December 11, 2022

New Color Alert! Açaí 200d Halcyon

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New Color Alert! Açaí 200d Halcyon

We are excited to announce the addition of the newest 200d Halcyon color. Meet Açaí, debuting on 12/13/22 at 7am PST.

A few words from Darcy, Advisor at TOM BIHN:

"Like Moab, our newest 200d Halcyon color Açaí was inspired by nature. We see it in the berry stains on our fingers in the summer, in the deepest possible dusk, in our favorite dahlias. Interestingly, we chose this particular shade of rich purple around the same time as we chose Moab. Moab was a departure for us — earthy, neutral, grounding — and, depending on one’s perspective, Açaí may or may not be. It’s a deep, rich, jewel purple that is at home alongside classic and current colors. Yet, like many of the colors we find ourselves choosing, it’s not that simple — there’s a depth to Açaí that makes it more than just a purple. Some eyes may see that depth as an undertone of brown, while other eyes may see it as an undertone of red. As always, tell us how your eyes see this new color. One of the joys of introducing a new color or design is that we get to see it through your eyes, not just ours. 

It’s darker than Ultraviolet, more red than Aubergine, less blue than Plum. It’s Açaí."

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If you're new to us, 200d Halcyon is our ripstop fabric woven of 200 denier nylon (base fabric) with a square grid of 200 denier UHMWPE (ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene) yarns every .25" / 6mm. The white grid of UHMWPE adds no additional weight, yet makes the fabric virtually impossible to tear. Plus, we think it adds a nice look.

All our Halcyon colors are custom-dyed just for us in Japan. We share our desired vision with our mill, and they come back to us with “lab dips” to choose from, each a very slight variation of our original request. We look at the swatches under the bright factory lights, outdoors on sunny and cloudy days, at night under the moon, against our current color offerings, eventually picking the just-right swatch. The entire process, from when we convey our desired color to the mill to when we receive the final delivery at our factory can take anywhere from 8 months (pre-pandemic) to 12+ months.

Check out all the bags we currently have available in Açaí.

 

16 comments

Cristina - January 9, 2023

This color is absolutely gorgeous. I would love it as a lining in a Seapine Sidekick!

TIM - December 20, 2022

I would love to see this as a nik wallet. Please and thanks.

Michelle D - December 15, 2022

I’m so excited for this! I just discovered Tom Bihn bags (how could it have taken me so long?!) and the Acai color looks perfect for a brighter pop of color. Got my eye on a Synik 30 so it would be cool to have an Acai lining in one of the colorways… maybe with a grey ballistic exterior? 👀

Nancy - December 15, 2022

Love Acai! Great in between Aubergine and Ultraviolet. Definitely would describe as plum in person. Love the new Acai accessories I picked up today.
I would LOVE an Addax 26 with Xpac outside and Acai on the inside!!! Please 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

Kate - December 15, 2022

Way to go! Gorgeous. I really want this as a liner to another bag- I could see it in applications with the Boreal green tough fabric, or as an accent to the wilderness green. I might also use it as an interior with the Nightwalk fabric (or the Nebulous, i’m not 100% sure I’d want to see them together), or maybe as an exterior on something that has some zippers and structure to break it up a little- the Addax maybe, or the Western Flyer. I’m thinking about upgrading a broken backpack to a Cambiata and would swoon if this were on it. Ooh- possibly a nice compliment to Ursa or the Burnt Orange. I keep wanting to suggest the ultimate bag of ultimate purpleness, but honestly I think Aubergine and Acai would be just too much. It would be great with a cactus green too, something a little darker and greener than the Taiga.

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