Small Cafe Bag
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Small Cafe Bag
|Material options: |
Ultralight 400d Halcyon exterior/ultralight 200d Halcyon lining
525d HT Ballistic Nylon exterior/210d HT Ballistic Nylon lining
|Tough Duraflex®, Nexus, and Woojin buckles and related components|
|#8 YKK coil zipper on pocket|
|Nylon webbing shoulder strap and handle|
|Made in USA with fabric from Korea / Japan / U.S.A.|
|100% finished seams|
|Dimensions: 8.3" (w) x 10.6" (h) x 3" (d) / 210 (w) x 270 (h) x 75 (d) mm|
525d HT Ballistic Nylon: 11.9 oz / 337 grams
400d Halcyon/420d nylon ripstop: 9 oz / 270 grams
|Volume: 375 cubic inches / 6 liters (ASTM Standard Measure)|
|1.5" / 38 mm shoulder strap extends to 54" / 1.3 m|
|Optional, removable 1" / 25 mm waist strap|
|Total O-rings: 3 (2 in the main compartment; 1 in the front zippered pocket)|
The Small Café Bag is designed to help you carry and organize your everyday gear. Wear it cross-body or over the shoulder.
The main, open-top compartment and front, zippered pocket of the Small Café Bag are covered by a distinctive asymmetrical flap that closes with an offset Duraflex® Warrior buckle. The zippered pocket, which has one
Inside the main compartment of the Small Café Bag, you'll find four organizer pockets. One of the pockets is sized for your iPhone or a small wallet and three are sized for pens. There's room for a couple of hardbacks in this main compartment.
The main compartment has two
The Small Café Bag rides on your shoulder with a 1-1/2" shoulder strap made of high quality U.S. webbing produced specifically for us. It features a low-profile shoulder pad with a grippy underside. On the top back of the bag is a webbing grab handle. Small, unobtrusive webbing loops on the right and left of the bag allow you to add an optional removable waist strap to the Small Café Bag, to stabilize the bag against your body while you're riding a bike.
Think the Small Café Bag is too small for you? You're in luck! The Café Bag is also available in size 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 the Small Café Bag is typically available* in two 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: email@example.com
525d High Tenacity Ballistic Nylon
*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.
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Laptop Fit Guide
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).
2. Compare Those Measurements To These
|Size||Interior Width||Interior Height||Interior Thickness|
|08A (iPad Mini)||7.76" / 197mm||5.08" / 129mm||0.31-0.78" / 8-20mm|
|10A (10.5" iPad Pro)||9.76" / 248mm||6.61" / 168mm||0.31-0.78" / 8-20mm|
|10B (iPad or 9.7" iPad Pro)||9.33" / 237mm||6.46" / 164mm||0.31-0.78" / 8-20mm|
|11A (11" iPad Pro)||9.87" / 250mm||7.25" / 184mm||0.31-0.78" / 8-20mm|
Build your own organization
your bag already has great built-in organization. that said, you may want to add these optional organizational accessories to further organize and protect what you carry.
The Cache is a protective laptop or tablet sleeve that's available in many sizes. It protects your laptop with .25" thick foam padding and transforms the Cadet into a checkpoint friendly briefcase.
The Small Cafe Bag Freudian Slip adds eight organizational pockets to the Small Cafe Bag. One side has a horizontal zippered pocket that can fit a phone lengthwise, as well as pockets that can fit either four pens or two pens and a flashlight, knife, or multi-tool. There’s also a pocket that can fit a phone or similar object vertically. The other side has a diagonal mesh pocket and behind that, a zippered pocket. Both can fit an iPad mini/7″ tablet, either by itself or in a Cache.
Gatekeeper Waist Strap
The Gatekeeper Waist Strap secures the Medium Cafe Bag to your body and offers extra stability when you're hiking, riding your bike (push or motor), or running to catch the bus. Closes with a side-release buckle that adjusts on both sides.
The 1" Café/Ristretto Messenger Stabilizer is designed to keep your Café Bag close and prevent it from swinging around to the front when you're riding your motorcycle or bicycle or just moving fast on foot. Uses one-half of your bag's waist strap (the half with the male buckle) so make sure to order the optional Gatekeeper Waist Strap if you'd like to use the Messenger Stabilizer.
Ultrasuede Shoulder Strap Wrap
The Small Cafe Bag comes standard with a small, low-profile, molded plastic pad with a grippy underside. If that's not your style, you might like the Ultrasuede® Shoulder Strap Wrap: it's made of ultrasoft Ultrasuede® laminated to soft Ensolite foam. The Ultrasuede® Shoulder Strap Wrap wraps around the shoulder strap and attaches back on itself with hook and loop and snaps: it's easy to add it "after market," as they say.
Defects in materials or workmanship are uncommon and are most often evident while your bag is still new. Keep in mind that daypacks and briefcases are often subject to serious wear in everyday use. We often see TOM BIHN bags that are still solid and in use after five, ten, fifteen, even twenty or twenty-five years, with minor repairs needed here or there. But remember: only true love lasts forever.