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Darcy
04-12-2007, 11:52 AM
Customer Pictures from Around the World (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/CTGY/CP)

If you have cool vacation pictures of you and your bags, send them to me along with your favorite links, and we'll add you to the page. :)

Pneumadust
05-24-2007, 06:04 PM
I know you're looking for cool vacation pictures ... so this does NOT qualify. This was actually a working trip! Go figure.

The Id was the perfect size for knocking around Cairo and for a horse ride up to the pyramids ... trust me, if you go, rent the horse, not the camels ... or not. It's your posterior. The good news is that the Id could handle either

Pneumadust

PM4HIRE
05-29-2007, 08:32 PM
My minor hack!

Just
05-30-2007, 03:54 AM
My minor hack!

Red Oxx monkey fist!

Darcy
05-30-2007, 03:53 PM
My minor hack!

What is that patch? A flag? Me confused.

PM4HIRE
05-30-2007, 08:35 PM
Darcy, the patch is the Arizona state flag. And yes, Just nailed it, Red Oxx monkey fists. My minor hack actually referred to the way I attached my car keys to the Imago bag.

Just
05-30-2007, 10:06 PM
My minor hack actually referred to the way I attached my car keys to the Imago bag.

Oh! =) What's the red and yellow stuff coming out of the sides on top?

Darcy
05-31-2007, 01:05 PM
My minor hack actually referred to the way I attached my car keys to the Imago bag.

I see....very nice! :)

Darcy
05-31-2007, 04:39 PM
I know you're looking for cool vacation pictures ... so this does NOT qualify. This was actually a working trip! Go figure.

The Id was the perfect size for knocking around Cairo and for a horse ride up to the pyramids ... trust me, if you go, rent the horse, not the camels ... or not. It's your posterior. The good news is that the Id could handle either

Pneumadust

That IS a cool picture, but it seems to have disappeared from the thread! Would you mind emailing it to us so that we can add it to our Customer Pictures (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/CTGY/CP) page? :)

PM4HIRE
05-31-2007, 08:18 PM
Just:

The yellow is a lanyard attached to a Fox 40 storm whistle and the red is also a lanyard attached to GMC (now called Gerber) ultra task light. In case of emergency, I can quickly pull on either lanyard rather than having to search through the bag for my whistle or light.

Just
05-31-2007, 11:15 PM
In case of emergency, I can quickly pull on either lanyard rather than having to search through the bag for my whistle or light.

That's a genius idea!

Tom Bihn
06-04-2007, 04:04 PM
What if we made lanyards from colored cording and attached these clever little ends to the cord?
http://www.natlmold.com/catpics/lgpics/pg14/6613-5938.jpg
(they are actually quite small, not as big as the photo makes them)

JoyR
06-04-2007, 05:38 PM
Definitely...I'd buy one.

backpack
06-04-2007, 06:02 PM
That's a great idea!

Skylark
06-04-2007, 06:36 PM
I'm in too.

Keep giving us the d rings and things to attach to them and we'll be happy as clams.

moriond
06-06-2007, 05:26 PM
Agreed; please also add more D ring spots in the bags, so we can have place to attach things. Do the lanyard come in color options?

Darcy
06-07-2007, 01:25 PM
What colors would you suggest? I think bright blue and orange would be nice.

Each time our factory makes a batch of bags, they're adding more d-rings to them. The new knitting bag has four d-rings.

JoyR
06-07-2007, 05:54 PM
Darcy--

I'd like to see more D rings on the outside of items like cafe bags, Imago, etc. Sometimes I want to quickly clip my keys to the outside of my bag.

Tom Bihn
06-25-2007, 10:38 AM
Next question: how long should these lanyards be? I was thinking two sizes, like a medium and a long/large, 12" and 18" respectively. But that's just to start the discussion - what do y'all think?

Darcy
06-29-2007, 01:38 PM
We have samples of the lanyards ready to send out to you guys: PM me your address if you'd like to receive one. Quantities are limited!

moriond
06-29-2007, 02:17 PM
Next question: how long should these lanyards be? I was thinking two sizes, like a medium and a long/large, 12" and 18" respectively. But that's just to start the discussion - what do y'all think?
I was thinking that a 9" length might do for the medium size. I'd like to use these as another option with my LUX bag -- and incidentally, it would be great if you could add D-rings to the sides of the regular LUX bag the way that you do for the new knitting bag prototype versions.

Tom Bihn
08-13-2007, 12:54 PM
For all of you that have been testing our lanyards I have some questions:
How do you find the little snaphook thing at the end of the lanyard? Does it stay hooked when you need it to? Is it reasonably easy to unhook? And how about the cord: is it fuzzing out or otherwise showing signs of use?

