The LGD in Logic/Coyote/Viridian. Front view of the bag. The LGD in Logic/Coyote/Viridian. Front view, front buckle pocket lifted up to show the Viridian lining. The LGD in Logic. Back view, showing the hide-away padded hip belt. The LGD in Seapine/Red/Dawn. Front view of the bag. The LGD in Seapine/Red/Dawn. Front view, front buckle pocket lifted up to show the Dawn lining. The LGD in Seapine. Back view, showing the hide-away padded hip belt. The LGD in Aubergine/Red/Viridian. Front view of the bag. The LGD in Aubergine/Red/Viridian. Front view of the bag, buckle pocket lifted up showing the Viridian lining. The LGD in Aubergine/Hunter/Island. Front view of the bag. The LGD in Aubergine/Hunter/Island. Front view of the bag, buckle pocket lifted up showing the Island lining. The LGD in Aubergine. Back view of the bag, showing the hideaway hip belt. The LGD in Black/Black/Cloud. Front view of the bag. The LGD in Black/Black/Cloud. Front view, front buckle pocket lifted up to show the Cloud lining. The LGD in Black/Red/Island. Front view of the bag. The LGD in Black/Red/Island. Front view, front buckle pocket lifted up to show the Island lining. The LGD in Black. Back view, showing the hide-away padded hip belt. The LGD in Nebulous Grey/Coyote/Island. Front view of the bag. The LGD in Nebulous Grey/Coyote/Island. Front view, front buckle pocket lifted up to show the Island lining. The LGD in Nebulous. Back view, showing the hide-away padded hip belt. The LGD in Ursa/Hunter/Coyote. Front view of the bag. The LGD in Ursa/Hunter/Coyote. Front view, front buckle pocket lifted up to show the Coyote lining. The LGD in Ursa. Back view, showing the hide-away padded hip belt. The LGD in Wilderness/Coyote/Coyote. Front view of the bag. The LGD in Wilderness/Coyote/Coyote. Front view, front buckle pocket lifted up to show the Coyote lining. The LGD in Wilderness. Back view, showing the hide-away padded hip belt. The LGD in Burnt Orange/Royal/Cloud. Front view of the bag. The LGD in Burnt Orange/Royal/Cloud. Front view, front buckle pocket lifted up to show the Cloud lining. The LGD in Burnt Orange. Back view, showing the hide-away padded hip belt. The LGD in Deep Blue/Coyote/Coyote. Front view of the bag. The LGD in Deep Blue/Coyote/Coyote. Front view, front buckle pocket lifted up to show the Coyote lining. The LGD in Deep Blue. Back view, showing the hide-away padded hip belt. The LGD in Mars Red/Coyote/Coyote. Front view of the bag. The LGD in Mars Red/Coyote/Coyote. Front view, front buckle pocket lifted up to show the Coyote lining. The LGD in Mars Red. Back view, showing the hide-away padded hip belt. The LGD in Orange-152/Royal/Coyote. Front view of the bag. The LGD in Orange-152/Royal/Coyote. Front view, front buckle pocket lifted up to show the Coyote lining. The LGD in Orange-152. Back view, showing the hide-away padded hip belt. The LGD in Canary/Royal/Dawn. Front view of the bag. The LGD in Canary/Royal/Dawn. Front view, front buckle pocket lifted up to show the Dawn lining. The LGD in Canary. Back view, showing the hide-away padded hip belt. The LGD in Mayura/Red/Dawn. Front view of the bag. The LGD in Mayura/Red/Dawn. Front view, front buckle pocket lifted up to show the Dawn lining. The LGD in Mayura. Back view, showing the hide-away padded hip belt. The LGD in Beaver Camo/Coyote/Coyote. Front view of the bag. The LGD in Beaver Camo/Coyote/Coyote. Front view, front buckle pocket lifted up to show the Coyote lining. The LGD in Beaver Camo. Back view, showing the hide-away padded hip belt.
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Le Grand Derriere

$130.00

Vintage TOM BIHN waist/sling/shoulder pack design from the 90's.

8 liters (490 cu. in.)

