Dec 26, 2012 at 8:10 pm #1297393
I've noticed that it is quite easy to mount different bags on my myog pack frame. I've done this to test out various combos.
I've evolved to using one bag/frame combo for everything but I'm curious. Do any of you use one frame but change the bag depending on length and nature of your trip? (e.g. day hike, grocery shopping or week long backpack)Dec 27, 2012 at 12:31 am #1938507
@m-lLocale: W-Never Eat Soggy (W)affles
It's a cool concept, but for me I seem to like the simplicity of one bag with shoulder straps, where I just stuff everything in vertically and away I go.Dec 27, 2012 at 2:49 am #1938510
I haven't made my own backpack yet, but I have been thinking about it. When I finally make one I think I'll copy Daryl's frame, but hang multiple drybags to it. That way everything is organised and you can easily change setup as your food supplies become less or if you make a daytrip from basecamp.Dec 27, 2012 at 2:49 am #1938511
I haven't made my own backpack yet, but I have been thinking about it. When I finally make one I think I'll copy your frame, but hang multiple drybags to it. That way everything is organised and you can easily change setup as your food supplies become less or if you make a daytrip from basecamp.Dec 27, 2012 at 2:49 am #1938514
Sorry about the double post. The site was acting weird.Dec 27, 2012 at 6:57 am #1938537
@rdalyLocale: outdoors amap
I prefer to have the best setup for each situation. For a dayhike or even a weekend I don't need a framed backpack. In fact I use my good old G4 (no frame)for any week long trips. For #30 or more I'd prefer a framed pack. I'm usually way under that for any trip though.
I like to match my pack/volume to my intended use. I like a simple shoulder straped bag for dayhikes, G5 for weekends, G4 for a week long.Dec 27, 2012 at 7:40 am #1938547
Dale WambaughBPL Member
@dwambaughLocale: Pacific Northwest
I dissected an old Jansport aluminum frame with that in mind, with the idea of using waterproof stuff sacks rather than a pack bag. The trick is finding a good way to attach the stuff sacks without adding a lot of weight.Dec 27, 2012 at 9:09 am #1938568
"trick is finding a good way to attach the stuff sacks without adding a lot of weight"
I agree. Hard to beat the weight/efficiency of one big bag.Dec 30, 2012 at 7:14 am #1939277
David GoodyearBPL Member
Finished my second season with a modular external frame backpack.
DaveDec 31, 2012 at 5:55 pm #1939739
I use an old Kelty Trekker external frame with Sea to Summit eVac dry sacks instead of the original heavier Kelty bag. I made one vertical and two horizontal ½” wide straps to lash the dry sack to the frame. The long strap that I use in the vertical position doubles as my camp tree strap for hanging gear for easy access.
For multi day winter trips, I use a 65L dry sack(pictured). For summer I use a 35 liter dry sack. The system works great. The frame, dry sack, straps and water bladder sack runs just under 3 pounds.
I love that my pack always fits no matter what I have strapped to it.Dec 31, 2012 at 6:28 pm #1939743
jeffrey armbrusterBPL Member
@bookLocale: Northern California
I use a LuxuryLite frame with a large GG bag attached. The whole set up comes in at around 2 1/2 lbs. You could attach any bag that has straps to the LL frame. Works great for me. Oh, and this frame is terrific for carrying a bear canister on the lower 'lip'.Jan 1, 2013 at 3:36 am #1939796
Miguel ArboledaBPL Member
@butukiLocale: Kanto Plain, Japan
The trick is finding a good way to attach the stuff sacks without adding a lot of weight.
Try these drysacks from Exped.Jan 1, 2013 at 9:07 am #1939863
Those ulv bags provide a lot of bag for the weight. Pretty cool.
DarylJan 1, 2013 at 9:11 am #1939864
"I love that my pack always fits no matter what I have strapped to it."
I hadn't really clarified my thinking on the issue until I read your post. I think this is probably the biggest plus for the one frame-multiple bag concept.
DarylJan 1, 2013 at 9:18 am #1939866
Thanks for the reminder about your modular pack. It is a very sophisticated application of the concept.
If I was awaiting rescue and you showed up with all that gear it would be very reassuring.
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