Tom Bihn - Ristretto for iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Tobster3, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Hi All,

    I have received my new Ristretto for iPad bag just yesterday. It is perfect.

    1) Big quality is of the highest standard.
    2) Bag looks great.
    3) iPad fits in nicely without taking the case off. Feels very secure with additional flap that tucks the iPad in.
    4) Bag is small, but just big enough to fit some additional items.

    So far so good. I'll write a more detailed review after I have been using it a while.

    I went for the Olive Cayenne color.

    See link below. There are also a few reviews on Youtube if you want to look at the bag closer.



    http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/IPAD/TB0222
     

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  2. macrumors 6502

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    Conincidentally my cocoa and cayenne Ristretto arrived yesterday too, just in time for a trip I'm taking. I agree with everything you've said. It really is a top notch bag. Delivery time was fast from the US to the UK too. I got the more expensive shoulder strap which I would definitely recommend.

    It holds a huge amount for such a small bag. I've been able to fit my iPad in it in either a Vaja Retro Slim Jacket or an Otterbox Defender (not tried my Dodocase). At the same time I was able to get my iPhone 4 in an Otterbox Defender, a Canon S90 camera, a Panasonic HDC-SD9 camcorder with wide angle lens, Sennheiser PX 200-II headphones, an iGo Stowaway Bluetooth keyboard, some sunglasses, assorted cables, batteries and adpaters, a pen, my wallet and travel documents in it. That's everything I need in my hand luggage for the trip which is very impressive and just what I want.

    I just have to get past the idea I have a hand bag. At the moment I'm mentally calling it my Chewbacca bag :)
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    I'm rather tempted having read both mini reviews above - looks and sounds like a very practical travel solution for the iPad. Phil, I don't suppose you'd care to share the price delivered to the UK - including duty/VAT? PM if you prefer. Thanks.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    I paid £110.67 to Tom Bihn for the bag, better strap and delivery plus £15.32 VAT to HMRC.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Can one of you kind folks with the Ristretto for iPad, please measure and report on the dimensions of the iPad compartment?

    The 7.59" width on the Tom Bihn website doesn't seem correct as it is just a bit wider than the iPad itself (7.47").

    The website shows the compartment dimensions as 10.86" x 7.59" x .98".

    I want to buy an iPad folio case that will fit in the compartment.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Thanks for that Phil. Do you think the bag would also accommodate an Apple BT keyboard along with an iPad?
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Ristretto measurements


    I did a quick measurement and it seems the width is closer to 9". My ipad in the Apple case fits. It is snug but fits fine.

    Mike
     
  8. macrumors 68000

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    Here is the link to the review I did back in April. Figured I would post it here as another opinion on the bag. Overall I liked it, but thought that the black version attracted dust and dirt pretty easily.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=897336
     
  9. macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for posting the link. Still happy with your purchase 6 months down the line - apart from the dirt issue?
     
  10. macrumors 68000

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    I actually returned it before my 60 day window expired. It's a nice bag, but at the time I ended up not really needing a bag like that and since it wasn't exactly cheap I decided to return it. I kind of wish I would have kept it or maybe traded it in for another color, but I ended up getting a good deal on a Timbuk2 gift card so I got BYOB XS Classic Messenger.
     
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    Can anyone comment on rain resistance of the bag?
     
  12. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I haven't been out in the rain with it but I would say it would be a little water resistant however I wouldn't want to get caught in a serious heavy shower with it. You may want to have a look at the Tom Bihn Website and see if there is any info there as there is a lot of additional comments and they have their own forum.
     

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