- Feb 5, 2017 at 1:01 pm #3448889
So a couple months ago I posted and sold a pack I made. A few people reached out and ask if I will make more. I made two packs. The back and bottom is one piece of vx-07 (no-seams beside the sides.) The front and side are made of VX-03 and the side pockets are made of a 420d diamond ripstop. The shoulder straps are made of VX-07, 3-D spacer mesh, and 1/4 inch CCF. They are nice and wide and carry weight well. There is a slight difference between the packs and thats where I put the line locks. you can see in the picture that one sits lower on the pack.
I am selling them for $90 a piece.Feb 5, 2017 at 1:12 pm #3448893
The dimensions are roughly 28.5×10.5×6.Feb 5, 2017 at 1:16 pm #3448894Jeffs ElevenBPL Member
Maybe stuff one and get pics wearing em? (give your size)
They look sweetFeb 5, 2017 at 1:32 pm #3448899Bri WBPL Member
I might be interested! What are the volumes and torso sizes?Feb 5, 2017 at 1:44 pm #3448900
@bwrightback @woodenwizard I have no way of measuring volume but from what i’ve seen In other packs I’d say its between 35-40 liter. Torso would be 18″ and I believe they weigh 12 OZ. Ill have to weigh them at my job tomorrow just to be sure. Ill also get some pictures of someone wearing one tomorrow.Feb 5, 2017 at 1:53 pm #3448902Bri WBPL Member
Cool! Thanks!Feb 5, 2017 at 3:19 pm #3448917Jacob WalpBPL Member
Using the dimensions given, the pack would be 29L, and I’m assuming this is for the main body of the pack only.
28.5×10.5×6=1795.5 cubic inches
.0164 Liters/Cubic Inches
So I think you’re assumption of a ~35-40L pack is adequate.
Nice work though.Feb 5, 2017 at 4:30 pm #3448925matthew kModerator
I had the first one for a while a couple weeks ago and found it to be roughly comparable to my GG Kumo which is listed as a 36 liter pack.Feb 5, 2017 at 4:38 pm #3448926Greg PehrsonBPL Member
@gregpehrsonLocale: playa del caballo blanco
A good way to measure useable backpack volume (especially with rolltops, which use up a lot of the fabric/volume to close securely), is to use a bunch of packing peanuts (or ping pong balls–but not a lot of folks have that many ping pong balls at their disposal) and fill the bag reasonably full to the point where it can still be securely closed. Shake the peanuts to settle them, but don’t compress them to the point of breakage. Then dump them into a cardboard box,stick a ruler in it, and measure the height, width and length that they fill in the box. That’ll give you cubic inches (or cm) and then you can use the inches to cubic liters formula Jacob shared above, or just google “cubic inches to liters” and an automatic conversion calculator will pop up. I did this with my homemade pack.
If you want to determine pocket volume as well, stuff them while the pack is stuffed, otherwise you get an overly optimistic figure for their capacity.
When you’re done, you can “recycle” the peanuts by dropping them off at a UPS store to be reused.
BPL once had an article on this stating it as the preferred, most reliable and honest method for consistent determination of backpack capacity, but it is not universally used by manufacturers.
Hope that’s helpful.
Really nice looking pack, by the way.Feb 5, 2017 at 7:37 pm #3448962WanderBPL Member
I don’t at all need another pack at the moment, but WELL DONE MATE! Would love to try one out in consideration for a thru hike some day when I have the spare cash….Feb 5, 2017 at 8:45 pm #3448974
One Sold and waiting on funds to transfer for the other. Thanks everyoneJun 6, 2017 at 8:05 pm #3471996Justin FlynnBPL Member
I’d like one of these.Jun 9, 2017 at 8:04 am #3472439dirtbagBPL Member
Thats a nice looking pack. I would buy one from you if u make more.Jun 9, 2017 at 9:00 am #3472449whalen eBPL Member
Pack does look great and at that price I’d buy one as wellJun 12, 2017 at 7:53 am #3472902Sissy MBPL Member
What is your ship time? I’d like one too!
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