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!)



Greg H. - December 30, 2021

“ I do expect you’ll see more Night Walk/Moab options.”

Oh, that’s good news!

Greg H. - December 30, 2021

I like this color. I notice that in the picture at the top of the blog article, it appears to be the exterior of something like the Side Effect. That’s how I want to see this: as an exterior fabric. On the right bag, it could be 200d (I know you’ve already said it’s not going to be on the shopping bag any time soon, but it would be great there), but it could be great in a 400d on the Synik series. Because I love the red rocks and night skies of the desert, an external color of Navy or other deep blue could look great with this. Might even get away with Night Walk Halcyon because the Halcyon pattern is more subtle and might not clash too much. Nice work!
TOM BIHN replied:
Yeah! The photo shows the Everyday Cubelet in Moab 200d. Request for a Moab or Moab-like 400d (or even a 525d?) noted. I do expect you’ll see more Night Walk/Moab options.

Tasha - December 30, 2021

Gorgeous! I’ll add my voice to the chorus that thinks this would look beautiful as an outer color in a Paragon (or any other backpacks!).
TOM BIHN replied:
Noted! We’ll see what the cards have in store!

Kate - December 30, 2021

I love the Moab color! It would look amazing paired with blue!
TOM BIHN replied:
We were skeptical but are warming up to Constellation/Moab!

Tim - December 30, 2021

This definitely needs to be a wallet color. Please make it a wallet color. The wallets you make are the best ever!
TOM BIHN replied:
Will share your request with the crew. We offered 200d Clear Organizer Wallets back in the day, but never 200d Nik’s Wallet, we don’t think…

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