A front shot of the Grab Bag in Navy (blue) 420 Parapack A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Navy (blue) 420 Parapack with the zipper closed A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Navy (blue) 420 Parapack with the zipper open A front shot of the Grab Bag in Cobalt (blue) 210 Cerylon A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Cobalt (blue) 210 Cerylon A front shot of the Grab Bag in Sangria (red) 210 Cerylon A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Sangria (red) 210 Cerylon A front shot of the Grab Bag in Mountain Grey 210 Cerylon A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Mountain Grey 210 Cerylon A front shot of the Grab Bag in Texturized Orange (bright orange) with a Boreal (green) body A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Texturized Orange (bright orange) with a Boreal (green) body, the main zipper is closed A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Texturized Orange (bright orange) with a Boreal (green) body, the main zipper is open A front shot of the Grab Bag in Boreal (green) A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Boreal (green), the main zipper is closed A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Boreal (green), the main zipper is open A front shot of the Grab Bag in Faded Leopard (white with grey leopard spot pattern) with a Navy (blue) 420 Parapack body A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Faded Leopard (white with grey leopard spot pattern) with a Navy (blue) 420 Parapack body, the main zipper is closed A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Faded Leopard (white with grey leopard spot pattern) with a Navy (blue) 420 Parapack body, the main zipper is open A front shot of the Grab Bag in Yellow with a Boreal (green) body A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Yellow with a Boreal (green) body, the main zipper is closed A front shot of the Grab Bag in Brown with a Boreal (green) body A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Brown with a Boreal (green) body, the main zipper is closed A front shot of the Grab Bag in Orange Ripstop with a Navy (dark blue) body A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Orange Ripstop with a Navy (dark blue) body, the main zipper is closed A front shot of the Grab Bag in Lounge (black and white striped pattern) with a Navy (dark blue) body A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Lounge (black and white striped pattern) with a Navy (dark blue) body A front shot of the Grab Bag in Black 420 2x2 with a Boreal (green) body A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Black 420 2x2 with a Boreal (green) body A front shot of the Grab Bag in Red Microsuede with a Boreal (green) body A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Red Microsuede with a Boreal (green) body A front shot of the Grab Bag in Silver 500d with a Boreal (green) body A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Silver 500d with a Boreal (green) body A front shot of the Comeback Orange in Comeback Orange with a Navy (blue) body A 3/4 shot of the Comeback Orange in Comeback Orange with a Navy (blue) body A front shot of the Grab Bag in Silver Sample Spacer Mesh with a Boreal (green) body A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Silver Sample Spacer Mesh with a Boreal (green) body A front shot of the Grab Bag in Coyote Sample Spacer Mesh with a Boreal (green) body A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Coyote Sample Spacer Mesh with a Boreal (green) body A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Black Mystery Ballistic with a Navy (blue) body A front shot of the Grab Bag in Black Mystery Ballistic with a Navy (blue) body A front shot of the Grab Bag in Cordura Ballistic with a Navy (blue) body A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Cordura Ballistic with a Navy (blue) body  A line drawing in black and white of the Grab Bag.
A front shot of the Grab Bag in Navy (blue) 420 Parapack A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Navy (blue) 420 Parapack with the zipper closed A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Navy (blue) 420 Parapack with the zipper open A front shot of the Grab Bag in Cobalt (blue) 210 Cerylon A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Cobalt (blue) 210 Cerylon A front shot of the Grab Bag in Sangria (red) 210 Cerylon A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Sangria (red) 210 Cerylon A front shot of the Grab Bag in Mountain Grey 210 Cerylon A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Mountain Grey 210 Cerylon A front shot of the Grab Bag in Texturized Orange (bright orange) with a Boreal (green) body A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Texturized Orange (bright orange) with a Boreal (green) body, the main zipper is closed A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Texturized Orange (bright orange) with a Boreal (green) body, the main zipper is open A front shot of the Grab Bag in Boreal (green) A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Boreal (green), the main zipper is closed A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Boreal (green), the main zipper is open A front shot of the Grab Bag in Faded Leopard (white with grey leopard spot pattern) with a Navy (blue) 420 Parapack body A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Faded Leopard (white with grey leopard spot pattern) with a Navy (blue) 420 Parapack body, the main zipper is closed A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Faded Leopard (white with grey leopard spot pattern) with a Navy (blue) 420 Parapack body, the main zipper is open A front shot of the Grab Bag in Yellow with a Boreal (green) body A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Yellow with a Boreal (green) body, the main zipper is closed A front shot of the Grab Bag in Brown