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    #61
    Moriond, thank you so much! I have the Imago in Cordura and the Co-Pilot in Ballistic, so the comparisons are very appropriate. I can't believe you whipped up all those shots and descriptions so quickly. Amazing!

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      #62
      First off, I DO NOT have a TB briefcase TBAS problem ... this is just temporary to wean me off my TB Backpack TBAS ... :)

      Here are a few shots comparing the TB briefcases I have (never as good as @badger or @morind and I am not nearly as color flexible!):

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      Can you guess what all the different models are? @moriond and @badger- you know too much - to make harder, can you guess the volumes as well?

      To supplement @moriond's great shots of the Co-Pilot / DLBC / Pilot:

      Co-Pilot / DLBC comparison:

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      The DLBC slots very nicely in-between the 2 Pilots and I like the more horizontal look. It actually fits the true Personal Carry-on height - 10" - and not just the sizer dimensions which are an inch longer and wider than the actual limit.

      Peanut (she) and Winston (he) say hi to all the other furry friends and thank them for letting them play on the forum for a while - in this post @marbenais’s Rosalind (that last picture really made me laugh) and the cute ones with @Pokilani, @badger, @kkintea and @adalangdon (sorry if I missed anyone)! They are all tuckered out now!

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      Cheers!
      Last edited by tpnl; 11-04-2014, 08:38 PM.
      TB Ballistic Black/Iberian Dyneema backpacks and briefcases for every occasion together with my cherished Nordic and Solar Dyneema!

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        #63
        Originally posted by tpnl View Post
        First off, I DO NOT have a TB briefcase TBAS problem ... this is just temporary to wean me off my TB Backpack TBAS ...

        Here are a few shots comparing the TB briefcases I have (never as good as @badger or even @morind and I am not nearly as color flexible!):


        Can you guess what all the different models are? @moriond and @badger- you know too much - to make harder, can you guess the volumes as well!

        To supplement @moriond's great shots of the Co-Pilot / DLBC / Pilot:

        Co-Pilot / DLBC comparison:

        Co-Pilot / DLBC / Pilot comparison:


        The DLBC slots very nicely in-between the 2 Pilots and I like the more horizontal look. It actually fits the true Personal Carry-on height - 10" - and not just the sizer dimensions which are an inch longer and wider than the actual limit.

        Peanut (she) and Winston (he) say hi to all the other furry friends and thank them for letting them play on the forum for a while - in this post Marbenais’s Rosalind (that last picture really made me laugh) and the cute ones with Pokilani, Badger, kkintea and adalangdon (sorry of I missed any)! They are all tuckered out now!


        Cheers!
        That was awesome! Especially, the kitty comparison shot.

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          #64
          Originally posted by GoStanford View Post
          Mods (folks lucky enough to get the DLBC to preview) - any photos showing the interior would be much appreciated. Do we know what the black dyneema interior will be?

          ETA: Aaaaaah - scroll down through the 19 photos of the DLBC on the website. There is one with a file folder with printouts or swatches of Dyneema and I REALLY think there are some new colors in there - a green that is darker than wasabi and a coral/orange that looks lighter than Iberian. Has this already been posted and did I miss something?!
          @GoStanford The DLBCase is really analogous to the DLBPack in its lining material, I think. So if you look at the pictures of the inside of the DLBP, you'll find out the inside lining. Here's @eWalker's thread with pictures for the Dyneema DLBP interior. Here's another link to a post that shows the interior of the Steel Parapack lining the Cordura DLBPs.

          The DLBCase interior is Steel Parapack, with an inner lined pocket opposite the rail loops that looks exactly like one of the pockets inside the DLBP. I assume the Black Dyneema is lined with the same Black Dyneema inside the Dyneema DLBP. Maybe @Badger can take a picture since it's full dark and I have very poor lighting here.

          Also, the colors seem to be normal Cordura colors with Coyote as a brand new Cordura Color. the other colors you mention are Olive and Burnt orange. Linen is also new. They should all be labeled in the drop down menu on the product page.

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            #65
            I think I was only chosen to receive this (Daylight Briefcase) bag so they could have pictures of a bag that wasn't all black.

