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    #31
    Black/Black/Crimson is one I'd like to see for the Zephyr as well... kind of like red underwear under super-spy clothes!

    YES for Orange, with the crimson - I'd like to see those two in action together!

    Personally not minding the wait... gives more time to recharge the old bank account

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      #32
      Magenta sounds wonderful. What about a black magenta combo? Or black, steel, magenta?

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        #33
        Originally posted by Just View Post
        Black/Black/Crimson is one I'd like to see for the Zephyr as well... kind of like red underwear under super-spy clothes!
        Hehe! I'll see what everyone here thinks of Black/Black/Crimson...I like that combo.

        I think Black/Steel/Magenta would look really cool, too. And if we use a magenta, it will be a current, vibrant magenta.
        Have a question? @Darcy (to make sure I see it)

        Current carry: testing new potential materials in the form of Original Large Shop Bags.

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          #34
          Originally posted by Darcy
          Me too!! And bright colors on the inside of bags do make sense.

          Are there any particular colors you'd like to see us add as a lining color? I think orange is a color that would actually work really well with a bag with a Crimson exterior.

          P.S. Did you see that we're making a Soft Cell for your Sony TX series laptop?
          I'd love a Black/Crimson/Orange that went well together. I love my Brain Bag (I've used it every day for nearly four years now and it still looks new), but I wish it had a bright colour inside!

          I sent you a PM re the Soft Cell.

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            #35
            Darcy,
            I know that I've been longing for a Zephyr with external colors like olive and cocoa... but that the problem's with the fabric type and it's not going to happen. Ah well.
            I agree that more wasabi on the inside would be great. Makes sense for visibility.
            So how about this, then, as my dream combo:
            Black/Cork/Wasabi

            I'd happily pay more!

            JH

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              #36
              We are experimenting with using cork in bags other than the Archetype or Small Cork Organizer Pouch, but I'm doubtful that it will make it on a Zephyr flap anytime soon. Sorry!
              Have a question? @Darcy (to make sure I see it)

              Current carry: testing new potential materials in the form of Original Large Shop Bags.

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                #37
                Here's my vote for the Black/Black/Crimson or Black/Black/Magenta combo...I like that "red underwear under super-spy clothes" analogy!
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                  #38
                  Can't wait to see the Zephyr. I bought an Empire Builder last year and really love it. However, I need a slightly smaller bag for those times I can get away with not carrying a laptop. The Zephyr sounds like the right thing.
                  There are only 3 kinds of people in this world -- those who can count, and those who can't.

                  Proud Owner of: Aeronaut, Empire Builder, PC Flyer, Tri-Star, 3 Absolute shoulder straps, 2 Freudian slips, Braincell, and many various pouches and packing cubes...

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                    #39
                    BBO - Zephyr

                    Originally posted by Darcy View Post
                    New timeline on the Zephyr: ...
                    Here are the color combinations we're considering so far. Any thoughts?
                    Black/Black/Steel

                    >>>> Black/Black/Olive <<<<

                    Black/Steel/Deep Blue
                    ...
                    Darcy, thanks for the continued updates on the Zephyr. I've been waiting since last September when I return an ID (I carry by hand more almost exclusively) in expectation of release of the smaller Empire Builder.

                    I must say that the delay has been beneficial...it is teaching me patience. I look at my Kensington laptop bag with a Brain Cell inserted, slouching in the office, on the bus, etc., etc., and wistfully reflect on the day when it can be retired.

                    The Black/Black/Olive sounds great. May April bring more than showers...

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                      #40
                      Looks like I'll be teaching in the fall - the Zephyr in black/black/crimson would be a necessity

                      I'll be first in line to buy!!! (If I can fight everyone else off, that is!!!)

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                        #41
                        Originally posted by Just View Post
                        Looks like I'll be teaching in the fall - the Zephyr in black/black/crimson would be a necessity
                        Congratulations on the teaching gig, Just!!!

                        We are making a few Black/Black/Crimson Zephyrs, just for you guys.
                        Have a question? @Darcy (to make sure I see it)

                        Current carry: testing new potential materials in the form of Original Large Shop Bags.

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                          #42
                          Thanks Darcy! And hooray!!!

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                            #43
                            Our factory is making two sample Zephyrs as I type. I should have pictures for you sometime next week. It will also probably be available for pre-order by then, too.
                            Have a question? @Darcy (to make sure I see it)

                            Current carry: testing new potential materials in the form of Original Large Shop Bags.

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                              #44
                              Any word on if / when the larger version of the Empire Builder will be made? I'm forced to carry two laptops lately but the Brain Bag I already have isn't professional enough for some of the clients I go to. I'm really hoping its still in the mix.

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                                #45
                                Originally posted by topperge View Post
                                Any word on if / when the larger version of the Empire Builder will be made? I'm forced to carry two laptops lately but the Brain Bag I already have isn't professional enough for some of the clients I go to. I'm really hoping its still in the mix.
                                Which two laptops do you want to carry? Would you carry each in a Brain Cell or Soft Cell?

                                Figuring out exactly how big the bigger Empire Builder needs to be (and also determining if it's a bag anyone could actually carry) would be the first step in making it happen.
                                Have a question? @Darcy (to make sure I see it)

                                Current carry: testing new potential materials in the form of Original Large Shop Bags.

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