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    #31
    Originally posted by jmoz View Post
    Does the Navy Cordura coordinate well with the Navy Ballistic? I'm thinking I want to get the Navy to match my TS instead of the Dyneema, but only if it'll look good.

    (Also, grr, I sorta hate Cordura because it's owned by Koch Industries, but what can you do?)
    @jmoz I couldn't find a good picture that was specifically directed to comparing Navy Cordura with Navy Ballistic Nylon so you'll have to put up with my not-so-great pictures:

    Here are two Navy (Cordura) organizer wallets seen from the back, lying on top of a Navy Ballistic Nylon Bag, and against an open Small Cafe Bag in Linen/Navy Parapack. There's also a small Navy Ballistic Nylon pouch (the back of the Fourth of July pouch). Navy Cordura is intermediate between the color of Navy Ballistic and Navy Parapack. I think the darker navy of the Cordura wallet to the left is more typical of its color.

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    There's also a picture of a Navy (Cordura) FJN from the thread on reds and blues in DOPs:


    HTH moriond

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      #32
      Helpful as always. Looks like they all coordinate well. Order placed. Thanks!

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        #33
        Originally posted by Pokilani View Post
        Maybe I should get the Navy so I can tempt YOU with it at the meet up. :)
        @Pokilani I was seriously tempted by the French Blue DLBCase when I saw a picture of it. French Blue actually doesn't go badly with Nordic Dyneema, because the Nordic has a midnight cast to its blue, and I got the DLBPack in French Blue to go with my Aubergine A30, Nordic WF, Navy Cadet, etc. But I finally decided that in most cases I won't be carrying the the DLBCase outside with my Aubergine bags, and I just plain wanted to get plum again. The other reason for choosing plum is that I'm more likely to be carrying this bag around with my backpacks, and that includes my Indigo/Solar Synapse. I like Navy a lot, but those two blues are too close to have Indigo with Navy. The plum goes nicety with a range of my different accessories:

        Color combinations Plum FJN, French Blue folded DLBP, Black Dyneema/Wasabi Side Effect, Sapphire Double Organizer Pouch.
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        HTH moriond

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          #34
          LOVE the doggy face in there.

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            #35
            Thanks all for the great insights for this new bag. I am interested specially as a travel work day bag inside my Tristar or western flyer.

            It does however seem to overlap a lot with the pilot in this regard (especially a lighter dyneema pilot). Size is similar although the weight and packability is better. But is it really that much lighter and packable to really need this over say a dyneema pilot?

            Just curious on people's views on this.
            Aeronaut 45 (Navy/NWS), A30 (Black/Island), Tristar (Steel/Island), Western Flyer (Steel/Island), Pilot (Steel/Island), Synapse 25 (Mars Red/NWS), Synapse 19 (Black/Island) & (Burnt Orange/Steel), Ristretto 11 (Navy/Steel), Small Cafe Bag (Navy/Steel) & (Mars Red/Dawn), Daylight Briefcase (Cloud/Dawn), Side Kick (Mars Red/Dawn), Travel Cubelet (Mars Red)

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              #36
              Originally posted by moriond View Post
              @Pokilani I was seriously tempted by the French Blue DLBCase when I saw a picture of it. French Blue actually doesn't go badly with Nordic Dyneema, because the Nordic has a midnight cast to its blue, and I got the DLBPack in French Blue to go with my Aubergine A30, Nordic WF, Navy Cadet, etc. But I finally decided that in most cases I won't be carrying the the DLBCase outside with my Aubergine bags, and I just plain wanted to get plum again. The other reason for choosing plum is that I'm more likely to be carrying this bag around with my backpacks, and that includes my Indigo/Solar Synapse. I like Navy a lot, but those two blues are too close to have Indigo with Navy. The plum goes nicety with a range of my different accessories:

              Color combinations Plum FJN, French Blue folded DLBP, Black Dyneema/Wasabi Side Effect, Sapphire Double Organizer Pouch.
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              HTH moriond
              You always like to give me something to chew on, don't you?

              I never would have guessed a Freudian slip as a new accessory that you were hinting at! I picked the S25 size for the DLBP. Not sure that I'd need it for the S19, but we'll see.

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                #37
                Today was a good day! I'm stoked about the Parental Unit, but the Daylight Briefcase is just what I was looking for!

                Until I packed up my office in preparation of vacating it (new job! starts Monday!), I left my Black Ballistic Pilot at work. I used it to tote my laptop, a notebook, water bottle, mouse, and power cord to the other side of the building for extended meetings and whatnot. The Pilot was a bad match for this task - too small for my laptop and too large for all the stuff I was carrying - but I love my Pilots so much that I didn't care. It made me happy to use it, even when it was poorly packed.

                A Cadet would have been a better choice, but I don't have one. The DLBC would have been the perfect design, but definitely too small for my laptop. At the new job, though, it just might be perfect. There's a Macbook waiting for me there. I just need to wait until Monday to see what size the new computer is...but gosh, some of you will have your DLBCs by then! How can I stand to wait??!??!
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                  #38
                  Originally posted by Badger View Post
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                  From L-R: 3D Fabric OP, Side Effect, DLBC, Pilot, A30, A45
                  This is the Coolest. Picture. Ever.

