The 610 pack

All packs must have a name so I can keep them straight, and DX-40 was so cool and the race pack was too big for day trips and I can never have enough packs.

29 inches tall, 9 inches wide at the back, 6 at the front, and 8 (for the most part) deep along the sides.

16 oz exactly, including the 23 by 9 by 3/8 inch foam back pad, but without a hipbelt.

Shoulder straps are from the OMM Adventure Light 20, a bit wider than I usually prefer, and set a hair closer together. Reason being I hope to avoid the need for a sternum strap.  Huge handle for hauling while climbing.  Grey VX-21 panel contains a 3/8 inch foam pad, much softer closed cell than the back pad, to prevent tailbone chafe.

Barely visible are 3/8 inch webbing loops low on the sides, to add a second set of compression straps if desired.

40D silnylon collar, 1/2 inch top strap.

Shoulder strap anchors (VX-21) double as abrasion resistant patches. 1.5 inch triglides allow for a variety of belts to be installed as desired.

And the name? A project for this summer I’ve been turning over in my head this week. Details to come.


7 responses to “The 610 pack”

  1. […] week I became a bit obsessed with making the smaller pack, right, work for the Classic this year. It’s taller than the too-big Jam I used last year, […]

  2. […] for the woods series with posts 1, 2, 3 and 4, new posts about The black and white pack and The 610 pack and a recent one including some pack mods. Share with:Like this:LikeBe the first to like this. […]

  3. […] have used extensively since: the larger Black & White pack (pictured above), and the smaller 610 pack (pictured […]

  4. […] 610 pack (white, below) has been the experiment.  The black pack I made recently to continue this […]

  5. […] needed a new pack. I always needed a new pack. The original 610 was a great size, but the torso was a bit too short, and I wanted more flexibility with regards to […]

  6. […] years ago I made a simple ~27 liter pack, meant for all manner of day trips and light 2-4 day stuff in fair weather.  I was never content […]

  7. […] wears, and uses well.  For the bag below I went back to the roots of the 610 pack and copied my original design as closely as possible.  It sure carries well, and after a few years of love affairs with zippers […]

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