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!)



Aida - January 3, 2022

Moab with Seapine green?
TOM BIHN replied:
making a note to put the swatches side-by-side

Jennifer - December 30, 2021

I would love this with Ursa or Coyote.
TOM BIHN replied:
We put the swatches together again earlier today and this combo looks good to us. We’ll see if we can work it in, as we do have to be conscious of not offering too many different colors all at once (complexity overload!)

Stephane - December 30, 2021

“most of our Halcyon colors are rich, saturated, bright, cheerful.”

Sure would be nice if you used those more.

;;Side-eyes taiga and all the various depressing shades of Seattle sky-grey that seem to be used significantly more often than any of the bright, saturated, cheerful colors of halcyon.::

TOM BIHN replied:
Feedback noted. :) Maybe we’re just low on Vitamin D and picking the colors that reflect our reality, eheh!

Gail QB - December 30, 2021

Love this coppery colour. For me, this is an exterior colour – I prefer lighter interiors – so will be looking forward to cube lets, pouches and so on. Shop bags would be awesome also. 400d Moab would be a huge win and I would BUY ALL THE THINGS 😃
TOM BIHN replied:
Request for Moab as an exterior color is noted!

STEPHANE - December 30, 2021

And the HLT 2 in moab ?
TOM BIHN replied:
The HLT 2 will be restocked on 1/7, along with the HLT 1, though neither will be available in Moab this time around. (Moab hadn’t arrived in time for it to be offered in the HLTs.) I do expect you’re likely to see HLTs in Moab in the next production run, which would be due around March.

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