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ProfHacker: TOM BIHN Smart Alec backpack is ideal

ProfHacker: Smart Alec is an Ideal Commuter’s Backpack

"Finally—but perhaps most importantly—the Smart Alec is incredibly comfortable. The straps sit easily on my shoulders, and the (removable) sternum strap helps me keep the bag positioned in just the right place on my back. I removed the waist straps, but they might be useful for some users. In short, I’ve hiked all over with this bag quite full, and I’ve never felt burdened." Read the full review @ ProfHacker. See also: the Smart Alec

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TOM BIHN Packing Cubes in the Smart Alec

Using Packing Cubes in the Smart Alec (photos)

In the Forums, bchaplin asked: "I am considering the Smart Alec backpack for certain trips where I want to travel light, or at least as an excursion bag if I want to leave my main suitcase in the hotel and take a short side trip. (I am NOT an ultralight traveler!) If it is not holding any computer equipment, which packing cubes, and how many, fit well in this bag?" Various forum members added their thoughts to bchaplin's forum thread and we decided to respond in photos. A little background: our Packing Cubes are designed to help you organize and...

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Smart Alec backpack in Black/Black/Wasabi

In stock: Smart Alec, all colors

The Smart Alec is now in stock and ready to ship in all colors: Black/Black/Wasabi, Black/Black/Steel, Black/Black/Iberian, Black/Forest/Ultraviolet, and Black/Cardinal/Steel. The Smart Alec in Black/Black/Wasabi with top zipped open to show a clipped-in Vertical Brain Cell.

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Brian Stowell's updated packing list

Brian Stowell's updated On Tour packing list

"I mentioned in an old thread of mine that I would post an updated packing list. It's amazing how much progess I've made in the last two years. I leave in a few hours for a 17 day trip, traveling all over the East Coast/Mid-Atlantic area of the US, selling merch for a band. I'm planning for very nice spring weather, 60s-70s, maybe some rain. But I work indoors mostly." Read the full thread in the TOM BIHN Forums for more of Brian's packing lists. See also: Brian's previous On Tour packing list.

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Vertical Brain Cell designed and made by TOM BIHN

New photos: Vertical Brain Cell

The Vertical Brain Cell is a hard-sided laptop case designed to clip securely inside of our Brain Bag or Smart Alec backpacks. Inside of the Vertical Brain Cell, your laptop hangs suspended and cradled in a sling of 8mm thick soft foam padding inside a 4mm hard corrugated plastic shell that protects from the front, back, and bottom. Below the padded sling, fixed to the bottom of the corrugated plastic shell, is a 12mm thick strip of memory foam. Available in three sizes for Apple laptops and two sizes for PC laptops. See more new photos of the Vertical Brain...

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Badger's Stealth TOM BIHN Order

Badger: Stealth Order (photos)

Posted by Badger in the TOM BIHN Forums. Read the full thread to see more of Badger's photos read the 15 responses to her post. Inside was the Stealth Order: A Black Smart Alec, a Vertical Freudian Slip, a Black Snake Charmer, a Black Ballistic Small pouch and a Black Ballistic Mini pouch. I was too impatient to take a pic of the haul in its box, but the next day the SA accompanied me on its first mission: Journey to the Center of the Library: Stay tuned for pics from my upcoming 5-day conference in St. Louis! Thanks for...

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Smart Alec Packing List for trip to Mardi Gras

Smart Alec Packing List for 1 Week Trip to Mardi Gras

Posted by dboredom in the TOM BIHN Forums. I recently took a road trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras and packed a weeks worth of stuff in my new Smart Alec. 7 T-shirts 7 pairs of boxers 7 pairs of sox 1 pair of jeans 1 hoodie 1 iPhone charger 1 iPad Olloclip 1 mach 3 razor 1 toothbrush Travel size shampoo Travel size deodorant Travel size toothpaste 1 diatonic harmonica Overall I loved the bag and it worked out really well. It was my first Tom Bihn bag and my first trip with it and I couldn't be...

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Brian Stowell: TOM BIHN Smart Alec packing for tour photo

Brian Stowell: Tom Bihn Smart Alec packing for tour photo

Photo by Brian Stowell. Read more in the TOM BIHN Forums. Smart Alec (Steel Solar) w/ Brain Cell & Snake Charmer - 1 Macbook Pro 13" (kept in Brain Cell) - Canon Rebel XT w/ 17-70mm lens attached (not pictured because it's taking the pictures!) - 2 zip up hoodies (One for wearing, one to wrap around my camera to keep it safe) - 1 external hard drive w/ USB cable & case (for music and photo storage) - 1 power strip - first aid kit (tylenol, advil, bandaids, etc) - sunglasses w/ case - passport (I keep it tucked...

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Watercolor of TOM BIHN Smart Alec by DrawnToDevour

DrawnToDevour: Smart Alec watercolor

Watercolor of the Smart Alec by DrawnToDevour.

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obviousamerica on the TOM BIHN Smart Alec

obviousamerica on the Smart Alec

"Seattle has been the home of one of the finest bag makers since 1972…Tom Bihn designs every bag for the company that bears his name and their staff of outdoor enthusiasts use and abuse the bags every day to ensure the highest of Made in USA quality. TOM BIHN Bags makes more than bags; they make smart products that improve your life. There couldn’t be a more appropriate name for our favorite bag – The Smart Alec." Read the full post at obviousamerica.

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