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#194453 - 03/22/16 11:31 PM Pack sizes to liters?
jrigg Offline
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Registered: 03/08/16
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Loc: Indiana


I have pencil and paper in hand and I am going to sketch out my pack I am wanting to build. What is the standard liter size of a g4 style pack ? I am going to make my pack out of old tent material I have and I am hoping it will be enough. I was going to design it around the g4 shape but now that I keep looking at pics of packs on line, the simple shape of a stanadard z pack zero looks a bit easier for me to make with my lack of sewing skills. Of course I know that this first pack I build will there will be a larger learning curve and I will have more to learn as I go on. To me, some of the z packs just look like a standard large stuff sack with straps and a closure and a wider bottom and I will make side panels so I can make holders for water bottles> the plans on the g4 page I found on line.

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#194462 - 03/23/16 11:21 AM Re: Pack sizes to liters? [Re: jrigg]
the-gr8t-waldo Offline
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Registered: 01/16/11
Posts: 131
Loc: Tacoma, Washington
Why not contact Gossamer Gear directly with your question? Asking the size seems a reasonable question to me. Talking to them directly might give you a bit of insight as to how the pack is designed.

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#194465 - 03/23/16 01:20 PM Re: Pack sizes to liters? [Re: jrigg]
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Registered: 03/15/16
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Loc: Milwaukee, WI
G4 is listed as 54L pack. I think you want something in the range of 50-60 liters, or in cubic inches - 2000-3000 (probably somewhere in the middle).

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#194467 - 03/23/16 02:43 PM Re: Pack sizes to liters? [Re: BrRabbit]
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Little low on the c.i. . 61.2 c.i. per liter. Not that it matters much, but over 3,000 c.i. for a starting point. 54l is > 3300 c.i. I've used roughly this size pack for about the past 10 years, and it suffices for lightweight, multi-day and even winter use.


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#194480 - 03/24/16 10:53 AM Re: Pack sizes to liters? [Re: bluefish]
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Loc: Milwaukee, WI
G4 is sufficient for my winter use in Wisconsin for up to 5 days. And if you have to go for longer, you just need to resupply more often which isn't difficult in Wisconsin.

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