I decided to do a simple backpack mod on the Mountainsmith World Cup backpack over the weekend. I been taking this pack on daily basis recently and realized the velcro flap at the front doesn’t seem to stick anymore. The flap keeps opening up whenever I stuff the front pocket with stuff. Something easy to fix…now that I have a sewing machine at home.
Check out this The North Face Escape & Evade pack (that’s what I call it anyway). I pulled this pack out after having a chat with the folks at Malaysian custom pack maker Garrison Packs. We we talking about pack designs, copies and pack concepts. I am not for 1 to 1 copy but adopting concepts I am fine with. Here is an example of what I think would be a shared concept.
Sudah lama Wak mencari kedai membaiki backpack Camelbak Hawg yang ada sedikit rosak. Memanglah banyak kedai yang boleh repair bag tapi Garrison Packs (GP) yang disyorkan si Mystrm memang arif dalam kerja membaiki, modifikasi serta kerja-kerja tempah khas bag, terutamanya untuk activity lasak dan juga kegunaan ketenteraan.
The straight jacket compression system on this Osprey Eclipse 26+5 pack is really awesome. After a continuous use for over two weeks, I realized the pack’s compression system isn’t like any other pack I have ever used. Here’s a closer look.
I got this incomplete, used but in almost new condition Osprey Eclipse 26+5 pack as a hand me down from a friend. Osprey packs have always fascinated me with their design and functionality. I used to own several Osprey packs in the past and this Eclipse model is certainly one of the older generation models. The material, build and design of the pack certainly brings back memory.
This is a classic, made in the USA Mountainsmith World Cup pack I bought some years back. I believe this is one of the few packs that were made by Mountainsmith when Patrick Smith was still the owner. I love the shape of the pack and there are some areas on the pack that I think is note worthy. I have carried this pack for some time in the past but have of course moved on to others.
My friend shared with me pictures of his custom made bike panniers for his Kawasaki KLX250. This is the sort of product and services that I think is severely lacking in Malaysia. To have someone who can custom make goods that meets a user’s needs and expectations. Just like custom made knives, Garrison Packs specializes in nylon based products.
If you ever need to do outdoor gear repair in New Zealand, you can do so by contacting the folks at TwinNeedle . A buckle on my Kifaru Marauder broke after I accidentally stepped on it. The only place to get some quality buckles to replace it would have to be TwinNeedle. A few weeks ago, I dropped by at their store on Tuam street and was pleasantly surprised by the many updates Matt and Chris has put on their store.
Here’s the continuation of my TAD Fast Pack Lite Speed review. (See here for the first part) This pack is certainly full of molle. I wonder if it is necessary or just another ‘marketing’ gimmick. I wonder if there are any real soldiers who would carry a Lite Speed into battle. The more I look at this pack, the more it reminds me of the GoRuck Bullet Ruck. The outside shape and size looks similar. Time to take a look inside the Lite Speed.
Note to self: Goruck the next ‘to buy item’?
Here is my take on the TAD Fast Pack LiteSpeed. TAD brand is well known and I have read resounding praise of it on forums, blogs, videos etc. TAD website looks undoubtedly badass. It is a brand name that makes you want to be part of the ‘pack’…to be one of the ‘esteemed’ owners. I have seen some of their products been carried by people at my old workplace but I just could not get around forking out money for them new. That is until recently when someone posted one on a local buy/sell site for cheaps.