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  • John1970
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    Darcy -- Hello! Are there any plans (or could some be made!!) for an occasional run of black halcyon and black ballistic Syniks and Synapses with the regular Tom Bihn label instead of the blackout label? I'm holding off buying either bag, hoping for at least an occasional opportunity to get one with the regular label.

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  • dirkhaun
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    Originally posted by G42 View Post
    I hope that the all fabric will return as well. I can't tell if the Mountain mostly fabric item in the pocket in one photo is the PCSB or a fabric 3DOC or a Cubelet or something...
    Yes, please. I'd buy one. Or two or three ...

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  • G42
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    By the way, if you look at the OSCA photos, there are Sangria and Mountain Cerylon clear 3DOC showing as well as PCSB in Mountain.

    The blog post https://www.tombihn.com/blogs/main/more-updates#cerylon had mentioned 3DOCs; I hope that the all fabric will return as well. I can't tell if the Mountain mostly fabric item in the pocket in one photo is the PCSB or a fabric 3DOC or a Cubelet or something...

    I'm not normally a huge fan of red, but I quite like the Sangria
    Last edited by G42; 12-03-2021, 05:22 AM.

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  • moriond
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    Originally posted by ablakey View Post
    Has the Pocket Pouch ever been made with a urethane side? Front or back? It seems like it would be the perfect badge/tag clip-on.

    Right now I am using one of the old clear pouch wallets, I actually have two, one with the cork back. They work, but smaller would be nice.
    Though, I admit I can carry an Apple Tag or Tile in the wallet in order to find it - its an age thing. And the Pocket Pouch would not work for that quite as well unless I clip the finder onto it.

    New building has card access doors except offices, and even the copy machine is card log-in....just trying to minimize the EDC to card, one key office key, finder tag, and a clip on strap.
    @ablakely The Luggage tag that debuted on March 10, 2015 (link to blog), can be used for some of what you want. Take a look at the Business cards and Tom Bihn luggage tags for some pictures.There are other posts, but the forum reindexing has made it hard to find them. The quick answer is that when the luggage tags debuted, they circulated some prototypes to the mods for feedback. It was noted that you could also use these to hold items like hotel room cards (if you wanted to carry them wristlet fashion after going to the gym or pool), and that it should also be sized so that a range of international business cards (taller than US cards) should fit into the luggage tag in place of the standard name tag label,

    HTH

    moriond

    Last edited by moriond; 12-20-2021, 03:48 PM.

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  • ablakey
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    Has the Pocket Pouch ever been made with a urethane side? Front or back? It seems like it would be the perfect badge/tag clip-on.

    Right now I am using one of the old clear pouch wallets, I actually have two, one with the cork back. They work, but smaller would be nice.
    Though, I admit I can carry an Apple Tag or Tile in the wallet in order to find it - its an age thing. And the Pocket Pouch would not work for that quite as well unless I clip the finder onto it.

    New building has card access doors except offices, and even the copy machine is card log-in....just trying to minimize the EDC to card, one key office key, finder tag, and a clip on strap.

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  • MikeV
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    Hi All! We had some Synik 22s and S and L Snake Charmers that had accumulated from pre-order cancelations, returns, and incorrect counts from earlier this year so we just put that inventory on the site. Some is pretty low quantity and some a little more

    Here's what was added:

    Synik 22
    Black 525 Ballistic/Cloud 210 Ballistic
    Black 525 Ballistic/Island 210 Ballistic
    Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic/NW Sky 200 Halcyon
    Deep Blue 525 Ballistic/Solaris 200 Halcyon
    Black 400 Halcyon/Solaris 200 Halcyon

    Small Snake Charmers
    Black 210 Ballistic
    Cloud 210 Ballistic
    Dawn 210 Ballistic
    Island 210 Ballistic
    Viridian 210 Ballistic
    Coyote 210 Ballistic
    Taiga 200 Halcyon

    Large Snake Charmers
    Coyote 210 Ballistic
    Taiga 200 Halcyon

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  • moriond
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    Originally posted by G42 View Post

    I'm not Darcy, but for the PIKA, they've said in various other posts that the special one-way interior fabric is special/hard to get, so this may be the last run (they had discontinued it actually, because of that, then found enough in-house during inventory to do this last run)

    If you haven't seen this blog post about this restock, check it out .. It has some info on it

    https://www.tombihn.com/blogs/main/1116-restock
    Just wanted to note, if you don’t see one of the items you want at the time of your order, it may help to check back later. On some of these restock days, I find some items fly off the product page, and then later someone adds them back in. This has happened on other restock days, too. For example, the fabric Clear Organizer Wallets in Navy Parapack went down in number to just a few, then vanished from the options, and a little later someone put these back in the product list. I’m not saying that this will happen for very limited quantity items, like the dozen or so Parental Units that showed up, but for small accessory items in specific colors it’s worth checking back if you didn’t see it at the time you first looked.

    moriond

    ETA. Which is not to say that I haven’t seen the P.I.K.A.s going down at a fast rate,

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  • Surrealle
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    Originally posted by moriond View Post

    Many more usage options for both sizes are shown in @taminca’s posts in the Double Organizer Pouch thread.
    Sigh.. Guess I'm adding one of them to my order now too.

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  • Darcy
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    Originally posted by tbessie View Post
    Darcy - why were the Snake Charmers changed from 210 Ballistic to 1000 Cordura? Was this a decision based on material qualities (stiffness, etc), or just on material availability?

    - Tim
    Originally posted by moriond View Post

    I suspect that this was an option that was added to take advantage of the range of colors in Cordura. The original Snake Charmers were 500d Halcyon, and then, for a while, in 420d Parapack. When they first introduced the Small and Large Sizes, they had just added a lot of 1000d c9dura Colors (like Red Blend, Orange 152, and Azure which looks like Mayura), so they offered all the Snake Charmers in 1000d Cordura, and also 200d Halcyon for the first time. They only stopped offering 1000d Cordura options when they cut out Cordura from the Cafe Bag line offerings. But Cordura is easier to get in a range of colors, so when supplies of other materials became scarce in the Covid-19 period, this was an easy way to bring back color options. (My favorite Snake Charmers are in the limited editions Halcyon colors like Fjord when the new sizes were first introduced)

    HTH

    moriond
    As usual moriond is spot on here. I'll add: Nik wanted to see us make Snake Charmers in 1000d, and that was an extra nudge that made it happen.

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  • moriond
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    Originally posted by Kanne View Post



    I do use a small Double Organizer Pouch for a small external hard drive. The drive is in the back pocket, the cable in the front.
    Many more usage options for both sizes are shown in @taminca’s posts in the Double Organizer Pouch thread.

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  • tbessie
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    Originally posted by moriond View Post

    I suspect that this was an option that was added to take advantage of the range of colors in Cordura. The original Snake Charmers were 500d Halcyon, and then, for a while, in 420d Parapack. When they first introduced the Small and Large Sizes, they had just added a lot of 1000d c9dura Colors (like Red Blend, Orange 152, and Azure which looks like Mayura), so they offered all the Snake Charmers in 1000d Cordura, and also 200d Halcyon for the first time. They only stopped offering 1000d Cordura options when they cut out Cordura from the Cafe Bag line offerings. But Cordura is easier to get in a range of colors, so when supplies of other materials became scarce in the Covid-19 period, this was an easy way to bring back color options. (My favorite Snake Charmers are in the limited editions Halcyon colors like Fjord when the new sizes were first introduced)

    HTH

    moriond
    Sounds like good logic on this :-)

    I have one of the original Snake Charmers (I think - I got it many MANY years ago), and it's rather floppy and shapeless in use. I was glad when the design was updated to something that was more oval and that held its shape well.

    - Tim

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  • moriond
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    Originally posted by tbessie View Post
    Darcy - why were the Snake Charmers changed from 210 Ballistic to 1000 Cordura? Was this a decision based on material qualities (stiffness, etc), or just on material availability?

    - Tim
    I suspect that this was an option that was added to take advantage of the range of colors in Cordura. The original Snake Charmers were 500d Halcyon, and then, for a while, in 420d Parapack. When they first introduced the Small and Large Sizes, they had just added a lot of 1000d c9dura Colors (like Red Blend, Orange 152, and Azure which looks like Mayura), so they offered all the Snake Charmers in 1000d Cordura, and also 200d Halcyon for the first time. They only stopped offering 1000d Cordura options when they cut out Cordura from the Cafe Bag line offerings. But Cordura is easier to get in a range of colors, so when supplies of other materials became scarce in the Covid-19 period, this was an easy way to bring back color options. (My favorite Snake Charmers are in the limited editions Halcyon colors like Fjord when the new sizes were first introduced)

    HTH

    moriond

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  • Kanne
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    Originally posted by moriond View Post

    The Small Size Double Organizer Pouch can hold a U.S. vaccine card in the front pocket and have the top of the card clear the zipper — if you pull the zipper forward you can read the whole card without taking it out of the pouch. You can use the Mini Pouch or Clear Organizer Wallet to store this card as long as you will not be taking it out very often since it is easy for the corners to get dog-eared if you pull it out past the zippers


    I do use a small Double Organizer Pouch for a small external hard drive. The drive is in the back pocket, the cable in the front.

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  • tbessie
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    Darcy - why were the Snake Charmers changed from 210 Ballistic to 1000 Cordura? Was this a decision based on material qualities (stiffness, etc), or just on material availability?

    - Tim

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  • moriond
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    Originally posted by bchaplin View Post
    I also keep mine in a small clear organizer pouch -- I like it more than the mini because -- as Kevo mentioned -- the entire card is visible through the front and it's easy to remove. To be honest, the pouch is more of a way to ensure I won't misplace the card, though, because so far I have only had to show it one time, and I carry a xerox that was accepted at that function, so the original pretty much stays at home.

    I also keep digital images that are in Google Drive, as well as a certification from "VaxYes" that lives in my Apple Wallet.

    This is in the US, though. I've heard that in certain countries, one needs to show the original.
    The Small Size Double Organizer Pouch can hold a U.S. vaccine card in the front pocket and have the top of the card clear the zipper — if you pull the zipper forward you can read the whole card without taking it out of the pouch. You can use the Mini Pouch or Clear Organizer Wallet to store this card as long as you will not be taking it out very often since it is easy for the corners to get dog-eared if you pull it out past the zippers
    US Vaccination Card in Small Double Organizer Pouch front pocket
    US Vaccination Card in Small Double Organizer Pouch front pocket

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