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  • organicfarmer
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    Originally posted by deuxcv View Post
    a larger 3-1-1 bag.
    …………...
    that brings me to the overall aesthetics of the tb line... been said in many reviews that the designs are tired,clunky and outdated. i would agree. hire a designer to work alongside tom to bring a more current aesthetic to the lineup but keep the function and bulletproof construction in-line with the reputation for which they are known.
    ……...maybe with removable foam and swappable straps? would also be neat to have daypacks be lashable to a larger pack. ……..
    3DCOC size - try turning the 3DCOC inside out. Aesthetics change, but 3 things happen - vertical size improves significantly as the oversized seams are not robbing interior volume, the bag can stand upright by itself as the seams act as stabilizers, and the bottom of the cube becomes flat allowing bottles and items to stand upright on a flat surface vs balancing on the seams. Lastly, the 3DCOC product page is confusing or just dimension-fluid. The listed external dimensions equal the internal volume capacity 61 cubic inches = 1 liter. The product page also lists volume being exactly 1 liter / 1 quart, Today I Learned, never knew liter and quart were equal lol.

    I personally feel the 3DCOC is due for a refresh. In keeping with TB looks and achieving the inside out 3DCOC benefits, I would like to see the 3DCOC match the style of how the Original Shop Bags are sewn. The large side panels and bottom are the same piece of fabric and then the seams are only on the sides allowing a flat bottom that allows bag to stand upright while maximizing volume. A strip of halcyon or ballistic fabric would be stitched to the bottom as a wear surface over the clear material.

    Aesthetics. To each their own. You are buying a designer's designs, his name is the company, he does his design until he retires. Buy what makes you happy. Plus, if the business is selling enough to pay all its employees a real living wage for that city, why change and bravo to them.

    Removable straps mentioned in this thread. Looking at getting an A45 or A30 in the future. Reading through the forums it is occasionally mentioned people cut off the straps of their aeronauts to save weight or utilize the space. Why can't the aeronaut straps attach at the top by removable system such as gate keeper straps? I would assume a clasp that would not dig into shoulder is available or engineerable. The straps are non permanent at the bottom, thus far fetched to do so at the top. Would also allow strap options (normal, light, heavily padded)

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  • tress29
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    Originally posted by pammy View Post
    "Actually, yes! The Side Effect in Original Halcyon/Island will be in-stock around late November. The Side Kick in Original Halcyon/Island is due early next year."
    I don't like Island. :-( But I know everyone doesn't like Wasabi or UV...
    Last edited by tress29; 03-29-2019, 01:18 PM.

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  • b1gsky
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    I contacted Customer Service about the TC and unfortunately there’s nothing planned, but Kat said "I do know that we plan on making the Side Kick and Side Effect in the Original Halcyon as well." So seems there is going to be an Original Halcyon SK. I’m happy for those waiting for one, unfortunately I don’t think the SK is the right bag for me. I really hope they’ll do the Travel Cubelet as well...

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  • pammy
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    Originally posted by moriond View Post
    @pammy,

    As the person who asked Darcy about the possibility of Original Halcyon/Island Side Effects and Side Kicks in that linked thread, I, too, have been waiting for an Original Halcyon/Island Side Kick to make an appearance.

    moriond
    @moriond,

    Oh, yes, you’re right! I remember you asked the question that I had been wondering about. Darcy’s response made my day. But now I wonder if the TB Crew will be able to fit the original halcyon Side Kick in their production schedule before OH is retired for good. Fingers crossed.

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  • moriond
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    Originally posted by pammy View Post
    Hmm. Back in October, Darcy said they are going to make the Side Kick in original halcyon:

    "Actually, yes! The Side Effect in Original Halcyon/Island will be in-stock around late November. The Side Kick in Original Halcyon/Island is due early next year."

