First, we realized we were getting low on Parapack and we started thinking: if we only have so much of the fabric left, which bags do we want to save it for? And right about that time, we were hearing from some of you that you missed the Cordura options in the Synapses and Brain Bags. All of that (and a couple of other things) prompted us to take another look at those specific bags in Parapack, and we saw what some people meant when they said they liked those bags in Cordura -- they have more body, a little more heft. So, we decided to add the Cordura options back -- and felt like three fabric options were maybe a bit much/kinda confusing, so we chose to narrow the fabric choices down to two. Plus, that saved the remaining parapack for other bags, bags in which it really sings -- The Guide's Pack, Founder's Briefcase, smaller stuff like 3D Cubes, etc. We know some people will miss the Parapack options in the Synapses and Brain Bag (we've been hearing from you guys, too) but, we had a choice to make, and this was what we came up with.
Oh Wow! I'm so glad now that I got my Black Parapack S19... and am regretting returning the Navy Parapack. Ah well...
"Inside everyone is a great shout of joy waiting to be born."
-- David Whyte
@Darcy Maybe you can update the "Specifications" part of the Synapse Product pages to reflect the Cordura weight options, and remove the Parapack ones -- otherwise this is somewhat confusing.
@taminca On balance, I think there are more regrets with passing something by than keeping Tom Bihn items.
In other news… the Brain Bag in 1000d Cordura is up for pre-order (Olive, Navy, Steel, Black and… Plum!)
I'm sad to hear this. I hope it is a temporary and not permanent change. I am a fan of the parapack and never imagined it would be available so briefly for the Synapses. I was just getting used to it as a fabric. Do you anticipate being able to resolve the supply problem?
I wanted to eventually get a Synapse 19 in black or grey, so that it would be a more conservative version of my dyneema S19.
Please bring back the Portable Culture patch!
Plum - love it!
SE: b-Aubergine Verde Black; c-Plum Indigo; d-Steel Nordic Black Solar Wasabi
SWIFT: Turquoise Plum Aubergine Verde Kiwi INDIGO!!!! Navy
SSB: Ultraviolet Wasabi Steel Iberian Nordic Zest
LSB: Ultraviolet Wasabi Steel Iberian Solar Nordic Black
SCB: Plum Cocoa Olive Nordic/Solar BlackD/Solar
MCB: Plum Cocoa Storm Azalea Nordic/Solar BlackD/Solar
LCB: Plum Cocoa Azalea BlackD/Solar
IMAGO: Indigo/Plum, Navy/Cork
AERONAUT 45: Indigo
review of it featuring the parapack fabric.
I can see what you mean about the choices being overwhelming to those who don't obsess about bags (can you believe it guys? People actually obsess over every feature and even talk about fabric choices in a forum, weird right?) Joking aside, if anyone backs out of their pre-order for a Black Parapack/Wasabi Synapse25 with the old style zippers I will gladly take their place and consider my lesson learned about not ordering the bag I want while it is available in the color/fabric combination I want!
Is this a permanent change or should I wait for parapack to make a return??
Parapack S19s are back! I took the plunge and ordered, hopefully it's not an error in the system. *crosses all fingers*
Didn't see any Parapack options for the S25s though.