View Full Version : Quick question re: padded pouches

04-28-2015, 02:35 PM
Did the padded pouches ever come in any other color besides black?

04-28-2015, 03:25 PM
They came in a grey color.

04-28-2015, 03:27 PM
Did the padded pouches ever come in any other color besides black?


Yes, they used to make the padded pouches in a light color called (I think) Platinum. (I'd have to check this). That was quite a while ago. Here's a picture of the packed medium padded pouch that I used to answer @UK-Limey's question about carrying his iPad mini in the iPad mini in a SuperDrive organiser pouch ? (http://forums.tombihn.com/questions-about-bags/7229-ipad-mini-superdrive-organiser-pouch.html) thread:


They also had a run of padded pouches in a darker gray shade called Charcoal. (The earliest iPad caches are made in that color, and I also have a vertical cache for my 13" MacBook in that color).

@Backpack asked about padded pouches for the iPad Mini, and referred to her own light gray padded pouches (which her husband was borrowing for his Nexus). My reply to her (http://forums.tombihn.com/general-bag-discussion/5308-ipad-mini-bags-post41881.html#post41881) contains the link to Darcy's answer about padded pouch colors (http://forums.tombihn.com/general-bag-discussion/3407-whats-your-2011-tom-bihn-wish-list-post24026.html#post24026) in the What's you 2011 Tom Bihn Wish List? (http://forums.tombihn.com/general-bag-discussion/3407-whats-your-2011-tom-bihn-wish-list.html) thread. One user asked:

I would love to order some padded organizer pouches in colors other than gray. Right now, I have my cell phone on one side and my iPod on the other side... It would be great to have some different colors to help me differentiate gadgets.

and Darcy replied [post #166]:

Padded Organizer Pouches (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/ACC/TB0318) are now available in Black instead of Charcoal. We'll likely only ever make them in Black -- because the exterior fabric is specially laminated to the foam padding for us, it must be purchased in quantities large enough that multiple colors isn't an option at this point.

There was more discussion in the thread by other users who basically agreed that if they were supporting only one color, it should be black.

So, in answer to your question, there were other colors in padded pouches, but the pouches would have had to date from around 2009 or 2010 -- certainly by early 2011 (e.g., March) they had moved to black only.



ETA: Here's the color of the Tom Bihn iPad cache (Charcoal) that I mentioned earlier. @maverick's video showing this color is easier to find on the fly than trying to look for somebody's pictures of a padded organizer pouch in that color.


ETA2: They also used to have versions of the padded pouches where the ribbon sewn just under the zipper was either silver or red, so you could have Black with Silver trim or Black with Red trim. I have some Black Ultradrive padded pouches with the silver trim and a small Black padded organizer pouch with a red trim. These are all made with the denser foam for padded pouches and caches that approximately predates the introduction of the first iPad Mini, and are also well before the release of the caches with rails.

04-28-2015, 03:38 PM
Ah, I see. Thank you, @moriond.