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Cache

$48.00

Protective, padded sleeve for your laptop or tablet. Clips in our backpacks and briefcases.

Size
10A (10.5" 2021 iPad/ iPad Air/Pro)
Size
10B (9.7" iPad or iPad Pro)
Size
11A (11" iPad Pro)
Size
12A (12" Macbook)
Size
12B (2018 12.9" iPad Pro)
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13A (Pre-2018 13" Macbook Air)
Size
13C (2021 14" Macbook Pro)
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13D (13" Macbook Pro Touchbar or 13” Macbook Air Retina)
Size
13E (11" Macbook Air)
Size
15B (Some 15" PCs)
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15C (Pre-2017 15" Macbook Pro)
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15D (15" Macbook Pro Touchbar)
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16A (2021 16" Macbook Pro)
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17B (Razer Blade Pro)
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8A (all iPad Minis)
Size
15A (Some 15" PCs)

Description

Protects your laptop or tablet with .25" thick foam padding; securely clips or fits in many of our backpacks, briefcases, and travel bags. 

The Cache is a protective laptop or tablet sleeve that's available in many sizes. It's designed to protect your device against scrapes and scratches.

The Cache protects your laptop or tablet with little bulk added and is ideal for those who don't want their device case to make their loads heavier or to take up a lot of space. It cradles your device in .25" / 6 mm thick foam padding laminated with an exterior of heavy-duty polyester knit and an interior of brushed tricot.  Note: if you have a plastic protective case on your laptop, you'll need to order the next size up of Cache. Want help with that? emailus@tombihn.com, give us a call, or live chat with us.

The Cache features a #5 YKK coil zipper with two plastic sliders: important because the plastic won’t scratch your device. The zipper wraps around two of its four sides, allowing the Cache to work well in both portrait and landscape orientations. The zipper opens at the top (shortest side) for use in vertically-oriented bags like backpacks, but also zips open on its widest side when in use in horizontally-oriented bags like briefcases and messenger bags.

The Cache can be used in any bag; when you pair a Cache with one of our backpacks, travel bags or briefcases that has rail loops, the Cache becomes part of a clever checkpoint-friendly protective laptop solution. Here’s how it works:

On both sides of the Cache are two parallel "rails" of 1" wide, lightweight nylon webbing (exception: Size 08A iPad Mini is just too small to have rails) which extend from the top to the bottom. One side of the Cache has vertical rails while the other side of the Cache has horizontal rails; this, plus the clever zipper opening, allows you to conveniently use and secure the same Cache in our briefcases and backpacks.

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 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 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 larger bag entirely while it is still encased in the protective Cache. We think the rail system is a convenient and quick way to remove one's laptop from the bag.

Curious which sizes of Cache fit in our various travel bags, backpacks, and briefcases? Go to the page of the bag you’re wondering about — for example, the Synapse 25 — and look at the sizes of Cache offered in the drop-down menu under 'Add a Size of Cache'.  Only the sizes of Cache that fit the Synapse 25 will be listed.

Depending of course on the size of Cache, it will securely clip in the following bags:
CadetDaylight Briefcase, and Empire Builder briefcases
Synapse 19Synapse 25, and Brain Bag backpacks
Tri-StarWestern FlyerStowaway and Pilot travel bags

The Cache fits (but doesn’t clip) in the following bags:
Maker’s BagParental UnitMedium Cafe Bag, and Small Cafe Bag messenger bags
Daylight BackpackGuide's Pack and Hero's Journey backpacks
Pop Tote and Swift tote bags
Aeronaut 45Aeronaut 30, and Co-Pilot travel bags
 

And, of course, as long as it’ll fit, you can use the Cache in a non-TOM BIHN bag.

Here's a handy list that displays the dimensions of every Cache. Have any questions about what will fit? emailus@tombihn.com and we'd be happy to help you choose a size.

Materials

Fabric

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

Zippers

#5 YKK coil zipper with plastic sliders

Specs

Dimensions

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

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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 since 1972 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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Great Cache

worked as expected and high quality material

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Recently got a 17 inch laptop and the cache (largest size) fit's great and is great quality like always.

Perfect addition to my Brain Bag and Freudian Slip setup. Don't know how often I'll use the rails, but it's very cool.

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Perfect Addition

This was a great addition to my iPad Pro with keyboard, I read the questions and was able to get right size for it, have to size up with keyboard. If I need another, will not hesitate to get again.

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Fantastic product! Great people. Great service!

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Small Cache

Loved it, was replacing an older one that was left in a hotel by accident . It was stiffer and different than the new model so bought a iPad holder from you to make it work . Great sevice from your company.

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