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(edude) - F
Homemade Backpack on 12/13/2008 21:19:06 MST Print View

Does anyone have a link they could give me for making what would basicly be a giant stuff sack with straps? not interested in complicated patters with side pockets, multiple openings, just a plain simple pack that would carry 15lbs nicely.

I can't find any good ones

Thanks for feedback

Edited by edude on 12/13/2008 21:25:18 MST.

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Homemade Backpack on 12/13/2008 23:28:38 MST Print View

use g4 pattern for shoulder straps (and belt if wanted) and back panel then instead of all the other stuff just use 1 piece for the sides and front. Use the square bottom like on stuff sacks (instructions on and add a drawcord to the top.

For an average to small pack, perfect for the ultralighter, i'd go with 10-12" back piece with 24-28" front/side piece. You could use heavier 4oz oxford for the back and 1.9 or 1.1 for the front. You may also want to add a strip of heavier stuff to the bottom of the front piece so once all sewn up into a square bottom you have heavier fabric on the bottom all the way around.

However, unless you have a lot of high loft gear you will probably want some type of compression system, if only an over strap and some shock cord around the body.


Paul Tree
(Paul_Tree) - F

Locale: Wowwww
Like Ion? on 12/13/2008 23:33:32 MST Print View

The golite Ion is similar to what you describe.
35$ shipped from various places.
Altrec for 37 shipped with code BARGAINBLISS.

9 oz. Not that I'm trying to dissuade you.

Edited by Paul_Tree on 12/13/2008 23:35:33 MST.

brian fitzmartin
(brianfitz) - F

Locale: philadelphia PA
jay hams on 12/14/2008 04:00:16 MST Print View

if you are member,jay ham has a backpack under 5 yards of spinnaker. i made on it is pretty easy. i would suggest using 5/8 ladder locks for the 3/4 in. grossgrain webbing . just leave of the side pocket.

Edited by brianfitz on 12/14/2008 04:02:01 MST.

Mateusz Szultk

Locale: Cologne/ Germany
backpackpattern on 12/14/2008 05:17:10 MST Print View

Dear evan,

try this one, it's a very simple pattern.

click in the left index:

- Bauanleitungen

- Lastentransport

- Rucksack

The exactly link doesn't work, you have
to go this way.

And the pattern is in german language.
I hope you can use this pattern anyway.

All the best

Unknown abc
(edude) - F
RE:"Homemade Backpack" on 12/20/2008 15:38:16 MST Print View

I found the answer to my problem!

This pack is PERFECT! Just the right capacity, I can customize it, and only $40!.

Paul Tree
(Paul_Tree) - F

Locale: Wowwww
Cuben Zero for $60 on 12/20/2008 18:15:52 MST Print View

BPL-type info: 1.5 oz/yd Cuben - both versions ~ 2.3 oz total.

Edited by Paul_Tree on 12/20/2008 18:19:12 MST.

Unknown abc
(edude) - F
RE:"Homemade Backpack" on 12/20/2008 18:20:43 MST Print View

Why would you buy the Zero in Cuben Fiber for $60 when you can spend $20 less - for the exact same amount of weight?

Is the Cuben Fiber more durable or something?

Paul Tree
(Paul_Tree) - F

Locale: Wowwww
Cuben OK on 12/21/2008 18:50:21 MST Print View

It well may be stronger, but likely they have the same suspension, so no more weight-carrying comfort.

I love seeing weird packs out there. Come on man! it's the finest hand-rolled Cuben!

Edited by Paul_Tree on 12/21/2008 20:34:31 MST.

Unknown abc
(edude) - F
RE:"Homemade Backpack" on 12/22/2008 20:00:11 MST Print View

Did you change your avatar/picture Paul, or is my computer whack?

Paul Tree
(Paul_Tree) - F

Locale: Wowwww
avatar week on 12/23/2008 17:15:45 MST Print View

Yep, been switching it alot this week. Unemployed right now! and hurt a bit.

Edited by Paul_Tree on 12/23/2008 17:16:17 MST.

Unknown abc
(edude) - F
RE:avatar week on 12/23/2008 17:20:29 MST Print View

sorry to hear that, Paul