Saturday, March 01, 2014

arrival


EDIT: as of Fall 2014, the sub60.wikispaces.com will no longer be a functional website due to changes in wikispaces policy. I have moved all information on the Sub 60 Fast Pack (including how to order) below this original blog post.

After six months of picking away at it, the first production run of the Sub 60 Fast Pack is now available.
But it doesn't feel quite right spending all day on a beautiful Saturday putting kits together to ship out...
So I might do what was done two weeks ago with 4Trunks and Clay and take one for a spin...


Sub 60 Fast Pack Kit - $90 (includes shipping*)
*=Free domestic shipping, international orders add $10.

Pack Specs:
Volume: approx. 1550 cu. in. (25 L)
Weight: approx. 10 oz. (284 g)
Max Load: approx. 20 lbs. (9 kg)



Pack Kit Components:

  • Green/orange nylon mesh pack body w/pockets (3.5 oz.)
  • Green/orange nylon mesh shoulder straps w/ pockets (2.2 oz.)
  • Green/orange nylon mesh hip belt w/ zip pockets (2 oz.)
  • Blaze orange 20+L sil-nylon pack liner (1.4 oz)
  • Bundle of black double wire (24 gauge) ties (0.4 oz.)
  • Adjustable sternum strap (0.3 oz.)
  • Carabiner and flat draw cord (0.3 oz.)
  • Plastic "Bandoleer" canister (0.2 oz.)
  • Roll of 3/4" adhesive Velcro for "Bandoleer" (0.2 oz.)
  • Extra shock cord and curly locks (for optional tension on strap/pack pockets)
No sewing required! Instructions for assembly are available here.

After my AT fast pack in summer of 2013, I sought to make more of my gear list available to others. Based on an idea I had along the trail, I refined my pack design so it could fit a wider range of body shapes and sizes. Next, I published online instructions in December of 2013.

For those not up to sewing, a limited number of locally and professionally sewn kits are available as of March 2014. The pack components come sewn, but unassembled; challenging you to think outside of the box and customize your own gear: a critical skill to any successful thru-hike!

The best gear is built for you and by you. Watch the video. Check out pack user photos. Read the news article.

1 comment:

John Abela said...

send me one before you leave !!!