with a Boreal (green) body A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Brown with a Boreal (green) body, the main zipper is closed A front shot of the Grab Bag in Orange Ripstop with a Navy (dark blue) body A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Orange Ripstop with a Navy (dark blue) body, the main zipper is closed A front shot of the Grab Bag in Lounge (black and white striped pattern) with a Navy (dark blue) body A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Lounge (black and white striped pattern) with a Navy (dark blue) body A front shot of the Grab Bag in Black 420 2x2 with a Boreal (green) body A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Black 420 2x2 with a Boreal (green) body A front shot of the Grab Bag in Red Microsuede with a Boreal (green) body A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Red Microsuede with a Boreal (green) body A front shot of the Grab Bag in Silver 500d with a Boreal (green) body A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Silver 500d with a Boreal (green) body A front shot of the Comeback Orange in Comeback Orange with a Navy (blue) body A 3/4 shot of the Comeback Orange in Comeback Orange with a Navy (blue) body A front shot of the Grab Bag in Silver Sample Spacer Mesh with a Boreal (green) body A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Silver Sample Spacer Mesh with a Boreal (green) body A front shot of the Grab Bag in Coyote Sample Spacer Mesh with a Boreal (green) body A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Coyote Sample Spacer Mesh with a Boreal (green) body A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Black Mystery Ballistic with a Navy (blue) body A front shot of the Grab Bag in Black Mystery Ballistic with a Navy (blue) body A front shot of the Grab Bag in Cordura Ballistic with a Navy (blue) body A 3/4 shot of the Grab Bag in Cordura Ballistic with a Navy (blue) body Person wearing a bright yellow down jacket and holding three Grab Bags in our new Cerylon fabric. Clockwise: Sangria red, Mountain Grey, Cobalt blue. Person standing in the middle of the factory floor at the TOM BIHN Seattle headquarters holding the four limited quantity Grab Bags for the 11/16 restock. Clockwise: Black Mystery Ballistic, Coyote Spacer Mesh, Red Ballistic Cordura, Silver Spacer Mesh.  A line drawing in black and white of the Grab Bag.  A person holding a Navy Parapack Grab Bag attached to a shoulder strap being held open. Navy Parapack Grab Bag zipped open: you can see one of the O-rings inside. Navy Parapack Grab Bag being pulled out of the bottom pocket of a Synik 30. The Grab Bag in Navy Parapack. Grab Bag used as a coffee kit! Putting a bag of coffee in the Grab Bag. Person carrying The Grab Bag as a shoulder bag. Person holding the Grab Bag by its top handles. Person carrying the Grab Bag by its top handles. Person pulling a Grab Bag out of a Zip-Top Shop Bag. A Grab Bag and die-cut Grab Bag parts on a sewing machine table in the TOM BIHN factory.  a Boreal Grab Bag sitting on the edge of a deck railing.  a photo of a Boreal Grab Bag on a rock with a Texturized Orange and Faded Leopard Print Vinyl Grab Bag tossed in the air.  Close up image of a Boreal Grab Bag d-ring shoulder strap attachment.  a Boreal Grab Bag filled with camping items including a headlamp, a flashlight, and a First Aid Kit.  a top=down photo of a Boreal Grab Bag with camping items on a table next to it including a headlamp, a flashlight, and a First Aid Kit.  A Boreal Grab Bag showing the TOM BIHN Design Lab label on a picnic table with a headlamp, First Aid Kit, and flashlight.  A close up picture of a Texturized Orange Grab Bag showing the d-ring shoulder strap attachment and grab handle.  A Texturized Orange Grab Bag with 31 packs of Reese's Cups next to it.  Texturized Orange Grab Bag surrounded by school supplies and an A5 size Ghost Whale Pouch in Beaver Camo.  Texturized Orange Grab Bag next to a foil wrapped burrito and a bottle of Tabasco sauce.  A Texturized Orange Grab Bag surrounded by photo equipment including a Small Ghost Whale Pouch in Orange 152, a Small Q-Kit in Cloud 525d Ballistic, and a Super Mini Ghost Whale Pouch in Black with Coyote Zipper.  A Texturized Orange Grab Bag with 17 decks of cards on either side.  A Texturized Orange Grab Bag surrounded by travel coffee making items.  a Texturized Orange Grab Bag with a child's toys and snacks next to it.  a Texturized Orange Grab Bag with various travel toiletry items next to it.  Close up detail of an o-ring inside a Texturized Orange Grab Bag with a mini Rubik's Cube attached.  A Navy Parapack Grab Bag with travel sleep accessories next to it including a Small Mars Red Q-Kit.  A Navy Parapack Grab Bag with Nintendo Switch and accessories next to it, including two Mini Ghost Whale Pouches.  A Navy Parapack Grab Bag with a toddler's items next to it including sunglasses, wipes, sunscreen, and a snack.  A Navy Parapack Grab Bag filled with dominoes and a Small Cloud Q-Kit attached.  A Navy Parapack Grab Bag with a sub sandwich and chips next to it.  A Navy Parapack Grab Bag with various travel toiletry items next to it.  A Navy Parapack Grab Bag with items used for camp cooking next to it.  A Navy Parapack Grab Bag with lunch and snack items on either side.  A Silver sided Grab Bag filled with various card games.  A Silver sided Grab Bag with various card games, and other items next to it.  a Navy Parapack Grab Bag being held by it's grab handles.  A person holding a Navy Parapack Grab Bag by it's end handle at the beach.  A person holding a Navy Parapack Grab Bag by it's grab handle showing the TOM BIHN Design Lab label.  a person at the beach holding a Navy Parapack Grab Bag. Person holding four Grab Bags that will be offered on 10/13. Clockwise: Black 420 2x2, Red Microsuede, Silver 500d, and Comeback Orange.
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Grab Bag

