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    Post Recently Retired and Soon-To-Be Retired Designs

    Creating new designs as often as we do means it’s inevitable that some existing designs will be retired. Overall, we think this is very good and exciting: coming up with new designs is what we love best (and we get the sense you guys like it too!). Still, it’s tough to say goodbye to some designs, especially those that have been around for many years.

    So, with mixed feelings, we present to you this list of recently retired or soon-to-be retired designs….

    Recently Retired

    Brain Cell
    The Brain Cell was our hard-sided laptop case. It’s been replaced by the Cache, which is TSA checkpoint-friendly and offers rails system functionality.

    Skookum Dog Stuffed Bat
    We were sad to see the Skookum Dog Stuffed Bat go, but we’re happy there’s plenty of Bats out there making dogs and people happy. We chose to make a Bat for our original Skookum Dog stuffed toy because we appreciate the positive impacts bats have on our world; to celebrate the retirement of the Stuffed Bat, we have made a donation to the Organization For Bat Conservation.

    Tall Yarn Stuff Sack
    The Tall Yarn Stuff Sack has been retired. We do, of course, still offer two other sizes (and four varieties!) of Yarn Stuff Sacks; see here.

    Large Cafe Bag
    The Large Cafe Bag is now out of stock and completely retired.

    Founder's Briefcase Wedge
    The Founder's Briefcase wedge has been retired.

    Founder's Briefcase
    The Founder's Briefcase is now out of stock and fully retired. This was a tough call. Both Tom and Darcy carry Founder's Briefcases as their work EDCs. Tom's been working on a couple of new briefcase designs and, though there's no ETA on when those will be available, it's time for us to start making room for their arrival. Once the existing Founder's Briefcases sell out, they'll be gone for good.

    The Skookum Dog Sheepskin Bed
    The Sheepskin Bed has been retired. It's out of stock and no more will be made.

    The Field Journal Notebook
    The Field Journal Notebook has been retired.
    See this blog post for the reasons behind the retirement of the FJN + paper ideas/solutions.

    Smart Alec
    The Smart Alec has been retired to make way for new designs.

    Tool/Pen Wrap
    The Tool/Pen Wrap has been retired to make way for new designs.

    Large Road Duffel
    The Large Road Duffel has been retired to make way for new designs.

    Sprout
    We’ve decided to retire the Sprout to make way for the many new designs that Tom and Nik are working on. The currently available Sprouts are the last of their kind; no more will be made.

    Shop Bag, Small (only the Small; the Large Shop Bag is not retiring)
    Without a doubt, the Large Shop Bag is more popular than the Small Shop Bag, and so we bid adieu to the Small. The currently available Small Shop Bags are the last of their kind; no more will be made. Note: we know some folks have requested we make more Shop Bags in 210d ballistic nylon. That won't be a possibility for the Small, but we haven't ruled it out yet for the Large!

    Medium Road Duffel
    The last of the Medium Road Duffels are on the site -- no more will be made.

    Aeronaut 30 Halcyon Packing Cubes (All Sizes)

    (2017 & Before) Aeronaut 30 Aether Packing Cubes (Small Wasabi & Carbon, All End Pockets, All Large)

    Aeronaut 45 Halcyon Packing Cubes (All Sizes)

    (2017 & Before) Aeronaut 45 Aether Packing Cubes (Small Wasabi & Violet, End Pocket Carbon)

    Tri-Star Halcyon Packing Cubes (All Sizes)

    (2017 & Before) Tri-Star Aether Packing Cubes (Small Wasabi & Carbon, All Medium, Large Violet & Wasabi)

    Western Flyer Halcyon Packing Cubes (All Sizes)

    Pilot Packing Cubes (All Sizes)

    Night Flight Packing Cubes

    Yeoman Packing Cubes (Mini Carbon, Small Wasabi & Carbon, Medium Wasabi & Carbon, All Large)

    Stowaway Pacing Cubes (Wasabi & Carbon)


    We now have a category page devoted to retired designs. Note that this page only lists more recently retired designs; designs such as the Ego, Super Ego, and others retired over the last several years were removed from our website before we created this category.




