Main TOM BIHN website
 
emailus@tombihn.com

COMMUNITY FORUMS

Welcome! We're glad you are here. This is the place to ask for bag advice, help other people out, post reviews, and share photos and videos.

x

First, select your desired search engine:

  • Google Search
  • DuckDuckGo
  • Original Forum Search Engine

User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 24
  1. #1
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Posts
    5
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Material question?

    If you could have only one fabric forever, would you take the Halcyon or the Cordura? I am torn.

  2. #2
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Share
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    205
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I guess I'd pick Halcyon so I could still have my Shop Bags.

  3. #3
    Volunteer Moderator
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    1,548
    Mentioned
    67 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Halcyon because:
    -Cordura can abrade clothing, if for example it is against your body on the back of a bag
    -Halcyon is lighter
    -it slides better if it is inside another bag
    -it is versatile enough to be a lining fabric and also an outer fabric
    -shop bags, seconded!


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

  4. #4
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Share
    Near San Jose, California
    Posts
    333
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Halcyon.
    With the exception that I'd prefer cordura for luggage that was going to get checked for flights, because I think it's a more forgiving of being mishandled.

  5. #5
    Volunteer Moderator aedifica's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Share
    Boston; she/her
    Posts
    1,101
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Of those two, I'd pick halcyon because I have a cat and cordura picks up cat hair like nobody's business. (I'm also concerned about the clothing abrasion Cristina mentioned.)

    That said, I like ballistic for larger luggage like the Aeronauts.
    I have a bunch of great bags. Favorite color combos include Aubergine/Island, Navy/Solar, Forest/UV, Original Halcyon/Wasabi, Cloud/Viridian... and now also Seapine/UV!

    I've fulfilled my dream of palindromic-colored nested bags! Navy/Ultraviolet Pilot with Aubergine/Island Side Effect inside: blue purple purple blue. Forest/UV A45 with Aubergine/Wasabi Co-Pilot inside: green purple purple green.

  6. #6
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Share
    Washington, DC
    Posts
    91
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    definitely halcyon! less weight and less stiff.

  7. #7
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Share
    VA
    Posts
    875
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Halcyon for sure. I have an old Cordura SCB that I love, but the newer Cordura is really scratchy and pills fleece jackets/etc. Don't like that part. (colors are nice though)

  8. #8
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Posts
    695
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I agree with the other posters about keeping halcyon if there could be only one choice of fabric, because I love it, but I do enjoy the variety of colors that cordura comes in now and has in the past. I also wish there were more color choices in the 400d halcyon fabrics.

  9. #9
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Share
    Lost in the Midwest
    Posts
    370
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Definitely Halcyon over cordura. Cordura is rough and scratchy to the touch and grabs at things, like lint, pet hair, anything floating in the air...

    However for the bigger bags, I would choose the other material choice, BALLISTIC any day over Halcyon... just sayin...

  10. #10
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Share
    Orlando, FL
    Posts
    1,793
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ballistic, then Halcyon. I do not like Cordura.

  11. #11
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Share
    Portland-ish OR
    Posts
    73
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Halcyon over everything else, I ended up having to check my halcyon WF on a short hop flight in South America and there was no visible wear, I love the feel of the ballistic but it is pretty stiff. Do not like cordura at all, it has abraded my travel pants into pilled messes and picks up everything floating by, especially pet hair. I agree, more colors in the 400 weight Halcyon!
    A30-halcyon/UV,, S19-black halcyon/Island, SCB-Original halcyon/Wasabi, MCB-Halycon/Wasabi, SK-black halcyon/Island, SE-Aubergine/Wasabi, LS-Aubergine Fjord, shop bags and numerous bits and bobs in as many colors as i can rationalize

  12. #12
    Forum Member jmyser's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Share
    Columbus Ohio
    Posts
    7
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Does the scratchiness of cordura get worn smooth over time. Just got a halcyon bag that I love along with a linen cordura wallet op. I have been wanting a linen SCB for a long time, but I would be more comfortable getting it if the scratchiness wears down over time


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  13. #13
    TOM BIHN Crew (we work here) Darcy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Share
    The far west
    Posts
    6,441
    Mentioned
    433 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by IllCommunication View Post
    If you could have only one fabric forever, would you take the Halcyon or the Cordura? I am torn.
    Hmmm.... you'll need to edit / update this question after the debut on the 27th Smilie
    Have a question? @Darcy (to make sure I see it)

    Current carry: testing new potential materials in the form of Original Large Shop Bags.

  14. #14
    Forum Member lizziejean3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Share
    Montana
    Posts
    269
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Halcyon for sure!
    Navy/Wasabi S25, Sitka Mini OP,
    Nordic/Iberian SE, Nordic PCSB, Navy Medium Clear OP, Iberian 8" Key Strap, Ultraviolet 8" Key Strap,
    Black/NWS SK, Ultraviolet Large OP, Fjord Small TT, Verde Small Double OP, Island Origami Swan, Island 3D OP , Island SSC , Nordic/NWS LCB, Multi Color Clear OW

  15. #15
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Posts
    5
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Darcy View Post
    Hmmm.... you'll need to edit / update this question after the debut on the 27th Smilie
    Haha awesome. I was about to order another bag I need but I am going to wait for the 27th. Something good is coming, i can feel it. Should be interesting.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •