Friday Study Break: Tom Bihn Tri-Star Giveaway!

July 8th, 2011 § 905 comments

Earlier this week E. reviewed Tom Bihn’s Tri-Star carry-on bag. Now we’re giving YOU a chance to win your own little bag of organizational fantasticness, a Tri-Star in Tom Bihn’s newest color of U.S. 1050d ballistic nylon: Forest.


To enter to win this bag, “like” Tom Bihn on Facebook and leave us a comment here, telling us that you did so. For a second entry, browse through Tom Bihn’s website and leave us a separate comment here, telling us which product(s) — a bag or accessories — tickled your fancy. (E. is currently fascinated by the Freudian Slip.)

The contest is open until Midnight US Central Time on Sunday, August 10, 2011. We will randomly choose a winner to announce on Monday.

Good luck!


§ 905 Responses to Friday Study Break: Tom Bihn Tri-Star Giveaway!"

  1. “Liked”!! So awesome and exciting yay!

  2. Exa says:

    “Liked”! I love Tom Bihn! What an awesome giveaway!

  3. Amanda says:

    “liked” them on FB.

  4. Amanda says:

    The imago messenger bags in the grey/brown combo are pretty sweet.

  5. Cassie says:

    I “liked” Tom Bihn on Facebook.

  6. Jen says:

    Liked Tom Bihn on Facebook!

  7. Kelley says:

    “Liked” them on facebook!

  8. Exa says:

    The Freudian Slip is fantastic, and I’m loving the Cafe Bag (both large and small) too. Tom Bihn has so much awesome stuff!

  9. Lisa says:


  10. Jen says:

    And for my second entry – I’m contemplating the Ego as a messenger/laptop/carry-on bag.

  11. Lisa says:

    I’m still obsessed with the aeronaut. I think I could pack everything for me and the two kids vacation in that thing!

  12. Denise says:

    I “liked” Tom Bihn on FB.

  13. Alana says:

    Definitely liked! It’s great to see a bag company creating pieces that cater to those of us with tons to pack for short trips.

  14. Cassie says:

    Loving the “checkpoint flyer briefcase”

  15. Evelyn says:


  16. Oh man, if I had unlimited funds I’d go buy the steel/wasabi Ristretto for my new computer and the steel/ultraviolet Aeronaut for traveling. I need a new travel bag so badly! This is actually making me itch for one!

  17. Kelley says:

    The field journal notebook is awesome! I’ve been looking for something to hold all of my fieldwork notes and supplies.

  18. busylizzy says:

    “liked” on FB!

  19. Denise says:

    I love the TriStar and the Shop Bag. Great products!

  20. Emily W says:

    Liked Tom Bihn on facebook.

  21. lindsay says:

    liked on facebook!

  22. Katerina says:

    “Liked” it! A bunch!

  23. Haley S says:


  24. lindsay says:

    I like the kindle sleeve! It’d help me finally get a Kindle!

  25. Alana says:

    The Swift bag is on my list of must-haves!

  26. Katerina says:

    I can’t help it, I’m a sucker for the clear organizational pouches. :P I’d stuff them all in the Little Swift.

  27. Emily W says:

    I love the Ristretto bag. It would be great for my bike commute to school and work.

  28. Courtney says:

    I liked them on FB

  29. Robin says:

    ‘Liked’ them on fb!

  30. Jane C says:


  31. Erica says:


  32. Tina says:

    I liked them on FB. I hope I win!

  33. Courtney says:

    The Aeronaut looks pretty sweet!

  34. Evelyn says:

    2nd entry – like the look of the Synapse backpack

  35. Carolyn says:

    Liked!! I loved reading the review, and as I do travel almost every summer to Europe (I know, I know, how difficult is my life!) I’d love to have a carry on like this.

  36. estie h. says:

    i’d love for my husband to try out the checkpoint-friendly or other laptop bag, and the clear organization pouches look perfectly practical and usable for everyday!

  37. Grace says:

    Liked! Love the bag!

  38. estie h. says:

    liked ‘em on facebook. thanks!

  39. violet3345 says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on facebook. And that bag would be sooo useful to me!

  40. Sue says:

    I’ve liked Tom Bihn on Facebook!

  41. Sarah S says:

    I liked them on Facebook.

  42. Robin says:

    I’ve admired the Aeronaut for a while now, but I have to say that Freudian Slip thing looks like it would get used A LOT. Cool.

  43. Amy says:

    “Liked” it on facebook!

  44. Sue says:

    My favorite from their website is the Imago messenger bag.

  45. Amy says:

    I love the Swift knitting bag. Finding a bag that can fit my knitting supplies is a pain, and this one looks really well thought out for a working project!

  46. Debbie says:

    I think the tri-star is my favorite. I’d love to have it for all the traveling I’ll be doing on sabbatical this next year.

    (Also, you have Sunday August 10 as the close date for this; I assume you meant July 10.)

  47. Alison says:

    Liked on Facebook

  48. JFD says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on facebook!

  49. JFD says:

    Aaaand I like the Tri-star best. The steel/ultra-violet combo is perfect.

  50. Beth says:

    Me likey!

  51. Sarah S says:

    I like the look of the Brain Bag – I need a commuting backpack and it looks pretty impressive.

  52. Alison says:

    I love the Imago messenger. There are some really cute patterns and I love messenger bags.

  53. Nodakademic says:

    I love the co-pilot bag on their website!

  54. Beth says:

    I need those packing cubes in my life!

  55. Katy says:

    I “liked” Tom Bihn…keeping my fingers crossed because this bag looks AMAZING and would make a great birthday gift!

  56. Ooh, this would be perfect for work travel. I love their shop bag too!

  57. Amy C says:

    I went and liked them on Facebook!

  58. Keri says:

    I “liked” them on Facebook! Such a good company.

  59. Haley S says:

    I’m fascinated by all the packing cube options. I did a 4-H demonstration on how to properly pack a suitcase when I was nine and had I had access to Tom Bihn I think it would have been more of an infomercial.

  60. Marisa says:

    liked them on facebook! would be a great bag, as a frequent traveler!

  61. Amy C says:

    I am coveting the Western Flyer. It would be so much better than my current bulky luggage.

  62. Beth says:

    Liked! What an awesome bag for a short conference!

  63. Lucinda says:

    I “liked” them on FaceBook.

  64. Liked Tom Bihn on Facebook. Great product.

  65. Bre says:

    I like (and liked) the facebook page.

  66. Starling says:

    I now “like” Tom Bihn on Facebook!

  67. Wendy K says:

    I “Liked” Tom Bihn on FB. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  68. Erica says:

    Hmm, and I love the co-pilot bag. It looks like it would fit my (small) laptop, and the other compartments look perfect for my traveling needs. I’d probably end up using it every day as a briefcase as well.

  69. Carolyn says:

    I really like the Large Cafe Shoulder bag. Would be room for my laptop AND books, AND knitting!

  70. Tea Coleman says:

    Liked you on facebook

  71. Christina says:

    I liked them on Facebook! this bag looks/sounds great!

  72. Bre says:

    I love the pull out organizational system in the Empire Builder, but I’m in the market for a new carry-on bag for my fieldwork and the Tri-Star seems to be big enough to fit everything I would need for international travel without being too cumbersome.

  73. Heather says:

    I liked them on Facebook. :-)

  74. Maggie L says:

    “Liked” on Facebook!

  75. Tammy says:

    Liked! :)

  76. Lucinda says:

    Also love the packing cube backpack. What a great idea.

  77. Beth says:

    2nd entry. I’m thinking of getting a new Macbook Air so I think I’d go for the Ristretto for 13″ Macbook Air – probably in Steele and Wasabi (aka grellow), or maybe an Aeronaut to avoid bag check fees. :)

  78. Kelly says:

    I like the Ego… though I would probably have to get the Super Ego to fit my laptop. Also, I love how the website has tons of pictures for each bag. I hate looking at bags online and not being able to see pictures of the insides.

  79. Heather says:

    I currently have the passport pouch and love it. I’ve got my eye on the Tri-Star!

  80. Tammy says:

    I am coveting the medium cafe bag! Cute!

  81. Maggie L says:

    Also, loving the Imago bag. I need a new bag to carry my laptop to classes and I’m thinking that might be the one.

  82. Erika says:

    I “liked” Tom Bihn on FB!

  83. Starling says:

    I love the packing cubes – they’re a genius idea. Your past posts on packing with them are inspiring, especially for people who have to travel a lot!

  84. Tea Coleman says:

    Checked out the web site. Love the imago

  85. Brittany says:

    I “liked” on FB!

  86. I am digging the tri-start bag the most. It just seems like the smartest option!

  87. Liz S. says:

    Liked them on Facebook! The tri-star looks amazing for an oft traveling grad student.

  88. Katy says:

    I LOVE both the Checkpoint Flyer (as someone who spends a decent amount of time traveling with a laptop, ohmygosh would it be useful) as well as the Empire Builder (my boyfriend hates his huge bulky briefcase he has to carry on the metro). Fingers Crossed!!

  89. Brittany says:

    I would love the Shop Bag! It would be perfect for me because I’m constantly carrying groceries around the city and regular reusable bags dig into my shoulders.

  90. Kate in the Shade says:

    These are great! I’m a sucker for lightweight, compact, organizational packing. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  91. grace says:

    Just about everything on the website impresses me, but the one I have bookmarked to save up for is Tri-Star. The Western Flier would also be extremely handy.

  92. Wendy K says:

    In addition to the Tri-Star, which looks really useful, I’m liking the Brain Cell since we’re currently looking for a laptop case for my DH’s new MacBook Pro.

  93. Keri says:

    I really like the Imago in steel/cork/wasabi. There is also this desire to own nearly everything in the accessories department.

  94. Bethany says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on facebook!

  95. Liz S. says:

    I have to say, I was really impressed with the buzz sling bag – I’m always on the lookout for a sling bag that actually can hold stuff and keep it organized and this looks gorgeous.

  96. patti says:

    Love the blog!
    I liked Tom Bihn on Facebook.

  97. Lindsay says:

    “Liked” them on Facebook (and covet their products in real life!).

  98. Amber says:

    “liked” This is such a fantastic giveaway!

  99. Roxana says:

    I liked them on Facebook!

  100. Jacqueline Davison says:

    I liked on FB!

  101. patti says:

    I think the Zephyr is dreamy

  102. Claire says:


  103. Jacqueline Davison says:

    I’m really into the Shop Bag in Ultraviolet! It’s pretty and practical.

  104. Denise says:

    I liked them on Facebook!

  105. Amanda says:

    I love the 3D Clear Organizer Cube! A VERY stylish 3-1-1 bag!

  106. Denise says:

    I love the Imago in Olive/Cork/Steel!

  107. Sarah P says:

    ‘Liked’ on Facebook (and have ‘liked’ in real life for a while now!)

  108. Kelly says:

    I “liked” them on Facebook. Will be back later to comment after perusing their website.

  109. Roxana says:

    I like the organizer pouches the best :)

  110. Jackie says:

    Liked on facebook!

  111. Genevieve says:

    liked on facebook!

  112. Sarah P says:

    And, I think the Imago is super cute… And I can always use more packing cubes for my Aeronaut!

  113. Meredith says:

    Sunday AUGUST 10th? I think you meant July?

    Anyway, the Tri-Star looks the most versatile for academic-type travel (which I need a hand with), but the Synapse could be so sleek and pretty. Book.marked.

