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: 14,527   Posts: 187,795   Members: 6,489   Active Members: 305
Welcome to our newest member, diederik.

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

The Zephyr (Smaller Empire Builder?)

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • backpack
    replied
    Originally posted by Darcy View Post
    A smaller Brain Bag is on the list of likely upcoming products.
    This is sooo wonderful! Keep us posted on the progress and ask our feedback about color choices.

    Tom Bihn should definitely be on the Made in America show.

    Leave a comment:


  • Darcy
    replied
    Originally posted by StanleyNg View Post
    I am very interested in the new Zephyr. Will I be able to fit my 4X Horizontal Brain Cell? I have a MacBook Pro 15.4". I assume that this new bag also has a roll-aboard slot on the back? It appears that the Empire Builder is the only bag that has this useful feature.
    Yes, the Zephyr will fit the Size 4X Brain Cell and thus your 15.4" MBP. It will have the same roll-aboard slot on the back that the Empire Builder does.

    Leave a comment:


  • StanleyNg
    replied
    I am very interested in the new Zephyr. Will I be able to fit my 4X Horizontal Brain Cell? I have a MacBook Pro 15.4". I assume that this new bag also has a roll-aboard slot on the back? It appears that the Empire Builder is the only bag that has this useful feature.

    Thank you.

    Leave a comment:


  • mrae
    replied
    Perfect size- not too big. It looks like this is going to be my next purchase. Release well timed as a birthday present to myself.

    Leave a comment:


  • Darcy
    replied
    Zephyr Specs:

    19.4 liters /1200 cu.in.

    Same height and width of the ID; 15.75 x 12 x 5.7"

    The Zephyr will definitely fit the Size 4 Brain Cell.

    Leave a comment:


  • mrae
    replied
    How many cubic inches is the zephyr?
    I'm still hoping for a smaller backpack but the zephyr sounds like it might be perfect for helping me organize the paperwork I end up carrying around in a tote bag. Hopefully it will fit my notebook (size 4) which the imago doesn't.

    Leave a comment:


  • apyang
    replied
    Aargh! I just got an Empire Builder. Oh well, mine doesn't fall over all the time (and I don't care that much if it does), and the bag is awesome.

    Leave a comment:


  • Darcy
    replied
    News on the Zephyr (smaller Empire Builder):

    The design of the Zephyr (the smaller Empire Builder) is being finalized as this post is written. We will post preview pictures of the Zephyr soon (we'd like to take a picture for you now, but Tom is continually sewing, tearing apart, and re-sewing the current prototype to get the details just right for upcoming production of the bag.) The Zephyr is expected enter production in March or early April, and will be available for pre-order around then, too.

    As originally conceived, the Zephyr featured all of the same features and details as the Empire Builder. Fortuitously, while designing the Zephyr, Tom reworked that front pouch to look even better, especially when it's full of your gear. Most importantly, the new front pouch design fixes the problem some of you have experienced of your Empire Builder: tipping over when there's too much stuff in the front pocket. The new design actually adds stability to the briefcase, sort of like an outrigger on a canoe.

    Happily, both the new Zephyr and the next batch of the Empire Builder (due in late March) will feature this new pouch.

    Leave a comment:


  • mrae
    replied
    I couldn't get sound on the video. Is the red bag that was shown in the video the smaller empire builder?

    I hope so- I love the red color with the black back.

    Leave a comment:


  • Just
    replied
    Originally posted by Darcy
    A smaller Brain Bag is on the list of likely upcoming products.
    Sweet! I'm eager to see this and the Ego.

    Leave a comment:


  • thalweg
    replied
    Those interested in the smaller Empire Builder should really look at the video about Tom Bihn that it linked in this thread:

    http://forums.tombihn.com/showthread.php?t=665

    The smaller Empire Builder is shown and I even think that its name is announced. But that is only a small part of what makes this video worth viewing. I loved the factory tour and seeing how the bags are made. It is well worth watching!

    Leave a comment:


  • Darcy
    replied
    Keep an eye out for the smaller Empire Builder in late October. Right now, it looks basically like a smaller version of the Empire Builder. There are a couple of design tweaks, but the overall aesthetic is the same.

    A smaller Brain Bag is on the list of likely upcoming products.

    And topperge -- You're not crazy! We get a lot of requests for a larger Empire Builder. Tom has thought about making one.

    Leave a comment:


  • mrae
    replied
    Any news about when this may come out? I'm not sure that I'm ready to replace my imago with a different bag yet but a smaller empire builder is very appealing. Particularly if it fits my notebook. I'm pretty short and the brain bag is just to large for me to use on a daily basis.

    Is there any possibility of making a smaller brain bag? I like it's design better than that of the smart alec.

    Leave a comment:


  • topperge
    replied
    I'm crazy, but I want a larger one, I'd love an empire builder that would fit my Dell 9300 and a braincell for it.

    Leave a comment:


  • Joy
    replied
    Any chance we could get some sneak peak pics of the new empire builder?

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X