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#164351 - 03/23/12 03:36 AM Adding straps to bottom of pack..or recommendation
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Registered: 12/25/06
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Loc: Missouri
So I'm in the market for a small overnight pack. I have found several I'm interested in but quite a few of them do not have straps on the very bottom of the pack. I'm not quite sure if I absolutely need them yet as I haven't decided on a pack. However, just in case.....Is there any person/company that I could ship a pack off to to have some professionally sewn/attached to the pack?

I'm assuming the fabric of the pack will be a big factor on how hard it is or what to use to attach...but any DIY'rs out there willing to do this for a little $$ if needed?

Or...if you guys have a nice suggestion for a overnight+ pack that i can 'fast-pack' with? Looking to start getting into doing some overnight trail running and finding a pack that will be able to be sinched enough to not bounce, lightweight, and to have some of my "picky" important features is quite the challenge.

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#164363 - 03/23/12 01:51 PM Re: Adding straps to bottom of pack..or recommendation [Re: Narf]
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Registered: 02/03/06
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With an internal frame pack, it's far better not to attach anything to the outside of the pack, other than in the pockets. It will pull the pack off-balance, catch on brush, etc. Better either to reduce the volume of your gear or get a pack the right size to contain it all.

Check the articles on the home page of this site, left hand column, for ideas.


Edited by OregonMouse (03/23/12 01:52 PM)
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#164396 - 03/24/12 12:38 AM Re: Adding straps to bottom of pack..or recommendation [Re: OregonMouse]
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Yea, I'm not entirely sure i'll need it anyway. basically was just going to have it hold my windblock for bottom of my hammock...which is essentially just almost like a groundcloth for a tent. Not much volume or weight to it, just was going to 'stick it there' if need be.

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