Nov 21, 2012 at 10:49 am #1296288
From the MLD Facebook site:
"In one week we will have up on the site a limited run of Christmas Gift NEWT packs. It will not have an external pocket – $60. A simple pack for simple needs. About 8 oz. More info TBA."
Ron BellNov 21, 2012 at 2:23 pm #1930215
Sweet!Nov 26, 2012 at 3:43 pm #1931308
Posted on the MLD Facebook site!!!!
Mountain Laurel Designs
2013 NEWT Ultra Simple Day / Overnight / Weekend or Summit Pack 6 oz / 175gms 1700 ci / 28L Approx. External Dimensions 11" X 6" X 26" One Size Torso- Fits 5'5" to 6'2" FEATURES: • All Dyneema X (TM) Construction: 210dNov 26, 2012 at 6:48 pm #1931352
I wouldnt mind having one, does anyone know how much Ron would charge for 2 water bottle pockets and/ or a rear pocket all made of Dyneema?Nov 26, 2012 at 6:51 pm #1931354
Also hipbelt… actually at that point I might as well just get a Burn.
I guess I'll just have to take this pack for what its worth, a minimalist.Nov 26, 2012 at 10:46 pm #1931398
I have first generation Newt and love the pack so much. It's clean and simple
without side/front mesh pockets. I added one shoulder strap pocket made by Chris at Zimmerbuilt and I carry waterbottle on another shoulder strap. No need for anything else IMHO! The bungee cord at the front is good to hold your windshirt or half of a Ridgerest. Oh yeah and it's full out dyneema so very good for any off trail bush walking or light scrambling. I highly recommend it!
Cheers!Nov 27, 2012 at 7:07 am #1931445
"Wow…first run all sold out, we will build more in a few weeks. THANKS"
From Ron as posted on the MLD Facebook site.Nov 27, 2012 at 7:43 am #1931453
How do these compare to the Golite Ion? It looks a little bigger…Durability?
KevinNov 27, 2012 at 9:03 am #1931470
they are about the same volume (Newt to Ion in size L). I am happy to have both as they are both sweet packs. Newt does have more padded shoulder straps to Ion and different closure system (zip closure on Ion vs. snap and roll top closure on my version of Newt). They are both made from dyneema so comparable in durability and about the same weight. To me both are clean looking packs and bungee on Newt's front does add a bit more versatility to it.Have been using both for some time now and there's no wear or tear on them. At first i did find closure system on Newt more fiddly to Ion's simple zip closure but once you get used to it it's realy easy. As I can see on new Newt the closure system has been changed to drybag closure system so should be easy to close and open. There's no hipbelt on Newt but with light loads they are made for you will not miss one:).
VelimirDec 19, 2012 at 9:05 am #1936607
Is there a good way to strap a 2 pound tent to the outside of a Newt?Dec 22, 2012 at 6:09 pm #1937510
Does anyone know where the best spot to add a hipbelt to this pack? Where should one add one?
I like one more for stability when running, not so much to take the load off the shoulders.
Also, any recent pics of this pack?
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