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Evan McCarthy
(evanrussia) - MLife

Locale: Mid-Atlantic
Larger Cuben Packs on 05/10/2011 07:48:09 MDT Print View

So I have and love an MLD Burn which I use for the weekend and 3-4 day trips that grace my schedule nowadays. But I'm cognizant that I might have to upgrade to a bigger volume pack for a longer trip. Has anyone had Ron make them a custom cuben Exodus? Any other recommendations about a larger volume cuben backpack? Or, is it even worth cuben in this situation based on conferred benefit in durability, waterproofness, and weight savings?

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Larger Cuben Packs on 05/10/2011 07:59:37 MDT Print View

A lot of folks have been singing the praises of the HMG Windrider, a cuben hybrid, for larger loads.

Edited by idester on 05/10/2011 08:03:21 MDT.

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"Larger Cuben Packs" on 05/10/2011 08:01:15 MDT Print View

HMG Windrider, not customizable like MLD, but it is cuben, larger volume, fully featured, and In-stock.

The HMG Windrider Southwest pack has dyneema x vs. mesh for the rear stuff pocket.

*nm. What Douglas said.

Edited by Eugeneius on 05/10/2011 08:01:55 MDT.

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(annapurna) - MLife
Re: Larger Cuben Packs on 05/10/2011 10:34:33 MDT Print View

Linda Vassallo

Locale: Eastbay
RE: Larger Cuben packs on 05/10/2011 10:57:30 MDT Print View

Talk with Joe at He will customize a pack to your specifications :)

Edited by eastbayhiker on 05/10/2011 10:58:30 MDT.

Evan McCarthy
(evanrussia) - MLife

Locale: Mid-Atlantic
Zpacks Blast 32 vs. MLD Exodus on 05/10/2011 11:09:11 MDT Print View

I checked with Ron and a cuben Exodus does not look like a possibility. Not an issue. For those of you who have done a 7-10 trip (or thru-hike) with either the Blast 32 or Exodus, I'd love your thoughts on they fit and handled a 20 lbs. total pack load. I wouldn't use the pack for smaller trips (that's what my Burn is for).

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(annapurna) - MLife
Re: Zpacks Blast 32 vs. MLD Exodus on 05/10/2011 11:46:23 MDT Print View

you can always email Joe about his thru hikes of PCT and CDT using his packs.