The Smart Alec Top Modular Pocket adds an extra 2+ liters of volume to the Smart Alec. Inside there are four small organizer pouches sized for the things to which you need quick access: smartphone, keys, multitool, flashlight. Two interior O-rings allow you to attach keys or pouches or what have you. It should be noted that in situ the six Gatekeeper attachments make the Upper Pocket look somewhat like the paw of a polydactyl tiger. Just saying.
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.
- Anna P.Verified BuyerBought For MyselfProduct Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Sewn in USA, High Quality Finishings, Durable, Unique4 months agoBought For MyselfProduct Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Sewn in USA, High Quality Finishings, Durable, UniqueRated 4 starsTop pocket for SA
It's good for what it is and fits the space nicely -- much better than an SK or SE rigged in the space. That said, I don't like the 4 small pockets inside -- like on the MB, I don't understand what's possibly supposed to fit in these small slits. Why not configure these pockets more like the SE? Also not the greatest fan that this was only re-released in black as it completely obscures the beautiful Wilderness of the bag. Those clips are hella hard to remove too! Good for a "set-it-and-forget-it" config, but not as convenient if you want to quickly switch between needing the extra capacity or not. It's good, just removing the 1 star because I don't know what I think about actually needing it
- Michael R.Verified BuyerBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Thoughtful Design, Comfortable, Compact, Durable, Unique3 months agoBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Thoughtful Design, Comfortable, Compact, Durable, UniqueRated 5 starsNice pouch
Personally use this to hold all the stuff I normally carry around in my pockets when using bag. It takes some time to affix it to the bag, but it's a great add on.
- Dylan W.Verified BuyerBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size, Unique3 months agoBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size, UniqueRated 5 starsA must for your Smart Alec
This is a must buy attachment for your smart alec to house your quick access items while on the go!
- bart g.Verified BuyerBought For MyselfProduct Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Thoughtful Design, Comfortable, Unique4 months agoBought For MyselfProduct Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Thoughtful Design, Comfortable, UniqueRated 4 starsSmart Alec, Upper Modular Pocket
Very well made. Attaches easily and for the right person a great addition to the Smart Alec. I found I didn't really need it.