DIY Ultralight Backpack: My Search for a Perfect Pack
Jun 15, 2016 at 10:05 pm #3409115Luke SchmidtBPL Member
Companion forum thread to: DIY Ultralight Backpack: My Search for a Perfect Pack
After trying several commercial backpacks, I made my own DIY ultralight backpack so I could have the features I like.Jun 16, 2016 at 2:47 pm #3409244David ChenaultBPL Member
@davecLocale: Queen City, MT
It’s the frame Seek Outside sells with all their packs. Not separately listed on their site. Not sure how keen they’ll be if Luke unleashes the floodgates of aftermarket requests. ;)Jun 16, 2016 at 3:55 pm #3409256Tad EnglundBPL Member
@bestbuilderLocale: Pacific Northwest
Thanks Dave, I figured as much.
I definitely like the looks of yours and Luke’s rather than the bolted flat bar that I found while searching.
Luke it might be helpful if you listed where your sourced you materials.Apr 25, 2018 at 11:03 am #3532158Greg PehrsonBPL Member
@gregpehrsonLocale: playa del caballo blanco
Luke, this article is great–thank you for all the detail of your thought process. Do you have any tips for measuring the torso length on this kind of build (to know where to sew on the upper shoulder strap attachments), since the hip belt is floating and the hip belt grommets make it somewhat adjustable? Are you measuring your torso length starting from the bottom seam, minus the seam allowance, up to between the fixed shoulder strap attachment webbing, or do you start at some point higher than that on the bottom? Or lining up the frame on the back panel pieces as best you can before they’re sewn, pulling the hip belt up to simulate the weight load on the frame and then measuring up from the center of the hip belt to determine where the center of the upper shoulder strap attachment should go? I’m trying to figure out a way to do it that’s a little more exacting than just pure guessing/ trial and error. Thanks!
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