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    Originally posted by moriond View Post
    I ordered the same Side Effect colors that you did, but then decided to add Acuity. Now I am wondering whether I should get Ultraviolet and maybe the Northwest Sky. There are just some situations where that size works better than the 3D Organizer Cubes (which appear to no longer be made in fabric -- at least for now). I also checked the Ghost Whale Pouches, but they don't seem to have added a lot to these yet.
    moriond, did you end up ordering the UV and NWS Side Effects? My work has been crazy since the preorder last Wednesday, but I did get a chance to order the UV and Island SEs over the weekend, and I sit here pondering if I might regret not getting an Acuity one too. I've tended to not acquire many items in Acuity because it is very light in color and, thus, may be more prone to showing dirt. However, since it's a limited edition color ...
    Seeking Solar shop bags and Solar packing cube shoulder bag Also coveting an Iberian Synapse or Copilot

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      Originally posted by pammy View Post
      moriond, did you end up ordering the UV and NWS Side Effects? My work has been crazy since the preorder last Wednesday, but I did get a chance to order the UV and Island SEs over the weekend, and I sit here pondering if I might regret not getting an Acuity one too. I've tended to not acquire many items in Acuity because it is very light in color and, thus, may be more prone to showing dirt. However, since it's a limited edition color ...
      Yes, I did order UV and Northwest Sky 200d Halcyon Side Effects. Even though Acuity is a light color, I thought that it looked really pretty when used in the Everyday Cubelet pictures:
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      There are also some instances where I use the 200d Halcyon Side Effects as a more useful size than the 3D Organize Cube (which we currently don't seem to have these available in Fabric or mesh options anymore), so there are some cases where I would use this as bag in bag, too.

      HTH

      moriond

      ETA: I also justified this with the fact that I'm not ordering a 200d Halcyon Island Side Effect -- that's exercising restraint, right? And I was thinking that this sort of blue probably goes better with Aubergine when used with other grey or black colors.
      Last edited by moriond; 02-09-2021, 04:23 PM.

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        ETA: I also justified this with the fact that I'm not ordering a 200d Halcyon Island Side Effect -- that's exercising restraint, right? And I was thinking that this sort of blue probably goes better with Aubergine when used with other grey or black colors.
        moriond, Acuity is very a lovely color. It makes me think a glacier or the Arctic, sort of blue ice-ish. But I think you see an Island one too. Aubergine/Island has been a very popular combination. So don’t miss out on perhaps your one and only time to snag an Island SE. (says the enabler)
        Seeking Solar shop bags and Solar packing cube shoulder bag Also coveting an Iberian Synapse or Copilot

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          Insomnia driven shopping... a Pick-Up Truck in Burnt Orange made it into my pre-order at 3am. Normally I like the 210 ballistic for those smaller bags, but I used my 525 Black PUT this past weekend and it was great and since there's no 210 of Burnt Orange....
          I like all the blues and greys...and all the happy citrus colours too! My search unicorn is the Sapphire Dyneema original Small Shop Bag...

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            Originally posted by G42 View Post
            Insomnia driven shopping... a Pick-Up Truck in Burnt Orange made it into my pre-order at 3am. Normally I like the 210 ballistic for those smaller bags, but I used my 525 Black PUT this past weekend and it was great and since there's no 210 of Burnt Orange....
            Ooh, Burnt Orange. I was torn between that color and Seapine last night. I debated it for a while before settling on Seapine because I have a Monster Truck in that color that I adore, but it definitely was a tough choice. I actually wanted Pick-Up Trucks in both colors but I've already done enough credit card damage during this preorder.
            Seeking Solar shop bags and Solar packing cube shoulder bag Also coveting an Iberian Synapse or Copilot

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              Originally posted by pammy View Post
              Ooh, Burnt Orange. I was torn between that color and Seapine last night. I debated it for a while before settling on Seapine because I have a Monster Truck in that color that I adore, but it definitely was a tough choice. I actually wanted Pick-Up Trucks in both colors but I've already done enough credit card damage during this preorder.
              I ended up cancelling my paragon and getting a seapine and burnt orange PUT!! They will be my first PUT's and also first seapine item!

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                Originally posted by theswiftbiker View Post
                I ended up cancelling my paragon and getting a seapine and burnt orange PUT!! They will be my first PUT's and also first seapine item!

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                Great minds think alike. lol. I too considered canceling one of my Paragons, but in the end I wanted to see both the GE edition and black/Solaris. So I had to restrain myself and only ordered one more Pick-Up Truck last night. You see, on the first day of the preorder I also ordered a Logic Blue PU Truck, so I couldn't justify a burnt orange one. But Seapine is a great color. It's a beautiful bluish-green. I love it; hope you do too.
                Seeking Solar shop bags and Solar packing cube shoulder bag Also coveting an Iberian Synapse or Copilot

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                  Originally posted by pammy View Post
                  Great minds think alike. lol. I too considered canceling one of my Paragons, but in the end I wanted to see both the GE edition and black/Solaris.
                  Add myself to the list of folks who ordered both Design Lab and Guide’s Edition Paragon backpacks.

