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Bag Lady
11-22-2009, 08:12 AM
Hello everyone,

Recently I ordered a couple of Large Organizer Pouch to use in my Imago. I didn't check to see if they would fit (they don't.)

Now, I'm wondering how I can use them, or else I will be returning them and paying the return postage...

Thanks!

MtnMan
11-22-2009, 09:22 AM
Maybe Maverick's video (http://www.youtube.com/tombihn#p/u/6/CBCnCgz_UW4) on the Tom Bihn YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/tombihn) can provide some hints for you.

ex machina
11-22-2009, 11:23 AM
I use mine in the Imago, Bag Lady. Are you trying it in the inside or the outside pocket?

falconea
11-22-2009, 01:36 PM
I have a number of these, and I use them to carry papers for smaller things where I don't need a full briefcase. And when I need to carry hand-outs that don't fit into my overstuffed briefcase!

Audrey

Bag Lady
11-22-2009, 01:45 PM
I use mine in the Imago, Bag Lady. Are you trying it in the inside or the outside pocket?

Inside, ex machina, as I am carrying sensitive material and don't want to risk it falling into the wrong hands :eek:

Bag Lady
11-22-2009, 02:05 PM
I have a number of these, and I use them to carry papers for smaller things where I don't need a full briefcase. And when I need to carry hand-outs that don't fit into my overstuffed briefcase!

Audrey

Thanks for your suggestion! I'm curious, so does that mean you carry the Large Organizer Pouches in your hands/arms to your destination?

falconea
11-22-2009, 03:27 PM
Yes, I just carry one or two in my hand if I don't need anything bigger.

I keep meaning to bring one to work as well, and use it for containing all the meeting junk I need at work - reading glasses, papers, pen, notebook, mobile phone (cell phone), remote control for hearing aid.... At the moment I only use them for voluntary activities.

Audrey

moriond
11-22-2009, 05:07 PM
I use mine in the Imago, Bag Lady. Are you trying it in the inside or the outside pocket?


Inside, ex machina, as I am carrying sensitive material and don't want to risk it falling into the wrong hands :eek:

Hi Bag Lady,

I also use my large organizer pouch (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/ACC/TB0317) inside of my Imago (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/200/TB0810) as shown in the picture included in this post (http://forums.tombihn.com/showthread.php?p=11888&highlight=#post11888). The pouch shown in the photo is one of the current generation of large cordura organizer pouches -- I also have the previous generation large organizer pouch, which is slightly smaller by a bit more than the width of the piping, and which is described in an earlier post that can be found by clicking the first link in that post. The current large organizer pouches work more easily with inserted folders and A4 paper, although they are only slightly larger in size. Note that I had to pull the pouch up out of the bag a bit in order to show the zipper and the inserted folder in the photo. I also had to pull out the laptop that was sitting in front of the pouch.

https://forums.tombihn.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=339&stc=1&amp%20;d=1241205930
What problems are you having with using the large pouch inside the Imago? I imagine that if I tried to put several thick reams of paper inside of these pouches and hold them inside the Imago, that I'd run into trouble, but not for my general use.

moriond

ex machina
11-22-2009, 05:12 PM
Inside, ex machina, as I am carrying sensitive material and don't want to risk it falling into the wrong hands :eek:

I use the large clear pouch in my Imago. I find that if I put it in upside/down, that is with the zipper toward the floor, things are neater on top. In fact, I did that today, and had a folder and a notebook in one pouch to keep my bag tidy for study group.

I am now, when feasible, using solely my Imago and Large cafe Bag for school. I have too much stuff to schlep on Mondays to be contained in the Imago (hence the Zephyr is on my radar), but for the other days, I try to make it so that I can just swap out large clear pouches and the text(s) (as needed) for that class.

I am also using a medium clear pouch as my school supply case, and I keep my pencil case (with pencils) in the medium case too. A little trick I developed is to tape up my pencil sharpener, so the shavings can't escape. They had really dirtied my pencil case, but things are much better now.

I had to expand to using the medium pouch because I also keep a stapler, small tape roll, various pens and highlighters, etc. The pencil case was fine until I added the stapler to my tools. Also, I had the previous problem of the leaky pencil sharpener so until I diagnosed what was doing this I segregated all pencil materials to the pencil case and everything else to the medium pouch (which contained the pencil case.)

