Welcome!

We're glad you are here. This is the place to ask for bag advice, help other people out, post reviews, and share photos and videos.

TOM BIHN Forums Statistics

Collapse

Topics: 15,173   Posts: 196,490   Members: 7,099   Active Members: 226
Welcome to our newest member, kadelson.

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

New bag alert: the Bantam!

Collapse
X
 
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #31
    Originally posted by MikeV
    Sorry for the confusion! We'll put these up a little later this morning- planning for around 10am.
    Thanks Mike!
    “...Horace was the only cheese that would eat mice and, if you didn't nail him down, other cheeses as well"
    -Sir Terry Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight

    Comment


    • #32
      The Bantam seems to be flying off the shelves. The Reverse option is already back to "in production" and the regular one only has few left ...

      Comment


      • #33
        They just sold out and then they both just reappeared... TB committing to quickly make more I assume
        Maybe an initial low qty made to test out the idea? I'm assuming I'm not the only one ordering both versions to check them out


        ETA, and 3min later showing sold out/in production again
        Last edited by G42; 03-03-2023, 10:23 AM.
        “...Horace was the only cheese that would eat mice and, if you didn't nail him down, other cheeses as well"
        -Sir Terry Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight

        Comment


        • #34
          Originally posted by G42
          They just sold out and then they both just reappeared...
          People not completing their orders, probably. I put one in my cart to check out the shipping options. But I'm not paying $45 on top of a $65 bag just to try it out. With some later order, maybe ...

          Comment


          • #35
            Originally posted by dirkhaun

            People not completing their orders, probably. I put one in my cart to check out the shipping options. But I'm not paying $45 on top of a $65 bag just to try it out. With some later order, maybe ...
            Could be, I don't know if it actually does that. In the past it only seemed to matter once you actually checked out, but with Shopify changing all the time plus whatever the new backend system is, could be any of the above
            “...Horace was the only cheese that would eat mice and, if you didn't nail him down, other cheeses as well"
            -Sir Terry Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight

            Comment


            • #36
              So MikeV what schedule/status can you share?
              “...Horace was the only cheese that would eat mice and, if you didn't nail him down, other cheeses as well"
              -Sir Terry Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight

              Comment


              • #37
                Originally posted by G42
                So MikeV what schedule/status can you share?
                We've got more starting- expected to restock in 1-2 weeks

                Comment


                • #38
                  Originally posted by MikeV

                  We've got more starting- expected to restock in 1-2 weeks
                  Cool beans and by then hopefully enough folks will have recd the first batch to post impressions. I want to see how everyone uses the belt pass thru in particular, it seems ripe for hacking
                  Last edited by G42; 03-03-2023, 12:41 PM.
                  “...Horace was the only cheese that would eat mice and, if you didn't nail him down, other cheeses as well"
                  -Sir Terry Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight

                  Comment


                  • #39
                    Yay, new bag. I'm curious about something, though …

                    I was just comparing specs on the site between the Bantam and the Side Effect. They're both clocked at exactly the same width and height (8.7" x 5.1"), but the Bantam is a bit deeper than the Side Effect, according to the specs (2.4" vs 2".) Yet the Bantam is only listed as having a 1 liter volume, compared to the Side Effect's 1.5 liters … just curious why that is? Are the corners that much more curved, or does the SE's outer pocket expand outside the main volume of the bag that much? Inquiring minds want to know.

                    That said, correct me if I'm wrong but it looks like this concept is similar to the SE, but with different/simpler organization (fewer pockets, only one main compartment, fewer O-rings) and with the keen belt loop on the back. And the different fabric, of course.

                    Not sure if this bag would be for me or not, but I do want to chime in with the voices hoping there will be more colors available someday.
                    ---
                    My Bags: Burnt Orange Medium Cafe Bag • Side Kick • Luminary 15 • Co-Pilot • Aeronaut 30
                    Aubergine Small Cafe Bag
                    ​ • ​Everyday Cubelet​ • ​Canary Large Shop Bag • Dawn Large Shop Bag

                    Comment


                    • #40
                      Cooner! Thanks for saying this! I'm glad I saw this before walking out for the weekend. We actually re-measured both the Bantam and the Side Effect yesterday and it's the Side Effect that needed some adjustments. We're getting that measurement changed on the site right now. Here are the correct Side Effect measurements: 230mm x 140mm x 80mm

                      Comment


                      • #41
                        I have to say, given how hard the company has worked to avoid things selling out in five minutes and the frustration that causes, I am surprised and disappointed this happened again. Not least because I was really excited about this one and was hoping to order one Friday night, a few hours after it went live.

                        Comment


                        • #42
                          Heads up! We've got the next batch of Bantams restocking this morning

                          Comment


                          • #43
                            Originally posted by MikeV
                            Heads up! We've got the next batch of Bantams restocking this morning
                            Thanks Mike!
                            Anything else restocking that we should look for?
                            “...Horace was the only cheese that would eat mice and, if you didn't nail him down, other cheeses as well"
                            -Sir Terry Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight

                            Comment


                            • #44
                              MikeV
                              What's the latest plan since it sold out again?
                              Last edited by G42; 03-14-2023, 01:46 PM.
                              “...Horace was the only cheese that would eat mice and, if you didn't nail him down, other cheeses as well"
                              -Sir Terry Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight

                              Comment


                              • #45
                                MikeV it would be great if you or MaiaH could comment on how quickly the Bantam has sold out, twice now. As a company, TB has worked incredibly hard over the last few years to prevent exactly this from happening, because it causes a lot of frustration from customers. People have even accused the company of generating scarcity on purpose (claims against which several of us have defended TB).

                                In the past the company has been very transparent about changes in internal processes to prevent rapid sellouts. There have been preorders, altering the scheduling of debuts, etc. Recently the company has been rather less transparent about… everything, or at least, less communicative. Can you confirm whether or not the company is still trying to reduce the incidence of rapid sellouts?

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X
                                😀
                                🥰
                                🤢
                                😎
                                😡
                                👍
                                👎