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  1. Yes, weight and color are also big motivators for...

    Yes, weight and color are also big motivators for me. Save 8 to 10 oz, get the bag in Mars Red or Nebulous Grey, and be kinder to the environment. What's not to like? My 525d TC seems plenty tough...
  2. Seems like some of you are rushing to conclusions...

    Seems like some of you are rushing to conclusions about whether the structural qualities of the 525d are good enough for the larger bags. First, there’s plenty of evidence that it is, based on the...
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    Sticky: Can someone provide weights for the A30 and A45...

    Can someone provide weights for the A30 and A45 in 525d? Not yet listed on the website, but if the weight is 30% less, the weight savings is significant.

    I was sure this was coming and held out...
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    I sent back an A30 after test packing it. It...

    I sent back an A30 after test packing it. It absorbed everything I really needed, but I felt like I needed more leeway, since I was planning to pack a frameless pack, coats and other odds and ends...
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    Me too! I ordered both nordic halcyon and navy...

    Me too! I ordered both nordic halcyon and navy 525 ballistic for comparison. Same planned usage, in lieu of a Waterfield airporter that is bigger than I need in this particular case (and doesn't...
  6. I'm moving in the minimalist direction, after...

    I'm moving in the minimalist direction, after doing a backpacking trip with some serious ultra light backpackers. In this case I need to carry both warm weather gear (Delhi) and cold weather gear...
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    I haven't actually seen NW Sky in person so it...

    I haven't actually seen NW Sky in person so it may be unfair for me to judge. It is so neutral (bland) that I'm sure it does in fact go with just about anything, but I personally would not like it...
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    That would be wonderful! However, in prior...

    That would be wonderful! However, in prior threads, TB has said that is not feasible; probably because they have to make minimum batches of particular colors, in order to make efficient use of...
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    I was trying to be polite. :cool: Another way to...

    I was trying to be polite. :cool: Another way to put it would be makes my flesh crawl (like a squeaky chalkboard), or makes me want to die of boredom! To each their own. My wife loves colors like...
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    Sticky: Probably what I was thinking of. Looked great on...

    Probably what I was thinking of. Looked great on some bags. Can't remember now if I'm thinking of the Smart Alec or the Brain Bag.
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    Since D'Arcy said they were waiting to receive...

    Since D'Arcy said they were waiting to receive Coyote in 525 ballistic, I had the impression they intended to do a full on coyote version, but maybe I'm reading too much into it.
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    For some reason Northwest Sky hurts my eyes. :) ...

    For some reason Northwest Sky hurts my eyes. :) But I can see it is practical and works with some colors; but with Burnt Orange?

    Someone also brought up in another thread the recent lack of red...
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    Is this a subtle hint at the other new bag...

    Is this a subtle hint at the other new bag rumored to be in the works, or did I miss some other announcement?
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    Does TB Have A Color Philosophy?

    One of the best and worst things about TB are the color choices. On the one hand, it’s great to have choices, on the other the choices can sometimes be paralyzing, or delay purchases while you wait...
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    I haven't seen any independent reports about...

    I haven't seen any independent reports about hiking with it, but this is on the FAQs page:

    "Does the Synik work as a day-hiking pack?

    Sure. We actually carried the Synik on many day hikes (long...
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    Sticky: +1. They've done it in the past. Not sure why...

    +1. They've done it in the past. Not sure why they seem to have mostly stopped lately.
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    For everyone who missed out, look at this as an...

    For everyone who missed out, look at this as an opportunity to buy the guide's edition when it comes out next year!

    That's what I decided to do when I realized the SN30 wouldn't ship until after...
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    Impressive. Hopefully this will convince TB to...

    Impressive. Hopefully this will convince TB to produce the Aeronik! Luckily, I had a bad case of color paralysis and was unable to order anything today! :rolleyes: That and the fact that I doubted...
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    Chase Reeve's review is now up:...

    Chase Reeve's review is now up:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdgiMTPBaec&feature=em-uploademail
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    The full Packhacker review is now available...

    The full Packhacker review is now available (written and video):
    https://packhacker.com/travel-gear/tom-bihn/synik-30/
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    I've been curious about this too, since I picked...

    I've been curious about this too, since I picked up some refurb cubes on eBay when I thought I was getting the PD travel pack (still under consideration.). The short answer appears to be yes, but...
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    Proof that real men can sport aubergine (from a...

    Proof that real men can sport aubergine (from a 2014 thread):
    https://forums.tombihn.com/general-bag-discussion/10809-aubergine-men.html

    I would consider aubergine for the A45 I may be getting,...
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    I'm going to repeat myself from another thread,...

    I'm going to repeat myself from another thread, cuz I can't resist getting in on this discussion, and because this label was at least one small why I did not buy any TB bags until now, and an even...
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    Yeah, the purple is very pretty, and I have the...

    Yeah, the purple is very pretty, and I have the same problem with not being totally comfortable sporting it, but hey, real men wear pink! ;) I did just buy a dawn PCSB, so I'm getting close (though...
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    Thanks to REI for fixing my broken links. To...

    Thanks to REI for fixing my broken links. To further clarify, these were part of the comments to Packhacker's quick look:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8SZMMOqJNY
    Hope the link works this time!
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