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Pre-order the Paramour (Ships Late June)

$170.00

A welterweight pack for everyday outings.

21 Liters (1280 cu. in.)

Deep Blue Ballistic/Taiga 200 Halcyon
Black Ballistic/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Aubergine Ballistic/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Alphaviolet 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
Black 400 Halcyon/Island 200 Halcyon
Taiga 400 Halcyon/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
3/4 shot of the Paramour Back view of the Paramour A person sitting on a bench unzipping a Deep Blue Paramour. Top-down picture looking into the front pocket of a Deep Blue Paramour with Taiga Halcyon lining. A top-down photo looking down into the main pocket of a Deep Blue Paramour with Taiga Halcyon interior. A person in line at a cafe wearing a Deep Blue Paramour. A person walking through the woods with a Deep Blue Paramour on their back.

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 hoising 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 hoising 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

1280 cubic inches / 21 liters (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 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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