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    Stuff Sacks in 210 Ballistic

    I am a dedicated lover of the stuff sacks. I even think that you can't have too much of them. I use them for all kind of purposes such as organizing my socks in my closet, organizing my guitar cables when I go out to play on Saturday and of course when I pack for travelling. Thus, I am really thrilled that they now come in all kind of colors and today my latest order arrived with a couple of them. As I explained elsewhere I love black accessories and thus I ordered black sacks in every size:

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    Colors come in handy too as it is a lot easier to tell them apart (from left to right: Island, Coyote, Dawn, Island):

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    What I noticed is what is explained in this Blogpost about the difference in rigidity (or "hand" as the professionals say) of the 210 Ballistic: The black is much more rigid than the Island or Coyote one. To illustrate this I made two short videoclips: I turned both empty sacks upside down and put a small sack with a merino tee inside on top: See what happens.





    Overall, the Island is much closer to the Halcyon 200 in terms of softness but perhaps the Black will break in a bit after some use.

    Finally, the new sacks come with an improved cord lock that I consider much easier to operate than the old one. So happy about the new additions to my ever growing collection of accessories! Well done TB!!!
    Last edited by bartleby; 07-10-2019 at 01:45 PM.
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    This is a great comparison. I have a handful of the TSS in Halcyon and really like them, but I often wonder if I should fill out my "collection" with the other sizes. Your photos make it easy to understand what gaps they'd fill.

    Love that demo video showing rigidity -- are the different fabrics still the same weight???

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrot View Post
    Love that demo video showing rigidity -- are the different fabrics still the same weight???
    Thanks! On my kitchen scale the TSS 4 in Black is 60 grams the one in Island is 58 grams. The "offical" weight is 63 grams. So yes, they virtually weigh all the same.
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    I agree TSS has endless usefulness! I only have halcyon so far but this was a great look at the ballistic- maybe my next order!

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