June 7, 2022

Summer 2022 Updates and What's Next

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Summer 2022 Updates and What's Next

We're so excited summer is here! It's been a long winter here this year, and we are ready for better weather ahead (fingers crossed). 5am sunrises and 9pm sunsets definitely keep us extra energized during the workday, much needed as we are staying busy at the factory. We wanted to share a brief snapshot of the stuff we've been working. Questions? Thoughts? Leave them in the comments below!

 

Pre-order Updates

To all those that pre-ordered the Paramour, Smart Alec, Road Buddy Duffel 36 & 60, this update is for you: we're happy to report that all three bags have been moving smoothly through the floor, and we will have an updated timeline for shipping very soon. Look out for an email from us!

Did you miss the Paramour pre-order and regret not getting one? Don't worry, we're planning on putting another batch into production this month for a regular restock. Date of the restock is TBD, but we recommend signing up for notification alerts to avoid missing out for the second time!  

As for the Smart Alec and Road Buddies, we might consider doing another run of these in the future, but for now, they remain retired.

 

Bringing Back Zest and Fjord

Despite our efforts to keep this a secret, many of you noticed that we had some Zest and Fjord floating around the factory and on the website! We're excited to re-introduce these colors to our line and offer them in several organizational bags as part of our 6/10 Restock. Maybe, in the future we will also use them for lining in bigger bags? We shall see!

 

Retirement

We will be retiring the Luminary 15 and Le Grand Derriere to make way for new designs. Once the current in stock bags sell out, they will be gone for good.

 

New Stuff

A new fanny pack / waist pack / sling bag is coming. We've tested this bag out in all sorts of environments: walking our dogs, casual day hiking, traveling in places known for pickpockets, running errands around the city, etc....and we love it! We think it's the perfect size for the essentials and a little more. We're excited to share with you guys some more details very soon.

Next up: The tote backpack. It has undergone many, many rounds of design iterations, been resized up and down, and been tested by multiple crew members of varying heights. Now, we finally feel like we have a bag that we're happy with. We're finetuning the details and will share more specific updates on the blog soon!

23 comments

Neal - June 22, 2022

I’ve been shopping around for a decent backpack but not many really jump out at me. Then I came across the Smart Alec and I instantly fell in love with it. The shape, the design, everything. I just can’t fathom why such a great bag isn’t available all year round.

I’ll definitely be keeping my eyes open for the next round but hope it comes sooner rather than later so I don’t end up settling for an inferior substitute elsewhere.
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TOM BIHN replied:
Hey Neal! We hear you! So many great designs, and only so much warehouse space to keep them in—but fortunately, we are able to bring back retired bags every now and again. There should be some extra Smart Alecs from our pre-order run available within the next few weeks too, so definitely keep your eyes peeled!

Nadine - June 22, 2022

Are there more Yeoman Duffles in the future? I thought more were coming after the last batch so I didn’t order any! 😩
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TOM BIHN replied:
Hi Nadine! No plans for a new batch of Yeoman Duffels at this time, but definitely a possibility in the future. There’s always the chance we could have some pop up during a Low Quantity restock (from cancelled orders and the like) as well.

Xavier Williams - June 22, 2022

Thanks for they reply, I have a trip scheduled in August and I’m interested in the Aero45. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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TOM BIHN replied:
Hi Xavier! It’s looking like the updates on the Aeronauts are just about wrapping up, so we’re expecting they’ll be in production soon. There’s a good chance that they will be available by August!

Xavier Williams - June 17, 2022

Thanks for the Summer 2022 update, by any chance is the Aero45 scheduled soon. I have an upcoming trip and I’m trying to get my packing in order.
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TOM BIHN replied:
Hi there! When is your trip? :)

Jennifer - June 13, 2022

I’m super excited about the two new bag designs, especially the fanny pack. Being a petite person, I thought the LPD and LGD would be too bulky on my frame, so a smaller pack sounds perfect. I just want something to hold the essentials when I go for walks in my neighborhood or do quick errands. Can’t wait to hear/see more!
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TOM BIHN replied:
We’re so excited to share more details with you as well!

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