June 7, 2022

Summer 2022 Updates and What's Next

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!



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!


Kcam - June 8, 2022

Thank you for the update!
Any ETA on restocks for the pocket travel pillow and the passport pouch? Would love the latter in zest!
TOM BIHN replied:
Hi there! They are in the works and hoping to have them done in a few weeks!

Charlene Jaszewski - June 7, 2022

If you’re looking for someone to test the tote backpack, i am your target market. :)
TOM BIHN replied:
Thanks Charlene! :) we’re very excited to get customer feedback soon!

James - June 7, 2022

Any idea when the daylight backpack will be available in night walk? Also any plans on making it in zest? Think it’d be wild
TOM BIHN replied:
Hi James! I think we will be targeting mid summer! Using zest as lining in the daylight backpack? We shall see! There‘a demand to see zest in a lot of bags right now.

JEJ - June 7, 2022

Thanks for the update! Is there an ETA for the Aeronauts? Or any word about a new manufacturer for 400d halcyon (my favorite fabric, which I’m so hoping won’t be gone for good)?
TOM BIHN replied:
We should have an update about the Aeronaut in the next newsletter :) As of now, our manufacturer has not found a new mill to make 400d Halcyon.

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