$32.00

A new medium-sized pouch made in limited quantity archive & sample fabrics.

Navy Parapack
Cobalt 210 Cerylon
Sangria 210 Cerylon
Mountain Grey 210 Cerylon
Boreal Ruff Stuff
Black Mystery Ballistic
Person wearing a bright yellow down jacket and holding three Grab Bags in our new Cerylon fabric. Clockwise: Sangria red, Mountain Grey, Cobalt blue. Person standing in the middle of the factory floor at the TOM BIHN Seattle headquarters holding the four limited quantity Grab Bags for the 11/16 restock. Clockwise: Black Mystery Ballistic, Coyote Spacer Mesh, Red Ballistic Cordura, Silver Spacer Mesh.  A person holding a Navy Parapack Grab Bag attached to a shoulder strap being held open. Navy Parapack Grab Bag zipped open: you can see one of the O-rings inside. Navy Parapack Grab Bag being pulled out of the bottom pocket of a Synik 30. The Grab Bag in Navy Parapack. Grab Bag used as a coffee kit! Putting a bag of coffee in the Grab Bag. Person carrying The Grab Bag as a shoulder bag. Person holding the Grab Bag by its top handles. Person carrying the Grab Bag by its top handles. Person pulling a Grab Bag out of a Zip-Top Shop Bag. A Grab Bag and die-cut Grab Bag parts on a sewing machine table in the TOM BIHN factory.  a Boreal Grab Bag sitting on the edge of a deck railing.  a photo of a Boreal Grab Bag on a rock with a Texturized Orange and Faded Leopard Print Vinyl Grab Bag tossed in the air.  Close up image of a Boreal Grab Bag d-ring shoulder strap attachment.  a Boreal Grab Bag filled with camping items including a headlamp, a flashlight, and a First Aid Kit.  a top=down photo of a Boreal Grab Bag with camping items on a table next to it including a headlamp, a flashlight, and a First Aid Kit.  A Boreal Grab Bag showing the TOM BIHN Design Lab label on a picnic table with a headlamp, First Aid Kit, and flashlight.  A close up picture of a Texturized Orange Grab Bag showing the d-ring shoulder strap attachment and grab handle.  A Texturized Orange Grab Bag with 31 packs of Reese's Cups next to it.  Texturized Orange Grab Bag surrounded by school supplies and an A5 size Ghost Whale Pouch in Beaver Camo.  Texturized Orange Grab Bag next to a foil wrapped burrito and a bottle of Tabasco sauce.  A Texturized Orange Grab Bag surrounded by photo equipment including a Small Ghost Whale Pouch in Orange 152, a Small Q-Kit in Cloud 525d Ballistic, and a Super Mini Ghost Whale Pouch in Black with Coyote Zipper.  A Texturized Orange Grab Bag with 17 decks of cards on either side.  A Texturized Orange Grab Bag surrounded by travel coffee making items.  a Texturized Orange Grab Bag with a child's toys and snacks next to it.  a Texturized Orange Grab Bag with various travel toiletry items next to it.  Close up detail of an o-ring inside a Texturized Orange Grab Bag with a mini Rubik's Cube attached.  A Navy Parapack Grab Bag with travel sleep accessories next to it including a Small Mars Red Q-Kit.  A Navy Parapack Grab Bag with Nintendo Switch and accessories next to it, including two Mini Ghost Whale Pouches.  A Navy Parapack Grab Bag with a toddler's items next to it including sunglasses, wipes, sunscreen, and a snack.  A Navy Parapack Grab Bag filled with dominoes and a Small Cloud Q-Kit attached.  A Navy Parapack Grab Bag with a sub sandwich and chips next to it.  A Navy Parapack Grab Bag with various travel toiletry items next to it.  A Navy Parapack Grab Bag with items used for camp cooking next to it.  A Navy Parapack Grab Bag with lunch and snack items on either side.  A Silver sided Grab Bag filled with various card games.  A Silver sided Grab Bag with various card games, and other items next to it.  a Navy Parapack Grab Bag being held by it's grab handles.  A person holding a Navy Parapack Grab Bag by it's end handle at the beach.  A person holding a Navy Parapack Grab Bag by it's grab handle showing the TOM BIHN Design Lab label.  a person at the beach holding a Navy Parapack Grab Bag. Person holding four Grab Bags that will be offered on 10/13. Clockwise: Black 420 2x2, Red Microsuede, Silver 500d, and Comeback Orange.

DESCRIPTION

NEXT RESTOCK GRAB BAG COLORS

STOCK COLORS ~ Navy Parapack, Boreal Ruff Stuff (*see note re: Boreal below)

Note: if stock colors sell out, more will be made and restocked the following month.

LIMITED QUANTITY COLORS ~ Black Mystery Ballistic  (low quantity), Red Texturized Ballistic Mystery Fabric (very low quantity), Silver Sample Spacer Mesh (very low quantity), Coyote Sample Spacer Mesh (very low quantity), Cobalt 210 Cerylon (high quantity), Sangria 210 Cerylon (high quantity), Mountain Grey 210 Cerylon (high quantity)

Note: when limited quantity colors sell out, they're gone for good. Read the description below for more on that!

Think of The Grab Bag as “Snake Charmer meets 3D Cube”. It can be used as an organizer inside of a larger bag and/or you can clip a shoulder strap to its d-rings and use it as a mini shoulder bag. We're certain you'll find plenty of other uses for it as well; we can confirm it’ll fit a large burrito. And, of course, it has grab handles. 
 
That might all be enough fun, but we decided to up our game a bit.  Around the factory we have small rolls of rare, retired, or never-before-released colors and fabrics (sample rolls from our suppliers, mostly) sitting on a couple of shelves. These are handsome (and often pricey) fabrics — it seemed a shame to let them languish and never become bags. How about we die-cut the side panels of this new pouch from these rare fabrics? More labor intensive than our usual cutting process, but better than letting these HTF (hard to find) fabrics go to waste!

We high-graded the shelves, putting aside anything we didn’t think would be worthy of your attention, and looked at what we had left. Some of the rolls of fabrics are very small — perhaps only yielding as few as 4-6 Grab Bags total — and others are large enough that we’d be able to keep the Grab Bag stocked for a while at least. Our plan is to release a new set of Grab Bag fabrics/colors each month, until the shelves are bare. It’s going to be a real team effort: the production floor will decide which color of center piece (the part with the zipper) is paired with which die-cut, rare fabric, side panels, and the customer service crew will take and upload photos of all these crazy color combination Grab Bags. (We plan to offer the Grab Bag in one or two stock fabric/colors as well.)

We’ll announce the release date soon; at this point, we’re targeting late August.

 

*A note re: Boreal ~ The Grab Bag marks the official debut of Boreal Ruff Stuff.  Boreal is a texturized high tenacity 1000d nylon that was woven, dyed, and finished in the U.S.A. It’s a green unlike any other that we’ve offered: it’s slightly lighter and more green than Olive, but that description doesn’t begin to do it justice. 

Before being woven, high tenacity yarns are drawn (stretched, like taffy) in the spinning process, aligning the molecules and yielding a fabric almost twice as tough as commonly available fabrics. High tenacity yarns are tough and hard to dye: some high tenacity yarns may refuse to fully submit to the dying process, resulting in occasional lighter yarns. It produces a slightly weathered appearance and it’s basically proof that the yarns are high tenacity. On occasion, some weave lots of high tenacity fabric proves harder to dye than other weave lots — and that’s the case with our Boreal 1000d. Its heathered appearance is more pronounced (as well as more inconsistent) than we’ve previously seen.

We aren’t sure if Boreal will be offered in other bags. We don’t mind its weathered or sometimes streaky appearance — in fact, we like it, as it creates a weathered look due to its inconsistency that reminds us of wonderfully broken-in 1000d Cordura — but we aren’t sure if you’ll agree. We almost offered it in some larger bags, but decided to put it out there in the Grab Bag first to see what you think (be sure to let us know!)

Materials

Exterior

420 denier HT nylon Classic Parapack exterior
— or —
Mystery! Fabric

Zipper

1x #8 Racquet-Coil water-repellent zipper with metal slider

Components

Duraflex®, Nexus, and Woojin buckles and related components

Specs

Dimensions

9.4" (w) x 5.3" (h) x 4.1" (d) / 240 (w) x 135 (h) x 105 (d) mm

Volume

165 cubic inches / 2.7 liters

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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.

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Everything you buy from us here at TOM BIHN is satisfaction guaranteed. We’ve been in business for over 30 years 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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