otherwise known as the frame for people with more money than brains
So I decided it would be fun to see if I could make a backpack frame out of titanium. Some of you may have noticed my fetish for titanium in the past.
I started with some titanum tubing ordered online.
I bought some new tools (excuse to buy tools!!!)
A weekend later I have this
It didn't come out exactly perfect. It is a little wider than I had intended and a mistake in measuring (I promise I measured twice but sill made a mistake) resulted in it not being taller. It is about the same size as a regular Alice pack frame, but I had hoped to make it adjustable to be longer.
I have not tested it yet. Most Saturday mornings find me walking with my dog in a local park with me wearing a 35 pound alice pack so hopefully soon I can try it out.
Original alice pack frame is 2 pounds.
Titanium alice pack frame is about (just under) 1 pound 2 ounces.