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1.3 ounce hydration pack!
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>> Bender <<
(Bender) - MLife

Locale: NEO
1.3 ounce hydration pack! on 03/10/2010 15:04:43 MST Print View

Here is my MYOG 1.3 oz hydration pack I made for biking. The pocket is just big enough to fit a tiny pump, wallet, keys, spoke wrench, patch kit and a few hex keys. I did the zigzag cord to carry a jacket when needed. Since I didn't use bungee cord I have a hook at the end to take up the slack. The material is 20d Momentum 90. The shoulder straps have a 2mm thin padding inside so they feel nice. Since the fabric is so thin I trimmed the corners of the platypus & added a tiny amount of insulation tape at the bottom. It looks complected but I started out making a simple square bottom stuff sack. I added the pocket, cord zigzag loops, top draw cord & shoulder straps all before sewing the bottom of the bag up. Once the bottom was sewn up I attached the bottom part of the shoulder straps. I am planning on adding sternum & waist straps. Since this is for biking the extra straps really help keep the pack in place.

The pack looks even better in person :)

Edited by Bender on 03/10/2010 15:43:55 MST.

Kyle Crawford

Locale: SouthEast
Pics? on 03/10/2010 15:32:49 MST Print View

Very nice Bender. Any pics?

>> Bender <<
(Bender) - MLife

Locale: NEO
Re: Pics? on 03/10/2010 15:56:21 MST Print View

Pic is showing up now!

Jeremy Greene
(tippymcstagger) - F

Locale: North Texas
Re: 1.3 ounce hydration pack! on 03/10/2010 16:26:37 MST Print View

Well done!

Question: Usually "hydration pack" implies a hose. You show the bottleneck at the top, which would not properly feed a hose. What am I missing? Also, does the weight include everything attached?

>> Bender <<
(Bender) - MLife

Locale: NEO
Re: Re: 1.3 ounce hydration pack! on 03/10/2010 17:00:49 MST Print View

You are missing the hose because it isn't in the picture ;) The picture does show a standard cap. Since the hose goes on the top it can be shorter than usual. I have the platypus with hose & bite valve down to 3.1 oz so total weight is just 4.4 oz.

Henry Blake
(Dragon) - F

Locale: Minnesota
Weight? on 03/12/2010 19:46:07 MST Print View

If you carry 16 ounces of water on a one hour 22.5 mile bike ride when riding your 18.7 pound bike, how much will the total hydration package weigh? Good job, by the way!

Edited by Dragon on 03/12/2010 19:46:48 MST.

>> Bender <<
(Bender) - MLife

Locale: NEO
Re: Weight? on 03/13/2010 21:47:11 MST Print View

20.4 oz carried in that scenario ;) My MTB is right around 18.7 pounds by the way hehe.

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
platyhose on 03/15/2010 23:16:29 MDT Print View

Bender, how are you rigging your platy so that the hose can come out the top? Platys hoses are gravity fed...I assume you made a custom cap where the hose runs through the cap, and directly to the bottom of the platy (a la camelbak better bottles?)

Edited by Konrad1013 on 03/15/2010 23:17:18 MDT.

>> Bender <<
(Bender) - MLife

Locale: NEO
Re: platyhose on 03/16/2010 09:04:15 MDT Print View

Konrad since the platypus is sealed the hose at the top works fine.