January 20, 2022

March 28th Price Increase

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TOM BIHN AERONAUT

By now, you’ve probably read something in the news about record high inflation, or you have noticed that the prices on everyday items have gradually ticked up.

At TOM BIHN, we have not been immune to these changes. We have seen substantial increases in our raw material and transportation costs since the beginning of the pandemic. As a result, we will be implementing price increases accordingly so that we can continue to run our business at the highest standards.

As some of you may know, our entire crew of 60 — design, manufacturing, shipping, customer service, IT — is entirely based in Seattle. We source what we believe are the highest quality materials from global suppliers, put thought into our designs without compromise, and continue to push forward with environmental and social initiatives as a Certified B Corp

Due to various costs increasing over the last couple years since we last adjusted our prices, we have to implement a ~5% increase on most items. We understand this is a difficult time with high inflation everywhere and will delay the price increase until March 28, 2022 so that you may buy what you want at the current price. A list of the increases by bag is below. 

**Important notes** 

We wanted to make sure to offer the Yeoman Duffel for pre-order prior to the price increase. The Yeoman (along with the Le Petit Derrière) will be available for pre-order on 1/25. 

Same goes for the Swift, Little Swift, and the various accessories that pair nicely with those two bags. While the exact date of the pre-order is yet to be determined, we will be offering those bags at their current prices for pre-order prior to the increase. 

We delayed implementation of the increase in order to restock as many bags as many times as we reasonably could at their current prices. Here's a quick list of bags that will likely be restocked once again before the end of March: Synik 22 & 30, Techonaut 30 & 45, and Synapse 19Synapse 25.

The following price increases do not take into account any potential design updates. We listen to customer feedback and make changes as we deem necessary (i.e. upgrading to Edgeless Shoulder Straps for bags that could carry heavier loads or increasing the size of pockets to accommodate bigger iPhones). Future versions of existing designs may be subject to additional price changes. 


Backpacks

  Current Price Updated Price
Brain Bag $210 $225
Daylight Backpack $85 $90
Guide's Edition Paragon $170 $180
Paradigm $140 $150
Paragon $160 $170
Shadow Guide 23 $270 $285
Shadow Guide 33 $280 $295
Synapse 19 $210 $225
Synapse 25 $220 $235
Synik 22 $290 $310
Synik 30 $300 $320
The Luminary 15 $140 $150
Zeitgeist $110 $120

 

Travel Bags

  Current Price Updated Price
Aeronaut 30 $290 $310
Aeronaut 30 Packing Cube Backpack $55 $58
Aeronaut 45 $300 $320
Cadet $170 $180
Co-Pilot $145 $155
Deluxe Spiff Kit $55 $58
Passport Pouch $22 $23
Pilot $165 $175
Pocket Travel Pillow $15 $16
Size 1 Handy Little Thing (HLT) $65 $70
Size 2 Handy Little Thing (HLT) $70 $75
Standard Spiff Kit $45 $48
Technonaut / Aeronaut 30 Packing Cubes $20 $21
Technonaut / Aeronaut 45 Packing Cubes $20 $21
Techonaut 30 $360 $380
Techonaut 45 $370 $390
Travel Laundry Sack $40 $43
Travel Stuff Sack $17 $18
Tri-Star $340 $360
Tri-Star Packing Cubes $20 $21
Western Flyer $250 $265
Western Flyer Packing Cubes $20 $21

 

Totes

  Current Price Updated Price
Little Swift $80 $85
Monster Truck $65 $70
Old School Carry All $170 $180
Original Large Shop Bag $50 $53
Original Small Shop Bag $35 $38
Pop Tote $100 $105
Swift $95 $100
The Large Zip Top Shop Bag $65 $70
The Organic Cotton Truck $70 $75
The Small Zip Top Shop Bag $50 $53
The Truck $60 $63
Truckasana $85 $90
Yeoman Duffel (Mini) $70 $75
Yeoman Duffel (Small) $100 $105
Yeoman Duffel (Medium) $110 $120
Yeoman Duffel (Large) $140 $150

 

