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David Passey
(davidpassey) - F - M

Locale: New York City
ULA Arctic 1000 Packs on 03/28/2007 07:27:23 MDT Print View

Did anyone ever hear a review of the packs ULA made for the Arctic 1000 team? I am curious about that pack design--it seems quite flexible for both short and long hikes. Plus, no pack cover/liner required.

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: ULA Arctic 1000 Packs on 03/28/2007 09:06:07 MDT Print View

Brian of ULA Designs did take people's email addresses for possible contact if he ever finished making a public version of the packs, but so far no contact. Don't know if it will ever get off the ground. I'm currently making one of my own right now.

Aaron Granda
(Throckmorton) - MLife
Re: Re: ULA Arctic 1000 Packs on 03/28/2007 11:28:45 MDT Print View

Aren't those beautiful packs? I would love to have one. I mentioned it a while back in a post but Brian said they were on the back burner. I wonder if he would take a bribe?

Brian Frankle
(bdf37) - F
Arctic 1000 Packs on 03/28/2007 16:50:32 MDT Print View

By June. I promise...unless Miguel beats me to it.

Brian

John Hopkins
(DrGonzo) - F

Locale: Southeast
Artic Packs on 03/28/2007 17:16:04 MDT Print View

After I read up on the trip I wanted one of those packs. I wish they would make some for the public.

P.S. Put me on any list if one is created!

Edited by DrGonzo on 03/29/2007 10:08:16 MDT.

Ryan Jordan
(ryan) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Greater Yellowstone
Re: Artic Packs on 03/28/2007 17:17:31 MDT Print View

This is timely! Yes, we're going to move forward and make a batch for those that want them. They will be available here at BPL, as Brian said, "by June!" - Ryan

John Hopkins
(DrGonzo) - F

Locale: Southeast
ULA Packs on 03/28/2007 17:30:09 MDT Print View

Count me in for one of those. Would you happen to have any specs on them?

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Great on 03/28/2007 17:45:26 MDT Print View

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Edited by FamilyGuy on 10/31/2013 15:06:41 MDT.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Great on 03/28/2007 17:46:24 MDT Print View

Ryan:

Can you tell us more? Specs? Pics? Or will it be substantially the same as the pack described in your Arctic 1000 website (http://www.ryanjordan.com/2006_arctic/2006/05/backpacks_for_a.html)? Thanks in advance.

Edited by ben2world on 03/28/2007 17:49:41 MDT.

kevin davidson
(kdesign) - F

Locale: Mythical State of Jefferson
Arctic packs on 03/28/2007 18:06:59 MDT Print View

I was on the original list that Brian compiled. I'm still interested----if a few only are being made, how will people be prioritized----or will there be an announcement followd by an immense free-for-all scramble ( like the action at an Indian airline ticket counter) ?

Curious minds need to know.

Steve .
(pappekak) - F

Locale: Tralfamadore
Re: Arctic packs on 03/28/2007 18:33:01 MDT Print View

Interested as well.

Jonathan Ryan
(Jkrew81) - F - M

Locale: White Mtns
On the List on 03/28/2007 19:09:38 MDT Print View

I still saved have my email saved where I requested to be on the list too :)

David Passey
(davidpassey) - F - M

Locale: New York City
Re: On the List on 03/28/2007 19:25:10 MDT Print View

Please include me on the list for pre-orders.

John Hopkins
(DrGonzo) - F

Locale: Southeast
Re: On the List on 03/28/2007 19:26:30 MDT Print View

Do you guys ever get together for group buys?

kevin davidson
(kdesign) - F

Locale: Mythical State of Jefferson
Arctic 1000 pack on 03/28/2007 19:46:40 MDT Print View

.... for a 23" torso, please.

Brian Frankle
(bdf37) - F
Arctic 1000 Pack on 03/28/2007 20:36:45 MDT Print View

Folks-

I'll let Ryan chime in if he wants to address the details/specifics of the pack, but I will say that this will be a BPL specific model. ULA will not likely offer this pack as a standard in my line-up. As such, please direct comments and questions to the good Dr. :)

Ryan and I have discussed the pack a bit since the Arctic 1000 and have addressed concerns that came up with the original during the hike. Obviously after being on the back's of the likes of Roman, Jason, and Ryan there has been great feedback!

The real biggie for me and my satistfaction with the pack is simply that I've had more than a few weeks (like the original) to brainstorm, design, and sew the version that will be available...not being pressed with an actual timeline has naturally resulted in a much better end result.

Anyway, I still have the list of names, etc from last year. I'll likely forward that to Ryan at some point or send a mass e-mail as to the availability, etc.

In regard to order priority, etc I am hopeful that the initial run of packs will take care of everyone that has been so patient and had an interest in the design. Obviously that is BPL's call on how to handle that.

To be frank I am not really sure when the stars will re-align for ULA to have the time to do this again, so if interested, I'd encourage you to make yourself known.

Brian

kevin davidson
(kdesign) - F

Locale: Mythical State of Jefferson
the ever so Northern 1000 Pack on 03/28/2007 21:04:25 MDT Print View

thanks Brian.

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: Arctic 1000 Pack on 03/28/2007 21:42:47 MDT Print View

My name is on the email list with Brian, but just to make sure, I'd like to be on the list with Ryan. Definitely a pack I want. I've been sketching designs for a harness pack for about three years now and I must say it's very hard to come up with anything much better than what I've already seen with Ryan's Arctic 1000 photos. I'm really curious as to what the problems were that Ryan, Roman, and Jason found during their walk and Brian had to work out during his rethinking of the design. Was it problems with the stability of the harness when the drysack was underfilled? Problems with accessing water bottles located in the rear pockets? Or problems with the "roundness" of the drysack when inflated? Or anything to do with the "stickiness" of the interior of the drysacks, making them hard to get gear into or out of (very hard to get a CC ground pad in there!)? These are all things I've been wrestling with, so I'm curious to hear opinions from actual use out in the field.

Edited by butuki on 03/28/2007 21:47:20 MDT.

Jeff Cadorin
(JeffCadorin) - F

Locale: paper beats rock
pack on 03/29/2007 01:07:05 MDT Print View

I am extremelly interested in one of these. Might even want two!

Paul Luther
(eredluin) - M

Locale: Northeast
Re: pack on 03/29/2007 03:48:58 MDT Print View

I'm on the original list too, and I'm still interested.
Paul