MikeL
08-17-2007, 05:31 PM
For all of you that have been testing our lanyards I have some questions:
How do you find the little snaphook thing at the end of the lanyard? Does it stay hooked when you need it to? Is it reasonably easy to unhook? And how about the cord: is it fuzzing out or otherwise showing signs of use?

Is there any feedback on the lanyards yet? Oh, and when will they be avaliable?

Darcy
08-17-2007, 05:33 PM
Oh, and when will they be avaliable?

They'll be available as soon as we get an answer to Tom's question from the testers. :)

Just
08-18-2007, 03:02 AM
For all of you that have been testing our lanyards I have some questions:
How do you find the little snaphook thing at the end of the lanyard? Does it stay hooked when you need it to? Is it reasonably easy to unhook? And how about the cord: is it fuzzing out or otherwise showing signs of use?

I've only recently started using the lanyard regularly, but it has not fuzzed up yet. The snaphook... it seems a bit awkward for me to use, both hooking and unhooking. I linked it with a Tom Bihn keystrap and forgot about it. Can someone teach me how it's supposed to work?

moriond
08-30-2007, 02:37 AM
For all of you that have been testing our lanyards I have some questions:
How do you find the little snaphook thing at the end of the lanyard? Does it stay hooked when you need it to? Is it reasonably easy to unhook? And how about the cord: is it fuzzing out or otherwise showing signs of use?
I agree with Just that hooking the snaphook to the pouches (and unhooking it again) is slightly awkward. You can do it two ways: by clipping the latch end of the pouch (or keystrap extender) onto to the hook (the same way you'd connect onto a closed D-ring), or by slipping the thinner flat end of the pouch or key strap extender under the small gap in the snaphook. While this hasn't come off, I'm wondering whether the thin, flat part of the clip on the pouches might get caught in the small gap in the snaphook and get stressed. This might happen if the pouch were sitting inside a front pocket of the Imago or other bag instead of dangling from a D-ring. You can pull the clip of the pouch out through the small gap in the snaphook, but only with the thin blade of the clip passing through the gap. (That's the orientation I'd get for the normal way I'd clip onto the snaphook, though).

I haven't had any problems with fuzzing out.

wildgeese
08-30-2007, 01:27 PM
Hmm. I have a small pouch hooked to my car keys via one of those around the neck type things that are made for building ID cards.

My point is that a long lanyard, of the more like 18" variety, might enable one to drive with the keys still hooked to the cafe bag.

wildgeese
08-30-2007, 01:35 PM
Also, why do you need a hook for a lanyard?

With the original one the customer showed, it looked like a closed loop threaded through the D ring and then through itself. If you just wanted one length, instead of a double length, put a loop or a ring on the end. The pouches have hooks on them. How about a soft loop on one end and a ring on the other? Thread the loop through the ring on the bag and then over the rest of the lanyard. Then use the ring to attach any number of hooks from pouches. Or a big ring and a smaller ring that fits through it.

Seems to me these would be less likely to break than the hook.

moriond
08-30-2007, 01:54 PM
Also, why do you need a hook for a lanyard?

With the original one the customer showed, it looked like a closed loop threaded through the D ring and then through itself. If you just wanted one length, instead of a double length, put a loop or a ring on the end. The pouches have hooks on them. How about a soft loop on one end and a ring on the other? Thread the loop through the ring on the bag and then over the rest of the lanyard. Then use the ring to attach any number of hooks from pouches. Or a big ring and a smaller ring that fits through it.

Seems to me these would be less likely to break than the hook.

I don't think the lanyard snaphook is likely to break -- I'm more worried about the thin part of the hook-on attachment to the pouches. Granted, I don't unhook these from the lanyards very often. The pouch clips work well with the D-rings. The lanyard snaphooks seem optimally designed for threading the lanyard cords through, or maybe attaching to some other hook. It's just my feeling that they're a bit small and curved for the pouch clips. I'd like to hear from someone else on this, though.

On the issue of length, I've found the longer lanyard surprisingly convenient.

wildgeese
08-30-2007, 02:09 PM
Materials idea:

something with a reflective element, like the cord I got with my camping clothesline.

Just
08-31-2007, 02:46 AM
I agree with Just that hooking the snaphook to the pouches (and unhooking it again) is slightly awkward. You can do it two ways: by clipping the latch end of the pouch (or keystrap extender) onto to the hook (the same way you'd connect onto a closed D-ring), or by slipping the thinner flat end of the pouch or key strap extender under the small gap in the snaphook.

I think I may have tried option #2 at first, then realized option #1 was a lot easier... now that I look at it again, though, I can't quite figure out how #2 worked at all! I guess I was wondering if there was a trick to the snaphook that I didn't catch on to... but you're probably right... the snaphooks seem designed to accommodate some thing other than our TB clips.

Still no fuzzing here.

vinnieg24
09-26-2007, 08:21 AM
wow the pictures are great! I'll have to dig some up from my travels