My first MYOG Backpack
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James W.
(jimmyjam)

Locale: Mid Atlantic
My first MYOG Backpack on 01/20/2012 15:42:01 MST Print View

This my first MYOG pack. Let me know what you think. The bare weight of the pack without any padding is 14.3 oz, with the sit pad and hip and shoulder pads inserted it weighs 16.2 oz. Add the aluminum stay and it is 19.9 oz.Front
Back
side
side
Bladder pocket
Al stay from GG

Pack volume is around 3300 ci, depending on how you measure the extension collar.

Edited by jimmyjam on 01/20/2012 18:03:20 MST.

Ludo P.
(Fils) - F

Locale: France
Re: My first MYOG Backpack on 01/20/2012 15:43:50 MST Print View

Wow nice one !
what kind of fabrics did you use for the pad holder ?

James W.
(jimmyjam)

Locale: Mid Atlantic
Pad holder on 01/20/2012 15:47:42 MST Print View

Pad holder is lycra mesh, other materials are 2.2 sil and 30 denier alll from Quest Outfitters.I bought the G4 pattern to use as a basis and then cut it down, moved the pockets around, added the bladder pocket, the Y strap and made some other changes.

Clint Wayman
(cwayman1) - M

Locale: East Tennessee, US
MYOG on 01/20/2012 15:55:45 MST Print View

Hey James,
Looks great! That's pretty ambitious, and really impressive, for your first pack!

James W.
(jimmyjam)

Locale: Mid Atlantic
My first MYOG Backpack on 01/20/2012 16:12:38 MST Print View

Clint,

Thanks. I wish the pictures had posted better, but it was my first time uploading pictures. I've made a few other MYOG before: Bilgy tent, quilt, rain/wind suit, and a water hauler. But I found the pack to fairly involved and I got ahead of myself more than once and had to break out the seam ripper.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: My first MYOG Backpack on 01/20/2012 16:46:37 MST Print View

Nice looking pack!

"I wish the pictures had posted better"

you can go back and edit your post

put a new line between each picture

James W.
(jimmyjam)

Locale: Mid Atlantic
My first MYOG Backpack on 01/20/2012 16:48:55 MST Print View

Jerry,

Thanks. Can you explain to me how to put lines between the pictures so that the pictures are not all connected?

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: My first MYOG Backpack on 01/20/2012 16:52:46 MST Print View

I assume you clicked the "Insert Image at Cursor" which creates a bunch of html text

between the html text for each image, position the cursor and press the "Enter" key

James W.
(jimmyjam)

Locale: Mid Atlantic
My first MYOG Backpack on 01/20/2012 16:57:54 MST Print View

Jerry,

Thanks for explaining that to me. I'll try it that way next time.

Lance Marshall
(Lancem) - F - MLife

Locale: Oregon
Re: My first MYOG Backpack on 01/20/2012 17:30:39 MST Print View

Nice work James.

Here's a hint to get your pictures to display separately rather than run together horizontally.

Go to the bottom of your post and click on edit (the pencil icon). Your post is displayed at the top of the edit page. At the bottom of the edit page is a window into the code that generates your post.

Find each '<img' in the code and make sure it starts on a separate line by adding a return in front of it.

It should end up looking something like this(ignore any other differences in spacing):

This my first MYOG pack. Let me know what you think. The bare weight of the pack without any padding is 14.3 oz, with the sit pad and hip and shoulder pads inserted it weighs 16.2 oz. Add the aluminum stay and it is 19.9 oz.

<img alt="Front" height="413" src="http://cache.backpackinglight.com/backpackinglight/user_uploads/1327098893_55565.jpg" width="550" />

<img alt="Back" height="413" src="http://cache.backpackinglight.com/backpackinglight/user_uploads/1327099004_55566.jpg" width="550" />

<img alt="side" height="413" src="http://cache.backpackinglight.com/backpackinglight/user_uploads/1327099070_55567.jpg" width="550" />

<img alt="side" height="413" src="http://cache.backpackinglight.com/backpackinglight/user_uploads/1327099120_55568.jpg" width="550" />

<img alt="Bladder pocket" height="413" src="http://cache.backpackinglight.com/backpackinglight/user_uploads/1327099175_55569.jpg" width="550" />

<img alt="Al stay from GG" height="413" src="http://cache.backpackinglight.com/backpackinglight/user_uploads/1327099239_55570.jpg" width="550" />

Pack volume is around 3300 ci, depending on how you measure the extension collar.

Click on the 'Post Message' button at the bottom.

If that gets messed up you could simply copy and paste the above into the edit window.

Thanks for sharing pictures of your pack. Sorry for the drift.

Edited by Lancem on 01/28/2013 13:46:45 MST.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Go back and edit your post on 01/20/2012 17:36:25 MST Print View

"Thanks for explaining that to me. I'll try it that way next time"

Go back to your "offending" post and click on the little ikon with the pencil

Insert new lines between images

Or not....