I have just put up dates for pack and frame bag classes.
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.
A custom Alpine Machine 50L roll top for Nick. pack has front crampon pocket, wide ski slots for a splitboard, single ice tool sleeve, twin 7075-t6 alloy frame stays. built in full 8 oz woven UHMPE, Ultra 800 with a 2nd layer of red ballistics on the bottom and lower rim.
A White Light/White Heat off to a recent @westpoint_usma grad. Built in x pac DX40, with a woven UHMWPE/polyester outer layer, laminated to a Dacron x grid and 70 D nylon lining. This fabric has proven itself to be bombproof over the years. Bottom and lower rim are 10oz, 800D ballistics, which amazingly enough, is woven in the US. This pack is designed for technical climbing, 20-25 L, weighs in 22-24 ounces with the optional, padded alpine belt. Typically I build this pack with just a nylon webbing belt, as it works better over a harness . This pack has both the removable alpine belt and a removable 2” web belt. Voile straps for ice tools, sorta full size ,34” long, 10 mm thick, eva bivy pad, gear and ice clipper loops. This pack is designed so there is little to none obstruction with a helmet on. Bag shape is fine tuned based on the wearers back length, short torsos end up with a slightly wider pack to get full volume with a short rolled up pack.
A custom alpine machine 40 off Rich@climbinggearreviewsin the UK. This is the second pack i have built for him, the first being a New Day Rising, that was submitted 5 years ago as a review, that he still uses, this one he ordered. Built in the last of the 500 D Cordura/ Dyneema grid fabric. No more of this till I don’t know when. He requested the purple trim and blue and orange accents. Pack has a sewn on crampon pocket, in the longer size as I know he climbs in Grivel rigid crampons, carbon ice tool toggles made by@eliteclimband a center strap to keep the picks in place. All aluminum G hook buckles, with the small hook loops sewn down to the pack bag for effortless clipping. The roll top bivy extension is 200 D Dyneema gridstop with the flat lid made out of woven ultra200 and dragon printed Dyneema on the underside, better to blend in when climbing in Wales. The front lid buckles just clip onto the daisy chains. The pack has two removable waist belts, a 2” seatbelt web belt and a padded alpine bel