A Cache on the Horizontal side. A Cache on the Vertical side. The 8A Cache. The 8A Cache.
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Size: 13D (13" Macbook Pro Touchbar or 13” Macbook Air Retina)

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

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

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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373 reviews
  • Kara G.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size
    1 month ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Cache Review

    I bought the cache to fit my Lenovo work laptop into my S19. It’s a tight fit, but it works! Love the rail system with gatekeeper straps. It's a bit pricier than other laptop sleeves but provides excellent protection and works wonderfully with the synapse!

  • Albert M.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Comfortable, High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size, Easily Adjustable
    10 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Comfortable, High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size, Easily Adjustable
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    the Go to for Laptop protection!

    I love the Tom Bihn Caches and the easy attachment and pull-out function. a Must have to keep your device protected and clean.

  • Robert U.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Durable, Versatile, Sewn in USA, High Quality Finishings
    10 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Durable, Versatile, Sewn in USA, High Quality Finishings
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Exactly what I wanted

    Precisely what I was looking for at a reasonable price. I use it to protect my Apple MBA when in my backpack and I also use it as a laptop sleeve bag on short trips throughout the multi-floor company building (up/down elevators) and to the conference rooms. My only wish is that it would be made available in colors other than black since I also use it as a sleeve bag. And maybe just a tad more corner padding to ensure no damage if I dropped it when used as a sleeve. But those two wishes are nitpicking, the Cache is a superb piece of gear.

  • Bill K.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Sewn in USA, High Quality Finishings, Durable, Unique
    1 year ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Sewn in USA, High Quality Finishings, Durable, Unique
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Sleek, elegant, yet rugged!

    I upgraded my 13" MacBook Air to a 16" MacBook Pro...

    But only after confirming that I could upgrade the insert in my Tom Bihn Pilot Bag.

    After 4 years of use, the previous insert is now a beautiful supplies case...

    And my new insert is perfect for the MacBook Pro.

    In today's day & age... It's just refreshing when a company "gets it right."

    Tom Bihn never disappoints!

    Click buy today.

    Thank yourself tomorrow.

  • Sean Y.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    1 year ago
    Bought For Myself
    Rated 2 out of 5 stars
    Not as good as previous versions.

    The Cache is a good product, but not as good as previous notebook cases Tom Bihn made in the past.

    Within one week of using my Cache, attached within my Brain Bag, one of the zipper pulls broke. While there are two zippers, it is annoying and seems troublesome, considering this happened while the case was within the Brain Bag and it occurred within the first week of ownership.

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    TOM BIHN
    1 year ago

    Ack! I'm so sorry that happened to your Cache! That would be covered by our guarantee and I'm going to follow up with you via email. -Mike

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