Dyneema G4
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Luke Ochsenbein
(LukeOchsen) - F

Locale: Ozarks
Dyneema G4 on 01/17/2009 20:36:49 MST Print View

I'm a long time lurker of this forum and really enjoy looking at the various homemade projects. I thought it was time to post one of my own.
This is a pack made from Dyneema X from thru-hiker.com. I used the gossamer gear G4 pattern with a few modifications. I left off the wings at the bottom, added 2 grommets to the bottom for water drainage, added 2 compression straps and moved the pockets around a little. The top closure is similar to a Gust or Jam Pack. The weight came out to 15.7 ounces which I am happy with for a pack with such durable material. Hope you enjoy.Dyneema G4 1Dyneema G4 2

Jim W.
(jimqpublic) - MLife

Locale: So-Cal
Re: Dyneema G4 on 01/17/2009 21:00:31 MST Print View

Beautiful!

It looks very professional, and sub-pound for a sturdy pack is great.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Dyneema G4 on 01/17/2009 21:01:12 MST Print View

Sweet!

You can lurk around my sewing machine as much as you like.
I'll even provide the fabric.

Nice Job.

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
Dyneema G4 on 01/17/2009 21:34:16 MST Print View

Very nice.

Jared Cook
(rooinater) - F

Locale: Northwet
nice pack on 01/17/2009 22:10:57 MST Print View

nice looking pack!

liang kong
(mcluxun) - F

Locale: Tulsa,OK
nice pack on 01/17/2009 23:04:39 MST Print View

looks professional

Luke Ochsenbein
(LukeOchsen) - F

Locale: Ozarks
Thanks on 01/18/2009 10:15:10 MST Print View

Thanks for all the compliments although it doesn't look nearly as good on the inside! Using the printed pattern availible at quest outfitters helped alot with the parts of the pattern that weren't squares, shoulder straps, hip belt, etc.

Tom Caldwell
(Coldspring) - F

Locale: Ozarks
Dyneema G4 on 01/18/2009 10:42:30 MST Print View

If that's your first pack, it's an impressive feat. Nice choice of color; the usual bright blue doesn't seem to look good in the Ozarks to me.

Jason Klass
(jasonklass) - F

Locale: Parker, CO
G4 Pack on 01/18/2009 16:57:50 MST Print View

Wow! I'm impressed. I wish I could sew like that.

Unknown abc
(edude) - F
"Dyneema G4" on 01/18/2009 17:00:32 MST Print View

Beautiful, how many cubic inches?

Luke Ochsenbein
(LukeOchsen) - F

Locale: Ozarks
4000 on 01/18/2009 18:10:04 MST Print View

If you follow the G4 instructions to the letter the pack is supposed to come out to 4400 c.i. I would guess mine is around 4000 fully loaded; it has a good sized extension collar. Its big enough to hold my 3 season gear plus a BV500 without having to put a puzzle together to make it fit. It is my second pack, the first being little more than a stuff sack with straps that didn't turn out very good . . .

Tom: Where was your avatar pic taken?

Thanks again for the comments. Ive been following Jasons projects for a while now. Great stuff!

Edited by LukeOchsen on 01/18/2009 18:15:40 MST.

Keith Selbo
(herman666) - F - M

Locale: Northern Virginia
grommets on 01/18/2009 19:07:03 MST Print View

I've always worried about a hydration bladder leak in my pack. The grommets are a great idea! I think I'll put some in mine.

Great looking pack.

Tom Caldwell
(Coldspring) - F

Locale: Ozarks
Re: avatar pic on 01/18/2009 21:27:37 MST Print View

Luke: I wasn't actually backpacking at the time, in fact I had a fall the day before and was taking a short hike to work out the kinks, I don't know if it helped as the kinks keep creaking. :-) That is the Current River near Big Spring at Van Buren, MO, and there are some decent trails nearby. It's a pretty place. I find it interesting that a river can be that size and still be crystal clear.

Luke Ochsenbein
(LukeOchsen) - F

Locale: Ozarks
Current River on 01/19/2009 14:05:49 MST Print View

Looks like a cool area. I wish I had trails like that around my town. The closest place that offers any decent hiking to joplin is the piney creek wilderness area around tablerock lake which is 45 min. from my house. I guess it could be worse...