Pack News - a thread for new pack talk

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

  1. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Probably not the best thread for asking this, but...

    Any good practices how to measure the internal dimensions of a pack.

    I'm trying to find a dry bag that would fit a bit like the bag liner you can order from Atom for their packs.
  2. tja

    tja Backpacker

    Would they differ a lot from the outside dimensions?
  3. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    I don't know, but the inside floor might be a bit tricky to measure from outside, hence asking.
  4. turkeyphant

    turkeyphant Trail Blazer

    I think accuracy of fit would depend more on what material you're going for than cut of the bag. DCF is less good at padding out awkward shape corners as I understand so might need to be better fitted than, say, a 15D/20D nylon drybag.
  5. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    It would be DCF. I already have a Gram Counter 20l or 30l bag, but the fabric tends to fall on itself when the bag is semi empty and when searching for things inside making innerds look like there's nothing but the bag itself.
  6. vaguehead

    vaguehead Trail Blazer

    Osprey have updated their Talon / Tempest line: https://www.ospreyeurope.com/shop/gb_en/hiking-backpacks?product_series=10,145,11,146

    There's a new, fancy pro version made with their supposedly more-durable-for-the-weight nanofly fabric.

    Interestingly the Talons have put on some weight. The new Talon 22 weighs about 900g, the old one 600g(according to Cotswold, maybe that's the s/m, mine in m/l weighs 782g). The new Talon 33 about 1.1kg, the old one 860g (dependent on size chosen).
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2021
  7. Ed the Ted

    Ed the Ted Trail Blazer

    Nearly 2 ton for a nearly kilo day pack... strange times indeed...
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  8. turkeyphant

    turkeyphant Trail Blazer

    :cyclops::cyclops::cyclops::cyclops:
  9. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    The old Talon 22 was 810g
  10. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

    Turn it inside out? :D
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  11. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Nice one, have to see if that can be done.
  12. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    When I make mine to fit exact packs, I just measure the outside dimensions. You can't go far wrong.

    My strong advice is don't go undersize at all as it just loses packing space. Err on oversize by and inch or so and much better is a tapering profile as the slip back into the pack better when full. My tapering packing cells/liners are so much better to use than straight ones as they just drop into the pack when fully loaded.
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  13. vaguehead

    vaguehead Trail Blazer

  14. vaguehead

    vaguehead Trail Blazer

    My Talon 22 in m/l is 782g.
  15. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

  16. tom

    tom Thru Hiker

    I had to do this a few times to compare packs with makers giving capacity in various confusing ways (with and without external pockets or with or without "extension" volume etc ...). Circumference is quite straightforward to establish (sometimes different top and bottom). Circumference gives me any of the relevant measures (diameter or radius) to calculate volume based on height to where the extension collar starts. As others said, the difference between inside and outside measurements is usually neglectible...
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