Have you ever found the o-rings in your bag to be not quite big enough? Check out this thread in the forums from jwiegley showing how to utilize simple paracord to make a bigger o-ring. Very cool!
“So many different places claim to have “the best” of something. The best french fries. The best customer service. The best wine. Of course “the best” can really depend on personal preference and everyone may not agree. All that aside, I feel confident in proclaiming this to be the best carry-on bag and hopefully many of you will agree if you have one or buy one. ”
- Text, Phone, Email, or even Facebook (with the proper app) delivery notifications the day before and the morning of drop-off
- The chance to give “Leave At” instructions or even sign for packages online
- The ability to reroute or reschedule packages ($5 per use) or have packages held for pickup at a UPS facility (free)
If you’re somebody getting a lot of stuff shipped to you fairly regularly, upgrading to UPS My Choice Premium ($40/year) might be a worthwhile consideration. With a Premium membership you can get all the good stuff that comes with a free membership, but with unlimited rerouting and rescheduling, plus the ability to have your package delivered within a two hour window ($5 per use).
One of our goals for 2013 was to show you more about how our bags work in real life situations and give you a behind the scenes look at our company. The best way we could think of to do that was through videos, mostly working with the fine folks at SHEP. (Some videos we made in-house — Kieu’s Mad Bartacking Skills and Packing the Smart Alec Backpack for a Hike, amongst others — expect more of those later this year.)
The talented Daniel L.K. Caldwell scored the music for each video and you noticed — without fail, just about every video debut prompted the question: “Wow, who composed the music?”
Daniel’s made a compilation of the music he scored for each of our videos and you can download it here. Pretty awesome, yeah?
And the videos, if you’d like to see them (again):
Materials Testing TOM BIHN Style
Innovation in Fabrics
One Week in Montreal
How to tie cord zipper pulls
Adjusting the Internal Frame in The Guide’s Pack
The Guide’s Pack and Founder’s Briefcase
Synapse 25, Ristretto, Swift
Three Trips with the Aeronaut
Two Weeks in Japan Part I and Part II
Amy Singer, Knitty.com, and The Swift
The Smart Alec
Tom on Design
The Tri-Star Travel Bag
Just in time: Large Shop Bags are in stock and ready to ship.
Want your stuff delivered on Christmas Eve? Order now through Monday at 12:30pm PST and choose our $40 flat rate UPS Next Day Air shipping special.
In the Seattle area? Our Factory Showroom is open today until 4pm and on Tuesday from 10am – 2pm.
Seattle got some rare snow last night (above is the view from our factory). Don’t worry, though: no measly couple of inches of snow will stop us from shipping out expedited orders for Christmas Eve delivery!
Holiday Shipping Specials are available now through Monday at 12:30pm PST:
Now – Saturday 12/21 until 12:30pm (PST) we’re offering UPS 2nd Day Air for $20 (Christmas Eve Delivery)
Now – Monday Monday 12/23 at 12:30pm (PST) we’re offering UPS Next Day Air for $40 (Christmas Eve Delivery)
Synapse 19. Photo by Mason Drumm.
Thanks to our hard working crew, the following bags are back in stock and ready to ship. Want to receive them by or on Christmas Eve? Check out our Holiday Shipping Specials.
Brain Bag (some colors; others ship by late January)
Snake Charmer in Black Cordura, Wasabi Cordura, and Black, Olive, and navy 420d Parapack
If you’re like us, you still might have some holiday shopping to do. We want to help make it as easy as possible to place an order with us for guaranteed delivery by or on December 24th (UPS will be delivering Ground and Air packages by the end of the day on Christmas Eve), so we’re offering the following Holiday Shipping Specials. Want help figuring out which shipping method you need to choose? firstname.lastname@example.org, call us, or use our Holiday Shipping Schedule.
$15 Flat Rate 3 Day Select
Wednesday 12/18 after 4:30pm – Thursday 12/19 at 12:30pm (PST)
We’re offering UPS 3 Day Select (normally $18 – $30) for $15. (Order by Thursday at 12:30pm for Dec. 24th delivery.)
$20 Flat Rate 2nd Day Air or $40 Flat Rate Next Day Air
Thursday 12/19 after 12:30pm – Saturday 12/21 until 12:30pm (PST)
We’re offering UPS 2nd Day Air (normally $22-$120) for $20. UPS is working Saturday, so we are too. Orders shipped on Saturday via UPS Next Day Air ($40) will be delivered on Monday, December 23rd while orders shipped on Saturday via UPS 2nd Day Air ($20) will be delivered on Tuesday, December 24th.
$40 Flat Rate Next Day Air
Saturday 12/21 after 12:30pm – Monday 12/23 at 12:30pm (PST)
Last day to get something delivered on Christmas Eve!
People in Hawaii and Alaska: we’re offering you Next Day Air for $50 (normally $70) and 2nd Day Air for $30 (normally $45).
To take advantage of these special shipping rates, simply select them in the shipping method box during the checkout process. No special code is needed.
And remember: Gift Certificates are available with immediate electronic delivery 24/7, 365 days a year.
We posted a very early heads-up on our March 1st, 2019 (roughly 6%) price increase in the Forums along with news of Shop Bags in 210d ballistic nylon.
Ben Brooks has published a review of Nik’s Minimalist Wallets and @everydaycommentary posted about his every day carry step up (hint: it includes a Minimalist Wallet!)
Our 2018 Holiday Schedule is up. Check it out for important shipping deadlines and our holiday hours. P.S. Our Seattle Factory Showroom will be open the rare Saturday on December 8th from 10:00am until 2:00pm Pacific Time.
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