Drop/Durston Pack

Discussion in 'Packs & Accessories' started by theoctagon, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

  2. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    I notice that no one has said they like this pack. So I’ll say it. I like this pack. I look forward to seeing the other side of it.

    I’m just about to have a go at making a race pack type harness for my prototype arc blast (prototype no.3 now, cuben arrives tomorrow so all this footling around looking for perfection will end soon).
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  3. qy_

    qy_ Backpacker

    It looks ugly but promising. :)
  4. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    DD seems to think designs through very well so I'd expect it to be good.
    It perhaps did brush past the ugly tree though...
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  5. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    I like the front pocket. If the zipped side pocket means you can only fit a 2L water bottle on one side, it probably won't work for me. And no air along the back would also be a negative (for my conditions).
    Looks come low down my list of priorities.
    @Clare, when you've perfected your personalised your Arc Blast-like pack, I'll send you my list of requirements ;)
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2019
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  6. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    Can you send them now so that I can nick them rather than after I’ve made it when it will be too late.
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  7. qy_

    qy_ Backpacker

    Are you sure the side pockets are zipped, I cant see that? (Ugly but functional works for me as well.)
    EDIT: Found it about the zip after following a link at the linked page.
  8. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    Presumably if you don’t put much in the zipped bit from the side then the top loading normal water bit remains spacious.

    I don’t find it ugly. It has a sort of macho functionality to it, which is rather attractive, actually :inlove:
  9. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    A GG Crown2 hip belt and an Durston front pocket will do for starters :)
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  10. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    My sewing machine can’t cope with foam as thick as the crown 2. :cry:
  11. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    I clearly didn't read the description carefully; it states that the left pocket will hold a water bottle.
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  12. The Cumbrian

    The Cumbrian Trail Blazer

    I like it too, my only concerns are that the front panel isn't elasticated all the way to the top, and that I might have bought a pack before this comes out.
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  13. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Ultralighter

    I like the taper.
  14. qy_

    qy_ Backpacker

    Dan commented on that this link https://drop.com/talk/24068/a-message-from-the-designer-dan-durston:
    "The picture on this page is admittedly a poor one as the pack is empty and the front pocket is apparently not fully attached. I think the picture on the main page shows a better side to it, but note that the front pocket still isn't laced quite to the top here so it looks a bit off. We will have a full range of pictures up soon."

    The picture on the main page is the same picture as in the first post in this thread.
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  15. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Me too :inlove:
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  16. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Ultralighter

    Hmm, I believe that is a new VX21 variant Dan is using- variegated black. Not waterproof but the colour gives it extra cachet!
    Also seems to have three shoulder straps -nice.
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  17. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

  18. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Ultralighter

    Hmm, 10 cms of taper- very nice. Like the see thru' shoulder straps as well. Worked well in the warm weather on my Talon. Seems to cover a lot of storage solutions in a reasonably elegant (but a bit weighty?) fashion.
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2019
  19. qy_

    qy_ Backpacker

  20. Sue

    Sue Summit Camper

  21. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

  22. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

  23. Sue

    Sue Summit Camper

    Not for me. I'm happy with my Arc Blast... for now ;).
    Mind you, will be interested to hear what folks think of it.
  24. qy_

    qy_ Backpacker

    Then it's just to wait until April 3...
  25. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Bargain price. Some interesting features. Hate the colours.
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