  114. Karinne says:

    “liked” on FB. The Tri-Star in Black/Iberian would be awesome for my conferences

  115. corrie says:

    Liked them on FB!

  116. Mara says:

    I love the tri-star and the aeronaut, but want everyting ;)

  117. Deidra says:

    I like them on Facebook!

  118. aj says:

    “Liked” on FB

  119. Deidra says:

    I love the small and clever things (like the little interior light? Genius!). I would love this bag, as well as a smart briefcase for my PhD husband to lug around all journal articles to read!

  120. Caroline says:

    Liked on FB, great looking stylish carry ons

  121. Claire says:

    The Aeronaut looks amazing–and packing cubes would be great!

  122. Meredith says:

    “Liked” on FB–too bad there’s not a “love” button

  123. Jackie says:

    I really like the lime Ristretto for 11-inch MacBook Air!

  124. KarieNicole says:

    The Imago in Plum/Olive is so cute!

  125. Erika says:

    The Aeronaut looks like the perfect replacement for my family’s weekend travel bag!

  126. Amber says:

    After looking through their website for the 300th time, I still really really want the Aeronaut in steel! My husband and I will be doing a lot of traveling within the next year, as well as moving from Madison, WI to Seattle next summer. We will definitely need a travel companion as awesome as the Aeronaut :)

  127. aj says:

    The Tri-Star looks like the perfect bag for my travels in Europe. And I’m intrigued by the idea of packing cubes — might just have to try them out.

  128. corrie says:

    The Freudian Slip looks incredibly useful. As a knitter, I also might like that knitting sack!

  129. Denelda says:


  130. Melissa S. says:

    I now “Like” Tom Bihn. Thanks for the giveaway!

  131. Meredith says:

    I’m digging the packing cube backpack too!

  132. Lindsay says:

    I like the Large Cafe Bag, in Linen/Olive…or Olive/Wasabi. It would be perfect for carrying around the bazillion books I carry with me everyday to the library/coffee shop, and would hold everything else I carry with me every day.

  133. Shannah says:

    I’m now a facebook fan! Liked!

  134. Denelda says:

    All their products look pretty great (hello, knitting bag!), but the one I’m still really wanting is an Aeronaut. It just seems like such a brilliant carry-on!

  135. emi says:

    I love the Western Flyer. Wow, such beautiful bags!

  136. LaurenPhD says:

    Liked on FB. This bag would come in so handy for my back-to-back conferences this fall!

  137. Shannah says:

    Confession: I’ve longed for the Aeronaut ever since reading your first review of the bag.

  138. another A says:

    I liked on fb! thanks for the giveaway!

  139. Rachel H. says:

    I’m official! Now a FB Fan.

  140. Natalie says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on Facebook!

  141. Liked! I’m about to start a new job that’s going to have me commuting halfway across the country on a weekly basis. These bags look like the perfect solution to my luggage problems.

  142. Emily Anne says:

    I likee :)

  143. Rachel H. says:

    I’m digging the TriStar since a travel a lot for 3-4 day conferences. I also really like the Imago messenger bag!

  144. Shelby says:

    I think all the packing cubes are a great idea. I travel 3-4 times a year, now with a baby in tow. What a great way to keep baby clothing from getting lost in a bigger suitcase.

  145. Emily Anne says:

    Definitely like the Smart Alec also!

  146. Emily says:

    I ‘liked’ Tom Bihn on Facebook!

  147. Kelly says:

    I didn’t have to look too far on the website for a product I’d like. I could totally use the “Freudian Slip” since I work part time and carry things between home and campus all the time.

  148. Natalie says:

    I love the Tom Bihn shopping bag! I wouldn’t mind taking that to mall either :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  149. Amy S says:

    Definitely ‘liked’ Tom Bihn on Facebook!

  150. Emily says:

    For the second entry: I’m obsessed with the packing cubes. All of them. What a great way to keep your clothes and accessories organized!

  151. Katie says:

    Liked Tom Bihn on Facebook!

  152. LaurenPhD says:

    I’m loving the Imago in the yummy purple color!

  153. Amy S says:

    Also, I’m coveting the Large Cafe Shoulder Bag. I like the styling of the front flap and the general thoughtfulness of the design.

  154. Karen says:

    “Liked” on FB. They are an awesome company – I have had one of their messenger bags for years (and it still looks new!)

  155. Katie says:

    I am also pretty darned obsessed with the TriStar. I travel for work frequently, and I’ve been looking for a travel bag that would work better than the one I have now. The TriStar looks like it fits the bill! Oh, and packing cubes…I’ll keep exploring the site, but I keep finding better and better things!

  156. Kate says:

    “Liked” them on FB. I’m excited, that Forest Green is my favorite color.

  157. ms13 says:

    liked on FB!

  158. Kate says:

    The convertible Maximum Carry ON bag from their website intrigues me!

  159. Charity Stauffer says:

    I “liked” them on FB

  160. Karen says:

    Oh, and as for products – I love almost all of their products but I am fascinated with the idea of the packing cube shoulder bags/backpacks!

  161. Allie says:

    I liked Tom Bihn! This is the perfect bag for academics on-the-go!

  162. myhousemd says:

    I liked Tom Bihn.

  163. Charity Stauffer says:

    I am still really wanting the Aeronaut bag! I would also love to get some of the packing cubes to go along with the bag.

  164. Jenni says:

    I liked them on Facebook!!

  165. lala says:

    I liked TomBihn on facebook!

  166. Robyn says:

    Liked on Facebook!

  167. For a second entry, it’s hard to choose. The travel bags all look so well thought out and the aeronaut looks especially great. But it’s the small organizer bags that are really atracting me, especially 3D Clear Organizer cube for hauling toiletries through airport security.

  168. Jenni says:

    And I really want the Aeronaut bag!!

  169. myhousemd says:

    I want the Aeronaut! I’d kill for a good, backpack-style carry-on!

  170. Marcy says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on FB! Fantastic giveaway!

  171. Beth says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on FB!

  172. Robyn says:

    I love the packing cubes- what a great idea.

  173. Beth says:

    Hmm . . . A Café bag for me or a Swift bag for my sister?

  174. sg says:

    The nylon on these bags is totally ballistic. I liked it on Fb!

  175. Tracy says:

    Liked on Facebook!

  176. Andrea says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on Facebook!

  177. Erica Floyd says:

    I “liked” them on facebook

  178. Andrea says:

    I also would just love to have the Aeronaut bag. So practical!

  179. sarah says:

    I “liked” them on FB! Such a great giveaway!

  180. Marcy says:

    I’ve long wanted an Aeronaut after all your reviews, but the Cafe bags are catching my eye today, too! Great lines and so practical.

  181. Emily says:

    Liked it on facebook.

  182. another A says:

    i like the cafe bags the best…. the linen color is lovely!

  183. eisiger says:

    Wow- the Tristar looks ideal for conference trips. I also really like the cafe shoulder bag- the interior pockets are key!

  184. sarah says:

    I think I’d get the Tri-Star, since I’m traveling more for work! Thanks for this!

  185. Emily says:

    And, the absolute shoulder strap looks like a good idea.

  186. Jean says:

    Western Flyer looks practical and roomy but still carry-on size. Love.

  187. Mike says:

    Liked on FB… and in real life!

  188. Erica Floyd says:

    I love the Zephyr messenger bag!

  189. Tracy says:

    I am preparing for a trip to Europe later this year, and while I’ve got a backpack worked out, I’d love to have a passport carrier (RFID Blocking Passport Pouch) and some packing cubes. Also, I had no idea that my passport contained a chip with my info on it or that it was “a thing” to steal said info. So that was highly educational!

  190. Erica says:

    I “liked” them on FB … also I really love the idea of that Co-Pilot bag. I have been looking for a good weekender and I think that would fit the bill!

  191. Hannah says:

    “Liked” it on Facebook.

  192. Mike says:

    I’ve heard amazing things about the Absolute Shoulder Strap, including that they make heavy bags feel almost weightless. I wish I could try one out.

  193. Audrey T. says:

    And I actually would get the Tri-Star carry-on bag that you featured.

  194. Hannah says:

    I like the Packing Cubes, I bet they’d come in handy even without a Tom Bihn bag! Thanks for the giveaway!

  195. Ariel says:

    Liked ‘em! The bag’s pretty gorgeous…

  196. Carly says:

    Likey on FB!!

  197. mamichan says:

    Liked them on FB! I’ve been so curious about these bags since you guys like them so much :)

  198. Jennifer says:

    Liked on FB!! This is so very very awesome.

  199. Margaux says:

    Liked on FB! Everything about this is super likable.

  200. Melissa M says:

    Liked on facebOok!

  201. Tema says:

    Liked it on Facebook. Such nice bags!!!! Coveting!

  202. Jennifer says:

    And in addition to the packing cubes, I am definitely coveting the Aeronaut as well!! Thanks for this opportunity!

  203. Phoebe says:


  204. Kimiko Cline says:

    I “liked” Tom Bihn on Facebook!

  205. Elana Levine says:

    Exciting giveaway! I now like Tom Bihn on FB!

  206. Emily says:

    Oh man, so much like!

  207. Phoebe says:

    Also browsing the site, love the look of the Field Journal Notebook! Perfect for notes on the go

  208. Becca says:

    I liked them on Facebook!

  209. Becca says:

    I love the aeronaut. So perfect since I hate checking bags and need large carryons to be able to avoid it.

  210. Tema says:

    Me again. Checked out the website. Loving the Co-Pilot in steel/ultraviolet.

  211. Elana Levine says:

    Gotta say I’m really intrigued by the Tri-Star!

  212. Robin says:

    Wow, these bags look fantastic! As a frequent traveler and a lover of well-designed bags with clever pockets, these are right up my alley. I liked them through my husband’s facebook (I am waiting to create an account until I am finished with my dissertation!) and checked out the website: I was won over by the review of the Tri-Star and would be so excited to own it! The Western Flyer looks awesome as well, especially with the option to slide over the handle of a wheeled suitcase. I am also intrigued by the Ristretto for iPad and the Brain Bag backpack…

  213. Margaux says:

    I really like that large cafe bag—a way to replace my endless series of shapeless and disorganized tote bags. I also enjoy the Ego (for those who find the superego just a bit too overbearing….)!

  214. Jessica R says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on FB!

  215. Annette says:

    “Like” on Facebook!

  216. Deanna Burroughs says:

    I “liked” Tom bihn on FB!

  217. Jennifer says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on FB.

  218. Deanna Burroughs says:

    Checked the website and I’m liking everything! I’d absolutely love to have the “Brain Bag” for work though!

  219. Kathryn Pak says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on FB.

  220. Elizabeth says:

    I like Tom Bihn on FB!

  221. Laura says:

    After reading your posts about traveling with Tom Bihn bags, I would LOVE an Aeronaut. But the Tristar seems pretty cool, too!

  222. Sandy says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on FB.

  223. Emlyn says:

    ‘Liked’ on FB. have to admit, I’ve been contemplating this bag for a while and loved getting to finally see it in action!

  224. Elizabeth says:

    The Ristretto for Macbook Air looks fantastic – and is inspiring me to finally get a Macbook Air!

  225. Cynthia says:

    I love their Clear Organizer Pouches — no more guessing what’s inside! — and that useful Snake Charmer.

  226. Martha says:

    I just “liked” Tom Bihn on Facebook!

