Please help me with a 30L Frameless Pack Decision
Jun 2, 2023 at 8:35 am #3782390
Looking for Reccos for a frameless. 30L pack. I would like it to be able to day hike and overnight or two with dialed in gear. Weight is a consideration. Must have shock cord for holding seat pad against back, waist belt, compression side, daisy chain, ample and reachable side pockets and Y strap roll down top (or can be modified).
Nashville is out of my price range. I’d like it no more than $200-$225 complete.Jun 2, 2023 at 10:09 am #3782391baja bobBPL Member
Try Yar Gear. Does not have all of the items you want. Dandee you could order custom and get everything. I don’t think most frameless packs will have daisy chain unless you are looking for it on the shoulder straps.
DCF version for sale on Reddit ULgeartrade.
Internal volume is about 28L on the 38L drifter. There is a review of this pack on this website if you do a search.
<p style=”text-align: right;”>https://www.reddit.com/r/ULgeartrade/comments/13xtba1/wts_yargear_38l_mtn_drifter_dcf_2021_edition_129/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=ioscss&utm_content=2&utm_term=1</p>Jun 2, 2023 at 10:18 am #3782392
Shoulder strap chains would be great. I’ll give a look.Jun 2, 2023 at 10:31 am #3782393Monte MastersonBPL Member
@septimiusLocale: Southern Indiana
ZPacks Sub Nero https://zpacks.com/products/sub-nero-ultra-30l-backpackJun 2, 2023 at 12:03 pm #3782395Chris KBPL Member
MLD Hell?Jun 2, 2023 at 12:04 pm #3782396Bruce TolleyBPL Member
@btolleyLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
You might find a used Mountain Laurel Designs Burn @ 35L. It ticks all the boxes except for price and a bungee to hold the sit pad.
The more affordable MLD Hell @ 27L has wrap around pockets. (Edit: Chris posted while I was typing_Jun 2, 2023 at 7:25 pm #3782421Matthew / BPLModerator
I have two packs around that size and I like both of them a lot. The GG Kumo carries loads so well and has very usable side pockets. The MLD Hell has been my daypack since they started making them again (last November?). The shoulder straps are so good and the size is great. It’s a little smaller than the Kumo and definitely a sturdier build.Jun 2, 2023 at 7:34 pm #3782422Matthew / BPLModerator
Oh and I really like my Atom+. The frameless Atom 30 is $170 in their grid fabric and ships in 4 weeks. Build quality is superb here too and comes with more bells/whistles if you like bottom and shoulder strap pockets. Very nice shoulder straps.Jun 2, 2023 at 7:37 pm #3782424ThomBPL Member
@popcornmanLocale: N NY
Zimmerbuilt is anotherJun 2, 2023 at 8:21 pm #3782425BC BobBPL Member
@bcbobLocale: Vancouver Island
I have two LiteAF Ultra Curve packs that I really like. Very comfortable. Excellent backpacks. It’s rare to have any available without a long wait. For $200 I would definitely consider this…..Jun 3, 2023 at 8:50 am #3782433Kevin BabioneBPL Member
I’ve moved to carrying my ZPacks Nero for my day hikes and weekend hikes. It weighs less than 1/2 ounce more than the Sub-Nero and the extra size provides a little more flexibility. The Nero ticks your boxes too…Jun 4, 2023 at 9:54 am #3782587
Thanks. Wound up getting the new HMG Elevate. With pockets 29l and I used my veteran discount. Didn’t want to use it because I have bought several packs from them and didn’t want to feel like I was using it a little too much but I still have them all.
I am very grateful for what they offer for veterans.Jun 6, 2023 at 9:33 pm #3782800MikeBPL Member
Best pack I’ve ever used. It hugs me like a glove. https://www.volpioutdoorgear.com/product-page/fastpack-30Jun 8, 2023 at 1:20 pm #3782914Frederick AllingtonBPL Member
I think the Sub Nero checks all of your boxes.Jun 10, 2023 at 5:53 am #3783041Art Rhizhiy HikerBPL Member
Dan Durston will release a frameless 30 liter pack towards the end of the year, if you can wait. Hot bonded and a new material.Jun 10, 2023 at 3:21 pm #3783063Bruce TolleyBPL Member
@btolleyLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
Let us know how the new pack works out. You say “I have bought several packs from them [HMG]…” Presumably they were all bigger than 30L.Jun 10, 2023 at 4:42 pm #3783066
I’ll definitely have an AAR on it.
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