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Color: Black X-Pac®

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Small but formidable.

1 Liter / 60 cu. in.

TLDR

True to its name, the Bantam is small but has a lot of spirit. 

  • WPK (Wallet-Phone-Keys) bag for just your essentials
  • Multiple carry options: shoulder / crossbody bag, sling / hip or belt bag 

Full Description

Main Compartment

Small but formidable, the main compartment has one large interior pocket and two smaller pockets (the latter made from a mock-woven elastane fabric) to hold small things where you want. The rest is open space for your phone or pouches. An o-ring on the interior lies in wait for all your key strap needs.  

Exterior Belt Passthrough Pocket

On the backside of the Bantam is a passthrough pocket measuring 2.5" / 60mm tall that fits most belts. On the top and bottom of the passthrough pocket are also two equal sized, narrow pockets that can be used to carry standard pens.

Ways to Carry the Bantam

Shoulder/Crossbody Bag

We included an adjustable 5/8" Shoulder Strap, made from nylon webbing and with the same plastic clips as our Key Straps, to attach to the O-Rings on either side of the Bantam. 

Waist Pack or Sling Bag

On the sides of the bag are unobtrusive webbing loops to which you can attach an optional 1" Gatekeeper Hip Belt, using our ubiquitous Gatekeeper clips. Wear the Bantam around your waist or hips, and you've got a sweet waist pack. Wear it crossbody with the bag on your back, and you've got a mini sling bag. 

Belt Bag

Slide your belt through, and the Bantam can sit nicely on your hip, in front of you, or behind you.

Wrist Bag

Clip the Handle Loop to one of the O-rings on either side of the Bantam and carry the whole affair in hand.

Organizer Pouch

Clip one side of any of our Key Straps to the Bantam and then clip the other side to an O-ring inside one of our larger bags. That way, the Bantam stays tethered to your bag.

What's Included

5/8" Shoulder Strap

A simple and light-duty shoulder strap made of 5/8" nylon webbing. It is adjustable and has plastic snaphooks at each end. It does not have extra padding.

8" Snaphook/Snaphook Key Strap

As with most of our bags, we've included a key strap. 8" long from tip-to-tip, a snaphook on either end. Good for attaching your keys to.

 

What's Optional

Gatekeeper Hip Belt

Attach this to the unobtrusive webbing loops on the sides of the Bantam if you want to wear this as a sling bag or waist pack.

Small but formidable, the main compartment has one large interior pocket and two smaller pockets (the latter made from a mock-woven elastane fabric) to hold small things where you want. The rest is open space for your phone or pouches. An o-ring on the interior lies in wait for all your key strap needs.  

On the backside of the Bantam is a passthrough pocket measuring 2.5" / 60mm tall that fits most belts. On the top and bottom of the passthrough pocket are also two equal sized, narrow pockets that can be used to carry standard pens.

Shoulder/Crossbody Bag

We included an adjustable 5/8" Shoulder Strap, made from nylon webbing and with the same plastic clips as our Key Straps, to attach to the O-Rings on either side of the Bantam. 

Waist Pack or Sling Bag

On the sides of the bag are unobtrusive webbing loops to which you can attach an optional 1" Gatekeeper Hip Belt, using our ubiquitous Gatekeeper clips. Wear the Bantam around your waist or hips, and you've got a sweet waist pack. Wear it crossbody with the bag on your back, and you've got a mini sling bag. 

Belt Bag

Slide your belt through, and the Bantam can sit nicely on your hip, in front of you, or behind you.

Wrist Bag

Clip the Handle Loop to one of the O-rings on either side of the Bantam and carry the whole affair in hand.

Organizer Pouch

Clip one side of any of our Key Straps to the Bantam and then clip the other side to an O-ring inside one of our larger bags. That way, the Bantam stays tethered to your bag.

5/8" Shoulder Strap

A simple and light-duty shoulder strap made of 5/8" nylon webbing. It is adjustable and has plastic snaphooks at each end. It does not have extra padding.

8" Snaphook/Snaphook Key Strap

As with most of our bags, we've included a key strap. 8" long from tip-to-tip, a snaphook on either end. Good for attaching your keys to.

 

Gatekeeper Hip Belt

Attach this to the unobtrusive webbing loops on the sides of the Bantam if you want to wear this as a sling bag or waist pack.

Materials

Exterior

PFC Free, 100% Recycled RX30 X-Pac®

Navy 420 Parapack

Coyote 210 Ballistic

Other Components

Duraflex®, Nexus, and Woojin buckles and related components

Specs

Dimensions

8.7" (w) x 5.1" (h) x 2.4" (d) / 220mm (w) x 130mm (h) x 60mm (d)

Weight

4.8 ounces / 135 grams

Volume

1 liters / 60 cu. in. (ASTM Standard Measure)

Total O-RIngs

1

1 in main compartment

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
Based on 108 reviews
91%would recommend this product
108 reviews
  • Logan R.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Durable, High Quality Craftsmanship, Sewn in USA, Thoughtful Design
    3 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Durable, High Quality Craftsmanship, Sewn in USA, Thoughtful Design
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Fits great in my Daylight Backpack

    This thing is a patron saint. It’s my everyday carry. I’m not putting anything in my pockets. Getcha one.

  • Devon T.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Comfortable, Unique, Compact, Good Storage Size, Sewn in USA
    3 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Comfortable, Unique, Compact, Good Storage Size, Sewn in USA
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Perfect!

    Love this little bag. All my necessities fit inside and I barely can tell I have it on. A few times I’ve panicked thinking I forgot it somewhere because of how light it wears. Also the inside key clip is a life saver, I’ll never be searching around for my house keys!

  • Sara B.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Compact, Durable, Sewn in USA, High Quality Craftsmanship
    6 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Compact, Durable, Sewn in USA, High Quality Craftsmanship
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Tiny but mighty!

    This is a fantastic addition to my bag collection. I am amazed at what can fit inside this tiny package.

  • Benjamin B.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Versatile, Compact
    10 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Versatile, Compact
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Just right.

    The Bantam is typical Tom Bihn. Quality and attention to detail are excellent. The interior organization is minimal, but just right for carrying around the basics (plus a snack!) Really enjoying it. The plain black x-pac is understated but still interesting to look at

  • justalive
    Verified Reviewer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Versatile, Unique, Good Storage Size, Durable, Comfortable
    10 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Versatile, Unique, Good Storage Size, Durable, Comfortable
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    My favorite EDC pack

    So I didn't think I'd need a small 1L pack however when I hike I like to have my phone and snacks at the ready. I grabbed one of these with the anticipation this would be a hiking fanny pack, the lightness of the material was the big seller for me. But oh it is so much more. It's now become and essential part of my life. Plus I didn't realize how stylish this thing is!! Love the blackout logo.

    I often wear gym shorts and if you're like me having a place for your keys, wallet, headphones, multitool is a pain to carry in the pockets and often slips out. I could bring a small backpack and that worked, but the Bantam fills that niche where I don't have to take it off and can just leave it on all day. I've used the side kick in the past but that was too blocky on the body. This is the perfect size to fit close to the body and not look out of place. Side note: If they made their HLT 1 with gatekeeper hooks that would be great as well and not feel awkward on the body.

    There are three things I'd like for Tom Bihn to add to a v2 of the Bantam.

    1. More color options. Black goes with everything but it would be cool to have a white version. I love this thing so much I would like to change it up.

    2. The inner elastic pockets are too soft and often I have thing slide out of them., Especially worn cross body This material is very different than the sidekick or HLT inner material. I would make this more structured.

    3. Make an improved waist strap/chest strap. The courseness of the Tom…

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