December 29, 2021

New color alert! Moab 200d Halcyon

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!)



Jack - January 3, 2022

A Tool/Pen wrap in Moab would be neat! And re: someone else’s comment about the daylight backpack, have you ever experimented with 200d as an outer fabric for bigger (less small?) bags like that? It seems sturdy enough, but would the weight difference be enough to matter?
TOM BIHN replied:
We have made Daylight Backpacks and even Synapse 19s in exteriors of 200d Halcyon. Ultimately, the weight difference wasn’t all that much (as you point out here) and we thought it best to focus on more durable exterior fabrics. Tool/Pen Wrap in Moab request noted :)

Ayla - January 3, 2022

Beautiful! Any chance it you’d make yarn stuff sacks in Moab (asking as a knitter and Utahn)?
TOM BIHN replied:
It’s a bit too early to give any for sure answers, but I imagine we would. (Can’t wait to visit Utah again on a future road trip, by the way: absolutely beautiful state!)

Amy - January 3, 2022

Glad to hear Moab will be considered for the Packing Cube Shoulder Bag. My Techonaut-30 in Black Halcyon with Coyote interior would swoon for a Moab PCSB alongside with my Northwest Sky PCSB. Desert colors are a fresh take on my TB collection. Thank you!
TOM BIHN replied:
I like picturing that: T3 in Black Halcyon/Coyote, Moab, Northwest Sky. It’s grounding, harmonious in an unexpected way.

variegatedknits - January 3, 2022

It’s a nice color – any chance it will be used for Travel or Yarn Stuff Sacks?
TOM BIHN replied:
Too early to offer any for-sure answers about that, but we hope so! Or I hope so :D

Joyce - January 3, 2022

Pretty sad to see that debutant colours like Moab, Taiga and Solaris were paired with Black Halcyon in the Syniks (and Synapse in Taiga’s case) right off the bat, whereas Acuity was never paired with BH and is always paired with Nebulous Grey and Ursa. I’d love to have a S19/S22/Paradigm in Black Halcyon/Acuity.
TOM BIHN replied:
Thanks, Joyce, for your comment. Shared your feedback in our project app with the crew!

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