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ULA Ohm price increase and option decease?
Ben, Just dye that sucker! Love my black circuit.
Ken - I was looking for the link on how to dye dyneema, but was unable to find it. Do you dye it using regular RIT dye or is there some other additive that is needed?
I don't own a ULA pack or any UL pack for that matter as I was waiting to whittle down the rest of my pack weight.However, I was looking forward to getting a ULA pack, probably an Ohm with the external pad holster. I figured this way I could use my GG NightLight or similar pad for support/padding on my pack, but also easily remove it when I wanted to take a break. Having only an option of internal pad holster seems to completely remove this benefit.Not having seen either option, I might be wrong. I am curious to see how others value that feature.
Hi Jeff,I don't think the Ohm ever offered an external holder for a pad, or any of the ULA packs, for that matter. I could, of course, be wrong (and have no doubt that if I am it will be pointed out quickly!;-)
Douglas,Thanks for the correction as I am probably wrong. After I hit submit I was trying to think if that was ZPacks or ULA that offered external pad holsters. (I checked and ZPacks does).
Ben, I agree. Give us a nice gray like the MLD packs. I asked Brian if he would consider making an Ohm in gray Dyneema. His reply: "Ohms are green not gray. I don't make gray packs and do not intend to do so." My response, nor do I intend to buy a green one. Mark
Edited by hibisk55 on 01/15/2010 16:40:47 MST.
Maybe Ken can provide an after-market pack colorizing service? :)
Edited by ben2world on 01/15/2010 20:02:01 MST.
"Ken - I was looking for the link on how to dye dyneema, but was unable to find it. Do you dye it using regular RIT dye or is there some other additive that is needed?"Nathan... The fabric in the Ohm is not Dyneema, it's actually Dyneema grid. Only the visible thin white lines are Dyneema, and the remainder is usually 210d which can be dyed quite easily.
Ken,Did you just submerge the pack in a bucket full if RIT dye ? How did you keep the dye of the white & yellow ULA lettering at the bottom, and off the axe loops at the top ?Thanks.
Some further information in a thread I started a little while ago:http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=27229&skip_to_post=225303#225303
I have dyed multiple packs including ULA, Golite and gossemer gear. Please feel free to PM for tips and answers to any questions you may have.
Edited by thomdarrah on 01/16/2010 08:22:01 MST.
Yes just submerge the whole pack. The dye does not stick to the reflective coating on the loops. The thread for the embroidery is impervious to the dye as well. Nylon maybe.
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