If you already have one of our bags, you probably know about (and perhaps love) our O-rings.
If you're new to our bags, you may be wondering — what's all this about O-rings? They are just as they sound: small, round, plastic rings sewn inside many of the compartments and pockets of our bags.
Cool things you can do with O-rings:
Any of our Organizer Pouches can be clipped to O-rings to add further organization.
Clip an extra Key Strap or Utility Strap to an O-ring to keep track of an extra set of keys, your work/school ID, pocket watch, or Swiss Army knife.
The Guardian Dual Function Light, a dual-function safety light, can also be clipped to an O-ring and used to illuminate the interior of your bag.
Clip a 3D Clear Organizer Cube to an O-ring via a Key Strap, and you have a TSA 3-1-1 liquids bag on a tether — ensuring you won't lose the Cube when going through the airport security line.
Ode To the O-Ring Organizational System from TOM BIHN on Vimeo.
Christina - November 19, 2019
Not helpful. Is there a guide to all the o-rings on each bag, and what they were designed to enable?
TB Crew - November 19, 2019
@Christina There’s a count of how many o-rings each large bag has in the Specs section on product pages! We don’t recommend specific accessories for specific O-rings because there’s so many different Key Straps and Organizer Pouches options that could work with each O-ring: customizing the use of each O-ring depending on what one carries is part of the fun :) We are, however, working on a video all about O-rings that demonstrates how various folks use them. Inspiration for that video came from this thread on our Forums, and you might also find some inspiration for O-ring organization there: https://forums.tombihn.com/general-bag-discussion/11827-want-help-us-our-next-video-itll-why-we-love-o-rings.html
Hope this helps a little bit!
TB Crew - November 19, 2019
@Thomas Witherspoon Ha! Hooked on O-rings — how did we not think of that before?!
Tom and Nik are in the process of reviewing existing Organizer Pouch and Key Strap offerings — and designing new ones. Anything in particular you’d like to see, Thomas?
Thomas Witherspoon - November 19, 2019
There should be a warning on your product pages about how addictive O Rings can become! :)
Seriously, they’ve had such a positive impact on how I pack my EDC and travel bags that when I use a bag other than a Tom Bihn, I get frustrated that there are no O Rings.
In my EDC pack (either a Stowaway or Pilot) I have my first aid kit, my WiFi hotspot, my flashlight, a set of keys, a mini toiletries kit (toothbrush, floss, toothpaste in a clear TB pouch), and a 3D organizer pouch all attached to O Rings. When I move from one bag to another, or into my Tri Star, Synapse 25 or Daylight, it’s a snap to move them and I don’t worry about forgetting items that I’ve pulled from the pack.
Anyway, I’m “hooked” on O Rings. (Yeah, that was a predictable pun.)