This is the top-loading version of the White Light/White Heat. The difference here is the pack has the ability to be used without the lid, included, as a roll-top pack, OR as a normal dual drawcord top loader.
The bivy sleeve is 12-13" tall, tapered so it can be pulled down over the outside of the pack to make loading easier. The bivy extension is made out of 200D Xpack VX21, a five layer laminated pack fabric waterproof to 200 psi. it won't leak, but the seams..... it's slightly stiffer than the regular 200D fabric normally used for the extension sleeve. there is no gap or rim of fabric to hold water where the extension is sewn onto the pack.
After you order a pack I'll contact you for any customize. You can choose from all features: waist belt, harness size, bivy pad, crampon and ice tool attachment, webbing color and size, fitting issues, etc.
As with all of the Alpine Packs, this pack is custom built and tailored to fit each customer.
Built to last with a double bottom and lower rim. a second layer of fabric under the tool holder to keep picks from puncturing your pack. all haul points are reinforced with a layer of webbing sewn inside the pack, so your never relying on just the fabric when hauling.
rope keeper /compression strap. I make this with an adjustable steel triglide so it can be kept short for cragging or long if you have lots of gear and a rope on the top.
Custom colors as long as it's white.....webbing has a few options
all buckles fully replaceable for when they break.
Weight-as shown the New Day Rising is 28-32 oz. but as each pack is tailored for each customer the weight can go up or down. please contact me to discuss this more.
standard or custom sized back length
xs 15" back length
s 17" back length
m 19" back length
l 21" back length
THIS PACK IS AVAILABLE CUSTOM SIZED BACK LENGTH AND HIPBELT. THERE IS NO REASON TO MAKE DO WITH A POOR FITTING PACK. I CAN ACCOMMODATE PEOPLE WITH 13" TORSO TO TALL MEN WHO NEED 23". THERE IS NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR CUSTOM FITTING. IT JUST TAKES A WHILE....ABOUT 4-6 WEEKS. FASTER THAN A CUSTOM BIKE FRAME.
sizing notes: If you plan to wear this with a harness on, and climb wearing the pack, measure from where you want the bottom of the pack to sit in relation to your harness to top of your shoulder. For normal mountaineering use I'll need the length from where you like your pack to sit on your back to the top center of the shoulder, but don't wrap the tape over your shoulder. This may not be on your waist or over your hip bone. Our padded hip belt is 3.5" wide, narrow enough to allow you to lift your legs while postholing but wide enough to help transfer so of the load. It's fully removable for climbing.