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High Range Day Pack.....Kinda

Benny

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The final pack for the order, Kryptek Highlander w tan webbing, is good to go!

To rehash, the features & specs are: 40L capacity including side pockets (approx 2L ea)
: 1.1kg including frame sheet




: 1000D Cordura base, back & shoulder straps (high wear areas) & 500D everywhere else
: roll top closure, by far the most effective way to keep dust & crap out of your pack




: contoured shoulder straps




: removable frame sheet with dual micro stays. The original single stay worked but I wanted to remove any chance of barrelling
: internal hydration sleeve with dual hose ports




: rear centre compression that effectively secures the load & narrows the profile of the pack
: independent redirect compression on side pockets




: side pockets have reinforced mouth for easy retrieval & stowage of items

 

Howling Dingo

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Please send to the Howling Dingo You Tube Channel for testing..Pack will be returned within a 15 to 20 year time frame..
 

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Really good design Benny! particularly avoiding the barrelling. That's a light weight for a framed pack.
 

Benny

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Thanks guys, really enjoying the development of this gear, not to mention gaining invaluable experience.

Please send to the Howling Dingo You Tube Channel for testing..Pack will be returned within a 15 to 20 year time frame..

I'll see what I can do mate..... I truly hope all my builds will last at least that long!


Really good design Benny! particularly avoiding the barrelling. That's a light weight for a framed pack.

Yeah mate, I'm very happy with the weight. It's been something I've been mindful of while not sacrificing quality or durability.


Looks great mate. I am going to DIY a pack soon so I might hit you up for some tips ;).

For sure mate! Although I've seen your handy work, you might put me out of business before I get in! :linguini: Seriously though mate shout out anytime.


Oh and probably time soon for your own website I reckon.

Yeah? I better pull my finger out then, & make some time! Thanks mate, might get a few hints off you for that one.
 
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Benny

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Thanks Doc. I'm moving away from offering the custom options & just offering a few styles, one of them being this layout. From the styles I'll scale the bag size up or down adjusting the suspension as required. This should provide a good range to suit most users.
 

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Hi Benny,

Do you plan on incorporating a style with a hip belt? I'm picturing a longer but narrower pack than the style(s) shown in this thread.
 

Benny

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Yeah mate, I certainly do. I'm actually working on a modular frame that can be used as a hauler &/or different sized pack bags. Here's a link to a post with a few pics of where it was at a little while ago: http://bushcraftoz.com/forums/showthread.php?7503-Some-Recent-Testing-Pics

There are pics of harvested deer strapped to it (not me, a couple of guys I know). I figured if it can do that comfortably it can do anything.
 

Benny

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G'day mate, sorry for getting to this sooner. I was offering a certain amount of customisation & this configuration (I'm guessing you're referring to the pack with side & front pocket) was just over $300. I'm going away from that though & just selecting a couple of solid layouts that will suit most, this being one of them. This will do a few things: it'll save a little bit of prep time, I'll be able to build regardless of orders coming in so you may not have to wait & it'll make them slightly cheaper.

I realise cheaper options are available & if I got them made overseas I could sell them cheaper but I make all these rigs myself & there's a ton of work in these packs.

Thanks mate, any other questions fire away.
 

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sounds good benny. not interested in cheap or overseas when I can buy quality built locally. got the new bow to finish paying for and Christmas so will prob be hitting you up for a pack early in the new year. looking forward to it
 

Benny

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Too easy mate. Thanks. I forgot to mention lifetime warranty on workmanship, if it fails I fix it.
 
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