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Medium Cafe Bag

$80.00

Medium-sized EDC messenger bag.

8 liters (500 cu. in.)

Red Blend 1000 Cordura/Cloud 210 Ballistic
Mayura 1000 Cordura/Cloud 210 Ballistic
Olive 1000 Cordura/Cloud 210 Ballistic
Beaver Camo 1000d Texturized Nylon/Coyote 210 Ballistic
Alphaviolet Ballistic/Viridian 210 Ballistic
Aubergine Ballistic/Cloud 210 Ballistic
Black Ballistic/Cloud 210 Ballistic
Burnt Orange Ballistic/Cloud 210 Ballistic
Deep Blue Ballistic/Cloud 210 Ballistic
Nebulous Grey Ballistic/Island 210 Ballistic
Ursa Ballistic/Cloud 210 Ballistic
Wilderness Ballistic/Cloud 210 Ballistic
Taiga 400 Halcyon/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Logic Blue 630 Recycled/Cloud 210 Ballistic
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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 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.

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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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Perfect size for specific needs

I needed a bag that I could access without setting it down while out and about. It needed to be just big enough for my needs, but not too big. This bag is the perfect size, has just the right amount of organization, and is great in all black.

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Functional, lightweight, and carries more than you'd think.

This is my first Tom Bihn bag ever (well, I bought a Syink 30 earlier but have yet to really use it for my travels). I use it for EDC to work and when I am running errands. Here's the gist of what I carry: keys, a book (or two), pens, tissues, pepper spray, gum, a smaller notebook, pills, Cubelet, external charger and cable, and my wallet. A few other smaller things that get tucked away into the zippered pocket, too.

It's a great, durable bag that has so far survived a warehouse setting, two cats, and a very furry dog. I really like the texture of the fabric and how organized this bag can be, especially with a few accessories form Tom Bihn. It's not too big of a bag and will probably become my every day carry for when I travel. The strap isn't always the most comfortable on a bare shoulder, but with a thin shirt between my skin and the rubber strap it's fine. I've also used clips to attach a HLT 2 to the two little loops on the lower back side of the Cafe bag for when I need extra storage space.

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Perfect Satchel

The perfect size for a notebook and moleskin. Has side pockets for pens and stuff. Looks really nice and is very sturdy. I might by the smaller one eventually too.

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My everyday carry!

I normally change bags throughout the week but after purchasing this cafe bag I have not felt the urge to switch it up. Great features (handle grab, key keepers, etc), does not feel or look bulky unless stuffed to the gills. Outstanding purchase!

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The BEST color

The orange color just POPS, absolutely love it. Just wish the same color was available for the large cafe bag.

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