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  • Darcy
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    Originally posted by Shiva View Post
    Finally figured it out, I think!
    I had recently received 2 mini pouches; they are both Cordura and they have a dark color: one is deep blue, and the other the olive. I think that also makes a big difference! When I put the card or other items in the one which was "solar" I could see it far better! (at least, it was not entirely my eyes! I was beginning to panic!). I could not get the dyneema fabric ones, which are my favorite; but I think the background color makes a big difference.
    Shiva,
    I am sure there's nothing wrong with your eyes. I think it's perception: what seems not very "cloudy" to me might seem really cloudy to you. Neither experience is right or wrong - at least, that's my thought! We are continuing to test the new Urethane ourselves and time will tell whether we stick with it or go back to the previous kind. Regardless, we're committed to sticking with (ha ha) Urethane, and we won't go back to the PVC.

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  • Darcy
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    That's a great idea, ex machina!

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  • ex machina
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    After reading maverick's tip for multiple wallets in another thread, I will be ordering myself an additional wallet. If the new wallet uses the new urethane (which I expect that it will), I will post a comparison between the two. :)

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  • Shiva
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    Finally figured it out, I think!
    I had recently received 2 mini pouches; they are both Cordura and they have a dark color: one is deep blue, and the other the olive. I think that also makes a big difference! When I put the card or other items in the one which was "solar" I could see it far better! (at least, it was not entirely my eyes! I was beginning to panic!). I could not get the dyneema fabric ones, which are my favorite; but I think the background color makes a big difference.

    Thanks,shiva

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  • ex machina
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    Oh for sure, pretzelb. I have found that ID checks where I am recognized or are at best perfunctory, save me the hassle of removing the ID by utilizing the clear urethane. I am sure many places do demand physical inspection of my ID, as was the case when I visited a consulate. Still, the convenience of not having to dig the ID out of my wallet, but rather simply flash my wallet for the cursory exams I am often subjected to, is one I appreciate.

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  • pretzelb
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    Originally posted by Shiva View Post
    hi Darcy et al:
    Thanks for posting that link. I am not trying to be picky or hyper critical at all; just that I don't think I can do what ex-machina is saying above: place the ID and have it be clear, which I could before.
    I'm surprised you could do that with any ID. From my experience, any ID check that had some importance would always ask that the ID be removed from behind the plastic. Wallets have had a crystal clear ID slot for years and for years I've seen people ask for the ID to be removed. So much so that I'm surprised they even make them in wallets anymore. But maybe it differs by region and the purpose behind the check.

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  • Shiva
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    hi Darcy et al:
    Thanks for posting that link. I am not trying to be picky or hyper critical at all; just that I don't think I can do what ex-machina is saying above: place the ID and have it be clear, which I could before. Hmmmmmm. maybe my eyes are going; cos what I have does not look anywhere as clear with items inside of them as the picture. I have placed an ID inside, and you can't see it. You can make out items placed inside---like if I have a card etc., but the numbers are not visible like it was in the old one etc., I will check again, but I am pretty sure.
    I do like that it is non clingy, but I did not particularly have that issue before I guess, so it did not matter.

    thanks again
    shiva

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  • ex machina
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    That looks to be an excellent trade-off. Is that urethane currently used in all TB products? Is there an inventory remaining that uses the previous Urethane?

    Thanks for the link, Darcy. :)

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  • Darcy
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    You can see a photo of the new Urethane vs. old here. It's not very "cloudy" at all - at least to my eyes. And the benefits outweigh that slight decrease in clarity. :)

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  • ex machina
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    Hi Shiva,
    I recall the reason for the change is the hand of the new smoother, less clingy, and thus won't grip-bind against other items the clear plastic touches vinyl. I believe Darcy wrote on this in the blog or email when the change on this was instituted. I understand your preference, but i also understand the benefit of a smoother, less clingy, material.

    In the TB wallet I use, i have my college ID card in the front clear window. This has saved me from fishing it out of the wallet many times. A great convenience that may not be accepted by they-who-want-ID with a cloudier window. I handle the clingy matter by placing the wallet in a pocket of my MCB, clingy side facing the bag front, clipped to a long strap tethered to an O ring. Works well, and no one gives me a hassle. This includes a hospital I visited that asked for ID and when they saw they card through the window, I didn't even have to take it out and was waved through.

    I haven't gotten any items with the new texture of window-pane; I do hope it is transparent enough not to be an issue if an ID card is pressed against it. I will admit, I DO like the idea of vinyl that doesn't cling. :) I am sure I will be ordering some for comparison soon enough. ;)
    Last edited by ex machina; 08-23-2010, 04:28 PM. Reason: grammar

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  • Shiva
    started a topic A new use for clear pouches

    A new use for clear pouches

    So yes: I do love the O-rings..and love that I can attach multiple pouches to them and make my life easier.
    This is my latest use for them: carry jewelry!

    I must say I am not that much a fan of the latest "clear pouches." They changed the material on them, and they don't "look" as clear as the old ones. I guess I am also getting older, and the "smoky look" of the new vinyl does not help me sans glasses!!! So for us, oldie goldies, I think TB should reconsider making them more clear so we can see what is inside!

    peace
    shiva
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