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Chris Muthig
(cmuthig) - M

Locale: Georgia
SUL MYOG Pack on 04/09/2011 21:56:51 MDT Print View

Just finished making my pack for a SUL trip along the AT this May. This was my first project I've made on my own without help. I based it off of a combination of the pack from the 5 yards to SUL article and pictures of the GG Whisper. The colors are a pretty festive combination of fabrics I had left over from other projects. The green is 2.2oz ripstop and the red is silnylon. The main compartment is somewhere around 1800cu in, I think. My loads, even with five days of food, will still be less than 20lbs, so the hope is the pack will just be enough. The final weight of the pack is 3.8oz as seen in the pictures. One last thing to make for the trip is a quilt now. Pack FrontPack Back

Christopher Taggart

Locale: Western PA
Seeing colors on 04/09/2011 22:19:51 MDT Print View

Boy howdy that thing is bright! I like it and under 4 ounces nearly defies gravity! I think you need a fake white beard to go with it.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: SUL MYOG Pack on 04/09/2011 23:06:06 MDT Print View

I like the 3.8 ounces

and the simplicity

how does the top close?

is there any hip belt?

Chris Muthig
(cmuthig) - M

Locale: Georgia
Closure on 04/10/2011 07:59:38 MDT Print View

I was thinking about the fake white beard as well. I figured it would be warm enough to keep it on as a multi use item in case my head gets cold at night.

The bag closes with the same velcro roll top system as the G4 and Whisper. The first pack I made was a G4. I also added in an opening to insert foam or a sock into the shoulder strap for padding if I want it, but no velcro to close it. The straps stay closed just under the pressure anyways. There is no hip belt on this pack. The last few trips I've only used the hipbelt a little, and it just wasn't very important to me at the weight I'm carrying this summer.

Terry Trimble
(socal-nomad) - F

Locale: North San Diego county
SUL MYOG Pack on 04/10/2011 12:29:10 MDT Print View

Chris ,
Cool looking SUL pack it does look look like santa is coming to town, Nice sewing work like the roll top design. I was wondering what will be the total weight with it packed with your gear, food,water in it?

d k
(dkramalc) - MLife
Santa on 04/10/2011 13:01:28 MDT Print View

Well, I guess we all know what your trail name will be...

Martha S.
(kitfox) - F
New Trail Name on 04/10/2011 13:26:45 MDT Print View

Or maybe "Chris Kringle"?

Chris Muthig
(cmuthig) - M

Locale: Georgia
Weight on 04/10/2011 13:37:08 MDT Print View

My gear, dry, is somewhere around 4.7lbs. With 2L of water and five days of food (the longest amount I will need for my trip), I should be around 19lbs. I actually posted a gear list here

I'd appreciate any help checking that to make sure I've got everything I need.

Clint Wayman

Locale: East Tennessee, US
MYO-Pack on 04/10/2011 20:38:01 MDT Print View

Sweet looking pack! Not exactly 'stealth', but you definitely will NOT loose this thing when empty.

And might I strongly recommend the BEARDHEAD found in my adjacent avatar to complete the 'Kringles' (which I whole-heartedly agree on for a great trail name) look =D!

Edited by cwayman1 on 04/10/2011 20:38:59 MDT.

Chris Muthig
(cmuthig) - M

Locale: Georgia
Beardhead on 04/11/2011 08:39:39 MDT Print View

I'm liking the idea for the trail name. It doesn't look like the beardheads come in a white that would really fit the name though unfortunately. They are still pretty amazing though. How warm are they?

Clint Wayman

Locale: East Tennessee, US
warmth to weight ratio on 04/11/2011 09:24:32 MDT Print View

On a scale of 1 to Warm, I would rate it at VERY warm. a couple hours of light skiing in the winter is about all I can do before taking it off sweating... and it works really well at keeping your upper lip toasty =)

kinda difficult to eat with it on, though --> too much food getting stuck in your beard!