OH! A major point in using any of the clear pouches: the urethane side must face fabric. I usually have it face the back of the bag and slide it down. If it were facing my text book and I tried to slide it in it would grip the book and be really tough to slide. Slides like ice on fabric, though. :)

I will post a couple of pics below. BTW, the bag closes just fine. The pouches are roomier than 8 1/2 by 11. So if they get a bit wrappy-round at the ends the contents in my case are fine.

ex machina
11-22-2009, 05:17 PM
Hi Bag Lady,

I also use my large organizer pouch (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/ACC/TB0317) inside of my Imago (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/200/TB0810) as shown in the picture included in this post (http://forums.tombihn.com/showthread.php?p=11888&highlight=#post11888). The pouch shown in the photo is one of the current generation of large cordura organizer pouches --

Ah, I have the older ones, so yours will be a tad bigger than mine. I didn't realize that Tom resized the pouch. Great idea though, sounds like it will make it easier getting stuff in and out of it. Not that it is tough now mind you, but the fine tuning sounds great. :)

moriond
11-22-2009, 06:44 PM
Ah, I have the older ones, so yours will be a tad bigger than mine. I didn't realize that Tom resized the pouch. Great idea though, sounds like it will make it easier getting stuff in and out of it. Not that it is tough now mind you, but the fine tuning sounds great. :)

The thread discussing the redesign of the large organizer pouch is here (http://forums.tombihn.com/showthread.php?t=885), and the new large pouches debuted in May 2008, as noted in this post (http://forums.tombihn.com/showthread.php?p=7473&highlight=#post7473). One of the size considerations was that the pouches be useful with the newer bags (which at that time included the Imago).

It occurs to me that there may be another factor in the large cordura pouch use: I always specify that I want my large pouches to be the finer textured 500 denier Cordura, as noted in this thread (http://forums.tombihn.com/showthread.php?t=1112&) titled "Color and Fabric Options for Organizer Pouches". I like the finer texture of the 500 denier Cordura against papers. For those of you who may be confused about this, the 1000 denier Cordura is the texture used on the outside of most Bihn bags in Cordura -- the outside of the Imago (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/200/TB0810) in Cordura, the Ruck's Sack (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/100/TB0102). the Synapse (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/100/TB0110), the Brain Bag (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/100/TB0104), the Buzz (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/100/TB0152), the Swift (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/KNIT/TB0660) in Cordura, the various Cafe Bags (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/200/TB0203) and Ristretto (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/200/TB0223). The 500 denier Cordura is the texture used on the inner lining of the Imago, the Cafe bags, and Ristretto -- for example, the Cayenne in ex machina's excellent Imago pictures:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2549/4087804469_6b858c2a2d_o.jpg


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2588/4087804517_f86ce634df_o.jpg

It's also used on the outside of the Brain Cell (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/300/TB0300). You'll see that the color selections are now limited: generally Steel, Wasabi, Cayenne. I generally give my preferences by saying that I want the pouches to be 500 denier Cordura, and then suggest ordering of color preferences (Wasabi works well). I do find that I can use the new large organizer pouches with my Imago, though. If I go by the previous size posts on the product pages, large now measures 14.5" x 11.2" (370 x 285mm), and used to be advertised as 13.5" x 10.3", with the Imago dimensions quoted as: 14.5" x 12.25" x 3.5" / 370 x 310 x 90mm. Since when contents are placed in the pouch it's shorter (than 14.5") and thicker inserted into the Imago, I find the large pouch to be quite usable.

HTH

moriond

ex machina
11-22-2009, 07:49 PM
The thread discussing the redesign of the large organizer pouch is here (http://forums.tombihn.com/showthread.php?t=885), and the new large pouches debuted in May 2008, as noted in this post (http://forums.tombihn.com/showthread.php?p=7473&highlight=#post7473). One of the size considerations was that the pouches be useful with the newer bags (which at that time included the Imago).

