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Color: Logic Blue 630 Recycled/Coyote/Viridian 210 Ballistic

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

8 liters / 490 cu. in.

We've retired the Le Grand Derriere so we can focus our efforts on other projects. You can sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page to receive updates on what we're working on next!

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

Zippers

5 #8 YKK Racquet-Coil water-repellent zippers with metal sliders

Components

Specs

Dimensions

12.6" (w) x 8.2" (h) x 6.2" (d) / 320mm (w) x 210mm (h) x 160mm (d)

Weight

400d Halcyon: 13.1 ounces / 370 grams
630d Recycled: 13.9 ounces / 395 grams
1000d Cordura: 14.8 ounces / 420 grams
525d Ballistic: 15.3 ounces / 434 grams

Volume

8 Liters / 490 cu. in. 

Strap Circumference

48" / 122cm (click here to order an optional extender.)

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Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
Based on 49 reviews
94%would recommend this product
49 reviews
  • Christopher L.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Good Storage Size, Versatile, High Quality Craftsmanship
    1 year ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Good Storage Size, Versatile, High Quality Craftsmanship
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Perfect bag for what it is!

    I just got this as my first Tom Bihn bag. I was looking for a sling bag that could carry a light jacket/fleece and some odds and ends around town or for a short hike. Ended up being the perfect size for this! I JUST got off a night shift at the hospital where I used it for the first time and several people commented how cool it looked and how much it held! Seemed to have infinite space as I pulled a jacket, Bluetooth speaker, stethoscope, and more out of it throughout the night. It may have been my first TB bag but certainly won't be my last.

  • Michelle B.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Versatile, Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size, Compact
    1 year ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Versatile, Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size, Compact
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Perfect EDC bag.

    I like a larger EDC, and this absolutely delivers without feeling massive. I'm 5'1" and tend to wear this as a crossbody or shoulder bag using the hip strap, but on long days it's nice to have the option to wear it as a waistpack and evenly distribute the weight. It's super versatile and you can fit way more in here than you'd think--I loaded it to a degree I only rarely do and took a photo of the contents, and even then there was definitely room to tuck a few more small items in. I've even stuck a full 2L water bladder in it for a hike while leaving all my EDC pouches inside. That said, this bag excels when it's not completely packed, because the main section is one big pocket and the more you load it up the harder it is to access everything. I prefer to keep it more lightly loaded and then have space for random purchases or a light sweater.

    Design-wise, this is tremendously thoughtful. I love that I can swing the bag around to my front to grab a wallet or keys or something then move it back to my back, and the clip pocket keeps my phone from tumbling out when I do. Basically, I'm currently planning to use this bag until I die.

  • Diane S.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Comfortable, High Quality Craftsmanship, Sewn in USA, Compact
    1 year ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Comfortable, High Quality Craftsmanship, Sewn in USA, Compact
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Le Grand Derrière lives up to its name!

    I looked around at for a quality crossbody bag that wasn’t mass produced or made overseas. I chose Le Grand Derrière for its form, function and attractive looks. I mainly bought it for an upcoming trip to Nova Scotia, but it has become my go to bag for everything from going to the grocery store to walking the dog. Great bag- highly recommended!

  • Antonio P.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Comfortable, High Quality Craftsmanship, Compact, Good Storage Size
    1 year ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Comfortable, High Quality Craftsmanship, Compact, Good Storage Size
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    new edc bag / camera bag

    I bought this mainly to carry a camera or two when I’m out & about. A friend of mine has one, and I had to get one after checking it out. I had an upcoming international trip, so I treated myself and got the LGD.

    I went an extra step and found a small camera bag insert that fit very comfortably inside the LGD, and provided plenty of padding and security. I can fit a Leica camera, a Rolleiflex & a flash / some film in there safely.

    I am so happy with this purchase and highly recommend it to anyone interested in this as a compact camera bag option.

  • Jessica M.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Comfortable, Good Storage Size, Easily Adjustable, Versatile, High Quality Craftsmanship
    1 year ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Comfortable, Good Storage Size, Easily Adjustable, Versatile, High Quality Craftsmanship
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Versatile and comfortable to wear many ways

    I bought this in Seapine/Red for a 2 week trip to Europe along with a Techonaut 30, and love both. First, I love that I can pack not only TB packing cubes, but also the LGD inside the Techonaut 30! It means I can stick the filled LGD inside the backpack to avoid having a third bag for airline travel purposes, with minimal fuss, then take it out already packed at my destination for going around town.

    I also love the versatility of the different ways to wear LGD. So far I have mostly worn it sling-style on the back, and around my waist at the front. After some getting used to it, I found it very easy to adjust the strap at the bottom while wearing sling-style to tighten and loosen slightly to make it the most comfy while walking or take it off over my head. It is a large pack, so not super slim against the body, but very comfortable to carry even very full and for a long day walking about town.

    I love that I can swap from sling to waist if my shoulder gets tired. It's also great for visiting places with bag restrictions: it's small enough to slip under the radar of places that make you check larger bags, and for museums that prohibit bags carried on the back you can just carry in front on waist or shoulder no problem.

    It fits a ton; although not an extra sweater or jacket, you can tighten the cinch straps around one to carry it securely and easily. In my pic I show what I carried on a typical day: long wallet, small knitting project bag, sunglasses case, folding shopping…

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    TOM BIHN
    1 year ago

    Thank you for sharing this lovely review and photos! So glad the LGD served you well in Europe! :)

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