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  • thepatternslave
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    Originally posted by ittoujuu View Post

    Sometimes, I'll see a particular color pairing and think, "They put that color with THAT color?" but I've never said that about a pack that had a grey interior.
    :::side eye to the seapine and sangria swift:::

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  • ittoujuu
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    I'm also a fan of grey interiors. They offer a helpful unity of interior visibility and remaining fairly resilient against looking too dirty or shabby. Plus, it's neutral enough that it matches decently with just about any outer color. The 525 Cloud ballistic is just about the perfect interior I'd choose as a 'default' selection. The grid pattern on the Northwest Sky halcyon makes it look a bit too visually "busy" as an interior on a backpack, but that's just personal preference speaking; I'm sure the material is durable and of good quality.

    Sometimes, I'll see a particular color pairing and think, "They put that color with THAT color?" but I've never said that about a pack that had a grey interior.

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  • Surrealle
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    Originally posted by Meglet View Post

    I am loving the grey interiors! I have them on a few other bags as well, and they are light enough to see everything and neutral enough not to clash. I brighten them up with stuff sacks and various organizer pouches, usually in UltraViolet and Solar/Solaris. The grey interiors are also light enough I can use my darker pouches like Aubergine and even black without losing them in the depths like I would in a black bag.

    I kept my order simple, one Aubergine SA because that has been my holy grail bag for a long time, the lower modular pocket for it which I think will also work nicely in my Swift, and an Aubergine Paramour because this might suit better than my Synapse 19 for certain outings.
    Agreed, I love the grey too. (But I'm not opposed to ultraviolet, island or solaris if it goes with the exterior, either.)

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  • Meglet
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    Originally posted by BigBadD View Post

    Agreed, the grey interiors are not so inspiring. Really wish there was better choice of lighter and brighter colours.
    I am loving the grey interiors! I have them on a few other bags as well, and they are light enough to see everything and neutral enough not to clash. I brighten them up with stuff sacks and various organizer pouches, usually in UltraViolet and Solar/Solaris. The grey interiors are also light enough I can use my darker pouches like Aubergine and even black without losing them in the depths like I would in a black bag.

    I kept my order simple, one Aubergine SA because that has been my holy grail bag for a long time, the lower modular pocket for it which I think will also work nicely in my Swift, and an Aubergine Paramour because this might suit better than my Synapse 19 for certain outings.

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  • Wanderlust77
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    I *really* wanted a SA, Aubergine was calling me, but I’ve learned that I’m not able to carry loads on my back anymore. I did order the Paramour, in Aubergine and Deep Blue. I had tried out the Paragon and really liked it, except for the flat front pocket and the flap zippers, so I’m hoping the Paramour as a travel personal item will be perfect for me.

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  • Surrealle
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    Burnt orange, aubergine, and deep blue, here. It'll be my first burnt orange anything from TB (really hoping I like it!), as well as my first SAs. I like that I can get a bold color like the orange without it being overpowering, as half the bag is black.

    Kinda killed my wallet though.. I really hope they'll do another run of Paramours later because I had to skip those in favor of the "one shot" at SAs.

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  • BigBadD
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    Originally posted by bchaplin View Post
    Those are beautiful! Particularly the Verde one!

    I just ordered my "new" Smart Alec... the best combination for me was Ursa/Sangria -- I would have loved an all black 1050d, or Coyote, but I'm not crazy about the grey interiors. Hoping this one works out! I have a Grab Bag in Sangria but have not tried it as a lining before. I went all-out with the two pockets as well.
    Agreed, the grey interiors are not so inspiring. Really wish there was better choice of lighter and brighter colours.

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  • John1970
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    Originally posted by bchaplin View Post
    Those are beautiful! Particularly the Verde one!

    I just ordered my "new" Smart Alec... the best combination for me was Ursa/Sangria -- I would have loved an all black 1050d, or Coyote, but I'm not crazy about the grey interiors. Hoping this one works out! I have a Grab Bag in Sangria but have not tried it as a lining before. I went all-out with the two pockets as well.
    I bought the Ursa/Sangria as well (and others--I am determined not to run out of SAs again). Also interested to see how the cerylon works as a lining.

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  • bchaplin
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    Those are beautiful! Particularly the Verde one!

    I just ordered my "new" Smart Alec... the best combination for me was Ursa/Sangria -- I would have loved an all black 1050d, or Coyote, but I'm not crazy about the grey interiors. Hoping this one works out! I have a Grab Bag in Sangria but have not tried it as a lining before. I went all-out with the two pockets as well.

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  • bartleby
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    Originally posted by moriond View Post

    bartleby I remember the excitement when Darcy posted pictures on 05-15-2015 of the then new color offerings for the Smart Alec: Verde, Burnt Orange, and Coyote:
    Alecs in Verde, Burnt Orange, & Coyote
    Hi moriond, that's really a gorgeous gathering It makes you want all three of them! I remember that I was musing whether I should get a Burnt Orange one shortly before they were retired. When I finally wanted to pull the trigger they were gone. Thus, now I have the same challenge again, just one week to decide...

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  • moriond
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    Originally posted by bartleby View Post
    Do I really need another Smart Alec? It's really an emotional thing as the Smart Alec was my first TB bag! I am really torn between Burnt Orange and Coyote or Wilderness with Taiga (sounds so adventurous), mhm....
    bartleby I remember the excitement when Darcy posted pictures on 05-15-2015 of the then new color offerings for the Smart Alec: Verde, Burnt Orange, and Coyote:
    Alecs in Verde, Burnt Orange, & Coyote

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  • bartleby
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    Do I really need another Smart Alec? It's really an emotional thing as the Smart Alec was my first TB bag! I am really torn between Burnt Orange and Coyote or Wilderness with Taiga (sounds so adventurous), mhm....

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  • G42
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    I'm excited to see the new Paramour and I'll be buying one in Taiga... wish it were Taiga/Taiga like my Paragon, but any halcyon is good halcyon at this point

    I already have a SA in Black halcyon and I LOVE halcyon, but some of those new ballistic colour combos are tempting!

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  • Meglet
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    Originally posted by moriond View Post
    Hi All,




    I'll just add that I have received my shipment,
    moriond

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    Same. My order was extremely simple, just one Little Swift for my mom and one for me. Plus living so close to the factory shipping ends up being pretty much overnight. I love my LS, and can't wait to gift Mom's to her for Mother's Day.

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  • thepatternslave
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    Originally posted by moriond View Post
    Hi All,

    I'll just add that I have received my shipment
    I am very jealous!! I ended up placing three orders for my knitting goodies, so that's likely going to slow down shipment.

    Originally posted by moriond View Post
    ETA: I am a tactile person (have you caressed your Tom Bihn bag or accessory today?) so qualities like the hand of the 630d recycled fabrics, etc. figure into my impressions. Doubtless someone who puts their shop bags through amazingly hard wear and tear can better appreciate the character advantages of having this in Boreal Ruff Stuff.
    I like the hand of the 630d. My favorite is the 1050. because I like a bit of stiffness to my bags, but the 630d is nice. I tried had the rough stuff yet, but I don't love cordura so that's what's holding me back on trying it.

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