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    Switching bag colors?

    As you know Iíve recently bought a mini YD in Coyote and really enjoy using it for my weekend trips. But, Iím not in love with the color, itís just too mustardy for my taste. I donít dislike it, but I like it a lot less than the Steel of my RB36. Buying a new mini Yeoman and selling the Coyote bag would mean a bit of a loss, so Iím trying to stick with the Coyote. But I just canít quite warm up to it.

    I plan to order a MCB in Ursa and could add the mini YD to that order, I need to pay for shipping in any case. Iím just not sure if I should. Any advice?

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    I find that if I'm not happy with a color, I'm never happy with that color. If you are already paying for shipping, I would order the Yeoman Duffel that you want.

    Quote Originally Posted by b1gsky View Post
    As you know I’ve recently bought a mini YD in Coyote and really enjoy using it for my weekend trips. But, I’m not in love with the color, it’s just too mustardy for my taste. I don’t dislike it, but I like it a lot less than the Steel of my RB36. Buying a new mini Yeoman and selling the Coyote bag would mean a bit of a loss, so I’m trying to stick with the Coyote. But I just can’t quite warm up to it.

    I plan to order a MCB in Ursa and could add the mini YD to that order, I need to pay for shipping in any case. I’m just not sure if I should. Any advice?
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    I am going to second the replace your mini yeoman with a new color. If you like Steel, then maybe get one in Steel or try another color that is more suited to your color sensibilities. I have one in Aubergine and I love the size and color.

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    Greetings,
    I've learned that the colors I love make me smile every time I use the bag. It brightens my day in a small, barely noticeable way. The colors I don't like or that aren't quite right, like Mars Red, are tiny annoyances each time I see or use the item. The slightly off color makes me hesitate to use an item, where the colors I love make me anticipate the joy of using them!

    The colors I don't love sometimes grow on me. However, I am much happier following that initial instinct. If you find Coyote to be too mustardy, then replace the bag.

    Remember that colors and bags are not always available in the combination we want. Get the one you want while you can. I've missed out by waiting before.

    What ever you decide, good luck! elisa

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    I vote for replacing it with a color you like. That's what I've done with all my purchases. I know it's not the most rational and cost-effective decision, especially given how much international shipping costs, but I think it's worth paying for something you really love.

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    You might lose a few bucks but it wonít be huge. Iíd rather the colour you like.

    Iím in the exact same position. I got the medium YD in black because thatís all that was available and I thought it would be discontinued now anyway. But now I see itís been restocked in my favourite colour coyote! So now Iíve obviously going to have to buy that to match my other entire coyote collection


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    Order the color you like, you will be happier and will use the bag a lot more.

    There are surely other European Bihnthusiasts who can't wait to get their hands on a Coyote item, furthermore, a Mini Yeoman is such a versatile bag that the enthusiast might be a family member or friend.

    Edited to say that a Mini Yeoman can become a gift and a gift wrap for babies'/children clothes, art supplies, educational toys like legos, pet supplies and toys or; can be used as a "basket"/container for items (for example a deluxe latte kit, a crossword puzzle enthusiast kit...) donated to a non-profit silent auction.
    Last edited by backpack; 02-06-2020 at 04:33 AM.

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    Thanks for the enabling, everyone. Smilie Iím going to add the Steel YD to my next order then. I think youíre right, in the long run I will be glad that I did it. And Iím sure thereís a good home out there for my Coyote bag...

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    Another added comment (since everyone has already weighed in about getting the color you want -- and I have the Mini Yeoman Duffel in Steel, so I'm not going to disagree with your preference): it may be the case that someone who is ordering one of the new GE Syniks or Synapses (with Coyote trim), will be motivated to pick up a coordinating color in Coyote. At this point, there is exactly 1 Mini YD in Coyote still in stock -- but plenty of Mini YD entries in Steel. So, you might, as @backpack noted, be able to do a swap with someone in Europe (or specifically, in Germany), who wants this color combination. And Steel goes very well with your other color preferences, such as Aubergine (you can take a look at some of the pictures in my post in The New Yeoman Duffel Aether Packing Cubes threads).

    HTH,

    moriond

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