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Paramour

$170.00

A welterweight pack for everyday outings.

21 Liters / 1280 cu. in.

Deep Blue Ballistic/Taiga 200 Halcyon
Aubergine Ballistic/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Burnt Orange Ballistic/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Coyote Ballistic/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Nebulous Grey Ballistic/Island 200 Halcyon
Ursa Ballistic/Taiga 200 Halcyon
Taiga 400 Halcyon/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon

TLDR

A lovely union of the Paragon and Paradigm, the Paramour has the footprint on your back (backprint?) and sturdy design of a Paragon with a device sleeve sized to match, but with the added front organizational pocket and aesthetic of the Paradigm.

Full Description

Walk through the features of the Paramour.

3D Front Pocket

This 9.5" x 13" x 3" / 240mm x 330mm x  75mm pocket has a two dividers that vertically section this pocket into 3 distinct sections! The middle section has a grommet in the bottom to drain any little spill that might happen with your water bottle.

The Paramour's front pocket and dividers

Edgeless EV50 1/2" Shoulder Strap

A bigger bag means bigger straps. Like the Paragon (and unlike the Paradigm), this comes with the innovative Edgeless straps first pioneered on our Syniks.

Soft and conforming, no matter how much you put in your Paramour these straps won't ever let you down, run around, or desert you.

Smooth Back Panel

Like the Paragon, this features a smooth back panel in the same material and color as the exterior color chosen for the rest of the bag with a comfy closed-cell foam back panel.

The Paramour's back panel is a single, smooth panel of the exterior fabric

Padded Device Pocket

The Paramour's padded device pocket is enough padding to hug your device up against your back and keep it in place and protected from the rest of what's in your bag but low profile enough that if you aren't using a device, it won't get in the way but it will provide some additional padding on your back.

It's an open-top, minimalist design made with the same foam laminate that lines our Caches. Fits the 16" Macbook Pro, Dell XPS 17", and anything smaller than those.

The Paramour's main pocket showing off the laptop sleeve holding an iPad

Grab Handle

A simple webbing grab handle for hoisting your bag to your shoulders, hanging it on a hook, or carry it around the room. Simple, strong, and a constant friend.

What's Included

We include the following accessories to give you a good amount of options for your new bag right out of the gate.

One 8-inch Black Webbing Snaphook/Snaphook Key Strap

A Key Strap is a strip of webbing with plastic snaphooks on the end. The 8” Key Strap in Black that’s included in most of our larger bags is, for many, the gateway to a world of organization via Key Straps and Organizer Pouches. All the members of the Key Strap family are intended to make locating things in your bag easier and more instinctive. Pulling out a small item or pouch tethered to a strap is easier than rooting around aimlessly in the depths of your pack; you can also rest assured that anything hooked to a strap is much less likely to fall out or otherwise be left behind. You can find more Key Strap colors and varieties on the Key Strap page.


One Cord Zipper Pulls w/ Plastic Ends (8-Pack)

Some folks prefer metal zipper pulls. Others prefer cord pulls. So, what to do about that? We think the best solution (in most cases) is to offer metal pulls and include a starter pack of Cord Pulls with most bags. The most popular solution is to weave the Cord Pulls through the metal pulls, effectively silencing them without having to remove them. A video demonstrating various Cord Pull options and more colors/varieties of Cord Pulls can be found on the Cord Zipper Pulls page.


One Sternum Strap Assembly and One Gatekeeper Waist Strap

Adjustable and removable sternum and waist straps with leave-no-trace hardware: if you don't like or don't use your sternum strap, remove it and leave (almost) nothing behind.

3D Front Pocket

This 9.5" x 13" x 3" / 240mm x 330mm x  75mm pocket has a two dividers that vertically section this pocket into 3 distinct sections! The middle section has a grommet in the bottom to drain any little spill that might happen with your water bottle.

The Paramour's front pocket and dividers

Edgeless EV50 1/2" Shoulder Strap

A bigger bag means bigger straps. Like the Paragon (and unlike the Paradigm), this comes with the innovative Edgeless straps first pioneered on our Syniks.

