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2019 Holiday Schedule

2019 Holiday Schedule

All kinds of useful info, like when we're closed and by when you need to place orders for 12/24 delivery.....

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Aeronaut, Maker's Bag in 525d ballistic

Now available for the first time in 525d ballistic nylon: Aeronaut 30 and Maker’s Bag. Coming soon: Aeronaut 45.

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Synik 22 and Synik 30 in-stock on November 5th

Synik 22 and Synik 30 in-stock on November 5th

Our fulfillment crew has shipped all remaining Synik pre-orders! That means the "Late November" pre-orders shipped in "Late October". And our Seattle factory being this ahead of schedule means that the Synik 22 and Synik 30 will be in-stock for the very first time in early November. We've decided to split the restock of the Synik over two days and at two different times just in case they sell out. It's possible they won't, because we've made a lot, but we wanted to be prepared to offer a chance to order a Synik to more people, especially those who may...

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Road Buddy Duffels Retiring

We're retiring our Road Buddy Duffel 36 and Road Buddy Duffel 60 to make way for new designs. If you've been thinking about a Road Buddy, you may want to order soon, as we won't be making further production runs.

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Q&A with Di

Q&A with Di

Di has been a Sewing/Joining Professional at TOM BIHN for over 10 years. Joining is a skill that requires focus, strength, ability, and talent, and Di is a master at her craft. Last week, we had a company lunch to celebrate her retirement. We are all sad that we won't get to work with Di every day like we have for so long, but we're also glad that she gets to enjoy her retirement! Below: Lisa and Kim's interview with Di about what her next plans are. [caption id="attachment_18006" align="alignnone" width="1200"]Di recently retired after 10 years with our company; here's...

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How To Pack Light For A Family Trip to Hawaii

Zeke -- the person behind the camera of many of our videos -- recently took a trip to Hawaii with his wife and son. Each of them took a Daylight Briefcase and a Daylight Backpack in the spirit of packing light. The first video below shows what and how they packed; the second video is of the trip itself. Our Q&A with Zeke: What do you wish you had packed that you didn’t? I've been ultralight packing for a long time -- over 100 trips by now to all different climates and with stays of all different lengths -- so...

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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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Updates to the Planet page

We've updated our Planet page with additional efforts: we're operationally carbon neutral, members of 1% For The Planet, we offer a vegetarian company lunch, and over 80% of our materials are bluesign® and/or OEKO-TEX® certified.

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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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TOM BIHN Strap Keepers for excess webbing

Strap Keepers

Hey! We've come up with a new design of Strap Keepers and we'd like your help testing them. 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 to wrangle it. We’ve been experimenting with different parts and options for a while now, and what we're calling our Strap Keepers (because you called them that!) is our favorite...

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