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Re: cheap ultralight large backpack possibility

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:10 pm
by russb
I was thinking the same exact thing about the fanny pack.

Re: cheap ultralight large backpack possibility

Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:25 am
by zelph
I wanted to try one on first to check the fit. They said can't open packages. I'm big in the shoulders and chest. I passed on getting one. Material looked rugged enough.

Re: cheap ultralight large backpack possibility

Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:21 pm
by Pure Mahem
Seems like it would be easy enought to sew a padded wait belt with pouches or pocket to it. Should function quite well for ultralite pack. You'ld definately have to use a pack liner to keep stuff from getting wet. :mrgreen:

Re: cheap ultralight large backpack possibility

Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:28 pm
by flemdawg1
Any update on this? I'm interested to know how its worked out.

Re: cheap ultralight large backpack possibility

Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:03 pm
by zelph
flemdawg1 wrote:Any update on this? I'm interested to know how its worked out.
Thanks for stopping by flemdawg1. You renewed my interest in this bag. :D I'll see if they have an opened package that someone may have opened by mistake :mrgreen:

Take a look at this storage container. Add some straps to it and a fanny pack and your all set. (Spray it with 3m fabric water repelant)

http://www.dormbuys.com/shop/product/647

Re: cheap ultralight large backpack possibility

Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:27 pm
by russb
No update sorry. I have been doing to many real trips to get out on a test hike with an easy bailout in case of failure.

Re: cheap ultralight large backpack possibility

Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:30 pm
by Mags
Hmm...use a sleeping pad and you have a frame.

This could be a good, lightweight winter pack. :)

Re: cheap ultralight large backpack possibility

Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:35 pm
by Mags
Anyone remember the Lynn Wheldon 1lb all-mesh packs? Essentially a laundry bag with straps!

I used one on the PCT and the Colorado Trail.

Re: cheap ultralight large backpack possibility

Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:40 pm
by zelph
Mags wrote:Anyone remember the Lynn Wheldon 1lb all-mesh packs? Essentially a laundry bag with straps!

I used one on the PCT and the Colorado Trail.
I'm not thaaaat old!!!!!! don't remember that one :mrgreen:

Re: cheap ultralight large backpack possibility

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:20 pm
by Mags
Heh..well, it is a lightweight pack that many people seem to have forgotten about. It was, IIRC, one of the first commercially available packs marketed as lightweight.

Good little pack. I still have one. Very light with lots of space. A bit bulky and cumbersome now, but at the time it was a very good pack.