    Soon-To-Be Retired

    Smart Alec Lower Modular Pockets & Accessories
    Limited availability. No more will be made.

    (2017 & Before) Aeronaut 30 Aether Packing Cubes (Small Violet)

    (2017 & Before) Aeronaut 45 Aether Packing Cubes (Small Carbon, End Pocket Wasabi & Violet, All Large)

    Hero's Journey Packing Cubes (All Colors)

    Yeoman Packing Cubes (Mini Wasabi & Violet, Small Violet, Medium Violet)

    Stowaway Pacing Cubes (Violet)

    Night Flight Travel Duffel Limited availability, no more will be made.

    This is an announcement thread; this post will be updated ​​​as designs are slated for retirement. In addition to editing this first post with updated information, one of the TOM BIHN crew will post a response in this thread with a note on what was updated.

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    If you would like to discuss the news items in this thread, you’re welcome to start a new thread or post in an an existing one.
    Last edited by MatthewR; 04-04-2018 at 08:07 AM. Reason: Retiring soon: Night Flight Travel Duffel
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    11/14/2017 Update
    The "Pasta Spotting" Edition or, "When Tom was stopped in public by someone who told him they knew him -- not from bags, but from his Backcountry Pasta video and they make his pasta all of the time and it's really good (true story)." Edition.

    The Founder's Briefcase Is Retiring
    This was a tough call. Both Tom and Darcy carry Founder's Briefcases as their work EDCs. Tom's been working on a couple of new briefcase designs and, though there's no ETA on when those will be available, it's time for us to start making room for their arrival. Once the existing Founder's Briefcases sell out, they'll be gone for good.

    Founder's Briefcase Wedge Has Retired
    The Founder's Briefcase wedge has been retired. It's out of stock and no more will be made.
    Current Carry: The Hero's Journey, Skookum Dog Citizen Canine, Founder's Briefcase, Synapse 19 (day hikes), Guide's Pack (longer day hikes), Yeoman Duffel (winter/emergency stuff for the car), Aeronaut 30 (travel), Night Flight Travel Duffel (camera bag), Moveable Feast + Shop Bags (food)
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    12/27/2017 Update
    The Winter Weather Edition

    The Founder's Briefcase Has Retired
    The Founder's Briefcase has been retired. It's out of stock and no more will be made.

    The Skookum Dog Sheepskin Bed Has Retired
    The Sheepskin Bed has been retired. It's out of stock and no more will be made.
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    01/17/2018 Update
    Perspective Edition

    Tool/Pen Wrap
    We've decided to retire the Tool/Pen Wrap to make way for new designs. This is your last chance to order a Tool/Pen Wrap: when the existing stock of the Tool/Pen Wrap sells out, it'll be gone for good! If you're looking for a way to organize and store your pens, pencils, or tools other than the Tool/Pen Wrap, check out our Clear Organizer Pouch, Pen/Pencil.
    Current Carry: The Hero's Journey, Skookum Dog Citizen Canine, Founder's Briefcase, Synapse 19 (day hikes), Guide's Pack (longer day hikes), Yeoman Duffel (winter/emergency stuff for the car), Aeronaut 30 (travel), Night Flight Travel Duffel (camera bag), Moveable Feast + Shop Bags (food)
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    01/23/2018 Update
    So Long Edition

    Tool/Pen Wrap
    The Tool/Pen Wrap is now completely out of stock and retired.
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    02/01/2018 Update
    The Remember The Postcards You Sent Us? Edition

    The Field Journal Notebook
    The currently available Field Journal Notebooks, accessories, and paper refills are the last of their kind. No more final batches will be made.
    See this blog post for the reasons behind the retirement of the FJN + paper ideas/solutions.
    Current Carry: The Hero's Journey, Skookum Dog Citizen Canine, Founder's Briefcase, Synapse 19 (day hikes), Guide's Pack (longer day hikes), Yeoman Duffel (winter/emergency stuff for the car), Aeronaut 30 (travel), Night Flight Travel Duffel (camera bag), Moveable Feast + Shop Bags (food)
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    02/12/2018 Update
    The "We're having pupusas at our company meeting next week and I can't wait!" Edition

    Sprout
    We’ve decided to retire the Sprout to make way for the many new designs that Tom and Nik are working on. The currently available Sprouts are the last of their kind; no more will be made.

