Dec 13, 2008 at 8:19 pm #1232610
Does anyone have a link they could give me for making what would basicly be a giant stuff sack with straps? not interested in complicated patters with side pockets, multiple openings, just a plain simple pack that would carry 15lbs nicely.
I can't find any good ones
Thanks for feedbackDec 13, 2008 at 10:28 pm #1464219
use g4 pattern for shoulder straps (and belt if wanted) and back panel then instead of all the other stuff just use 1 piece for the sides and front. Use the square bottom like on stuff sacks (instructions on thru-hiker.com) and add a drawcord to the top.
For an average to small pack, perfect for the ultralighter, i'd go with 10-12" back piece with 24-28" front/side piece. You could use heavier 4oz oxford for the back and 1.9 or 1.1 for the front. You may also want to add a strip of heavier stuff to the bottom of the front piece so once all sewn up into a square bottom you have heavier fabric on the bottom all the way around.
However, unless you have a lot of high loft gear you will probably want some type of compression system, if only an over strap and some shock cord around the body.
-TimDec 13, 2008 at 10:33 pm #1464221
The golite Ion is similar to what you describe.
35$ shipped from various places.
Altrec for 37 shipped with code BARGAINBLISS.
9 oz. Not that I'm trying to dissuade you.Dec 14, 2008 at 3:00 am #1464238
@brianfitzLocale: philadelphia PA
if you are member,jay ham has a backpack pattern.search under 5 yards of spinnaker. i made on it is pretty easy. i would suggest using 5/8 ladder locks for the 3/4 in. grossgrain webbing . just leave of the side pocket.Dec 14, 2008 at 4:17 am #1464242
@laufbursche-deLocale: Cologne/ Germany
try this one, it's a very simple pattern.
click in the left index:
The exactly link doesn't work, you have
to go this way.
And the pattern is in german language.
I hope you can use this pattern anyway.
All the best
MateuszDec 20, 2008 at 2:38 pm #1465598
I found the answer to my problem!
This pack is PERFECT! Just the right capacity, I can customize it, and only $40!.Dec 20, 2008 at 5:15 pm #1465615Dec 20, 2008 at 5:20 pm #1465616
Why would you buy the Zero in Cuben Fiber for $60 when you can spend $20 less – for the exact same amount of weight?
Is the Cuben Fiber more durable or something?Dec 21, 2008 at 5:50 pm #1465756
It well may be stronger, but likely they have the same suspension, so no more weight-carrying comfort.
I love seeing weird packs out there. Come on man! it's the finest hand-rolled Cuben!Dec 22, 2008 at 7:00 pm #1466008
Did you change your avatar/picture Paul, or is my computer whack?Dec 23, 2008 at 4:15 pm #1466178
Yep, been switching it alot this week. Unemployed right now! and hurt a bit.Dec 23, 2008 at 4:20 pm #1466179
sorry to hear that, Paul
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