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  • moriond
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    Hi All,

    These last two posts from latchford and PeaceBell prompted me to free-associate/mention some related posts and pictures that came to mind. Since the forum upgrade to VBulletin5 reindexing earlier this year in Spring broke many of the old links, I often find that I have to locate the items and photos that I want to talk about from memory.

    First of all, I agree with latchford that many of the blue colors and fabrics used for accessories go well together, and that acuity in particular is a great color option. So, to show a hybrid thought about the HLT2 (Handy Little Thing 2) shown by PeaceBell and the blue theme discussion by latchford, here is one of my pictures of the HLT2 in Acuity, with a Blue Leaf Pouchkin that was designed for the (Blue) Second Aid Pouch. (For a detailed look with photos of the Second Aid Pouch, see @Cristina’s 07-28-2021Parents’ First Aid Kit thread)

    Acuity HLT2 with Blue Leaf Pouchkin and a Book
    The Blue Leaf Pouchkin holding stamps and flag markers does indeed coordinate well with the Acuity 200d Halcyon. This picture is from the HLT 2 sizing thread at the end of January 2020, and answered questions about whether standard trade paperbacks or a Moleskine notebook would fit into the HLT 2. (The answer in general is no, they won’t fit, but a few travel guides that are slightly shorter and thinner like the Rick Steves guides or the Lonely Planet guides can be made to work. My UK paperbacks come closer to fitting, but it’s still generally too tight for standard sizes.

    Here’s the Moleskine notebook:
    Moleskine Notebook in Acuity HLT2

    You can force fit it into the right side and even zip it closed, but it’s not a happy combination, and you lose access to meshed pocket that is below it. B6 planners (from Leuchtturm1917) are a much more workable size. You can read more details in the text discussion in the original linked thread. I should mention that separate Pouchkin accessories for the First/Second Aid Pouches were retired in June 2021 (after 4 years of availability), so the hack that I like of using the leaf Pouchkin with the HLT2, and that proved popular for over a year and a half after the HLTs were introduced, doesn’t work unless you can find one.

    On the nice blue-on-blue combinations, I’ll just add that one of the late release combinations made available for the final Parental Unit Preorder of 1050d Navy Ballistic Nylon exterior with a Tidal 200d Halcyon interior looks really good.
    Parental Unit in 1050d Ballistic Navy/Tidal with accessories
    These were actually early unboxing images from when I received the Parental Unit preorder, but were posted to the Pouches in PU thread in November 2021.Above is shown the Parental Unit in 1050d Ballistic Nylon with 200d Tidal Halcyon lining. The Side Effect in 400d Halcyon Night Walk and the Side Kick in 525d Ballistic Nylon AlphaViolet/210d Ballistic Dawn interior (and with the restored shoulder strap connection via D-rings design!) and the two Pocket Pouches (1050d Ballistic Verde/Solaris and 1050d Ballistic Burnt Orange/Northwest Sky) were part of the order. The 200d Wasabi Halcyon Everyday Cubelet in the open pocket was already there from an earlier order).

    NIghtwalk Halcyon Parental Unit with Tidal Halcyon lining
    Again, this was an early unboxing picture of the Parental Unit in Nightwalk 400d Halcyon with 200d Tidal Halcyon lining, which is why the accompanying shoulder strap is not even attached. That was an Ultraviolet Halcyon Travel Stuff Sack in the pocket to show the color combination (and if you're familiar with these accessories you can see that this is the old design from the earlier release with two small double eyelets around the drawstring instead of a single, larger eyelet). These late additions were inspired by the 1/7 Restock & Low Quantities Notes blog post, which means it is actually possible to order these Parental Unit color combinations (and the Pocket Pouch color combinations shown here, too) although they are part of the Low Quantity restock, and only a few of these combinations will be available on 1/7/2022. The photos are from the previously linked Pouches in PU thread, but the discussions in my post there are mainly about using Eagle Creek Spectre Cubes, since the smaller TB accessory options that I use with the Parental Unit are well covered by other posters in that thread.


