Oct 4, 2010 at 11:53 am #1263997
Announcing the NEWT
New MLD Pack- It's like a stripped down BURN with no pockets.
• 7.75oz stripped
• Roll Top
• All Dyneema X
• Nicely padded shoulder straps- same as the BURN
Intro Price of $69 – WIl go up after a small intro amount are sold.
OK to order now- will start shipping in a few weeks.
We saw that many posters were interested in a small, simple and fairly low priced pack like this – so here it is! Appreciate any feedback on concept, etc.
Of course- if what you really want is a full featured small and light pack- then go for the BURN!
FYI: No custom tweaks will be available on the NEWT.
RonOct 4, 2010 at 12:08 pm #1651329
wow…Ion-killer. Simple and awesome!
I've also been following your facebook…Will there still be a cuben-pack announcement?Oct 4, 2010 at 12:10 pm #1651331
@mikefaedundeeLocale: Under a bush in Scotland
I really like that type of closure system Ron. Very weatherproof.Oct 4, 2010 at 12:18 pm #1651336
Yes on the new Cuben packs- we just got the new cuben material today- a little latter then planned- and will be final protoyping this week.
First Cuben pack will be an Exodus Size and second one a Burn Size.
ThanksOct 4, 2010 at 12:23 pm #1651339
I was literally pulling the trigger on the Burn, but now I must know about the cuben burn first :D I'm sure you don't want to give away too many details, but can we expect it to be a full featured pack like the burn? Thanks!Oct 4, 2010 at 12:42 pm #1651349
Elegant simplicity Ron, very very nice.Oct 4, 2010 at 12:43 pm #1651350
The Ion-killer is right!
Nice work Ron, and good price point. Quality MLD for $69, with a better closure than the Ion, and bungee cords already on it (like many people have to add to the Ion).
This is great. I like.Oct 4, 2010 at 12:43 pm #1651351
Wow. This is bloody perfect. An Ion killer.Oct 4, 2010 at 1:13 pm #1651362
@newtonLocale: Southeastern Louisiana
I feel so honored. ;-)
Go – who, Io – what? It weighs less and is just as "filling".
NEWTon :-)Oct 4, 2010 at 1:24 pm #1651365
if only it had axes loops and a top strap for a rope ….Oct 4, 2010 at 1:27 pm #1651369
The Ion came in three lengths. I needed a Long to fit my torso. Does the Newt just come in one length? If so, what do you think about fit for various heights of folks?
Thanks!Oct 4, 2010 at 1:32 pm #1651371
The Newt can be order in S/M or M/L.Oct 4, 2010 at 1:52 pm #1651380
No external pockets and no mention of hydration port. How we gonna carry water?Oct 4, 2010 at 2:00 pm #1651385
@davecLocale: Crown of the Continent
Ya'll must have your sh** DIALED to make money at that price. Very, very, very impressive.
Great design.Oct 4, 2010 at 2:38 pm #1651396
@newtonLocale: Southeastern Louisiana
With the drawstring / roll down top closure I believe you could route the drinking tube out through the top drawstring opening and then to either side under the roll down top.
Without a picture of the top closure in the open condition it is hard to tell if this is possible. A simple exit port between the pack straps would be nice.
I would suggest a haul loop be added between the pack straps.
NewtonOct 4, 2010 at 2:53 pm #1651402
"No external pockets and no mention of hydration port. How we gonna carry water?"
You're kidding right? You want all that, then buy the Burn! Heaven forbid you have to open the pack and grab a platypus.Oct 4, 2010 at 3:11 pm #1651406
Water storage? Order a shoulder strap water bottle holder from MLD when you order your NEWT pack, problem solved.Oct 4, 2010 at 6:12 pm #1651493
Kidding? No..lol. I guess it is that way to make you buy options, but there was no option for a hydration port listed. I won't buy a pack that I have to stop and open up just to take a drink. Even zpacks or the old whisper had either an external pocket or hydration port as an option.
I used to do the shoulder strap water bottle thing, but I only use 1 liter bottles now and don't want 2 lbs hanging off a shoulder strap.
The pack may be used for summit attempts where it can be difficult to stop, open packs, take a sip, repack, close, put pack on.
Just my feedback as OP asked for.Oct 4, 2010 at 6:33 pm #1651502
As Ron stated in his original post "Appreciate any feedback on concept,ect.". Email Ron and tell him what you think:
1) Hydration port.
2) Haul Loop.
My Newt is in the mail!
(I have a REI Flash 18 available free to anyone wanting to pay the shipping). :)Oct 4, 2010 at 7:02 pm #1651512
(I have a REI Flash 18 available free to anyone wanting to pay the shipping). :)
PM sentOct 4, 2010 at 11:18 pm #1651558
@eugeneiusLocale: Nuevo Mexico
This pack just made me smile… NEWT! Love it. What a great looking ruck you have on your hands Ron.Oct 5, 2010 at 1:03 am #1651570
@skopeoLocale: British Columbia
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@jephotoLocale: New Zealand
Looks great and I look forward to the first pimping my Newt MYOG thread.Oct 5, 2010 at 7:51 am #1651612
@areichowLocale: Northern Minnesota
Seriously- is this a joke? If you want that stuff, get the MLD Burn– it's this pack plus external pockets, hydration port, and ice axe loops.
This is a pack for the kind of people who buy the MLD Burn and then hack off the external pockets, ice axe loops, and top strap to save two ounces. If that isn't you, look elsewhere.
I'm not the target market for this pack… But if I were, I'd love having at least one of those teeny-tiny ice axe loops, preferably two. But that's just me. :) This looks like a great pack for the group it's targeting!Oct 5, 2010 at 10:00 am #1651641
Somebody name all the packs, cottage gear or other, that have no external pockets, no hydration port, and neither as an option?
I would have to search. I'd guess some pocketable daypacks are made with no external pockets and no hydration port, maybe the Montbell pocketable daypack and others like it.
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