Videos

One Month In Italy

Zeke — the filmmmaker behind many of our videos — documented a 30 day trip through Northern Italy with his wife and son. In the videos he captured, he shares with us how his family packed for the trip, his favorite travel hacks, and takes us on a tour of Italy.

Labels 1975 – 2017

TOM BIHN History of Labels

A brief history of TOM BIHN logo labels over the years. See also: History of Portable Culture

To Mexico City

Zeek (you know him from SHEP, the people who make our videos) and his friends went to Mexico City. With their TOM BIHN bags, of course. Here’s a video that Zeek made of the trip and, below the video, some of his tips for bringing cameras and shooting stills and video while on vacation. –…

The Bags We Carry

In 1990, after 18 years of designing and making bags at night and on the weekends, Tom opened his first shop in Santa Cruz and founded TOM BIHN. Today there are almost 50 of us working here. To us, it’s a number that means a lot. That’s a lot of steady growth and hard work…

Ben’s Knot Tutorial

After we debuted our new Cord Zipper Pull options, some of you asked for a written tutorial on how to achieve the Robust Knot seen in our how-to video. Here you go! The Robust Knot is a simple knot that can be customized to the desired length of the loop as well as the pull…

The Parental Unit Diaper Bag

The Parental Unit is the result of Tom’s resolve to build a “diaper bag” that does more than just assist parents with changing diapers: it’ll help organize and mobilize any parent or parents that participate in the modern world with their young kids. One of our goals in designing The Parental Unit was to make…

Photos and Video from the Forum: Packing the Co-Pilot and Synapse 19 for 9 Days in Japan

mrbrown is a blogger, traveler, and photo essayist based in Singapore.  On the Forum, he has shared his 9-day trip to Japan with us through photos, posts, and a video showing all the things he took along with him in his Co-Pilot and Synapse 19: Visit the Forum to see more awesome photos and share your own light packing…

Video: Synapse 19 vs Synapse 25

Wondering which size of Synapse (19 or 25) is right for you? Wonder no more!

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.

News Briefs

New FAQs: Debut Schedule, How Debuts Work + How To Get Notified

We posted a photo on Instagram of Tom’s very first pack design.

The Guide’s Pack is now back in stock, just in time for that autumn hike!

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