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  • ncb4
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    They also still have a few Indigo Synapses left as well; I scored one today.

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  • Birdfeeder
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    If anyone is regretting not getting an indigo bag, it looks like they still have some indigo Co-pilots. I have one, and it's great because I can get my indigo fix in a small package!

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  • ncb4
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    Count me in as another bold color lover

    When reading the rest of this post, keep in mind that I have an LLBean duffel in a BLINDING orange Hawaiian print, and I'm actually not ashamed to be seen plucking it off the luggage carousel at airports. In fact, I'm rather proud of it. So to me, Indigo seems almost subdued. :D

    Actually, I don't think Tom Bihn has ever used a color as gorgeous as Indigo: I'm so in love with it that I have a Tri-Star, Imago, and one of the first-generation Swifts that was Indigo/Indigo. Gmanedit, I think you may have convinced me I need an Indigo kit as well, so if you ever want to dig yours out of the bottom of your Synapse and find it a new home, let me know.

    I'm having a similar reaction to Cardinal. I'm picky about reds: they're almost all too yellow, or too orange, or too pinkish for me. I like a deep, bold, almost black-red, and Cardinal comes close to being just about the perfect shade for me. I've got a Cardinal Little Swift on pre-order, and just wish they made the Swift or Imago in that color as well. (Hint hint) Why, I may even have to save up to buy an Aeronaut in Cardinal. (You know, to replace my orange Hawaiian duffel.)

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  • Just
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    Originally posted by moriond View Post
    I totally agree with Just here: I, too, have the Aeronaut in crimson and the Tri-star in indigo, and both are great colors.
    I guess I'll have to double-check my bags coming off the carousel if I ever end up checking them on the way home! Haha!

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  • gmanedit
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    Your playful puppy versus my cat who sleeps sixteen hours a day. ;)

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  • lotuseater
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    I have the same bags as Just, with colours swapped. I bought the Crimson Tri-Star because it was the only colour in stock at the time I needed one. While I procrastinated about placing an order - and all colours were in stock - my heart wanted Indigo, but my head wanted Steel. If I were to buy it again, it'd be a tough choice between Steel and Navy. I think a subtle exterior works better for the more business-oriented Tri-Star, but I love the solar dyneema interior and (rightly) that wasn't an option with Crimson.

    When I heard that Indigo was to be discontinued I grabbed one of the last Aeronauts in that colour. I figured if it was too bright I could always return it unused and get the Steel instead. I never did have a second thought about Indigo once I opened the box. For casual travel, it suits me down to the ground. And for longer business trips it doesn't get hauled into the client's office the way my Tri-Star would as an oversized laptop bag.

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  • moriond
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    I totally agree with Just here: I, too, have the Aeronaut in crimson and the Tri-star in indigo, and both are great colors. I'm also really glad I ordered the Swift in Indigo/Black ballistic nylon before this disappeared, although I have other Swift/Lux bags. And I use a Kiwi Kit in my indigo Synapse instead of my Indigo Kit, to improve visibility of items in that bag.

    moriond

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  • Just
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    I disagree: I have the Aeronaut in Crimson and the Tri-Star in Indigo. Granted, they are more appropriate colors when one is not parading them about in town (they do attract eyes), but in your room at the end of the day, the colors are almost like a playful puppy enticing you to smile.

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  • gmanedit
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    malamalama: "I don't remember the Aeronaut coming out in that color, but it looks great." Indeed, it was great, and the red even more so, but in small doses; to my taste, they were too loud for a large bag. I have the Indigo Kit, and I got tired of looking at it (it reposes at the bottom of my Synapse). I think the new colors are better for the long haul.

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  • malamalama
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    Originally posted by gmanedit View Post
    Appears to be Indigo, Navy's predecessor.
    Thanks gmanedit. I don't remember the Aeronaut coming out in that color, but it looks great.

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  • Lime
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    Wow, that really does look like a Tom Bihn fest. They fit in the Element as well as a Tom Bihn packing cube.

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  • tCook
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    Also, thanks to Darcy for adding this post to the blog! I had a serious moment of letting my TB fan girl freak flag fly.

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  • tCook
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    Originally posted by OnMyWay View Post
    Looks great! Like some sort of puzzle or Tom Bihn tetris...
    Haha, totally ... the car got emptied and re-packed a couple of times, and I was able to keep decent sight lines the whole time! Definitely tetris-like.

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  • tCook
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    Yes, I think gmanedit is right ... that's the BFF's bag. It's definitely not navy, and indigo sounds right ... she bought it last year.

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  • gmanedit
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    malamalama: "is that a navy Aeronaut or a different shade of blue?"

    Appears to be Indigo, Navy's predecessor.

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