December 29, 2021

New color alert! Moab 200d Halcyon

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The Everyday Cubelet in Moab 200d Halcyon fabric, a deep reddish-brown color with a white grid pattern.

You’re at your campsite somewhere in the desert of the Southwest. It’s late evening and the clear sky is dark blue — the moon is full, the stars are out. You’re looking up at a sandstone cliff and it looks different than it did in the daylight... it's unreservedly deeper, richer, more red, appearing as it does in the almost-dark.

That was the inspiration behind our new Moab 200d Halcyon.

This color is something of a departure for us. As you can see, most of our Halcyon colors are rich, saturated, bright, cheerful. Moab, on the other hand, is deep, rich, grounding — it’s not brown, not red, it’s the color of cliffs in the desert night.

It pairs well with most of our exterior colors, offering an option that can slip its way into the palette of most collections.

Like many of our colors, it was custom-dyed just for us. And, like many of our colors, it appears different in different lighting conditions — when we receive a “lab dip” color from our mill, they give us three swatches to choose from, each a very very slight variation of our original request. With Moab, we looked at the swatches under the bright factory lights, outdoors on sunny and cloudy days, and at night under the moon, eventually picking the just-right swatch. The differences were subtle, and some may say they weren’t all that much of a difference, but to us they were: the swatch we chose had just a little bit more red than the others.

Moab won’t be everyone’s color: we didn’t intend it to be. If it is the color for you, you’ll know it, and if it’s not, you’ll know that too.

Moab 200d Halcyon will debut in the following bags as part of our upcoming 1/7 Restock:

Synik 30
Synik 22
Side Kick
Side Effect
Everyday Cubelet

And it'll be offered in more and more bags over time. Wondering when Moab might be available in a specific design? Feel free to post a comment and ask (you'll be notified via email once we respond!)

 

56 comments

Paula - December 29, 2021

I’m not sure that this color is for me (I tend toward bright colors for lining), but I agree it would look great as lining for black, black halcyon, and neb gray bags… It reminds me of the dawn hot air balloon trip I took amongst the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona. Can’t wait to see the offerings in this new material!
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TOM BIHN replied:
That sounds like a beautiful experience (adding it to the list!)

Vicki - December 29, 2021

Yes, a Paradigm with Moab would be great! Paired with black or grey, it would be quite elegant.
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TOM BIHN replied:
Noted. Getting requests for Deep Blue/Moab and Constellation/Moab as well… your thoughts?

Jennifer - December 29, 2021

Love this color! I would like to see it offered as cord zipper pull and keystraps.
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TOM BIHN replied:
Not sure if that’s possible but I’ve noted the request!

Kate - December 29, 2021

I love this color! I’d be super interested in this as a grab bag. I’d also love to see more earthy shades, cactus greens. Just to add that I love the boreal shade too.
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TOM BIHN replied:
Like the Grab Bag idea… might be a choice between that or 3D Fabric Cubes? We’ll see. Noted re: earthy shades and cactus greens. If you’re up for it, send some links that show the colors you’re picturing.

Vicki - December 29, 2021

Looks like a great color. I’m on board for the SideKick in Moab for sure. A small backpack would be great too.
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TOM BIHN replied:
Moab is getting a lot of love today! Glad you like it. And, yes… Paradigm lined with Moab?

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