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Large Cafe Bag

Regular price $75.00
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Large Cafe Bag


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


Made in USA
100% finished seams


Dimensions: 13.3" x 12.9" x 3.3" / 340 x 330 x 85 mm
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. Here are some quick facts about each fabric that may help you decide which to choose. And we're always here if you have questions:

400d Halcyon

A ripstop fabric woven of 420 denier nylon (base fabric) with a square grid of 400 denier UHMWPE (ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene) yarns every .25" / 6mm with a light urethane coating. Made in Japan. For more information, see our Materials Glossary.

Choose this fabric if:

  • You want a minimalist, ultralight experience and you're willing to be a little gentler with your gear because of it.
  • You expect your bag to last a long time but not forever-and-ever (because only true love lasts forever).
  • You have pets -- 400d Halcyon doesn't collect pet hair, reducing your monthly lint roller costs.


1000 denier Cordura®

A nylon fabric whose texturized fibers help to hide surface damage caused by abrasion. The fibers broken by abrasion are masked by the already "broken" discontinuous surface fibers. Medium urethane coating. Made in U.S.A. For more, see our Materials Glossary.

Choose this fabric if:

  • You want a durable, canvas-like, and natural-feeling fabric.
  • You appreciate that it's been the go-to, classic pack fabric in the outdoor industry for the past four decades.
  • You don't have pets or don't care about your bag collecting pet hair, and you don't mind that Cordura® is a more abrasive feeling fabric.


*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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Laptop Fit Guide

want help choosing the right size?

1. Measure Your Laptop

Measure your laptop (or Google its make, model, and the word “dimensions” to find its listed dimensions).
Compare its measurements with the chart to the left (swap the Height and Width when measuring for a Vertical oriented Cache).

2. Compare Those Measurements To These

Size Interior Width Interior Height Interior Thickness
Vertical 12-inch MacBook7.9" / 200mm11.6" / 290mm0.5" / 12mm
Vertical Surface Pro (w/ Keyboard)7.9" / 201.4mm11.5" / 292mm0.5" / 13mm
Vertical iPad Pro 12.9"8.9" / 225mm12" / 305mm0.4" / 9mm
Vertical iPad Pro 12.9" w/ Keyboard8.9" / 227mm12.1" / 307mm0.6" / 15mm
Vertical iPad Air OR Pro 9.7"6.7" / 170mm9.5" / 240mm0.3" / 8mm
Vertical iPad7.3" / 186mm9.5" / 240mm0.4" / 9mm
Vertical iPad Mini5.3" / 153mm7.9" / 200mm0.3" / 7mm
Vertical 7-inch 1315.2" / 131mm7.8" / 198mm0.4" / 10mm

Build your own organization

your bag already has great built-in organization. that said, you may want to add these optional organizational accessories to further organize and protect what you carry.

visible variant TB0321R


The Cache is a protective laptop or tablet sleeve that's available in many sizes to fit a wide variety of devices.

visible variant TB1833-BN

Freudian Slip

Adds eleven organizational pockets to the Large Cafe Bag. One side has two open-top pockets for papers/file folders/magazines (folders fit portrait/vertically) and behind that, a zippered pocket that spans the width of the slip. These pockets also fit a full-size iPad or iPad Air. The other side has two open-top mesh pockets (which are great for power supplies, books, binoculars or other bulky stuff), four pen pockets, and two medium pockets for notebooks/phones.

visible variant TB0555

Shoulder Straps

The Standard Shoulder Strap has a .25" / 6 mm texturized rubber pad, making it a good choice for those looking for some comfort but not needing the over-the-top comfort of the Absolute Strap. The Absolute Shoulder Strap has a unique, patented, internal control-stretch system, making it the ideal shoulder strap for those who carry hefty loads or simply want the most comfortable strap available.

Lifetime Guarantee

You can expect your TOM BIHN bag to give you years of hard service. Our bags are guaranteed to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the life of the bag. That means if something goes wrong and it's our fault, we'll fix it at no charge.

Defects in materials or workmanship are uncommon and are most often evident while your bag is still new. Keep in mind that daypacks and briefcases are often subject to serious wear in everyday use. We often see TOM BIHN bags that are still solid and in use after five, ten, fifteen, even twenty or twenty-five years, with minor repairs needed here or there. But remember: only true love lasts forever.

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