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Hill People Gear Releases New Light Series of Packs with qui-Ya Light

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

The qui-Ya Light is a 85 l pack that is also lightweight, at just 4 lbs.

-Dual full height 7075 aluminum stays
partial height removable HDPE framesheet
-500d Cordura on stress points
-330d Cordura elsewhere
-550 paracord side lacing compression on 3/4″ webbing tabs
-Dual 1″ over the top straps
-12x9x28″ main compartment secured with #10 ykk zipper and backed up by the over the top straps
-12x9x2″ top compartment secured with #8 ykk zipper and backed up by the over the top straps
-11x3x16″ back pocket with slot behind, secured with #8 ykk zipper and backed up by 3/4″ closure strap that’s long enough to secure a jacket
-girth hitch style bungy cord straps on back for securing trekking poles and similar items
-oversize slant cut wand pockets on each side

Currently offered in Khaki/Ranger Green option.

Mystery Ranch Special Projects Service

Monday, September 19th, 2022

At MYSTERY RANCH, we solve problems for our customers – we work with them to identify a solution that meets their needs.

MYSTERY RANCH builds the best load-bearing gear in the world. Period.  

In addition to designing products for commercial sale, we regularly work on Special Projects for government and other industry organizations. With our Special Projects Service offering, MYSTERY RANCH designs and manufactures custom products when no other load-carriage solution exists. That includes packaging weapons, comms gear, optics, sensors, connectors, cabling, and so on.

If needed, we collaborate with in-field experts that bring their expertise to the design and help deliver a rigorously field-tested product to the client.

MYSTERY RANCH has many patents on technologies necessary for special load-carriage requests, which cannot be found otherwise. Our Montana-based, in-house product development and production teams are structured to facilitate such specific design needs.

Our most recent Case Study is the ATM CWF – aka “THE ARCTIC RUCK.” Details of this service outlining the process and collaboration efforts with in-field professionals can be found here.

In many cases, the client comes to our facility to brainstorm a solution with our design team for their load carriage or packaging needs. They show us the equipment we need to design around. In other cases, the client may send us the equipment and then collaborate with us via video conference, phone, or email. When necessary, we travel to the client’s location to work with them directly or see or experience items or factors that cannot be brought to us.

If it needs to be carried by a human – let’s talk or visit our site:

Matador Speed Stash Adds Convenient Storage To Most Backpacks

Monday, September 12th, 2022

Matador Travel Equipment, the producer of performance travel equipment, introduced its Speed Stash, a “universal” backpack strap that attaches to any backpack with a sternum strap, even if unbuckled. 

“The Speed Stash is one of the most universally useful products we’ve launched yet,” said Chris Clearman, founder and CEO. “It provides quick access to your phone, snacks, camera, or anything else you like to keep on hand. While we recommend pairing it with a Matador backpack, it works well with any backpack with a sternum strap, adding quick access for the most critical items.” 

The Matador Speed Stash incorporates locking bars to trap a pack’s sternum strap for a secure attachment, providing convenient front access for frequently used items. Made from Bluesign-approved fabric, the Speed Stash features a Powermesh elastic front pocket for easy access and a zippered main compartment designed to fit most cell phones, passports and GPS devices.  

Whiskey Two Four – Backpack 00

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

WTF’s Backpack 00 is made in the USA from US made, Berry compliant textiles. Backpack 00 is approx 9″W x 17″T x 5″D.

Backpack 00’s exterior is MIL-DTL-32439 solution dyed 500D nylon. Backpack 00’s interior is lined with low profile VELCRO® 3610 low profile loop for use with hook backed accessories.

The sides of the interior are lined with high contrast 200D nylon fabric. Backpack 00’s YKK #8 zipper wraps around the perimeter for easy clamshell access. YKK zipper sliders are finished with milspec 550 parachute cord with Duraflex USA’s pull beads.

Backpack 00’s low profile shoulder straps are laser cut from Brookwood’s solution dyed SQUADRON® B-52 laminate. Quick and easy shoulder strap adjustments are made by tugging on MIL-W-55301 webbing rigged through ITW GT Ruck Ladderlocs. Backpack 00’s interior seams are fully finished with MIL-T-5038 edge binding tape.

Offered in a variety of colors.

Platatac SPUR Tropical Pack in DPM

Monday, August 15th, 2022

Many jobs Platatac do fly under the radar including the SPUR Tropical Pack in very limited edition DPM (Kumul) Pattern.