I do have the larger pouch. I thought this was a very recent change that was mentioned. I also measured one of my pouches (large, clear, solar dyneema - how cool is that!) and from end to piping end it's 14 1/2 x 11 1/2. As all my large seemed the same size when I had them together (rare times when none are in use) I have to figure they are the larger size (which makes sense to me with the timeline moriond gave) and that the measurements posted on the site may be internal dimensions. Another possibility is that they are an unmentioned variant in the evolution of the large clear pouch. I am very happy with them. I like that they are all different colors and material so that when I want to see what a particular color looks like I just rummage through my pouches. This is a great feature. It's like having a Tom Bihn swatch pack. ;) I don't have every fabric Tom uses, but I have a chunk. :D

I'm glad you liked my pics moriand, I will be making some more over the Thanksgiving break, including ones of me posing with my bags. I'm a big guy, and I often see (and have asked a few times myself) for pics of people with bags for a better idea of what the size means as just reading the numbers doesn't do it for me. So I will pose with the three bags I have, and the forth (Medium Cafe - Linen(ie Sand) when it gets here.

After researching the Zephyr, I plan to order that, but I see that the color combos I would be interested in have either been discontinued or aren't available until well into the new year. My Imago will be working full time till then.

It's a real pleasure to own such fine bags and accessories. Thanks Tom Bihn and Co. for making a great line of goods. I'm thankful for them. Happy Thanksgiving all, and God bless. :)

Bag Lady
11-22-2009, 07:56 PM
Thank you all for your input as to fit of the Large Organizer Pouch in the Imago. I read with interest the previous thread as to the size discussion, and I am inclined to agree that 10x12 would be a good size for the way I want to use the Large Pouch: for transporting loose pieces of letter size paper, accounts receivables, accounts payables, and payroll.

I'm still puzzled as to the fit... when I put my Large Pouches in the Imago, the sides of the Pouches seem too wide, and need to curl to fit. They do not slide in effortlessly as I imagined they would. It is a very snug fit in the Imago, and like I said, the sides (and thus the zippers) have to curl about 1.25".

Also, I'm not pleased with the way the Pouches sit above the seam of the side of the Imago, so that the snap hook is protruding quite inelegantly above the gentle curve of the seam as it swoops to its lowest point in the front. The Clear Organizer Pouch sits even taller (perhaps due to its being more rigid) than the Cordura Pouch, and the snap hook on it looks rather forlorn, and with no purpose since the Imago doesn't even have an O-ring on that side (the side with the zippered front pocket.) I realize that I could snap the hook off as suggested on the products page, but it seems a shame to disfigure a quality-made product.

Lastly, I didn't know about making a request about the 500 denier vs 1000 denier Cordura, so that was enlightening. Upon inspection, I noticed the finer Cordura in Cayenne (solid) and the Clear is backed with the coarser weave Olive.

In the end, although both are gorgeous, they just don't successfully serve the function I wanted them to, so I will be sending them back.

Bag Lady
11-22-2009, 08:18 PM
Hi Bag Lady,

I also use my large organizer pouch (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/ACC/TB0317) inside of my Imago (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/200/TB0810) as shown in the picture included in this post (http://forums.tombihn.com/showthread.php?p=11888&highlight=#post11888). The pouch shown in the photo is one of the current generation of large cordura organizer pouches -- I also have the previous generation large organizer pouch, which is slightly smaller by a bit more than the width of the piping, and which is described in an earlier post that can be found by clicking the first link in that post. The current large organizer pouches work more easily with inserted folders and A4 paper, although they are only slightly larger in size. Note that I had to pull the pouch up out of the bag a bit in order to show the zipper and the inserted folder in the photo. I also had to pull out the laptop that was sitting in front of the pouch.

https://forums.tombihn.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=339&stc=1&amp%20;d=1241205930
What problems are you having with using the large pouch inside the Imago? I imagine that if I tried to put several thick reams of paper inside of these pouches and hold them inside the Imago, that I'd run into trouble, but not for my general use.

boojum

Yes, yes, moriond! Your picture shows exactly the effect I was hoping for! You write, "Note that I had to pull the pouch up out of the bag a bit in order to show the zipper and the inserted folder in the photo." So I assume it sits below the side seam of the Imago? And that the snap hook does not protrude above the side seam? However, your picture shows exactly how my Large Pouch sits in the Imago without me pulling the pouch up out of the bag.

