SUGGESTION Extra Large Rover Pack

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I"m a huge fan of the Rover 50L pack. But at times I find myself struggling to fit multiple day's worth of gear to fit. Any thoughts to a even larger capacity rover. We have the 35l and the 50L how about a 90L? Just some thoughts to start the conversation ,
  • could take away the outside admin pouch and add a zippered flap to access contents
  • same overall design just larger, same molle on sides (maybe more) same top lid
  • possibly a bottom zippered access point
  • maybe internal molle on inner sides and back of pack
  • hidden sleeve on both sides of pack running the length of the pack accessible from the outside top of the pack (could be used for axes,saws, tripods, fishing poles, rifles anything long and skinny)
 
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Sandspoor

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It intrigued me as to why there was a 50l bag only, too...I’m all the way with you on the idea for a bigger bag - even a 75l would take it into the “serious” category.
Good suggestion CFS! 👍🏻
 

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I"m a huge fan of the Rover 50L pack. But at times I find myself struggling to fit multiple day's worth of gear to fit. Any thoughts to a even larger capacity rover. We have the 35l and the 50L how about a 90L? Just some thoughts to start the conversation ,
  • could take away the outside admin pouch and add a zippered flap to access contents
  • same overall design just larger, same molle on sides (maybe more) same top lid
  • possibly a bottom zippered access point
  • maybe internal molle on inner sides and back of pack
  • hidden sleeve on both sides of pack running the length of the pack accessible from the outside top of the pack (could be used for axes,saws, tripods, fishing poles, rifles anything long and skinny)
Thank you for puting forward these details for the improvement of Rover backpacl. I forwarded your idea to our designers. they will thake this in consideration.
 
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Hey guys! Just wondering on what occasion will you take a 90L pack, isn't that way too large or heavy for your trip?:unsure:
 
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Hey guys! Just wondering on what occasion will you take a 90L pack, isn't that way too large or heavy for your trip?:unsure:
Not at all, in winter months the need for more room is always there with bulky gear and where also talking about a beyond three day pack. Here in the states we have trails that literally go from north side of the country to the south side (Appalachian trail) with camp points along the way. Not to mention a I.N.C.H bag (I'm never Coming Home) another form of popular bug out bag.
 
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Hey guys! Just wondering on what occasion will you take a 90L pack, isn't that way too large or heavy for your trip?:unsure:
A hike threugh Namibia, into Caprivi, okavango, Kalahari and to South Africa kinda see the bottom of your 90l easily.

I always advise casual hikers to stay at about 20kg for weight, but is you are fit and used to pt 30kg is do-able.
 

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What about the possibility of a attachable pack extension to the Rover 50L to increase carrying capacity, was looking at the pack the other day and I think I could come up with something pretty unique as an extra for this pack?
Extended attachable pack sounds like a pretty awesome idea, by this way the bag can be used in two ways/styles, for one as a 50l normal pack and the other a huge 90l (maybe?) pack that fits for travel longer than 3 days. /:joyfullooking forward to your more cool ideas about this thought!
 
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What about the possibility of a attachable pack extension to the Rover 50L to increase carrying capacity, was looking at the pack the other day and I think I could come up with something pretty unique as an extra for this pack?
Quite a few packs use a 65l base with two zip-on bags on the sides to increase the capacity to 90l (Lowe Alpine makes a very good military spec Backpack and Karrimore a good hiking pack.) My preference is a big main pack with 3 compartnents stacked and two smaller side ad-ons. (I prefer non-detachable ad-ons because they make the design lighter. I have seen these side pockets that are wippered in both ends, but like the idea of a long zipper facing forward when warn so you can get to it while on your back. A small zippered compartnent on the top of the bag - also facing towards the carrier, is handy for electronics etc.
A very neccessary feature MUST be the ability to adjust the bag higher/ lower on the harnass: without this you can create a very uncomfortable big bag!
 

