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  • caitirilt
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    I only rediscovered Tom Bihn after Solar had been retired…I would love a Co-Pilot in Steel/Solar!

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  • bchaplin
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    I wonder if we should figure out how many of us would buy the Pilot in Aubergine/Wasabi if it were offered, and communicate that to Tom Bihn? Just an idea. It doesn't seem like those colors are in short supply, so maybe they just don't see the demand.

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  • scribe
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    Originally posted by hepkitten View Post
    I desperately, desperately want some more color combos for the Pilot. Aubergine/Wasabi would be my first choice by far.
    I wanted an Aubergine/Wasabi Pilot, but settled for a Forest/Steel one rather than get stuck with boring black and navy through waiting. I made up for it, though, by pouncing on the Aubergine/Wasabi Co-Pilot as soon as it was available!

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  • hepkitten
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    I desperately, desperately want some more color combos for the Pilot. Aubergine/Wasabi would be my first choice by far. Olive/Wasabi or something similar would also be great.

    I've been holding off on a purchase for this reason, and it is KILLING me here.

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  • yohai
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    I really want a Cocoa comeback to the synapse 25. Especially Cocoa/Wasabi which is such a great color combo!
    Please bring it back!

    Thanks

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  • adalangdon
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    Originally posted by moriond View Post
    @Tivlander We're waiting for a refresh on the Side Effect color/fabric combination offerings. They have had both Parapack and Dyneema SE combinations in the past, and in fact, I ordered a Steel Parapack/UV Side Effect just about a month ago. It's only the current combinations (reflecting the items that remain from the last large production batch) that are only Ballistic Nylon Combinations.
    Yeah, I have to say that I've only recently discovered how flexible the SE is despite owning 3 of them. I use my ballistic one for holding flat, bulky things so that they stay flat. Yesterday I discovered that most of my lunchtime essentials (tissues, student ID, wallet, coin purse, pill box, etc.) fit perfectly into a SE (this one is parapack; it's also my very first TB purchase) and have decided to use that when using the Ego as my main school bag. And, I only just realised that while my laptop power brick doesn't fit into a fabric cube or mesh cub, it magically fits into a dyneema SE along with my ginormous wire mouse. I have since consolidated my Q-Kit's contents (earbuds, thumb drive, ipod touch) into a clear organiser wallet that also goes into my SE. It has basically replaced my snake charmer, which I think will only be used when I have to carry my partner's power brick and mine.

    The point of this ramble being-- yes, more SEs in different fabrics, please! They can be used for a lot of different things due to the variety of fabrics they're available in and their 'just right' size. Also, the O-ring spam inside the SE allows it to be used to organise a lot of stuff.

    (As a side note, I'd love to see an Aubergine/Iberian one. Love my pocket pouch in that combo...

    ETA: And black parapack and Aubergine/Steel!! And Kiwi/Steel or Kiwi/UV.... <3)
    Last edited by adalangdon; 09-13-2014, 11:27 PM.

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  • moriond
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    Originally posted by kkintea View Post
    Yes, the steel parapack/steel is my current favorite. But.... there's a 400d steel dyneema/solar on its way (swapped for my steel dyneema/wasabi). I am super-TBAS-excited, and I'll report back upon arrival :-)
    @kkintea Wow! I'm so happy you're getting a 400d Steel Dyneema/Solar Side Effect. The 400d Steel Dyneema is amazing, and a must for a Steel enthusiast like yourself. I was really shocked to discover that you didn't already have a Side Effect in 400d Steel Dyneema. I think you'll love it, and I'm eagerly awaiting pictures of same.

    moriond

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  • kkintea
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    Originally posted by moriond View Post
    @Tivlander You can take a look at the pictures in @kkintea's thread Love at first sight -- Steel parapack side effect to see what a Steel Parapack SE with a Steel lining looks like. I believe @kkintea considers this her favorite Side Effect in terms of color and fabric (she's a Steel enthusiast). To see more of her excellent pictures of Steel Side Effect option, look at her posts (#58 and #59) in the New side effect color pairngs thread. I should point out that the current batch of Ballisic Nylon Steel looks a bit 'bluer'.

