A Cache on the Horizontal side. A Cache on the Vertical side. The 8A Cache. The 8A Cache.
Add to wishlist


Size: 16A (2021 16" Macbook Pro)

Available Size options

Protective, padded sleeve for your laptop or tablet. Clips into many of our bags.

For the dimensions of each size of Cache, click here.


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.



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


#5 YKK coil zipper with plastic sliders



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

Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
Based on 364 reviews
91%would recommend this product
364 reviews
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 hours ago
    Fits Microsoft Surface Go 2 Perfectly

    Read the chart carefully to figure out what will fit yours best. Takes getting used to, but im never worried about leaving the sleeve outside my bag anymore.

    Sophia C.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Perfect for my iPad

    Perfect for when making oversea trips. The first one I bought was a bit to small. If it's in a case, be sure to send the case measurements to Tom Bihn and ask for sizing advice.

    John H.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Continues to be great

    This is my third or fourth Cache I've bought from Tom Bihn, which in itself probably tells you what I think of them. The bags are great. I'm only buying more because I keep getting different size devices.

    Abalyn G.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 days ago
    Great Design

    It's pricy but the quality is there. It worked out better than I thought and is a great option for carrying your devices.

    Logan W.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    1 week ago
    comp protector

    great protection!

    Nicholas K.
    Verified Buyer
Press left and right arrows to navigate.
Viewing Slides 1 to 3 of 5
Reviews LoadedReviews Added
Lifetime guarantee image

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.

Ready to Grab
the Cache?

Add To Cart