Soft and conforming, no matter how much you put in your Paramour these straps won't ever let you down, run around, or desert you.

Smooth Back Panel

Like the Paragon, this features a smooth back panel in the same material and color as the exterior color chosen for the rest of the bag with a comfy closed-cell foam back panel.

The Paramour's back panel is a single, smooth panel of the exterior fabric

Padded Device Pocket

The Paramour's padded device pocket is enough padding to hug your device up against your back and keep it in place and protected from the rest of what's in your bag but low profile enough that if you aren't using a device, it won't get in the way but it will provide some additional padding on your back.

It's an open-top, minimalist design made with the same foam laminate that lines our Caches. Fits the 16" Macbook Pro, Dell XPS 17", and anything smaller than those.

The Paramour's main pocket showing off the laptop sleeve holding an iPad

Grab Handle

A simple webbing grab handle for hoisting your bag to your shoulders, hanging it on a hook, or carry it around the room. Simple, strong, and a constant friend.

What's Included

We include the following accessories to give you a good amount of options for your new bag right out of the gate.

One 8-inch Black Webbing Snaphook/Snaphook Key Strap

A Key Strap is a strip of webbing with plastic snaphooks on the end. The 8” Key Strap in Black that’s included in most of our larger bags is, for many, the gateway to a world of organization via Key Straps and Organizer Pouches. All the members of the Key Strap family are intended to make locating things in your bag easier and more instinctive. Pulling out a small item or pouch tethered to a strap is easier than rooting around aimlessly in the depths of your pack; you can also rest assured that anything hooked to a strap is much less likely to fall out or otherwise be left behind. You can find more Key Strap colors and varieties on the Key Strap page.


One Cord Zipper Pulls w/ Plastic Ends (8-Pack)

Some folks prefer metal zipper pulls. Others prefer cord pulls. So, what to do about that? We think the best solution (in most cases) is to offer metal pulls and include a starter pack of Cord Pulls with most bags. The most popular solution is to weave the Cord Pulls through the metal pulls, effectively silencing them without having to remove them. A video demonstrating various Cord Pull options and more colors/varieties of Cord Pulls can be found on the Cord Zipper Pulls page.


One Sternum Strap Assembly and One Gatekeeper Waist Strap

Adjustable and removable sternum and waist straps with leave-no-trace hardware: if you don't like or don't use your sternum strap, remove it and leave (almost) nothing behind.

Materials

Zippers

2x #8 YKK Raquet-Coil Water-Repellent Zipper

Back

Closed-cell foam

Straps

Edgeless EV50 1/2” / 12mm shoulder straps (EVAZOTE® OEKO-TEX® foam)

Device Pocket

.25" / 6 mm thick foam padding laminated between black, heavy-duty polyester knit and brushed tricot

Other Components

Duraflex®, Nexus, and Woojin buckles and related components

Specs

Dimensions

13.4" (w) x 17.9" (h) x 10.0" (d) / 340 (w) x 455 (h) x 255 (d) mm

Weight

525d Ballistic: 1 lb 10.8 oz / 760 grams
400d Halcyon: 1 lb 6.9 oz / 650 grams 

Volume

21 liters / 1280 cu. in. (ASTM Standard Measure)

Device Compartment

14.09" x 9.68" x 0.64" / 357.9mm x 245.9mm x 16.2 mm

Total O-Rings

4 (2 in the main compartment, 2 in the front 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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  • Benjamin L.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Sewn in USA, High Quality Finishings, Good Storage Size
    3 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Sewn in USA, High Quality Finishings, Good Storage Size
    Rated 5 stars
    Solid, elegant, thoughtfully made bag with a few minor complaints

    This is my first Tom Bihn bag, and I'm impressed by how solid and thoughtfully made it feels. Definitely something that you need to feel in your hand, instead of just looking at pictures. The straps are silky smooth and cushy. The grab handle is a basic piece of webbing, but the thickness and softness makes it feel premium and elegant. The bag holds its shape well and stands up even when lightly loaded. The aubergine is a great colour, which pops in sunlight, but is understated enough for everyday use--I wish more manufacturers would offer interesting colours like this.