Plus, in your photo, the zipper on the Large Pouch seems to go straight across, without any bending or curling to fit into the Imago. It's looks like a good fit width-wise, again the effect I was hoping for!

I wonder if the Imago in Cordura has a slightly larger interior than the Ballistic?

Also curious, I see a TB keystrap hanging out above the zippered pocket... what is it attached to? Do you have an O-ring on that side?

ex machina
11-22-2009, 08:31 PM
I'm still puzzled as to the fit... when I put my Large Pouches in the Imago, the sides of the Pouches seem too wide, and need to curl to fit. They do not slide in effortlessly as I imagined they would. It is a very snug fit in the Imago, and like I said, the sides (and thus the zippers) have to curl about 1.25".

Also, I'm not pleased with the way the Pouches sit above the seam of the side of the Imago, so that the snap hook is protruding quite inelegantly above the gentle curve of the seam as it swoops to its lowest point in the front. The Clear Organizer Pouch sits even taller (perhaps due to its being more rigid) than the Cordura Pouch, and the snap hook on it looks rather forlorn, and with no purpose since the Imago doesn't even have an O-ring on that side (the side with the zippered front pocket.) I realize that I could snap the hook off as suggested on the products page, but it seems a shame to disfigure a quality-made product.


I handle the hook by putting the pouch in hook/zipper first. No dangles that way. I also have a bit of curling but the more stuffed the pouch the less there is of it.

Your return had me reflect on my first Tom Bihn purchase, a Medium Cafe Bag in Navy/Cayenne. I was very tight for money at the time, but I needed a bag and was willing to sacrifice for the sake of quality. I was unsure at the time if the Medium would be large enough and thought the Large Cafe Bag too big. Well, after getting the medium sent, I decided after its arrival it was too small. I even called to ask about the return procedure. But in the end, its intrinsic quality so impressed me that I decided to keep it. I would find a use for it. It became my go-to every day carry bag for about a year. It's great. I only in the last couple of weeks switched to using my Large Cafe Bag as my EDC.

You might want to wait a week on that return. Sometimes the design in Tom's products is so powerful we don't see the forest for the trees. I am real happy I kept my Medium Cafe Bag. :)

Bag Lady
11-22-2009, 08:32 PM
I use the large clear pouch in my Imago. I find that if I put it in upside/down, that is with the zipper toward the floor, things are neater on top. In fact, I did that today, and had a folder and a notebook in one pouch to keep my bag tidy for study group.

I am now, when feasible, using solely my Imago and Large cafe Bag for school. I have too much stuff to schlep on Mondays to be contained in the Imago (hence the Zephyr is on my radar), but for the other days, I try to make it so that I can just swap out large clear pouches and the text(s) (as needed) for that class.

I am also using a medium clear pouch as my school supply case, and I keep my pencil case (with pencils) in the medium case too. A little trick I developed is to tape up my pencil sharpener, so the shavings can't escape. They had really dirtied my pencil case, but things are much better now.

I had to expand to using the medium pouch because I also keep a stapler, small tape roll, various pens and highlighters, etc. The pencil case was fine until I added the stapler to my tools. Also, I had the previous problem of the leaky pencil sharpener so until I diagnosed what was doing this I segregated all pencil materials to the pencil case and everything else to the medium pouch (which contained the pencil case.)

OH! A major point in using any of the clear pouches: the urethane side must face fabric. I usually have it face the back of the bag and slide it down. If it were facing my text book and I tried to slide it in it would grip the book and be really tough to slide. Slides like ice on fabric, though. :)

I will post a couple of pics below. BTW, the bag closes just fine. The pouches are roomier than 8 1/2 by 11. So if they get a bit wrappy-round at the ends the contents in my case are fine.

ex machina: Your pictures highlight my point exactly, your Large Pouches also need to curl on the sides to fit into the Imago. It does fit better as you pointed out if the Pouch is inserted upside down, but then it defeats the purpose of being able to slide papers in and out without taking the Pouch out of the Imago.

ex machina
11-22-2009, 09:08 PM
ex machina: Your pictures highlight my point exactly, your Large Pouches also need to curl on the sides to fit into the Imago. It does fit better as you pointed out if the Pouch is inserted upside down, but then it defeats the purpose of being able to slide papers in and out without taking the Pouch out of the Imago.

