Tom Bihn recently introduced four Dyneema Travel Stuff Sacks that are useful for packing (and categorizing via color, if you wish) a variety of small items and clothing.

Bihn Stuff Sacks come in four sizes, and each is available in a variety of colors.  All models feature oval bases, making them a bit easier to pack in bags like the Aeronaut, Synapse, and others.

Dimensions

  • Size 1: External Dimensions – 5.2″ tall x 3.8″ x 2.6″ / 130 x 100 x 70mm; Weight: 0.7 oz / 20 grams; Volume: 40 cu.in. / 0.7 liters
  • Size 2: External Dimensions – 6.3″ tall x 5.2″ x 3.5″ / 160 x 130 x 90mm; Weight: 1.0 oz / 28 grams; Volume: 100 cu.in. / 1.6 liters
  • Size 3: External Dimensions – 7.9″ tall x 6.6″ x 4.3″ / 200 x 170 x 110mm; Weight: 1.4 oz / 40 grams; Volume: 185 cu.in. / 3 liters
  • Size 4: External Dimensions – 9.2″ tall x 7.9″ x 5.2″ / 230 x 200 x 130mm; Weight: 1.7 oz / 48 grams; Volume: 300 cu.in. / 5 liters

Specs

  • 200 denier Dyneema®/nylon ripstop
  • Sturdy nylon drawcord
  • Made in Seattle, WA, USA
  • 100% finished seams

Photos

The bags are made with Bihn’s 200 denier Dyneema; a close look reveals no less attention to detail and craftsmanship than on other, larger Bihn products:

The bags’ usefulness isn’t limited to travel, of course; I’m using a Large (Size 4 in Bihnspeak) to keep my rain suit clean and at the ready in my golf bag.

Prices range from $14 to $20; see them here:  Tom Bihn Stuff Sacks



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4 Comments on Tom Bihn Stuff Sacks

  1. Maria says:

    On my wish list now! Lighter than my older style Eagle Creek packing cubes, and should be easier to squash into odd corners too.

    Now to decide – what colour / size combinations?

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  2. Michael W. says:

    A nice alternative, reasonably priced for “Made in America” products, to the made in China Granite Gear silnylon stuff and zipper sacks I have been using. To be honest I like the “hand” of Dyneema/nylon better than the crinkly silnylon, and of course there is better privacy with opaque Dyneema/nylon than with the very thin, translucent silnylon.

    I hope Tom Bihn also adds a zippered “dopp kit” version to this line.

    BTW I prefer rectangular packing cubes when possible to avoid the wasted space that rounded stuff sacks leave. On the other hand, stuff sacks are what I use for my warm layers, especially for somewhat compressible warm layers like some fleeces and most puff jackets/vests. Easy to move from carryon luggage to my city pack when I arrive at my destination, keeps my warm layers stain free and dry.

    I find Bihn terribly expensive in his larger pieces, but surprisingly reasonable in many of the accessory pieces like these.

    And oh yeah – for my bathroom stuff, nothing beats a zipper lock, disposable plastic bag (Ziploc etc.). I’ve tried more elegant solutions, but that’s a messy job and I’d rather dispose of the zip bag every other trip than try to clean a real dopp kit or equivalent. Also the transparency of the plastic bag is a big plus in locating items in the bathroom, and as plastic it won’t soak up spilled water at the sink.

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  3. Michael W. says:

    I could not resist … I ordered a #3 and #4, I’ll see if those sizes work for a warmlayer / small stash of extra clothing, respectively. According to their note, ALL colors in #4 are backordered until October! egads ….

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