Crossbody & Should Bags

  Current Price Updated Price
Daylight Briefcase $85 $90
Everyday Cubelet $45 $48
Icon $75 $80
Large Café Bag $80 $85
Le Grande Derriere $130 $140
Le Petite Derriere $120 $130
Medium Café Bag $75 $80
Packing Cube Shoulder Bag $38 $40
Side Effect $60 $63
Side Kick $70 $75
Small Café Bag $70 $75
The Maker's Bag $140 $150

 

Organization

Current Price Updated Price
Clear 3D Organizer Cube $32 $34
Clear Organizer Pouch $10 $11
Clear Organizer Wallet $17 $18
Color Zipper Ghost Whale Organizer Pouch $11 $12
Coyote Organizer Pouch $8 $9
Cubelet $20 $21
Double Organizer Pouch $15 $16
First / Second Aid Pouch $38 $40
Freudian Slip - Brain Bag $50 $53
Freudian Slip - Medium Café $45 $48
Freudian Slip - Small Café $40 $43
Freudian Slip - Synik 22 $50 $53
Ghost Whale Organizer Pouch $11 $12
Halcyon Organizer Pouch $12 $13
Large Snake Charmer $30 $32
Large Travel Tray $25 $26
Mesh Organizer Pouch $11 $12
Nik's Minimalist Wallet #1 $24 $26
Nik's Minimalist Wallet #2 $26 $28
Nik's Minimalist Wallet #3 $30 $32
Nik's Minimalist Wallet #4 $32 $34
Nik's Minimalist Wallet #5 $30 $32
Padded Hip Belt Pocket $26 $28
Padded Organizer Pouch $9 $10
Pocket Pouch $10 $11
Q-Kit $15 $16
Small Snake Charmer $28 $30
Small Travel Tray $22 $23

 

Accessories

  Current Price Updated Price
1" Padded Hip Belt $30 $32
Absolute Shoulder Strap $30 $32
Aeronaut 30 or 45 Internal Frame $30 $32
Brain Bag Padded Hip Belt $30 $32
Cache $40 $43
Knitting Tool Pouches $14 $15
Large Shepherd's Wool Utility Cloth $90 $95
Original Shepherd's Wool Utility Cloth $28 $30
Simple Shoulder Strap $18 $19
Standard Shoulder Strap $15 $16
Synapse 19 or 25 Internal Frame $25 $26
Techonaut Internal Frame $36 $38
Tool / Pen Wrap $25 $26
Ultrasuede Shoulder Strap Wrap $12 $13
Yarn Stuff Sack $15 $16

 

Other Accessories (No Price Changes)

  Price
1" Shoulder Strap $6
5/8 Shoulder Strap $3
Cord Zipper Pulls $5
Gatekeeper Waist Strap $10
Gearaid Revivex Odor Eliminator $6.50
Handle Loop $3
Ice Axe Strap $5
Key Straps $5
Lash Straps (Pair) $10
Messenger Stabilizers $4
Parts $1
Side Kick Shoulder Strap $6
Simple Rolling Luggage Lash Strap $10
Strap Keepers $5
Swivel Double Carabiner $1
Utility Strap $2
Wheelchair or Stroller Straps $8
Whistle Sternum Strap Half $5

 

6 comments

Nathan - April 1, 2022

Any news on when you’ll be restocking Le Grande Derriere? Specifically, in deep blue?
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TOM BIHN replied:
No plans at this moment to do another restock!

Michael Trezza - March 28, 2022

Any idea when the Aeronaut line will be restocked and what color options will be available?
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TOM BIHN replied:
Targeting May and we will have 10ish colors!

James O'Donnell - March 27, 2022

Wish more colors had been included in the pre-March 28th Synik 22 restock, if there was a restock. Do I wait for more colors to appear and miss the window? Or take what’s left before the price hike?
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TOM BIHN replied:
Hi there! Our next batch of syniks is stuck in production because we’re
waiting for a critical material, so we couldn’t restock before before
tomorrow!

Aaron - March 26, 2022

Prices are rising everywhere. It seems like every time I buy goods or services the price has gone up.

I’m surprised at how small your price increases are. Inflation is just getting started. Buy now!

John M - January 20, 2022

The Cache is listed in this post as $40 going up to $43. On the website, however, it’s $45
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TOM BIHN replied:
Hi John! The cache ranges in pricing, from $40-$45 currently depending on sizing. Though we should have paid more attention and listed out the different prices separately. The ones priced at $45 will go up to $48. Hope that clears things up.

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