Ah, ok. Then you might find these folders (http://www.levenger.com/PAGETEMPLATES/PRODUCT/Product.asp?Params=Category=13-897|Level=2-3|PageID=5858) better suited to your needs. I haven't used them (moriond is a happy user of their predecessor - the Briefcase Folders), but I have done business with Levenger (http://www.levenger.com/) for over a decade and I have been very happy with them as a company.

Also, if easy access to papers from the top of the bag is a priority, the Zephyr (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/700/TB0720) may be a better fit with your needs. It has a built in file folder system. But I do see your trouble now, as you need easy access to take papers in and out, but don't want to remove the pouch. I see the dilemma.

Thinking on your problem, and how I would address it using what I have around, I will post a photo below of my solution. What I used are file folders designed to be inside hanging folders (the blue folders), and a plastic expandable hanging file folder with retractable arms to house them. Both are available from Staples (http://www.staples.com/). I think this might solve your dilemma. Does it look like a solution to you, Bag Lady? :)

moriond
11-22-2009, 10:30 PM
Yes, yes, moriond! Your picture shows exactly the effect I was hoping for! You write, "Note that I had to pull the pouch up out of the bag a bit in order to show the zipper and the inserted folder in the photo." So I assume it sits below the side seam of the Imago? And that the snap hook does not protrude above the side seam? However, your picture shows exactly how my Large Pouch sits in the Imago without me pulling the pouch up out of the bag.

Plus, in your photo, the zipper on the Large Pouch seems to go straight across, without any bending or curling to fit into the Imago. It's looks like a good fit width-wise, again the effect I was hoping for!
I just managed to lose most of my reply (too much time spent trying to embed links), but starting again, and more briefly, I'll just state that you're correct, in my Imago the large pouch sits below the seam, the zipper runs straight across, and the snap hook marginally sits level with the side seam when the pouch is inserted. The older (slightly smaller) large organizer pouches also fit inside the Imago, but it's easier to insert folders and A4 paper into the newer (post May 2008) large organizer pouches.


I wonder if the Imago in Cordura has a slightly larger interior than the Ballistic?
I don't think the construction of the Imago affects the fit of the large organizer pouch. I usually carry a Hunter/Cork/Sage Imago in Ballistic nylon, shown in these pictures from eristick's post (http://forums.tombihn.com/showthread.php?p=4247#post4247). (I bought this Imago after seeing her post; I'd wanted to get an Imago in Ballistic nylon, and also use an alternative Quick-Adjust Messenger Strap (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/ACC/TB0520), which was not an option with the original Imago release.) I use large organizer pouch with both these Imagos.

https://forums.tombihn.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=82&stc=1&d=1178559469

https://forums.tombihn.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=83&stc=1&d=1178570522


Also curious, I see a TB keystrap hanging out above the zippered pocket... what is it attached to? Do you have an O-ring on that side?

I carried two pouches attached to O-rings: a pen/pencil clear organizer pouch (http://www.tombihn.com/blog/node/594) in Sapphire and white Dyneema (http://www.tombihn.com/blog/node/572) attached to an O-ring inside the main pocket at the right, and a Clear Organizer wallet (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/ACC/TB0319MIW) in Olive Cordura with Cayenne and Red inserts attached to the keystrap. The main reason for taking the picture of the large organizer pouch with the Cocoa/Cocoa/Wasabi (Cordura) Imago was that the colors matched better -- including the match with the (Olive/Cayenne/Crimson) wallet, which was admired and "borrowed" before I could take the picture with the wallet attached. There really wasn't a difference in the fit for the large pouches inside the Imago.

Bag Lady
11-23-2009, 03:05 AM
Ah, ok. Then you might find these folders (http://www.levenger.com/PAGETEMPLATES/PRODUCT/Product.asp?Params=Category=13-897|Level=2-3|PageID=5858) better suited to your needs. I haven't used them (moriond is a happy user of their predecessor - the Briefcase Folders), but I have done business with Levenger (http://www.levenger.com/) for over a decade and I have been very happy with them as a company.

