McHale dyed cuben packs.
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Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
McHale dyed cuben packs. on 03/09/2012 10:38:18 MST Print View

Dan has finaly posted pictures of the new dyed cuben McHale packs, very cool!

McHale-1

Edited by thomdarrah on 04/01/2012 10:18:48 MDT.

Andrew Jennings
(breaktheshoal) - MLife

Locale: West of the Mississippi
Is that cuben? on 03/09/2012 11:34:19 MST Print View

Hey Thom,

I could be completely wrong about this, but the picture you posted looks like one of Dan's full dyneema packs. Regardless, beautiful craftsmanship! I managed to snag a Critical Mass MB II panel/top-loader hybrid in full dyneema when he still offered it. LOVE IT! McHale Packs are worth every penny.

-Andrew

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Is that cuben? on 03/09/2012 11:37:02 MST Print View

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Edited by FamilyGuy on 06/17/2013 10:03:10 MDT.

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
McHale dyed cuben packs. on 03/09/2012 11:42:06 MST Print View

The material used is a McHale specific cuben hybrid, here is a quote from the McHale site.

"This week I have about 4 Dyed Hybrid Cuben packs to photograph with more to come. This is sort of a Dyed Cuben debut! It's a Merkebeiner 34. I will get some specs up soon."

Edited by thomdarrah on 03/09/2012 11:54:41 MST.

Steven Hanlon
(asciibaron) - F

Locale: Mid Atlantic
very bad thread on 03/09/2012 13:03:39 MST Print View

this is going to make me want another McHale pack. was on his site, man those new packs look sweet.

Benjamin Moryson
(hrXXL) - MLife

Locale: Germany
McHale on 03/09/2012 15:48:45 MST Print View

And now the final question. How expensive is such a pack?

Kenneth Houseal
(Homewardbound)
Price on 03/09/2012 16:25:02 MST Print View

I'm not completely sure, but I think Dan said the Cuben material only adds a little over $100(not including dye). I was going to have Dan build me A Cuben LBP36, I just didn't have the time to get in all the demoing I need. Dan was going to use like 3.6oz sqyd cuben for "extreme"(my words) durability. I think he said the tear resistance was like 321 lbs per square inch, for that weight cuben, again don't quote me on that.

When I get done with my upcoming 6 month trek a Cuben McHale will be back on the top of my list, for sure.

Edited by Homewardbound on 03/09/2012 16:29:15 MST.

Todd Hein
(todd1960) - MLife

Locale: Coastal Southern California
McHale - This is my pack on 03/09/2012 19:01:20 MST Print View

According to Dan I should have it in my hands next week.

Stephan Doyle
(StephanCal)
Re: McHale - This is my pack on 03/10/2012 02:03:57 MST Print View

Todd, can you fill us in more on this material?

Is this a Spectra Lite, or a Dyneema X Plus?

It looks a little heavier than the HMG material, which is really great stuff. My climbing buddies get jealous with the burliness of the material.

Todd Hein
(todd1960) - MLife

Locale: Coastal Southern California
Cuben McHale Pack on 03/10/2012 08:31:13 MST Print View

The body of the pack is 3.4 Cuben, dyed gray.

Jace Mullen
(climberslacker) - F

Locale: Your guess is as good as mine.
McHale dyed Cuben Packs on 03/10/2012 09:01:30 MST Print View

Todd,

Beautiful pack.

Todd Hein
(todd1960) - MLife

Locale: Coastal Southern California
McHale Cuben Pack on 03/10/2012 09:14:10 MST Print View

I'll take it on a 2-day trip next weekend, if I get it by then, and post comments and more photos. By the way, i had it made with the option of carrying an empty bear can vertically on the back of the pack:

New Merke with Bear can attached

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Cuben McHale Pack on 03/10/2012 09:54:05 MST Print View

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Edited by FamilyGuy on 02/18/2014 12:43:48 MST.

Todd Hein
(todd1960) - MLife

Locale: Coastal Southern California
McHale pack on 03/10/2012 15:45:10 MST Print View

Yes, I think the bottom is Spectra (I let Dan decide on exact specs). I don't think the back is, though. I'm sure Dan thought of this and provided for it. I'll know more when I see the pack. I only use the bear can about 2 weeks per year, so I don't expect it to be an issue.

Edited by todd1960 on 03/10/2012 15:58:36 MST.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: McHale pack on 03/10/2012 15:57:22 MST Print View

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Edited by FamilyGuy on 06/17/2013 10:03:45 MDT.

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
McHale dyed cuben packs. on 03/10/2012 17:15:09 MST Print View

Below is a blue cuben McHale Bump-32.

McHale-2

Edited by thomdarrah on 04/01/2012 10:20:12 MDT.

Kenneth Houseal
(Homewardbound)
Blue Cuben McHale on 03/10/2012 17:20:11 MST Print View

That is a thing of beauty.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: McHale dyed cuben packs. on 03/10/2012 17:20:33 MST Print View

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Edited by FamilyGuy on 06/17/2013 10:04:26 MDT.

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
McHale dyed cuben packs. on 03/10/2012 17:36:55 MST Print View

A nice mix of materials for sure.

From the McHale site:
"I tagged it 'MultiCuben' as well, since the kangaroo pocket, water pockets, and some other parts are Hybrid Cuben, yet the shiny Cuben is more conventional but with the heavier duty Mylar. Those shiny parts are CT5 High-Bias Cuben."

Edited by thomdarrah on 03/10/2012 17:42:04 MST.

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
McHale dyed cuben packs. on 03/10/2012 20:04:08 MST Print View

Hybrid Cuben Brown/Grey Bump-32

McHale-3

Edited by thomdarrah on 04/01/2012 10:21:27 MDT.