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Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
One Pack Frame-Multiple Pack Bags on 12/26/2012 21:10:01 MST Print View

I've noticed that it is quite easy to mount different bags on my myog pack frame. I've done this to test out various combos.

I've evolved to using one bag/frame combo for everything but I'm curious. Do any of you use one frame but change the bag depending on length and nature of your trip? (e.g. day hike, grocery shopping or week long backpack)

michael levi
(M.L) - F

Locale: W-Never Eat Soggy (W)affles
Re on 12/27/2012 01:31:56 MST Print View

It's a cool concept, but for me I seem to like the simplicity of one bag with shoulder straps, where I just stuff everything in vertically and away I go.

Mark Dijkstra
(Markacd) - F
one frame, multiple bags on 12/27/2012 03:49:24 MST Print View

I haven't made my own backpack yet, but I have been thinking about it. When I finally make one I think I'll copy Daryl's frame, but hang multiple drybags to it. That way everything is organised and you can easily change setup as your food supplies become less or if you make a daytrip from basecamp.

Mark Dijkstra
(Markacd) - F
one frame, multiple bags on 12/27/2012 03:49:24 MST Print View

I haven't made my own backpack yet, but I have been thinking about it. When I finally make one I think I'll copy your frame, but hang multiple drybags to it. That way everything is organised and you can easily change setup as your food supplies become less or if you make a daytrip from basecamp.

Mark Dijkstra
(Markacd) - F
one frame, multiple bags on 12/27/2012 03:49:24 MST Print View

Sorry about the double post. The site was acting weird.

Edited by Markacd on 12/27/2012 03:58:18 MST.

Rob Daly
(rdaly) - F - M

Locale: Midwest
not me on 12/27/2012 07:57:13 MST Print View

I prefer to have the best setup for each situation. For a dayhike or even a weekend I don't need a framed backpack. In fact I use my good old G4 (no frame)for any week long trips. For #30 or more I'd prefer a framed pack. I'm usually way under that for any trip though.

I like to match my pack/volume to my intended use. I like a simple shoulder straped bag for dayhikes, G5 for weekends, G4 for a week long.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: One Pack Frame-Multiple Pack Bags on 12/27/2012 08:40:54 MST Print View

I dissected an old Jansport aluminum frame with that in mind, with the idea of using waterproof stuff sacks rather than a pack bag. The trick is finding a good way to attach the stuff sacks without adding a lot of weight.

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: Re: One Pack Frame-Multiple Pack Bags on 12/27/2012 10:09:38 MST Print View

"trick is finding a good way to attach the stuff sacks without adding a lot of weight"

I agree. Hard to beat the weight/efficiency of one big bag.

David Goodyear
(dmgoody) - MLife

Locale: mid-west
yup on 12/30/2012 08:14:02 MST Print View

Finished my second season with a modular external frame backpack.

Love it

Dave

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James Cuppy
(Kentuckian) - F
One frame different bags... on 12/31/2012 18:55:31 MST Print View

I use an old Kelty Trekker external frame with Sea to Summit eVac dry sacks instead of the original heavier Kelty bag. I made one vertical and two horizontal ½” wide straps to lash the dry sack to the frame. The long strap that I use in the vertical position doubles as my camp tree strap for hanging gear for easy access.

For multi day winter trips, I use a 65L dry sack(pictured). For summer I use a 35 liter dry sack. The system works great. The frame, dry sack, straps and water bladder sack runs just under 3 pounds.

I love that my pack always fits no matter what I have strapped to it.

Kelty frame w/65L dry sack

Front view...

Edited by Kentuckian on 01/06/2013 10:34:22 MST.

jeffrey armbruster
(book) - M

Locale: Northern California
"One Pack Frame-Multiple Pack Bags" on 12/31/2012 19:28:24 MST Print View

I use a LuxuryLite frame with a large GG bag attached. The whole set up comes in at around 2 1/2 lbs. You could attach any bag that has straps to the LL frame. Works great for me. Oh, and this frame is terrific for carrying a bear canister on the lower 'lip'.

Edited by book on 12/31/2012 19:29:27 MST.

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: One Pack Frame-Multiple Pack Bags on 01/01/2013 04:36:58 MST Print View

The trick is finding a good way to attach the stuff sacks without adding a lot of weight.

Try these drysacks from Exped.

Edited by butuki on 01/01/2013 04:39:47 MST.

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: Re: One Pack Frame-Multiple Pack Bags on 01/01/2013 10:07:57 MST Print View

Miguel,

Those ulv bags provide a lot of bag for the weight. Pretty cool.

Daryl

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: One frame different bags... on 01/01/2013 10:11:31 MST Print View

"I love that my pack always fits no matter what I have strapped to it."

James,

I hadn't really clarified my thinking on the issue until I read your post. I think this is probably the biggest plus for the one frame-multiple bag concept.

Daryl

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: yup on 01/01/2013 10:18:14 MST Print View

David,

Thanks for the reminder about your modular pack. It is a very sophisticated application of the concept.

If I was awaiting rescue and you showed up with all that gear it would be very reassuring.

Daryl