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Mike D.
(mpd1690) - F
MYOG Day Pack on 05/24/2011 11:05:04 MDT Print View

Hey everyone. Finished up my second pack the other day. Here it is.Side viewfront openFront ClosedHanging frontHanging SideBack View Closed

The angle of the platy makes it the platy look larger than it is.

Edited by mpd1690 on 05/24/2011 11:09:40 MDT.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: MYOG Day Pack on 05/24/2011 11:28:08 MDT Print View


The basic little black pack! It goes anywhere and is always an attention getter.

Well done!

Are your shoulder straps all mesh except for the edges and webbing?

Is your material basic black XPAC fabric?

Party On,


Mike D.
(mpd1690) - F
Re: on 05/24/2011 11:33:45 MDT Print View

Thank you! It is all xpac vx21. I got a good deal on it so decided to make it all out of it. The straps are 4 mm spacer mesh with xpac sandwiched in. I tried using solely the spacer mesh but it had too much stretch for my tastes, so I took them out and made new ones with xpac reinforcement. They are a little on the fat side though, so on future builds I will scale them down a bit.

Edited by mpd1690 on 05/24/2011 11:34:52 MDT.

Walter Carrington
(Snowleopard) - M

Locale: Mass.
Tied off cord loops, bad. on 05/24/2011 11:42:48 MDT Print View

The tied off cord loops you have for closing the top could be a problem. My first MYOG project was a day pack that had a cord loop and cord lock for closing the top. The loop of cord caught on a parking meter while I was running to catch a bus. This resulted in me being horizontal and 4' off the ground. I wasn't hurt because I landed perfectly flat. Needless to say I was very surprised by this. People on the bus were impressed.

My pack was completely destroyed, but I am proud to report that it was the fabric that ripped, not my seams (and this was a heavy cordura).

Maybe if you untie the cord, perhaps placing a knot in the two ends, it would be OK.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Tied off cord loops, bad. on 05/24/2011 12:11:31 MDT Print View

"The tied off cord loops you have for closing the top could be a problem".

Just stuff the slack cord into the hole in the middle and then roll the collar down. Snap your buckle on the webbing and adjust the tension. Done! Safe, simple and secure.

Walter, very glad that you were not hurt!

Another possibility is use omni tape for the closure instead of a drawstring.

Party On,


Terry Trimble
(socal-nomad) - F

Locale: North San Diego county
MYOG Day Pack on 05/24/2011 21:26:20 MDT Print View

Nice little day pack very compressible with the cord compression system. I like the yellow cord reminds of the yellow Mountainsmith cords.

Mike D.
(mpd1690) - F
Cord on 05/25/2011 09:45:19 MDT Print View

Thank you. It's the mountainfitter reflective glowire which is pretty cool stuff.

Bobby McDonald
(beardie) - F
day pack MYOG on 05/25/2011 11:12:37 MDT Print View

Nice pack, what is the volume? How did you stich the shoulder straps, they look like they are just attched to the top? But i have to say, again, nice little pack you got there. Well done.


Mike D.
(mpd1690) - F
Volume on 05/25/2011 11:39:22 MDT Print View

I'd say it is around 20L in the main compartment, give or take a few based on the size of the fabric used minus seam allowances. I am not sure how much the mesh adds. The straps are stitched into a curve about an inch to an inch and a half below the extension collar and then reinforced. Here is a picture:
Full view

Edited by mpd1690 on 05/25/2011 11:54:50 MDT.