MYOG Internal Frame Pack
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Michael Duke
(mpd1690) - F
MYOG Internal Frame Pack on 01/06/2012 13:09:51 MST Print View

I finished a pack the other day based of a design that my brother and I came up with for his Christmas present. I liked his so much that I decided to make my own. It is 16.5 ounces stripped without frame and 32 ounces with frame. The frame is HDPE and Aluminum bar. I figured I'd go burley and the first frame, as I can always make a new one and add it in. The bottom is DX40, which I have been extremely impressed with. The pack material is 75 cent 210 d fabric that David Olsen was selling a little while back. It is really pretty fabric. A blueish green color. I went with a curved strap connection to see how it differed from a flat connection after reading the thread Chris Wallace started a while back.

This pack is modular. The straps are removable and there are multiple lashing points. The hip belt is a wrap around hip belt. I also added in a holder for a fly rod, or my Tenkara Christmas gift.FrontSideBackUnder
Tenkara
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No Strap

Frame Sheet holder without top (210 D used on the rub area at the bottom):Frame Holder

Edited by mpd1690 on 01/06/2012 13:42:05 MST.

Christopher Zimmer
(czimmer) - F

Locale: Ohio
Great looking Pack! on 01/06/2012 13:21:55 MST Print View

The pack looks great! Nice job on the harness system, it looks really solid! Keep up the great work!

Michael Duke
(mpd1690) - F
Re: Great looking Pack! on 01/06/2012 13:31:15 MST Print View

Thank you Christopher. I appreciate it a lot. I am excited to test it out soon. I haven't used a framed pack in a while. The packs you are bringing out are truly awesome by the way.

Edited by mpd1690 on 01/06/2012 13:32:42 MST.

James Marco
(jamesdmarco) - MLife

Locale: Finger Lakes
Pack on 01/06/2012 13:51:22 MST Print View

Nice pack! Make me three, ha ha...

Michael Duke
(mpd1690) - F
Re: Pack on 01/06/2012 15:35:29 MST Print View

Thank you! If you'd like one I may be able to make another.

Nicholas Martin
(namaniac)

Locale: SoCal-High Desert
re on 01/06/2012 22:51:35 MST Print View

Is that blue 3d mesh on the shoulder straps i see? where did you find that!!
Nice looking pack! let us know how it rides!

Michael Duke
(mpd1690) - F
Re: re on 01/07/2012 00:23:44 MST Print View

It is black 4mm from rockywoods. My camera is just not great ha. I like the mesh though. It has carried well when I have loaded it down, but I will know for sure when I take it out.

Dustin Short
(upalachango) - MLife
Re: Re: re on 01/07/2012 12:01:25 MST Print View

LOL! That is pretty bad of a camera! And here I was kind of digging the navy blue and white color scheme, although I'm sure it's just as well crafted looking in black!

Michael Duke
(mpd1690) - F
Re: Re: Re: re on 01/07/2012 12:05:39 MST Print View

The fabric is navy but the 4mm mesh for the straps is black.

Edited by mpd1690 on 01/07/2012 12:06:35 MST.

Nicholas Martin
(namaniac)

Locale: SoCal-High Desert
re on 01/07/2012 16:55:49 MST Print View

Totally looked blue! I was soo excited!!! lol
Still great looking pack!

Sean Rhoades
(kingpin)

Locale: WV
Re: Re: Re: Re: re on 01/07/2012 21:47:56 MST Print View

Nice pack!!! I really like the white on blue scheme. Did you use a pattern?

Luke Schmidt
(Cameron) - MLife

Locale: The WOODS
I like your compression straps on 01/07/2012 22:44:25 MST Print View

I like the three compression straps. I always felt like just twon on either side wasn't enough. Looks good. Once I get the time and materials I'm going to be working some something broadly similar. Different frame but I'll be going for a simple layout and a similar compression system.

Josh Panelle
(JPanelle11) - F
I wouldn't mind taking a second pack off your hands! on 01/07/2012 23:16:15 MST Print View

Michael email me if you think you can still make a second pack I have been looking all over for something such as this! JPanelle11@gmail.com

Michael Duke
(mpd1690) - F
Re: I like your compression straps on 01/08/2012 08:44:35 MST Print View

Sean: I did not use a pattern. I made an extremely broad one though if you'd like to see it.

Luke: What type of frame are you going with? I went with this one just because of the versatility of it and the ability to switch out frames.

Josh: I'll send an email here in a minute.

Luke Schmidt
(Cameron) - MLife

Locale: The WOODS
Frame on 01/08/2012 11:07:25 MST Print View

I'm going to be using the U shaped frame from a GG. It was a Christmas present from my family since they knew I like MYOG projects.

Sean Rhoades
(kingpin)

Locale: WV
Re: Re: I like your compression straps on 01/08/2012 17:11:53 MST Print View

If you wouldn't mind, I would like to see your pattern. I'd love to get into making a pack, but I'm just not sure where to start.

Christopher Wilke
(wilke7000)

Locale: Colorado
Re: MYOG Internal Frame Pack on 01/10/2012 22:07:34 MST Print View

Awesome Pack Michael! It's got some nice lines and a cool color scheme. How did you attach the hipbelt? I too am working on a pack similar to this and wanted a full wrap around hipbelt.

Rocking the 64 I see. Nice :)

Edited by wilke7000 on 01/10/2012 22:08:29 MST.

Michael Duke
(mpd1690) - F
Re: Re: MYOG Internal Frame Pack on 01/10/2012 22:18:06 MST Print View

Haha 64's never die. It's amazing.

What I did was square of fabric (the green that is seen). I sewed that directly into a seam created by the end of the back panel (white) and where I cut at the top with the sole reason to attach the square in. I then felled the seams. Separately I do a very loose zigzag stitch to attach the two hip belts together. I then pushed that through the sleeve then lined it up and double stitched the edges to anchor it.

Christopher Wilke
(wilke7000)

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: Re: MYOG Internal Frame Pack on 01/10/2012 22:41:06 MST Print View

Yeah gotta love it.

I was thinking the hip belt was one piece. Thanks for the explanation.

Also, how do you like the fit of the shoulder straps vs. attaching them to a straight seam on the pack body?

Michael Duke
(mpd1690) - F
Re: Re: Re: Re: MYOG Internal Frame Pack on 01/10/2012 23:00:44 MST Print View

No problem. I thought about doing one piece, but I ended up deciding that it added complications without much benefit. I like the strap attachment a lot. It feels nice and it is extremely stable and strong. The strength of the connection is great.

Also, I have loaded it with containers filled with water to add weight and the frame distributes very nicely. I like the ability to bend the frame as well. I have curved it to my back.

Edited by mpd1690 on 01/10/2012 23:02:08 MST.