What Are Typical Pack Element Weights?
Nov 24, 2022 at 10:44 am #3766151Lowell kBPL Member
I am curious what the usual weight percentage is for various pack elements of a typical pack – pack material, suspension elements like yolk and belt, compression elements, and zippers.
LKNov 24, 2022 at 4:15 pm #3766167Dan DurstonBPL Member
@dandydanLocale: Canadian Rockies
It’s a big, complicated topic but a framed ultralight pack around 40-50L would usually have about 2 square yards of the main fabric (e.g. 6-12 oz), and a frame around 3-5 oz, and then about a pound of other stuff which is mostly padding/foam but quite a bit in webbing too and in the front pocket mesh.Nov 25, 2022 at 10:29 am #3766207Lowell kBPL Member
Thanks Dan, appreciate the response.
For the harness element, do you think there would there be a significant weight difference using a traditional harness with padding vs. a vest type of harness without the padding?
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