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Large Cafe Bag

Regular price $75.00
We've retired the Large Cafe Bag to make way for new designs. Stay tuned for what we come up with next!
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  • Our bags and face masks are designed and cut & 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 more about the unusual way we do business on our Company Philosophy page.

Materials:

Material options:
1000 denier Cordura® exterior/420d HT Classic Parapack nylon lining
Ultralight 400d Halcyon exterior/ultralight 200d Halcyon lining
Tough Duraflex®, Nexus, and Woojin buckles and related components
#8 YKK coil zipper on pocket
Nylon webbing shoulder strap and handle


Construction:

Made in USA with fabric from Korea / Japan / U.S.A.
100% finished seams


Specs:

Dimensions: 13.3" x 12.9" x 3.3" / 340 x 330 x 85 mm
Weight:
1000d Cordura®, with standard strap: 1 lb 5 oz / 585 grams
400d Halcyon®/420d nylon ripstop, with standard strap: 1 lb 1 oz / 475 grams
Volume: 675 cubic inches / 11 liters (ASTM Standard Measure)
1.5" / 38 mm shoulder strap extends to 54" / 1.3 m
Removable 1" / 25 mm waist strap included
Total O-rings: 4 (3 in the main compartment; 1 in the front zippered pocket)
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If your everyday carry includes lunch, a water bottle, or 12" laptop or large tablet, this is the size of Cafe Bag for you.

The Large Café Bag can be worn cross-body or over the shoulder and is designed to help you carry and organize your everyday gear.

The main, open-top compartment and front, zippered pocket of the Large Café Bag are covered by an asymmetrical flap that closes with the distinctive offset Duraflex® Warrior buckle. The zippered pocket, which has one O-ring, spans the width of the bag. It's ideal for securing your wallet, ereader, power supply, and other small items. It closes with a #8 YKK zipper. The back of the bag has a slanted, open-top pocket ideal for storing papers, files, a magazine, or a newspaper.

Inside the main compartment of the Large Café Bag, five organizer pockets allow you to keep small items like pens, wallets, and smartphones in order. The main compartment has three O-rings, one with an included 8" Key Strap attached to it.

The Large Café Bag rides on your shoulder with our Standard Shoulder Strap, a 1-1/2" strap made of high quality nylon webbing and a low-profile shoulder pad with a grippy underside. On the back/top of the Large Café Bag is a webbing grab handle. Included with the Large Café Bag is a removable waist strap so you can wear the Large Café Bag bike-messenger style.

Think the Large Café Bag is too big? You're in luck! The Café Bag is also available in sizes Small and Medium. And if you're wondering which size is "the one", here's our guide to choosing the right size of Cafe bag.

Choosing an Exterior Fabric

You like choices and we like to give you choices! That's why the Large Cafe Bag is typically available* in two different exterior fabrics. Our Materials Glossary explains each fabric in great detail, but here are some quick facts that may help you decide which to choose. And we're always here if you have questions: emailus@tombihn.com

400d Halcyon
Weave: plain weave with 1/4” / 6mm ripstop
Fibers: 400 denier type 6 filament nylon (base fabric); 420 denier ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene ripstop grid
Coating: light urethane
Made in: Japan

Choose this fabric if:
  • You want a lighter weight alternative to traditional nylon fabrics that has remarkable tear strength and good abrasion resistance.
  • You're looking for a fabric with a modern, "technical" appearance.
  • You have pets: 400d Halcyon doesn't collect pet hair, reducing your monthly lint roller costs.

1000 denier Cordura®
Weave: plain weave
Fibers: 1000 denier type 6,6 texturized nylon, discontinuous surface fibers that mask surface damage caused by abrasion
Coating: medium urethane
Made in: U.S.A.

Choose this fabric if:
  • You want a durable, canvas-like, natural-feeling fabric, and don't mind the slightly rough texture.
  • You appreciate that it's been the outdoor industry's go-to, classic pack fabric for the past four decades.
  • You don't care about your bag collecting pet hair or lint.

*There may be times when one of the exterior fabrics mentioned here isn't available. Even with our best efforts, the demand for our bags occasionally outpaces our production capabilities: at times, some products, color combinations, or fabrics might be temporarily unavailable or "In Production." See the In Production color combinations as a guide to what our factory crew is making and what will be available next.


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