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Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
MLD Newt on 11/21/2012 11:49:09 MST Print View

From the MLD Facebook site:

"In one week we will have up on the site a limited run of Christmas Gift NEWT packs. It will not have an external pocket - $60. A simple pack for simple needs. About 8 oz. More info TBA."

Ron Bell

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: MLD Newt on 11/21/2012 15:23:11 MST Print View

Sweet!

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
MLD Newt on 11/26/2012 16:43:22 MST Print View

Posted on the MLD Facebook site!!!!

http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=198

In Stock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mountain Laurel Designs
www.mountainlaureldesigns.com
2013 NEWT Ultra Simple Day / Overnight / Weekend or Summit Pack 6 oz / 175gms 1700 ci / 28L Approx. External Dimensions 11" X 6" X 26" One Size Torso- Fits 5'5" to 6'2" FEATURES: • All Dyneema X (TM) Construction: 210d

michael levi
(M.L) - F

Locale: W-Never Eat Soggy (W)affles
re on 11/26/2012 19:48:00 MST Print View

I wouldnt mind having one, does anyone know how much Ron would charge for 2 water bottle pockets and/ or a rear pocket all made of Dyneema?

michael levi
(M.L) - F

Locale: W-Never Eat Soggy (W)affles
re on 11/26/2012 19:51:46 MST Print View

Also hipbelt... actually at that point I might as well just get a Burn.

I guess I'll just have to take this pack for what its worth, a minimalist.

Velimir Kemec
(velimirkemec) - F
Newt on 11/26/2012 23:46:37 MST Print View

Hi,

I have first generation Newt and love the pack so much. It's clean and simple
without side/front mesh pockets. I added one shoulder strap pocket made by Chris at Zimmerbuilt and I carry waterbottle on another shoulder strap. No need for anything else IMHO! The bungee cord at the front is good to hold your windshirt or half of a Ridgerest. Oh yeah and it's full out dyneema so very good for any off trail bush walking or light scrambling. I highly recommend it!

Cheers!

MLD Newt

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
MLD Newt on 11/27/2012 08:07:53 MST Print View

"Wow...first run all sold out, we will build more in a few weeks. THANKS"

From Ron as posted on the MLD Facebook site.

Kevin Manley
(manleyk) - F - MLife

Locale: Denver-ish
Comparison on 11/27/2012 08:43:51 MST Print View

How do these compare to the Golite Ion? It looks a little bigger...Durability?

Thanks,
Kevin

Velimir Kemec
(velimirkemec) - F
Newt to Ion on 11/27/2012 10:03:46 MST Print View

Hi Kevin,

they are about the same volume (Newt to Ion in size L). I am happy to have both as they are both sweet packs. Newt does have more padded shoulder straps to Ion and different closure system (zip closure on Ion vs. snap and roll top closure on my version of Newt). They are both made from dyneema so comparable in durability and about the same weight. To me both are clean looking packs and bungee on Newt's front does add a bit more versatility to it.Have been using both for some time now and there's no wear or tear on them. At first i did find closure system on Newt more fiddly to Ion's simple zip closure but once you get used to it it's realy easy. As I can see on new Newt the closure system has been changed to drybag closure system so should be easy to close and open. There's no hipbelt on Newt but with light loads they are made for you will not miss one:).

Regards,
Velimir

Kevin Manley
(manleyk) - F - MLife

Locale: Denver-ish
More questions on 12/19/2012 10:05:18 MST Print View

Is there a good way to strap a 2 pound tent to the outside of a Newt?

michael levi
(M.L) - F

Locale: W-Never Eat Soggy (W)affles
update? on 12/22/2012 19:09:37 MST Print View

Does anyone know where the best spot to add a hipbelt to this pack? Where should one add one?

I like one more for stability when running, not so much to take the load off the shoulders.

Also, any recent pics of this pack?