    HTH moriond
    Yes, the steel parapack/steel is my current favorite. But.... there's a 400d steel dyneema/solar on its way (swapped for my steel dyneema/wasabi). I am super-TBAS-excited, and I'll report back upon arrival :-)



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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  • moriond
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    Originally posted by Tiviander View Post
    I am new around here, so I don't really know when/if particular colors or fabrics have been utilized in different products. That being said, I would love to see a Side Effect in parapack, using steel, black or other neutral color. I have a similarly sized bag that I call my "disco purse" that I carry alone when I need just the essentials and stuff into another bag as EDC.
    @Tivlander We're waiting for a refresh on the Side Effect color/fabric combination offerings. They have had both Parapack and Dyneema SE combinations in the past, and in fact, I ordered a Steel Parapack/UV Side Effect just about a month ago. It's only the current combinations (reflecting the items that remain from the last large production batch) that are only Ballistic Nylon Combinations.

    You can take a look at the pictures in @kkintea's thread Love at first sight -- Steel parapack side effect to see what a Steel Parapack SE with a Steel lining looks like. I believe @kkintea considers this her favorite Side Effect in terms of color and fabric (she's a Steel enthusiast). To see more of her excellent pictures of Steel Side Effect option, look at her posts (#58 and #59) in the New side effect color pairngs thread. I should point out that the current batch of Ballisic Nylon Steel looks a bit 'bluer'.

    HTH moriond

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  • Tiviander
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    I am new around here, so I don't really know when/if particular colors or fabrics have been utilized in different products. That being said, I would love to see a Side Effect in parapack, using steel, black or other neutral color. I have a similarly sized bag that I call my "disco purse" that I carry alone when I need just the essentials and stuff into another bag as EDC.

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  • Pangifone
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    I'd really like a way to get notifications of new color availability.

    If I could sign up for "Notify me any time something's available in Aubergine/Ultraviolet", for example, it would save me like 5 minutes a day which I currently spend checking for it.

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  • blackbird
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    Others have probably mentioned something like this, but I would love to see TB create a large travel wallet, something that could be a cross between a travel wallet like this one and the SE. I love my SE, but could see cherishing it even more with some added credit card slots, dividers, and places for all the necessary travel documents already built in. Pouches like the small DOP work, too, but I just thought I'd throw this out there anyway, to see what everyone else thinks. (And if it could be RFID-blocking, too, like the current Passport Holder, that would be incredible, too!)

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  • haraya
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    I certainly don't need another Bihn buying spree , but have been thinking how nice it would be to have the SCB back in Kelly. This time with a Steel interior (Dyneema??). Or a Wasabi Dyneema lining a would be cool!!

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  • Janine
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    I was musing this morning as I packed my bag for work: Do we need a mid-size single-compartment backpack?

    Today Mr. Janine is rocking the Smart Alec. I think it's a good choice for him because of the waist and chest straps (he's a lot more aggressive on his bike than I am) and it will hold a wide variety of items in different sizes and shapes. I would normally be carrying my DLBP of Steely Goodness, but I'm having trouble getting my lunch box strapped properly to my bike. (It doesn't fit in the DLBP with all my other stuff.) So I opted for the S25, which I love, and it worked great.

    What if another size of Daylight was offered that was in all regards the same as the Daylight except for the width of the side panels? Just enough for approximately 20L capacity, so roughly the same size as a S19. The extra depth would help a regular-size lunch box fit better inside. At some point the unpadded straps of the Daylight would be uncomfortable but I don't know where that balance point would be. Alternately, a mini Smart Alec would achieve the same effect and bring with it good padding and a large, open main compartment. I think I'd rather have the light weight and simple construction of a supersized Daylight, though.
    Last edited by Janine; 09-05-2014, 07:30 AM.

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  • Janine
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    I use my 200d Dyneema accessories all the time and I've never had a problem with abrasion, either. My 200d SE is used daily, thrown into other bags and carried separately, and it looks just as great today as it did over a year ago when I bought it. This SE has been in continual use since May of last year!

    I think that when 400d Dyneema was released, Darcy's casual comment about it being less durable than Ballistic freaked a lot of people out, and now there is this weird notion floating around that Dyneema is fragile or requires special care. It certainly isn't fragile. I checked my 400d Aeronaut when I flew to Denver two months ago and it held up beautifully. Many people have been stuffing and overloading their Shop Bags for years.

    Is Dyneema as tough as Ballistic? Of course not. It wasn't designed to stop a bullet. But as far as durable, flexible, high-performance fabrics go, it's excellent and we can expect that Dyneema bags of either weight will stand up to the rigors of EDC.

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