The SPUR Tropical’s unique X-Frame system is designed to allow maximum airflow, evaporation and climate control when in hot environments under a heavy physical workload. The X-Frame also helps distribute the pack load onto the hips and small of the back reducing strain.

Available now while they last.

FORLOH Introduces The One Pack

Thursday, August 11th, 2022

100% Sourced and Made in the USA – Fully Waterproof Everyday Hunting & Outdoor Pack

The perfect everyday hunting companion for quick outings, no matter what the day has in store. Sleek construction, durable performance and customizable versatility make this pack the “One.”

True to FORLOH’s no-concessions approach, the One Pack sets new standards: the exterior is made from a coated, military-grade 210d ripstop nylon that features a fully-submersible, dry bag main compartment (tested to 200 feet). The main compartment features a RF-welded interior that has a double PU-coated 200d/exterior Diamante fabric, and a YKK AquaSeal® locking zipper with a teeth-covering kissing welt for the ultimate in water protection.

Explore with confidence with built-in hydration port, laptop compartment and organizer to keep all your gear and accessories in their place. The custom interior has velcro attachments for FORLOH’s accessory pouches (sold separately).

Enjoy the comfort of a one-piece continual shoulder strap system that allows for fine tuning to achieve the perfect fit and prevents shoulder slip. Put the One Pack’s fully-adjustable accessory straps to work with a rifle, a bow, skis, or anything else you need on your adventure. Top load handle “haul loop” is full-strength tubular webbing injected with density foam for added comfort.

• 4lbs 5oz
• 32L capacity

100% sourced and Made in the USA, with a lifetime warranty and satisfaction guarantee, this pack is your new hunting day pack.

• 210d double-sided PU coated diamond ripstop nylon
• Precision fit, one-piece memory foam shoulder strap design
• Back panel & shoulder straps feature dual-density foam
• Removable, adjustable waist belt
• Laptop sleeve and hydration pouch holder
• Ultra-strong, tubular webbed top loading handle
• Fully submersible main internal pocket
• RECCO® search and rescue technology
• YKK® Aquaseal zippers
• 2 separate external pockets with built-in organizer
• 6 accessory attachment points on pack front
• Bunge cord accessory bottom attachment system
• MSRP: $599

Mystery Ranch Gunfighter SB Available Today

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

Today at 1300 Mountain Time Mystery Ranch will release the Special Blend versions of the Gunfighter in both 14 and 24 liter options.

Based on the Gunfighter daypacks in the Mission line, the SB variant features a MultiCam Black paint job with Black webbing, zippers, buckles, and pulls. Materials are exactly like you’ll see in the Mission line: 330D Cougar Nylon with DWR and PU coatings and IR complaint fabric and YKK zippers.

I got a chance to take a look at a 14 liter version. The top flap does not integrate a pocket but there’s a small two compartment zippered pocket on the lower back of the pack.

The unique zipper arrangement combines features of both top and panel loaders for access to the main compartment.

Interestingly, the zipper pulls for the lower flap are fitted with toggles which helps get them open or closed quickly.

The pack integrates both a laser cut PALS field on either side as well as stretch water bottle pockets.

They have also added a padded laptop sleeve to the interior of the pack which will accept up to a 15″ screen.

The suspension is comfortable, with padded back and ergonomic shoulder straps, sternum strap, and removable 1″ waist strap. Internally there is an HDPE frame sheet.

Finally, this American made bag is tagged with a production information and flag.

The first 600 packs sold will include a custom Morale Patch. Based on previous launches, they’ll sell pretty quickly.

Lululemon Liftos Hiking Backpack

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

I know what you’re saying, “Lululemon…WTF?” Yep, Lululemon. I’m taking you right out into Grey Man territory here guys. No one is even going to turn their head if you’re wearing a Lululemon pack and it might actually be the only time your significant other is pleased you bought yet another pack.

The new Liftos daypack is part of Lululemon’s hiking line. It’s a 25 Liter pack with a curved back for lumbar support and a removable waistband. Plus, its exterior pocket can fit a hydration reservoir or 16” laptop.

What some of you may not know is that Lululemon is headquartered in Vancouver, BC, not far from Arc’teryx. In fact, a lot of the design team at Lululemon cut their teeth at Arc so you’ll notice a lot of similar design features between the two brands.