Hey everyone, We're TOM BIHN: we make backpacks and travel bags in our Seattle factory. Tom Bihn -- the guy -- has been designing and making bags since 1972. Using the best materials (and using them in the right application) is one of the things for which we are known. 1050d U.S. high tenacity ballistic nylon (in our own custom colors), YKK zippers, and two weights of Japanese nylon/Dyneema rip-stop, are just a few of the tricks up our sleeves. And we design everything we make: "The constant operating principal behind the process is this: I don't want to make something that is already out there. It has to be unique — work better, look better, last longer, fill a niche that no one else has filled. I keep in mind that, because our products last (almost) forever, I have a responsibility to make them be very useful and as handsome as possible as well: I personally don't like being around things that are not pleasing to the hand and eye, especially on a semipermanent basis. I feel in a small way like an architect." —Tom Bihn If you discover our bags and our company through these forums and choose to place an order with us, put this code in the comments box during the checkout process on our website: EDCForums This will identify those of you who found us through these forums and help us, in turn, support the EDC Forums. If you have questions about our bags, need help finding the right bag, or even have a question about materials, let us know -- we'd be glad to help. Keep in mind that we're a pretty small company and it might take us a little while to post a response, though we'll try our best to be prompt. We're glad to be a part of such an awesome forum and have already been welcomed by some of you in another thread: thanks, it's great to be here.