Mar 23, 2014 at 5:09 pm #1314764
Time to get rid of a couple redundant packs in my closet.
First up is a customized HMG Porter 3400.
I had two modifications made on this pack.
-The fabric used is the heavier 150 d hybrid Cuban rather then the 50 d used on most HMG packs. This is the fabric now used on the Porter 4400.
-Plastic frame sheet. This is a new feature on the HMG Porter 4400 only, I had it put in mine. It boast carrying capacity with heavy duty loads.
The pack has only been outside once or twice on "try out" walks. Nothing changed since the factory.
Torso length is Long (21 inches)
Its a great pack I just don't need two heavy hauler packs and my Exped fits me just a bit better.
Next I'm selling a Zimmerbuilt pack with a custom hipbelt that Chris made to my specifications. Great pack I just don't need it now.
Here are the pictures Chris took of it, his are much better then the ones I took.
The pack was 28 oz when Chris weighed it. I added a foam back pad so its probably right around 30 oz now. The material is Xpac. The orange is the lighter VX07 while everything else is VX21.
There is a Gossamer Gear style removable frame, I had Chris modify the hipbelt design so the belt would be sewn on right next to the frame. I tested it with 30-35 pounds and its pretty comfortable at that weight. The really isn't room to put more then that in there. Main pack volume is around 2200 cubic inches for the main compartment.
I carried it on 5 short trips totaling about 100 miles. It has some scuffs but functionally its sound, no rips, worn spots or busted seams anywhere.
The torso length is 21 inches.
Asking $150 shipped
Black pack traded, other two still available.Mar 24, 2014 at 4:04 pm #2085799
Michael SchwartzBPL Member
@greenwalkLocale: PA & Ireland
Excellent value on an excellent pack BUMP.Mar 31, 2014 at 6:35 pm #2088227
Totally updated the post with new packs for sale.Mar 31, 2014 at 7:37 pm #2088246
Luke – is that you in the pic with the second Zimmer pack? if so, that torso length does not look too short.Mar 31, 2014 at 7:47 pm #2088251
I had the hipbelt sort of hiked up tall at that point. It took the weight off my shoulders but it didn't anchor as well and dug into my stomach a bit. I hike most of the day with it to try it out and was pretty sure I need another inch or so to really make the pack work to its full potential.Mar 31, 2014 at 7:50 pm #2088252
Gotcha – sweet looking pack. Of course, I need another pack like I need another hole in the head….Mar 31, 2014 at 10:48 pm #2088302
Philip TschersichBPL Member
@philip-akLocale: Kodiak Alaska
HMG sizes usually run small, med, large, and tall. Not sure I have heard of 'long'. I guess you mean large? There is usually a size tag sewn in under the Velcro at the top of the collar.Apr 1, 2014 at 7:05 am #2088371
Good catch Philip the Porter is size Large, not sure why I said "Long"Apr 1, 2014 at 4:36 pm #2088550
Lowered the prices a bit.
Now HMG Porter for $270
Zimmerbuilt Orange Pack for $165
Zimmerbuilt Black and Red Pack for $250Apr 2, 2014 at 12:36 pm #2088879
Roman VazhnovBPL Member
Luke, can you show plastic frame sheet for HMG?Apr 2, 2014 at 2:09 pm #2088924
The plastic frame sheet is sewn into the pack so its non-removable. The pack has twin aluminium stays that can be removed and bent to fit your own back. Between the frame stays the plastic frame sheet is sewn it to prevent torso collapse with really big loads.Apr 2, 2014 at 10:30 pm #2089098
Roman VazhnovBPL Member
Thank you. So it is narrow, just between stays? What is the weight of it? Sorry, can't find detailed info.Apr 3, 2014 at 4:30 am #2089128
Yes my understanding is its just between the stays. All HMG Porters have a foam pad across the whole back of the pack. Its really hard to tell the difference between those with the plastic and those without. If you look at the BPL review of this pack there is a picture where it is overloaded (68 pounds) and its sagging a lot. The plastic is meant to help with that. There were a couple other changes made since the article. The hipbelt was strengthened and the compression strap seams were reinforced. HMG says it can now carry60 pounds. I think that is a bit much but 45-50 seems doable assuming it fits right.
I weighed it with a cheap scale and got 38 oz. I personally think its a tad lighter because the larger 4400 Porter is also 38oz.Apr 3, 2014 at 3:56 pm #2089354
I'd be willing to give someone a nice discount if they were interested in any two of these packs. Its would save the expense and hassle of a mailing.Apr 7, 2014 at 6:20 pm #2090770
I dropped the price on the Zimmerbuilt packs but not the Porter. I can use the HMG Porter but the Zimmerbuilt packs really need a new home.Apr 7, 2014 at 9:44 pm #2090826
Jeff JeffBPL Member
What is the hipbelt size on the orange zimmer?Apr 7, 2014 at 10:01 pm #2090830
I'm about a 32 and it fits me perfectly. From measuring the belt I'd guess you could squeeze it down to about 27 inches. The webbing is removable so you could put longer pieces on and make it as big as you wanted. I'd guess the current setup would work to about 36-38 inches.Apr 8, 2014 at 7:28 am #2090882
They're still there.
I'd prefer to sell the Zimmerbuilts first and fund a new pack. I don't think I'll drop the price on the HMG unless the Zimmerbuilts sell first, I can still use the HMG although I'd prefer to switch to a smaller pack for desert trips.Apr 9, 2014 at 9:29 am #2091201
$295 for both Zimmerbuilt packsApr 10, 2014 at 9:14 am #2091534
Price dropped on Zimmerbuilt black/red pack and Porter.Apr 10, 2014 at 3:13 pm #2091681
BumpApr 13, 2014 at 10:42 am #2092510
Price drop on both Zimmerbuilt packs individually. If anyone wants to buy both I'll give them too you for $280. The black and red one would be $300 new.
Also I'm thinking about selling a cuben grace solo tarp by MLD. $170Apr 14, 2014 at 3:22 pm #2092952
Traded Red and Black pack. The orange pack and HMG pack are still there.Jul 31, 2014 at 9:24 am #2123675
Craig J.BPL Member
Only the HMG to go. Thanks Luke for kindly answering all my questions.Jul 31, 2014 at 10:02 am #2123684
doh, I was about to inquire about the orange zimmer. Nice pick up, let me know if it doesn't work out for you :)
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