A custom Alpine Machine 75L pack for Forrest in California. This pack is set up as backpacking /backcountry ski pack. The big front pocket is undivided for his shovel and and avy gear, with room to spare. We added two front compression straps to cinch it down, or add external gear. Forrest spends his winters backcountry skiing and working as a photographer. So, the type of gear carried can vary. Notice the silver loops seen in above the shoulder straps to take the weight of a front mount camera bag, @gabbypalko . There will be loops on the hip belt( not built yet ) for the lower camera bag straps to keep everything in place. Built in x pac dx40 with olive green ballistics on the bottom. The color request was for earth tones. I think it looks great with the colors of web and fabric juxtaposed to the silver. Other features include all G hook buckles as this sees a lot of winter use, single ice axe loop, a single removable wand pocket, there will also be loops on the hip belt for attaching a pulk/sled. Has a bivy roll top extension built in Challenge EPX200, top collar in dyneema gridstop. Lid has full bungee cord on the too and inside key/ wallet/ map pocket. This pack works great with or without the lid. Also has full 7075-t6 alloy frame stays and removable bivy pad.
A custom roll top Alpine machine 50 going to a customer up in the Gaspe peninsula, in NE Quebec. He asked for the large avalanche gear pocket so it could boost the volume to 55l if needed. I added the compression straps on the front pocket to keep ice tools from banging around if the picket was empty and to have a slightly cleaner profile for use as a climbing pack. The roll top has buckles set up to close as a dry bay, or with side compression straps( removable). There are ski slots at the bottom of the sides. The extra red front handle is to make lifting the pack with skis on it easier. There is a layer of 2” web sewn inside the pack, you can see it on the photo of the inside, where the handle and front rope strap are bar tacked in. The fabric is xpac dx40 with blue 500 D Cordura. The blue hip belt and Canadian maple leaf just came to me , so I went with the ideas, not pre planned design features. This pack has twin 7075-t6 aluminum frame stays and a full length removable bivy pad
a 135 L expediton duffle off to a customer in lake Placid NY. 135 L, 2 lbs, 10 oz. the shoulders straps are removable, all metal hardwar. built out of a single peace of X pac DX40, with a layer of Ultra 400 on the bottom as a 2nd layer.
A custom Alpine Machine 50L for Marcus. Built out of the x51 fabric from x pac, the outer layer is a very tough 500/1000D Cordura layer, yet unlike regular Cordura, it’s water proof to 200 psi. This pack has two full side access zippers, wand pockets, and ski strap slots with@voilestraps. I was out of orange and so was Voile, so these are@outdoorgearexchangebranded! The extra long compression straps have alloy G hook buckles and if you look close you can see how the backside of hooks loop is tacked to the pack to make them easier to use. Inside there are two removable 7075-t6 alloy stays and full length bivy pad. Belt not shown, cause i still have to build it. Dyneema grid-stop collar and bivy extension
a very custom NDR pack for Doug, the head guide/owner of Mountain Skills Guide Service in New Paltz, NY. this pack has a fized lid, 30L in volume,full bivy pad, ice tool carriers and not much else. no belt, no bivy sleeve (Doug hates camping), no crampon attachments. Built in full Ultra 800, with 3 oz Dragon print Dyneema lining the lid.