Tom Bihn Brain Bag

By: Tom Bihn
Front facing view of the Tom Bihn Brain Bag
Size Details
Capacity 36L
Capacity per Weight 27.7L
Weight 1.3kg 2.9lbs High
Capacity per Kg 27.7 Low
Dimensions 46x36x24cm 46x36x24in
Cubic Space 39744cm 39744in
Capacity Diff 3 Avg
Airline Compatibility

✈️ 92% (182/199)

This bag can be used as a carry on in 92% of airlines.

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πŸ‘ Reasons to Buy

  • The harness system is truly comfortable.
  • Have 2 large internal pockets.
  • The front panel setup is truly functional.

πŸ€” Things to Consider

  • The water bottle pocket isn't elastic so some might not fit the pack.
  • Larger compartments do not offer much organization.
  • Doesn't include dedicated laptop compartment but has loops for Tom Bihn Laptop Caches.

πŸ’¬ Reviewers Have Said

  • "I have used this bag for everything, work travel, vacations, gym bag. I have loaded this bag to its limits. After 10 years of use, it still holds up. The materials and zippers are top-notch. All the zippers still operate just like the day I go it. I will probably get another 10 years out of this bag."
  • "The Brain Bag is a very big bag. And that's what I needed since I often carry a large (17 inch) screen laptop, cables as well as a cooling pad - in addition to books and papers. So it can pretty much carry everything including the kitchen sink! But the beauty of it is it's incredibly comfortable to wear - on your back it never feels ungainly or unwieldy. The compression straps are particularly helpful in this regard. It stands up well when placed on the floor and on your back it coheres into a very solid mass -big and easy to carry. It's become an indispensable part of my collection."

πŸ”Ž Reviews

Tom Bihn Brain Bag Review

"The bag feels like a tank when in use—two big main compartments paired with three external pockets with various organization options feels like the right mix"

Review: Tom Bihn Brain Bag

"If you buy this bag, you'll have it for the rest of your life and it will do exactly what you need it to do. If you, reader, were my friend and needed a travel bag, and I knew you cared more about function than fashion, I would tell you to buy this one. I can't speak any more highly of it than that."

Tom Bihn Brain Bag Comprehensive Review

"If you can handle how it looks then this could be a great option for you. It’s incredibly versatile, perfectly sewn, and relatively inexpensive for the size."


Compression S
Expanded Capacity None
Opening TopZip
Passport top
Passthrough N
Backpack S
Frame N
Handles 1
Hip Belt N
Shoulder Strap N
Sternum Strap R
Laptop 0
Hydration N
Main Compartments 6
Organizer Y
Shoe Compartment N
Lash Points 2
Hard Shell False
Molle N
Rain-fly N
Water Bottle Holder 2
Water Resistant Y
bluesign® certified 525 denier 2x2 Ballistic nylon exterior lined with bluesign® certified 210 denier 2x2 Ballistic nylon

Compatible Airlines

Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela, Air Asia, Air Astana, Air Baltic, Air Berlin (Closed), Air Canada, Air Caraibes, Air China, Air Europa, Air France, Air India, Air Koryo, Air Macau, Air Malta, Air Mauritius, Air New Zealand, Air Niugini, Air Nostrum, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Air Tahiti, Air Tahiti Nui, Air Transat, AirAsiaX, Aircalin, Alitalia, All Nipon Airways, ANA, Asiana Airlines, ATA Airlines, Atlas Global, Austrian, Avianca , Azerbaijan Airlines, Azul Airlines, Azul Linhas, Bahamasair, Bangkok Airways, Belavia, Biman Bangladesh, Blue Air, Boliviana de Aviacion, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Bulgaria Air, Cambodia Angkor Air, Cape Air, Caribbean Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Cayman Airways, Cebu Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Conviasa, Copa Airlines, Croatia Air, Cubana de Aviacion, Czech Airlines, Dragonair, easyJet, EL AL, Emirates Airlines, Enter Air, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Eurowings, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Flair Air, flybe, Frontier Airlines, Gol Linhas Aereas, Gulf Air, Hainan Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Iberia, Icelandair, Indigo, InselAir, Interjet, Iran Air, Iran Aseman Air, Island Air, Japan Airlines, Jet Airways, Jet2, Jetstar Airways, Jetstar Asia, Juneyao Airlines, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Kulula, Kuwait Air, LATAM , LC PerΓΊ, Linea Aerea Amaszonas, Lion Air Group, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, Luxair, Mahan Air, Malaysia Airlines, Mango, Meridiana Fly, Middle East Airlines, Monarch Airlines, Nordwind Airlines, Norwegian, Oman Air, Onur Air, Pakistan International, Peach, Pegasus Airlines, PenAir, Philippine Airlines, Porter Airlines, Qantas Airways, Qatar Airways, Regional Express, Royal Air Morocco, Royal Brunei Airlines, Royal Jordanian, Ryanair, S7, SAS Scandinavian, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Scoot, Shandong Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, SilkAir, Silver Airways, Singapore Airlines, Sky Airlines, Skywest, Inc., South African Airways, Southwest Airlines, SpiceJet, Spirit Airlines, Spring Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, Sun Country, Sun Express, Swiss Int'l Air Lines, TAAG Angola, TAM Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, TAROM, Thai Airways, Thomson Airways, Tianjin Airlines (A320 & E190), Tianjin Airlines (E145), Tiger Airways, Travel Service Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Turkmenistan Airlines, Ukraine International, Ural Airlines, uTair Airlines, Uzbekistan Air, Vietnam Airlines, VIM Airlines (Closed), Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, Vivaaerobus, VivaColombia, Volaris, Volotea, WestJet, Wizz Air, WOW Airlines, Xiamen

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