Mar 3, 2011 at 11:52 pm #1270029
Hi, recently purchased a Golite Ion for a friend of mine. We're planning a 5 day hike in the Grand Canyon.
It'd be the perfect size with some mesh side and front pockets, ala MLD Burn etc. I had seen a thread previously with pics of modded ions but can't seem to find it with BPL's search engine.
If anyone has the link or would be kind enough to post pics of theirs, it'd be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.Mar 4, 2011 at 12:51 am #1704283
@foundLocale: Sacramento, CAMar 4, 2011 at 12:54 am #1704284
Thank you sir.Mar 4, 2011 at 5:03 am #1704297
@kat_pLocale: Pacific Coast
I made a removable mesh pocket for someone that has an Ion and asked me to sew one. I made a few more since I had my sewing machine out. They weigh .05 ounces, without the shock cord, and are made with No See Um mesh. Here are a couple of pictures, with the mesh pocket around a big fluffy pillow. I can send you instructions if you'd like.Mar 4, 2011 at 5:28 am #1704299
@martycLocale: Industrial Midwest
Nicely done. I'd like the instructions if you don't mind.
Or, if you're up for making a few more, I'd order several for myself and friends as presents.
Cleveland, OhioMar 4, 2011 at 5:29 am #1704300
@slvravnLocale: East Coast - Mid AtlanticMar 4, 2011 at 6:11 am #1704312
@kat_pLocale: Pacific Coast
Martin, I sent you a link to the instructions. I do have several made that I can sell, also.Mar 4, 2011 at 6:39 am #1704318Mar 7, 2011 at 9:53 am #1705516
Mike love the look of your ion, I can feel a modification coming on.Mar 7, 2011 at 3:39 pm #1705713
I added side pockets, front pocket and a generously sized extension collar plus a small hip belt pocket made using material from the removed lid.
Original pack capacity (size large) 1600ci (26 liters)
Conservative estimate of added capacity:
belt pocket 30ci (.5 liter)
front pocket 250ci (4 liters)
two side pockets 220ci (3.6 liters)
extension collar 500ci (8.2 liters)
Mar 7, 2011 at 4:36 pm #1705743
Jim- very nice work! I like the matching hip belt pocket :)Mar 7, 2011 at 5:25 pm #1705776
Nice. Thanks for tall the helps. Katharina, I'll ask my friend and PM you if she decides to go that route.
May seem like a stupid question, but with the Ion, were the sizes offered referring to the torso length or the capacity of the pack?
And I see 2 seams at the front of the pack, but none in the back (shoulder strap side). when sewing on your side pockets, did you just sew onto the pack fabric directly?
Thanks again.Mar 7, 2011 at 5:45 pm #1705786
@slvravnLocale: East Coast - Mid Atlantic
Scott – there are only the 2 front seams and none on the side. So the front pocket is sewn into those seams, but the side pockets will have one edge in those seams and the other sewn directly to the back/side fabric.Mar 7, 2011 at 5:55 pm #1705791
they referred to torso length, but as you want in torso length the volume increased as well- fairly common w/ most packs
sizing for the Ion
small 15.5-17.5 8 oz 23 liters
medium 17.5-19.5 9 oz 25 liters
large 19.5-21.5 10 oz 26 liters
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