Logic Blue 630 Recycled/Coyote/Viridian 210 Ballistic
Logic Blue 630 Recycled/Coyote/Viridian 210 Ballistic
Seapine Green 630 Recycled/Red/Dawn 210 Ballistic
Seapine Green 630 Recycled/Red/Dawn 210 Ballistic
Aubergine 525 Ballistic/Viridian 210 Ballistic
Aubergine 525 Ballistic/Viridian 210 Ballistic
Aubergine 525 Ballistic/Hunter/Island 210 Ballistic
Aubergine 525 Ballistic/Hunter/Island 210 Ballistic
Black 525 Ballistic/Cloud 210 Ballistic
Black 525 Ballistic/Cloud 210 Ballistic
Black 525 Ballistic/Red/Island 210 Ballistic
Black 525 Ballistic/Red/Island 210 Ballistic
Nebulous Grey 525 Ballistic/Coyote/Island 210 Ballistic
Nebulous Grey 525 Ballistic/Coyote/Island 210 Ballistic
Mars Red 525 Ballistic/Coyote/Coyote 210 Ballistic
Mars Red 525 Ballistic/Coyote/Coyote 210 Ballistic
Deep Blue 525 Ballistic/Coyote/Coyote 210 Ballistic
Deep Blue 525 Ballistic/Coyote/Coyote 210 Ballistic
Wilderness 525 Ballistic/Coyote/Coyote 210 Ballistic
Wilderness 525 Ballistic/Coyote/Coyote 210 Ballistic
Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic/Royal/Cloud 210 Ballistic
Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic/Royal/Cloud 210 Ballistic
Ursa 525 Ballistic/Hunter/Coyote 210 Ballistic
Ursa 525 Ballistic/Hunter/Coyote 210 Ballistic
Beaver Camo 1000 Cordura/Coyote/Coyote 210 Ballistic
Beaver Camo 1000 Cordura/Coyote/Coyote 210 Ballistic
Orange 152 1000 Cordura/Royal/Coyote 210 Ballistic
Orange 152 1000 Cordura/Royal/Coyote 210 Ballistic
Canary 1000 Cordura/Royal/Dawn 210 Ballistic
Canary 1000 Cordura/Royal/Dawn 210 Ballistic
Mayura 1000 Cordura/Red/Dawn 210 Ballistic
Mayura 1000 Cordura/Red/Dawn 210 Ballistic
The rear of the Le Grand Derriere with its hip belts tucked into their pockets to create a flush back. A 3/4 shot of the Le Grand Derriere showing the side and rear of the pack with its hip belts out and connected. A 3/4 shot of the Le Grand Derriere showings its front face and hip belts out. Person wearing the LGD as a hip pack. It's positioned at the front of their body, and they are zipping open the main compartment. Person holding the LGD by its grab handle. Person wearing the LGD sling-style. Photo of the LGD in Beaver Camo 1000d. Various items are in it and around it; passport, large phone, wallet, the book "Tent Life in Siberia" and an 11" iPad. Photo of the LGD in Beaver Camo 1000d. Various items packed inside, including a book, iPad, thermos, and rain shell. Photo of the LGD in Beaver Camo 1000d. The buckle front pocket is open, showing how it has at least 2-1/2" of depth! Photo of the LGD in Beaver Camo 1000d. It's empty and the main compartment is open. Photo of the LGD in Beaver Camo 1000d. Close-up of an O-ring in the main compartment of the LGD. Person pulling an item out of the front buckle pocket of the LGD. Person closing the buckle of the front of the LGD. Person tucking away the padded hip belt. Person walking next to a river, wearing the LGD as a shoulder carry bag. Person wearing the LGD sling-style. Person wearing the LGD sling-style, on a walk in the woods. Person wearing the LGD sling style, front-carry. Person standing in the forest on a hiking trail, walking their dog on leash, wearing the LGD front-carry style. Person walking their dog wearing the LGD as a waist pack. Person walking their dog wearing the LGD as a waist pack, on the front. Person hiking in the woods with their dog, LGD worn sling-style on the back. Person wearing the LGD as a waist pack. Person accessing a phone from the front buckle pocket of the LGD while wearing it as a waist pack. Person wearing the LGD sling bag style. Person wearing the LGD sling-style, but over one shoulder.

Description

The Le Grand Derriere (LGD) is a vintage reissue of a TOM BIHN design from the early 1990’. It’s, make no mistake, a large pack. Inside the main compartment, there’s an open-top pocket along the back panel that’ll fit an 11" iPad Pro, iPad mini, Kindle, or similarly-sized smaller tablet — or a notebook or paperback, if you’re working to minimize screen time. The rest of the main compartment is spacious and ready to fit a jacket, water bottle, and bento box. There’s four — yes, four — O-rings in the main compartment: two against the back panel and two against the front panel. That main compartment zipper is protected from the elements by a flap; some folks love flapped zippers as-is, and others find that adding the included Cord Zipper Pulls to the metal zipper pulls will make the main compartment easier to open and close.

The front exterior of the LGD provides two organizational options. First up is the asymmetrical buckle pocket: underneath that buckle is an open-top pocket that fits the largest phones or the smallest notebooks. Seem familiar? You’ve got it right: that asymmetrical buckle pocket is a nod to the iconic design of the Cafe Shoulder Bags. You’ll find an O-ring in there, ready to tether and secure your keys or perhaps an Organizer Pouch; attached to that O-ring is an included 8” Key Strap. 

