Coming Soon: Cuben Fiber Bear Bag System
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Lawson Kline
(Mountainfitter) - M

Locale: LawsonEquipment.com
Coming Soon: Cuben Fiber Bear Bag System on 11/29/2010 16:28:45 MST Print View

Coming Soon!

Cuben Fiber Bear Bag Pro Kit & Throwing Kit. If you are interested please let me know so I can build enough. They should be ready by the end of next week.

Mountainfitter.com

Cuben Fiber CTF3 Throwing Kit 1.6oz $25.95. Includes 50' of 2.2mm Dyneema cord, 4"x6" cuben rock sack, and one Nite Ize #1 S biner

Mountainfitter Cuben Fiber CTF3 Bear Bag Throwing Kit



Cuben Fiber CTF3 Pro Bear Bag Kit 2.80oz $45.95. Includes a 12"x20" cuben fiber rolltop drysack, 50' of 2.2mm Dyneema cord, 4"x6" cuben rock sack, and one Nite Ize #1 S biner.

Mountainfitter Cuben Fiber CTF3 Pro Bear Bag Kit

These prices will be Introductory Prices only and will be raised after the first shipment.

Edited by Mountainfitter on 12/03/2010 14:10:27 MST.

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - M

Locale: Cascadia
Nice on 11/29/2010 21:03:23 MST Print View

Nice kit. It would be hard to drop $85 on the new BPL Nano kit with this great deal out there. You've got a cuben (vs. silnylon) rock bag, lighter/smaller biner and no OPSAKS for half the price and half the weight.

Edited by dandydan on 11/29/2010 21:04:06 MST.

Lawson Kline
(Mountainfitter) - M

Locale: LawsonEquipment.com
OpSack on 11/29/2010 21:38:45 MST Print View

Hey Dan,

Thanks for the feedback. Gary Dunkel also suggested I include a Opsack. I will throw in one free 12"x20" Opsack with each one of the kits that way if you have one of my 12"x20" bags you can use it to make a full ready to hang kit. If you don't have one of my 12"x20" bags then you can buy the full ready to hang kit.

I am not certain on the weight but I think a 12"x20" opsack weighs around 1.4oz. So a full kit with an Opsack will weigh in right around 4.2oz. I am not sure how you could go much lighter since my system is all cuben.

I think I have enough material to build 14 full systems and 20 or so throw kits.

Edited by Mountainfitter on 11/29/2010 21:42:42 MST.

Peter Longobardi
(paintplongo) - F

Locale: Hopefully on the Trail
Idea on 11/30/2010 04:08:52 MST Print View

I'd probably recommend using a larger biner then the #1. The cost and weight difference are almost nil and the benefits are exponential.

Lawson Kline
(Mountainfitter) - M

Locale: LawsonEquipment.com
Micro D on 11/30/2010 15:09:55 MST Print View

Howabout an aluminum 40mm Micro D type carabiner instead? They are bigger, lighter and can support quite a bit of weight. My guess is 50+ lbs

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Micro D on 11/30/2010 17:05:33 MST Print View

Something to think about.

It used to be quite common that a bear bag would get hung up in the tree. Then, the user is forced to pull on the down cord to try to free it. What would you like to break first?

You would want the thing to break first that is the cheapest or most easily replaceable.

--B.G.--

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
carabiner on 11/30/2010 18:08:51 MST Print View

Lawson, I think a micro-D carabiner would be fine. That's what I use for a PCT type hang...no need for the fanciness of the Nite-ize as both accomplish the same thing, and one is a lot cheaper for you, which should bring overall cost down for us. Win-Win

Plus the spring strength of the gate on a micro D is a lot stronger than the Nite Ize that you're currently using. I've lost so many keys because of that stupid nite-ize

Edited by Konrad1013 on 11/30/2010 18:10:32 MST.

Frederick Heath
(rickheath) - F
Cuben Fiber Bear Bag on 11/30/2010 18:32:59 MST Print View

I'll take a full kit....looks great!

cary bertoncini
(cbert) - F

Locale: N. California
even if cuben is strong enough on 11/30/2010 19:21:48 MST Print View

there's no way you can fit a bear in that bag!

Alexander Laws
(lexeverything) - F

Locale: Joshua Tree
funny business... on 11/30/2010 19:38:10 MST Print View

Now that was funny ;)

Lawson Kline
(Mountainfitter) - M

Locale: LawsonEquipment.com
Tight Fit on 11/30/2010 20:56:42 MST Print View

It would be one tight fit especially for a grizzly.

Konrad,

Thanks for the feedback. I have had pretty good luck with all my Nite Ize biners but the micro D is a nice little biner too. As you said its a little bit cheaper so this means more potential to keep the price lower. There both built in China so its apples to apples.

Lawson Kline
(Mountainfitter) - M

Locale: LawsonEquipment.com
Fredrick on 11/30/2010 20:58:30 MST Print View

Hey Fredrick,

Send me an email or pm with your email address so I can put your name on the list.

Thanks,
Lawson

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - M

Locale: Cascadia
Biner on 11/30/2010 23:46:54 MST Print View

Nite Ize #1 biners are still pretty darn strong. I've used them to hang up to 30 lbs of food with no issues. Perhaps a few failure tests would be enlightening.

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F
hanging bears on 12/01/2010 00:14:32 MST Print View

if yr gonna hang a bear youll need a uiaa/ce certified biner !!!

20 kn+

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: hanging bears on 12/01/2010 00:22:39 MST Print View

"We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."

(Ben Franklin)

I didn't know that he was a backpacker.

--B.G.--

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: hanging bears on 12/01/2010 07:32:08 MST Print View

"I didn't know that he was a backpacker."

But of course. And those canvas bear bags were heavy!

Lawson Kline
(Mountainfitter) - M

Locale: LawsonEquipment.com
Any More Suggestions on 12/03/2010 11:26:34 MST Print View

I think the bags are going to come with a carabiner option. You can choose either the Micro D or a Nite Ize. I think I might also jump up to a #2 Nite Ize for the extra size and strength. Before I get these finished is there any more suggestions anyone can think of?

Thanks,
Lawson

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Any More Suggestions on 12/03/2010 12:20:00 MST Print View

I agree that Dyneema cord is strong and lightweight. However, bright yellow is too visible by the bear. The bear can see exactly what he has to work for. I always used dark-colored cords, and the bears never hit my camp.

--B.G.--

Stephan Doyle
(StephanCal)
Me on 12/03/2010 13:26:22 MST Print View

Count me in for one of the bigger ones.

oliver hulland
(oli_h)
Interested on 12/03/2010 13:40:42 MST Print View

I too am really interested in one of the kits.