NEW IDEA Agile backpack.

Sandspoor

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The recent talks about backpacks, new materials and lighter weight had me thinking...
The one backpack I came to appreciate over some time is my trail-running bag from Salomon: one of those products that you use regularly but actually forgot that you have because it just works.

Here’s my suggestion: how about use what is available and with your extensive experience in tactical airsoft wear make a bag that resembles a running/ climbing bag? Something agile, functional and light.
 

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Personally I love and need this. Our tactical packs are basically armors, except the LITE ROAMER but that one's 60L.
It would be nice to have someone from 1TG react to this post so we can start swapping ideas.
 

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It would be nice to have someone from 1TG react to this post so we can start swapping ideas.
I personally think light fabric is not compatible with nylon, which is heavy and will afftect the shape of light fabric.
 

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I personally think light fabric is not compatible with nylon, which is heavy and will afftect the shape of light fabric.
I’m pretty sure these bags are mostly made of nylon, or a nylon-like material. I’m sure the material you use for your tarps etc may be an choice for such a bag.

I really thought nylon can be light and quite thin too Andy 😬🙀
 
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I’m pretty sure these bags are mostly made of nylon, or a nylon-like material. I’m sure the material you use for your tarps etc may be an choice for such a bag.

I really thought nylon can be light and quite thin too Andy 😬🙀
I mean the 1000D/500D nylon. Sorry I didn't describe it exactly. As you said, there are light nylon as well, and definitely we can add Molle webbing on it. The point I worry about is the durability of it when pouches attached on it.
 

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I mean the 1000D/500D nylon. Sorry I didn't describe it exactly. As you said, there are light nylon as well, and definitely we can add Molle webbing on it. The point I worry about is the durability of it when pouches attached on it.
I do not think I mentioned the attachment of pouches - this will only make it heavy and cumbersome. The ideal would be a light agile pack with built-in zippered pouches of the same light material. To have this in Coyote or multi-cam would be awesome.
 
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I do not think I mentioned the attachment of pouches - this will only make it heavy and cumbersome. The ideal would be a light agile pack with built-in zippered pouches of the same light material. To have this in Coyote or multi-cam would be awesome.
Okay it's my fault. I thought it's going to make it with MOLLE webbing and pouches can be attached on it like most of the tactical backpacks designed on the market. So it will be like the LITE Roamer UL Backpack. Light material, zipper pockets/compartment and Multicam/Coyote color. How large is this backpack you hope? Do you have a brief structure of it already?
 

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I can get you some measurements this weekend, but it is not a big bag: big enough to fit a running/ rain jacket and banana 😜
Oh and a Camelback...I nearly forgot, but let us make this open for discussion:
Which is preferable: a two liter drinking pouch like Camelback,
Or the addition of a few smaller drinks containers on the straps?
 
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About sizing:
Volume of 12l to 18l. (My bag is 15l)
It is roughly 40x20x17 for the bag.
Back length is 43cm
And it weighs around 300 grams but in honesty it may weigh heavier - say to about 450gram.
 

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Yes, absolutely! It is not meant to carry ultimate weight, but be stable and will not move around on your back when running.
May I suggest a little deviation on the strap idea of the trail-runner pack? Make the top part like an “H” to incorporate a grab-handle.
Here’s two pictures that show the part of the harnass that is also a grab-handle. (Forget about the rest of the bag or strap.)
 

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