On the other side of the bag is a zippered pocket; it’ll fit a wallet (Nik’s Minimalist Wallet fits great), reusable utensils, snacks, keys, etc. That zippered pocket also has one O-ring.

The LGD can be carried or used in multiple ways. It's primarily designed to be worn as hip pack or carried cross-body as a shoulder bag, but we know some of you will choose to wear it sling-style. Sling-style, we think the LGD works best as back carry; some may choose to wear it front carry — YMMV. It can also be packed inside of a larger bag such as the Aeronaut 45 / Aeronaut 30 travel bags or the Shadow Guide 23 / 33 backpacks — what’s cool about using it that way is that it can act like a beefier version of the Packing Cube Shoulder Bag. Use it to organize clothes or toiletries on the journey, and wear it as a waist pack/cross-body/sling pack at the destination. We also love to use our LGDs as road trip bags: packed with snacks and drinks in the front seat, and ready to go when we pull up to a trailhead to stretch our legs. Speaking of hitting the trail — as a hiking waist pack, the LGD is top-notch. It’ll fit a water bottle, water filter, first aid kit, dog and human treats — everything you might need for a quick walk. 

The exterior sides of the LGD have handy compression straps to help minimize the side profile of the bag when it’s packed full *or* lower its profile when it’s closer to empty. On the sides of the bag, you’ll also see D-ring attachment points to which you can clip an optional 1” Shoulder Strap, Simple Shoulder Strap, or Absolute Shoulder Strap. Which strap you choose depends on your priorities — one might choose the for the minimalist who occasionally needs a shoulder strap and doesn’t need a lot of padding, the 1” Shoulder Strap is a great option as it’ll neatly tuck inside the LGD when not in use. For the person who plans to pack a full water bottle or other heavy stuff and would like the load to be cush, the Absolute Shoulder Strap would be the way to go.

The waist/hip belt of the LGD neatly tucks away when not in use; it nestles behind a padded panel, which means you won’t feel the buckles against your hip when you’re wearing it as a shoulder bag. Per the original, vintage TOM BIHN LGD design, the waist belt is not removable. An optional 1-1/2" Waist Belt Extender can be ordered on our Parts page. And regardless of the exterior fabric option for the LGD — whether it’s 1000d Cordura or 525d ballistic — that back panel into which the waist belt tucks is made of smooth 525d ballistic.

 

Tom talks the history of the LGD: 

The LGD was originally designed for some friends / customers in Santa Cruz back in the mid-1990s. “Lumbar” packs were in vogue, but I never much appreciated the look or utility of that style, so this was my own variation on that general idea. It seemed like most folks were using their lumbar packs as everyday bags for around town, so I wanted to add some functionality and aesthetic that reflected that use: hence two different types of front pocket (flapped and zippered) and the option of a shoulder strap for cross-body carrying.


The people who had the original version loved them and used them constantly – it was fun to see LGDs around town. Our new LGD redux is mostly true to the original, but I’ve added an innocuous grab handle on the top/back, and made the waist/hip belt so you can tuck it away – both features I likely would have added had I continued making them back then. :)

 

Materials

525d High-Tenacity 2x2 Ballistic nylon
1000d Cordura nylon
— or —
630d Recycled nylon exterior
bluesign® certified 210d High-Tenacity 2x2 Ballistic nylon lining
Duraflex®, Nexus, and Woojin buckles and related components
#8 YKK Water Repellent Racquet Coil zipper

Specs

Sewn in USA with globally sourced materials 100% finished seams

Dimensions: 12.6" (w) x 8.2" (h) x 6.2" (d) / 320mm (w) x 210mm (h) x 160mm (d)
Weight: 15.2 oz / 430 grams
Volume: 490 cubic inches / 8 Liters
What's Included:
1x 8-inch Black Webbing Snaphook/Snaphook Key Strap
1x Black Zipper Pulls w/ Plastic Ends (8-Pack)
Total O-Rings: 6 (4 in the main compartment, 1 in the front zippered compartment, 1 in the front clipped compartment)
Strap Circumference: 48" / 122cm (click here to order an optional extender.)

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 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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Reviewed by Maria Y.
Rated 3 out of 5

COLOR COMBINATION -MEH

Maybe change the color combination? Black with a subtle strips of another color is better.

Black has almost no visble Tom Bihn tag / logo. I'd like to see the proud makers / production staff and location.

Thank you!

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Nice colors!

I really like the colors, and it is a perfect size too as a side bag. I might get Mayura for myself and another color for my bf.

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bad colors

A few of us like to keep a low profile and are attracted by the browns and greys... but then you go and put bright stripes on them and garish bright interiors. Can we have a bit more catering to our faction besides black?

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Can’t wait

Will buy when available!

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Imagination

I imagine that this will be great like most TB products!

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