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David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
Alert for MYOG pack enthusiasts on 02/06/2011 19:26:15 MST Print View

BPL is selling the shoulder straps and hipbelt of the Absoraka pack seperately. Unless the 21 dollar price is for one strap (which seems rather unlikely), this is not a bad deal, and a good option for those wanting more than the quite fragile foams usually available to average folks can provide.

Webster Jorgensen
(WebsterJ)

Locale: Kansas City
More Pictures on 02/07/2011 11:31:22 MST Print View

By looking at the product page:

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/bpl_absaroka_backpack_accessories.html

it's tough to get a good feel for how these would connect. It would be nice to see some pictures of these parts by themselves.

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: More Pictures on 02/07/2011 12:03:51 MST Print View

Doesn't seem like a problem to me, just sew them to the backpanel with some grosgrain re-inforcement.

It does appear that they thread over the stay-loop of the pack, but I doubt that'd be an issue for alternate use.


Does seem like a great option for a heavier duty packstrap when you don't feel like mucking with it yourself.

Webster Jorgensen
(WebsterJ)

Locale: Kansas City
Hmmmm on 02/07/2011 12:27:00 MST Print View

I may have to try that out. I have some Dyneema X and was looking at buying the SMD straps to save some build time:

http://www.sixmoondesigns.com/packs.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_smd.tpl&product_id=27&category_id=11

The Absaroka straps look like a nice upgrade though.

Thanks.

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
pre-made pack straps on 02/07/2011 17:07:07 MST Print View

Using commercial straps is time-cost efficient. When I made this pack (http://vimeo.com/15764558) I seam ripped off the velcro attachment, sewed the straps to some fabric, then sewed the fabric to the pack back.

The dual density foam in the Arc'teryx straps is super nice. Way better than blue mat from Walmart.

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: Alert for MYOG pack enthusiasts on 02/07/2011 17:20:54 MST Print View

Thanks. I was going to get a spare ULA belt to rip apart and install larger pockets, but I might do it with this BPL belt and save $.