Pack News - a thread for new pack talk

Discussion in 'Packs & Accessories' started by murpharoo, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. allsquare

    allsquare Backpacker

  2. Lempo

    Lempo Section Hiker

  3. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Bit of an update to the DCF versions
    Snowonher, Dave V, FOX160 and 2 others like this.
  4. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Ultralighter

    Its nae really a bonny looking bag
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  5. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Six Moon Designs has brought back a redesigned Swift in a choice of Liteskin or Xpac.
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  6. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    That looks superb. I’ve always liked the look of their harness and adjustable strap systems but the mesh pockets looked too tight and they were non waterproof robic. This addresses all that. Has anyone been using the 6 moon harness system?
  7. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    I used to own a Swift, but I found the hip belt slipped down my hips too easily as it came out from the sides of the pack and sat too wide on me. It was also a very basic belt attached by wedding and with zero padding, though I didn't find that a problem.
    There looks a lot to like about this pack but I haven't totalled the weights and converted them to metric yet - I suspect it's heavier than the original.
  8. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Ultralighter

    I really like that, although it's pretty "generic" to a lot of packs these days its built and configured just the way I like (throw hydration pocket away).

    I'm sure it works just dandy, but I think I'd rather have a fixed harness, rather than velcro
  9. Jamess

    Jamess Ultralighter

    I have an original fusion pack which has that harness system. It is the best harness system I've ever used.
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  10. Lempo

    Lempo Section Hiker

    Red Paw Flatiron. I'm not a big fan of the styling of this pack, but there are couple interesting ideas implemented.

    - low pack pocket, to store things and potentially keep a pad in place as the frame
    - integrated fanny pack

  11. Lempo

    Lempo Section Hiker

  12. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

  13. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Reinventing the Zero. ;)
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  14. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    It's quite strange how low down the pack the straps are sited. It leaves a large amount of pack sitting very high. My first thought was about sun-hat brims bashing but also its just a bit odd. The external pocket also looks v narrow and so not as capacious as it ought to be.
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  15. Daniel

    Daniel Summit Camper

    i got sent the 'ultralight ' gila to try and that also sits high and far from light. i managed to trim it down to 1.3kg but u have to remember these packs are built to carry half a buffalo down after a shoot.
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  16. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Lol :roflmao:
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  17. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    That swift x is now available on the six moons site. Looks very nice. and very expensive. I like how the side pockets are gusseted (unlike that seek outside pack where the side pockets seem to flatten out to not much at all at the bottom). height 22" but with extension collar is 33" (I asked, not given on website).

    The adjustable height with velcro business is good I think. The Montane running pack that Chiseller really liked until he didn't (also called Swift? I can't remember) had a similar adjustment system and it seemed pretty solid. I bought one and sent it back for other reasons.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2020
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  18. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Do you mean the shoulder straps? If so, I get what you mean, though I think that is when the pack is at full capacity in which case it looks similar to the GG Crown2 60, which has a similar capacity.
    I like the material choices and the solid pockets and the weight seems decent if it carries as well as it's supposed to.
  19. Lempo

    Lempo Section Hiker

  20. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I still thave the trailblazer 44 it's not that I don't love it... It's the weight that is the issue. Even though I don't feel like I'm carrying the weight... I know I am.
    It only came up for sale when I obtained a sub 500g pack that is becoming a favourite.

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