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Production updates! What we're working on at the factory...

As usual, we've been busy here at the Seattle factory. We're continuing to sew bags and face masks and we're even finding time to sew some new designs. Read on for the full scoop. 

Shadow Guide 33 backpack

Above: Nik after hours in the factory with his Shadow Guide 33. 

Updates on new designs.... 

Our new Shadow Guide 33 backpack debuted on 10/27 — the smaller Shadow Guide 23 is still in the works and is scheduled to debut in early December. Wondering if the Shadow Guide is right for you... or not? There’s a ton of great reviews of the Shadow Guide in the Forums and TOM BIHN Facebook Group.

We’re on track to debut a new 400d Halcyon color in January or February. It’s not a totally new color, though the black UHMWPE grid does make it appear different to the eye (perceptions are fascinating, eh?) It’s less flashy and more classic; earthy as opposed to saturated. 

Coming soon! Very soon, we hope. Tom’s latest edition of the popular Truck and Monster Truck designs is the Truckāsana — a Truck with a grippy spot designed to hold a yoga mat. It’s great for going to the studio, an outdoor class, or even to a different room of the house or the deck for a Zoom class. We’re hoping to finish the Truckāsana in time for the holidays because we want to give them as gifts and figured you might, too.

The Truckasana ~ a yoga tote bag by TOM BIHN

Above: the Truckāsana in Constellation/Solaris. And it's not just for yoga; the video for the Truckāsana shows off how it can also be a great knitting bag.

The Insigne — a new backpack design — is also in the works. There will be a Guide’s Edition and a Design Lab edition to begin with. We expect the Insigne to debut in January-March 2021.

TOM BIHN Insigne Backpack

Above: the Insigne backpack in Guide's Edition, Wilderness. There will be two versions of the Insigne offered -- Guide's Edition and Design Lab edition.

Currently in-production at the Seattle factory.... 

Side Effect in Coyote

Above: the Side Effect in Coyote 200d.

We’re also working on production runs of various existing designs — some in new colors (lots of limited edition 200d Halcyon options!) and some in classic colors. The list of what we're working on right now is below.

Most of the bags listed below will be restocked in December. A few, such as the Syniks, Synapse, and Maker's Bag will be retocked in January. We hope to offer specific estimated restock dates for each design within the next couple of weeks.... stay tuned! 

As always, you can visit the page of the bag you're interested in and sign up to be notified via email when specific colors are restocked or stocked for the first time.

Design Lab Edition Packing Cube Shoulder Bag

Note: the page for the Packing Cube Shoulder Bag will be updated within the next few weeks to show the Design Lab edition bag, which features the Design Lab label, original shoulder strap attachment style, and a new type of zipper. It'll also be available in a potential new fabric: a blue 6,6 ripstop.

New colors!

NW Sky 200 Halcyon 
Solaris 200 Halcyon
Coyote 200 Halcyon 
Sitka 200 Halcyon 
Ultraviolet 200 Halcyon 
Island 200 Halcyon
Acuity 200 Halcyon
Black 210d Ballistic
Coyote 210d Ballistic
Cobalt 6,6 210d Ripstop

Side Effect

New colors!
Acuity 200 Halcyon/Acuity 200 Halcyon
Coyote 200 Halcyon/Coyote 200 Halcyon
Island 200 Halcyon/Island 200 Halcyon
Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Sitka 200 Halcyon/Sitka 200 Halcyon
Solaris 200 Halcyon/Solaris 200 Halcyon
Ultraviolet 200 Halcyon/Ultraviolet 200 Halcyon
Wasabi 200 Halcyon/Wasabi 200 Halcyon

We’re making these already popular color combinations too:
Aubergine 525 Ballistic/NW Sky 200 Halcyon
Black 525 Ballistic/Island 200 Halcyon
Black 525 Ballistic/NW Sky 200 Halcyon
Constellation Blue 525 Ballistic/Solaris 200 Halcyon
Nebulous Grey 525 Ballistic/Island 200 Halcyon
Wilderness Green 525 Ballistic/NW Sky 200 Halcyon
Black 400 Halcyon/NW Sky 200 Halcyon

Small Snake Charmer

Large Snake Charmer

New colors!
Acuity 200 Halcyon

We’re making these already popular color combinations too:
Coyote 200 Halcyon
Island 200 Halcyon
NW Sky 200 Halcyon
Sitka 200 Halcyon
Solaris 200 Halcyon
Ultraviolet 200 Halcyon
Wasabi 200 Halcyon

The Truck

The Monster Truck

Black 525 Ballistic
Constellation Blue 525 Ballistic (Truck only!)
Deep Blue 525 Ballistic
Nebulous Grey 525 Ballistic
Wilderness Green 525 Ballistic
Logic Blue 630 Recycled
Nebulous Grey 630 Recycled
Seapine Green 630 Recycled

Small Travel Tray

Large Travel Tray

Acuity 200 Halcyon
Coyote 200 Halcyon
Island 200 Halcyon
NW Sky 200 Halcyon
Sitka 200 Halcyon
Solaris 200 Halcyon
Ultraviolet 200 Halcyon
Wasabi 200 Halcyon

Handy Little Thing (HLT) Pouch Size 1

Handy Little Thing (HLT) Pouch Size 2

Black 210 Ballistic
Coyote 210 Ballistic
Acuity 200 Halcyon
Coyote 200 Halcyon
Island 200 Halcyon
NW Sky 200 Halcyon
Sitka 200 Halcyon
Solaris 200 Halcyon
Ultraviolet 200 Halcyon
Wasabi 200 Halcyon
Logic Blue 630 Recycled
Nebulous Grey 630 Recycled
Seapine Green 630 Recycled

Original Large Shop Bag

Original Small Shop Bag

New colors!
Acuity 200 Halcyon
Coyote 200 Halcyon
Solaris 200 Halcyon
Sitka 200 Halcyon

We’re making these already popular color combinations too:
Island 200 Halcyon
NW Sky 200 Halcyon

Cubelet

New colors!
Acuity 200 Halcyon
Island 200 Halcyon
NW Sky 200 Halcyon
Sitka 200 Halcyon
Solaris 200 Halcyon
Ultraviolet 200 Halcyon
Wasabi 200 Halcyon

We’re making these already popular color combinations too:
Coyote 210 Ballistic
Dawn 210 Ballistic
Grass 210 Ballistic
Island 210 Ballistic
Viridian 210 Ballistic

Synik 30

Synik 22

New colors!
Black 525 Ballistic/Sitka 200 Halcyon
Nebulous Grey 525 Ballistic/Acuity 200 Halcyon
Ursa 525 Ballistic/Acuity 200 Halcyon

We’re making these already popular color combinations too:
Black 525 Ballistic/Island 200 Halcyon
Black 525 Ballistic/NW Sky 200 Halcyon
Deep Blue 525 Ballistic/Coyote 200 Halcyon
Nebulous Grey 525 Ballistic/Solaris 200 Halcyon
Wilderness Green 525 Ballistic/NW Sky 200 Halcyon
Black 400 Halcyon/Solaris 200 Halcyon
Navy Parapack/Cloud 210 Ballistic

Side Kick

New colors!
Deep Blue 525 Ballistic/Coyote 200 Halcyon
Nebulous Grey 525 Ballistic/Acuity 200 Halcyon
Ursa Brown 525 Ballistic/Acuity 200 Halcyon

We’re making these already popular color combinations too:
Aubergine 525 Ballistic/Island 200 Halcyon
Black 525 Ballistic/Island 200 Halcyon
Black 525 Ballistic/NW Sky 200 Halcyon
Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic/NW Sky 200 Halcyon
Constellation Blue 525 Ballistic/Solaris 200 Halcyon
Wilderness Green 525 Ballistic/NW Sky 200 Halcyon
Original 400 Halcyon/Island 200 Halcyon
Black 400 Halcyon/Island 200 Halcyon

Synapse 25

New colors!
Black 525 Ballistic/Sitka 200 Halcyon
Deep Blue 525 Ballistic/Coyote 200 Halcyon
Nebulous Grey 525 Ballistic/Acuity 200 Halcyon
Nebulous Grey 525 Ballistic/Solaris 200 Halcyon
Ursa 525 Ballistic/Acuity 200 Halcyon

We’re making these already popular color combinations too:
Aubergine 525 Ballistic/NW Sky 200 Halcyon
Black 525 Ballistic/Island 200 Halcyon
Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic/NW Sky 200 Halcyon
Ursa Brown 525 Ballistic/NW Sky 200 Halcyon
Wilderness Green 525 Ballistic/NW Sky 200 Halcyon
Black 400 Halcyon/NW Sky 200 Halcyon
Original 400 Halcyon/Island 200 Halcyon

Pop Tote

Aubergine 525 Ballistic
Black 525 Ballistic
Deep Blue 525 Ballistic
Nebulous Grey 525 Ballistic
Mars Red 525 Ballistic
Wilderness Green 525 Ballistic

Everyday Cubelet

Aubergine 525 Ballistic/NW Sky Aether
Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic/NW Sky Aether
Constellation Blue 525 Ballistic/NW Sky Aether
Coyote 525 Ballistic/NW Sky Aether
Deep Blue 525 Ballistic/NW Sky Aether
Ursa Brown 525 Ballistic/NW Sky Aether
Wilderness Green 525 Ballistic/NW Sky Aether
Acuity 200 Halcyon/NW Sky Aether
Coyote 200 Halcyon/NW Sky Aether
Island 200 Halcyon/NW Sky Aether
NW Sky 200 Halcyon/NW Sky Aether
Solaris 200 Halcyon/NW Sky Aether
Sitka 200 Halcyon/NW Sky Aether
Logic Blue 630 Recycled/NW Sky Aether
Nebulous Grey 630 Recycled/NW Sky Aether
Seapine Green 630 Recycled/NW Sky Aether

The Maker's Bag

New colors!
Black 525 Ballistic/Sitka 200 Halcyon
Nebulous Grey 525 Ballistic/Acuity 200 Halcyon
Ursa Brown 525 Ballistic/Acuity 200 Halcyon

We’re making these already popular color combinations too:
Aubergine 525 Ballistic/Coyote 200 Halcyon
Deep Blue 525 Ballistic/Coyote 200 Halcyon
Nebulous Grey 525 Ballistic/Solaris 200 Halcyon
Black 400 Halcyon/Island 200 Halcyon

Small stuff that's also in the works....

Nik’s Minimalist Wallets

Double Organizer Pouches

Ghost Whale Organizer Pouches

Updates on Masks! V4 is WIRED's #1 Mask

Our new V4 Mask design in 100% Cotton Flannel has been chosen by WIRED as their #1 face mask. We're continuing to work on new mask designs, including a strap that will allow most folks to wear any of our masks behind the head instead of behind the ears (handy if you need to wear your mask all day on the job or if you wear hearing aids!) We’ve also been donating our design skills to help solve some other pandemic-related challenges experienced in healthcare — small efforts, not heroic by any means, though we feel grateful to continue to be able to help in any way we can. And thanks to your purchases of our masks, we’ve donated over 150,000 V1 Masks so far. That’s huge. It could make a real difference. And it’s thanks to you.

We've made a new video with some mask-wearing tips and tricks that we've personally found useful over the past eight months:

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  • Michelle on

    Original shop bag!!

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