  227. The Brain Bag looks brilliant. My bf is about to start a post-doc in Germany, and it would be perfect for him.

  228. Emily says:

    I liked them on Facebook!

  229. CJ says:

    I love the small cafe shoulder bag in plum and wasabi!

  230. Annette says:

    I’ve been looking through their website and I love everything! I’m especially in love with the medium Cafe Bag.

  231. Martha says:

    After searching the tom bihn website, I’m most in love with the Checkpoint bag, because I do a lot of long travelling with my two small children, and having to pull everything (including my laptop) out of my carry on leaves me distracted from my two very fast and sneaky charges!

  232. Mary says:

    Just liked TB on FB! Didn’t realize they had an actual store in Seattle – might need to swing by next time I’m in town!

  233. Emily says:

    As awesome as the Freudian Slip is, I’m totally crushing on the Field Journal Notebook. So useful!

  234. Jennifer says:

    Oo, I like the Imago in the steel, cork, and wasabi color scheme.

  235. Jessica R says:

    And I am liking the sound of the Ristretto bag, too.

  236. Amy says:

    I’ve had my eye on the Imago, but I’m waiting to see if they add new color combinations with the new fabrics they got this year. Also the Kit bag is too cute.

  237. amanda lucas says:

    ‘liked’ it-but really love it!

  238. Amberley says:

    I “liked” on facebook – what an amazing find! I really, really want one now. :)

  239. Kathryn Pak says:

    I like The Swift and the Yarn Stuff Sack for knitters, and the Medium Cafe Bag.

  240. Jess says:

    liked them on fb!

  241. Bex says:

    I don’t ‘like’ anything on FB (personal policy) BUT I love the packing cubes and keep gravitating toward them, wondering if my level of traveling warrants a purchase soon…

  242. amanda lucas says:

    I love the large cafe bag! I am putting it on my Christmas list!!

  243. CJ says:

    Liked Tom Bihn on Facebook too!

  244. sarah in philly says:

    for back/posture reasons, i love the synapse backpack, and i’m enamored of those colorful, simple clear organizer pouches! so many organizing possibilities…

  245. Mary says:

    And I have to say – all the organizational bags & cubes on their website made me drool. I think the snake charmer would be my first choice if forced to pick one.

  246. Jess says:

    i like the packing cube backpack and the aeronaut!

  247. Lynette O'Keefe says:

    Liked on FB, now headed over to browse the site!

  248. mckristie says:

    I liked them on facebook!

  249. mckristie says:

    And honestly I have drooled over the Aeronaut since you first started blogging about them – I have not broken down and bought one just yet – but honestly this bag almost better for my needs (4 days of travel each week)…..

  250. Cathie says:

    I liked the FB book even more when I realized the company is in Seattle. Yikes that’s the closest USA shopping for me here in Victoria, BC!

  251. Elena Porter says:

    I liked them on Facebook.

  252. Maurini says:

    I liked the FB page

  253. Laura says:

    I ‘liked’ Tom Bihn on facebook!

  254. Lynette O'Keefe says:

    I like both the Co-Pilot and the Western Flyer – both look great for compact traveling.

  255. Kristen says:

    Liked on Facebook!

  256. Elena Porter says:

    I like the Guardian dual function light (I always end up digging in my bags) and the Packing Cubes. Organization is something I’m trying to attain. Thanks for introducing me to this company! Love them.

  257. Marjorie Meeks says:

    I liked them on facebook

  258. Caitlin says:

    Do you have to be in the US to enter? Anyways, I like the aeronaut in forest green/ultraviolet, but this one looks really nice, too.

  259. Ellie says:

    Liked on FB!

  260. Stephanie B says:

    At risk of sounding like a complete suckup, my favourite bag is the Tri-Star! Such an awesome bag!

  261. Marjorie Meeks says:

    I also like the medium cafe bag

  262. Kristen says:

    Also, I really want an Aeronaut bag (grey and yellow!!) and am considering seeing if my husband would be interested in having that be “our” Christmas present this year. It would definitely fill a gap in our luggage.

  263. Tracey says:

    Broke my 1 month FB break to “Like” them!

  264. Tracey says:

    And, I agree with E, the Freudian slip is something I have had my eye on.

  265. Allison says:

    I liked them on facebook! Now to browse their site…

  266. Weathering says:

    I “liked” Tom Bihn on Facebook!

  267. MimiMerlot says:

    “Like” is not a strong enough word for how I feel about Tom Bihn!!

  268. Amberley says:

    Have browsed the website – am rather fascinated by the Western Flyer bag. I love that it can hook over the rolling luggage handle of another bag!

  269. Valerie says:

    I liked it!

  270. Laura says:

    I also checked out the Tom Bihn website and the ‘ID’ looks awesome!

  271. Weathering says:

    I really like the Imago and the Swift (I’m a knitter), both available in their Cork fabric.

    I already have an Aeronaut (selected on the basis of reviews here, actually), and I love it for travelling.

  272. Ericka says:

    I liked them on facebook! Thanks

  273. Cynthia says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on Facebook. Hoping to get one of these. :)

  274. Marie says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on facebook! As a traveling grad student, I have my fingers crossed for a miracle in this giveaway ;) Love this blog.

  275. Ericka says:

    Love the tristar but I have been obsessed with the Aeronaut and saving my pennies for it for a year and a half.

  276. sarah says:

    I’m a sucker for bags and organization; I can’t stop looking at all of the options! I’d have to go first for a Horizontal Freudian Slip, though. All of those pockets call to me…

  277. Valerie says:

    I’ve also been eyeing the Synapse backpack.

  278. Pickeju says:

    liked on facebook!

  279. MimiMerlot says:

    I love the packing cubes – as someone who travels to academic conferences and training sessions with terribly organized suitcases, I feel as though they could change my life!

  280. Marie says:

    And for a second entry, I have to say that I love the medium cafe bag! I plan to write my dissertation in a cafe, and this bag would be just the thing…

  281. SarahB says:

    I liked them on facebook (and in real life)!

  282. Johna Costenaro says:

    “liked” on facebook!!!

  283. Tatiana says:

    Oh, like, like, very much like on the Facebook!

  284. Abby says:

    Liked of FB.

  285. Rebecca N says:

    I liked them on Facebook!

  286. Johna Costenaro says:

    I’m in love with Tom Bihn bags! I’m actually leaving for Europe for a month on Monday and I so desperately wish I was taking one of his bags with me, but they’re just not in my budget right now! *fingers crossed though!* Im really liking how the “Imago” bag looks on his website!!

  287. SarahB says:

    The Freudian slip sounds neat, but when I was looking over the website I was particularly keen on the Snake Charmer–no more tucking my endless number of powercords into socks and crevices in my bag so they don’t get lost!

  288. Jen says:

    I liked them on facebook!

  289. Amy says:

    The packing cubes seem fantastic.

  290. Greensequoia says:

    I liked it because I love it.

  291. Abby says:

    I’m loving the Swift. Always a knitter!

  292. Eben says:

    I like on facebook.

  293. Eben says:

    The Empire Builder is my style.

  294. Joy says:

    I like Tom Bihn on FB!

  295. Greensequoia says:

    And by the way I love the Freudian organizers (both types) and Brain Bag, which can carry all my stuff .

  296. Lisa Page says:

    “liked” Tom Bihn on facebook. I’ve not seen a more intuitive way of packing.

  297. paige says:

    “Liked!” Tom Bihn on Facebook.

  298. Tina Z says:

    I liked them on Facebook, hope I win!!!!

  299. Ella says:

    The Swift and the Snake Charmer look great!

  300. Tatiana says:

    Ooh, Tri-Star carry one in Forrest/Steel. Maybe I love it for the compartments, maybe I love it for the juxtaposition of natural and man made elements in the color names.

  301. Tina Z says:

    The Aeronaut is awesome, though I really like the Tri-Star in this giveaway the most!!

  302. Robin T says:

    “Liked” Tom Bihn on facebook, fabulous products!

  303. Allison says:

    I’m in love with the Zephyr. That would be the perfect bag for travelling AND toting papers to be graded. I see a Tom Bihn bag in my future.

  304. Maurini says:

    I really like the Imago and the Super Ego!

  305. paige says:

    I travel a lot both domestically and overseas and would love the Tom Bihn Aeronaut to make my packing and traveling easier! Light and organized, it would fit everything I need for a short flight across the states or two week trip abroad.

  306. Nick J. says:

    Liked! Awesome bag.

  307. Emily K says:

    I “liked” Tom Bihn on Facebook. I would have “loved” them if able.

  308. Emily K says:

    My favorite is the Western Flyer!

  309. Amy K says:

    Done and liked!

  310. Kate says:

    I “liked” them on facebook!

  311. JanetB says:


  312. Rachel HB says:

    Liked them on Facebook. As an aside, at first I did a search for “tom bihn” and led me to a list of guys that are definitely not bag-vendors. I wonder how many new friends they will make today!

  313. LatteLove says:

    I like Tom Bihn on Facebook!

  314. Rachel HB says:

    I was going to go 100% with the Tri-Star as my favorite…and then I noticed that they make knitting bags. The Swift bag looks great!

  315. Nick J. says:

    I really like the snake charmer bag for storing chords.

  316. Amy K says:

    And I adore the Large Cafe Bag- so useful for lugging books on the subway or for hiking. Fantastic.

  317. Kate says:

    And I like their Swift Knitting Bag. Looks handy dandy!

  318. LatteLove says:

    I’m interested in trying the western flyer!

  319. JanetB says:

    I’d love a Ristretto for my MacBook Air

  320. Nancy says:

    With great pleasure, I just “Liked” Tom Bihn on Facebook.

  321. Jen says:

    And also love the Imago.

  322. Sarah Cassinelli says:

    I have “liked” TOM BIHN on facebook. :D (entry 1)

  323. Nancy says:

    Also, I’ve thought the Aeronaut is incredible since the first time you featured Tom Bihn on your website.

  324. Tia says:

    Also, the ristretto bag for iPad/2 is gorgeous, and just what I need for my travels.

  325. Jessica McKee says:

    I’ve been a fan of Tom Bihn for a while now. I “liked” him a long time ago. I’d would love to have the Aeronaut in navy or cardinal.

  326. Sarah Cassinelli says:

    I really can’t get over the ingeniousness of the Tri-Star bag. I also love the packing cubes and the Synapse backpack. :) (entry 2)

  327. Carly says:

    I like! That bag totally rocks. Must have one!

  328. May says:

    Liked on FB. Thanks guys!

  329. Tamara Sewell says:

    I like them on Facebook! I truly do!

  330. Vanessa N says:

    Liked on FB!

  331. Emily says:

    The cork fabric bags look really interesting!

  332. May says:

    I especially love the Tri-Star Carry-On in Steel/Solar!
    P.S. I normally don’t leave any comments. Since I’m here, just wanted to say l love the cell images you have up there.

  333. Tamara Sewell says:

    I fell in love the Tri-Star yesterday after seeing E’s photo spread. But, I also love the Check Point Flyer and all of the accessory items are like candy! I want them all.

  334. Maggie says:

    I liked Tom Binh on Facebook. Thanks for the offer ladies!

  335. Kendra says:

    These bags look awesome

  336. Jen F says:

    I liked them on Facebook.

  337. Jen F says:

    I checked out the website. The Imago is really cool!

  338. Maggie says:

    And I am loving the plum/wasabi Large Cafe Bag!

