Pack Lids as fanny packs
Jul 26, 2015 at 9:31 pm #2217194Kate MagillBPL Member
I use my Zpacks Multi-Pack on a pretty much daily basis. Converts from lumbar/fanny pack to shoulder bag with no fiddling. Perfect size for a UL diaper bag, quick dayhikes with toddler, around-town errands, etc. Very important part of my backpacking kit since my back is taken up by a 22-lb kiddo! I wish he made a slightly larger one…like 6-8 liters. Then I'd be all set!Aug 17, 2015 at 5:49 pm #2221565Tim ZenSpectator
+1 to richardmay
Very handy bag. IPad fits. crop DSLR fits. You can hang it off your shoulder straps using the enclosed straps or use it as a cross body bag. Quality zipper. Material is fairly stiff and holds it shape when loaded.Nov 18, 2015 at 3:48 pm #2238938Bob ShaverBPL Member
I use the top lid / pocket from my REI flash backpacks as a shoulder carried pack, for fishing excursions and day hikes away from camp. They work great, with the addition of one little bitty strap. works for me.Nov 18, 2015 at 5:07 pm #2238953Michael SamfordSpectator
Bob: Any chance you could post a photo of your setup? I have a Flash lid I would like to use as a shoulder pack. Thanks.Nov 9, 2016 at 2:19 pm #3434882Thomas BBPL Member
Yeah gotta the love the Irish colloquiallisms! Never been there, but my family emigrated from there back in late 1800s. WOuld be nice to hike the Emerald isle one day.Apr 17, 2017 at 4:04 pm #3463630Eric BlumensaadtBPL Member
@danepackerLocale: Mojave Desert
Thanks Jimmer, I like that ZPacks accessory bag. A few straps, buckles and a bit of sewing could make it work as a lid for my EXOS.
Eric B.Aug 29, 2018 at 10:40 am #3553648MikekiMBPL Member
@mikekimLocale: Somewhere East of Montauk
Another vote for the Z-Packs Multi Pack.
I DIY’d one last year.. works great as a pack brain, hanging from the front of the pack, clipped to my belt as a pseudo fanny pack, with an amsteel dog bone double over and larksheaded as a shoulder strap..Oct 28, 2019 at 9:06 pm #3616198AaronBPL Member
I also like the multi-pack. No way in hell I’d be caught dead wearing that around town though! For city hikes it’s always the Jansport so I don’t look like a dweeb.
Last weekend the wife and I did a short hike into a coastal campsite for 2 nights. We didn’t think ahead to bring a day pack, so I tied some cord onto the lid of the REI Flash. Worked great.for a 6 mile beach walk. The other option was using the tent stuffsack but I think the zippered pockets of the lid were a bit more convenient.
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