Where Did All the Bright Colors Go?
When I first visited tombihn.com and saw this beautiful bright blue Brain Bag (sapphire) with great features, I was quickly convinced to spend over $200 to get that bag and several accessories, only to discover a dark/drab color selection while ordering.
Here's why I like bolder brighter colors (and why you should too):
- Looks: I can't understand how anyone can get excited about colors as subdued as conifer. It's about as "sassy" as week-old grass clippings. (Sorry)
- Bag Visibility: Whether trying to pick out your bag at a baggage claim or trying to keep an eye on your bag while it's resting on the ground, the best colors for finding and not losing your bag are the bright ones.
- My Visibility: These bags were made for pedestrians and other people vulnerable to accidents and getting lost. I want my silhouette standing out from the city background, not matching the pavement. (I'm also a big fan of retro-reflective trim and markings for the same reasons at night.)
- My School Colors: Visibly blue (not "I can't believe it's not black" navy) is not only one of my school colors, it's a school color for lots of campuses. (I would've even taken my chances with my other school color, yellow/gold.)
Speaking of color, it's nice to have an extra bright interior, too, as Tom acknowledges: "Solar is a cheerful yellow that will help you see inside of your bag more easily". But where else can we see this wisdom in his bags? The difference between looking inside my black Brenthaven and the bright yellow interior of my Kata is the difference between night and day.
Am I the only one wishing for brighter colors?
Synapse in Indigo/Solar...
"Synapse in Indigo/Solar"?... Oh wow, what a great looking bag! And it's Solar on the inside! (Won't forget to zip up those pockets!) But I don't see in the description that it will protect a 15" laptop. Occasionally I'm trying to carry a 15" MacBook, my lunch bag, 700ml of water, and other stuff. I liked the design of those Brain Cell carriers (also now only in drab colors for my size laptop).
"...chief consideration is your school colors...". Actually, I meant the italics as an afterthought, because I wasn't even thinking of blue as a high visibility color until I saw Tom Bihn's pictures staring me in the face. If crimson were still an option I would've considered that or might have even settled for Kelly (also pictured).