    Shop Bag, Small (only the Small; the Large Shop Bag is not retiring)
    Without a doubt, the Large Shop Bag is more popular than the Small Shop Bag, and so we bid adieu to the Small. The currently available Small Shop Bags are the last of their kind; no more will be made. Note: we know some folks have requested we make more Shop Bags in 210d ballistic nylon. That won't be a possibility for the Small, but we haven't ruled it out yet for the Large!
    Current Carry: The Hero's Journey, Skookum Dog Citizen Canine, Founder's Briefcase, Synapse 19 (day hikes), Guide's Pack (longer day hikes), Yeoman Duffel (winter/emergency stuff for the car), Aeronaut 30 (travel), Night Flight Travel Duffel (camera bag), Moveable Feast + Shop Bags (food)
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    02/22/2018 Update
    Unreal Edition

    Soon to be retired:
    Medium Road Duffel
    The currently available Medium Road Duffels are all that will be made. When they're gone, they're gone.

    Now retired:
    Large Road Duffel
    These are out of stock and we won't be making another batch. Adios, road buddy.
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    03/14/2018 Update
    Changes Edition

    Hey y'all! We've introduced new versions of our Packing Cubes for the Aeronaut 45, Aeronaut 30, Tri-Star and Western Flyer. You can read all about it here: New Packing Cubes.

    We’ve also written a post that answers some frequently asked questions about Packing Cubes in general. Read it here: Packing Cubes: Frequently Asked Questions

    Finally, we've also decided to retire several existing sizes of Packing Cubes. You can read about that here, as well as our recommendations for alternative packing cubes and organizational solutions for those bags.

    Now Retired

    Aeronaut 30 Halcyon Packing Cubes (All Sizes)
    (2017 & Before) Aeronaut 30 Aether Packing Cubes (Small Wasabi & Carbon, All End Pockets, All Large)
    Aeronaut 45 Halcyon Packing Cubes (All Sizes)
    (2017 & Before) Aeronaut 45 Aether Packing Cubes (Small Wasabi & Violet, End Pocket Carbon)
    Tri-Star Halcyon Packing Cubes (All Sizes)
    (2017 & Before) Tri-Star Aether Packing Cubes (Small Wasabi & Carbon, All Medium, Large Violet & Wasabi)
    Western Flyer Halcyon Packing Cubes (All Sizes)
    Pilot Packing Cubes (All Sizes)
    Night Flight Packing Cubes
    Yeoman Packing Cubes (Mini Carbon, Small Wasabi & Carbon, Medium Wasabi & Carbon, All Large)
    Stowaway Pacing Cubes (Wasabi & Carbon)

    Soon to be Retired

    (2017 & Before) Aeronaut 30 Aether Packing Cubes (Small Violet)
    (2017 & Before) Aeronaut 45 Aether Packing Cubes (Small Carbon, End Pocket Wasabi & Violet, All Large)
    Hero's Journey Packing Cubes (All Colors]
    Yeoman Packing Cubes (Mini Wasabi & Violet, Small Violet, Medium Violet)
    Stowaway Pacing Cubes (Violet)
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    04/04/2018 Update
    Skyswimmer Edition

    Retiring: Night Flight Travel Duffel / Camera Bag

    The Night Flight has a small but devoted following, and it’s the favorite DSLR camera bag of both Darcy and Tom’s brother Dan. (Here’s a link to a recent video review of the Night Flight that shows off its prowess as a camera bag.) It also requires special materials (namely, foam) that must be ordered in large quantities. When it came time to review our current stock of Night Flight foam and possibly place a new order for it, we reviewed its popularity and concluded that it would be more efficient to retire the Night Flight to open up production capacity to make other, more popular designs, as well as make room for new designs. At this time, we have no plans to introduce a new version of the Night Flight or any new camera bags.

    The Night Flight Travel Duffels currently available for order — in Black/Northwest Sky only — are the last of their kind. No additional production runs of the Night Flight are planned.
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