New Designs

New: Guide’s Edition Synapse 25, Pop Tote, and Synapse Internal Frames

Meet our three latest designs…

The Guide’s Edition Synapse 25

The Pop Tote

Synapse 19 or Synapse 25 Internal Frame

Design Update: Aeronaut 45

TOM BIHN Aeronaut 45 Design Updates

You know us: we can’t leave good enough alone. Our Aeronaut 45 maximum carry-on travel bag has been updated with a couple of new features and a few materials updates. All Aeronaut 45s available for order have these new features. #10 YKK Aquaguard Coil Zippers with Lockable Sliders We’ve changed the #10 zipper sliders on…

Design Update: Parental Unit

TOM BIHN Parental Unit Design Updates

Tom has made several design updates to our Parental Unit diaper bag inspired by feedback posted on our Forums, shared with us by friends and family who use the P.U., and Tom’s observations of it in use. All Parental Units available for order include these new features and updates. We’ve also introduced a new accessory…

New: Padded Hip Belt for Smart Alec and Synapse Backpacks


Due to popular request, we’ve come up with a 1” Padded Hip Belt designed to work with the Synapse 19, Synapse 25, and Smart Alec backpacks — three of our most popular backpacks used for travel, every day carry, and day-hiking. If you already use the included 1” Webbing Gatekeeper Waist Strap on your Synapse…

Introducing The Hero’s Journey Travel Backpack

Introducing The Hero's Journey Travel Backpack

It’s here! The Hero’s Journey is in-stock and ready to ship in colors Black Halcyon/Northwest Sky and Nordic Halcyon/Northwest Sky. Colors Black Halcyon/Iberian and Nordic Halcyon/Wasabi are in production with an estimated shipping date of mid-November. Our new Hero’s Journey is convertible travel luggage that allows you to fly to your destination, and then backpack…

Introducing The Pocket Travel Pillow

Our new Pocket Travel Pillow | TOM BIHN

Travel pillows can be so very comfortable, but they can also be so very bulky. Our new Pocket Travel Pillow, on the other hand, lets you make use of the clothing you’re already packing to create a cozy rest for your head whether you’re on a plane or train, in your tent, or under the…

New Colors! Webbing Key Straps

New Colors of Webbing Key Straps | TOM BIHN Bags

We’re happy to introduce our Key Straps in five bold and new (yet familiar) colors of nylon webbing. Key Straps have long been available in Black webbing and, later, in Coyote webbing. For several years now we’ve also made Key Straps from our Halcyon fabric, and though they work just fine, I’ve never really been…

Up Close with the Aeronaut 45 in Black Halcyon 400d

TOM BIHN Aeronaut 45 in Black Halcyon

Halcyon 400 denier is the big brother of our Halcyon 200 denier, and in a way, a cousin to 420HT Parapack. Made for us in Japan, it’s a ripstop fabric woven of 420 denier nylon (base fabric) with a square grid of 400 denier UHMWPE (ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene) yarns every .25″ / 6mm. UHMWPE is one…

Introducing The Sprout Kid’s Backpack

The Sprout Kid's Backpack by TOM BIHN

We’ve found that if you talk with kids, rather than down to them, you might learn a thing or two. Like that not all of them want teddy bears, princesses and super heroes on their backpacks — some kids want the same cool organization and features that the grown-ups get. When we designed The Sprout…

The Return of the Field Journal Notebook!

TOM BIHN Field Journal Notebook Returns

Last year, we announced that the Field Journal Notebook was amongst several designs retiring to make room for new ones. We never really like retiring designs, but we’d crunched the numbers and made up our minds. And that, we thought, was that. Then the emails and phone calls started coming in: did we have any…

News Briefs

We’ve decided to retire the Tool/Pen Wrap to make way for new designs. Once the existing stock of Tool/Pen Wraps sells out, they’ll be gone for good.

A hint of new designs to come in 2018….

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! We’ll be closed Monday 12/25.

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