Monday, July 19, 2010

Prototype - Delta Pack

We're in the process of developing a stream-line alpine pack aimed for the person that's willing to sacrifice features for a lighter, yet very durable and reliable, pack.  This pack, the δ (Delta) Pack, blends a few key features that add little weight with a rucksack.  Features found on this pack are:
  • Gear loop compatible shoulder straps similar to our Omega Pack
  • Hybrid Ice Axe loops similar to our Omega Pack, but are secured individually (not shown in below photos)
  • Crampon attachment system capable of attaching our Crampon Pouch or a simple strap system
  • Hydration compatible (internal hydration sleeve)
  • Removable bivy-pad
  • 1.5" webbing hip belt
  • Dual entry lid
  • Picket pockets
  • Reinforced handle and daisy chain can be used for hauling
  • User replaceable compression straps
The prototype, shown below weighs in at ~2 lbs 9 oz (2.55 lbs), including the lid, bivy-pad and compression straps; the main compartment's volume is ~2250 cu. in (~35 L), not including the lid.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Steven, Getting back to you about the Delta pack. I took it up the Grand Teton earlier this month. The Grand was a goal for my sons. We hiked to the Lower Saddle to bivy, then climbed the Exum and reached the summit the next day.
    I was able to take everything I needed in the Delta pack: sleeping, camping, climbing, eating, etc. Seemed like a lot to carry so I thought it would be really uncomfortable but it wasn't. I think the belt system and how the pack conformed to my back made all the difference. Then we used it as our climbing pack to climb the Exum. I was able to lead with it as we made our way up the exposed ridge. Thanks for designing this versatile and comfortable pack.