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    Oh the agony! I would LOVE the side effect in Nordic... but I am stopped at Solar. Dang it all, any other color inside and I would be sold. Perhaps this is a good thing for my wallet :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkintea View Post
    Oh the agony! I would LOVE the side effect in Nordic... but I am stopped at Solar. Dang it all, any other color inside and I would be sold. Perhaps this is a good thing for my wallet :-/
    We have to advocate for Nordic/UV!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff A View Post
    Looks great! Is this the same exterior Nordic Dyneema that would be found on the Nordic Dyneema Medium Cafe Bag?
    Yes, it is. The same Nordic Dyneema color is available in the Medium Cafe Bag. Nancy's first photograph is accurate in color. The actual color of the Nordic Dyneema is a dark, midnight blue color. But because there is a lovely, reflective sheen to the woven Dyneema strands in the 400d weight, under a flash, and with the white grid, the color often comes out looking more like Sapphire in photographs. There are some colors that just don't look as impressive in the photographs as they are seen in person, and Nordic is one of them. Colors like Aubergine and Indigo (when they still offered this in Ballistic Nylon) were always more impressive seen in person than in the photos. There's also a similar problem with gauging the colors of the new 420d HT Nylon Parapack because of a certain iridescent quality of the weave. I'm not particularly a fan of Olive, but I have to admit that Olive 420d HT Nylon Parapack looks much more impressive in person than in photographs. And the comments about the color tones being darker (for both the Olive Parapack and the Nordic Dyneema) when seen in person stem from the same factors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by backpack View Post
    We have to advocate for Nordic/UV!
    I would SO buy nordic/UV.

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    Nordic/wasabi

    or Nordic/ iberian

    The poor TB Crew! There's just no pleasing us all

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    ps: I should probably add that while Nordic/wasabi or iberian would be my faves, the nordic/solar SE is on its way to me as we speak (was supposed to be delivered today, but apparently got hung up in Billings, MT and now I get to practice patience until Monday )

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncb4 View Post
    I just saw this yesterday, too, and one is already winging its way to me. How sneaky of TB to slip it quietly onto the product page like that. Now if the powers-that-be would make the Little Swift in Nordic, my joy would be complete. Please, please, pretty please!
    Quote Originally Posted by ncb4 View Post
    kkintea, my Nordic/Solar SE was just delivered about fifteen minutes ago. Hurray! I apologize for the quality of these photos, as I did them on the rush, but I hope they give you an idea of what this color combination looks like. I think my camera did a good job of capturing an accurate representation of the colors despite the poor indoor lighting.

    Hope this helps anyone. The Nordic is gorgeous!

    ~Nancy

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    @ncb4 Along the lines of your "How sneaky of TB to slip it quietly onto the product page like that." comment, may I add the remark that earlier this morning I noticed that the Nordic/Solar combination had been added to the Co-Pilot product page? Not wanting to cause more angst to all the folks lamenting the absence of Nordic/Wasabi, Nordic/Iberian, and Nordic/Ultraviolet in these bags.

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    @moriond- hmmm, I'm not seeing the Nordic/solar Co-pilot option...

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    I also don't see it -- but perhaps it's been secretly changed into Nordic/Wasabi or Nordic/Ultraviolet. What a coup that would be!

    One can dream, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tlacltme View Post
    @moriond- hmmm, I'm not seeing the Nordic/solar Co-pilot option...
    Sorry, my mistake. - or wishful thinking and navigation back to the Pilot page.

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    I have a SE nordic/solar on its way to me, expected delivery is Monday. But I had it shipped to my office which is closed on Monday for MLK (staff go volunteer elsewhere). So I will not see it till Tuesday.

    I have been rooting for nordic dyneema/iberian and black dyneema/iberian.

    With the advent of the parapack, I am ok with black 420d/iberian. But I seem to remember a response from Darcy that TB does not plan to make the Co-Pilot and Pilot in parapack at this time. I hope they change their mind

