My go to travel bag for 10+ years
OK. First off, you can buy less expensive bags, but you will get much less value for your money if you do so. I have an older "iPad" bag that is most similar to these Cafe bags. I've had it for more than a decade. The bag has just the right compartments and space for carrying a tablet , journal, and the other items one might need at hand while traveling and flying. Over time, mine has gone with me to work on the daily commute, been to meetings in dozens of US cities, England (several times), France, Spain, Germany, and South Africa. The bag is convenient and durable and this is what prompted me to write this review after so many years of ownership.
The second reason for writing this review is the brilliant support offered by Tom Bihn, which is well worth the cost of the bag. Several years ago, I had an accident that resulted in the front clasp being broken. A call to Tom Bihn support and they sent a replacement. No charge. When I bought the bag, I also purchased the Absolute shoulder strap. The non-slip lining of the strap finally cracked and has worn mostly away. Today, I contacted Tom Bihn and no questions asked, a new strap is on its way. The replacement is being shipped. (Thanks Kat!) It is this kind of utility, durability, and support that make this bag worth every cent. When they say "lifetime," Tom Bihn means it.