Mar 10, 2010 at 2:04 pm #1256318
Here is my MYOG 1.3 oz hydration pack I made for biking. The pocket is just big enough to fit a tiny pump, wallet, keys, spoke wrench, patch kit and a few hex keys. I did the zigzag cord to carry a jacket when needed. Since I didn't use bungee cord I have a hook at the end to take up the slack. The material is 20d Momentum 90. The shoulder straps have a 2mm thin padding inside so they feel nice. Since the fabric is so thin I trimmed the corners of the platypus & added a tiny amount of insulation tape at the bottom. It looks complected but I started out making a simple square bottom stuff sack. I added the pocket, cord zigzag loops, top draw cord & shoulder straps all before sewing the bottom of the bag up. Once the bottom was sewn up I attached the bottom part of the shoulder straps. I am planning on adding sternum & waist straps. Since this is for biking the extra straps really help keep the pack in place.
The pack looks even better in person :)
Mar 10, 2010 at 2:32 pm #1584711
Very nice Bender. Any pics?Mar 10, 2010 at 2:56 pm #1584721
Pic is showing up now!Mar 10, 2010 at 3:26 pm #1584730
@tippymcstaggerLocale: North Texas
Question: Usually "hydration pack" implies a hose. You show the bottleneck at the top, which would not properly feed a hose. What am I missing? Also, does the weight include everything attached?Mar 10, 2010 at 4:00 pm #1584741
You are missing the hose because it isn't in the picture ;) The picture does show a standard cap. Since the hose goes on the top it can be shorter than usual. I have the platypus with hose & bite valve down to 3.1 oz so total weight is just 4.4 oz.Mar 12, 2010 at 6:46 pm #1585887
Henry BlakeBPL Member
If you carry 16 ounces of water on a one hour 22.5 mile bike ride when riding your 18.7 pound bike, how much will the total hydration package weigh? Good job, by the way!Mar 13, 2010 at 8:47 pm #1586183
20.4 oz carried in that scenario ;) My MTB is right around 18.7 pounds by the way hehe.Mar 15, 2010 at 10:16 pm #1586936
Konrad .BPL Member
Bender, how are you rigging your platy so that the hose can come out the top? Platys hoses are gravity fed…I assume you made a custom cap where the hose runs through the cap, and directly to the bottom of the platy (a la camelbak better bottles?)Mar 16, 2010 at 8:04 am #1587029
Konrad since the platypus is sealed the hose at the top works fine.
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