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Cache

Materials:

.25" / 6 mm thick foam padding laminated between black, heavy-duty polyester knit and brushed tricot


Construction:

Made in USA


Specs:

For the interior and exterior dimensions of each size of Cache, click here.


Protects your laptop or tablet with .25" thick foam padding.

The Cache is a protective laptop or tablet sleeve that's available in many sizes. It's designed to protect your laptop or iPad against scrapes and scratches and can be used on its own inside of any bag or clipped securely inside of our Cadet and Empire Builder briefcases, Synapse 25, Synapse 19, Brain Bag and Smart Alec backpacks and Tri-Star and Pilot travel bags, transforming them into checkpoint-friendly laptop bags.

The Cache protects your laptop with little bulk added and is ideal for those who don't want their laptop case to make their loads heavier or to take up a lot of space. It cradles your laptop in .25" / 6 mm thick foam padding laminated with an exterior of heavy-duty polyester knit and an interior of brushed tricot. With no noisy Velcro® or zipper, the Cache closes by simply tucking a generous flap into the top opening.

Want help figuring out which size of Cache you need for your laptop or tablet? Use our handy Laptop Fit Guide or emailus@tombihn.com. Here's something worth noting: the Cache is designed to be a snug fit for just a laptop. If you use a thin plastic case on your laptop, we suggest you measure your laptop with the case on to determine (or help us determine) if you need to order the next size up of Cache.

On the back (or bottom, depending how you look at it) of the Cache are two parallel "rails" of 1" wide, lightweight nylon webbing which extend from the top to the bottom. Included with the Cache are two removable Gatekeeper Rail Clips. To attach the Cache to one of our larger bags with the compatible rail loops (Synapse 25, Synapse 19, Brain Bag, Smart Alec, Tri-Star, Cadet), simply unclip the side of the Gatekeeper Rail Clip that isn't clipped to the Cache, slip it through the webbing rail loops in the larger bag's main main compartment, and flip it shut. Slip the Cache inside the larger bag, and pull it back out: you'll see that the Gatekeeper Rail Clips ride the rails of the Cache, allowing you to remove your laptop from the from the larger entirely while it is still encased in the protective Cache.

Doing this at the airport security checkpoint means the X-ray machines (and TSA personnel) will have a clear, unobstructed view of your laptop — allowing you to keep your laptop in the Cache and the whole affair securely held together as one unit. (We think that's much better than having to remove the laptop and dump it in one of those buckets.)

Most of us will appreciate this functionality on a daily basis as well: the rail system can be a convenient and quick way to remove one's laptop from the bag.

The Cache vs. the Brain Cell

The Cache is designed to provide protection against scrapes and scratches. It slips inside larger bags. The Brain Cell (like the Cache, available in Horizontal and Vertical) provides substantial laptop protection: inside the Brain Cell, your laptop hangs suspended, cradled in a sling of 10 mm thick, soft foam padding inside a 4 mm hard corrugated plastic shell that protects from the front, back, and bottom. At the bottom of the plastic shell is affixed a strip of memory foam. The Brain Cell clips securely inside our larger bags.

The Cache has a slimmer profile than the Brain Cell and on average weighs about eight ounces less. The Brain Cell provides significantly more protection for your laptop. The Brain Cell has handles and can accommodate an optional shoulder strap — the Cache has neither.

Which one is right for you? That's your call. Some customers feel they don't need the extra protection the Brain Cell provides, and they prefer the slimmer profile of the Cache. Others feel that the investment that is their laptop warrants the extra protection the Brain Cell provides.

The Cache: Checkpoint Friendly

The Cache meets TSA (Transportation Security Administration) "checkpoint friendly" guidelines for laptop bags, so you need not send your laptop through airport security X-ray machines unprotected. The Cache allows the TSA a clear, unobstructed X-ray view of your laptop in the bag.

 

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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

Cache
Size Interior Width Interior Height Interior Thickness
Vertical 7-inch 1214.8" / 121mm7.8" / 198mm0.4" / 10mm
Vertical 7-inch 1315.2" / 131mm7.8" / 198mm0.4" / 10mm
Vertical 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina8.6" / 219mm12.4" / 314mm0.7" / 18mm
Vertical 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina9.7" / 247mm14.1" / 359mm0.7" / 18mm
Vertical Size 110.6" / 268mm15.4" / 390mm1.2" / 30mm
Vertical Size 4Z9.8" / 249mm14.3" / 364mm1.2" / 30mm
Vertical 12-inch MacBook7.9" / 200mm11.6" / 290mm0.5" / 12mm
Vertical MacBook Air 117.6" / 192mm11.8" / 300mm0.7" / 17mm
Vertical MacBook Air 138.9" / 232mm12.8" / 325mm0.7" / 17mm
Vertical Size 6Z9.1" / 232mm13" / 330mm1.1" / 28mm
Vertical iPad Mini5.3" / 153mm7.9" / 200mm0.3" / 7mm
Vertical iPad Pro 12.9" w/ Keyboard8.9" / 227mm12.1" / 307mm0.6" / 15mm
Vertical Surface Pro 3 or 4 w/ Keyboard7.9" / 201.4mm11.5" / 292mm0.5" / 13mm
Vertical iPad Air OR Pro 9.7"6.7" / 170mm9.5" / 240mm0.3" / 8mm
Vertical iPad7.3" / 186mm9.5" / 240mm0.4" / 9mm
Vertical PC Laptop Size 110.35" / 263mm15.1" / 384mm1.1" / 28mm
Vertical iPad Pro 12.9"8.9" / 225mm12" / 305mm0.4" / 9mm
Horizontal 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina12.4" / 314mm8.6" / 219mm0.7" / 18mm
Horizontal 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina14.1" / 359mm9.7" / 247mm0.7" / 18mm
Horizontal 7-inch 1947.6" / 194mm5.2" / 131mm0.4" / 10mm
Horizontal 7-inch 1987.8" / 198mm5.2" / 131mm0.4" / 10mm
Horizontal Size 110.6" / 268mm15.4" / 390mm1.2" / 30mm
Horizontal Size 4Z9.8" / 249mm14.3" / 364mm1.2" / 30mm
Horizontal 12-inch MacBook7.9" / 200mm11.6" / 290mm0.5" / 12mm
Horizontal MacBook Air 117.6" / 192mm11.8" / 300mm0.7" / 17mm
Horizontal MacBook Air 138.9" / 232mm12.8" / 325mm0.7" / 17mm
Horizontal Size 6Z9.1" / 232mm13" / 330mm1.1" / 28mm
Horizontal iPad Mini5.3" / 153mm7.9" / 200mm0.3" / 7mm
Horizontal iPad7.3" / 186mm9.5" / 240mm0.4" / 9mm
Horizontal iPad Pro 12.9" w/ Keyboard12.1" / 307mm8.9" / 227mm0.6" / 15mm
Horizontal Surface Pro 3 or 4 w/ Keyboard11.5" / 292mm7.9" / 201.4mm0.5" / 13mm
Horizontal iPad Air OR Pro 9.7"9.5" / 240mm6.7" / 170mm0.3" / 8mm
Horizontal PC Laptop Size 115.1" / 384mm10.35" / 263mm1.1" / 28mm
Horizontal iPad Pro 12.9"8.9" / 225mm12" / 305mm0.4" / 9mm

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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