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Small Cafe Bag

Regular price $70.00
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Materials:

Material options:
bluesign® and OEKO-TEX® certified Ultralight 400d Halcyon exterior/bluesign® and OEKO-TEX® certified ultralight 200d Halcyon lining
bluesign® certified525d High-Tenacity 2x2 Ballistic nylon exterior/bluesign® certified 210d High-Tenacity 2x2 Ballistic nylon lining
1000d Cordura nylon exterior/bluesign® certified 210d High-Tenacity 2x2 Ballistic nylon lining
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bluesign® certified 210d High-Tenacity 2x2 Ballistic nylon exterior/bluesign® certified 210d High-Tenacity 2x2 Ballistic nylon lining
Tough Duraflex®, Nexus, and Woojin buckles and related components
#8 YKK coil zipper on pocket
Nylon webbing shoulder strap and handle


Construction:

Sewn in USA with globally sourced materials
100% finished seams


Specs:

Dimensions: 8.3" (w) x 10.6" (h) x 3" (d) / 210 (w) x 270 (h) x 75 (d) mm
Weights:
1000d Cordura Nylon: 11.4 oz / 325 grams
525d HT Ballistic Nylon: 11.9 oz / 340 grams
210d HT Ballistic Nylon: 9.8 oz / 280 grams
400d Halcyon/420d nylon ripstop: 9 oz / 270 grams
Volume: 375 cubic inches / 6 liters (ASTM Standard Measure)
1.5" / 38 mm shoulder strap extends to 54" / 1.3 m
What's Included:
1x 8-inch Black Webbing Snaphook/Snaphook Key Strap
Total O-rings: 3 (2 in the main compartment; 1 in the front zippered pocket)


Description

The Small Café Bag is designed to help you carry and organize your everyday gear. Wear it cross-body or over the shoulder.

Special 5/6 pre-order note! Order the Small Café Bag Freudian Slip organizational insert here. You can also order the optional Gatekeeper Waist Strap, Messenger Stabilizer, and Ultrasuede Shoulder Strap Wrap if you'd like.

The main, open-top compartment and front, zippered pocket of the Small Café Bag are covered by a distinctive asymmetrical flap that closes with an 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 Small Café Bag has a slanted, open-top pocket. It's ideal — easy storage, quick access — for anything that's relatively flat.

Inside the main compartment of the Small Café Bag, you'll find four organizer pockets. One of the pockets is sized for your iPhone or a small wallet and three are sized for pens. There's room for a couple of hardbacks in this main compartment.

The main compartment has two O-rings, with an 8" Key Strap attached to one. (Additional and extended-length Black or 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) and can also be used to clip a pocket watch or Swiss Army knife to the bag.

The Small Café Bag rides on your shoulder with a 1-1/2" shoulder strap made of high quality U.S. webbing produced specifically for us. It features a low-profile shoulder pad with a grippy underside. On the top back of the bag is a webbing grab handle. Small, unobtrusive webbing loops on the right and left of the bag allow you to add an optional removable waist strap to the Small Café Bag, to stabilize the bag against your body while you're riding a bike.

Think the Small Café Bag is too small for you? You're in luck! The Café Bag is also available in size Medium. And if you're wondering which size is "the one", here's our guide to choosing the right size of Cafe bag.

Choosing an Exterior Fabric

You like choices and we like to give you choices! That's why this bag is typically available* in three different exterior fabrics. Our Materials Glossary explains each fabric in great detail, but here are some quick facts that may help you decide which to choose. And we're always here if you have questions: emailus@tombihn.com

1000 denier Cordura®
Weave: plain weave
Fibers: 1000 denier type 6,6 texturized nylon, discontinuous surface fibers that mask surface damage caused by abrasion
Coating: medium urethane
Made in: U.S.A.

Choose this fabric if:
  • You appreciate that it's been the outdoor industry's go-to, classic pack fabric for the past four decades.
  • You don't care as much about your bag collecting pet hair or lint.
  • You want a durable, canvas-like, natural-feeling fabric, and don't mind the slightly rough texture.

525d High Tenacity Ballistic Nylon
Weave: 2x2 “ballistic” weave
Fibers: 525 denier type 6,6 (high tenacity) filament nylon, twisted
Coating: heavy urethane
Made in: South Korea with Canadian yarn

Choose this fabric if:
  • You want your bag to be soft and supple yet tough as nails.
  • You want a fabric that's stately enough to be at home at work, the mountains, or a nice hotel.
  • You don't want your bag to collect pet hair or lint.

630d 50% Recycled Nylon
Weave: 1x1 plain weave
Fibers: 630 high tenacity denier
Coating: heavy urethane
Woven in: South Korea

Choose this fabric if:
  • You prefer a material with recycled content that's still durable (and more durable than recycled polyester!)
  • You want a fabric with a hand between 420d Parapack and our 525d ballistic nylon.
  • You don't want your bag to collect pet hair or lint.

*There may be times when one of the exterior fabrics mentioned here isn't available. Even with our best efforts, the demand for our bags occasionally outpaces our production capabilities: at times, some products, color combinations, or fabrics might be temporarily unavailable or "In Production." See the In Production color combinations as a guide to what our factory crew is making and what will be available next.


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1. Measure Your Laptop

Measure your laptop (or Google its make, model, and the word “dimensions” to find its listed dimensions).
Compare its measurements with the chart to the left (swap the Height and Width when measuring for a Vertical oriented Cache).

Laptop Measurements Diagram

2. Compare Those Measurements To These

Cache
Size Interior Width Interior Height Interior Thickness
10A (10.5" iPad Pro)9.76" / 248mm6.61" / 168mm0.31-0.78" / 8-20mm
10B (iPad or 9.7" iPad Pro)9.33" / 237mm6.46" / 164mm0.31-0.78" / 8-20mm
11A (11" iPad Pro)9.87" / 250mm7.25" / 184mm0.31-0.78" / 8-20mm

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