                  ETA: I want this in Navy/UV. *swoon*
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                    #39
                    Originally posted by Perseffect View Post
                    Thanks all for the great insights for this new bag. I am interested specially as a travel work day bag inside my Tristar or western flyer.

                    It does however seem to overlap a lot with the pilot in this regard (especially a lighter dyneema pilot). Size is similar although the weight and packability is better. But is it really that much lighter and packable to really need this over say a dyneema pilot?

                    Just curious on people's views on this.
                    @PaulT00 and I actually addressed this question in the New Designs! thread, hence his remark that it didn't take @scribe long to cave in and decide the DLBCase was worth ordering.

                    The Pilot works better as a bag you might use for overnight travel use, or if you want to carry along a water bottle or make more use of the Side pockets for storage. But it is less of a minimalist briefcase than the DLBcase, because a good deal of the arranged space is not oriented for flat, papers, laptops, etc. That's great if you're going to use them for items that are shaped to require more volume, like a water bottle, or packing cubes of clothing. iIt's not as useful,if you want something truly minimalist at a workshop or conference, and something that carries lighter and closer to the body.

                    On the other hand, I think these bags (both Pilot and Daylight Briefcase) look less strictly "professional" than the Cadet, if you need that appearance in an all Ballistic Nylon, conventional briefcase shape, and if you need to carry a larger (e.g. 17") laptop. I tried the Lenovo W520 on the DLBCase, and I can't fit this wide-screen laptop into the bag. But, for 13", 11", and some 14" laptops (see @tpnl for those combinations), the DLBCase is truly a minimalist briefcase.

                    Access to pockets is different -- I find the unzip of the front horizontal and diagonal pockets easier than for the Pilot. I particularly like the fAct that I could put a rolled up DLBPack into the back zippered pocket, should I want, and then switch to carrying the DLBCase, and any other items, in that backpack, should I choose.

                    Just my thoughts. YMMV, I only got this bag late Friday night to play around with. Also, I posted some pictures in the Thread on Freudian Slips


                    HTH moriond.

                    ETA: Since I had to correct some typos (darn iOS on screen keyboard and autocorrect), I'll also add that I also find accessing the front diagonal pocket easy, since I'm right-handed, and my hand naturally slips forward into the pocket whether I carry the bag on my right shoulder or cross-body on my left shoulder. You can easily slip in envelopes and letters, access airline boarding passes and itineraries, or keep these in a medium double organizer pouch that you pull out of this pocket. (I haven't decided whether that fit is a bit too close to outweigh the convenience of just pulling out an envelope.)
                    Last edited by moriond; 11-04-2014, 05:51 PM.

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                      #40
                      Badger, you know, the dog and the bag don't have to be near each other in real life. You can put the photos next to each other and pretend! (I mean, ahem, not like I'm asking for more cute dog pictures. When I already have a very happy and adorable dog in my lap right now.)

                      The reviews & pictures just make me wish I could get one now! I've been using the Large Cafe Bag for work recently but this lovely new bag would work so much more smoothly . . . maybe I can get one in a few years? (Of course, I have no idea what kind of job I'll have at that time.) I love the bits of the design which call to the Field Journal Notebook.

                      In terms of being a secret advance product tester, I've been angling to test the next generation Citizen Canine for, well, since the original was discontinued! I know it likely won't ever happen, though.

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                        #41
                        Originally posted by marbenais View Post
                        In terms of being a secret advance product tester, I've been angling to test the next generation Citizen Canine for, well, since the original was discontinued! I know it likely won't ever happen, though.
                        I'll throw in a plug that anytime TB or SD wants to test out small dog products (<10 lbs), this photogenic pup is available.





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                          #42
                          Originally posted by Badger View Post
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                          From L-R: 3D Fabric OP, Side Effect, DLBC, Pilot, A30, A45
                          I feel as though we should also be adding the volume information for these bags:
                          From L-R: 3D Fabric OP (1 l), Side Effect (1.5 l), DLBC (12 l), Pilot (13 l), A30 (30 l), A45 (45 l)

                          Originally posted by Janine View Post
                          This is the Coolest. Picture. Ever.

                          ETA: I want this in Navy/UV. *swoon*
                          Like the DLBP, the lining for all Cordura versions is Steel Parapack.

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                            #43
                            Originally posted by kkintea View Post
                            I'll throw in a plug that anytime TB or SD wants to test out small dog products (<10 lbs), this photogenic pup is available.


                            I can see someone has started an active campaign of posting cute dog pictures

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                              #44
                              She has her heart set on a Skookum Dog small dog collar from santapaws this year. Once she got her own leash key strap, she developed SDAS.




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                                #45
                                Originally posted by Janine View Post
                                This is the Coolest. Picture. Ever.
                                Ditto, this photo is great to see the scale of these bags.
                                Thank you Badger for posting this! I personally know the effort and hassle involved in gathering "all the bags", then arranging them just so, not getting distracted with how cool they all are, falling into a spiral of petting, comparisons, reexamination, culminating in finding a new use, getting caught, then trying to pass it off as a cleaning effort, then working to get the lighting just right. . . Anyway, thanks.
                                I really, really like TB Bags!

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