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Tom Bihn made down jackets when he was 16

Tom has a down jacket (not a skeleton) in his closet

An order came in today with this comment: "I found your website through Google, but I knew Tom Bihn as he went to school with my kids and made down jackets and a comforter for us." We told Tom about Mary's comment (he was out working in the factory) and he included the note in the photo above in her order. Tom was 16 when he made the down jackets and comforter for Mary's family.

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Tom Bihn (with Riley) works late on a new bag design

Popwuping: Tom Bihn on design (2009)

"The design process is always evolving and varies from one bag to the next. The constant operating principal behind the process is this: I don't want to make something that is already out there. It has to be unique - work better, look better, last longer, fills a niche that no one else has filled. I keep in mind that, because our products last (almost) forever, I have a responsibility to make them be very useful and as handsome as possible as well: I personally don't like being around things that are not please to the hand and eye, especially...

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The Aeronaut Maximum Carry-On Travel Bag

Tom's Favorite Gift to Give

People often ask me at this time of year which bag I most often give as a gift. My answer? The Aeronaut. Pretty much everyone I know travels at some point. They fly to Europe, Hawaii, take road trips to the Southwest, get a sitter and escape for a weekend to the coast, take their first real vacation in five years, visit family on the East Coast, or go on that round-the-world trip they've always dreamed of. The Aeronaut is as close I get to being able to come along with them. As a musician and member of The Ecclestons,...

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