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Pre-Order the Large Cafe Bag (Ships By Late July)

Regular price $80.00
  • Orange-152 1000 Cordura/Coyote 210 Ballistic
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  • Mayura 1000 Cordura/Cloud 210 Ballistic
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  • Red Blend 1000 Cordura/Dawn 210 Ballistic
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Materials:

Material options:
1000 denier Cordura nylon exterior/bluesign® certified 210d High-Tenacity 2x2 Ballistic nylon lining
bluesign® certified 525d High-Tenacity 2x2 Ballistic nylon exterior/bluesign® certified 210d High-Tenacity 2x2 Ballistic nylon lining
Tough Duraflex®, Nexus, and Woojin buckles and related components
#8 YKK coil zipper on pocket
Nylon webbing shoulder strap and handle


Construction:

Sewn in USA with globally sourced materials
100% finished seams


Specs:

Dimensions: 13.3" x 12.9" x 3.3" / 340 x 330 x 85 mm
Weight:
1000d Cordura Nylon, with standard strap: 1 lb, 4.7 oz / 585 grams
525 HT Ballistic Nylon, with standard strap: 1 lb, 5.1 oz / 595 grams
Volume: 675 cubic inches / 11 liters (ASTM Standard Measure)
1.5" / 38 mm shoulder strap extends to 54" / 1.3 m
Removable 1" / 25 mm waist strap included
Total O-rings: 4 (3 in the main compartment; 1 in the front zippered pocket)
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If your everyday carry includes lunch, a water bottle, or 12" laptop or large tablet, this is the size of Cafe Bag for you.

The Large Café Bag can be worn cross-body or over the shoulder and is designed to help you carry and organize your everyday gear.

Special 5/6 pre-order note! We previously retired the Large Cafe Bag to make room in our production schedule for other designs. Due to popular demand, we're offering the Large Cafe Bag one final time before it's retired for good. That's all to say: if you'd like to order an LCB, now is the time. We're also offering the optional Large Cafe Bag Freudian Slip organizational insert for order as well.

The main, open-top compartment and front, zippered pocket of the Large Café Bag are covered by an asymmetrical flap that closes with the distinctive offset Duraflex® Warrior buckle. The zippered pocket, which has one O-ring, spans the width of the bag. It's ideal for securing your wallet, ereader, power supply, and other small items. It closes with a #8 YKK zipper. The back of the bag has a slanted, open-top pocket ideal for storing papers, files, a magazine, or a newspaper.

Inside the main compartment of the Large Café Bag, five organizer pockets allow you to keep small items like pens, wallets, and smartphones in order. The main compartment has three O-rings, one with an included 8" Key Strap attached to it.

The Large Café Bag rides on your shoulder with our Standard Shoulder Strap, a 1-1/2" strap made of high quality nylon webbing and a low-profile shoulder pad with a grippy underside. On the back/top of the Large Café Bag is a webbing grab handle. Included with the Large Café Bag is a removable waist strap so you can wear the Large Café Bag bike-messenger style.

Think the Large Café Bag is too big? You're in luck! The Café Bag is also available in sizes Small and Medium. And if you're wondering which size is "the one", here's our guide to choosing the right size of Cafe bag.

Choosing an Exterior Fabric

You like choices and we like to give you choices! That's why this bag is typically available* in three different exterior fabrics. Our Materials Glossary explains each fabric in great detail, but here are some quick facts that may help you decide which to choose. And we're always here if you have questions: emailus@tombihn.com

1000 denier Cordura®
Weave: plain weave
Fibers: 1000 denier type 6,6 texturized nylon, discontinuous surface fibers that mask surface damage caused by abrasion
Coating: medium urethane
Made in: U.S.A.

Choose this fabric if:
  • You appreciate that it's been the outdoor industry's go-to, classic pack fabric for the past four decades.
  • You don't care as much about your bag collecting pet hair or lint.
  • You want a durable, canvas-like, natural-feeling fabric, and don't mind the slightly rough texture.

525d High Tenacity Ballistic Nylon
Weave: 2x2 “ballistic” weave
Fibers: 525 denier type 6,6 (high tenacity) filament nylon, twisted
Coating: heavy urethane
Made in: South Korea with Canadian yarn

Choose this fabric if:
  • You want your bag to be soft and supple yet tough as nails.
  • You want a fabric that's stately enough to be at home at work, the mountains, or a nice hotel.
  • You don't want your bag to collect pet hair or lint.

630d 50% Recycled Nylon
Weave: 1x1 plain weave
Fibers: 630 high tenacity denier
Coating: heavy urethane
Woven in: South Korea

Choose this fabric if:
  • You prefer a material with recycled content that's still durable (and more durable than recycled polyester!)
  • You want a fabric with a hand between 420d Parapack and our 525d ballistic nylon.
  • You don't want your bag to collect pet hair or lint.

*There may be times when one of the exterior fabrics mentioned here isn't available. Even with our best efforts, the demand for our bags occasionally outpaces our production capabilities: at times, some products, color combinations, or fabrics might be temporarily unavailable or "In Production." See the In Production color combinations as a guide to what our factory crew is making and what will be available next.


want help choosing the right size? emailus@tombihn.com

1. Measure Your Laptop

Measure your laptop (or Google its make, model, and the word “dimensions” to find its listed dimensions).
Compare its measurements with the chart to the left (swap the Height and Width when measuring for a Vertical oriented Cache).

Laptop Measurements Diagram

2. Compare Those Measurements To These

Cache
Size Interior Width Interior Height Interior Thickness
10A (10.5" iPad Pro)9.76" / 248mm6.61" / 168mm0.31-0.78" / 8-20mm
10B (iPad or 9.7" iPad Pro)9.33" / 237mm6.46" / 164mm0.31-0.78" / 8-20mm
11A (11" iPad Pro)9.87" / 250mm7.25" / 184mm0.31-0.78" / 8-20mm
12A (12" Macbook)10.94" / 278mm7.51" / 191mm0.31-0.78" / 8-20mm
12B (2018 12.9" iPad Pro)11.75" / 298mm9.13" / 231mm0.31-0.78" / 8-20mm
13C (pre-2017 13" Macbook Pro)12.24" / 311mm8.90" / 226mm0.39-1.00" / 10-25mm
13D (13" Macbook Pro Touchbar or 13” Air Retina)11.97" / 304mm8.11" / 206mm0.39-1.00" / 10-25mm
13E (11" Macbook Air)11.89" / 302mm7.44" / 189mm0.39-1.00" / 10-25mm

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