Also, if easy access to papers from the top of the bag is a priority, the Zephyr (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/700/TB0720) may be a better fit with your needs. It has a built in file folder system. But I do see your trouble now, as you need easy access to take papers in and out, but don't want to remove the pouch. I see the dilemma.

Thinking on your problem, and how I would address it using what I have around, I will post a photo below of my solution. What I used are file folders designed to be inside hanging folders (the blue folders), and a plastic expandable hanging file folder with retractable arms to house them. Both are available from Staples (http://www.staples.com/). I think this might solve your dilemma. Does it look like a solution to you, Bag Lady? :)

Ah, ex machina, what would I do without my TB Forum friends? So grateful for your interest in my silly little problems! Yes, you're right, it appears that there may be other solutions out there, outside of the TB world!

I was really hoping to use a Tom Bihn product because I have come to love the excellent quality of all their pieces; even if the Large Organizer Pouch doesn't fit my needs in this situation, I appreciate all the little details, e.g. the fabric piping, the rounded corners, the sturdy zipper, the gorgeous colors, and the durability of it all. Maybe that's why I'm whining so much... I really, really want to use the Pouches!!!

Thanks for taking the time to come up with other options, I so appreciate it! :)

Bag Lady
11-23-2009, 03:14 AM
... I'll just state that you're correct, in my Imago the large pouch sits below the seam, the zipper runs straight across, and the snap hook marginally sits level with the side seam when the pouch is inserted. The older (slightly smaller) large organizer pouches also fit inside the Imago, but it's easier to insert folders and A4 paper into the newer (post May 2007) large organizer pouches.

Thank you, moriond, thank you! Your reply makes me feel better... I'm not crazy! I don't know why the Large Pouch doesn't fit as nicely in my Imago as it apparently does in your Imago... I realize that all TB products are made by hand, maybe I have a slightly larger variation? I don't know, but now I'm on the hunt for the older (slightly smaller) Large Pouches since I only need to carry loose letter-size papers, and not A4 papers or file folders. Maybe I need to start a new thread calling for pre-May 2007 Large Organizer Pouches?

moriond
11-23-2009, 08:38 AM
Maybe I need to start a new thread calling for pre-May 2007 Large Organizer Pouches?
If you do, change the year so this is pre-May 2008 -- my typo in re-entering text after I'd lost the original post. Glad the comments helped.

Heidi Jill
11-24-2009, 08:31 PM
I handle the hook by putting the pouch in hook/zipper first. No dangles that way. I also have a bit of curling but the more stuffed the pouch the less there is of it.

Your return had me reflect on my first Tom Bihn purchase, a Medium Cafe Bag in Navy/Cayenne. I was very tight for money at the time, but I needed a bag and was willing to sacrifice for the sake of quality. I was unsure at the time if the Medium would be large enough and thought the Large Cafe Bag too big. Well, after getting the medium sent, I decided after its arrival it was too small. I even called to ask about the return procedure. But in the end, its intrinsic quality so impressed me that I decided to keep it. I would find a use for it. It became my go-to every day carry bag for about a year. It's great. I only in the last couple of weeks switched to using my Large Cafe Bag as my EDC.

You might want to wait a week on that return. Sometimes the design in Tom's products is so powerful we don't see the forest for the trees. I am real happy I kept my Medium Cafe Bag. :)

Oh so true! I ordered an Imago a couple of years ago and rather hastily decided that it was too large and sent it back. It kept flitting in and out of my thoughts until I visited the showroom a couple of months ago, looked at the bag again, and wondered what on earth I had been thinking! I bought it and it has been the *only* bag I've used since! It works well whether it is stuffed or virtually empty.

Bag Lady
11-24-2009, 09:11 PM
Oh so true! I ordered an Imago a couple of years ago and rather hastily decided that it was too large and sent it back. It kept flitting in and out of my thoughts until I visited the showroom a couple of months ago, looked at the bag again, and wondered what on earth I had been thinking! I bought it and it has been the *only* bag I've used since! It works well whether it is stuffed or virtually empty.

Maybe that's why TB has such a generous return policy of 60 days for a full refund! Yes, I will ponder the return of the Large Organizer Pouches carefully, afterall, I'm sure I can organize something in them. :)

backpack
11-24-2009, 10:32 PM
I use the Large Organizer Pouches inside my Large Cafe Bags and Brain Bags.