  339. Laura says:

    I “liked” them on face book. What a great way to expose people to fantastic travel luggage.

  340. Kendra says:

    Love the TriStar!!!! Perfect for those quick trips

  341. Katrina says:

    I liked! Love these bags!

  342. Laura says:

    I went to their website and was torn between the Aeronaut and the packing cubes. I am going abroad (the UK) for my DPhil next year and intend to glean as much as I can from your packing advice–capsule wardrobe and 30 for 30 and all!

  343. Eve says:

    I don’t normally “like” products on Facebook, but I do love the look of this bag and would be quite interested to win it, so that’s what I’ve done!

  344. Loving the Brain Bag (both name and item)

  345. Megan Williams says:

    I just liked Tom BIhn on Facebook. I have been eyeing this bag for a while!

  346. Eve says:

    OH MY GOSH THEY HAVE KNITTING BAGS! I like those knitting bags.

    So there are science titles for the products, and they do the knitting thing; either these people think like me or I’m a very predictable academic female.

  347. Marcy says:

    I “liked” Tom Bihn on Facebook. Thanks!

  348. Laura says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on Facebook! They have very cool products.

  349. Courtney says:

    I love the Imago!

  350. Marcy says:

    As a crafty, crocheter, I really like the Swift bag. Cork is a nice touch, too!

  351. spacegeek says:

    Starting with the packing cubes would be very useful!!

  352. Vanessa N says:

    Also really like the Ristretto & the clean lines on the Smart Alec backpack – great colors!

  353. Katrina says:

    I love the aeronaut…saving up my pennies – one day!

  354. Cec says:

    Me likey! Lots!

  355. Robin T says:

    I love the Imago bag, especially with the plum/olive colors. It seems like the perfect size to take to the library, a cafe, a park, wherever I’m heading to get some work done!

  356. Navah says:

    liked them on Facebook

  357. Navah says:

    The logical place to start would be the packing cubes – I think they might revolutionize my life. After that, the horizontal freudian slip or the little swift would be my next choice.

  358. Cindy says:

    Liked on Facebook

  359. Laura says:

    If I have to choose a bag other than the Tri-Star I pick The ID medium messenger bag. I love the look, colors, size and versatility.

  360. Rachel Y says:

    I “liked” on facebook! Woohoo!

  361. Joceline says:

    liked them on facebook! i own the aeronaut and it’s the only thing I carry on trips.


  362. Joceline says:

    and for another product to get, I’d love the Ego!

  363. Jane C says:

    Love the large cafe bag!

  364. dotty says:

    count me in! i “liked” them on facebook.

  365. Megan says:

    I just liked Tom Bihn on Facebook!

  366. dotty says:

    and their organizer pouches look pretty neat!

  367. Megan says:

    And I have been in love with the Aeronaut since I first saw it on this site. I am thinking of getting one for my fieldwork…

  368. PF says:

    i ‘LIKE’ a lot!

  369. Emily Boldrin says:

    I so Like!!!

  370. Rebecca says:

    Just liked TB on facebook!

  371. Rachel Y says:

    I can’t decide between the Co-Pilot and the Ego Messenger bag. They both seem like they’d be so great for carrying stuff around campus or on a flight!

  372. Mel says:

    Liked on facebook!

  373. Aimee says:

    Liked on Facebook!

  374. Rebecca says:

    And for another product from the Tom Bihn website, I’ve got my eye on the Small Cafe Bag, which seems like it might be nice for a small cycling bag.

  375. Aimee says:

    Love the packing cube/shoulder bag. Great idea!

  376. Mel says:

    I love the Aeronaut!!

  377. Laura says:

    The Tri-Star looks like the absolute perfect bag for international travel! The Western Flyer seems pretty great, too.

  378. corkscrew says:

    Liked Tom Binh on Fb!!

  379. Jenny says:

    Liked on facebook!

  380. Colleen says:

    I “liked” Tom Binh on Facebook!

  381. ismay says:

    Liked on Facebook @Ismay Ersatz

    Thank you! What a useful item!

  382. C Ros says:

    Liked on Facebook, and like in real life!

  383. Jenny says:

    I am totally going to order the Lifefactory Glass Water Bottle – just have to pick a color. And I’m sure my boyfriend would love the Empire Builder laptop bag. Really, though, I want a Tri-star, so I’m glad that is the give-away.

  384. Carly says:

    “Liked” on facebook!

  385. Carly says:

    I would also love to have the Aeronaut in steel/ultraviolet!

  386. Erin says:

    My “like”-ing of Tom Bihn is now official, since it’s on Facebook (where everything official happens). ;)

  387. Erin says:

    I like the Tri-Star for short paper presentation/conference trips, but I am also pining for an Aeronaut for longer trips.

  388. ismay says:

    Bonus entry: how to carry the laptop is an endless struggle. The Checkpoint Flyer in indigo intrigues!

    Thanks for hosting!

  389. Emily says:

    Liked on Facebook. This is such an awesome giveaway – thanks so much!

  390. Christine says:

    I “liked” Tom Bihn on Facebook.

  391. Emily says:

    I love the sound of their Co-Pilot bag; I could really use one of those on my upcoming trip!

  392. Christine says:

    I’m still a fan of the Aeronaut, and I feel like I got to know that product through this blog. I’d love to purchase one of those in the future.

  393. Lynn says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on Facebook.

  394. Catherine Thi says:

    I’m a fan of the Western Flyer!

  395. C Ros says:

    I like the Large Cafe Bag as well as Aeronaut.

  396. corkscrew says:

    I admit to having browsed the Tom Binh website many a-time before, having heard rave reviews of the quality of the material and design by the company. I so agonized between the Tri-Star and the Aeronaut (the extra space of the Aeronaut is almost always welcome…particular for shoes! But a duffel-loading top? more stuff = more weight? COULD NOT decide) that the decision was necessarily shelved so I could get on with life.

    Today, the debate is renewed (oh! Academic Chic, how could you??). Happily, however, having owned another MLC for about a year now (a gift), I’m going to have to go with the Tri-Star for its compact, ingenious design…(and in that sexy forest green and violet combo, simply can’t go wrong!). So thank you, Academic Chic, for allowing me to settle this debate for once and for all.

    (Jury’s still out on the packing cubes, though :P)

  397. Alexis says:

    Liked on Facebook! Thanks for doing this.

  398. Colleen says:

    I love the large cafe bag – that would be PERFECT for popping into my bike basket on campus!

  399. Aimee says:

    Liked! I’ve seen other bags from this company reviewed on the One Bag, One World website, but it was great to see a female opinion on it for once!

  400. Alexis says:

    Also, I like the ID in Black/Steel/Wasabi.

  401. Rebecca says:

    That bag looks so useful! I liked them on facebook, and am browsing through their site now.

  402. Lynn says:

    Loved the Imago messenger bag in plum and olive. Perfect for school.

  403. Aimee says:

    Visited Tom Bihn’s website and am totally digging The Swift in Cork. I don’t knit, but I can imagine multiple other little uses for that bag.

  404. Rebecca says:

    After looking, I think I like the Swift knitting bag the most, though the packing cubes also look great.

  405. Rebecca N says:

    I like the co-pilot best!

  406. n says:

    Liked ‘em on Facebook!

  407. erin says:

    liked it on facebook! i want one of these bags soooo much!!

  408. Kim says:

    I’m a knitter, so I’m particular to The Swift in Cork!

  409. Carissa says:

    I “liked” Tom Binh on Facebook :)

  410. Kristin says:

    I liked on facebook

  411. n says:

    I’ve had my eye on the Aeronaunt ever since your excellent reviews but what I really need is a well-fitted backpack/messenger bag for my daily 10 mile (often cycled) commute to campus. Thinking about the Imago or ID.

  412. Kristin says:

    I love the cafe bags!

  413. Jak says:

    Liked :)

  414. Em says:

    Loved the “Ego” bag–not too big and not too small. I also loved the various products made with cork–how cool is that? The cork pouches are cute beautiful and functional. The steel products are pretty fab too.

  415. Megan says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on facebook!

  416. Carissa says:

    The Freudian Slip accessory looks pretty handy to me!

  417. Mandy says:

    Like Tom Bihn on Facebook!

  418. Megan says:

    The Tri Star actually is my favorite item on the website. It looks absolutely perfect for one or two night business trips!

  419. Nataliya says:

    I liked them on FB

  420. Emily says:

    “liked” them on facebook

  421. Jen says:


  422. Elisabeth says:

    I “like” Tom Binh!

  423. Jen says:

    Also – I would LOVE one of the Aeronaut bags!!!!

  424. Elisabeth says:

    I like all of your packing cubes. Actually, I get jealous every time you showcase them, thinking of all the organizational possibilities. Great stuff!

  425. Emily says:

    Visited the website and am pining for the Aeronaut for my upcoming week-long trip to the East coast.

  426. Nissa says:

    “Liked” Tom Bihn!

  427. Amanda Ginter says:

    I “liked” them on FB! :)

  428. Amanda says:

    Also, I’m basically crazy about the Freudian Slip!

  429. Julia says:

    I have liked them on Facebook–this is a great giveaway!!!

  430. K says:

    Liked on facebook!

  431. Mandy says:

    I love my Aeronaut and large cafe bag, and spend too much time deciding what I need next! I’m thinking a Synapse, or I might turn a Western Flyer into my medical bag. I would love to have a Tri-Star for those trips that require less stuff!

  432. Tara says:

    I liked them!

  433. Julia says:

    I have also always envied the Aeronaut; I fly a ton, so it would be so useful! Never having to deal with checked luggage ever again……so tempting!

  434. Nataliya says:

    Being a knitter, I’m intrigued by “swift”

  435. Tara says:

    I’m really impressed by the Western Flyer. I am trying to learn to be a better and more efficient packer…somehow, I always take along too much!

  436. Nissa says:

    I love the Cafe Bags as well as the Packing Cubes. I can never compartmentalize enough when I travel!

  437. Jak says:

    I quite like The Empire Builder as well as the Tri-Star. Partially for the name, partially for its functions.

  438. Catie says:


  439. Catie says:

    And I love the Imago! The cork detail is really nice.

  440. Cheryl says:

    Liked ‘em on Facebook!

  441. K says:

    I’m pretty in love with the Lifefactory glass water bottle and the Synapse.

  442. Beth Duckles says:

    I liked TB it on facebook!

  443. Erica says:

    I’ve liked them on FB!

  444. Cheryl says:

    And as for bags… I have had my eye on the Brain Bag backpack for just about forever. But there’s another side of me that is lusting over the Swift knitting bag. (If you knit, beware, I’ve sold a few by just alerting people to its existence… if you don’t have the budget for a $90 knitting bag, don’t even go looking for it!)

  445. Melissa says:

    Oooh…really like the Aeronaut bag!!

  446. Erica says:

    I’m also liking the Imago… can’t tell, but maybe it’d make a good diaper bag?

  447. Beth Duckles says:

    Digging the flexibility of the western flyer. Love the colors too!

  448. Rita says:

    Liked on FB! :)

  449. Katie says:

    “Liked”! I am really loving this bag! This would be great for my weekend trips when I move to Europe! :)

  450. Michelle says:

    So many bags to like, so little time. Thanks for sharing these great products and company.

  451. Katie says:

    Liked them!