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              #66
              Originally posted by moriond View Post
              I think I was only chosen to receive this (Daylight Briefcase) bag so they could have pictures of a bag that wasn't all black.
              So it doesn't have anything to do with your enabling abilities and knack for giving us multiple perspectives on bag usage? As well as maintain your status of knowing everything about TB bags? Of course, the plum is pretty. :)


              Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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                #67
                Originally posted by moriond View Post
                @GoStanford The DLBCase is really analogous to the DLBPack in its lining material, I think.
                My question is on the possibility of a clue about new Dyneemas...unless it's just a paper printout of some factory swatches or samples that are not planning on being produced. I agree on the Cordura options for the main bag itself...will check out the lining photos posted elsewhere that you mentioned. Exciting stuff!

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                  #68
                  Originally posted by Pokilani View Post
                  So it doesn't have anything to do with your enabling abilities and knack for giving us multiple perspectives on bag usage? As well as maintain your status of knowing everything about TB bags? Of course, the plum is pretty. :)
                  Well, it might have been Darcy wanting to personally drive me Crazy by not knowing what had happened to my parcel of other iordered items (and I didn't realize this didn't include the new Side Effects, since the order was set to ship,all items together), and wonder where this had gone -especially the UPS notice that they had completed delivery by leaving the package outside of my door after 5:00 p.m. (Humorous interlude where I walked all around the locked entrances at work, wondering about this, then realized they had probably shipped to my home address, to leave the package outside the door on Halloween night for the trick or treaters.)

                  Actually, I think they sent these to us mods partially in thanks for volunteer activities, but also because most of us have so many of the older bags and accessories that we can field questions about comparisons or which items fit by actually fishing these out to try. The champion of this used to be @Maverick, but I think he's been busy with other things of late. All these people have much better picture taking skills than I do, and have better equipment than just an iPhone!
                  Last edited by moriond; 11-04-2014, 10:18 PM.

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                    #69
                    Originally posted by GoStanford View Post
                    My question is on the possibility of a clue about new Dyneemas...unless it's just a paper printout of some factory swatches or samples that are not planning on being produced. I agree on the Cordura options for the main bag itself...will check out the lining photos posted elsewhere that you mentioned. Exciting stuff!
                    Sorry, @GoStanford, unless Darcy loaded up a different set of images that is still in your browser cache, the only image I see that might match your statement is this one:
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                    And I think thiose colors are black, steel, Iberian, Solar, and Wasabi. If you have another image, maybe you can capture and post it.

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                      #70
                      Originally posted by GoStanford View Post
                      ETA: Aaaaaah - scroll down through the 19 photos of the DLBC on the website. There is one with a file folder with printouts or swatches of Dyneema and I REALLY think there are some new colors in there - a green that is darker than wasabi and a coral/orange that looks lighter than Iberian. Has this already been posted and did I miss something?!
                      Ooh, well spotted! They don't look like actual swatches to me, though - the white lines are too thick. Design sketches, maybe?
                      Collections:
                      Work EDC: SE + S19
                      Leisure: SCBs, FJN, Swift, lots of YSSs
                      Travel: WF + Pilot or SA, with SE/SCB
                      General organisation: More pouches, stuff sacks and cubes than you can shake a keystrap at!
                      Favourite TB colours: aubergine, forest (sniff!), linen, wasabi, UV
                      Hoping for: A new dyneema colour for YSSs; a Linen Side Effect; the return of Portable Culture!

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                        #71
                        Originally posted by tpnl View Post
                        ... and a few more pics of the DLBC used as my EDC today:

                        [ATTACH=CONFIG]8931[/ATTACH]
                        [ATTACH=CONFIG]8932[/ATTACH]

                        Here is what I took today in the DLBC:

                        [ATTACH=CONFIG]8933[/ATTACH]

                        Main compartment:
                        Work issued Dell e7440 14" laptop in a Thule 13" case
                        Black File Folder
                        Compact camera
                        ... lots of extra room for at least a 1" binder

                        Back horizontal zippered pocket:
                        Black Notebook

                        Front horizontal zippered pocket:
                        Flashlight
                        Bluetooth earpiece in small Navy TB Pouch
                        Jawbone Mini Bluetooth speaker in case
                        Iberian 3D Organizer Pouch with laptop accessories - power supply, network cable, HDMI to VGA cable, USB cable

                        Front zippered slash pocket:
                        Passport
                        Samsung Note II Phablet

                        The DLBC was only packed to medium capacity. I could definitely add a compact umbrella, toque and mitts (I am going to need them soon!). It is amazing how lightweight this combination is.

