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Oh,no! I’m one of them.

I have lots of orange stuff. Stands out in the endless sea of blah and boring colors. Sox, cycling gear, jackets, Macintosh toys, bags. But I had NOT fully appreciated that when I ordered my Tom Bihn Aeronaut 30 I was going to end up with a suite of luggage.
Boise, Idaho, on my way to San Jose.

https://imgur.com/gallery/tL7pV1b

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Welcome to the cult of Bihn. Myself, I'm a member of the Aubergine Order.

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Hahaha that is funny bogiesan!
Also, well played, David M.
Anyway — enjoy!!

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I’m part of the Tom Bihn cult as well. Just received an order yesterday! 😄

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Love Tom Bihn(my Tristar is the black and white check) but many of us in this part of the country despise the color orange. Red is a much better color choice when you wish to be seen.

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Cala, it’s funny that you say that, because there are plenty of us Okies who also despise orange — and love red. (In fact that was my first thought on seeing Bogiesan’s photo.). Then again, there are those other Okies who feel just the opposite!

And that’s without even getting into burnt orange . . .

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Orange is a great color, especially burnt and when you visit the southwest. Ahem, Hook'Em!

My family gets various shades of purple or berry. This helps us to identify our stuff at airports.
Perhaps using different names for colors may increase the appeal for orange. Examples: Terra cotta, Siena roof tile, sportsman, etc.. I think that's what paint stores do with the myriad of shades and crazy names for them.

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Believe me, Sun-Baked, no renaming is going to lessen my antipathy for orange!! 😜😜

I believe MarbleSkies meant to reference the glorious crimson and cream. (Obviously not really, and the same emojis apply after this statement!)

I like the idea of a family going for shades of the same color. I have to admit whenever I am at the airport or in a train station or on the train whatever I am an obsessive luggage-and-bag observer. I just love to see what choices people have made (and I try their options on mentally). If I saw a group with bags in a suite of variations of color, I would definitely notice and enjoy!

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Hahaha and as if to prove my point, I am here on the Paris metro going to work, reading the Forum, and what do I notice on a gentleman standing to the left of my seat? A brand- new Tom Bihn backpack (boring black, sorry)!! One of those day ones that has the kind of triangular pockets on the sides.

He got off at Louvre-Rivoli just when I started writing this post. Hahaha

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Kim, we even like Oklahoma now unless one of our teams is playing them in the playoffs. And you're right, burnt orange gives us another shade of orange to hate.

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Welcome to the Bihnion tribe! I’m Nordic or Aubergine. That Burnt Orange is lovely — like a Broncos sunset.

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Cala, indeed, we have a bond now, I feel the same!! Can not wait to see what Jalen does this year. I know you all still love him, and we know we are lucky to have him.

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Glad y'all appreciate Jalen. My daughter graduated in December and he was sitting a few rows ahead of her. When his name was called, he got a standing ovation. I hope your coach can get him the Heisman.

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Orange? Good if you are visiting the Netherlands. Not so good if you are visiting Ireland.

I was not too popular in Oslo on St. Patrick's Day in my Orange jacket. Fortunately the parade marchers were in good spirits and didn't sick the Wolfhounds on me.

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bogiesan,

Welcome to the Tom Bihn owner's circle! I'm sure you'll be extremely happy with the bags and will get many years of use out of them.

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My Bihn Co-Pilot is now my favorite bag for traveling. I have been seriously considering an Aeronaut or Tri-Star, but my wife will kill me as I already have an Osprey Farpoint40.

As to the other topic, Hook Em Horns!

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Well, my husband loves the color orange for all things here in TN, but I prefer royal blue as I grew up in the state just north of TN so whenever we have our preferred colors on and are out together, we are colorful. Thankfully, his luggage is not orange, but mine is blue.

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Every time I start the process of ordering myself some Tom Bihn stuff, I always get hung up on what combination of items until abandoning my shopping cart entirely.

I figure I'll get an Aeronaut 45. And the Synapse seems more practical as a backpack, vs. a Pilot. But what if I'm traveling with both together, and want to carry the A45 as a backpack? Then the Synapse would just get in the way, and Pilot would make more sense. But then when just going around with the Pilot by itself, won't I miss having the ability to carry it as a backpack? And if I'm wearing the Synapse as a backpack, and A45 as a shoulderbag, wouldn't a full A45 get kinda heavy and annoying after awhile?

So I go back and forth on the above over and over and over again, then contemplate just getting an Aeronaut 45, Synapse, AND Pilot and mix and match depending on the trip. But that's pricey!

And that's not even counting the times I think about whether I really need the 45, because the Aeronaut 30 might do...

The color is the only thing I've been able to settle on. 🙃

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Royal blue and orange = Florida Gators or another school/team.

Go Gators!!!!!!!

A few of my packing cubes are orange and others are blue. No maroon or gold.

Dear 1885BD,
Paralysis by Analysis is a common human condition.
Eventually, you will end up with an array of bags in different sizes. This is NOT a bad thing. We pack differently for different trips and different airlines. It helps to have a variety of bags.
I know this post doesn't help with your present situation.

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Cala, it’s funny that you say that, because there are plenty of us Okies who also despise orange — and love red. (In fact that was my first thought on seeing Bogiesan’s photo.). Then again, there are those other Okies who feel just the opposite!

Stillwater has been going to more black and gray in recent seasons. Ain’t helped. Boomer.

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Sun-Baked - I am comforted by your reply. Thank you for that haha. And yeah, I’m sure I’ll eventually settle on a few!

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Your color choice should be Orange.

It should NEVER be combined with Blue.

Those Crimson colors signal to the other travelers that you should be avoided at all costs.

(Go Big Orange)

And now back on topic. I am playing around with these. Anyone know of good reviews on the various options.

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@Carol: the Tom Bihn website has a user forum that has a wealth of information about how people actually use their specific bags. If you are considering a purchase, definitely check there for ideas and reviews. I warn you that it is very enabling..... you’ll soon find that having a vast array of bags in your closet gives you the maximum flexibility to achieve organizational Mecca for every trip.

I don’t own any “big” Bihn bags (I prefer a roller), but I’m currently on my umpteenth trip with my Maker’s bag as my personal item. I LOVE this thing; it swallows whatever I need to put into it. It does not have a zipper across the main compartment, but I leash everything inside using organizer pouches, so it is very secure for me.

My carry-around day bag for traveling is a Side Effect, which is perfect for the few things I need to have with me. Between destinations, it sits inside my Maker’s Bag, and I reorganize it for the plane to hold my on-board stuff.

I also own a rather unfortunate (budget-wise) number of cubes and organizer pouches that I mix and match differently for every trip.

Good luck on your search for the perfect bag(s).

And Go Irish! (although I do not own anything in blue and gold except football T-shirts — much prefer aubergine for my bags!).