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The Large Snake Charmer in Dawn (blue-grey) 210 Ballistic. The Large Snake Charmer in Coyote (tan) Ballistic.. The Large Snake Charmer in Grass (bright green) 210 Ballistic. The Large Snake Charmer in Black 210 Ballistic. The Large Snake Charmer in Cloud (light grey) 210 Ballistic. The Large Snake Charmer in Island (bright blue) 210 Ballistic. The Large Snake Charmer in Viridian (bright blue-green) 210 Ballistic. The Large Snake Charmer in Iberian (red with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Large Snake Charmer in Black 525 Ballistic. The Large Snake Charmer in Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon.. The Large Snake Charmer in Island (blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Large Snake Charmer in Sitka (forest green with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Large Snake Charmer in Ultraviolet (purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Large Snake Charmer in Wasabi (green with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Large Snake Charmer in Solaris (yellow with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Large Snake Charmer in Coyote (brown with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Large Snake Charmer in Tidal (light blue-grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Large Snake Charmer in Taiga (olive green with white grid) 200 Halcyon. The Large Snake Charmer in Acuity (light blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon. Photo coming soon. This bag/color combination is brand new! As soon as we finish the first production run here in our Seattle factory, we'll put up and actual photo of the bag. You can still sign up to be notified via email when this color is in-stock. A close shot of the zippers on the Snake Charmer. A close shot of one of the o-rings in a Snake Charmer. A close shot of the triangle metal clip on a Snake Charmer. A close shot of the triangle metal clip on a Snake Charmer. A Large Snake Charmer completely unzipped. A Large Snake Charmer completely unzipped. A Small Snake Charmer next to a Large Snake Charmer. A Small Snake Charmer in front of a Large Snake Charmer. a Snake Charmer in Solaris with microphone and video equipment. An above shot of a Small Snake Charmer next to a Large Snake Charmer. A Large Snake Charmer next to a Small Snake Charmer. A Small Snake Charmer filled with cables. A person retrieving a cable from a Small Snake Charmer. A person inserting a Small Snake Charmer into the bottom pocket of a Synapse 19. A person inserting a Small Snake Charmer into the bottom pocket of a Synapse 19. A close shot of the Snake Charmer's nylon grab handle.
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Large Snake Charmer

$30.00

Tame your cables.

3 liters (185 cu. in.)

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A close shot of the zippers on the Snake Charmer. A close shot of one of the o-rings in a Snake Charmer. A close shot of the triangle metal clip on a Snake Charmer. A close shot of the triangle metal clip on a Snake Charmer. A Large Snake Charmer completely unzipped. A Large Snake Charmer completely unzipped. A Small Snake Charmer next to a Large Snake Charmer. A Small Snake Charmer in front of a Large Snake Charmer. a Snake Charmer in Solaris with microphone and video equipment. An above shot of a Small Snake Charmer next to a Large Snake Charmer. A Large Snake Charmer next to a Small Snake Charmer. A Small Snake Charmer filled with cables. A person retrieving a cable from a Small Snake Charmer. A person inserting a Small Snake Charmer into the bottom pocket of a Synapse 19. A person inserting a Small Snake Charmer into the bottom pocket of a Synapse 19. A close shot of the Snake Charmer's nylon grab handle.

Description

A handy organizer pouch with two mesh-sided compartments.

Originally designed to utilize the space above our Horizontal Brain Cell laptop case inside of the Brain Bag backpack, over time the Snake Charmer has become hugely popular with folks who have neither.

The Snake Charmer has two separate compartments with #5 YKK zippers; both sides of the Snake Charmer are heavy-weight mesh, allowing you to easily see what's inside.

We intended it to organize small electronic geegaws and gimcracks, but you’ve all found umpteen other uses, from ad-hoc toiletries kit, to seat-of-the-pants tool bag, to try-some-of-that lunch kit or even a travel coffee kit. Its side-by-side compartments allow (or perhaps even encourage) that very basic, binary level of organizing: clean/dirty, metric/standard, vegan/vegetarian, extravagance/necessity, milk chocolate/dark chocolate -- you’ll figure it out.

