TOM BIHN® ALTERNATIVE

With all the work and travel bag choices out there, it can be overwhelming to sift through the universe of possible alternatives to Tom Bihn®. To help make the process easier, the chart below compares Tom Bihn® key features to similar best-selling competitors (this information comes from each brand’s website so you don’t have to go looking for it yourself)

Tom Bihn® Backpack Alternatives

Accurate as of 02/27/2023

Brand Name

KNACK®
KNACK®
Tom Bihn®
Tom Bihn®
$235
$295
$310
$320

PRIMARY USE

Every day + Travel
Every day + Travel
Everyday
Travel

SIZE AND WEIGHT

EXTERIOR DIMENSION - UNEXPANDED

19"H x 12"W x 4.5"D
19"H x 12"W x 4.5"D
16"H x 11.4"W x 9.4"D
20"H x 13.4"W x 10.8"D

EXTERIOR DIMENSION - EXPANDED

19"H x 12"W x 9.5"D
19"H x 12"W x 9"D
Does Not Expand
Does Not Expand

CAPACITY UNEXPANDED

27L
24L
22L
30L

CAPACITY EXPANDED

39L
35L
Does Not Expand
Does Not Expand

WEIGHT

2 lbs. 11oz
3 lbs
400 Denier Halcyon: 2 lbs. 2.8 oz
525 High-Tenacity 2x2 Ballistic Nylon: 2 lbs. 4.5 oz
420 Denier HT Nylon Classic Parapack: 2 lbs. 5.1 oz.
400 Denier Halcyon: 2 lbs. 8.6 oz.
525 High-Tenacity 2x2 Ballistic Nylon: 2 lbs. 11 oz
420 Denier HT Nylon Classic Parapack: 2 lbs. 11.9 oz

Expansion Function

360° Full Perimeter Expansion Zipper
360° Full Perimeter Expansion Zipper
None
None

Materials

EXTERIOR MATERIALS

Water Resistant, 1200 Denier, Hi-Twist Polyester With Cire Coating
Water Resistant, 420 Denier, Hi-Twist Nylon with 840 Denier Ballistic Nylon Bottom With Double PU Coating
Water-Resistant, 400 Denier, Halcyon/420 Denier Nylon Ripstop
Water-Resistant, 525 High-Tenacity 2x2 Ballistic Nylon
Water-Resistant, 420 Denier HT Nylon Classic Parapack
Water-Resistant, 400 Denier Halcyon/420 Denier Nylon Ripstop
Water-Resistant, 525 High-Tenacity 2x2 Ballistic Nylon
Water-Resistant, 420 Denier HT Nylon Classic Parapack

LINING MATERIAL

150 Denier Anti-Microbial Nylon with Water and Satin Resistant Treatment
150 Denier Anti-Microbial Nylon with Water and Satin Resistant Treatment
200 Denier Halcyon/Nylon Ripstop
210 Denier Cerylon High-Tenacity Nylon Ripstop
200 Denier Halcyon/Nylon Ripstop
210 Denier Cerylon High-Tenacity Nylon Ripstop

COMPARTMENTS

Front Organization Compartment
Main Everyday Compartment
Front Organization Pocket
Front Organization Compartment
Main Everyday Compartment
Hidden Expandable Suitcase Compartment
.
Main Compartment
.
Main Compartment

COMPARTMENT OPENINGS

Main Everyday Compartment: Clamshell Opening
Suitace Compartment: Book Opening
Main Everyday Compartment: Clamshell Opening
Suitace Compartment: Book Opening
Main Everyday Compartment: Clamshell Opening
Main Everyday Compartment: Clamshell Opening

Features

LAPTOP SIZE

Up to 15.6"
Up to 15.6"
Up to 13"
Up to 16"

LAPTOP PROTECTION

Padded Laptop Compartment With Suspension Sling
Padded Laptop Compartment With Suspension Sling
Suspended, Padded Laptop Pocket
Suspended, Padded Laptop Pocket

Luggage Handle Attachment

Horizontal Trolley Sleeve
Horizontal Trolley Sleeve
Vertical Trolley Sleeve
Vertical Trolley Sleeve

RFID POCKET

Yes
Yes
None
None

WATER BOTTLE POCKET

Hidden Exterior Zip Pocket
Hidden Exterior Zip Pocket
Hidden Exterior Zip Pocket
Hidden Exterior Zip Pocket

LOCKABLE ZIPPER PULLERS

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

TUCK AWAY SHOULDER STRAPS

Yes
Yes
No
No

STERNUM STRAP

Adjustable, Removeable
Adjustable, Removeable
Adjustable, Removeable
Adjustable, Removeable

What Makes Knack Different than Tom Bihn®

"It has room for everything I need to take it from the office, to the road, to the hotel, to the field, and back again" -Martin

  • Slim and lightweight for everyday use
  • Everyday compartment with tons of organization pockets
  • Easy-access side laptop compartment with protective padding and sling
  • Separate hidden suitcase compartment that expands when you need it

Knack In The News

Customer Favorites

Series 2: Medium Expandable Knack Pack® Backpack Knack Steel Blue
Series 1: Medium Expandable Knack Pack® Backpack Knack Savile Gray
Series 1: Medium
Indigo Blue
$235
Series 1: Large Expandable Knack Pack® Backpack Knack Stealth Black
Series 1: Large
Stealth Black
$270

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