                        Here is the required DLBC pet picture to go with the TB bag:

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                        This is Winston (who thinks he is a dog) "No dad - don't make me wear another black bag - I want the linen color one like the person in a previous post is getting!"

                        I love my DLBC!

                        Cheers!
                        Great pic. I have that Jawbone Mini but I don't have a case. Which case are you using?

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                          #72
                          Originally posted by moriond View Post

                          And I think thiose colors are black, steel, Iberian, Solar, and Wasabi. If you have another image, maybe you can capture and post it.
                          It's that picture. I really felt - especially on the red - that it was a new shade but perhaps not! And no UV is shown either.

                          Humph. I was hoping it is a clue!

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                            #73
                            Originally posted by tpnl View Post
                            First off, I DO NOT have a TB briefcase TBAS problem ... this is just temporary to wean me off my TB Backpack TBAS ... :)

                            Here are a few shots comparing the TB briefcases I have (never as good as @badger or @morind and I am not nearly as color flexible!):

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                            Can you guess what all the different models are? @moriond and @badger- you know too much - to make harder, can you guess the volumes as well?

                            [. . .]

                            Peanut (she) and Winston (he) say hi to all the other furry friends and thank them for letting them play on the forum for a while - in this post @marbenais’s Rosalind (that last picture really made me laugh) and the cute ones with @Pokilani, @badger, @kkintea and @adalangdon (sorry if I missed anyone)! They are all tuckered out now!
                            Co-Pilot, Daylight Briefcase, Pilot, Cadet (the 15" one), Zephyr, Checkpoint Flyer, Empire Builder. I've been around for a while! (First bag purchase was the original Steel Ballistic Swift and Plum/Wasabi Ruck's Sac.) Seeing all these great pictures of the Daylight Briefcase really drives home how much I DO need one . . . but it's not going to happen soon.

                            Here's Rosalind play-bowing to Nino, the cat who lived a building over from our old apartment. She adored him, he adored me, I thought he was sweet, but he wasn't too keen on my happy not-a-tiny-dog girl.

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                              #74
                              @marbenais - Thanks for the pic of Rosalind and her furry neighbour. It is cute that Rosalind can play-bow! Rosalind reminds me of my cousin's dog when we were young, always "smiling" and doing tricks.

                              Congrats on naming all the briefcases - you are right on all accounts. You know your TB stuff. There should be a certificate of merit for people who know so much about TB bags! I hope you get the opportunity to get a DLBC soon!

                              @JLE - concerning you question about the Jawbone mini case that I use - it is actually a hard foam compact umbrella case made by WindRiver Outfitting Co. I bought it at Marks Work Wearhouse - a company that I think is only in Canada. However, I find that any small umbrella case can work. They make great electronics holders for things like small speakers. Try looking in drug stores or corner stores that sell cheap umbrellas. Also, fabric stores have hard foam cases like this too. Jawbone also just came out with a case for the mini recently too.

                              Hope this Helps

                              Cheers!
                              Last edited by tpnl; 11-04-2014, 10:38 PM.
                              TB Ballistic Black/Iberian Dyneema backpacks and briefcases for every occasion together with my cherished Nordic and Solar Dyneema!

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                                #75
                                Originally posted by moriond View Post
                                Also, the colors seem to be normal Cordura colors with Coyote as a brand new Cordura Color. the other colors you mention are Olive and Burnt orange. Linen is also new. They should all be labeled in the drop down menu on the product page.
                                (My emboldening.) Some of the cafe bags are already available in Linen Cordura - is that the same fabric as the older cafe bags? I have a SCB I bought from @ceepee that has the Portable Culture patch (yay!) and olive lining, as well as a more recent Linen DOP, so I'm wondering if my Linen DLBC will be the same fabric or slightly different.
                                Collections:
                                Work EDC: SE + S19
                                Leisure: SCBs, FJN, Swift, lots of YSSs
                                Travel: WF + Pilot or SA, with SE/SCB
                                General organisation: More pouches, stuff sacks and cubes than you can shake a keystrap at!
                                Favourite TB colours: aubergine, forest (sniff!), linen, wasabi, UV
                                Hoping for: A new dyneema colour for YSSs; a Linen Side Effect; the return of Portable Culture!

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