Reviews

Recognition for Our Crew from M.F.

Hello Tom Bihn Crew:

I want to recognize those on the production team that create these wonderful bags. I ordered and received a Tri-Star last week.

It is one thing to read and review a product online, but it is another to have it in hand. The materials that compose the bag are enough to differentiate it from competitors; yet, it’s the quality craftsmanship that truly sets it apart. Time and effort are exemplified in its build quality, and I am honored to carry this product with me everyday (and for years to come). You all should be very proud of your work!

In short, thank you!
Consider me a customer for life. (^.^)

Warm regards,
M.F.

The above was sent to factorycrew@tombihn.com

As one might expect, we include a receipt with each bag that we ship from our Seattle factory. On the back of the receipt is the usual useful info plus the following invitation:

Appreciating the fine workmanship of your new bag? Feeling inspired to recognize the talented folks responsible? Here’s your direct line to our production team: factorycrew@tombihn.com

We read emails sent to factorycrew@tombihn.com to everyone at our monthly company meetings. It means a lot to us to be recognized for our efforts: thank you. Know too that it’s something we pay forward in our own day-to-day lives.

Forum Moderator Photos and Reviews

The Forum moderators have been busy testing, experimenting with, and photographing the recent debuts. We wanted to share some of their pictures and thoughts with you. Feature photo: maverick coordinates his yarn with his Maker’s Bag. The Maker’s Bag tpnl: “I had never had an all Dyneema bag and I was hesitant …. well I took the…

Review Round-up

Reviews of our bags from around the web. Amy of Taking Steps Home reviews the Aeronaut 45 and Packing Cube Backpack; expect to see many great photos, one of which is featured above. Welcome to the family: Erin Brooks reviews The Parental Unit at Tools and Toys. Everyday Commentary recently posted their review of The Parental…

nsh Reviews the Parental Unit

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itsablur’s Founder’s Briefcase Video Review

Questions? Thoughts? Post them in itsablur’s “What Once Was Lost, Now is Found(er’s): A Video Review of the Founder’s Briefcase” thread in our Forums. See also: the Founder’s Briefcase

itsablur’s Video Review of the Aeronaut 30 vs 45

With a little free time, an Aeronaut 30, an Aeronaut 45, and a camera, itsablur (a regular in our Forums) put together this awesome video comparing the two bags: Questions? Thoughts? Post them in itsablur’s “A Tale of Two Aeronauts (or my Video Review of the A30, compared to the A45)” thread.

Boolie’s 11-Year Review of the ID

This is what an 11-year-old TOM BIHN bag looks like. Better late than never, Boolie has posted a thorough review of his ID bag. He writes: “While I’ve been driving to work the past few years, most of my time with the bag has been spent walking or on the train. It’s about a 20…

Regev Elya’s Synapse 19 Review

“One thing that makes this bag [Synapse 19] stand out is its magnificently brilliant design. It is engineered so slickly and so intelligently that you can pack a hell lot more than other, much-larger backpacks. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to call it a work of art.” Read the full review over at Regev’s blog.

A Tale of Two Aeronauts (itsablur’s video review of the A30 vs. A45)

itsablur has posted another awesome video review: this time comparing the Aeronaut 45 and the Aeronaut 30. Watch it below. And if you’ve got questions for itsablur (or requests for future videos — we hope he makes more!) here’s the forum thread for the video.

TPNL’s TB Design Spotlight

On the Forum, member tpnl is well-known for his detailed and insightful posts and creative TB hacks.  Today, he is turning the design spotlight on the Brain Cell.  Read on . . . Protection and Lightweight Minimalism – The Brain Cell I quite often wonder, as I am sure many of you do as well,…

News Briefs

The Pre-Order window for The Truck, Small + Large Zip-Top Shop Bags and Original Small Shop Bag has closed. Our factory will now begin making the pre-ordered bags. All but the Original Small Shop Bag (due to low numbers ordered) will be made available for pre-order once again in September.

We don’t have any current plans to make future production runs of The Hero’s Journey or Moveable Feast. You can sign up on their pages to be notified if/when we make more.

Three of our most popular briefcases are back in-stock: the Pilot, Cadet, and Daylight Briefcase.

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