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Color: Black Ballistic/Wasabi 200 Halcyon

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A welterweight pack for everyday outings.

21 Liters / 1280 cu. in.

TLDR

A lovely union of the Paragon and Paradigm, the Paramour has the footprint on your back (backprint?) and sturdy design of a Paragon with a device sleeve sized to match, but with the added front organizational pocket and aesthetic of the Paradigm.

Full Description

Walk through the features of the Paramour.

3D Front Pocket

This 9.5" x 13" x 3" / 240mm x 330mm x  75mm pocket has a two dividers that vertically section this pocket into 3 distinct sections! The middle section has a grommet in the bottom to drain any little spill that might happen with your water bottle.

The Paramour's front pocket and dividers

Edgeless EV50 1/2" Shoulder Strap

A bigger bag means bigger straps. Like the Paragon (and unlike the Paradigm), this comes with the innovative Edgeless straps first pioneered on our Syniks.

Soft and conforming, no matter how much you put in your Paramour these straps won't ever let you down, run around, or desert you.

Smooth Back Panel

Like the Paragon, this features a smooth back panel in the same material and color as the exterior color chosen for the rest of the bag with a comfy closed-cell foam back panel.

The Paramour's back panel is a single, smooth panel of the exterior fabric

Padded Device Pocket

The Paramour's padded device pocket is enough padding to hug your device up against your back and keep it in place and protected from the rest of what's in your bag but low profile enough that if you aren't using a device, it won't get in the way but it will provide some additional padding on your back.

It's an open-top, minimalist design made with the same foam laminate that lines our Caches. Fits the 16" Macbook Pro, Dell XPS 17", and anything smaller than those.

The Paramour's main pocket showing off the laptop sleeve holding an iPad

Grab Handle

A simple webbing grab handle for hoisting your bag to your shoulders, hanging it on a hook, or carry it around the room. Simple, strong, and a constant friend.

What's Included

We include the following accessories to give you a good amount of options for your new bag right out of the gate.

One 8-inch Black Webbing Snaphook/Snaphook Key Strap

A Key Strap is a strip of webbing with plastic snaphooks on the end. The 8” Key Strap in Black that’s included in most of our larger bags is, for many, the gateway to a world of organization via Key Straps and Organizer Pouches. All the members of the Key Strap family are intended to make locating things in your bag easier and more instinctive. Pulling out a small item or pouch tethered to a strap is easier than rooting around aimlessly in the depths of your pack; you can also rest assured that anything hooked to a strap is much less likely to fall out or otherwise be left behind. You can find more Key Strap colors and varieties on the Key Strap page.


A Set of Black Zipper Pulls

Some folks prefer metal zipper pulls. Others prefer cord pulls. So, what to do about that? We think the best solution (in most cases) is to offer metal pulls and include a starter pack of Cord Pulls with most bags.


One Sternum Strap Assembly and One Gatekeeper Waist Strap

Adjustable and removable sternum and waist straps with leave-no-trace hardware: if you don't like or don't use your sternum strap, remove it and leave (almost) nothing behind.

This 9.5" x 13" x 3" / 240mm x 330mm x  75mm pocket has a two dividers that vertically section this pocket into 3 distinct sections! The middle section has a grommet in the bottom to drain any little spill that might happen with your water bottle.

The Paramour's front pocket and dividers

A bigger bag means bigger straps. Like the Paragon (and unlike the Paradigm), this comes with the innovative Edgeless straps first pioneered on our Syniks.

Soft and conforming, no matter how much you put in your Paramour these straps won't ever let you down, run around, or desert you.

Like the Paragon, this features a smooth back panel in the same material and color as the exterior color chosen for the rest of the bag with a comfy closed-cell foam back panel.

The Paramour's back panel is a single, smooth panel of the exterior fabric

The Paramour's padded device pocket is enough padding to hug your device up against your back and keep it in place and protected from the rest of what's in your bag but low profile enough that if you aren't using a device, it won't get in the way but it will provide some additional padding on your back.

It's an open-top, minimalist design made with the same foam laminate that lines our Caches. Fits the 16" Macbook Pro, Dell XPS 17", and anything smaller than those.

The Paramour's main pocket showing off the laptop sleeve holding an iPad

A simple webbing grab handle for hoisting your bag to your shoulders, hanging it on a hook, or carry it around the room. Simple, strong, and a constant friend.

