Darcy's recent post in another thread on Snake Charmer color options made me think about color and fabric combinations for organizer pouches.
regular organizer pouches that were first announced in the forums and then later in the blog two years ago, we have Cork Organizer Pouches (first introduced to some of us in person in the small size) now available in a variety of sizes, Clear Organizer Pouches, and Padded Organizer Pouches.
I wanted to clear up some points on fabric/color combinations, because the regular pouches that I bought when they first came out were all of 500 denier Cordura. This is the fabric that is used for the Brain Cell, and the interior lining of bags such as the Empire Builder, Zephyr, ID Bag, Ego, Super Ego, Imago, Brain Bag, Ruck's Sac, and Cafe Bags. It's also the fabric used for accessories like the vertical and horizontal Freudian slips, and the Snake Charmer. For sample colors, see a recent blog post on Brain Cells. I prefer the 500 denier Cordura for most of my pouches because it has a finer/smoother texture that works better for small electronics and paper. The 1000 denier Cordura is the fabric that's used on the outside of bags like the Buzz, Utility Tote, Cordura Imagos, Cafe Bags, Brain Bags, and Ruck's Sac.
The padded organizer pouches are made of 500 denier Cordura, probably for the same reasons I mentioned above (finer texture might be more appropriate for small electronics). The regular and clear organizer pouches come in either 500 denier or 1000 denier Cordura. So if you really like plum (and there are some of use who do!), be aware that a pouch in that color will only be available in 1000 denier Cordura, now that the limited edition color fabrics of Spring 2007 are no longer available. (I would strongly support bringing back both the plum and periwinkle ripstop nylon if these fabrics ever become available again).
Anyway, be aware that there are two fabric options in the regular and clear pouches. The 1000 denier Cordura is fine for lots of uses -- change purses for coins, for example. I tend to use the 1000 denier Cordura more in the smaller size pouch versions. I just like to understand what the options are, and thought I would share.
P.S. I believe the pouches all use 1000 denier black Cordura for the outer piping; I'm talking about the main pouch material in this post.