Saw the color swatch and then pictures popping up on the website and realized that it hadn't been announced yet. I must admit that I've been haunting the site helping my daughter decide on just the right bag to use as a diaper bag. Of course now I'll have to get something in that beautiful 400d dyneema myself!
Looks like a Dyneema Synapse is coming our way. The Nordic Blue looks way cool!
I love it!! I must admit, I am sad to see that the diamond pattern will be going away in the 400d dyneema... I think that is part of what makes the dyneema so cool. But, I love the new color and I love that more bags will be available in dyneema!
Dyneema–Our Secret Weapon? thread. I've linked you to the second page, which puts you in the middle of other reactions to using Dyneema for (the outside of) bags. However, you should scroll back to the first page, too (and look at the picture). We could always put Lani to work with her Sharpie. (And Ed probably recognizes the "sticking out the tongue" emoticon as coming from the Candlepower forums.)
I thought Darcy did a very good job with the explanations in the blog post about Dyneema.
Is it possible to get samples of this fabric?
And count me in the rejoicing-for-more-Dyneema-bags crowd!
A few things I wanted to bring up in response to this new Dyneema announcement:
1: Does this mean that Tom Bihn is moving away from using ballistic nylon and/or cordura for exterior fabrics of its luggage? Will these other fabrics still be offered?
2: Why is this Dyneema fabric only sourced from Japan? I have nothing against it, but aren't there American manufacturers of such fabrics?
(BTW, the word "stellar" was misseplled in the official Synapse write-up earlier in this thread.)
If you ask me, nothing beats a navy-blue ballistic nylon Aeronaut and bright-yellow dyneema interior lining. I wish that would make a comeback at Tom Bihn.
I am really excited. Plans were to get the Western Flyer when funds would allow, but this is the first time I'm glad it's taking me so long to save up! Steel dyneema FTW!
<* spontaneously reaches for credit card *>
Someone please help me!
I have BAS (Bihn Acquisition Syndrome)!!
Lani's reaction made our night. Everyone else, too: we're glad you like the new Dyneema. It was a long time coming.Quote:
Originally Posted by moriond
No plans for a Packing Cube Shoulder Bag in Nordic Dyneema. The 400d Dyneema/nylon will likely be saved for bigger/main bags such as the Aeronaut and Tri-Star. But who knows what you'll see in 2013.. Tom's working on several things that could utilize the 400d fabric in new ways.
We'd be glad to send you a swatch. Email us: firstname.lastname@example.orgQuote:
Originally Posted by marbenais
So a slightly tangental question- Has the steel dyneema always been 400d or will that be for the future offerings?
(the blog seemed to indicate that the 400d is a new heavier option, is that correct?)
How water-resistant/waterproof is the Dyneema, compared to ballistic and Cordura?
I was considering getting a Smart Alec for a trip to the UK next year but that Nordic WF is very, very tempting, as is the Aeronaut, though I think the Aeronaut might be too big for my purposes--though at approximately two pounds, it might not make a difference. But in the UK, water-resistance is certainly a pertinent question! And it's one of the many things I love about Tom Bihn bags.