    See post #1520 in this thread: https://forums.tombihn.com/general-b...tml#post166057

    I hope it's more than just a possibility, but a reality. I will be very disappointed if it doesn't happen.
    @pammy,

    As the person who asked Darcy about the possibility of Original Halcyon/Island Side Effects and Side Kicks in that linked thread, I, too, have been waiting for an Original Halcyon/Island Side Kick to make an appearance.

    moriond

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  • pammy
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    Originally posted by Wanderlust77 View Post
    I emailed customer service a few weeks ago about that very thing! Kat said that they don’t have SKs in Original Halcyon in the production schedule at the moment, but there’s a possibility that they make make a run before Original Halcyon goes away…fingers crossed!
    Hmm. Back in October, Darcy said they are going to make the Side Kick in original halcyon:

    "Actually, yes! The Side Effect in Original Halcyon/Island will be in-stock around late November. The Side Kick in Original Halcyon/Island is due early next year."

    See post #1520 in this thread: https://forums.tombihn.com/general-b...tml#post166057

    I hope it's more than just a possibility, but a reality. I will be very disappointed if it doesn't happen.

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  • Wanderlust77
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    Originally posted by tress29 View Post
    And a Side Kick! I can't make the TC work for me, but if it was available in original halcyon, I'd probably buy one!
    I emailed customer service a few weeks ago about that very thing! Kat said that they don’t have SKs in Original Halcyon in the production schedule at the moment, but there’s a possibility that they make make a run before Original Halcyon goes away…fingers crossed!

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  • haraya
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    I used to wear my baby (think: baby backpack) in a carrier, and the ends of the straps had a loop of elastic sewn on the ends. You folded or rolled up the excess webbing, and then slipped the loop over the bundle to hold it together. Simple, always attached, low-profile. (I went so far as to buy some elastic to DIY my loops, but I am not fond of sewing. )


    Originally posted by NWhikergal View Post
    Wish list item: a Tom Bihn excess strap management option. While I know that the "web dominator" is a popular option online, it feels a bit tactical for my Tom Bihn bags. As I eagerly await the notification that my Luminary 15 is ready (please, please, please), as a person of shorter stature, I know I will have to pull my backpack straps almost to the ends when I get the pack. So I will have a lot of excess, dangly strap to manage. If TB ever introduced their version, I would love to get one for each of my backpacks.
    Last edited by haraya; 03-29-2019, 11:21 AM.

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  • tress29
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    Originally posted by b1gsky View Post
    Talking of Original Halcyon - can we PLEASE get a Travel Cubelet in Original Halcyon before the fabric is retired?
    And a Side Kick! I can't make the TC work for me, but if it was available in original halcyon, I'd probably buy one!

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  • pvn
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    Originally posted by deuxcv View Post
    my wishlist for 2019 and beyond...


    that brings me to the overall aesthetics of the tb line... been said in many reviews that the designs are tired,clunky and outdated. i would agree. hire a designer to work alongside tom to bring a more current aesthetic to the lineup but keep the function and bulletproof construction in-line with the reputation for which they are known.
    Uh, if you like other bags' aesthetics, just ... buy those bags? Not sure why everything needs to have the same look.

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  • gqb
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    Originally posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post
    Padded Ghost Whales? I think the A5 might be a perfect size for an iPad mini. Now imagine if it was padded for extra protection...
    The existing padded organiser pouch medium fits iPad mini perfectly.

    Sent from my SM-T713 using Tapatalk

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  • ButtUglyJeff
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    Padded Ghost Whales? I think the A5 might be a perfect size for an iPad mini. Now imagine if it was padded for extra protection...

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  • b1gsky
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    Talking of Original Halcyon - can we PLEASE get a Travel Cubelet in Original Halcyon before the fabric is retired? I would love that. I really want more items in Original Halcyon before it's gone (only have a SCB right now which I actually prefer in 525) and I don't need another big backpack or travel bag. But a TC would be awesome.

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  • KathyH
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    I really like the S25 and more recently the S19. I’d like to see a dedicated laptop/ipad compartment while leaving the rest of the compartments and pockets the same. Essentially, increase the volumes a couple of liters each.

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  • NWhikergal
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    Wish list item: a Tom Bihn excess strap management option. While I know that the "web dominator" is a popular option online, it feels a bit tactical for my Tom Bihn bags. As I eagerly await the notification that my Luminary 15 is ready (please, please, please), as a person of shorter stature, I know I will have to pull my backpack straps almost to the ends when I get the pack. So I will have a lot of excess, dangly strap to manage. If TB ever introduced their version, I would love to get one for each of my backpacks.

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