There’s two sizes of Snake Charmer from which to choose:

Small Snake Charmer or Large Snake Charmer
Both the Small and Large Snake Charmer feature an updated design introduced in late 2016, though they still have all the same features you’ve appreciated these past 15-or-so years, like a simple webbing grab/hang loop over the center of gravity and breathable/see-thru mesh side panels. To update the design of the Snake Charmer, we added one O-ring tether point in each compartment so you can use our Key Straps and/or Organizer Pouches in the Charmer, and a 1” / 25mm triangle snap-hook on one end so you can attach it to ... well, whatever you think best.

We also tweaked the shape a bit, figuring no one was squeezing it into the top of the Brain Bag any more anyway. It's now just a little more rectilinear to more fully exploit its dimension-to-volume ratio, but not too much because we still liked its attractive, sort of jellybean appearance. The overall size remains pretty much the same. We swapped the #8 zippers with metal sliders for #5 zippers with plastic sliders: the #5’s are more than adequately tough and the plastic won’t scratch stuff or rust, plus they save a bit of weight.

In January of 2016, Tom was on a wildlife safari (viewing, not shooting) in Tanzania when he realized that what he really wanted was a smaller Snake Charmer to organize his various travel accessories. When he returned he designed exactly that, and we are offering this now as well. The new size is, not surprisingly, even cuter than the full size version. Tom likes to note that “Like all of us humans, it was conceived in Africa,” but we’re not sure what that has to do with anything.

Materials

Specs

Sewn in USA with globally sourced materials 100% finished seams

Small:
External Dimensions: 8.3” (w) x 4.9” (h) x 4.3” (d) / 210 (w) x 125 (h) x 110 (d) mm
Weight:
210 Ballistic: 3.4 oz / 95 grams
200d Halcyon: 3.2 oz / 90 grams
Volume: 120 cubic inches / 2 liters
Large:
External Dimensions: 9.4” (w) x 5.3” (h) x 4.7” (d) / 240 (w) x 135 (h) x 120 (d) mm
Weight:
210 Ballistic: 4.1 oz / 115 grams
200d Halcyon: 3.7 oz / 106 grams
Volume: 185 cubic inches / 3 liters

Sewn in Seattle

Our bags are designed and sewn right here in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

That allows us to be control freaks in the best way possible; we have direct control and oversight of the quality of our materials, our products, and the jobs and working environment that we help create. It also offers us a unique spontaneity: when we have an idea for a new product or accessory, we can design it, figure out how to build it, add it to our website and be ready to ship it out our front door all within just a few weeks. How cool is that?

Intrigued? You can find out more about the unusual way we do business on our Company Philosophy page.

THE BIHN Guarantee

Everything you buy from us here at TOM BIHN is satisfaction guaranteed. We’ve been in business for over 30 years and we stand behind what we make.

If something goes wrong and it's our fault, we'll fix it for free. Repairs due to normal wear and tear or due to other things that are not our fault will be performed, when possible, at a reasonable charge right here in our Seattle factory where your bag was made. Defects in materials or workmanship are uncommon and almost always evident while the product is still new. Keep in mind that bags and packs are often subject to extreme wear in everyday use: do not expect them to last forever. Only true love lasts forever! You can expect a TOM BIHN product to give years and years of hard service.

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Reviewed by John B.
Rated 5 out of 5

10+ Years of Perfection

My older style Snake Charmer is the best laptop accessory I have. One side holds my Macbook Pro charging parts without crushing or crimping them; the other is for all the small stuff a laptop or travelling tech guy might need: thumb drive, SD card and reader, extra cables, plug adaptors, external drive, etc.

The updated design has features I would have requested: a single pull handle on the side and an O-ring tether point.

Mine is *at least* 10 years old and is good as new. The materials are durable, and the craftmanship impeccable. Tom Bihn stuff is made to last, and this Snake Charmer has proven it. Worth every penny.

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Perfect for work-laptop related thingies on the go

I first didn't expect to actually use it for work/tech stuff, but it is perfect for all my work-laptop related thingies on the go,

I put my laptop in my bag and all its accessories in the snake charmer (I use the small one):

- one side for: charger+its cord, small multi-usb ports device+its cord, usb-usbc cord, eventually a phone charger

- other side for: mouse, light headphone+its phone-laptop adapter cord, some work badges, pen, eventually a hdmi/ adaptator

and I am ready for remote working... ;)

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