Tom Bihn Road Buddy 60L duffel bag review

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REVIEW – Tom Bihn bags are awesome. They ooze quality, made in USA, and are really durable. How durable? Read about the time I got hit by a car. I was excited to get the chance to review something bigger, without getting hit by a car.

What is it?

The Road Buddy is a 60 liter-sized duffle bag that looks as good as it works.

Hardware specs

  • U.S. high tenacity 1050 denier ballistic nylon exterior
  • 210 denier 2×2 Ballistic nylon lining
  • #10 YKK Coil Zippers
  • Tough Duraflex®, Nexus, and Woojin buckles and related components
  • Made in USA with fabric from Korea / Japan / U.S.A.
  • 100% finished seams
  • Dimensions: 26″ (w) x 14″ (h) x 12″ (d) / 660 (w) x 355 (h) x 305 (d) mm
  • 1050d high tenacity ballistic nylon: 2 lb, 14 oz / 1310 g
  • Volume: 60 liters / 3700 cubic inches
  • Total O-rings: 12 (4 in the main compartment, 2 in the inside-flap zippered mesh pocket, 1 in the left side compartment, 1 in the right side compartment, 2 in the left exterior pocket, 2 in the right side mesh exterior pocket)

What comes with the bag?

A very nice shoulder strap comes with the bag. The pad feels grippy and durable, and the strap itself feels very similar to seatbelt material.

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I found this collection of cord and plastic. What is it? They’re zipper pulls! Very easy to assemble.

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Design and features

Here’s a shot of the duffle with the shoulder strap removed.

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There are loops on the bottom (and sides) for external lash straps. Two straps come with the duffel. Strap on a camera tripod, blanket, sleeping pad, you name it!

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The main handle is also nicely detailed. Two metal snaps keep the two halves together, and the thickly-padded wrap keeps its shape even when released.

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The end pockets are slightly different from each other. They both have single zippered pouches but one end is made of mesh.

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Another slight difference is found on the inside. Both are roomy but one has an attachment for a Tom Bihn key strap.  One is included.

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The main compartment is roomy. I was able to pack 34 t-shirts without difficulty. Under the flap is yet another mesh pocket.

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On the ends of the interior compartment are two divided pouches on each side for a total of four.

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What I like

  • Premium materials
  • Beefy zippers
  • Made in USA
  • Lifetime guarantee

What needs to be improved

  • Nothing

Final thoughts

If you want the best, look no further. Just be prepared to pay for quality.

Price: $200
Where to buy: Tom Bihn.
Source: The sample of this product was provided by Tom Bihn.

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