Apr 24, 2009 at 11:42 pm #1235867
Ron BellBPL Member
Looking for feedback on a new color for the MLD Packs in Dyneema X for Fall 2009.
We have a Dyneema X order going in soon and wanted your feedback on a new color – or should we stay the same?
What color would you like to see?
Ok to email me a .jpg color swatch or you can just name/describe it here or post the color idea in this thread. OK to point to another existing product out there that's puurddy.
Just off the top – we're thinking of a muted Gray + Green…Like a dull Lichen shade.
Also, what colors do you absolutely HATE?
Maybe post a LOVE / HATE list to help guide us.
Thanks!Apr 25, 2009 at 1:50 am #1496891
@mikefaedundeeLocale: Under a bush in Scotland
I HATE bright coloured packs.
Muted is best. Personally, i like the present grey colour. Maybe it would be good to stick to the grey, and use it as a brand identity. Thats my vote anyway. :)Apr 25, 2009 at 6:19 am #1496904
@mn-backpackerLocale: Land of 12,000 Loons
I generally don't go for bright colors, but I don't mind accents.
I do like your current gray packs. The green looks decent too, but may be too similar to ULA.Apr 25, 2009 at 6:52 am #1496907
@thomdarrahLocale: Southern Oregon
I like the gray color that is being used for the 09 packs.Apr 25, 2009 at 7:44 am #1496908
@quoddyLocale: New York/Vermont Border
The color on the posted swatch is good since I like a gray/green.Apr 25, 2009 at 8:42 am #1496915
Miguel ArboledaBPL Member
@butukiLocale: Kanto Plain, Japan
I don't think asking people here what their color preferences are is the best way to determine what colors to use. There will always be people who like certain colors and hate others. It would be best to offer a choice, one muted color, one bright color so that for both at least there is a variety for a variety of people. GoLite I think gives a good selection so that people can choose.
I personally hate black or everything-is-brown-and-green choices, though I do use those colors for some items. Sometimes I just want a bit of cheer in what I have.Apr 25, 2009 at 10:06 am #1496924
Haglöfs has some funky colors. I love "Budgie Green" and some of their other colors.Apr 25, 2009 at 11:41 am #1496938
Doug JohnsonBPL Member
@djohnsonLocale: Washington State
I think that green is a really cool color. So many ultralight items are grey (or cuben plastic baggy). :-)
I would definitely prefer the green.May 29, 2009 at 1:54 pm #1504413
Ron BellBPL Member
Your input was received and processed!
The consensus (from various sources: forums, calls, emails, interrogations, etc,) was that the current gray was nice but a bit darker would be great.
We have selected the new color – a little darker gray, about a 75% gray. In between the current med gray and a black. It should look sharp with the darker gray contrasting with the white Dyneema threads.
We feel it's a nice shade that is both unassuming and at the same time interesting. art theory blah blah blah… Maybe we can look at a two color choice in 2010.
It will show up in the MLD gear in late fall this year.
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