Ultralight Hunting Daypack Update:

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Need a tougher daypack? Some folks have commented that they want a tougher pack than say the Osprey (http://www.theultralighthiker.com/osprey-ultralight-stuff-pack/) or Sea to Summit (http://www.seatosummit.com.au/products/outdoor/ultrasil-dry-day-pack/) or Zpacks Zero (http://www.zpacks.com/backpacks/zero.shtml – now the Nero 309 grams: http://zpacks.com/backpacks/nero.shtml) so they can carry lots of meat/etc betimes (and are happy to carry over 100 grams! They should maybe move to the 4.8oz/yd Dyneema fabric available in a green check. Zpacks will option their Zero (in various sizes and with additional options from US$105 and 168 grams) in their ‘Hybrid Cuben 2.92oz/yd fabric or in this material. Mountain Laurel Designs also have these ready-made options available in Dyneema or Hybrid Cuben also with bespoke options (talk to Ron): http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com/shop/index.php?cPath=25

Their ‘Core’ at US$85 and 228 grams is a snap; for an overnight hike you might chose their ‘Burn’ I own a number of MLD products. Their quality and sewing are superb.

Mountain Laurel Designs have their own version of the Klymit Airbeam Pad in a configurable format (with instructions) http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=46&products_id=186 – US$35. They also offer a pad pocket option for their packs – which is great for load transfer: (http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=208) – US$45. The pad + pocket add about 120 grams.

 

MLD Core

MLD Core

 

See also:

Fitting Your Backpack:

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/hunting-daypack/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/ultralight-pack/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/the-ideal-pack/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/air-beam-pad/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/klymit-air-beam-inflatable-pack-frame-update/

 

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