Discussion in 'DIY & MYOG' started by Gadget, Jan 19, 2016.
I really like it including the thin red pockets. Give us a back view? go on....
You’ve hidden the carbon struts and dyneema webbing and velcro top points behind that blue mat, but it looks very appealing indeed. Nice.
Made this tough pack a couple of weeks ago for multiday trips with heavy photography gear and lots of food/water. A copy of the shape of this pack that I've found carries incredibly.
37l main body.
27l top extension.
~35l mesh capacity.
Full length side pocket for taking a full tripod and water etc.
Side tent/water pocketpocket.
Bottom side cookset pocket.
Thicker than normal Delrin frame (50g, up from 30g), removable.
300gsm mesh to stand up to the abuse of metal being slid in and pack abuse from being stood down a lot.
Extra reinforced shoulder straps for swing pack around with one strap.
Multiple haul and loading loops.
Flared VX03 drawcord top collar with PU coated channel.
Y-strap load lifters mounts
VX07 main body with VX03 double layer on bottom and back.
Cordura straps/hipbelt with 10mm foam.
Mix of Polyester and Nylon webbing
Quick drying channelled mesh.
25mm beefy adjusters and bigger straps for hard Winter use in thick jackets.
Wrap-around back pad loops.
Fully seam sealed.
Spine shaped side panels.
Pictured already tested over 7 days with up to 25kg in it.
Apologies for the eye burning compass pouch, I couldnt be bothered to pull the shoulder strap out of the buckle.
Tiny mod to the Ali down boots that arrived last week.
Unpicked a bit of the seam and threaded shock cord with a micro lock. Stitched it down to prevent down leakage. About as good as it gets from me.
Cinching the top makes quite a difference to the heat generated, surprised it wasnt elasticated in the first place.
@el manana thats what I am gonna do as well....thanks for reminder
I'd been thinking about that mod too, must add to the to-do list.
Kitchen bags: the USPS Collection...
Stuff sacks for Toaks 650-L (5.3 gr), Snow Peak Trek 700 (7.2 gr) and Trek 1400 (9 gr) along with a roll top food bag (27 gr, approx 3 litre capacity) all made from US Postal Service tyvek envelopes. I love these envelopes as the tyvek is much sturdier than 1443R and coated on both sides. I know I could knock a whopping 30% off the stuff sacks' weights with cuben but hey! free is free and the price per gram saved would be eye watering.
Disclaimer: each envelope has some small print saying that these are the property of USPS, that they are provided solely for sending mail shipments and that misuse may be a violation of federal law.
These would look good in @boogiepanda’s re-purposed ikea bag backpack.
I need to get someone to send me something packed in some of those
I think I found the matching rain kit:
Cone clone in ti for a toaks 900 in use with a Speedster 50ml, 34mm flame gap (forgot about the indent in the base), 6'40" hard boil (sorry no temps & the phone died before the 20ml of brand spiritus ran out )
Not the neatest, forgot I had to cut down in the top tab before I already bent it so has another fold line on the tab. But all in all am happy with it so far, & it fits nicely in the pot on top of a L Wildo fold-a-cup
(I've an older 60ml Speedster, that will give it a 26mm flame gap to try yet edit: Just did, around an extra 2' on the boil)
Looks spot on!!
Looks very tidy to me
I have a similar setup, but im no good at making them so cheated!
One of these and a toaks 650 and for 3 season I'm done looking at cook kits
When I made a split for the 650, took me ages to get the printing right, in the end it was just a case of clicking where it said actually size
Made a Pertex hammock today, it got a quick test in between bouts of rain.
Prototype Lance Marshall pattern fleece mitt.
This is my first go at sewing fleece or mitts so I practiced with some material from one of the youngest's cast-off pyjamas before cutting up a jumble sale Eddie Bauer gilet for its Polartec fleece
Turned out well enough that I will make the matching left hand instead of binning this. I'll finish both at the same time with elastic and rolled hem.
It's quite interesting to see how difficult it is to find simple, basic fleece mitts unless you are shopping for kids.
^ Do you have a link to the pattern @Balagan ?
Or is it behind the paywall?
Click here to download PDF pattern or here for a couple more MYOG patterns (pack, pouches...).
No patterns hidden behind the paywall here, it ain't Hammock forums.
@Meadows wow that purple. Mind sharing the source of the fabric.
Not exactly hiking but biking
This is the eBay item number - 182545391433
I liked the idea of a windproof fabric and it feels reasonably robust. I still went for a Warbonnet type whipping for the suspension though.
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