Having said that, I ended up ordering a Steel 420d Parapack/UV SE that was not in the drop-down menus.
@kkintea You'll have to extend your collection of Steel Side Effects. I didn't realize your Steel Dyneema SE was 200d weight. I think you would really like the 400d Steel Dyneema Side Effects.
Thanks for this, @moriond. I ordered my first Steel ballistic item (a small mesh ballistic pouch) only yesterday. Green-tinted steel is fine by me since i like both grey and green, but I'm looking forward to seeing what blue-tinted grey is like. Who knows, a Steel/Steel SE could well lie ahead... /headdesk
After @backpack tip on his post to use all TB bags as bug out bags, I started to think that I could use one or two extra bags to perfect my emergency plan and you may have just gave me the final push! :p
Just for the sake of safety... Those are not for me, they are for the "emergency situations"!
So much to catch up!
@moriond: that is good news. And since my latest order is in the air and I have nothing else on backorder... (will this EVER stop???) I am off, looking and the SEs.
I thought I read a post where someone said the DLBP fits in the back of the A30 where the backpack straps go but now can find the thread. Can someone confirm? I need to stop reading these forums because it is costing me too much money.
Opinion seeking now... Which DLBP color compliments Aubergine? Anyone have pictures of French blue with Aubergine? The black dyneema also intrigues me.
Objectively, I think that steel, black, and navy all complement Aubergine. I haven't seen French blue with Aubergine but I suspect that FB is too green (or Aubergine too red) to make them complementary in a color spectrum sense. I don't think they'd look awful together, just not ideal.
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but these colour things are very, very subjective. (You really should check out that awesome thread!)
Couple more photos...
Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
An olive DLBP! This color is impossible to photograph, but gorgeous in person. It's much, much prettier than the olive parapack; it's deep and rich and lovely. This is the best photo I could get for the color but it still isn't right. The second photo is what I could fit in it.
I'm not sure I'll use this bag this way, but in a pinch, it would work.
Help! I am paralyzed by the plethora of colors available—and this for a bag that I didn't even think I wanted when I first saw it. I'm not sure who the blame...er, I mean, enabler points go to, because so many of you ganged up on me in this thread and others, seducing me into thinking, "Yes, I've got to have this bag!"
So this morning I finally made the decision to order one: and now I'm stuck. At first I was absolutely sure I wanted one in Burnt Orange—until I wasn't. A little while later I decided that I absolutely, positively, with no regrets or doubts or second thoughts wanted French Blue. And the next minute I said, "No, Black Dyneema." And the next minute I said, "No, Plum." What is wrong with me?
And no, I can't order them all—I can hear some of you saying that already. :D
First: all the choices are gorgeous. You wont regret any of those!
Your avatar says take the burned orange. What is your main wardrobe-color? The black and French-blue are the most versatile colors. They both do not easily get in the way with others. The French Blue being bride and friendly, the black being stylish and cool. The burned orange and plum can trash other colors but are very lively each on its own. Do you have any of the colors in other bags? If so, I say go for something different. Unless you want to wear both bags together.
Maybe this is a starting point?
That would take me back to either Burnt Orange or Black Dyneema. I do have a non-TB sling bag from many years ago in a burnt orange; but I have nothing in black. I tend to steer away from blacks and grays, because I think they are too somber. Which is why Black Dyneema may appeal to me: it's black, but it also has the visual appeal of the white grid on it. It can look crisp and almost professional, or I could change it up with zipper pulls in different colors of paracord. [I just did some of those for my Plum Brain Bag today].
You've really helped, @Ilkyway. I'm not decided yet, but at least I've narrowed down my options after you gave me some good things to think about.
I am a purple-girl myself with a genetic pull to all blues. My Daylighter is plum but I just ordered a SCB in Burned Orange just to get the color into this house. (My husband is not willing to jump the cliff jet, he is starting slowly with a black Brain Bag).
I think the Daylighter might be the Cafe Bag under the Backpacks. I know you said you wont order multiple colors (FOR NOW). But if it becomes an often used backpack you might want to consider another color in your future without having to spend the same kind of money as on a Brain Bag. So you can be a bit adventures here.
Let us know what you decide on.
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