the 1990's. It features a generous main compartment that's flanked on either side by 3D zippered pockets, one of which is mesh. Carry it by its comfortable padded handles or add an optional shoulder strap and you're good to go.

Worth noting: we made plenty of OSCAs in an effort to prevent them from selling out too quickly, so we don't think that will happen. If they do sell out, they won't be restocked until sometime in early 2022. 

The Organic Cotton Truck


Person carrying an Organic Cotton Truck in Natural while shopping in a market for flowers.

A special edition of our classic Truck tote. It's made with Organic Cotton that's grown in Texas, woven in small mills in North and South Carolina, and finished in North Carolina. Available in three colors dyed just for us: Natural, Talus grey, and Santa Cruz electric purple/blue.

We made a plentiful batch of Organic Cotton Trucks, and we're already working on a second batch that we expect to stock on 12/13. 


Tray Bien 


Small Tray Bien and Medium Tray Bien on a desk serving as organizers, wrangling the chaos that might otherwise exist!

The Tray Bien was originally designed by Tom to organize and display our various Organizer Pouches and Key Straps at our Seattle Factory Showroom. Folks who stopped by to browse always asked if they could purchase the Tray itself in addition to the Organizer Pouches it held. And now they can! 

Here’s a few of the ways the crew here at TOM BIHN use the Tray Bien: 

Worth noting: as we shared in our More Updates & What's Next post, we don't expect to restock the Tray Bien until sometime in 2022 due to a materials delay.

Tom's Firewood Carrier

Two people in front of a stone circle campfire; Tom's Firewood Carrier is between them holding some logs.

It's now a tradition: during the holiday season, we restock Tom's Firewood Carrier. It's based off a simple design that Tom made back in the 1970's as gifts for family and friends. 

We've made plenty of Tom's Firewood Carriers and don't expect them to sell out. We expect that the next time they'd be restocked is during the 2022 holiday season.

Large Shepherd's Wool Utility Cloth in Glasgow & Home Modern Tartans

Large Shepherd's Utility Cloth used in a gift basket.

Modern and Glasgow Tartans will be available in our Large Shepherd's Wool Utility Cloth! There's so many uses for these cloths. This year we're all about wrapping, bundling, or protecting other gifts in the Shepherd's Wool Cloths: what's better than gift wrap that's actually functional and reusable in countless ways?


Techonaut 30
Techonaut 45 
Techonaut 30 Packing Cubes
Techonaut 45 Packing Cubes

Person packing a Techonaut 30 that's sitting on the bed in a hotel room.

This is the first time that the Techonaut 30 and Techonaut 45  have been restocked. We debuted the Techonaut for pre-order this summer. As you might recall, it's a travel bag that can be carried as a backpack, duffel, or shoulder bag. Features include a dedicated laptop compartment, breathable back panel, and our famous Edgeless shoulder straps.

Packing Cubes designed to fit either the Techonaut 30 or Techonaut 45 have also been restocked. (If you're looking for the Laundry Packing Cubes: those will be stocked end of this month or early next year.)

Synik 30

Person working on a laptop in an airport; their Synik 30 is on their rolling luggage.

The Synik 30 needs no introduction: it's so popular that despite doing our best, we've had trouble keeping it stocked this year. So, here we are, restocking it once again. If you've had your eye on the Synik 30, we would recommend ordering sooner rather than later.

Everyday Cubelet

Person standing in front of the ocean on a stormy day wearing a raincoat and an Everyday Cubelet in Northwest Sky

This photo shows the Everyday Cubelet in Northwest Sky on a very Northwest kind of day. It's a versatile bag that can be used as a minimal shoulder bag or as an organizer inside of your larger bag.

Small Cafe Bag

Person wearing a Small Cafe Bag in Canary; they're wearing a Navy blue coat.

The ever-classic Small Cafe Bag. It's one of those bags folks gift to both themselves and their loved ones.

Medium Cafe Bag

Person carrying a Medium Cafe Bag in Beaver Camo by its handle.

The next size up of our classic Cafe bags.

Small & Large Zip-Top Shop Bags (Cerylon + other fabrics)
Small & Large Original Shop Bags (Cerylon + other fabrics)

Person sitting on a park bench with Cerylon Original Shop Bags in Cobalt and Sangria.

These are hot off the factory floor, completed just in time to be included in the 11/29 Debut & Restock. 

It's like Shop Bags were always meant to be made out of Cerylon: the hand of the fabric offers the perfect amount of softness and structure. 



Lauren - December 10, 2021

Any update on when the Technonaut 30 laundry packing cubes will be released? Got my Technonaut, want those laundry cubes… :)
TOM BIHN replied:
They’ll be restocked late this month! How do you like your Techonaut so far?!

Andrew - December 9, 2021


You mentioned that some of the new Cache sizes (16A in particular for me) would likely be available the week of 11/29. Curious if these new sizes will be available before the holiday shipping deadline?
TOM BIHN replied:
Thanks for checking in about this (and sorry for the delayed Caches!)

Caches (including 16A) will be restocked in next week’s restock which will almost certainly be 12/13 (before the 12/14 cut-off for orders to the east coast via UPS Ground)

Hope this helps.

Dan - December 8, 2021

Yes, I’m looking for the black 525 ballistic/NW Sky Halcyon or Island Halycon. Thank you!
TOM BIHN replied:
Both will be restocked on Monday!

Dan - December 7, 2021

Hello, will the Synik 30 be restocked before Christmas? Is there a restock date for it? Thank you!
TOM BIHN replied:
Hi! Yes: we’re actually prioritizing restocking the Synik 30 colors that sold out fastest on 11/29. And the tentative date for the restock is… 12/13. We’ll be able to confirm that later this week. Is there a particular color you’re looking for?

Gordon - December 7, 2021

The OSCA is like an old school school bag — I had an Adidas just like this! Well, the shape was similar and it was made of plastic, but I loved that damn bag. Lasted up til the canvas army surplus bag craze swept all before it.
Can it take a basketball (or two)?

TOM BIHN replied:
Yes! You’ve got it right: totally old school school bag. Sad to say, though, that it won’t fit a basketball and definitely not two… maybe a larger OSCA would?! Hmm.

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