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HitTheTrail
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PostWed Jul 18, 2018 5:33 pm 
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There has been some discussion about this pack here in the past. They are designed for trail runners and have some drawbacks for backpacking (in my opinion). So I got one and made the following modifications.

1. Added padded hip belt pockets from Z Packs.
2. Added an over the top strap to put stuff on top of the roll-down top.
3. Made and added a top lid.
4. Changed out all of the weird UD buckles for standard side-release.
5. Changed the two independant sliding breast strap buckles for a single one.
6.  Added a strap to the bottom for a pad, etc.

I just took it out and deemed it to have been a success.


Added a top lid and changed out rhe UD weird buckles
Added a top lid and changed out rhe UD weird buckles
Added an over the top strap
Added an over the top strap
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PostSun Jul 22, 2018 5:46 am 
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My only frustration with the pack has been the nonstandardized buckles they used which are terrible to fidget with and the side water bottle pockets which could be deeper (like Ospreys new design) I have had water bottles fall out numerous times but I like the pack other than that I am guessing they will get feedback that they will hopefully act on for upcoming versions.

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PostSun Jul 22, 2018 6:16 pm 
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HittheTrail, with your talent, why not just start from scratch?

Joke: I draw the line at 5 required customizations when zhopping for packs!
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PostSun Jul 22, 2018 7:01 pm 
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Bernardo wrote:
HittheTrail, with your talent, why not just start from scratch?

Thanks for the compliment, but I am more of a mod guy. Mainly because I need to pursue a hobby that I enjoy. I look at things and get ideas but don't have the patience to start from scratch.
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