                  I have always loved the GE aesthetic, but when they offered bags in a Guide’s Edition, it was always more bag than I needed. Too overbuilt. Too organized. Too heavy. I didn’t need a Synik or Synapse for weekend trips or day hikes.

                  My bag of choice is a Luminary 15. Simple. Self-supporting. Big *** main compartment that can hold a water bottle upright. Has just the right number of compartments (holds keys and wallet on the outside, small items on the inside). Deep enough main compartment that you can fill the bottom and have enough room left on the top half for a quick run to the store, or an extra sweater or jacket.

                  But the Luminary is a bullet-shaped bag that is a little too small for packing items like slacks and dress shirts, and offers no external storage options for things like a camera tripod.

                  I ordered a DL Paragon because I wanted a daypack large enough to fit dress clothes for weekend travel (we usually try to enjoy at least one nice dinner).

                  And I ordered a GE Paragon because I wanted a daypack that could lug a camera tripod. We take a lot of pictures on our trips and we find that, when we don’t take a tripod, we don’t take as many pictures of ourselves.

                  Colors? Black/Coyote for the DL Paragon. And, despite the knee-jerk desire for Ursa or Wilderness, I ordered the GE Paragon in Nebulous Gray.

                  Nebulous in particular has really grown on me. When I ordered my first Everyday Cubelet, that was the only neutral color left in stock. Now I like it so much I cancelled an order placed for an Ursa GE Paragon so I could place a new order for one in Nebulous.


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                    I just saw the video of the Tidal EC on Instagram and now I’m really happy that I ordered the SE in this color after all. Such a pretty color.

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                      I pre-ordered a Synik 30 in Black/Solaris as an upgrade to my Black/Wasabi Synapse 25. Yellow is my favorite color so I'm psyched I was able to get an order in. I also grabbed a size 1 HLT in Solaris but I'm upset with myself that I didn't go for more. I probably would have picked up a Cubelet and maybe a Packing Cube Shoulder Bag. I didn't realize the Solaris offerings would be gone with the pre-orders. Thankfully the Snake Charmers still show Solaris in production so I'll try to grab one of those when they're ready. I can't wait!
                      Solaris ALL THE THINGS!

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                        Originally posted by b1gsky View Post
                        I just saw the video of the Tidal EC on Instagram and now I’m really happy that I ordered the SE in this color after all. Such a pretty color.
                        If you saved the Tidal Side Effect to your wishlist, you can access the picture even though it’s not up on the product page now:

                        I added an HLT1 in Tidal to my order before the preorder closed.
                        Last edited by moriond; 02-11-2021, 09:11 AM.

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                          Originally posted by Selcouth View Post
                          I pre-ordered a Synik 30 in Black/Solaris as an upgrade to my Black/Wasabi Synapse 25. Yellow is my favorite color so I'm psyched I was able to get an order in. I also grabbed a size 1 HLT in Solaris but I'm upset with myself that I didn't go for more. I probably would have picked up a Cubelet and maybe a Packing Cube Shoulder Bag. I didn't realize the Solaris offerings would be gone with the pre-orders. Thankfully the Snake Charmers still show Solaris in production so I'll try to grab one of those when they're ready. I can't wait!
                          Once the pre-orders start shipping out, keep an eye out every late afternoon/evening for returns being restocked and/or contact the fine folks in Customer Service at that time, to see if any Solaris is returned.

                          The Solaris, Taigas, Tidal, etc. are all limited time fabric colours.
                          I like all the blues and greys...and all the happy citrus colours too! My search unicorn is the Sapphire Dyneema original Small Shop Bag...

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                            Originally posted by G42 View Post
                            Once the pre-orders start shipping out, keep an eye out every late afternoon/evening for returns being restocked and/or contact the fine folks in Customer Service at that time, to see if any Solaris is returned.

                            The Solaris, Taigas, Tidal, etc. are all limited time fabric colours.
                            It’s going to depend on whether they update the product pages with those colors as to whether you can check directly for returns going into stock. Another suggestion: if items go into regular production and sell out, it can still be worthwhile to go back and check the product pages for some of these items. When people make quantity errors (like adding the same item to their cart twice) and don’t catch this before checking out, but ask customer support to fix this, the reconciliation in the inventory can take place later.

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                              Hi. First time TB customer. Been lurking the forums prior to the presale and all your posts past and present has helped tremendously.

                              Preordered:
                              Synik30 Deep Blue/Solaris. Hoping this will end my search for the perfect bag.
                              Sidekick Ursa/Acuity. Sorry if this was answered, but does the SK fit in the bottom chin pocket of the Synik30?
                              PCSB Taiga. Taiga is spicy!

                              Can't wait to get that 'Your package has shipped' email.
                              What did you guys pick up during the preorder?

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                                Originally posted by dmoneysong View Post
                                Hi. First time TB customer. Been lurking the forums prior to the presale and all your posts past and present has helped tremendously.
                                Welcome to the Forums dmoneysong !

                                Hope you enjoy your goodies - be sure to let us all know how they work out for you!
                                I like all the blues and greys...and all the happy citrus colours too! My search unicorn is the Sapphire Dyneema original Small Shop Bag...

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