How did you tote your kid on your revolution frame? I’ve been considering different ways to haul my 10 month old.Mine is on loan to a friend to train with and compare while I tote around my son on my other Revolution frame. I LOVE the multicam and would order any future packs in it. I cannot speak to durability of that material though because I took delivery of this in April. My other olive packs have had zero issues.
I started with a new style peregrine, my wife uses that now. I also have a sales which is very functional. I chose the custom just for a little added organization.
This is a 5400 bag with the internal shelf. With that size it included an integrated pocket in lid/roll top. I chose the Lanner style pockets do get a dump sleeve and two more pockets. I did a saker zip on my left, and a long draw cord sleeve on my right. My idea there is my water rides on my left, rifle on right in a gun bearer, in the long sleeve I can stuff jacket etc in their sil zipper pouches and fold that into the middle first. I can then cover the opening of that with the snow collar folded down. I do also clip my Merlin on the back, so that gives me a lot of pockets to organize with.
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Here's a custom 5400. Little disappointed in the weight as it came about a half pound heavier than expected, but still a great pack.
I got it in x33, no full zipper, lighter style mesh pocket, spectra side pockets, no hydro port, no internal load shelf, small hip belt.
So according to their site, I should come in at least 10oz less than the lanner, and it is only 3oz less than lanner.
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Thanks Kevin, super helpful and makes a lot of sense.
Because I am looking at an integrated bag and just so I understand you correctly, is the Cordura on the wearer side just a piece of fabric on the inside of the packbag, or is the entire panel of the bag Cordura? Not worried about the little extra weight if it makes it more durable, but would be worried about losing waterproofing.
It is the entire wearer side .. we have not had any durability issue with SpectraGrid BUT we said why not just go with what we have never had an issue. Less waterproof wearer side for sure. Likely not a big issue is real world use and upright walking but could be an issue in certain instances.
The closes we have is Brooks / Saker style and you can modify the main bag size and materials , otherwise no.Kevin,
Would you guys be willing to make a custom batwing style backpack. The only good comparison I've got is the kifaru nomad, but I want it a little different and with Xpac.
Wow---it looks great! Congratulations. Look forward to seeing a few pictures of your pack filled to get an idea what it will look like when you're out in the field. Was there a specific reason your chose the hipbelt pocket in X42 rather than in Spectra?
Do you remember what date you ordered the pack? Curious how they're rolling out as I ordered a custom X33 bag and wondering when it may be coming my way.
Hey Marbles, that spectra pack does look great!
On the outside the way you have it compressed, is that the 5400/Lanner "top collar" pocket?
One more question for you, did you go with the short water bottle pocket on both sides?