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The Guide's Pack is back with Edgeless EV50 1/2

The Guide's Pack is back with Edgeless EV50 1/2" Shoulder Straps

After being sold out for the last few months, The Guide's Pack has been restocked today with two updates: Edgeless EV50 1/2" Shoulder Straps in Coyote Conformity is overrated — except, perhaps, when it comes to shoulder straps. The edgelessness of this new strap allows it to more softly conform to your shoulder; we find that this increases comfort. Yet the straps aren’t too soft: the 1/2” thick EVAZOTE® OEKO-TEX® certified foam means the strap is robust enough to carry a heavy load. They're the ideal straps for a large daypack like The Guide's pack. Our new Edgeless EV50 1/2″...

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New: Strap Keepers

New: Strap Keepers

Our Strap Keepers are designed to be the lowest-profile and easiest to use solution out there for bundling and securing excess backpack shoulder strap webbing. They can be used with any brand of backpack that uses 1" webbing; of course, they'll work perfectly with all TOM BIHN packs. It’s one of those to-may-to or to-mah-to kind of things: some folks don’t like the excess webbing from our backpack shoulder straps or waist straps and some of folks don’t even notice it. Those of you who aren’t into the excess webbing have been asking us if we could offer a solution...

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Stand up meeting to discuss Synik Pre-order

2nd Synik Pre-Order Opens 08/15

Above: Lisa, Nik, Mike, Fong, and Ben meeting to discuss the production schedule, materials inventory, and other considerations related to offering a second pre-order for the Synik. Our new Synik 22 and Synik 30 backpacks sold out in less than 12 hours -- that's much sooner than we expected. It made for a very exciting day here at the factory: we've all been working hard on the project of the Synik (see our Credits) and that all of you liked what we were putting out there enough to order it means a lot to us. At the same time, it...

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The Synik 22 Backpack

The new Synik backpack (pre-order opens 08/13)

The Synik — available two sizes: 22 liters or 30 liters — is a variation of the original Synapse 19 / 25 and it was designed by Nik in collaboration with Tom. It includes many of the features some of you have been asking for; we added some additional features as well. Pre-order opens 08/13 and closes 08/20; sign up on either the Synik 22 or Synik 30 pages to be notified the moment the bags are available for pre-order. One of our goals is to give you as much information as possible about our bags so that you can...

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Coming Soon: The Synik 22 and Synik 30 Backpacks

Coming Soon: The Synik 22 and Synik 30 Backpacks

An earlier version of the Synik. Photo taken in April 2019. Over the past week or so, the updated pack design Nik has been working on for the past year has been (somewhat) revealed. It's named the Synik (here's why). The Synik is a version of our Synapse 19 / 25 backpacks that includes many of the features some of you have been asking for; we added some additional features as well, which include: Full clamshell AKA panel zipper opening Removable internal tie-down straps Two-point access suspended laptop compartment Our new Edgeless EV50 1/2” shoulder straps Fully integrated yet removable...

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New! Super Mini Ghost Whale, Nik's Wallet #5, and new bags in 210d ballistic

New! Super Mini Ghost Whale, Nik's Wallet #5, and new bags in 210d ballistic

Packing Cube Backpack + Spiff Kit + Travel Stuff Sack + #5 Minimalist Wallet in 210d ballistic. We've got a few new-ish items available for order today. Have questions or feedback? Post here in our Forums or emailus@tombihn.com Super Mini Ghost Whale Organizer Pouch We die-cut the fabric to make our various organizer pouches using a die press and that means we order a specific size of die for every organizer pouch. When we ordered the die for our Mini Ghost Whale Pouch, our die maker goofed and sent us a die that was smaller than the Mini -- lucky...

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Seven Star Women's Kung Fu teaches the TOM BIHN Crew self defense

Top Three Things We Learned In Self Defense Class

We asked the instructors at Seven Star Women’s Kung Fu to come to the factory to teach us a two hour class on self defense basics. Our instructors — Michelle, Julie, Ellen, Martha, Susan — were awesome and made time to ask us what we wanted to learn about or situations in which we might feel less than safe. Here are our top three takeaways. Obviously, none of this is a substitute for taking your own self defense class. We aren’t experts (though we’d love to keep taking more classes!) This is just what stood out to us. And we...

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Restock: Luminary 12 + 15, Pop Tote, Ghost Whales, 3D Cubes, Maker's Bag and more...

We've been busy! Here's what's been restocked in the last two weeks... Backpacks Luminary 12 Luminary 15 Synapse 19 Pouches / Other Stuff Ghost Whale Organizer Pouches 3D Clear Organizer Cube Passport Pouch Second Aid Pouch Clear Quarter Packing Cube Synapse Internal Frames Cross-Body/Shoulder Bags, Totes and Duffels Pop Tote Maker's Bag Medium Cafe Bag Large Zip-Top Shop Bag Small Zip-Top Shop Bag Mini Yeoman Duffel

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Introducing The Most Minimalist Minimal Wallet Ever Made

Introducing The Most Minimalist Minimal Wallet Ever Made

This is the kind of freedom you'll feel with the Most Minimalist Minimal Wallet ever made. Nik’s original Minimalist Wallets debuted in late 2018. Though many appreciated the original wallets, some asked for an even more minimal design. Nik went back to the drawing board -- and to the shopping mall -- and designed what we proudly claim is the most minimal minimalist wallet ever made. The design of Nik’s original Minimalist Wallets was inspired by origami. His inspiration for the Most Minimalist Minimal Wallet was sourced from a different wellspring: the purely decorative pockets on women’s slacks, which provide...

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New: Ghost Whale Organizer Pouch

New: Ghost Whale Organizer Pouch

The Ghost Whale Organizer Pouch is one of the new versions of pouch we came up with after asking you guys how you use our Organizer Pouches/what you carry in them/what you like/what you don’t like. What we came up with is an organizer pouch that features a gentle curved L-shaped opening with a #3 YKK Coil zipper. This allows you to zip the pouch open / access contents on just the narrowest side or zip it fully open, almost clamshell style (but not fully clamshell, lest your stuff tumble out of the pouch.) Like most of our Organizer Pouches,...

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