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Cloud (light grey) 210 Ballistic interior Medium Cafe Bag in Ursa (brown-grey) 525 Ballistic Medium Cafe Bag in Ursa (brown-grey) 525 Ballistic with Cobalt (blue with light blue grid) 210 Cerylon interior Reverse shot of the Medium Cafe Bag in Ursa (brown-grey) 525 Ballistic with Cobalt (blue with light blue grid) 210 Cerylon interior Medium Cafe Bag in Red Blend 1000d Cordura/Mountain Grey 210 Cerylon Medium Cafe Bag in Red Blend 1000d Cordura/Mountain Grey 210 Cerylon Reverse shot of the Medium Cafe Bag in Constellation (light blue) 525 Ballistic with Cloud (light grey) 210 Ballistic interior Medium Cafe Bag in Constellation (light blue) 525 Ballistic with Cloud (light grey) 210 Ballistic interior Medium Cafe Bag in Constellation (light blue) 525 Ballistic with Mountain Grey (grey with light grey grid) 210 Cerylon interior Reverse shot of the Medium Cafe Bag in Constellation (light blue) 525 Ballistic with Cloud (grey with light grey grid) 210 Cerylon interior Reverse shot of the 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Medium Cafe Bag

$80.00

Medium-sized EDC messenger bag.

8 liters / 500 cu. in.

Burnt Orange Ballistic/Mountain Grey 210 Cerylon
Constellation Ballistic/Mountain Grey 210 Cerylon
Aubergine Ballistic/Mountain Grey 210 Cerylon
Deep Blue Ballistic/Mountain Grey 210 Cerylon
Black Ballistic/Mountain Grey 210 Cerylon
Coyote Ballistic/Mountain Grey 210 Cerylon
Nebulous Grey Ballistic/Cobalt 210 Cerylon
Wilderness Ballistic/Mountain Grey 210 Cerylon
Beaver Camo 1000d Texturized Nylon/Coyote 210 Ballistic
Black 400 Halcyon/Island 200 Halcyon
Wilderness Ballistic/Cobalt 210 Cerylon
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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 Cafe 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

400d Halcyon/420d nylon ripstop: 12 oz / 330 grams
1000d Cordura Nylon: 13.9 oz / 395 grams
525d HT Ballistic Nylon: 14.5 oz / 410 grams

Volume

8 liters / 500 cu. in. (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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  • Jaimie C.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Made in USA, High Quality Finishings, Good Storage Size, Unique
    9 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Made in USA, High Quality Finishings, Good Storage Size, Unique
    Rated 5 stars
    Urban Sketchers Dream Bag

    Wow! This is an absolute dream bag for all of my sketching gear. My sketchbook, iPad Pro and all of my pencils, pens, paint…..everything fits in this bag! I paired mine with the Freudian slip, clear pouch and a small cubelet. I feel so organized while I’m sketching

  • Brandon M.
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    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Sewn in USA, High Quality Finishings, High Quality Craftsmanship, Thoughtful Design
    7 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Sewn in USA, High Quality Finishings, High Quality Craftsmanship, Thoughtful Design
    Rated 5 stars
    I love this bag!

    I am in love with this bag. It’s made of high quality materials and is the perfect size for my EDC. I also love the color I chose, logic blue.

  • Elizabeth C.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Sewn in USA, High Quality Finishings, Durable, Versatile
    1 month ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Sewn in USA, High Quality Finishings, Durable, Versatile
    Rated 5 stars
    Love my Cafe Bag!

    I bought this medium Cafe Bag to use as a small project knitting bag. My small Cafe Bag is too small to use as a project bag. Love it! It's roomy and sturdy and the color is gorgeous!

  • Linda W.
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    Bought For Myself
    5 days ago
    Bought For Myself
    Rated 5 stars
    Perfect for the gigging musician

    The Medium Cafe Bag works perfectly for carrying my 12" iPad (with downloaded music scores), electronic page turner, plus wallet/etc. Thank you!

  • Megan K.
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    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Comfortable, High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size, Durable, Easily Adjustable
    25 minutes ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Comfortable, High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size, Durable, Easily Adjustable
    Rated 5 stars
    Absolutely worth it!

    First time purchasing a TB bag and I love it. I had a problem with USPS misdelivering my package and customer service was so fast to respond and sent me a replacement, no questions asked.

    I love how durable and lightweight this thing feels. It's the perfect size when I'm out and about or traveling. I can fit in a phone, wallet, umbrella, ~2 medium sized books or notepads, hand sanitizer, pens, etc, and still have plenty of space to shove in whatever else I need.

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