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    David Chenault
    BPL Member

    @davec

    Locale: Queen City, MT

    ~130 liter, full VX-21 homemade four season multi-sport adventure pack.

    Arc'teryx Bora shoulder straps (women's large, ebay'd).

    Partially free-floating custom hipbelt with anatomic cut outs.

    Full wrap gusseted back pocket, with drain holes and bungee closure, modular/removeable bottom compression strap.

    Double bottom with drain grommets.

    Drawstring closure, silnylon top skirt.

    Frameless.

    north fork pack

    Ready for skiing, non-summer packrafting, winter hiking, and combinations of the above.

    2 lbs, 5 oz.

    #1642393
    will sawyer
    Member

    @wjsawyer

    Locale: Connecticut

    130 liters is huge! What sort of suspension did you make? However you fill that its going to weight quite a bit.

    Awesome work!

    #1642412
    Ike Mouser
    Member

    @isaac-mouser

    nice pack, you haven't shaved in FOREVER! does food get all stuck in that thing? Anybody who has a beard like that and makes their own packs, with a bow and arrow to kill intruders gets my respect.

    #1642415
    Travis Leanna
    BPL Member

    @t-l

    Locale: Wisconsin

    That's not his pack. It's his shelter. David just climbs inside it at night.

    Seriously though, nice work!

    #1642437
    David Chenault
    BPL Member

    @davec

    Locale: Queen City, MT

    It's Montana, our facial hair standards are different. ;) No arrows in the house, but enough guns for my wife and I to have one in each hand when we shoot at you.

    The pack is totally frameless. Structure will be provided by a folded ridgerest and packraft paddle shafts (if packrafting), or a rolled ridgerest (if skiing). The things that will take up so much space without weighing a ton are winter insulation and sleeping bag, packraft, drysuit, real (foam) PFD, and a helmet.

    The pack is enormous. It's meant to swallow the above without being stuffed super full, which IME makes frameless packs carry poorly (they get too sausaged out). It won't be too hard to cut the collar down shorter if needed later on (it's 45" tall!).

    #1642570
    Del Johnston
    Member

    @deljohnston

    Locale: Heart of Dixie

    Cavernous, but looks great! Did you run the Hardrock Hundred? Impressive!

    #1642580
    David Chenault
    BPL Member

    @davec

    Locale: Queen City, MT

    I haven't done Hardrock yet, but plan to. Getting in is no mean feat!

    #1645857
    Mountain Warrior
    Member

    @mountainwarrior

    Locale: Northern Cal

    WOW nice work man!

    #3734386
    California Packrafting
    BPL Member

    @unnamedpeaks

    how did it work to use the packraft paddles as structure for the pack?

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