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William Zila
(Ultralightwillinn.m) - MLife

Locale: Albuquerque
Sul/xul pack on 07/18/2011 07:21:48 MDT Print View

What packs are there out there for sul long weekend trips? Theres the zero anything without a 6 week wait ?

Michael Mathisen

Locale: Oregon
Re: Sul/xul pack on 07/18/2011 08:11:25 MDT Print View

GG Murmur, and I think Ron at MLD has some Burn Packs in stock.

Michael Reagan
(MichaelReagan) - F

Locale: Southern California
Sul Pack on 07/18/2011 08:16:23 MDT Print View

+1 on the GG Murmur. I think it's the ideal long weekend pack, offering only what you need and not a thing more. It's like the Smart car of backpacks...


Evan McCarthy
(evanrussia) - MLife

Locale: Mid-Atlantic
SUL Pack on 07/18/2011 08:35:57 MDT Print View

+1 on the Burn (which could be in stock). The fit is magical (at least for my 5'9"/150 lbs body with the medium).

tommy d
(vinovampire) - F
EMS Pack on 07/18/2011 12:46:09 MDT Print View


EMS Packable Pack, 9oz, 1500 cu in., $30 (I got one on sale for $21 if I remember correctly)

tommy d
(vinovampire) - F
Patagonia Lightweight Travel Pack on 07/18/2011 12:50:57 MDT Print View

Patagonia Lightweight Travel Pack

I don't have one, but I was looking at one the other day in the store.

11.4 oz (as listed, I haven't weighed one), 1,587 cu in., $79

You could get both of these packs in less than 8 weeks, if you have a trip coming up soon.

best of luck,

Robert Cowman
(rcowman) - F

Locale: Canadian Rockies
Re: Sul/xul pack on 07/18/2011 12:54:52 MDT Print View

North face Verto
Camp Phantom
Seas 2 summit pocket daypack
Hyperlight mountain gear drybag pack
Gossamergear Riksack
REI Flash 18
MEC travel light top load pack

William Zila
(Ultralightwillinn.m) - MLife

Locale: Albuquerque
Under 4 ounce? on 07/18/2011 13:08:39 MDT Print View

I forgot to mention I would like it under 4ounces I have a TNF verto and I like it but i need something light to go to the whole xul thing

Robert Cowman
(rcowman) - F

Locale: Canadian Rockies
Re: Under 4 ounce? on 07/18/2011 13:25:02 MDT Print View

HMG drybag pack
Sea 2 summit pocket day pack

are all under 4 ounces. The old GG g6 whisper was 4 ounces

Jace Mullen
(climberslacker) - F

Locale: Your guess is as good as mine.
SUL/XUL Pack on 07/18/2011 17:39:47 MDT Print View

I really like how the Zpacks Zero look.

But thats prolly a looooong way off for me.

jeff mchenry
(jeffm22) - M
SUL AND XUL PACKS on 07/18/2011 18:11:25 MDT Print View

Question for you gurus of the extremes of Ultra-Lightness, based upon experience what backpack you would take when a bear canister was required either large or small.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: SUL AND XUL PACKS on 07/18/2011 18:24:52 MDT Print View

I have a BV450 and a BV500 canister. Given that they weight 2 pounds, 1 ounce and 2 pounds, 9 ounces respectively, if I'm going by the numbers, my SUL/XUL hopes are pretty much dashed. Maybe I could still hit an SUL load with the smaller cannister...but it doesn't fit in my homemade 6 oz. pack. Next smallest pack I have is a Golite Jam, 19 oz. The Jam and small canister would leave me less than 2 pounds of other gear to hit a sub 5 packweight...I suppose it's doable, but I don't bother.

Cans and SUL/XUL don't seem too compatible...

Robert Cowman
(rcowman) - F

Locale: Canadian Rockies
Re: Re: SUL AND XUL PACKS on 07/18/2011 18:27:55 MDT Print View

Custom pack to hold that canister. probably a cuben style, like a zpacks, or a zimmerman creation could get one in at around 9-11 ounces. you would have cut back on iother features to come in at a low weight.

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: SUL AND XUL PACKS on 07/18/2011 19:43:14 MDT Print View

It depends on how many days long the trip is.

If it is only a few days, my little Bear Boxer (1.6 lb) is pretty compact for a bear canister, and it will easily fit into any 8-oz backpack of 1500 cubic inches.

If it is a longer trip, the solo BearVault 450 (2 lb 1 oz) holds more food. An old sub-1-lb Golite Breeze holds it with ease.

If it is longer still, the larger BearVault 500 (2 lb 9 oz) holds more. The Golite Breeze stills it with ease. However, now we have eaten up a lot of the weight allowance with just two items.


/A .
(biointegra) - MLife

Locale: Puget Sound
Re: Sul/xul pack on 07/18/2011 20:39:52 MDT Print View

Go for the Zero (you'll love it). Tell Joe when you need it by; see what he can do.
Here are the specs for mine:
Zpacks Zero 1400ci Cuben = 2.8 oz.
+ Detachable Sternum Strap = 0.2
+ Removable Waist Belt = 1.2
+ Bungee Accessory Cordage = 0.4

Samuel Kau
(Skau) - M

Locale: Southern California
Re: EMS Pack on 07/18/2011 22:37:49 MDT Print View

I can't tell but does the EMS packable pack have a hipbelt?

tommy d
(vinovampire) - F
Re: Re: EMS Pack on 07/19/2011 08:17:41 MDT Print View

The EMS pack doesn't have a hip belt or sternum strap.

Joey Dawson
(inabag) - F

Locale: Northern VA
EMS adding a hipbelt on 07/19/2011 08:39:24 MDT Print View

I like that EMS pack a lot for the price. Might pick that up. Anyone link to some good instructions on adding a hipbelt to something like that?

Hendrik Morkel
(skullmonkey) - MLife

Locale: Finland
LAUFBURSCHE on 07/20/2011 08:30:46 MDT Print View

LAUFBURSCHE make the huckeP√ĄCKchen, the small version of the huckePACK about which I wrote the review here. 180 gram in cuben, iirc.

William Zila
(Ultralightwillinn.m) - MLife

Locale: Albuquerque
Myog on 07/20/2011 17:48:09 MDT Print View

Ended up making my own 28 liter main compartment side waterbottle Pockets made the pack body out of grey sil and the bottom and strap reinforcement with 1.9 ounce ripstop final weight 4 ounces