MYOG Tyvek bandolier pack
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Dustin Snyder
(DustinTSnyder)

Locale: Southeast
MYOG Tyvek bandolier pack on 05/13/2011 16:29:37 MDT Print View

This nothing big or exciting but is pretty light. The pack is made out of "hard" tyvek, MLD spectra cord, and some cord locks. I taped the whole pack with tyvek tape and was able to make it in less than 2 hours. The finial weight is 3oz. And has about 1400 cubic inches.Pic of the back of the pack.
Shoulder strap

Edited by DustinTSnyder on 05/13/2011 16:35:43 MDT.

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: MYOG Tyvek bandolier pack on 05/13/2011 17:11:55 MDT Print View

Dustin, did you have a specific payload in mind for that pack?

When I first glanced at the photos, I saw the orange cord and thought "That would never be comfortable." Then I saw the white strap for shoulder contact.

That might be good as a carry bag for a climbing rope.

--B.G.--

todd harper
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: Sunshine State
Re: MYOG Tyvek bandolier pack on 05/13/2011 17:18:22 MDT Print View

Nice and simple Dustin!

What are the dimensions?

Dan Johnson
(Seattle)

Locale: PNW
Tape strength? on 05/13/2011 17:38:16 MDT Print View

How strong do you think the tape construction is? I heard that it can be quite strong stuff if done right. Is your base weight around 5lbs or so?

And I totally love the pack too!

Dustin Snyder
(DustinTSnyder)

Locale: Southeast
Re: MYOG Tyvek bandolier pack on 05/13/2011 20:21:26 MDT Print View

I made this pack for my sub 2 pounds trip to sipsey wilderness later this month, but will use it for my sub 5 pound trips as I find it very comfortable.
@D- I think that the tyvek tape will be as strong as sewing it (maybe even stronger than sewing).
@ Todd-It is 23" high by 9" wide.

Edited by DustinTSnyder on 05/13/2011 20:37:53 MDT.

Dan Johnson
(Seattle)

Locale: PNW
Update on 06/01/2011 00:04:36 MDT Print View

Dustin can you give us an update on how your pack is performing? Have you also tried it out on your trip already?

Fred eric
(Fre49) - MLife

Locale: France, vallée de la Loire
i had a similar idea on 06/01/2011 00:16:41 MDT Print View

31g 1.1 oz
I did this one in spinntex 1.1 oz, but not as a main pack , we were hiking in Greenland, with up to 2 weeks food carried in an exos 58.
I was using it for my sleeping bag or for day hikes, "peak" bagging , fishing days, in the plane etc..., it was confortable up to 2-3kg , 4-6lb.
When testing i prefered a narrower and longer pack it didnt slip as much than a shorter pack, the pack was much more confortable if used full.


sac

sac 2

sac 3

Edited by Fre49 on 06/01/2011 00:21:34 MDT.

Dan Johnson
(Seattle)

Locale: PNW
Nice! on 06/01/2011 08:39:11 MDT Print View

Looking good Fred!

Overall, how'd you like useing it?

David Miles
(davidmiles) - F

Locale: Eastern Sierra
Old School! on 06/10/2011 22:04:06 MDT Print View

These remind me of my survival trips when I rolled a few items in a wool blanket and tied it in a long roll as described in this link.
http://www.3rdalabama.org/blanket_roll.htm

Has anyone been packing with their quilts and tarps like this?
It has the advantage of balancing the load front to back.
It is also quite airy.