Oct 14, 2012 at 3:45 pm #1295031
After a long time of testing and making prototypes, the backpack we've been waiting to release is finally here. Details are on website, link here http://borahgear.com/stealth
edit 10/31: Currently sold out. There was a lot of orders in these first couple weeks, and I'm in the process of finding/training someone to sew these with me in order to keep up.Oct 14, 2012 at 5:48 pm #1921210
@filsingerLocale: Pacific Northwest
Like the quality of your bivy so I ordered my wife a stealth pack.
HootOct 15, 2012 at 11:33 am #1921463
Looks like a nice happy combination of some good MLD Burn/Prophet and GoLite style packs. Don't need one but I like the 2 side compression straps and the comfy looking shoulder and waist belt. That 140D Dyneema is the bomb (beautiful supple feel and look – a little shinier than the typical dyneema X).Oct 15, 2012 at 3:09 pm #1921523
Nice Looking Pack at a really nice price : )Oct 15, 2012 at 3:16 pm #1921527
Looks very nice. Option for hip belt pockets? If so, what is the cost and weight?Oct 15, 2012 at 4:06 pm #1921540
@cobbermanLocale: Northern Colorado
Is the front pocket gusseted so that you can get to it when the pack is fully loaded?Oct 15, 2012 at 8:33 pm #1921641
Thank you for the nice comments everyone!
To answer some questions,
edit: picture added
Steve, here is a picture of the hipbelt pocket. A real simple, spacious design. Costs $5, adds .45oz.
Eric, the picture doesn't show it well, but the front pocket does have pleats on the bottom. The mesh is also quite stretchy to allow for more room when it is fully loaded. Its not a huge pocket, but like the description says, it still holds 250cu (measured when packed full).
Let me know if anyone has and more questions, and thank you to the ones that have ordered. There are still two 140D ones left at this price, and one X version. I don't think the price will raise much once these are out, but it will increase by $5-$10, as this price would be hard to keep.Oct 15, 2012 at 9:10 pm #1921652
How stiff are the shoulder straps? If you have a larger 1.8 liter Gatorade bottle, would you check if it'll fit in the side pockets?Oct 17, 2012 at 8:15 am #1922117
The straps are padded with 3/8in foam, so they are quite comfy.
As for the Gatorade bottle, what is the diameter of it? When I went to the store this morning I tried looking for a 1.8L one, but had no luck. A Nalgene can fit just fine in the pockets, but I don't know how much wider the Gatorade is.
-JohnOct 18, 2012 at 1:53 pm #1922568
spam…marking this thread in case it becomes another invisible threadOct 18, 2012 at 5:03 pm #1922645
Now that this thread has become "invisible", I'm curious as the whether or not posting in it will revive it…testing.
edit: it brought it back, good idea on marking it Eugene.
Anyways, as far as the pack goes, I ended up making some hip belt pockets for it, and will post some pictures soon.Oct 18, 2012 at 5:04 pm #1922647
It does. That's why I marked it…so I could come back later and uninvisible it.Oct 19, 2012 at 2:41 pm #1922945
Bumping again to make this thread visible again after the latest spam attack.Oct 25, 2012 at 10:44 am #1924339
@dtpaladinoLocale: Northern Rockies
I could be interested in a pack, although I'm thinking about holding out til I see the next iteration…
I love my bivy, by the way!Dec 6, 2012 at 7:35 pm #1933731
Has anyone reviewed this pack? It looks great, and I'm thinking of getting one once they're available again. I just want to make sure that there aren't any large shortcomings.Jan 18, 2013 at 8:13 pm #1945156
@slackpackerLocale: Piedmont NC
Hey guys I had emailed John in December asking when the pack might be back in stock, I had been holding out for the right pack and this looked like the ticket. Well after our initial correspondence he just sent me another email saying that the stealth is back in stock!May 15, 2013 at 7:27 pm #1986582
@regarrettLocale: Lost in the mountains
I ordered my Stealth today. Can't wait to get it. Read all the comments I could find and I think this is what I am looking for to meet me really, really light weight trips. I'm not quite SUL…but this seems to fit the bill. Great looking pack.
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