My first order consisted of a Brain Bag in Steel, before ordering, I pondered a lot between the traditional and subdued Steel and the now discontinued gorgeous Grape shade.
I now, wish, I had ordered the more daring color.
I completely understand the hesitation of ordering something completely new in term of fabric, design and color.
But, taking into account my personal experience and shared ones on the forum, I say order the color you are the most attracted to, no matter how bright.
After receiving the bag, keep it in new condition by leaving the tags on, packing it with clean stuff* and wearing it indoors for a little while.
Tom design his bags for carrying things and the geometry of an empty bag will not feel quite right but fall perfectly in place the minute you put your stuff in.
Your next move will be to decide if you really love the daring color your ordered or would rather follow the Tom Bihn bags' owners whose collection is made entirely of basic Black, stylish Steel and stately Navy.
No matter what color you choose, every Tom Bihn Bag and Accessory serves its purpose beautifully. :)
* I always make sure my stuff is inspected before putting it in my Tom Bihn bags, I had to deal with and witnessed enough clean up aftermath of sugary, oily, drooly, muddy, dusty hands, mouths and paws to know that my things are not immune to them. :)