  452. Julie says:

    Liked on facebook

  453. Rita says:

    I love the packing cubes, the cork fabric tote (I am Portuguese and love cork oaks and anything that has cork in it; it’s such an awesome sustainable resource!), and the tri-star. I feel a lot of cognitive dissonance over liking some item that is not really essential to my survival, that would leave a huge carbon foot-print behind if I ordered to the UK, and that I don’t really really need right now. But I can’t stop trying to find ways to justify purchasing some of the things I want…Makes me feel pretty silly actually. How weird to be a modern human in the “developed” world…

  454. Julie says:

    I like the Western Flyer.

  455. Katie says:

    I really like the Smart Alec bag (half because I am one!)

  456. LB says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on Facebook.

  457. Alison says:

    Liked on Facebook!

  458. LB says:

    I looked at the website and I am really liking the Synapse. Cool name, too!

  459. Alison says:

    I think I’m most in love with the Aeronaut. Looks perfect for conference travel!

  460. Anna says:

    When I saw the first post on this bag, I loved it so much it immediately went on my “when I’m working again, I need this thing!” list. I’ve liked Tom Bihn on facebook.

  461. Kris says:

    “Liked” them on Facebook..

  462. Kris says:

    It’s so hard to choose one thing. I love the Smart Alec, and the Field Journal. I think that’s as far as I can narrow it down! :)

  463. Anna says:

    And now that I’m browsing the full site, I also LOVE the cafe shoulder bags, all sizes. That one might even go on my wish list for before the job happens. Such gorgeous bags!

  464. Meredith says:

    I “liked” them!

  465. Daniel says:

    Liked them on Facebook! :)

  466. Meredith says:

    I’m really liking the Ristretto for iPad!

  467. Daniel says:

    I’m really liking the Smart Alec. It would go well with the Brain Cell I have from there…

  468. Erin says:

    Liked TB on Facebook. Can’t believe I hadn’t done that already.

  469. Erin says:

    Snapped up a Side Effect from their website. Should be a great little bag.

  470. Katie says:

    Looking at the webiste I found some ideas for my boyfriend for his conferences he goes to. Such as the Empire Builder, the ID, Packing Cube, Western Flyer, and the Aeronaut Maximum. It’s hard to decide!

  471. Jenn Lessmann says:


  472. SarahK says:

    Thanks for sharing the love for Tom Bihn bags! I adore my Aeronaut (in grellow) and also covet the Cork Swift.

  473. Becky D says:

    Liked it! Just discovered those wondrous bags recently and hoping to call one my own soon!

  474. Andy says:

    Well of course I ‘Liked’ Tom Bihn on Facebook! In fact, I don’t just like their products, I love them!

  475. Jenn Lessmann says:

    loving the field journal notebook and the medium cafe bag

  476. katie says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on FB :)

  477. Tanya Reader says:

    I just “liked” TB!

  478. erin says:

    After perusing the archives, I’m really intrigued by the field journal notebook. i can just imagine taking it hiking and stumbling across a flower or deer that needs to be sketched ^^

  479. katie says:

    I would love a couple of the packing cubes- would be so great for travelling with my little one!

  480. Teresa says:

    Love Tom Bihn bags! “Liked” them on FB but wish there was a love button!

  481. Andy says:

    Oh, and the items that I have my eye on are the Synapse backpack, the Horizontal Freudian slip, and the Kit bag. And of course this Tri-Star, as I do a fair amount of OUS travel for 2-4 day trips. Cool, cool, COOL!

  482. Allison Gray says:

    What a fantastic giveaway! I liked Tom Bihn on Facebook :)

  483. Teresa says:

    Checked out the TB website. Lots of things to covet but I can’t wait until the knitting needle case comes out!

  484. Nancy Butts says:

    Liked TB on Facebook.

  485. Allison Gray says:

    I’m a knitter, so the Yarn Stuff Sack is right up my alley.

  486. Nancy Butts says:

    The Tom Bihn website is like the Sears toy catalog of days gone by: I could make a list as long as Santa’s beard about how many wonderful things I yearn for there. Two of my favorite things are the Imago, especially in the new Navy/Cork/Wasabi; and any bag in the new Cardinal ballistic. What a fabulous shade of red. Oh, and both the Swift and the Little Swift are good for a lot more than knitting.

  487. S says:

    Hmm, the checkpoint flyer or the co-pilot both look great!!

  488. Tanya Reader says:

    The Tri-Star is dreamy…

  489. Allison says:

    I’m actually most interested in the Tri-Star — I’m forever struggling to get everything in one bag, unless it’s not carry-on friendly.

  490. Becky D says:

    I love the Small Cafe Shoulder Bag–in plum and wasabi, YUM! I might even buy it.

  491. Katie says:

    Liked! So pretty.

  492. Jess says:

    I Liked Tom Bihn on Facebook!

  493. Katie says:

    And though I don’t even have an iPad yet, I might have to get one so I have an excuse to buy the Ristretto in Olive/Cayenne. The Tri-Star is really the best, though – gorgeous and functional!

  494. Jess says:

    I am a huge fan of the Bihn products…I have an original Ristretto netbook bag that I have used many times to tote my iPad or use as a mini-messenger (it was ideal on my trip to France!). However I’d love a bigger messenger, like the Imago, or a large travel bag like the Aeronaut and some packing cubes. I love how you can wear it three ways!

  495. Sally says:

    Liked on Facebook!

  496. Sally says:

    Also, I’d go for the Aeronaut after reading your reviews of it. Most of my travel is done in Eastern Europe, and I’m always looking for bags that hold a lot yet are relatively easy to transport hither and yon.

  497. Andrew N says:

    I liked it on Facebook!

  498. Benjamin H says:

    love the aeronaut!

  499. Andrew N says:

    My favorite choice on the website is the Synapse backpack, mainly because of the Indigo color!

  500. Amanda B. says:

    The snake charmer has my name all over it. It reaches right into the cord-clutter-hating type-A part of my heart. I also might just be a little too excited about all the different sizes of packing cubes.

  501. [...] time I had traveling around with my friend from college, LJ. Since we’re doing our great Tom Bihn giveaway today, I thought I’d do a post more about travel and less about style. Our itinerary for the trip [...]

  502. Joanna says:

    I just liked Tom Bihn on FB — cool stuff!

  503. Joanna says:

    I love the Swift Knitting Bag in Olive/Plum.

  504. Melissa says:

    This bag is actually by far my favourite at the moment, as it’s exactly what I was looking for a month or two ago. I settled for something less than perfect, and so would love to upgrade.

    Thanks for featuring this give-away!

  505. Bethany says:

    I would love to get an aeronaut…. someday.

  506. Megan says:

    “Liked” on Facebook. So glad I found out about this!

  507. Miranda says:

    I’m already committed to the cubes, and now I’m covetting the horizontal Freudian slip and the colorful organizers!

  508. Morgen says:

    I ‘liked’ Tom Bihn on Facebook!

  509. Karen says:

    I like anything available in their sustainable cork fabric, especially the Kindle sleeve.

  510. Christina says:

    I liked him on FB! And I like the packing cube that turns into a backpack.

  511. Rebecca says:

    Love love the Tri Star and Aeronaut – perfect for all the dissertation research trips I’m making this summer. Bonus: the forest green and purple color combo is my FAVORITE!

  512. Megan says:

    I am loving the small cafe bags! Beautiful and functional.

  513. emily n. says:

    liked it on facebook!!

  514. Evelyn says:

    Liked on facebook!

  515. Elise says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on facebook.

  516. Elise says:

    The aeronaut bag looks awesome! It would be perfect for all the short trips I am always taking.

  517. Evelyn says:

    The Tri-Star looks like a gold-standard bag, but I like the packing cubes too.

  518. StephL says:

    liked them on facebook.

  519. Siobhan says:

    Liked on FB! Awesome bag!

  520. Rachel says:

    Liked Tom Bihn on FB.

  521. Rachel says:

    Love the Tom Bihn packing cubes!!!

  522. Sarah says:

    I love the Smart Alec ( and am sad to see that it no longer comes in green. I guess I’ll have to find another pack!

  523. StephL says:

    I think the Little Swift could the quite the multi-tasker.

  524. Siobhan says:

    I also like the Aeronaut. and the organizer pouches

  525. Aibrean says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on Facebook!

    aibreanros [at] gmail [dot] com

  526. Jess says:

    I “liked” Tom Bihn!

  527. marienkafer says:

    Visited the website too–I love the Co-Pilot bag. But the shopping totes are amazing too!

  528. Jess says:

    I really would love to try out the Yarn Stuff Sack.

  529. NotaBene says:

    LIked Tom Bihn on Facebook, and I’m sure I’d love the Western Flyer or the Tri-Star!

  530. penny says:

    “liked” on facebook :)

  531. Alanna says:

    “Liked” them – such a cool bag and giveaway!

  532. Aibrean says:

    I like the Aeronaut and the packing cubes.

    aibreanros [at] gmail [dot] com

  533. Karen says:

    Liked! And I do like!

  534. Emmilee says:

    August 10th, or July 10th?

  535. Caley says:

    “Liked” on the Facebook!

  536. Alanna says:

    Ooooh I love the Ristretto for 13″ Macbook! Don’t have a good laptop bag…

  537. Karen says:

    And my product fascination is with something made of cork. I’d love to see how that works. I’m in need of a new carry-on bag, and I’m trying to decide between the Tri-Star and the Aeronaut. Winning a Tri-Star would answer that question…

  538. Lorrie says:

    “Like”d! Great contest. :-)

  539. penny says:

    i would definitely use the swift bag even though i m not a knitter!

  540. Lorrie says:

    I love the Aeronaut in Navy/Iberian. Someday…

  541. Celia says:

    I liked them on FB for an entry!

  542. Celia says:

    For a second entry, I really like the Shop Bag for around town.

  543. Lisa says:

    Thanks for introducing them to me! Cool products–I had no problems with “liking” them on FB.

  544. Lisa says:

    I went to their site after your first post and ended up with a number of their products on my Amazon Wish List. The Tri-Star of course (in case I don’t win), but also the Ego Messenger Bag, the Organizer Wallet in Bamboo, and yes, a Freudian Slip. Packing cubes look cool, too. I’m a new Bihn Fan Girl!

  545. Emily Boldrin says:

    I would also love an auronat

  546. Meghan says:

    Liked them on Facebook — and added a few items to my wish list, too!

  547. Ryane says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on Facebook!

  548. Mary M. says:

    I “like”-ed Tom Bihn on Facebook!

  549. Annmarie says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on Facebook!

  550. Katherine Flowers says:

    I just “liked” it on Facebook. I <3 Tom Bihn.

  551. Annmarie says:

    I am also enamoured with the Imago. Very versatile.

  552. emily n. says:

    and i kind of love the brain bag. always searching for the perfect backpack…

  553. Mary M. says:

    As for things on their website, I’m still crazy about the Aeronaut– having one of those would have made my research travels this summer so much easier.

  554. I would love to have some of the packing cubes for my upcoming research year abroad.

  555. amanda says:

    I liked Tom Bihn!

  556. amanda says:

    I really love the packing cube/shoulder bag!

  557. Laura says:

    Liked them on FB!

  558. Ali says:

    I’ve liked Tom Bihn on Facebook!

  559. Bethany B-A says:

    “Liked” on Facebook! Love this giveaway!

  560. Laura says:

    For a separate entry: The Tri-star bag is the BEST one! but also I loved their beautiful “knitting bag” called little swift – so cute you could use it as a purse!

