I have been notified by the supplier that they were unable to dye the original fabric that I had ordered. The new lighter fabric will be easier to carry and cooler in the summer months. The quality and waterproof level are now actually better than before!
There are two samples currently being made and I should have these next week. They will then need to be reviewed by the GAA. Once approved, the supplier will be in a position to continue manufacturing. Based on all of the above, the stock should arrive early November.