Nov 1, 2012 at 5:58 pm #1295724
I wanted a small daypack or summit pack that would also double as a stuff sack for my extra clothes. So I made one. It mesures 16"l x 10" wide x 4.5" deep. Weighs a meazely 1.5oz. I call it my "Nothing Pack" because it's so light.Nov 1, 2012 at 6:43 pm #1925940
@jaseLocale: A tent in my backyard - Melbourne
…I like it!!Nov 1, 2012 at 7:49 pm #1925951
I need to make something like this. Did you just use ripstop nylon?Nov 2, 2012 at 4:24 am #1925982
Silnylon for pack and shoulder straps and 1/2 in webbing. Used 1/2 in seam allowances.I can try to post a pattern if anyone is interested.Nov 2, 2012 at 6:23 am #1925989
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
Nice! I made something similar.
I don't like regular daypack for backpacking because they're so heavy.
A lightweight one like yours is good for a hike from basecamp – jacket, water, bit of food,…
Sometimes I'll use it for hanging foodNov 2, 2012 at 12:36 pm #1926034
Exactly why I wanted it. Hard to see but there is a small haul loop between the straps so that it can be hung as a food bag too.Nov 2, 2012 at 12:50 pm #1926035
@flutingaroundLocale: Rocky Mtn. West
Please share the pattern!
But is it big enough to store your suvival bivy and extra layers and to carry water? I often go up to higher elevations for the day hiking from base camp, so I would need enough gear to survive in below freezing temps if I got stuck up there.Nov 3, 2012 at 6:02 am #1926119
I can get my wind shirt and pants, vest,water,FAK,and.snacks/lunch in it.I can also fit my jacket instead of the vest.But a bivy too would not fit at this size. I'll try to put a pattern together in a day or two.Nov 8, 2012 at 4:02 am #1927019
@fibropackerLocale: West Sussex
Nice little job to keep me busy. How did you attach the shoulder straps; did you use the webbing you mentioned and then sew the straps to that? Thanks for sharing.Nov 18, 2012 at 5:37 pm #1929456
Bobby: Sorry I just now saw your question.The shoulder straps are 2 pieces of sil sewed together to make a strap 2" wide. That is sewn to a strip of 30 denier near the top of the pack. The webbing is sewn to the sil straps. At the bottom of the pack I sewed the webbing to a double thickness triangle of 30 denier which is sewn into the side seam of the pack. Basically I just looked at how most backpacks are constructed and made a small copy of them using light weight/smaller parts. If I was to make another I would just use webing for the whole length of the shoulder strap. Hope this helps, if you need more info shoot me a pm.
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