    With regard to the Solaris HLT photo setups, here’s one that I like for the HLT 1 size: An Ode to the Handy Little Thing by kemote from 06-23-2020. Go read the posts in the linked thread for a detailed discussion of the setup, but here are some photos, including one showing that the 2nd generation Apple Pencil fits inside. The last photo shows the iPad power connector stored away.

    HLT 1 in Solaris
    Open HLT 1 in Solaris with Apple Pencil
    iPad charger in Solaris HLT1
    Last edited by moriond; 01-06-2022, 02:09 PM.

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  • PeaceBell
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    Thanks to the incredible power efficiency of the new M1 Pro and M1 Max, I can now bring a 30W charger to power the 'ecosystem' and the camera (Sony RX100), and fit all the bits into a HLT2. (The non-foldable UK plug remains a pain, though.)

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  • latchford
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    I think TB does the blue fabrics so right. They're eye catching without being garish for the lighter shades. I like pastel blues, so it's no surprise that Acuity is my favourite.

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  • amelia68
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    Just got my Mountain Grey 210 Cerylon Grab Bag.
    I added some Ultraviolet Cord Zipper Pulls and some Star Wars bling.
    I’m going to use it as a lunch bag.
    😃
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  • bchaplin
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    Trying to do a home inventory and I thought I'd begin with my Tom Bihn gear. My collection would probably make Marie Kondo cry. Anyway, here's a fun shot of different pouches throughout the years! I prefer the Ghost Whales for most things because they seem to be the most efficient, but the more traditional all-fabric ones are great for shuttling hard drives, and the clear ones get pulled into use when I travel.

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  • Salmanila8
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    If anyone has some awkwardly large packages or items to be carried and it doesn't fit in a bag, the Firewood Carrier is a good alternative.
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  • AshleyM
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    It was a multi-MCB weekend for me: first a bike ride using the cross body strap I bought a long time ago and which I had forgotten I had--great little apparatus for riding.

    Second: any Portlandia fans here? While I didn't exactly 'put a bird on it,' I did put a really big bow on my Alphaviolet MCB before going to a holiday lights show and a few other festivities.

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  • melminimalist
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    My first (attempt) at my own baby yoda on the Paragon waiting for a flight back home to New Orleans.
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  • G42
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    The variety of cubes and one Travel Tray I'm using to organize the beading supplies I have with me on my trip... All scrunched into a Mars Red Pop Tote.
    The small Yeoman cubes are particularly useful; I have one Mini but it's not with me - that size would be even better.
    I'll be seeing how the Grab Bags work for this too.

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  • bchaplin
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    Very nice! I got quite a few of these with the intention of turning them into presents, because I think it would be fun to fill them up with treats. All of the Cerylon colors are quite nice, though the Sangria is the one that personally appeals to me. I ordered one Black Mystery as well, which to me looks like a tiny suitcase. I'm resisting the urge to keep that one -- it's a perfect fabric IMO! I think the hard part will be figuring out which colors to give to various people.

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  • bartleby
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    Just wanted to share my recent arrivals: Grab Bags in different colors on a Large Sheperd's Wool Utility Cloth in Nelly Blue (which by the way is a lovely color!). From left to right: Boreal Ruff Stuff, Navy Parapack, Black Mystery Ballistic (courtesy of Tom Bihn), Mountain Grey Cerylon (courtesy of Tom Bihn).

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    I especially like the Mountain Grey Cerylon. A very light material and a very decent color.

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    More thought on these very straightforward organizers will follow.
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  • G42
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    On my recent flight, I stored my Bucky Mini neck pillow in the Sunrise Grab Bag, which was further stowed in a black Large Zip Top Shop Bag, under the seat

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  • dmoneysong
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    DLBP & Size 1 Stuff Sack on a lunch break after early Christmas shopping.

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  • dirkhaun
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    A big TB order arrived today, just in time for me to put some of the items to use for an evening course I gave (the DLBC is old, many of the other items are new).
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  • G42
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    Originally posted by Timber View Post
    First post - loved how these were packed for shipping!
    Welcome to the Forums!
    And what a nice rainbow of travel trays
    :cool:

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