  561. Ali says:

    I’m loving the Aeronaut. I just got a job and moved across the country from my boyfriend, friends, and family–I forsee LOTS of flying in my future and this bag would be PERFECT!

  562. Dawn Milem says:

    I’ve been a Tom Bihn fan for about 6 months. I have the same ‘grellow” bag that was reviewed and love it!

  563. Bethany B-A says:

    I think I like the “Swift” Knitting Bag the best, in plum/black. That’s going on my wish list now!

  564. Dawn says:

    For my next bag, I’m looking at the Navy/Cork Imago.

  565. emily says:

    I “liked” them on Facebook. Can’t wait to check out their website!

  566. Lauren says:

    I’m rather fond of the cafe bag on the Tom Bihn website – I’d collect all the sizes if I could afford it!

  567. natalie says:

    liked on fb =)

  568. Aleksandra says:

    Checkpoint Flyer in red is a must for an academic!

  569. Jesse Watson says:

    This is an exciting giveaway!

  570. Katie G says:

    I just ‘liked’ Tom Bihn on facebook. I love my macbook air laptop case from them, and I am thinking about getting the aeronaut…

  571. Coree says:

    Wow, they are beautiful! Liked on facebook.

  572. Sandra says:

    Just liked Tom Bihn on Facebook ;)

  573. natalie says:

    Looked at their site… Tri-Star is still my fave… The second place goes to Aeronaut…. Yet honestly, too many goodies to choose from =)

  574. Sandra says:

    The Aeronaut looks amazing. Steel/ultraviolet for me!

  575. Jesse Watson says:

    The synapse backpack looks like a new favorite of mine for day trips in Southern California. The black and ultraviolet is a sexy color combination. :)

  576. Jennifer says:

    Liked on fbook!

  577. Lisa says:

    Liked! The bag looks great!

  578. Jennifer says:

    I was at the Tom Bihn factory here in Seattle about two weeks ago. At the time I purchased the aeronaut, and was advised by Tom Bihn himself. It was very neat to have the designer hanging around the showroom, making conversation with the shoppers. As for now, I’m definitely eyeing all the travel organizers and accessories.

  579. Jennifer says:

    I “Like” Tom Bihn on FB, and IRL!

  580. Jennifer says:

    I am currently loving the Co-Pilot, and thinking it might work as a diaper bag.

  581. Frances Joy says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on Facebook

  582. Abby says:

    The Zephyr or the Cafe bag are my favs.

  583. Frances Joy says:

    I continue to be obsessed with the Aeronaut.

  584. Lisa j says:


    I am ready to log some serious style miles with that blog!

    (didn’t mean to post it twice)

  585. Jessica says:

    Love the Packing Cube Shoulder Bag!

  586. Jana says:

    I “like” Tom Bihn. Have actually been lusting over some stuff there for awhile.

  587. Shannon says:

    Liked Tom Bihn on the FB :)

  588. Jana says:

    I would LOVE the Tri-Star. approximately all of their organizers, a checkpoint flyer and some yarn stuff sacks.

  589. Shannon says:

    The Field Journal Notebook looks pretty amazing!

  590. Nadia says:

    liked on facebook

  591. Callie says:

    Love the cork organizers!

  592. Carolyn says:

    I like Tom Bihn on Facebook… and I LOVE that it’s a local company!

  593. Carolyn says:

    I love the Checkpoint Flyer!

  594. Sare says:

    Liked on facebook. Which was hard, since my fingers are crossed, making typing is difficult.

  595. Joy says:

    I would really like to get some more packing cubes for my new Aeronaut!

  596. Sare says:

    I’m obsessed with accessories and organizing pouches. Really liking the Cache.

  597. Phyllis says:


  598. SH says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on Facebook.

  599. Phyllis says:

    RFID Blocking Passport Pouch seems like a wise purchase

  600. Jessica says:

    Just liked Tom Bihn on Facebook!

  601. SH says:

    I love the idea of the Freudian Slip but am also charmed by the Field Journal Notebook even though I don’t work in any kind of field.

  602. Cindy says:

    Liked! :)

  603. Cindy says:

    I knew the second I saw E.’s post that I wanted a Tri-Star of my own!

  604. Terri says:

    “Liked” on FB! So glad to know about Tom Bihn!

  605. Christine H. says:

    I “liked” TB on FB.

  606. Terri says:

    The “Buzz” on Tom Bihn’s website is pretty cool, but I would have to say the Tri-Star is my favorite – hands down!

  607. Christine H. says:

    Too many from which to choose – I like the Brain, the Synapse – I think I want to try a backpack for my laptop. But I really love the Tri Star in those colors!

  608. Cathy says:

    Liked on FB!

  609. Cathy says:

    The Tri-Star is the one for me!

  610. Elizabeth says:

    “Liked” on Facebook!

  611. emil says:

    the med cafe bag…it would be a perfect pairing w/ the tri star for a light-packed getaway!

  612. Elizabeth says:

    I’m a fan of the Co-Pilot as a carry-on concept.

  613. Marie says:

    Liked on The Facebook. I love the Tom Bihn bags especially the Tri-Star the Smart Alec. I always visit
    his website because I like that he is involved with the animal rescue.

  614. Janni says:

    Der “Checkpoint-Flyer” ist ja wohl ein Hammer-Teil! Das Ding ist unerreict praktisch und super-stylish! Wo zum Teufel gibt es Tom-Bihn-Taschen in Deutschland? Wer importiert diese tollen Taschen nach Europa?

  615. Milena says:

    Liked! In general, really, but also on facebook of course.

  616. Carrie Emslander says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on Facebook.

  617. Milena says:

    Second comment: I’m obsessed with having many organizational pockets in bags (there are never enough!!) so I’m pretty excited about the Freudian Slip. Also intrigued by the field journal notebook – it’s definitely something to keep in mind for when I do fieldwork in a couple of years!

  618. Wini Cooke says:

    Totes liked Tom on facie :)

  619. Wini Cooke says:

    Oh my gosh — I am so NERDILY attracted to the Field Journal Notebook. I’m sick of lugging around my folder of home and study notes by hand — this is the perfect solution.

  620. emily says:

    The Imago looks so useful for travel or everyday use.

  621. MK says:

    But I adore my aeronaut.

  622. MK says:

    And I would love to have one of their knitting bags. The swift in cork would work great, though I’m not 100% sold on the cork.

  623. Jillian Pearring says:


  624. GregT says:

    Sadly, I’m one of the 10 people on the planet not on Facebook. Hoping I can get into the second drawing without the first. :)

    As to which Tom Bihn product tickles my fancy, there are a few, but the one I keep coming back to is, surprisingly enough, a Tri-Star. I’m also oddly drawn to the Guardian lights.

  625. Jillian Pearring says:

    I bike to and from work, so am most interested in the messenger bags. I like the Imago for its small size and versatility!

  626. Leah G says:

    I “like” Tom Bihn on FB

  627. Leah G says:

    I really want a Tri-Star, Aeronaut, & Imago. These are just a few things I have on my wish list :)

  628. Nadia says:

    “liked” on facebook

  629. Elsa says:

    I’ve just “Liked” ‘em on FB. Thanks for the chance to win this great-looking bag!

  630. Elsa says:

    Having checked out the Tom Bihn site, I think the Tri-Star is probably the best bag for my needs… though the ID messenger bag would be a close second!

  631. Alex says:

    ‘Liked’ Tom Bihn on Facebook!

  632. Alex says:

    I love The Field Journal Notebook! It would be amazing to have when I go on a dig in the future!

  633. Halle says:

    Liked it on facebook!

  634. Steph says:

    I liked them on FB!

  635. Halle says:

    Loving the Aeronaut bag!

  636. Sam says:

    Liked on Facebook! Totally convinced by the review of it–I definitely need something like this for trips!

  637. Sam says:

    I also really like the shop bags— those shoulder pads would be great for long walks with groceries!

  638. Jessica says:

    Just liked Tom Bihn on Facebook! Looking forward to learning more about this company!

  639. Jessica says:

    The Aeronaut looks pretty great! I also love all of the little organizer pouches, but would rather have a larger bag to put them in. :) Thanks for hosting the give-away!

  640. alaina says:

    I liked it on Facebook!

  641. alaina says:

    I love the ristretto bag… it might become my new school bag!

  642. Hilary Barth says:

    “Liked” on facebook.

  643. Hilary Barth says:

    Also like the Aeronaut as well as the Tri-Star!

  644. Darci says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on Facebook!

  645. Liked on Facebook. I also re-posted your review on my blog (with full accreditation) I LOVE this bag! Especially these colors!

  646. I’m incredibly fond of the Empire Builder – but I love the colors of the Tri-Star the best!

  647. Joy Lile says:

    I liked them!

  648. Darci says:

    On the Tom Bihn website, I really like the Co-Pilot, Shop Bag, and Large Cafe Bag!

  649. Joy Lile says:

    I really love the Imago, especially in purple and green. I would rock that. But I want the tri-star too! :)

  650. Mandy says:

    WOW, they have so many fun products! I love all of the packing cubes, but I guess I’m probably coveting the ID a litte more. Thanks for the chance to win.

  651. Debbi Edelstein says:

    Love those bags. Now I have bag lust for the Tri-Star and a Cafe bag. Eyeing the Synapse too.

  652. Debbi Edelstein says:

    I “like” Tom Bihn on Facebook (but I go by my maiden name on Facebook…).

  653. CJ says:

    I “liked” it!

  654. CJ says:

    I also like the synapse backpack featured on the website. I always have trouble finding packs that can carry a water bottle securely.

  655. Greta says:

    I would LOVE the swift in cork! It would be a definite upgrade from random conference totes.

  656. AY says:

    Liked Tom Bihn on FB!

  657. AY says:

    Currently obsessed with getting the passport keeper!

  658. Zoe says:

    Just liked Tom Bihn on Facebook. I absolutely love the graphic they use for their profile picture!

  659. Zoe says:

    The bad thing about looking through travel gear is that it’s giving me the itch to travel! I’ve had my eye on the Aeronaut for a long time but I also love the packing cubes.

  660. Jocelyn says:

    Wow, i just LOVE that Tri-star bag! I liked Tom Bihn on FB and also checked out the website. Though the Ristretto laptop bag would be nice to have, I’d love to carry that tri-star on my own research trips. Especially in cardinal (school color!).

  661. Jennifer says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on facebook…yay!

  662. chaja says:

    The Smart Alec seems fantastic for both carrying a laptop around, and possibly even a yoga mat or so. Inserting the vertical freudian slip, would make the bag even better!

  663. Stephanie says:

    I liked TB on FB! YAY giveaway!

  664. Rachael K. says:

    Love the aeronaut! Just bought my hubby one for his birthday and drooling with envy and wishing for one of my own.

  665. Stephanie says:

    I also really love the packing cube backpack:

  666. Sal says:

    I have been coveting an Aeronaut for a while (steel and ultraviolet, please), but this Tri-Star is pretty sweet and would get a good workout with all my business travel. So pick me! :)

  667. Magdalena says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on fb and thanks for the chance to win!

  668. Magdalena says:

    Oh and (2nd entry): I found out about Tom Bihn on ProfHacker and have been very interested in their Cafe Bag (medium) and Imago. Now that I have an 11″ MacBook Air for my research/cafe writing, I may finally treat myself to one of them. (I always worry that my 15″ MB Pro would be too heavy for a daily shoulder bag.)