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I like the idea of a larger rover pack. I currently have the 50l Bushcraft pack, I think part of the capacity is calculated by the add on detachable pouch. Everyone has made some key points on a larger pack. I have a 65 And 85 l packs (Osprey) for extended trips. Would love to see a 66-80 litre One Tigris Rover
We are now considering both ways whether to add an extended bag to a main bag or design a brand new larger rover pack, still comparing the market of these two options.:ROFLMAO:
 

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We are now considering both ways whether to add an extended bag to a main bag or design a brand new larger rover pack, still comparing the market of these two options.:ROFLMAO:
My vote is for a larger “Earth Roamer” pack in the 75-90l range. The important thing here will be to come-up with a decent load-spreading harnass that is adjustable as I suggested previously.
Just out of the box thinking: how about starting with a load bearing mesh-vest and ad a bag on a subframe to it? Incorporate a thorough hip-belt and it could be a new niche.
 
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i have the rover 35, probably will buy another one for my gf and would like to buy also the rover 50... and off curse i will also buy a 75l (that on my opinion is better than a 90 cause with a molle system a 75 could easly turn into a 90)
Why?! i don't know.. i just love them and i wan't them all! one for
every pattern!!!!
 

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When I suggested the 90L was just throwing a number out there, I own a 90L and do like the capacity of it for winter month gear, but absolutely agree with molle a 75L could be a 90L and do believe something in that range wold be great!
Going beyond a 35 l pack, one needs to consider adjustments for torso length etc. If I’m looking at a heavy load, I’ll go with a backpack that can be adjusted for torso length etc.
 

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Going beyond a 35 l pack, one needs to consider adjustments for torso length etc. If I’m looking at a heavy load, I’ll go with a backpack that can be adjusted for torso length etc.
Absolutely, a system where you can adjust the packs hight relative to your body would also be great. Oh and a decent padded hip-belt.
I’m all for a 75l model, too. I get that the extra size of a 90l would be nice for more bulky winter gear...
 

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Going beyond a 35 l pack, one needs to consider adjustments for torso length etc. If I’m looking at a heavy load, I’ll go with a backpack that can be adjusted for torso length etc.
Needs to be be covered in pals webbing is primary to me. I think a 65l-75l now with molles pouches and a backpack covered in pals webbing is better and more modular to what you need.

I have a 65l that has pals all over and love it. There is a couple changes I would like seen done to it but nothing major. It has adjustable torso and when you get to this size pack some form of internal frame.
 
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I"m a huge fan of the Rover 50L pack. But at times I find myself struggling to fit multiple day's worth of gear to fit. Any thoughts to a even larger capacity rover. We have the 35l and the 50L how about a 90L? Just some thoughts to start the conversation ,
  • could take away the outside admin pouch and add a zippered flap to access contents
  • same overall design just larger, same molle on sides (maybe more) same top lid
  • possibly a bottom zippered access point
  • maybe internal molle on inner sides and back of pack
  • hidden sleeve on both sides of pack running the length of the pack accessible from the outside top of the pack (could be used for axes,saws, tripods, fishing poles, rifles anything long and skinny)

You have pretty much summed up the style pack I use.

1. Has pals webbing all over it including the waist strap
2. Has side pockets on both sides for hydration bladders or you can store items like hiking poles , axes and such (the fix i would like seen to my bag is two velcro straps for holding the bladder in position and going to eventually sew those in myself when I get the supplies)
3. Has adjustable torso height
4. Has two steel rods for support internally (would like to see a better frame on this pack, still a comfortable pack though)
5. This has a very small zipper bottom pocket that comes with included rain fly for the bag)
6. Has zippered access point to get to gear anywhere in the pack

Things I would like seen on this pack:
1. Better internal frame
2. Velcro straps for holding bladders in place on the side pockets
3. Top pocket on lid internally or externally while still maintaining the pals webbing there (pack does have pals webbing there so put a deployment bag there)
4. Would like to seen a bit bigger and longer lid so that the top load section could be brought up to pack more gear

I have a bunch of stuff on it just for storage right now but shows how much stuff can be attached to it. When I run it for camping about the 40-45lbs weight which includes food for a week and a bit of water. If anything I would like to see an other pack like this but enhanced with my added features. After searching and searching this was the pack I settled on and could live with. Hard to find a pack that does everything you want lol.
 

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