NEW IDEA Modular Pack System

Dean Cattell

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I’ve mentioned this idea a couple times in different threads and there was no indication that it wasn’t an idea worth pursuing, so here it is.
From my perspective OneTigris is becoming known for their quality, innovative pouches; craftsmanship and customer service. This idea is to create a very basic pack that will allow users to attach different pouches/products to the pack. Going to a modular system could increase sales of existing products and also allow customers to utilize their purchases in a variety of ways. A modular system could be used for backpacking, day hiking, Bush crafting, urban exploration, the activities are endless.
In addition to the Pack described below, here are my recommendations of existing products that should be included in the “modular system”
Clawhammer sling pack, DragonSnail Admin, DragonSnail Tool Pouch, X-sheath, Conqueror waist bag, Foxtrot Alpha med pouch, Steel Sparrow pouch, Grenade Water Bottle Carrier, ROC chest rig and single mag/flashlight/tool pouch.
The main pack is a very simple design with no exterior pouches or pockets, just PALS webbing to allow people to customize their own system. A critical part is to increase the amount of padding in the waist belt and the shoulder straps. Looking at the Rover 50 as an example, padding in the waist belt is pretty much non existent. The bulk of your load will be carried on your hips, so it doesn’t make sense to have no padding there.
I would suggest using the same material (pack cloth, webbing and buckles) that is used with the Rover 50.
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I think going to a modular system allows the customer to pick and choose what is going to work for them. Currently with most backpacks the customer has to “live with” what the brand has decided is best as a waist pocket as an example. Maybe you want to attach a water bottle carrier to the waist belt, or maybe a first aid kit. A modular system allows you to do that.
Going with a “floating lid” type option on the top of the pack, allows you to expand the pack if needed and also some people may put their sleeping mat or tent between the pack and the lid.
If the decision to move forward with this idea is made, we could look further into the back of the pack and consider an adjustable torso length harness system.
For interest sake here is a link to a “how to adjust a backpack” Again referring to the Rover 50, the harness system is non adjustable which limits the amount of people that would purchase the product.
https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/backpacks-adjusting-fit.html
 
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Andy Z.

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Going with a “floating lid” type option on the top of the pack, allows you to expand the pack if needed and also some people may put their sleeping mat or tent between the pack and the lid.
Sorry I forgot to post when I read this idea. I didn't understand how this floating lid works. Could you explain it more?
 
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Dean Cattell

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Jan 29, 2018
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Sorry I forgot to post when I read this idea. I didn't understand how this floating lid works. Could you explain it more?
Rather than the top of the pack being fastened with a zipper like the Rover, the top is secured to the main part of the pack with buckles and webbing. The top can then “float” by tightening or loosening the webbing.
 
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