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Brain Cell

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Brain Cell

Materials:

420d HT nylon Classic Parapack
Heavy-duty stretch mesh pockets
Aplix® hook and loop closure
Plush brushed tricot interior
.375" / 10 mm open-cell foam padding in sling
.25" / 6 mm closed-cell foam padding on sides
.5" / 12 mm memory foam padding on bottom
Corrugated polypropylene front, back, and bottom


Construction:

Made in USA
100% finished seams


Specs:

For the interior dimensions of each size of Brain Cell, click here.


A corrugated plastic shell, suspension system, soft foam padding and memory foam work together to protect your laptop.

The Brain Cell provides superior hard-sided protection for your laptop. It's available specific sizes designed for Apple laptops and multiple sizes designed to fit a wide variety of PC laptops. Use our Laptop Bag Fit Guide that lists the internal and external dimensions of each size of Brain Cell to determine which size of Brain Cell is the best fit for your laptop.

Inside the Brain Cell, your laptop hangs suspended and cradled in a sling of 10 mm (3/8") thick soft foam padding inside a 4 mm hard corrugated-plastic shell that protects from the front, back, and bottom.

Below the padded sling, fixed to the bottom of the corrugated-plastic shell, is a 12 mm thick strip of memory foam (manufactured to our specifications in the USA). The memory foam acts as an extra layer of cushion as well as an effective shock absorber. The sides of the Horizontal Brain Cell are protected by 6 mm (1/4") of dense cross-linked closed-cell polyethylene foam. The case closes on the top, like a cereal box, with two padded flaps that seal with Aplix® strips (like Velcro®, only longer-lasting).

You can shield your laptop even further: the Horizontal Brain Cell is designed to clip securely inside our briefcases (Empire Builder), backpacks (Brain Bag, Smart Alec), and travel bags (Western Flyer, Tri-Star), and the Vertical Brain Cell is designed to clip securely inside of our Smart Alec and Brain Bag backpacks, transforming the bags into protective laptop bags.

The Brain Cell is available in sizes designed specifically for Apple laptops and PC laptops (please consult our Laptop Bag Fit Guide to determine the best size for your PC laptop).

The front of the Brain Cell has two open-top pockets made of heavy-weight stretch mesh designed to fit your power supply and other cables.

Strong webbing handles on the top allow you to carry the Brain Cell on its own or give you a good grip as you pull it out of your larger bag. Or, you can carry the Brain Cell on your shoulder: on either side of the Brain Cell are triangle D rings to which you can clip your choice of the Absolute, Standard, or Simple Shoulder Strap. Each of the triangle D ring shoulder strap attachment points is reinforced with six rows of stitching for added security. You can also likely clip a shoulder strap not made by us to the triangle D rings, but make sure the snaphooks of your shoulder strap are as durable and strong as ours; some aren't, and that could mean the protection the Brain Cell offers your laptop could, unfortunately very suddenly, come in quite handy.

Note that in order to take full advantage of the Horizontal Brain Cell's suspension system, it must be carried in the horizontal, or "landscape," format. To take full advantage of the Vertical Brain Cell's suspension system, it must be carried in the vertical, or "portrait," format.

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Laptop Fit Guide

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).

2. Compare Those Measurements To These

Brain Cell
Size Interior Width Interior Height Interior Thickness
Horizontal Size 115.5" / 393mm10.1" / 256mm1.2" / 30mm
Horizontal 13" MacBook Pro Retina12.4" / 314mm8.6" / 219mm0.8" / 19mm
Horizontal 15" MacBook Pro Retina14.1" / 359mm9.7" / 247mm0.7" / 18mm
Horizontal Size 4Z14.3" / 364mm9.8" / 249mm1.2" / 30mm
Horizontal Size 6Z13" / 330mm9.1" / 232mm1.1" / 28mm
Vertical Size 110.6" / 268mm15.4" / 390mm1.2" / 30mm
Vertical 13" MacBook Pro Retina8.6" / 219mm12.4" / 314mm0.75" / 19mm
Vertical 15" MacBook Pro Retina9.7" / 247mm14.1" / 359mm0.7" / 18mm
Vertical Size 4Z9.8" / 249mm14.3" / 364mm1.2" / 30mm
Vertical Size 6Z9.1" / 232mm13" / 330mm1.1" / 28mm

Lifetime Guarantee

You can expect your TOM BIHN bag to give you years of hard service. Our bags are guaranteed to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the life of the bag. That means if something goes wrong and it's our fault, we'll fix it at no charge.

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.

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