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My First MYOG Backpack!

 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:05 pm    Post subject: My First MYOG Backpack!  Reply with quote

For the past few months, I've been entertaining the idea of making my own backpack for weekend trips, etc.  Well, this past weekend I figured why not?

Gathered some spare 1.9 Ripstop and Cordura and started...10 hours or so later, I completed my first backpack.

Weighs in at exactly 9 oz. and comfortably carries under 15 lbs (recently tested around the block).  The bag still needs a hip belt and sternum straps but since this pack is not designed to carry anything more than 15 lbs, I might just leave it the way it is.



More on my blog Smile - http://theshadedtrail.blogspot.co...t-try-making-my-own-backpack.html
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right on dude, that's rad!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, bro.

What's that thing sticking out of the top?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its my Golite Chrome Dome Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's really cool. How much did the materials cost?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$30 in materials...not much
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you guys are interested in plans, measurements, etc. just let me know.  I have pretty much sketched this up in paper.  

All fabrics were purchase at Michael Levine - fabric store in DTLA.  

Fabric used: Cordura Nylon and 1.9 Ripstop

Hardware and materials, Nylon webbing, bungees, cord locks, EVA foam for pads.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I"m not quite as gifted with my hands as you are, but thanks for the offer.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is awesome!  Good for you!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I actually made a second version of this pack, same volume but with hip belts.  So far so good...



Weighs 11oz. and holds 13 lbs comfortably.  Still needs some tweaks but I think it's getting closer to the way I want it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant!  DIY is where it's at.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool and good on you for making it yourself. You do realize you will never be done modifying it now. Enjoy it!

Rick

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