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North Fork pack first glance.
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David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
North Fork pack first glance. on 08/31/2010 14:03:30 MDT Print View

~130 liter, full VX-21 homemade four season multi-sport adventure pack.

Arc'teryx Bora shoulder straps (women's large, ebay'd).

Partially free-floating custom hipbelt with anatomic cut outs.

Full wrap gusseted back pocket, with drain holes and bungee closure, modular/removeable bottom compression strap.

Double bottom with drain grommets.

Drawstring closure, silnylon top skirt.


north fork pack

Ready for skiing, non-summer packrafting, winter hiking, and combinations of the above.

2 lbs, 5 oz.

will sawyer
(wjsawyer) - F

Locale: Connecticut
130! on 09/01/2010 19:52:11 MDT Print View

130 liters is huge! What sort of suspension did you make? However you fill that its going to weight quite a bit.

Awesome work!

Ike Mouser
(isaac.mouser) - F
dang son on 09/01/2010 20:53:13 MDT Print View

nice pack, you haven't shaved in FOREVER! does food get all stuck in that thing? Anybody who has a beard like that and makes their own packs, with a bow and arrow to kill intruders gets my respect.

Edited by isaac.mouser on 09/01/2010 20:54:10 MDT.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: dang son on 09/01/2010 20:56:15 MDT Print View

That's not his pack. It's his shelter. David just climbs inside it at night.

Seriously though, nice work!

Edited by T.L. on 09/01/2010 20:56:46 MDT.

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
beard on 09/01/2010 22:05:34 MDT Print View

It's Montana, our facial hair standards are different. ;) No arrows in the house, but enough guns for my wife and I to have one in each hand when we shoot at you.

The pack is totally frameless. Structure will be provided by a folded ridgerest and packraft paddle shafts (if packrafting), or a rolled ridgerest (if skiing). The things that will take up so much space without weighing a ton are winter insulation and sleeping bag, packraft, drysuit, real (foam) PFD, and a helmet.

The pack is enormous. It's meant to swallow the above without being stuffed super full, which IME makes frameless packs carry poorly (they get too sausaged out). It won't be too hard to cut the collar down shorter if needed later on (it's 45" tall!).

Del Johnston
(deljohnston) - F

Locale: Heart of Dixie
NICE! on 09/02/2010 13:18:11 MDT Print View

Cavernous, but looks great! Did you run the Hardrock Hundred? Impressive!

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
hardrock on 09/02/2010 13:34:10 MDT Print View

I haven't done Hardrock yet, but plan to. Getting in is no mean feat!

Mountain Warrior
(MountainWarrior) - F

Locale: Northern Cal
Re: North Fork pack first glance. on 09/15/2010 13:35:44 MDT Print View

WOW nice work man!