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MYOG Tyvek bandolier pack
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Dustin Snyder

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.


todd h
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: SE
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

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

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

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 2

sac 3

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

Dan Johnson

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.

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.