There is no fit problem and they are life savers to organize documents on the go.

They are very stylish in Cordura as well as very light and packable in Dyneema.
Great for travel.

I was one of the person who asked that the Large Organizer Pouches be made big enough to hold loose papers in folders.

I use a lot of plastic envelopes and wallets at home but they are not stylish enough to be carried in a business or formal setting.

But plastic folders can easily be slipped in a Large Organizer Pouch used as a minimalist briefcase.


I made the mistake of bringing too much things to an interview for a volunteer position, I also brought an assortment of non professional looking holders for my pens, resume and writing pad.

It is not a mistake I will make again, I have my pens in a Tom Bihn Pouch and will choose one of my Large Pouches for the letter size papers.


The clip on the Pouches is a lifesaver as I can secure pen and paper Pouches on a key ring then a Tom Bihn Key Strap, itself clipped into an O ring.

I don't want to loose things but I might if I get nervous.

DQBunny
11-25-2009, 03:43 AM
How are the Large Organizer Pouches in a Swift? I'm thinking of biting the bullet and gifting myself with the Swift for Christmas and think the pouch would be a perfect size for patterns.

backpack
11-25-2009, 09:15 AM
How are the Large Organizer Pouches in a Swift? I'm thinking of biting the bullet and gifting myself with the Swift for Christmas and think the pouch would be a perfect size for patterns.

It fits perfectly.

However the square sides of the Clear Large Organiser Pouch stick out when follow the sloped sides of the Swift.

I believe that there is a Swift specific insert in the works but that need to be confirmed by other forum members and ultimately by the TB crew when you are ready to order the Swift.


If you could at all have the pattern in a half letter size format, the Medium Clear Organizer Pouch is great.

But, being a needlework enthusiast, stitch books only come as big hardcovers reference or letter size paperback. So I understand the need of a letter size Pouch in a Swift.

MtnMan
02-14-2014, 06:05 PM
Here ya go:

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w177/Wingsley_photos/Bihn_LgOrgPouch_14Feb2014.jpg (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/Wingsley_photos/media/Bihn_LgOrgPouch_14Feb2014.jpg.html)

More details in a new thread I started in the "Packing Lists" sub-forum (http://forums.tombihn.com/packing-lists/7184-large-clear-organizer-pouch-becomes-micro-brief.html). Enjoy.

blarson94
02-15-2014, 03:28 AM
I transfer mine between my Saddleback Leather briefcase (EDC) and my LCB for when I travel.

The COP has a few David Allen file folders, envelope for receipts, and any papers needed for the trip. The COP also divides the LCB into two sections - one for the sewn-in organizer for odds and ends, and the other section behind the COP for iPad and 6Z Cache for my laptop.

It keeps the iPad and Cache from getting caught on the sewn-in organization in the front of the LCB.

I love that I can just grab this and my organizer pouches/key straps and transfer contents from one bag to the other and not worry about forgetting anything.


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Tachiyaku
02-15-2014, 08:17 AM
I've started using my dyneema large organizer pouch for my gym clothes (shorts, tank, sports towel, sports bra, undies). It has a slimmer profile than a packing cube and everything fits great.

hamiltee
02-15-2014, 01:33 PM
I use my solar dyneema large OP to carry magazines, books, and other reading material/notes in my Western Flyer or TriStar while traveling.

backpack
02-15-2014, 02:41 PM
They are EDC, much more streamlined, much lighter than binders for organizing paperwork.

The Large Organizer Pouches are great thin briefcases/envelopes.

adalangdon
05-07-2014, 07:36 PM
My husband and I must bring something to read whenever we go out to eat, and the large OP (mine is in Dyneema-- Iberian!) is great for that. It can hold a few magazines and a 1.5" thick book (and then some) and looks really pretty. I carry it with my usual sling bag (either a Tough Traveler Minmac or a Courierware small walking bag). When we've taken out our reading material, the large OP folds up nicely for stowing away in my bag. I also plan to use mine in school for carrying around my A4 notepad and print-outs. I usually have so much paper that they fall out of normal plastic folders.

The large OP is perfect! So perfect, in fact, that I left it behind at a Starbucks last night :S