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    Empire Builder is discontinuing

    Please note that the latest blog post https://www.tombihn.com/blogs/main/bagsholiday20 - after listing a bunch of bags that are in stock in a variety of colour combos - shares that the Empire Builder https://www.tombihn.com/products/empire-builder is discontinuing


    In the earlier Factory Update blog post https://www.tombihn.com/blogs/main/factoryupdate it was mentioned there were upcoming discontinuances - see below

    "Of course, so many new and new-ish offerings mean that we will need to retire some colors and designs: stay tuned for news on that. In the meantime, if there's a bag that's currently in-stock that you'd like to order, you may want to do so sooner rather than later."



    They have shared that designs & colours may come back for special runs (looking at you Original Shop Bags!! and Sitka and Solar(is)) and/or pre-orders on occasion, so discontinuing is putting it into the 'design vault' per @Darcy

    So if a design you like does take a vacation in the vault, look to see if the item page has an email signup for if/when it makes a return.

    Keeping in mind of course that things are topsy turvy, off kilter, and generally a tad discombobulated due to the ongoing pandemic.
    Last edited by moriond; 11-29-2020 at 04:11 PM. Reason: Fixed link to Empire Builder Product Page
    I like all the blues and greys...and all the happy citrus colours too! My search unicorn is the Sapphire Dyneema original Small Shop Bag...

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    Quote Originally Posted by G42 View Post
    Please note that the latest blog post https://www.tombihn.com/blogs/main/bagsholiday20 - after listing a bunch of bags that are in stock in a variety of colour combos - shares that the Empire Builder https://www.tombihn.com/products/empire-builder is discontinuing


    In the earlier Factory Update blog post https://www.tombihn.com/blogs/main/factoryupdate it was mentioned there were upcoming discontinuances - see below

    "Of course, so many new and new-ish offerings mean that we will need to retire some colors and designs: stay tuned for news on that. In the meantime, if there's a bag that's currently in-stock that you'd like to order, you may want to do so sooner rather than later."



    They have shared that designs & colours may come back for special runs (looking at you Original Shop Bags!! and Sitka and Solar(is)) and/or pre-orders on occasion, so discontinuing is putting it into the 'design vault' per @Darcy

    So if a design you like does take a vacation in the vault, look to see if the item page has an email signup for if/when it makes a return.

    Keeping in mind of course that things are topsy turvy, off kilter, and generally a tad discombobulated due to the ongoing pandemic.
    Wow....the Empire Builder has been around a while and not too suprised to see it go. I still have my EB and little sibling Zephyr. With the smaller sized laptops/tablets and reduced needs for printing the file organization is not as needed as it used to be.

    However, I do hope there are new briefcase designs in the works. Sometimes I just dont want a backpack!


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    I too hope there's a new briefcase in the works. I have an Empire Builder but (among other things) I am not a fan of the non-integrated cache laptop sleeve. I would love to see a TB laptop briefcase with the laptop sleeve built in (a la the Synik) that will hold a 15" laptop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cujo View Post
    I too hope there's a new briefcase in the works.
    I needed a briefcase with the Empire Builder's size and capacity, but I didn't buy it because it seemed too heavy (4 lbs). I hope a new briefcase, if any, will be lighter.

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