  669. Sammie says:

    Liked on FB! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  670. mbbored says:

    Honestly, I love the Tri-Star: I’ve been looking for a good overnight bag for a while.

  671. Charis says:

    ‘Liked’ on FB!

  672. Cat says:

    I liked it on facebook. and I must say, I like it in real life too! I would love to try out this bag on my next trip!

  673. Charis says:

    Post-browsing–I love the Western Flyer, but I have to say that what really makes my heart beat is the Swift knitting bag.

  674. Jenny says:

    Tom Bihn is “liked” by me!

  675. Tracey Truly says:

    I liked him, I liked him! TOM BIHN’s facebook page has been officially liked by me. I am going to go lust after all those pockets in the photos of the bag. Pockets rock!

  676. Tracey Truly says:

    I browsed through the bags on their site and was tickled by the Ristretto for iPad style bag. I like that it looks tough but not bulky, if that makes sense. Looked like lots of room for those extras a person has to carry even when traveling light. :)

  677. Ellie says:

    I love my Tom Bihn laptop backpack, and would love an Aeronaut travel bag to go with it!

  678. Christina says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on FB.

  679. [...] are also details for entering your name for a Tom Bihn carry-on giveaway; the contest ends at midnight Central Time, Sunday, 10 July 2011. To judge from E.’s [...]

  680. Kiki says:

    Liked them on Facebook!

  681. Kiki says:

    The tri-star is what I’ve been waiting my whole professional life for…

  682. Liked Tom Binh on FB.

  683. The Tri-Star is my all-time favorite on the website!

  684. I liked Tom Bihn on Facebook (I liked them before liking them on Facebook, too!).

  685. I have to say I’ve been a fan of the Brain Bag for some time… quite the backpack, that one.

  686. Natalie Roxburgh says:

    ‘Liked’ on FB

  687. Natalie says:

    I’m an Imago fan – oh, the possibilities!

  688. Caitlin says:

    I’d sure “like” to win that bag! :)

  689. Caitlin says:

    I love those packing cubes! I can’t help imagining my next trip and how delighted I would be to pack with those!

  690. Kat says:

    Just “liked” them on facebook — and then read about their eco-friendly production measures. Very cool!

  691. Kat says:

    I have exactly the same quandary: how to pack for a short research trip in one carry-on bag…so I think the Tri-Star is my new favorite (after browsing the website), though my dream color combo is navy/solar. But I totally had a crush on Aeronaut after E reviewed it!

  692. Elizabeth CS says:

    Hi! I’ve ‘liked’ Tom Binh on FB.

  693. Elizabeth CS says:

    I’ve just been exploring the Tom Binh website – what a lovely bunch of useful gear! I think I’m still liking the Tri-Star, though. Your reviews of it impressed me so much!

  694. heather says:

    I liked Tom Binh on fb!

  695. Sabrina says:

    Hi there! I liked Tom Bihn on FB.

  696. heather says:

    I am looking for a new breifcase for my husband and I really like ‘the empire builder.’ thanks for introducing me to these products.

  697. Sabrina says:

    After browsing the Tom Bihn website (which I could do for hours) I really like the Imago messenger bag in Olive. I wonder if it would be large enough to suit as a diaper bag?

  698. Julia says:

    I like the Western Flyer, and the colors of this Tri-Star!

  699. Wendy says:


  700. Ruth says:

    I loved the co-pilot bag!

  701. Wendy says:

    Love both the Aeronaut and the Tristar, black/steel combo!

  702. Karla says:

    Like it on Face Book!

  703. Karla says:

    I’m loving the messenger bags…The Ego and Imago both look great!

  704. Eleanor says:

    I liked Tom Bihn! Thanks for the new lead!

  705. Dee says:

    Liked them on face book.

  706. Dee says:

    I like the Little Swift!

  707. Eleanor says:

    On I dug The Swift in Cork – perfect for knitting travel. And of course, I’m a big fan of the Freudian Slip. ;)

  708. Shivani says:

    liked on fb!

  709. Shivani says:

    and I’ve been obsessed with the Aeronaut bag and packing cubes since seeing them featured here!

  710. Rebecca says:

    I like it and I liked it on facebook
    Wonderful giveaway!

  711. Becky says:

    Liked it on FB!

  712. Becky says:

    The Tri-Star is my absolute favorite!

  713. Ash says:

    Liked on Facebook!!

  714. Ash says:

    Imago is my current fave :)

  715. Jayashree Jayaraman says:

    Yeah liked it :)

  716. Rebe Goebel says:

    I “liked” on FB!

  717. Rebe Goebel says:

    I’m in love, love, love with the Large Cafe Bag. Looks fabulous!

  718. Jayashree Jayaraman says:

    I love the “The Swift in Cork “…Its perfect for small bike date,perfect for dinner times,perfect for college on rainy days which could accomadate umbrella and some books and not to forget to pick some small stuff on the way back home…I just love love love it :)

  719. eastcoast says:

    Liked on facebook!

  720. eastcoast says:

    I like the brain bag!

  721. Liane says:

    Liked them on Facebook!

  722. Liane says:

    I love “The Swift in Cork” — it’s so beautiful, useful, and unique!

  723. paisleyapron says:

    Being a knitter, I’ve always coveted the Swift.

  724. Jenna S. says:

    Funny, I was just staring longingly at the luggage section of a department store the other day. So this is a perfectly timed opportunity! Thanks Academichics! I just liked Tom Bihn on Facebook.

  725. Page Hersey says:

    Think I have to go with the Tri-Star! No facebook for me so this is my entry…

  726. Jenna S. says:

    P.S. I’m still just as fascinated by the Aeronaut on the Tom Bihn website as when you ladies first reviewed it!

  727. Jen VB says:

    Liked it soooo much. Thanks for introducing Tom Bihn’s products to me!

  728. Steph says:

    I checked out the webite, and by far my fav is the new Tri-Star. We’re a Tom Bihn household though. I have a Swift with the Yarn Stuff Sack (which I use daily) and DH has an Imago that he’s carried for at least 3 years that still looks as great as the day we bought it. Great company with great products. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome bag!

  729. Carolyn McClimon says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on Facebook!

  730. Carolyn McClimon says:

    And perhaps I’m being uncreative, but I’m obsessed with the tri-star. I hardly ever check a bag when flying and this would be far more convenient than my rollerboard.

  731. DM says:

    I love the Ristretto for iPad in Plum/Wasabi.

  732. DM says:

    And I liked on FB…

  733. Katherine C. says:

    I “liked” Tom Bihn on FB.
    I am loving the Aeronaut and dreaming about exciting trips I would take with it (as a travel companion, of course) :)

  734. Amber says:

    Liked ‘em on FB!

  735. Amber says:

    Second Entry:
    Really lusting over the Aeronaut!

  736. Karen says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on Facebook. So glad you ladies introduced him to us! :-) Thanks!

  737. Julie says:

    *Liked* on Facebook!

  738. Karen says:

    I love the Field Journal Notebook and the Cafe Bag….would be such a great combination for hopping your bike and riding to a downtown location for people watching and inspiration!

  739. Julie says:

    Second Entry:
    As someone who likes to knit, I was especially interested in the Tom Bihn selection of knitting bags. I think the Swift (or even the little Swift) would be the perfect thing to haul all my stuff to my knitting nights. Certainly would be better looking than the old tote I’m using these days.

  740. Secret Squirrel says:

    Went on the site – I would pick the Checkpoint Flyer out. Such good design. Thanks for doing the giveaway…

  741. Suzanne says:

    “Liked” on Facebook!

  742. Marcie says:

    Liked! Love these bags! Saving to buy one if I don’t win.

  743. Suzanne says:

    Went to the website–I love the Ristretto bag for 13″ MacBook air. Thanks for the giveaway–the bag is fantastic!

  744. Marcie says:

    I really like the cork swift knitting bags!

  745. Jessica says:

    After browsing the Tom Bihn website, I want a shop bag- or two or three- in Iberian or Ultraviolet. I’d definitely put them to good use. My current re-usable bags are getting worn.

  746. Jo says:

    Liked it and now will check out the website!

  747. cindystreet says:

    I Liked it on FB. Thanks!

  748. cindystreet says:

    i want one of each sized packing cubes!

  749. Zzzzz says:

    Liked Tom Bihn on Facebook :)

  750. Zzzzz says:

    Out of all probably Synapse backpack is my favourite, though it is difficult to choose only one. In fact I like all the ‘neuro’ names of their products! :)

  751. Joanna says:


  752. Joanna says:

    For my second entry: I really love the packing cubes. It’s such a great solution to both fitting all your stuff in and living out of a suitcase without having to rummage for things.

  753. Elyssa says:


  754. Angie says:

    “Liked”! Love the blog!

  755. Elyssa says:

    I think I’m going to have to choose the packing cubes…but the Aeronaut bag looks pretty awesome too!

  756. Angie says:

    The packing cubes on the website would be so handy!

  757. Sammie says:

    I’m into the field journal notebook – it would be so useful in my work!

  758. Jen Boles says:

    “Liked” and very much would like!!

  759. Jen Boles says:

    The Ero-naut is my fav!!

  760. Holly says:

    liked them on fb!

  761. Holly says:

    love the packing cubes!

  762. I liked “Tom Bihn” on facebook. Hope I win :-)

  763. elaine says:

    Liked Tom Bihn on Facebook!

  764. elaine says:

    And I love the packing cube shoulder bag.

  765. Beth Nelsen says:

    Liked on Facebook!

  766. Beth Nelsen says:

    Browsed the website too – like the Western Flyer and the Tri-Star. I’m getting to the point where I’m going to be traveling a great deal for business in the next few years (at least 6-8 times a year) so either bag would be perfect for my needs.

  767. Sarah says:

    My organized self is all worked up. Definitely a big “like”!

  768. Jennifer says:

    I’m into the Swift Knitting Bag on the website–it looks like a sturdy bag that would last forever!

  769. Laura says:

    Liked Tom Bihn on Facebook

  770. Melissa Lvanglue says:

    I love the tri-star steel/ultraviolet.

  771. Sarah in Miami says:

    I am in lust with their Tri-Star bag…

  772. britt says:


  773. britt says:

    I think I’d have to go with the Aeronaut. Such a good idea.

  774. Emily says:

    Liked! What a great travel bag!

  775. Mandy says:


  776. Beth Ryan says:

    Liked them

  777. Mandy says:

    I am currently obsessed with empire builder. I am traveling very soon to NYC for research and it would be the perfect archive bag!

  778. Beth Ryan says:

    and the tri-star

  779. Wei Han says:

    Liked Tom Bihn on Facebook :)

  780. Wei Han says:

    2nd entry – Empire Builder :)

  781. Nora says:

    Tom Bihn can consider itself liked by this chic!

  782. Nora says:

    2nd entry. I think the Aeronaut likes pretty swell!

  783. Jamie B. says:

    I “like” Tom Bihn on Facebook.

  784. Jamie B. says:

    2nd entry. Love the Cafe Bag–just can’t decide which (small, medium, large)!

  785. Katherine says:

    I “liked” Tom Bihn on Facebook. Thanks for introducing me to this great company!

  786. Katherine says:

    Here’s my second entry… I quite like the Empire Builder and the Tri-Star. The various packing cubes and organizer pouches make me happy, too.

  787. hannah s. says:

    FB liked!

  788. hannah s. says:

    After perusing the website, I actually like the Tri-Star best! So many wonderful pockets!

