I was looking around in my scraps box and found some large scraps of Grey 210 D Dyneema X Gridstop from thru hiker. I found a old project pack I made and hardly used so I cut it up in to useable scraps I could use for the Scraps the pack project.
I decided I want explore the FTZP aka:Flip Top Zip Top pack in a larger pack design with some new ideas of the design. The pack had to be made out of all Dyneema X Gridstop for bush bashing fun.
#1 To make the pack with less parts so it was stronger pack and less repeat sewing. So basically I wanted one piece of fabric back/bottom/front sling with just the side piece sewed on each side for a stronger pack with less load bearing seams. I sewed on a patch of fabric were the bottom of the pack is going to be on the one piece fabric sling to make a double bottom of the fabric and also attach the shove it pocket. I also have large internal zippered pocket for small items at the front of the pack body.A virtual internal frame pocket at the the back of the pack to use my 1 3/4 inch thick Montbell 120 pad folded for the virtual fame.
#2 Make my own version of detachable military shoulder straps with 3/4" webbing attachment points, Like the Jandd cloud shoulder straps I like. The reason I like the detachable shoulder strap Idea is they can be removed for flight and traveling or if the become worn out you can just replace the shoulder straps easily.
#3 A larger pack that was about 30 to 36 liter pack with adjustable front stuff it pocket that is part of the compression system. The measurements of the pack are sides 6.5" wide, back/bottom/ front 11" wide,18" tall with the lid folded down 25" with the flip top extended for over fill.
The pack comes comes out at 27 liter in the main body when the flip top is folded down for compression. When overloaded the flip top extended will hold a additional 8 liters so you get 35 liters total for inside that pack not including the front shove it pocket or side water bottle pockets.
#4 Hardware I used the ITW/Nexus Jet series buckles, Detachable hip belt that is just part of keeping the pack stable verse taking weigh of your shoulders held on with 3/4" triglides .
Line lock 3 for the side/shove it pocket compression adjustment and black sterling cord,
The flip top is one cord management buckle attached with a hypalon patch on top of the flip top lid and a hypalon patch with eyelet grommet to hide the knotted end of the shock cord tie down. Number 5 water proof zipper for the lid closer.
I can fit everything in the pack for a couple days trip with this pack it light weight and easy to carry and comfortable.I also really had fun with the Scraps the Pack project.
Enjoy the photos of the pack: