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Cafe Bag in Black 525 Ballistic with Cloud (grey with light grey grid) 210 Cerylon interior Medium Cafe Bag in Black 525 Ballistic with Mountain Grey (grey with light grey grid) 210 Cerylon interior Medium Cafe Bag in Cloud (light grey) 525 Ballistic Medium Cafe Bag in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic Reverse shot of the Medium Cafe Bag in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic with Cloud (grey with light grey grid) 210 Cerylon interior Medium Cafe Bag in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic with Mountain Grey (grey with light grey grid) 210 Cerylon interior Medium Cafe Bag in Aubergine (dark purple) 525 Ballistic Medium Cafe Bag in Aubergine (dark purple) 525 Ballistic with Mountain Grey (grey with light grey grid) 210 Cerylon interior Reverse shot of the Medium Cafe Bag in Aubergine (dark purple) 525 Ballistic with Cloud (grey with light grey grid) 210 Cerylon interior Medium Cafe Bag in Mars Red 525 Ballistic Medium Cafe Bag in Nebulous (medium) Grey 525 Ballistic Medium Cafe Bag in 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grey grid) 210 Cerylon interior Reverse shot of the Medium Cafe Bag in Ursa (brown-grey) 525 Ballistic with Cloud (light grey) 210 Ballistic interior Medium Cafe Bag in Ursa (brown-grey) 525 Ballistic with Cloud (light grey) 210 Ballistic interior Medium Cafe Bag in Seapine Green Recycled Nylon Medium Cafe Bag in Seapine Green Recycled Nylon/Cloud 210 Ballistic Medium Cafe Bag in Seapine Green Recycled Nylon/Cloud 210 Ballistic Medium Cafe Bag in Red Blend 1000d Cordura Medium Cafe Bag in Orange 152 1000d Cordura Medium Cafe Bag in Olive 1000d Cordura visible variant TB0202-OCLJ visible variant TB0202-OCLJ Medium Cafe Bag in Nebulous Grey Recycled Nylon Medium Cafe Bag in Mayura 1000d Cordura Medium Cafe Bag in Mayura 1000d Cordura/Cloud 210 Ballistic Medium Cafe Bag in Mayura 1000d Cordura/Cloud 210 Ballistic Medium Cafe Bag in Logic Blue Recycled Nylon Medium Cafe Bag in Logic Blue Recycled Nylon/Cloud 210 Ballistic Medium Cafe Bag in Logic Blue Recycled Nylon/Cloud 210 Ballistic 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Medium Cafe Bag

$80.00

Medium-sized EDC messenger bag.

8 liters (500 cu. in.)

Mayura 1000 Cordura/Cloud 210 Ballistic
Canary 1000 Cordura/Cloud 210 Ballistic
Beaver Camo 1000d Texturized Nylon/Coyote 210 Ballistic
Burnt Orange Ballistic/Cloud 210 Ballistic
Wilderness Ballistic/Cloud 210 Ballistic
Seapine Green 630 Recycled/Cloud 210 Ballistic
Aubergine Ballistic/Mountain Grey 210 Cerylon
Black Ballistic/Mountain Grey 210 Cerylon
Burnt Orange Ballistic/Mountain Grey 210 Cerylon
Constellation Ballistic/Mountain Grey 210 Cerylon
Coyote Ballistic/Mountain Grey 210 Cerylon
Deep Blue Ballistic/Mountain Grey 210 Cerylon
Nebulous Grey Ballistic/Cobalt 210 Cerylon
Ursa Ballistic/Cobalt 210 Cerylon
Wilderness Ballistic/Mountain Grey 210 Cerylon
Original 400 Halcyon/Island 200 Halcyon

Description

The Medium is the original size of Cafe Bag, one of our most enduring designs. It is designed to help you carry and organize your everyday gear. Wear it cross-body or over the shoulder.

The main, open-top compartment and front, zippered pocket of the Medium Café Bag are covered by an asymmetrical flap that closes with our 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, checkbook, or other small items. It closes with a #8 YKK zipper. The back of the Medium Café Bag has a slanted, open-top pocket. It's great for storing papers, files, a magazine, or a newspaper.

Inside the main compartment of the Medium Café Bag, you'll find four organizer pockets. Two of the pockets are sized for your cell phone/iPod or a small wallet, and two are sized for pens. The main compartment also has three O-rings, with an 8" Key Strap attached to one. (Additional and extended-length Black and Color Key Straps can be purchased separately.) The Key Strap is useful for keeping track of your keys (many folks leave their keys attached to the Key Strap).

The Medium Café Bag rides on your shoulder with a 1-1/2" shoulder strap made of high quality nylon webbing. It features a low-profile shoulder pad with a grippy underside.

The Medium Café Bag can also be carried by a webbing handle that is on the top/back of the bag. Available as an optional accessory is a removable waist strap so you can wear the Medium Café Bag bike-messenger style.

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

Materials

Zippers

1x #8 YKK coil zipper (front pocket)

Shoulder Strap

Nylon webbing shoulder strap and handle

Components

Duraflex®, Nexus, and Woojin buckles and related components

Specs

Dimensions

10.6" (w) x 12.2" (h) x 3" (d) / 270 (w) x 310 (h) x 75 (d) mm

Weight

1000d Cordura Nylon: 13.9 oz / 395 grams
525d HT Ballistic Nylon: 14.5 oz / 410 grams
630d Recycled Nylon: 12.7 oz / 360 grams
400d Halcyon/420d nylon ripstop: 12 oz / 330 grams
210d HT Ballistic Nylon: 11.6 oz / 330 grams

Volume

500 cubic inches / 8 liters (ASTM Standard Measure)

Strap Length

1.5" / 38 mm shoulder strap extends to 54" / 1.3 m

Total O-Ring

 4 (3 in the main compartment; 1 in the front zippered pocket)

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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.

THE BIHN Guarantee

Everything you buy from us here at TOM BIHN is satisfaction guaranteed. We’ve been in business since 1972 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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It's one of the first Bihn products made but it's the third T.B. bag I've purchased. It's a great design and highly functional. I needed something smaller than backpack or full-size cross-body messenger as an everyday bag and occasional airline personal item. This fits the bill.

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I was looking for a EDC bag. I don't like taking my backpack off to get into it all the time, so over-the-shoulder works well for me.

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I bought this Medium Cafe Bag in Coyote ballistic for carrying my art supplies for urban sketching. The size is perfect for this use, and the fabric is smooth and really comfortable. I love the clean, classic look of this bag, and look forward to many years of carrying it on my art and other excursions!

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