MYOG Backpack

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MYOG Backpack

Postby samh » Sat 28 Nov, 2009 3:20 pm

I ended up finding some fabric to make my own backpack, not siliconised nylon but PU coated. So here is my new pack for overnighters.
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Weight: 490g
Capacity ~40L
The pack has no frame I just use a rolled up foam mat to stabilise the pack. I think I can carry about 15kg max with the pack, but I will find out on my next hike.
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Re: MYOG Backpack

Postby stepbystep » Sat 28 Nov, 2009 5:44 pm

Groovy!
You've got more patience than me, I struggle to find time to buy gear little own make it!
How much did you spend to make it?
How long did it take?
Let us know how it stands up against some of Tassie's finest vegetation. :D
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Re: MYOG Backpack

Postby blacksheep » Sat 28 Nov, 2009 5:46 pm

good on you Sam!
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Re: MYOG Backpack

Postby samh » Sat 28 Nov, 2009 10:25 pm

The material was less than 50 dollars and I had some material left over maybe enough to make a drybag. Actually sewing the pack did not take that long I worked on it 3 afternoons sometime past midnight. However I started 2 weeks before with planning and designing the pack, just thinking trough the process over and over again, but when I actually did it I still ran into some difficulties. The main reason for me to do the pack by myself is purly because I wanted to try it and I needed a smaller pack for a trip to Thailand. I'm not sure how it will keep up with the Tassie vegetation it will depend on the walk. Lets say for a few days on the OLT or the Walls I think it will be fine.
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Re: MYOG Backpack

Postby Nuts » Sun 29 Nov, 2009 4:13 pm

Hey, nice job sam, looks like you have some skill in sewing, nice and neat.... What is your 'brand' :wink:
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Re: MYOG Backpack

Postby Tony » Mon 30 Nov, 2009 7:16 am

Hi Sam,

Very nice work, I look forward to seeing some more MYOG gear maybe a tent or sleeping bag next.

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Re: MYOG Backpack

Postby samh » Mon 30 Nov, 2009 7:54 am

Hi Tony
I was thinking about a tent already, but at the moment I first need to save some money :mrgreen: The other thing is that it will be hard to get material especially for the tent floor I would have to import something from the US or Europe.
I still have some material left, but I'm not sure what I will use it for. Maybe it's enough for a daypack, or some dry bags.
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Re: MYOG Backpack

Postby wander » Mon 30 Nov, 2009 8:18 am

Very nice. I like the big stretchy top pockets. Is there a stave in the pack?
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Re: MYOG Backpack

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Re: MYOG Backpack

Postby samh » Tue 01 Dec, 2009 10:39 pm

Thanks Brett but remember photos often look better than reality. Anyway I'm very happy with my new pack and can't wait to try it out. On Sunday we're off to Thailand :D and there I'll give it the first try. I planned to do the Tasman Peninsula last weekend but apparently they had 65mm of rain in a day down there. Not very nice for walking especially after driving three hours down from Launceston on the same morning.
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