Jun 23, 2009 at 8:19 pm #1237313
I finally got around to starting on my first project. It is a G4 made out of dyneema. Overall, I am pretty happy with the the way things turned out. It definitely taught me a lot of about sewing, how different stitches are done, etc . Anyway here are some pics. Let me know what you think. The finished weight was somewhere between 16.5 to 17 ozJun 23, 2009 at 10:10 pm #1510120
Ken T.BPL Member
Hey, that looks nice. Congratulations on a job well done. I have some fabric on order for my first attempt at a pack. Now I really can't wait. Very cool.Jun 24, 2009 at 10:03 am #1510178
Tim MarshallBPL Member
where is the 3d mesh from?Jun 24, 2009 at 2:43 pm #1510231
The 3d mesh is from thru-hiker. I bought two feet of it and still have plenty of it to use on some other projects.Jun 24, 2009 at 6:58 pm #1510290
Jamie ShorttBPL Member
@jshorttLocale: North Carolina
Congrats on a job well done. That is one nice looking pack. The Dyneema is certianly not the lightest pack material, but it is my favorite. It holds up like none other. And still your pack coming in just over a pound is fantastic.
Thanks for sharing.
JamieJun 24, 2009 at 9:40 pm #1510312
@blister-freeLocale: Puertecito ruins
Very professional looking for a first attempt at a pack (and sewing?!)
BTW, where'd you happen to source that Dyneema cross-rip?Jun 25, 2009 at 8:53 am #1510359
Wow ! VERY impressive,I really like it.Jun 27, 2009 at 4:24 am #1510725
Thanks for all the kind words everybody. All of this started a few weeks ago when I made a few stuff sacks. That was all it took, and now I have a list of projects to get done. This was the first time I had sewn anything except for the stuff sacks a few weeks ago. The machine is an old Singer Merritt 2404. Overall, I probably could have gone back and cleaned up a couple of the stitches. I'm not to concerned with it though. I will take it out here in the next few weeks to give it a test run, and report back. The Dyneema Gridstop and 3d mesh came from thru-hiker, and the rest of it was a kit without fabric from Quest.Jun 27, 2009 at 4:58 am #1510730
Also with the shoulder straps and hip belt wings, instead of doing the openings in both, I just used some ccf and sealed them up. They are very comfortable too. I do want to go back and possibly add a y strap going over the top, and maybe add some sort of sternum strap.
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