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XPac VX07 pack
« on: January 27, 2017, 01:13:41 PM »
I posted this over on DIYTactical when I first made it, but I've been using it a bunch as my everyday hauler, so I thought I would repost it over here to share and get feedback.  This pack is designed as a simple, clean urban pack.

Fabric is Dimension Polyant VX07 XPac. 3mm Spacer mesh back panel glued to 3/8 closed cell foam. Interior key clip, laptop/hydration pouch (sized for 13" MacBook Pro) with stretch mesh panels. all seams are taped with venture tape, stitched and then bound with 5038 grosgrain. The top is a simple roll top with a magnetic clasp and the custom fabricated aluminum hook buckle. No waist belt or sternum strap on purpose, though I would likely add them to future versions. White because it's what I had around from some bike frame bag builds.

Pack by Corvus Threadworks, on Flickr


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Re: XPac VX07 pack
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2017, 07:51:50 PM »
This pack has two things I LOVE... Xpac and a roll-top.

Personally, I'd put the top strap that the buckle attaches to in the seam of the back panel. That would give the pack a slightly greater adjustment range. (Though, you did say that this pack is for your personal use, so having the webbing placed there for your use may be in a perfect position.) You could daisy chain stitch the top piece of webbing for a greater clipping area with the metal buckle.

For a production model  pack for retail, you could easily add vertical webbing on the should straps for a sternum strap and fro-glides towards the bottom of the pack for an optional waist strap.

Great pack!

I would love to see how you bind you seams. I serge the edges together then use 5038 when I use Xpac. Haven't had an issue yet

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Re: XPac VX07 pack
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2017, 03:24:57 PM »
Thanks Globe,
Your thoughts on the webbing placement for the hook are right on, and I would do the same in the future, it is daisy chained, so there is some adjustment, but attaching into the seam would certainly make a stronger and cleaner build.

Good ideas on simple changes to add sternum and waist belt attachments, thanks!
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