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    Empire Builder and Zephyr Colors

    Hi Tom, Darcy, and Crew,

    I was wondering if the Empire Builder is being considered for new color combos? I am looking to replace an Imago I sadly lost to a mercury hazmat and am leaning toward upgrading to an Empire Builder or Zephyr.

    I am interested in the Steel version of the EB (outside and in) but would be more interested in a Crimson outside version (which would match my Aeronaut.) Any developments on expanding the Empire's colors?

    I read that Crimson at TB may be discontinued (say it ain't so!) but I can only guess that a very cool color is slated to replace it if that is the case. Might that color be introduced to the Empire Builder line?

    I'm holding off on ordering my EB/Z till I get a better idea of the color scheme options or even simply if there will be a change in schemes offered in the next few months. I am moving toward lighter loads in my carry. So the Zephyr may fit the bill. Decisions, decisions. :P
    Bags: Super Ego (Black/indigo w/cork seatbelt); Aeronaut (Crimson/Steel); 2 Medium Cafe Bags (Navy/Cayenne, Linen/Olive), w/an Ultrasuede Shoulder Strap Wrap; Large Cafe Bag (Cocoa/Wasabi) w/Absolute Strap; Imago (sadly lost to hazmat); a Brain Cell w/ another Strap Wrap; and a Shop Bag (Steel). Accessories: Bunches and bunches.
    Wanted: Zephyr or Empire Builder.
    " ...all [that] you have to depend on is yourself and your luggage." - The Luggage Salesman (Joe Versus the Volcano)

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    Yes! When we get our new 1050d ballistic nylon colors in, we will offer the Empire Builder in a color combination that uses at least one of the new colors. Crimson 1050d has been retired.
    Current Carry: Skookum Dog Citizen Canine prototype, Founder's Briefcase (every day carry), Small Cafe Bag (every day carry), Shop Bags (groceries, extra random stuff), Aeronaut 45 (travel), Synapse 19 (day hikes), Smart Alec (longer day hikes), Skookum Dog Road Duffel (Medium) (travel), Clear Organizer Wallet, Travel Stuff Sacks, Organizer Cubes


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