I wanted a small daypack or summit pack that would also double as a stuff sack for my extra clothes. So I made one. It mesures 16"l x 10" wide x 4.5" deep. Weighs a meazely 1.5oz. I call it my "Nothing Pack" because it's so light.
...I like it!!
I need to make something like this. Did you just use ripstop nylon?
Silnylon for pack and shoulder straps and 1/2 in webbing. Used 1/2 in seam allowances.I can try to post a pattern if anyone is interested.
Nice! I made something similar.I don't like regular daypack for backpacking because they're so heavy.A lightweight one like yours is good for a hike from basecamp - jacket, water, bit of food,...Sometimes I'll use it for hanging food
Exactly why I wanted it. Hard to see but there is a small haul loop between the straps so that it can be hung as a food bag too.
Please share the pattern!But is it big enough to store your suvival bivy and extra layers and to carry water? I often go up to higher elevations for the day hiking from base camp, so I would need enough gear to survive in below freezing temps if I got stuck up there.
I can get my wind shirt and pants, vest,water,FAK,and.snacks/lunch in it.I can also fit my jacket instead of the vest.But a bivy too would not fit at this size. I'll try to put a pattern together in a day or two.
Nice little job to keep me busy. How did you attach the shoulder straps; did you use the webbing you mentioned and then sew the straps to that? Thanks for sharing.
Bobby: Sorry I just now saw your question.The shoulder straps are 2 pieces of sil sewed together to make a strap 2" wide. That is sewn to a strip of 30 denier near the top of the pack. The webbing is sewn to the sil straps. At the bottom of the pack I sewed the webbing to a double thickness triangle of 30 denier which is sewn into the side seam of the pack. Basically I just looked at how most backpacks are constructed and made a small copy of them using light weight/smaller parts. If I was to make another I would just use webing for the whole length of the shoulder strap. Hope this helps, if you need more info shoot me a pm.
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