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The Maker's Bag in Black 525 Ballistic with a Coyote (golden brown) 210 Ballistic interior. The Maker's Bag in Black 525 Ballistic with a Cloud (light grey) 210 Ballistic interior. The Maker's Bag in Black 525 Ballistic with an Island (blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Black 525 Ballistic with a Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Black 525 Ballistic with a Solaris (yellow with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic. The Maker's Bag in Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic with a Cloud (light grey) 210 Ballistic interior. The Maker's Bag in Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic with a Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic. The Maker's Bag in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic with a Dawn (blue-grey) 210 Ballistic interior. 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The Maker's Bag in Mars Red 525 Ballistic with a Cloud (light grey) 210 Ballistic interior. The Maker's Bag in Nebulous Grey (Medium grey )525 Ballistic with a Solaris (yellow with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Mars Red 525 Ballistic with a Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Ursa (brown-grey) 525 Ballistic. The Maker's Bag in Ursa (brown-grey) 525 Ballistic with a Dawn (blue-grey) 210 Ballistic interior. The Maker's Bag in Wilderness (forest green) 525 Ballistic. The Maker's Bag in Wilderness (forest green) 525 Ballistic with a Coyote (golden brown) 210 Ballistic interior. The Maker's Bag in Ursa (brown-grey) 525 Ballistic with a Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Wilderness (forest green) 525 Ballistic with a Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Constellation (light blue) 525 Ballistic. The Maker's Bag in Constellation (light blue) 525 Ballistic with a Cloud (light grey) 210 Ballistic interior. The Maker's Bag in Constellation (light blue) 525 Ballistic with a Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Coyote (brown) 525 Ballistic. The Maker's Bag in Coyote (brown) 525 Ballistic with a Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior.
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The Maker's Bag

$150.00

A briefcase/messenger bag designed for the makers, the creators.

12.5 liters (750 cu. in.)

Taiga 400 Halcyon/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Original 400 Halcyon/Island 200 Halcyon
Black Ballistic/Island 200 Halcyon
Black Ballistic/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Burnt Orange Ballistic/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Coyote Ballistic/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
Deep Blue Ballistic/Tidal 200 Halcyon
Nebulous Grey Ballistic/Island 200 Halcyon
Wilderness Ballistic/Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon
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Description

A briefcase/messenger/field bag with loads of pockets and organization for your projects.

Making is about using basic materials to actuate our ideas. Take a pen and a notebook. In one person’s hands, the pen and paper make plans for a house. In another person’s hands, the pen and paper make a drawing of a mountain. Other hands may use the pen and notebook to write a short story, or put away the pen and turn the paper into an airplane. We are individual in what we create, and yet united by the fact that we do.

We designed the Maker’s Bag to support all of us—knitters, architects, robot makers, foragers, writers, designers, teachers, or painters—in our making.

The Maker’s Bag is a briefcase/messenger/field bag. You can wear it cross-body or on one shoulder; d-ring attachment points on the left and right side of the bag accept most shoulder straps with snaphooks. Included with the Maker’s Bag is our Standard Shoulder Strap, and you have the option of upgrading to the Absolute Shoulder Strap (recommended for heavy loads). An included removable waist strap means you can secure the Maker’s Bag to your body as you ride your motorcycle or bicycle, and a simple webbing grab handle on the back gives you a place to quickly move the bag from floor to table or vice versa.

Abundant with pockets and compartments —12 in total—the Maker’s Bag ranks as one of the bags with the most built-in organization we’ve made. You might not even use all of the pockets of the Maker’s Bag initially: that’s OK because you’ll be ready for what comes next.

Under the front flap of the Maker’s Bag is a zippered pocket that spans the width of the bag. The pocket unzips from left to right; one o-ring is thoughtfully placed to allow immediate access to whatever you’ve clipped to it (Key StrapOrganizer PouchWallet) without even fully unzipping the compartment. Inside the zippered pocket are four open-top organizational pockets of equal size; these pockets fit phones, small notebooks, travel watercolor cases. The remainder of the pocket is ready for other, larger items: snacks, gloves, maps, pocket guides, small tablets.

Fold back the front flap of the Maker’s Bag and the main compartment is on display. Because we added piping to the exterior of the Maker’s Bag, the bag maintains its shape and stands up on its own so you can view the entire interior compartment easily without holding the bag open. The main compartment has four O-rings, two on the front and one on each side. The o-ring on the left side of the main compartment of the Maker’s Bag has an included 8” Key Strap.

Many of our bags have an open-top exterior back pocket; for the Maker’s Bag, we chose to forgo that pocket in exchange for an interior zippered back pocket that spans the width of the bag. This is an ideal place for a small laptop (up to 11”) or tablet (in a protective sleeve such as our Cache), pad of paper, magazine, coloring book, or folded jacket or sweater. The remainder of the main compartment is open and at the ready for larger items: a yarn project in a Travel Tray, a laptop (up to 13”) in a Cache, a jacket, lunch, or supplies of any kind.

The main compartment of the Maker’s Bag also has five smaller organizational pockets. The pockets on each side are expandable mesh and ideal for stowing a travel mug or water bottle. On the front side of the main compartment are three elastic-banded open-top pockets; a 3D Organizer Cube can fit in the center pocket and a Pen/Pencil Organizer Pouch can fit in either the left or right pocket.

Want to add even more pockets and organization to your Maker’s Bag? Consider adding the Maker’s Bag Freudian Slip. It adds five additional pockets of organization—three zippered pockets on one side and two large open top pockets on the other.

Wherever you go, whatever you do, and everything you make: we want to see it. Share your photos with #tombihn, post your photos in our Forums, or email them to us.

Materials

Specs

Dimensions

13.6" (w) x 10" (h) x 6.9" (d) / 345 (w) x 255 (h) x 175 (d) mm

Weight

400d Halcyon®/420d nylon ripstop: 15.0 oz / 425 grams
525d Ballistic: 1 lb 2.6 oz / 530 grams

Volume

750 cubic inches / 12.5 liters (ASTM Standard Measure)

Total O-Rings

5 (4 in the main compartment, 1 in the front zippered 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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I used this bag as my conference day bag. Was great. Fit my 14" laptop, water bottle and whatever else I needed during the day.

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Excellent travel bag

I am traveling with my 2 kids and wasn’t sure this bag would be able to handle everything I needed it to, but it has been fantastic! I can carry an giant water bottle, lunch for 2 picky kids in case the restaurant food won’t work, an iPad, first aid supplies, headphones, sunscreen, hats and sunglasses for 3, a phone charger, books, and everything else I need! It is comfortable, easy to use, and stylish! Because there are tons of pockets, I k ow where everything is the second I go for it; no more digging through a ton of stuff to find the thing I need! The material is high quality, and I know this bag will last forever! Big fan!

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When work and knitting both need space

I originally bought the Maker’s bag while I was spending a lot of time in hospitals with a chronically ill parent. I loved using my Swift but I ended up having a lot of water bottle spills inside the bag because there wasn’t any way to secure my bottle. I’ve swapped hospitals for kids sports and I have found the Maker’s bag to be perfect for bringing my work and knitting with me for day long tournaments. I can fit my iPad Pro, a laptop plus a small knitting project, snacks, a water bottle, sunscreen, a book and pretty much anything else I need. I plan to add a Freudian slip to improve the organization.

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A great small bag

Love this bag! Currently using it as my work edc, but I just brought it on a weeklong work trip to California, and it was perfect. Even though it’s only 12.5 liters, it functions like a bigger bag and has a lot of room. The internal back zip pocket is perfect for my iPad Pro.

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A great bag

I already had a makers bag in ballistic and it keeps getting taken by my husband. Perfect edc. I like the lighter fabric choices.

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