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    I agree! I ordered a steel dyneema Pilot, hoping it would arrive in time for an upcoming trip, but parapack might be my first choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TavaPeak View Post
    I agree! I ordered a steel dyneema Pilot, hoping it would arrive in time for an upcoming trip, but parapack might be my first choice.
    I feel like a bit of a curmudgeon about this, but while I quite like some of the Parapack Bag options, I still prefer the feel of the 400d Dyneema for many purposes. I'm wondering how well the Parapack Nylon will catch on for the Swift and Little Swift. I like the Parapack for the 3D mesh organizer cubes and the Lead's Pocket Bag I have, but I think I still might like my Pilot to be Dyneema. I'll have to see, though. I've always been taken by the tactile impressions of materials (llike the Cork, Hemp, Ultrasuede, etc.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by moriond View Post
    I feel like a bit of a curmudgeon about this, but while I quite like some of the Parapack Bag options, I still prefer the feel of the 400d Dyneema for many purposes. I'm wondering how well the Parapack Nylon will catch on for the Swift and Little Swift. I like the Parapack for the 3D mesh organizer cubes and the Lead's Pocket Bag I have, but I think I still might like my Pilot to be Dyneema. I'll have to see, though. I've always been taken by the tactile impressions of materials (llike the Cork, Hemp, Ultrasuede, etc.)
    If you are curmudgeon, moriond, then so am I. Tactile impressions mean a lot to me as well; I love my Ultrasuede Cacao LS and have a couple of pouches in Cayenne Ultrasuede that I treasure. There is something slightly more three-dimensional to Dyneema that I am drawn to; by comparison the Parapack Nylon feels flatter and somehow slighter to me, if that makes any sense.

    But then, I'm also drawn to saturated or bright colors, and for that reason alone the 400d Dyneema is always going to appeal to me more than Parapack Nylon, whether that's in a Co-Pilot, Pilot, Swift, Little Swift, or Shop Bag. I know each color has its fans here, but I like them all: Solar, Wasabi, UV, Iberian, and of course Nordic.

    ~Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by backpack View Post
    You are comparing Washington apples to Florida oranges!

    Nobody -needs- a thousand dollars knife, but we all need bags to carry our stuff.

    Having a bone of contention with the Guide Pack without straps against Skookum Dog's Road Duffel with straps, is pretty funny. If I were you I wouldn't try to have contention about a bone with a dog. We conditioned them, for thousands of years, to view bones as "their stuff".


    The Road Duffel is "the duffel to take on road trips (for your stuff and your dog's stuff)", Tom and the Crew make a very handy Camp Mat that one might want to take from the car to a hotel or a rented cabin to make the stay more comfortable for the dog.


    I have just seen that, this duffel has been designed as well as to be a "throw in the back of the truck filled with WCS (Worst Case Scenario) gear."

    Thank you so much for that Tom and the Crew!

    I have lived in earthquake country and now live with the possible out of the blue fracking earthquake, floods, tornadoes and lets not forget blizzards quadruple threats! Being able to stuff coats or blankets, through those straps in addition to the top strap, can mean the difference between being relatively comfortable or suffering from exposure, which in the case of blizzards or floods can be deadly.


    The Guide Pack is available with extra straps because, some people like short hikes around the Visitor Center as a way to enjoy the outdoors, while many Tom Bihn products owners are wilderness permits, even cross-continent trails serious camping hikers.

    Our needs also change with activities, I would most likely go further than the visitor center if I brought or rented a bike inside a park.
    I just thought of this, and, now I wonder why Tom hasn't designed the Guide Pack to be a convertible bike backpack?


    Tom had the idea for not one, but, two new lines.
    Well... one new line and a brand new company.

    He brainstormed to make each, the best of what his, other people and dogs experiences taught him about comfort, what works, what doesn't, ergonomics and most important fun and beauty in our stuff and our lives.

    Tom and the Crew don't output, they create each and every item from the biggest bag to the tiniest accessory, with love, care and a sense of mischievous fun.
    who are you to tell anyone that they don't need a 1000 dollar knife...back in the day abercrombie and fitch was a sporting goods store and for 12 dollars a soldier in ww2 could send 12 dollars and in return receive the same randall knife they make today to carry with him in combat...so it would kill them to throw in a couple of straps on the 240 dollar bag like they do with the 160 dollar bag...that is laughable...not every knife from randall is a thousand dollars and no one needs a 240 dollar pack that comes with nothing...if you add 2 leads pockets you add 120 dollars to the price..that is twice what the larger brain bag costs...if you buy lash straps for all the tabs that adds up to 110 dollars to the price but the dog gets 2 lash straps for free...tom bihn and randall knives is a perfect comparison...the difference is that one company seems to want to make stuff their way and the other company will make what you want the way you want it...both companies are privately owned..both are wholly u.s.a based..one has been around for 75 years...one has its wares in the smithsonian..one does not have standard product in stock...

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