Interesting pack frame for oversized loads

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Interesting pack frame for oversized loads

Post by teotwaki » Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:46 pm

http://www.sandpiperca.com/pack-rabbit.php

"A new innovative pack frame systems designed for military servicemen, first responders, avid outdoorsmen, or any profession that requires carrying a S.O.C. pack or other heavy load. The Pack Mule™ is 100% made in USA and is economically designed to improve posture and reduce physical strain when carrying heavy loads. The frames are also equipped with an integrated low profile seat, which is perfect for a makeshift chair while out in the field. Pack Mule™ frames are superbly designed to distribute weight better and add a new level of comfort to carrying your S.O.C. pack!"

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Re: Interesting pack frame for oversized loads

Post by woodsghost » Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:02 pm

Those have been discussed before, but I don't think the company had quite got back to full production at the time. I love the idea of that frame. Thanks for the link! It is interesting to see how they seem to market heavily to the prepping crowd.
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Re: Interesting pack frame for oversized loads

Post by RonnyRonin » Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:27 pm

These frames came out quite awhile ago, disappeared and then recently came back on the market. My impression is that they are mostly just a pretty heavy plastic ALICE frame. They are not tall enough to achieve shoulder lift so are not suited to heavy loads.
Some of the models have a pretty bad belt-to-frame interface so you are left with a flat, thinly padded plastic lumbar area, as well as nearly non-existent back padding. Some of the models have a better full-wrap hanging belt. Some of the pack bags attempt to overcome the shortness of the frame by placing load lifter attachment points higher up on the bag (Mystery Ranch style) but I'm not sure if the bags actually had secondary framing or just relied on packing the bag for rigidity.

I can't think of a reason this would have an advantage over a Down East frame, which is lighter, cheaper, has more attachment points, doesn't saddle you to a rigid load shelf and some of which are tall enough to achieve shoulder lift.
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Post by teotwaki » Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:51 am

The niftiest thing that I ever saw from Down East was this!

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Post by Laevatein » Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:19 pm

Like, but I like CPF90 better
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Post by teotwaki » Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:22 pm

Laevatein wrote:Like, but I like CPF90 better
I heard a rumor that people who worked for NASA loved the CFP-90. :mrgreen: You may have heard that one too.... LOL

Having owned two of them myself I can tell you that they earned a bad reputation for bursting when fully loaded and thrown out of a hovering helicopter.
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Post by Laevatein » Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:01 pm

teotwaki wrote:
Laevatein wrote:Like, but I like CPF90 better
I heard a rumor that people who worked for NASA loved the CFP-90. :mrgreen: You may have heard that one too.... LOL

Having owned two of them myself I can tell you that they earned a bad reputation for bursting when fully loaded and thrown out of a hovering helicopter.
I have no access to a helicopter, but mine have been great.
The volume and comfort were great; once you dialed them
into your body structure. It's not a pack that you just throw
on, many adjustments to get the right fit.

I think it's close to 7000 Cubic Inches.
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Post by Laevatein » Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:15 pm

teotwaki wrote:
Laevatein wrote:Like, but I like CPF90 better
I heard a rumor that people who worked for NASA loved the CFP-90. :mrgreen: You may have heard that one too.... LOL

Having owned two of them myself I can tell you that they earned a bad reputation for bursting when fully loaded and thrown out of a hovering helicopter.
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Re: Interesting pack frame for oversized helicopter

Post by Laevatein » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:09 pm

Laevatein wrote:
teotwaki wrote:
Laevatein wrote:Like, but I like CPF90 better
I heard a rumor that people who worked for NASA loved the CFP-90. :mrgreen: You may have heard that one too.... LOL

Having owned two of them myself I can tell you that they earned a bad reputation for bursting when fully loaded and thrown out of a hovering helicopter.
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I don't have a helicopter handy - so they work fine.
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Re: Interesting pack frame for oversized helicopter

Post by teotwaki » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:14 pm

Laevatein wrote:I don't have a helicopter handy - so they work fine.
You could have thrown one out of that International Scout you had :rofl:
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Re: Interesting pack frame for oversized loads

Post by ssgcmw » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:24 pm

I've been thinking about a frame like this and adding a pack to it (or perhaps getting the version with the big pack included)
http://amzn.to/2v1bzfC

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Re: Interesting pack frame for oversized loads

Post by Halfapint » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:27 pm

ssgcmw wrote:I've been thinking about a frame like this and adding a pack to it (or perhaps getting the version with the big pack included)
http://amzn.to/2v1bzfC
I would take the Alps one you linked. I would trust that sucker more than the other you. I've never heard ANYTHING good about the one the OP linked. Alps has some pretty good equipment and for $71 cant really beat it!
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Re: Interesting pack frame for oversized loads

Post by RonnyRonin » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:41 am

For that price you can find any number of used external frames from more reputable brands, I have a fondness for the older Jansport frames and it seems that every Playitagain Sports in the country has at least one molding in the back of the store for $50 +/-.
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