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  • ayazgood
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    Originally posted by TorontoSS View Post
    ayazgood, I think you were totally right.

    I got my bag this morning and the blue looks amazing. I’m very happy with the choice, I think if I got the black, I would have felt the same as you. I can’t explain it but seems something to do with the shape/width of it.
    I just love being right! I really like the simplicity of this bag and the fact it carries so well without having a stiff frame sheet, but the brighter colors seem to give it a bit of pizzazz it is otherwise lacking.

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  • TorontoSS
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    GrussGott, G42 - that's super helpful thank you.
    moriond thanks for providing the post and the context as well. Sometimes I actually love going through design tweaks to see how some of the most iconic bags have changed! It's not just TB bags, but things like iphones, etc, I find it so interesting. I'm such a nerd though.

    All in all seems holes are totally normal and the blue colour is amazing in case that wasn't reflected enough earlier!

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  • moriond
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    TorontoSS, G42, and others,
    In case you wanted slightly more information about marker holes (in various bags and accessories) that are used for alignment in their manufacturing process, here’s a short excerpted section from my reply to GrussGott about that picture:
    Originally posted by moriond View Post
    These are marker holes used in the manufacturing process for alignment, and have been reported in forum queries about bags and accessories of all types. I’m simply going to point you to a few example threads where you can see posted pictures:
    It was part of a very long post that I made on 04-17-2021 in the Synapse 25 Design Tweaks? thread to answer questions about various design feature changes from 2016 to the present, including documenting when they were noted, and links to forum discussion points.

    There are a lot of different discussions on the forums of where people have noted marker holes in different bags and accessories. The examples that I grabbed were just illustrative, of cases that had photos I could reference.

    HTH, and that you are saved from reading through a long history about handle designs, water bottle pockets, and other features changed on backpacks, and were matched to the rollout of features on new bags.

    moriond

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  • G42
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    I just checked my Paragon GE and yes, there are two locator holes in the base, aligned with the diamonds; they're normal, as GrussGott pointed out, and in different places on different bags.

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  • GrussGott
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    Originally posted by TorontoSS View Post
    just one more question for those with GE versions of the bag. Were there two holes at the bottom of the bag where the diamond areas are? I have two holes. I think this may be normal because there’s two not one. But just wanted to check.

    ive attached two photos, it appears that my iPhone uses night mode.
    It's hard to tell in those photos but are the holes like this (circles):

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    If so, apparently that's normal and those are alignment holes.

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  • TorontoSS
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    Originally posted by ayazgood View Post
    I sent back both a black GE paragon and an Ursa, in favor of the wilderness green. Sorry, no pics. I think it looks much better in a brighter color, probably because of the somewhat plain boxy lines of this particular design and the fact that none of the zipper lines really show. You won't regret your choice of blue.
    ayazgood, I think you were totally right.

    I got my bag this morning and the blue looks amazing. I’m very happy with the choice, I think if I got the black, I would have felt the same as you. I can’t explain it but seems something to do with the shape/width of it.

    I won’t be ordering the black one although was so helpful to see those photos!

    just one more question for those with GE versions of the bag. Were there two holes at the bottom of the bag where the diamond areas are? I have two holes. I think this may be normal because there’s two not one. But just wanted to check.

    ive attached two photos, it appears that my iPhone uses night mode.



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  • BihnBag
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    Originally posted by TorontoSS View Post
    BihnBag thank you very very much! I’ve gone a tad insane trying to find photos of the black GE and these are great! Thank you! I went on fb, Reddit, this forum...

    No problem! If you would like me to take any more in different lighting of of the inside etc. more let me know.

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  • TorontoSS
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    Originally posted by ayazgood View Post
    FWIW, I think bihnbag's photos are very good and color accurate. If the black is really calling to you, try emailing customer service to see if they have one. Like I said, I returned one, and TB may not be showing it in the website inventory.
    ayazgood Thanks - I agree I think the photos are very good because most of the photos you see, the black is more washed out or dull. It's not in these (thank you again Bhinbag!). I did actually email TB - clearly we think a like. So far nothing returned but maybe that's for the best!

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  • ayazgood
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    And the carryology review has side by side photos of the blue ge and the black regular:
    https://www.carryology.com/reviews-2...dition-review/

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  • ayazgood
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    FWIW, I think bihnbag's photos are very good and color accurate. If the black is really calling to you, try emailing customer service to see if they have one. Like I said, I returned one, and TB may not be showing it in the website inventory.

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  • TorontoSS
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    BihnBag thank you very very much! I’ve gone a tad insane trying to find photos of the black GE and these are great! Thank you! I went on fb, Reddit, this forum...

    The bag does look great. The reason to be frank why I like this black GE version is that it reminds me a bit of my highschool back which was black with brown suede at the bottom. The nostalgia made me want it.

    Because of your photos, when I get the blue I’ll be able to make up my mind better. If I weren’t I. The U.K. I would still consider ordering this when it’s back in stock.

    Surrealle thank you for the suggestion. We have similar tastes I think because I already have a nebulous grey luminary but not in a GE. I went for blue because it’s different from what I have. It’s an amazing colour. If I didn’t have the luminary I would definitely have chosen the grey one.

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  • Surrealle
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    I recently purchased both the blue and grey versions of the GE Paragon and decided to keep the grey. The blue is certainly nice too, but I liked the grey just a smidge more.

    So, something else to consider if the blue doesn't do it for ya.

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  • BihnBag
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    These 3 are under direct light.

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  • BihnBag
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    For future folks, just got mine in today. It's my first black bag in ballistic and I'm very happy with it. The Black + Gold type look I wanted works well.

    These first 3 are in a well lit room.

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  • TorontoSS
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    ayazgood Thanks a lot! I agree photos of deep blue somehow come out way lighter. Not just on the tb website but when people photograph their bags. This helps. I’m warming up a lot more to the idea of a blue GE.

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