Please oh please oh please oh please!
A favorite traveling combination for me used to be my Crimson Aeronaut, packed with the empty LUX bag on top, which just covers the opening and also keeps the contents neatly arranged. Then, when I arrived at my destination, I'd pull out the LUX to use as a handy multi-purpose tote.
Janine, none of my Tom Bihn bags wear out, so one of the issues with buying new Swifts is that I still use my original LUX. And I know someone who has the LUX in grape, and yes, it's still in use.
When I have my hands on this lovely Aubergine, I will try to do a comparison of the old version of Plum with it.
For those of you waffling about getting your sample Aubergine products, the Clear Organizer wallet in Aubergine is apparently already in stock. I just got off the phone to inquire about closing out an order I'd placed in July. (Everything but the Wasabi shop bags had shipped out, but I asked them to hold these so I could add any new products from the tantalizing new offerings.) Price is the same as the other clear organizer wallet in (cardinal) ballistic nylon.
I wonder who would win that contest here. Who do you think has the oldest Tom Bihn item? Bonus points if the item is in active use.
I'm curious now about bags wearing out. Has that happened to any of us? My bags are all in fine shape. This might become a problem after many years of collecting.
I haven't had time to take pictures, but the Aubergine looks like a shiny version of the old, beautiful Plum!
Shame it's not Cordura. A purple Brain Bag would have been nice.
This is nowhere near the comprehensive pictures that moriond posted, but here's a bit of pink and purple goodness:
The Kit in Aubergine
In back: Azalea Swift, Plum/Black Swift
In front: Plum Field Journal, Aubergine Kit, UV Tall Yarn Stuff Sack
Azalea Swift, Aubergine Kit, Plum/Black Swift
I think this helps tremendously, especially the closeups! Thanks a lot!
This is very helpful. VERY. Now, where's the Aubergine/Wasabi Synapse, so I can order it?
Aubergine seems to be a Ballistic version of UV, or am I mistaken?
I would love a Citizen Canine in Aubergine by Christmas.