    Love the fact that there are just two spacious, easily accessible compartments--elegant, without going overboard on simplicity and necessitating obnoxious organisational cubes/pouches. In the front compartment, dividers create three large pockets and two small sleeves, which are perfect for organisation, while still being able to quickly see and grab everything. No extraneous zips, velcro, or flaps to get in the way. The main compartment easily swallows up everything else I might need to carry. Unobtrusive o-rings throughout provide significant flexibility for further organisation.

    A few minor complaints:

    - The DWR does not seem particularly effective--water doesn't bead and roll off the bag as I'd expect, but at least it dries quickly.

    - The zippers sometimes get a bit kinked, particular near the corners or in the middle, requiring a bit of coaxing to work around.

    - There is no lining on most of the…

  • Ryan D.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Durable, Good Storage Size, Versatile
    3 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Durable, Good Storage Size, Versatile
    Rated 5 stars
    Classic Everyday Backpack

    I use this every day as my work bag, and it's perfect. The water bottle pouch with the drain hole is a nice touch and fits a larger Hydroflask. The laptop compartment is solid, and I trust it'll protect my computer even without another case. The bag is completely customizable and has o-rings in all the right places. On other bags I have to figure out how I'm going to use all of the compartments I don't need. This bag comes with tons of space and minimal sewn-in pockets which allows you to organize it exactly how you need it. Finally, I love the anachronistic design. It's a bit vintage looking, but can still pass for modern. It's super durable, and I imagine that even in ten or so years when our toddler starts high school it'll still be fashionable and holding up just fine.

  • Jessica D.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Comfortable, Good Storage Size, Versatile, Great Gift
    2 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Comfortable, Good Storage Size, Versatile, Great Gift
    Rated 5 stars
    Perfection

    This bag is perfect. Not really having enough stuff to haul around to justify a S25 but knowing that I wanted larger than a S19, this really fits the bill. The front pocket is quite spacious. I can fit a 32oz hydroflask in the center section, a large snake charmer on one side, and a 3DOC on the other side. If I could travel a tiny bit lighter, I could one bag with this and that is saying something... It has the Luminary's dreamy straps, the nice padded tech sleeve... it's great. For those of us that loved the Paradigm but it was just a hair too small, this is a great upgrade.

  • Nadiyah M.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Versatile, Durable, Good Storage Size, Comfortable
    3 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Versatile, Durable, Good Storage Size, Comfortable
    Rated 5 stars
    Great Bag!

    I'm currently using this bag as my baby bag for my 6 month and 3 year old children. It has plenty of room and the front pockets are great for diapers, wipes, a changing pad, milk and snacks. I can use this bag without even opening the back which is great for a change of clothes and extras. Awesome design. I can use this bag for just about everything. Thanks TB and crew!!!

  • Molly
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Comfortable, Versatile, High Quality Craftsmanship
    4 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Comfortable, Versatile, High Quality Craftsmanship
    Rated 5 stars
    Great for daily outings

    Ordered this during the first pre-order phase, and have had it about 3 weeks now. It has worked great for daily outings where I need to carry more than typical purse items. In the front pocket I fit a large wallet, phone, keys, travel tissue pack, and a snack bar on the 2 sides with a 21 ounce water bottle in the middle, and it zipped easily. That leaves the entire main section for tech, a sweatshirt, and whatever else needs to be brought along. With the front pocket full of stuff, the backpack will stand up on a flat surface, which is a vital feature for my life and is one that's surprisingly hard to find in backpacks, so YAY for that, TB!! The straps are insanely comfortable, and the back has nice padding, although while wearing I felt it was making me sweatier than a backpack from a different brand with airflow vents that I've used previously. I do wish the main compartment offered just a bit more in the way of organization -- perhaps a zippered inner pocket or some mesh slip-in pockets to hold cords, or something like that. I bought the black so that I could use it for work, but I look forward to using it as a travel carry-on, too. Seems like it's quite versatile and will hold what I need for a day away from home.

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