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vaguehead

Ultralighter
Maybe the price? I reckon they'll add more customisation options later on.

It could be. Could also be that Dyneema gridstop has better properties, Bonfus states they use it for 'flexibiliy and durability' SWD for 'tear resistance' in those same areas.

Could also be that hip belts, shoulder straps, and side pockets are standard parts and they have hundreds in stock they don't want to waste.

Maybe it's trickier to work with and those areas might be more difficult to make.

Or some other reason. I don't know, but I'd like to find out before I get a pack made of it. I suppose it will take a while before it's known.
 
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edh

Thru Hiker
Has anybody here come across Bach packs? Castleberg Outdoors Carries them. The Molecule 50 looks interesting. (Idle curiosity on my part; I'm not in the market for a new pack.)
Met a German chap carrying one on the GR20 - years ago. Solidly built and rugged - the pack was similar...
The Molecule; your attraction?
They look like Ospreys on steroids to me...
 

WilliamC

Thru Hiker
Met a German chap carrying one on the GR20 - years ago. Solidly built and rugged - the pack was similar...
The Molecule; your attraction?
They look like Ospreys on steroids to me...
To be honest, what piqued my interest the most was that I'd never heard of them.
But with reference to the Molecule... While not ultralight, it seems to me that the weight is competitive for what you get - e.g. similar to an Atom Mo - which is unusual for a mainstream pack. I also like the modularity (again unusual in a mainstream pack) - I wish more companies offered dedicated removable hip belt pockets - and the fact that it replaces the front pocket with what looks to be a fairly versatile attachment system.
Your comparison to Osprey is apt, I think. I was thinking that this makes a lighter alternative to the current Exos range.
 

Cranston

Thru Hiker
Wilderness Threadworks Obi 28L+8L EPL200
Vid of his new rucky.
 
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