  789. Kelly L. says:

    Liked on FB! Love Tom Bihn!

  790. Kelly L. says:

    Love the Aeronaut bag, but I finally bought myself one, so that probably doesn’t count anymore! I’m also a knitter, so I love his knitting bags–they get awesome reviews for use for project storage.

  791. reeder says:

    I liked the tombihn Facebook Page

  792. reeder says:

    I really like the tri-star and co-pilot. I totally should have placed my orders when it was less expensive!

  793. Camille says:

    Love the Little Swift tote bag.

  794. Irene says:

    Liked on Facebook

  795. Irene says:

    Like the Little Swift Tote

  796. Megan says:

    “Liked”! I’d love a new travel bag, mine got decimated by an overhead compartment latch.

  797. Megan says:

    I love the large cafe shoulder bag in punch/crimson!

  798. Kats says:

    I ‘liked’ them on Facebook.

  799. Nalani Still says:

    I liked them on facebook.

  800. Nalani Still says:

    The Super Ego is a really cool bag and would certainly help with my travels!

  801. Karen H. says:

    Liked on Facebook!

  802. Karen H. says:

    I love surfing at the Tom Bihn site because they have such great, silly names for things. Despite all their high-end stuff, I find their little accessories the most interesting. Don’t mock me, but I really need me a Color Key Strap or two. I have big need of little tether-y things to put in various bags so I can easily fish out my keys!

  803. Aimee Allard says:

    Liked Tom Bihn on Facebook!

  804. Aimee Allard says:

    The AERONAUT bag looks fab for this academic gal who will, coincidentally, be visiting Seattle next January for MLA–it would be fantastic to travel there with a Tom Bihn multi-compartment bag!

    One quick question: the post says the drawing is open until August 10th, so the winner will be announced then?

  805. Roo says:

    I liked them on Facebook!

  806. Roo says:

    Hmm, the Tri-Star looks pretty perfect for travel, but I’m also looking for a long-commute bag (over an hour on the train into school for me), and I think the Empire Builder could be a good candidate. I wish they had images of people (both men and women) wearing the bags– then I could get a better sense of scale and placement on the body!

  807. Erin says:

    Liked. And I actually do! I’m a notoriously light packer (I refuse to take more than a backpack and a purse on ANY trip, so this bag would be perfect.

  808. Erin says:

    I really like the convertible carry-ons (Aeronaut, Tri-Star, and Western Flyer), but I like the size of the Tri-Star best, so I really hope I win!

  809. A* says:

    I “liked” them on facebook!

  810. A* says:

    … and I can’t stop drooling over the Aeronaut!

  811. marie Gernes says:

    thumbs up on FB!

  812. m. says:

    the swift in cork looks great!

  813. beckie says:


  814. beckie says:

    I love the Tri-Star in the steel/solar color combo! So many options….

  815. Laurie says:


  816. Laurie says:

    I have to go with the Western Flyer as my ultimate wish-item from Tom Bihn. I am in great need of a small carry on for quick conference trips, etc.

    But I also really like the glass water bottles!

  817. Beth says:

    The tri-star gets my vote — I love great organization!

  818. Beth says:

    I like Tom Bihn!

  819. sjb says:

    I would get the tri-star! It looks like the perfect size for my upcoming trip to Seattle

  820. Jessica says:

    liked them!

  821. Jessica says:

    I’ve needing a weekender bag. The Western Flyer would be perfect!

  822. Jennifer S says:

    This bag looks awesome! Liked for sure!

  823. Jennifer S says:

    The aeronaut carry on would be perfect for my upcoming trip to Norway! I love all the compartments, and the fact that it can be a duffel bag or a backpack. So convenient!

  824. Lisa says:

    I like their “shop bag”!

  825. Kelsay Parker says:

    like them on fb!

  826. Kelsay Parker says:

    The swift knitting bag is GREAT! I would love to carry my knitting projects around in it!

  827. Jessica says:

    The large cafe bag looks perfect to replace my current decade-old messenger bag, and the aeronaut is looking really good when I think of the travel I have coming up. Thanks for the tip–these are all really well-designed bags!

  828. Megan says:

    I like Tom Binh on Facebook!

  829. Megan says:

    I like the backpack strap/handle convertibility of the tri-star and the western flyer. Very handy options.

  830. Jess says:

    Wow! I’m in love with the Tri-Star! I love the vertical computer bags, but they don’t seem to have one big enough for my 17-inch MacBook. But the Tri-star just seems so insanely versatile! I mean, that pocket for a coffee cup is just too clever!

  831. Amie Williams says:

    LIKED*…what a great giveaway!

  832. Jannell says:

    Liked :)

  833. Jannell says:

    I’m loving the bright yellow shopping bag! :)

  834. Charlene says:

    Liked Tom Bihn on FB!

  835. Charlene says:

    I also like Buzz – always a fan of the slingpack.

  836. Carrie says:

    Love this bag! Great idea for a give away. I’ve liked it on facebook!

  837. Carrie says:

    And for a second entry… I’m intrigued by the any/all of the Ristrettos – Perfect bags for taking my laptop, and a couple of small books and study things to the cafe.

  838. pneuwarum says:

    My ID has been good to me for 4 or 5 years; perfect for a weekend trip, hauling groceries home, etc. Now that I have a tiny laptop, it’s too big for my daily needs, though, and not very stylish, either. Maybe a Cafe bag is in my future?

    The organizing pouches and cubes are genius for any kind of travel–they make packing and unpacking much more organised, and when you’re backpacking, it’s so easy to find that thing you need at the bottom of your bag without disarranging everything else.

    There’s a lot of thought put into these products, they’re incredibly functional, and the materials and construction are of high quality.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  839. Renee says:

    I had never heard of this brand until I read your I’m obsessed. I really like the tri-star…and am hoping that I can convince the hubs we need one before our next trip, unless I win here! ;)

  840. Kathleen says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on Facebook!

  841. Kathleen says:

    My favorite thing on the site is the Medium Cafe Bag! :)

  842. greenbean says:

    the tri-star tickles me!

  843. greenbean says:

    and i liked the homie on fbook.

  844. Jess says:

    After the positive reviews it’s received here I’m all for the aeronaut bag and hope to own one someday. Of course, this Tri-Star looks super handy and I could use it for all the reasons E listed in her post!

  845. Alice says:

    The Checkpoint Flyer looks like it would make security checkpoints almost fun!

  846. Veronica says:

    Liked Tom Bihn on Facebook!

  847. Andrea says:

    I like the Western Flyer

  848. Catherine Kubischta says:

    I like Tom Bihn on Facebook!

  849. Catherine Kubischta says:

    Second Entry: What I like the most. I’m in the market for a new carry-on bag, and I think the ID is perfect! The Freudian Slip is also really useful, and I might just have to upgrade my organisation when I travel!

  850. amy says:


  851. amy says:

    i love the “swift” bag… especially the one in cork!

  852. Suzanne says:

    liked on facebook!

  853. Suzanne says:

    I’ve been coveting an Aeronaut since you posted about them awhile back. Now I want a Tri-Star. I could probably live with a Western Flyer if you twisted my arm. Oh, and I’d like all the proper cubes to go with!

  854. Rose says:

    I liked them on Facebook!

  855. ben hb says:

    liked on Facebook. thanks!

  856. Rose says:

    In addition to the Tri-Star, I love their Cafe Bags!

  857. Jennifer says:

    I love the Tri-Star bag! Woot! Suit me up and let me put it to work! :)

  858. MLC says:

    Add another “like” on Facebook from me!

  859. MLC says:

    Love the Checkpoint Flyer! What a great way to transport a laptop.

  860. Zan says:

    “liked” the page!

  861. Zan says:

    I also love the “field journal notebook” on the site!

  862. Margaret says:

    I liked them on facebook!

  863. Margaret says:

    I love their packing cubes! I’ve been thinking about getting them ever since E reviewed them ages ago for packing for a trip.

  864. Grace says:

    “Liked” on Facebook!

  865. Grace says:

    I love their organizer pouches!

  866. Tria says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Empire Builder laptop bag. The name is nothing like me, though- more like, the pack-rat builder. But I love all of the organizational space it has.

  867. NatalieF says:

    I learned about Tom Bihn from a knitting site. Couldn’t justify buying the Swift since I’m not quite a serious knitter, but got a medium Cafe Bag to use instead of a purse (I prefer cross-body bags and like that this one can carry a book and/or small knitting project too). It’s been in daily use for a few years and it would still look new if I hadn’t gotten a few tiny drops of varnish on it!

    I daydream about travel with an Aeronaut, and would like another Cafe bag in a different color, and still want a Swift.

  868. Julie says:

    I love the snake charmer! It’s just what I need to keep all my cords and chargers safe and separated!

  869. Julie says:

    Thanks, Academichic, for introducing me to Tom Bihn! I liked the Facebook page and have had a great time browsing the website!

  870. Genevieve says:

    My favorite is the cafe bag!

  871. Liked TB on FB! This bag is AWEsome!

  872. Lisa Blankenship says:

    Love the bag, and liked Tom Bihn on Fb too. I know someone for whom this bag would be perfect, and I hope with all my heart that I win so that I can present it to her on the occasion of her long-awaited graduation from her doctoral program.

  873. I love TB’s, “The Swift,” in cork, for all those non-academic crafting adventures, but I die for the Tri-Star in the red/cardinal color.

  874. Meredith says:

    I’ve been coveting the Aeronaut for a while now… :)

  875. Kim says:

    liked!! so wonderful!

  876. Nick Sánchez says:

    Liked on facebook. You make the best bags.

  877. Gna Figs says:

    “Liked” on FB- love that color combo!!

  878. Kate says:

    And the Snake Charmer seems like an elegant case for my unattractive mess of cables and whatnot.

  879. Cat says:

    I wanted to say that I have always coveted the Aeronaut. It would be perfect for long trips abroad!

  880. Amie says:

    Liked. I’m absolutely in love with the bags and the Tri-Star would be ideal for uni. Especially next year when I’ll be spread across two campuses.

  881. Amie says:

    Ooo and now I also love the Synapse Backpack (in Conifer/Steel – loving the greens available from Tom Bihn). Such a great size for day trips and so many nifty features.

  882. Tegan says:

    I liked Tom Bihn on Facebook!

  883. Tegan says:

    I love the field journal notebook also, im a nerd for notebooks!

  884. Turk says:

    Liked on Facebook! :D

  885. Turk says:

    I liked the Brain Cell bag! I’m purchasing a $3,500 laptop in mid-August, it’s good to know there’s something out there to keep it well protected =)

  886. Christian Say says:

    I liked Tom Bihn of Facebook!!!

  887. Christian Say says:

    I browsed the Tom Bihn website and liked the Smart Alec the most. I love that it opens from the top and it seems the perfect solution for carrying books around school. In fact, I liked it so much I purchased it along with a vertical Brain Cell (which I absolutely loved!)!!

  888. ‘Liked’ it on Facebook. Would love it in real life!

  889. Have been to the website now, and I still like the Tri-Star best. Between research and consultancy projects, I’ve been away for at least a week a month for the past year. This would make me feel a little better about being away from the kids so much, because at least their presents would come back in a bag that makes me purr!

  890. Christian Say says:

    btw, I absolutely love the new color on the Tri-star. The size of this bag is just perfect for short trips.

  891. Kaitlyn says:

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