Pack News - a thread for new pack talk

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

  1. andreostergard

    andreostergard Trail Blazer

    Looks like a Zpacks but the logo down at the bottom of the pack looks like SWD's
    As Zpacks logo is blue

    EDIT: also don't see a frame and/or the net thing that should be on the back of an ArcBlast.
  2. JonB

    JonB Trail Blazer

    It's from SWDs Instagram. 630 grams for the 35 L, but a larger one shouldn't weigh much more. Interesting alternative if you don't want the arc frame thing but still want a framed cuben backpack. And SWD have a bit more custom options too.
  3. Arne L.

    Arne L. Section Hiker

    If you can think of it, they'll make it happen.

    Very nice people.

    And very great packs. But I've said that too much already.
    :oops:
  4. JonB

    JonB Trail Blazer

    Have you got any of their packs? Was wondering by myself earlier today if anyone here had a SWD pack. Would be nice tp hear a first hand impression of the suspension system.
  5. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    He has AT LEAST two... he doesn't like them though :rolleyes:
  6. Arne L.

    Arne L. Section Hiker

    I own a Long Haul 50 and a frameless Superiour 35.

    Used the former on the TMB & on my mini outing of the GR54, plus other smaller trips.

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    The Superiour 35 is relatively new and has just seen a lot of use on dayhikes; will be taking it on the Eifelsteig coming april.

    I thought I would have written a review of the Long Haul by now but to be fair I haven't used to pack enough to get a full idea of it's pro's & cons.

    I'm planning on using the pack on two pretty big trips later this year, I should have a good idea how good the pack is.

    But for now I can safely say it's a pretty good backpack. I carried somewhere between 12 to 15 kg and I didn't really notice I was wearing the pack. Except for the 3rd day on the TMB but that was because the pack was loaded up horribly. After reloading the pack it was a lot better.

    I was surprised at how comfortable it actually was. On my GR54-attempt I was carrying a shoulder season-load + microspikes & ice-axe + 5 days of food and it felt really good.

    So yeah, the suspension works. The stays did tend to pop out of their inner sleeves but that was a pretty easy fix.
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  7. JonB

    JonB Trail Blazer

    Palante runner pack.

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  8. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    Looks interesting. It seems to come higher up the back of the neck than I'd be comfortable with, might need to see it on a person to really know though.
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  9. slovhike

    slovhike Thru Hiker

  10. NEEpps

    NEEpps Ultralighter

    Not sure about their measurements (outdoor gearlab). There is no way I can get anywhere near the same amount in the Exos main pocket compared with the Ohm.

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  11. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

    whoops. wrong thread.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2018
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  12. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

  13. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

  14. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

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  15. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

  16. Shap

    Shap Backpacker

  17. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I've not seen that berghaus pack before, looks pretty good. I like to have the flexibility of an extension collar for carrying more than expected which It doesn't seem to have. I'm making my next pack 100cm long up from 80.
  18. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Looks like a busy day on the pack front. Yama Mountain Gear have finally released their first pack, and it seems a little different.
    Little River packs appears to be a new company, and have come out with a pack in what used to be called cuben fiber - the plain type, not hybrid.
    KS Ultralight have updated their KS packs, addressing what some have found to be weak points, such as small side pockets and uncomfortable shoulder straps.
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  19. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    That new Yama pack looks pretty fugly to me.
  20. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Good to see ks dealing with some of the less optimised bits of his design. Not tempted by the yama design, odd most of his stuff at least looks perty.
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  21. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Maybe an illusion, but if that pack is 20litres, either its very narrow, or that mannequin must be of a child?:confused:

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  22. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    It seems FKT and vest harnesses are all the rage with some pack manufacturers.....

    Mostly I'd like to sit on a rock and take a drink....despite the chore of taking off my 7kg pack.

    I'll probably buy one at some point.
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  23. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Most packs I've owned have been fugly. I'd prefer a pack that is aesthetically pleasing, but it isn't on the list of requirements. For some reason, the best looking packs seem to be frameless or heavier. I won't be getting the YMG pack, but not because of its looks.
    I think it's aimed at people who will be running at times. I only run if I'm late for a bus.
  24. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    That Berghaus semi-vest harness looks appealing to me but what about wearers who are blessed with breasts? Have any women here tried vest harnesses? I imagine it's okay if carrying hardly any weight for running but anything heavier could be uncomfortable?
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  25. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Nope, and I've no intention of either.
    I'm in the "take my pack off and sit on a rock" camp - I came out to enjoy the outdoors not rush thru' as fast as possible :wacky:.

    PS. I can only imagine it would be 'uncomfortable' and sweaty.
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