We include the following accessories to give you a good amount of options for your new bag right out of the gate.

One 8-inch Black Webbing Snaphook/Snaphook Key Strap

A Key Strap is a strip of webbing with plastic snaphooks on the end. The 8” Key Strap in Black that’s included in most of our larger bags is, for many, the gateway to a world of organization via Key Straps and Organizer Pouches. All the members of the Key Strap family are intended to make locating things in your bag easier and more instinctive. Pulling out a small item or pouch tethered to a strap is easier than rooting around aimlessly in the depths of your pack; you can also rest assured that anything hooked to a strap is much less likely to fall out or otherwise be left behind. You can find more Key Strap colors and varieties on the Key Strap page.


A Set of Black Zipper Pulls

Some folks prefer metal zipper pulls. Others prefer cord pulls. So, what to do about that? We think the best solution (in most cases) is to offer metal pulls and include a starter pack of Cord Pulls with most bags.


One Sternum Strap Assembly and One Gatekeeper Waist Strap

Adjustable and removable sternum and waist straps with leave-no-trace hardware: if you don't like or don't use your sternum strap, remove it and leave (almost) nothing behind.

Materials

Zippers

2x #8 YKK Raquet-Coil Water-Repellent Zipper

Back

Closed-cell foam

Straps

Edgeless EV50 1/2” / 12mm shoulder straps (EVAZOTE® OEKO-TEX® foam)

Device Pocket

.25" / 6 mm thick foam padding laminated between black, heavy-duty polyester knit and brushed tricot

Other Components

Duraflex®, Nexus, and Woojin buckles and related components

Specs

Dimensions

13.4" (w) x 17.9" (h) x 10.0" (d) / 340 (w) x 455 (h) x 255 (d) mm

Weight

1 lb 10.8 oz / 760 grams

Volume

21 liters / 1280 cu. in. (ASTM Standard Measure)

Device Compartment

14.09" x 9.68" x 0.64" / 357.9mm x 245.9mm x 16.2 mm

Total O-Rings

4 (2 in the main compartment, 2 in the front pocket)

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61 reviews
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    Wonderful Backpack

    The Paramour has exceeded all of my expectations and requirements. I wanted it primarily for carrying my laptop, charging cable, and other necessary items to and from my office for work. The laptop section of the backpack is large enough to accommodate my laptop and papers with room to spare. I enjoy the 3D front pocket feature and find it very practical. The fact that it accommodates a large water container is another added benefit. The shoulder straps are incredibly comfortable, and I have been able to adjust the straps to accommodate my smaller, older frame. In addition to the Paramour, my collection includes a Synapse 19, a Paradigm, and a Zeitgeist. Each is wonderful in its own way. The thoughtful designs, quality of materials, and skillful construction outshine any other brands I have owned or used. I also appreciate the company's excellent customer service and attention to details.

    Mary S.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 months ago
    Well loved.

    I bought this for my husband for travel to accommodate his 15” laptop. It was so well received that it has become his EDC.

    Shani N.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 months ago
    Excellent do it all bag.

    I got this bag primarily for school. I'm doing a mid career masters program and have kids, the youngest an infant. I don't carry a laptop, but do carry document folders. The bags main compartment is perfect for carrying books, papers, extra layers for cold classrooms and the smaller compartment (not small) holds snacks, water bottle and a vertical sidekick which I use for organizing small things. On off days, the bag is a great diaper bag replacement for carrying the little ones things. My only suggestion would be to add a thin pen/pencil/eyeglass cleaner pocket towards the top and maybe a couple more o-rings, but this is really splitting hairs as its a great do it all bag as is.

    Christine L.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    4 months ago
    4 Stars

    comfortable except can cut circulation if worn high enough. durable finish.

    Val
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 months ago
    Great everyday bag

    Love the comfy shoulder straps, does not tip over easily when placed on the ground, and there are multiple pockets/dividers in the front pocket to keep things organized.

    Love the water bottle holder as the middle section of the front pocket. It easily fits my 32 oz water bottle and it keeps the weight more well distributed when wearing the bag compared to a water bottle holder on the side of the backpack.

    My only gripe is that the interior material is not used as the backing of the front pocket (see pic) very minor complaint, just wish I had that nice contrast in the front pocket.

    This was my first Tom Binh bag, looking forward to buying another if this one holds up!

    Jack F.
    Verified Buyer
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