January 31, 2021

Our biggest pre-order ever

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A person walking a bike while wearing a Taiga Paragon backpack.

Person walking down the street wearing a Design Lab Edition Paragon in Taiga 400d.

The Design Lab Edition Paragon in Taiga 400d Halcyon.

Our February pre-order opens on Wednesday, February 3rd, at 7:00am PT — you’ll be able to pre-order thirteen different bag designs, some offered in totally new colors. Our estimated shipping date is late April, though the majority of orders will ship much sooner than that.

View all of the bags available for pre-order in our February pre-order collection.

Bags you’ll be able to pre-order include: Guide’s Edition Paragon and Design Lab Paragon, Synik 30, Shadow Guide 23, Design Lab Edition Packing Cube Shoulder BagSide Effect, Side Kick, Handy Little Thing (HLT) sizes 1 and 2, Everyday Cubelet, Cubelet, Pick-Up Truck, Monster Truck

Wondering how pre-orders work? You order it, we make it! And you're welcome to make changes to or even cancel your pre-order up until three days before it ships.

You're welcome to order in-stock face masks and bags along with your pre-order. Our default is to hold those items and ship them with your pre-order once it's ready. If you'd like the in-stock items to ship sooner, either place a separate order for those or, once the order is placed, log in to your TOM BIHN account to choose to have in-stock items shipped right away.

Learn more in our Pre-Orders: Frequently Asked Questions blog post.

What’s most likely to sell out

Side Effect in Coyote 200d Halcyon.

The Side Effect in Coyote 200d Halcyon.

Our December release sold out in about 15 minutes — since then, we’ve been working on various strategies in an effort to keep the ordering window open longer. The fact that our February release is a pre-order will help — you get to order your first color choice and we get to build to order. If there is a bag that “sells out” too quick, and if we have the fabric to make it, we’ll offer a second pre-order with a farther-out ship date.

The exception to that are any bags offered in our limited edition Halcyon colors — Acuity, Solaris, Sitka, and possibly Taiga and Tidal — and Cerylon fabric. When bags in those colors those sell out, we’ll be out of the fabric and won’t be able to make more.

We’ve reserved most of the limited edition Acuity, Sitka, and Solaris so that we can make additional production runs of the Side Effect and Packing Cube Shoulder Bag; when those sell out, they’re sold out.


Jason McFadden - March 23, 2021

I missed this pre-order, but that’s my fault. This post, and the newsletter, are quite helpful with lots of info. Thanks for being transparent about the process and working hard to meet demand! Your efforts are appreciated.

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