By the Beach with My Tom Bihn Pop Tote and Travel Cubelet

Tombihn Pop Tote and Travel Cubelet Bags

By the Beach with My Tom Bihn Pop Tote and Travel Cubelet

As a wanderer, travel bags are a huge deal that I take into consideration. I want to know how its made, where its made and most importantly, its weight. Who would want to slow down when rushing to a certain destination because of the bag? Not me, though.

Tom Bihn Pop Tote

I have received this Pop Tote together with the Cubelet in a large box all the way from SEATTLE, USA. In 2 weeks time, I can’t really believe I was holding it.

What I first notice about this bag is that the zipper pulls are in a ziploc and should be attached by me. I really did not know how to attach the zipper pulls. I am just asking myself in silence. HAHA

Bag Colors

At first, I thought that the color option was an option for choosing different bag designs. Later on, when they responded to my email, I hurriedly went to their website and view the options . Finally, I got to get a sense of what the option means. The options means the COLOR of the bag. I laugh at myself (Oh! dear me). Anyhow, a variety of options for this one are available, namely; Deep Blue ,Mars Red, Cloud, Alphaviolet and many more. Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with the color names because a corresponding picture will show you the bag color.

Bag Specs

Tom Bihn Pop Tote
Pop Tote
525 denier 2×2 Ballistic nylon exteriorIt was woven side-by-side in a basket pattern using two yarns
PORON® foam handlesSoft handles that absorbs little moisture.
#8 YKK zippersI don’t know much about the zipper but coil zippers tend to operate more smoothly, especially when going around curves and corners says Tom Bihn!
Tough Duraflex®, Nexus, and Woojin buckles and related componentsRead it here!
Where is it made?Made in USA with fabric from Korea / Japan / U.S.A.
Dimensions of the bag?13.4” (w) x 12.2” (h) x 10.2″ (d) / 340 (w) x 310 (h) 260 (d) mm or a medium-large size plastic bag
Weight of the bag?15.2 oz / 430 grams
Volume of things that can be put in the bag?1200 cubic inches / 19.5 liters

Thoughts

During my recent trip to the beach, I purposely used this Pop Tote so I can put it to a test. I notice that the bag really is big and as a heavy packer, my stuffs miraculously fit in the bag. As in all of it. I was amazed by how the bag performed plus it has 4 snaps at the top that you can unsnapped to get more room for your stuffs.

I love the softness of the shoulder strap/ handle of the bag. It’s addictive to touch and I can’t see any redness on my shoulder (as most of my bags gives) which is really a good sign that proper cushion is provided by the bag.

What I notice and also love about the Pop Tote is that the left and right exterior sides of it have two zippered pockets. You can put your important stuff there; money, phones, medicine and even food. The pockets are soft to touch.

Speaking about zippers, Tom Bihn uses a molded plastic slider for it; meaning it won’t scratch sensitive electronics and also won’t trigger a metal detector.

Plus, its also water-repellent!

I would totally recommend it to my family, friends and followers. I forgot to mention that my bag’s color is Burnt Orange. Just in case you want to know.

Tom Bihn Travel Cubelet

Travel Cubelet (Nebulous Grey 525 Ballistic).

Wear it all you want because the logo can be seen either way. Clever way to put it Tom Bihn!

Bag Color

I admit that this bag comes in sooooo many different colors. To name a few are Dawn, Northwest Sky, Island, Mars Red, Burnt Orange and a lot more. As what I said before, don’t worry if you are not familiar with the color names because a corresponding picture will show you the bag color.

Bag Specs

Travel Cubelet
525 denier 2×2 Ballistic – or – 210 denier 2×2 Ballistic nylon – or – 200d HalcyonIt was woven side-by-side in a basket pattern using two yarns. There are 3 fabrics to choose from. Awesome, right? Mine is 525 Ballistic.
PORON® foam handlesSoft handles that absorbs little moisture.
#5 YKK coil zipper with plastic slidersI don’t know much about the zipper but coil zippers tend to operate more smoothly, especially when going around curves and corners says Tom Bihn!
Tough Duraflex®, Nexus, and Woojin buckles and related componentsRead it here!
Where is it made?Made in USA with fabric from Korea / Japan / U.S.A.
Made of? Aether. An ultra-light, 100% nylon fabric from Japan
Dimensions of the bag? 5.7” (w) x 7.3” (h) x 3” (d) / 145 (w) x 185 (h) x 75 (d) mm
Weight of the bag?200d Halcyon: 3.4 oz / 98 grams
210 ballistic nylon: 3.6 oz / 101 grams
525 ballistic nylon: 4.3 oz / 122 grams
Volume of things that can be put in the bag? 100 cubic inches / 1.7 liters

Thoughts

I have been dying to use this mini travel bag and I’m glad I brought this when I went to the beach. I put my important things here; wallet (one that papers won’t fold), cellphone and cards. It is super handy.

It comes with a separate zipper pulls. You really need a tutorial for this one. I have been tying it in a wrong way but good thing though, I went to their website and found a tutorial here. Best of luck to you. May the pulls be with you! *wink wink*

Furthermore, the yarns are sewn in all the right ways and its perfectly align.

The bag can be carried by shoulder or by hand. What do I mean by that? Well, its simple. The bag comes with a handle loop where you can clip it to the o-rings. So, remove the shoulder strap and clip the handle loop. What I also love about the bag is that its water-repellant.

So, I carried it by shoulder because I don’t want my hand bringing anything and I easily forget things so in order to prevent that from happening, shoulder strap is the best option for me.

Lastly, it is super light to carry.

Good job Tom Bihn! I am very impressed with your bags.

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XOXO,

Civil Engineer by Profession. Blogger by Passion. This young girl channeled her energy in blogging when her favorite girl group disbanded. Join and Catch her next wanders.
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