I own an Imago, a Breve for my iPad and the subject of this post, a large Cafe Bag. I originally purchased this bag when I acquired a netbook. The netbook subsequently went to my mom as a replacement for her ancient desktop and was replaced by the iPad, but the Cafe Bag still gets a lot of use.
|Photo from the Tom Bihn Website|
The Large Café Bag is a shoulder bag designed for those who want a smart bag to organize and carry their essentials.
The main, open-top compartment and front zippered pocket of the Large Café Bag are covered by an asymmetrical flap that closes with the distinctive TOM BIHN off-set Duraflex Warrior buckle. On the right front of the bag you'll see our distinctive grey TOM BIHN logo label.
Under the flap, you'll find a #8 YKK zipper pocket spanning the width of the bag. It's ideal for securing your wallet, checkbook, or other small items. The main compartment of the Large Café Bag has an "o-ring" that comes with an 8" Key Strap attached to it. (Additional and extended length Key Straps can be purchased separately.) The Key Strap is useful for keeping track of your keys (many folks leave their keys attached to the key strap) and can be used to clip a pocket watch or Swiss-army knife to the bag. TOM BIHN Cordura, Clear, Padded, or Cork Organizer Pouches can also be attached to the o-ring for extra organization.
Also inside the main compartment are four organizer pockets. Two of the pockets are sized for your cell phone/iPod or a small wallet, and two are sized for pens. The back of the Large Café Bag has a slanted, open-top pocket ideal for storing papers, files, a magazine or a newspaper.
The Large Café Bag rides on your shoulder with a 1-1/2" shoulder strap made of high quality nylon webbing. It features a low-profile shoulder pad with a grippy underside. The Large Café Bag can also be carried by a webbing handle that is on the the top/back of the bag. Also included is a removable waist strap so that you can wear the Large Café Bag bike-messenger style.
The Large Cafe Bag is available in a variety of different color combinations. Consult the color selection drop-down menu above and to the left for the most current selection of available colors.
Think the Large Café Bag is too big? You're in luck! The Café Bag is also available in sizes Small and Medium. You're sure to find a size that is "just right" for you.
My Cafe Bag is a demure Linen and Steel Combo.
The stuff in the bag.
The stuff out of the bag.
- iPad in Breve - I wouldn't normally carry this in my Cafe Bag, I just wanted to show you that it will fit, which is essential is you are going to take both onto an airplane
- Two large Rhodia Webnotebooks - my journal and the Rhodia Journal Swap Webnotebook
- One Artbin storage box
- One 7 by 7 inch wirebound Stillman and Birn Sketchbook
- No Boundaries (Walmart branded) pencil pouch
- Midori Traveler's Notebook
- Franklin Christoph Penvelope (6 pens)
- Libelle Pencil Wrap (5 pens)
- two Tom Bihn organizer pouches with various cords, memory cards, etc.