“The cardinal red color was introduced today on Bihn’s blog. While Bihn fans may already be familiar with his previous crimson ballistic nylon, his blog entry includes a photo comparing the two reds side by side, and it’s obvious that the new cardinal red is a much deeper hue. If you’re looking for a travel bag that’s not your ordinary neutral tone, but you shy away from the really bright colors, you’ll want to take a look at the cardinal. It’s a big pop of color, but it’s deep and rich. If you’re looking for a bag with standout color, the cardinal red is an instant classic.”
The grab handles at either end of the Aeronaut were designed to be in the right place at the right time. Specifically, they provide an inviting and obvious place to grab and give the Aeronaut a yank to extract it from an overhead compartment of a plane or other tight spot. They’re reinforced, so if you need to pull hard, go ahead, and because they’re padded, the whole process will be as comfortable for your hands as possible.
The Setup is a collection of nerdy interviews, asking people from all walks of life about the software and hardware they use. Mark Jardine, known for his work at Tapbots, responds: “When I’m on the go, I choose between my second generation iPad or my 11” Macbook Air depending on the type of work I plan to get done. It’s a good thing they both fit into my tiny Tom Bihn Ristretto bag (though not at the same time). I also never forget my Shure SE530 earbuds to drown out the outside world.”
“Walking around the factory, Tom and Darcy also talked about taking pride in growing good jobs for people, the joys of being able to immediately flesh out new concepts and projects, and being a part of an environment that they feel connected to (the Factory’s new location is near an estuary filled with the wildlife they love). In essence, they’ve built their business around two things: being able to make things that they’re proud of and being themselves.”
Read Justin’s entire post on Veritrope. It was great to meet Justin and Lauren and give them a tour of our factory. We could go on about how cool and smart and interesting they are, though we really just hope you get to meet them someday, too.
Brain Bag in all colors: Black, Steel, Crimson, Olive, and Navy.
Kit in all colors: Black, Steel, Kiwi, Navy.
Synapse in all colors: Conifer/Steel, Plum/Solar, Olive/Solar, Navy/Solar, Black/Steel, Black/Ultraviolet, Steel/Steel, Ultraviolet Dyneema/Steel Dyneema, Iberian Dyneema/Steel Dyneema, and Steel Dyneema/Solar Dyneema.
Breve in all colors: Black, Steel, and Kiwi.
8″ Color Key Strap in Crimson (last chance to get one; when they’re gone, they’re gone.) All other colors are also in-stock.
The Tri-Star Packing Cubes in sizes Medium and Large.
The Synapse is now available for pre-order in Steel/Solar Dyneema and Iberian/Steel Dyneema. It is expected to ship by mid-June.
One of those customers is Daniel Beltra, an award-winning conservation photographer and member of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP). You may have seen one of Daniel’s aerial photographs of the Gulf Oil Spill in Raffi Khatchadourian’s article, “The Gulf War”, in the March 14, 2011 edition of “The New Yorker.”
An exhibit of Daniel’s photos from the Gulf Oil Spill — SPILL– Images from the Gulf — is featured at the Seattle Aquarium from April 20th – August 7th, and on May 5th, Daniel will take part in a discussion on health of the world’s oceans and marine life as part of the “Sound Discussions” series at the Seattle Aquarium.
The new Luminary 12 and Luminary 15 backpacks + bags in 210d ballistic nylon will be up for pre-order on 02/26. Details here.
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