Jul 18, 2011 at 6:21 am #1276856
What packs are there out there for sul long weekend trips? Theres the zero anything without a 6 week wait ?Jul 18, 2011 at 7:11 am #1760435
GG Murmur, and I think Ron at MLD has some Burn Packs in stock.Jul 18, 2011 at 7:16 am #1760438
@michaelreaganLocale: Southern California
+1 on the GG Murmur. I think it's the ideal long weekend pack, offering only what you need and not a thing more. It's like the Smart car of backpacks…
MichaelJul 18, 2011 at 7:35 am #1760444
Evan McCarthyBPL Member
+1 on the Burn (which could be in stock). The fit is magical (at least for my 5'9"/150 lbs body with the medium).Jul 18, 2011 at 11:46 am #1760527
EMS Packable Pack, 9oz, 1500 cu in., $30 (I got one on sale for $21 if I remember correctly)Jul 18, 2011 at 11:50 am #1760532
Patagonia Lightweight Travel Pack
I don't have one, but I was looking at one the other day in the store.
11.4 oz (as listed, I haven't weighed one), 1,587 cu in., $79
You could get both of these packs in less than 8 weeks, if you have a trip coming up soon.
best of luck,
vJul 18, 2011 at 11:54 am #1760533
North face Verto
Seas 2 summit pocket daypack
Hyperlight mountain gear drybag pack
REI Flash 18
MEC travel light top load packJul 18, 2011 at 12:08 pm #1760542
I forgot to mention I would like it under 4ounces I have a TNF verto and I like it but i need something light to go to the whole xul thingJul 18, 2011 at 12:25 pm #1760549
HMG drybag pack
Sea 2 summit pocket day pack
are all under 4 ounces. The old GG g6 whisper was 4 ouncesJul 18, 2011 at 4:39 pm #1760612
@climberslackerLocale: Your guess is as good as mine.
I really like how the Zpacks Zero look.
But thats prolly a looooong way off for me.Jul 18, 2011 at 5:11 pm #1760631
Question for you gurus of the extremes of Ultra-Lightness, based upon experience what backpack you would take when a bear canister was required either large or small.Jul 18, 2011 at 5:24 pm #1760643
W I S N E R !BPL Member
I have a BV450 and a BV500 canister. Given that they weight 2 pounds, 1 ounce and 2 pounds, 9 ounces respectively, if I'm going by the numbers, my SUL/XUL hopes are pretty much dashed. Maybe I could still hit an SUL load with the smaller cannister…but it doesn't fit in my homemade 6 oz. pack. Next smallest pack I have is a Golite Jam, 19 oz. The Jam and small canister would leave me less than 2 pounds of other gear to hit a sub 5 packweight…I suppose it's doable, but I don't bother.
Cans and SUL/XUL don't seem too compatible…Jul 18, 2011 at 5:27 pm #1760646
Custom pack to hold that canister. probably a cuben style, like a zpacks, or a zimmerman creation could get one in at around 9-11 ounces. you would have cut back on iother features to come in at a low weight.Jul 18, 2011 at 6:43 pm #1760685
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
It depends on how many days long the trip is.
If it is only a few days, my little Bear Boxer (1.6 lb) is pretty compact for a bear canister, and it will easily fit into any 8-oz backpack of 1500 cubic inches.
If it is a longer trip, the solo BearVault 450 (2 lb 1 oz) holds more food. An old sub-1-lb Golite Breeze holds it with ease.
If it is longer still, the larger BearVault 500 (2 lb 9 oz) holds more. The Golite Breeze stills it with ease. However, now we have eaten up a lot of the weight allowance with just two items.
–B.G.–Jul 18, 2011 at 7:39 pm #1760708
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@biointegraLocale: Puget Sound
Go for the Zero (you'll love it). Tell Joe when you need it by; see what he can do.
Here are the specs for mine:
Zpacks Zero 1400ci Cuben = 2.8 oz.
+ Detachable Sternum Strap = 0.2
+ Removable Waist Belt = 1.2
+ Bungee Accessory Cordage = 0.4Jul 18, 2011 at 9:37 pm #1760743
@skauLocale: Southern California
I can't tell but does the EMS packable pack have a hipbelt?Jul 19, 2011 at 7:17 am #1760816
The EMS pack doesn't have a hip belt or sternum strap.Jul 19, 2011 at 7:39 am #1760823
@inabagLocale: Northern VA
I like that EMS pack a lot for the price. Might pick that up. Anyone link to some good instructions on adding a hipbelt to something like that?Jul 20, 2011 at 7:30 am #1761181
Hendrik MorkelBPL Member
LAUFBURSCHE make the huckePÄCKchen, the small version of the huckePACK about which I wrote the review here. 180 gram in cuben, iirc.Jul 20, 2011 at 4:48 pm #1761356
Ended up making my own 28 liter main compartment side waterbottle Pockets made the pack body out of grey sil and the bottom and strap reinforcement with 1.9 ounce ripstop final weight 4 ouncesJul 22, 2011 at 12:13 am #1761901
Guys, I was looking at the zero, and my fingers are twitching for me to buy it. I was looking at the small size 1,500 cubic inches. At first, I was going to add pockets, but decided that maybe just a back center pocket, or just a side pocket would work. I mainly wanted a pocket for my liter platypus.
For those of you that have used the Golite Ion, MLD Newt, zpacks Zero, or any other rucksack type, was it annoying to get the water from out of the pack each time? And because of this, did you drink less? Any tips or advice? I also use trekking poles, if that makes a difference.
Currently, I use the GG Murmur, and it's a fantastic pack, but I'm looking to downsize a bit more.Jul 22, 2011 at 5:54 am #1761923
I've had a Zero size small out of CT5K.18 for some time now. I elected to get two side pockets but skipped the large front pocket because of the weight penalty associated with it. So far I love it, it is a fantastic pack and I like it significantly better than my Murmur.
Switching out the cord and cord lock that Joe uses for AirCore 1 and a micro cord lock as well as trimming the excess webbing got the weight down to 81 grams (2.86 oz). There is also some extra plastic on the ladder locks which can be trimmed off to save another 0.2 grams. I emailed Joe about using 1/2" grosgrain instead of the thicker webbing that he uses since that would shave another 3.4 grams off the weight of the pack. He is also willing to make the pack from CT3.5K.18 (pretty sure, he didn't seem put off by the idea). That would save a further 9.2 grams pushing the pack weight down to 68 grams (2.4 oz).Jul 22, 2011 at 9:58 am #1761994
I have a zero x-small (1000cu in) and it weighs 3.5 oz with side pockets, sternum strap, daisy chain. If you have a deadline that is not ridiculous, I am sure he can work with you.
Here is the Zero about half full. I am 5'7", 175.Jul 22, 2011 at 11:25 am #1762021
"Switching out the cord and cord lock that Joe uses for AirCore 1 and a micro cord lock as well as trimming the excess webbing got the weight down to 81 grams (2.86 oz)."
the cord being that thin, would it not eventually wear through the fabric?Jul 22, 2011 at 11:36 am #1762028
I don't have a thru hike on it or anything like that but after about 50 miles I see no evidence of extra wear. Given how burly the CT5K.18 is I really doubt that AirCore 1 would be up to that task.
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