Explore the Backcountry with the Hill People Gear Connor Pack
Hill People Gear is a family owned company based in Colorado, operated by avid outdoorsmen Scot and Evan Hill. They’re both to breloques pour bracelet argent the bone outdoorsmen, trappers and backpackers, who also educate people about the wilderness and mountaineering during their events. Finally, they transfer all that experience into unique outdoor products, including their iconic Kit Bags (which kicked off the company) and of course their backpacks.
They offer a whole range of packs, bracelet argent avec grelots starting from small daypacks and going up to huge expedition monsters. The actual manufacturing process is outsourced to another professional company, FirstSpear, based in Missouri. This means all Hill People Gear is designed and manufactured in the United States and is all fully Berry Compliant.
The Connor Pack is a classic daypack with a only style of carry, which means there no hip belt of any kind. The harness is a classic Hill People Gear design and it much bracelet argent femme epais different than a traditional two strap system. It utilizes a single 2 wide harness that not only supports the pack on the shoulders but even between the shoulder blades as well.
The system is all interchangeable
It’s not padded, but thanks to the enormously large contact area, it follows the shoulders and torso perfectly, making it even softer to carry than standard padded 2 strapsystems. It really works well! The main benefit is much better weight distribution, simple construction and lower bracelet argent et email weight compared to atraditional system. The secondary advantage is less obvious though. When bracelet argent enfant maty folded down, it takes up almost no space, as the unpadded harness stays totally flat to the pack.
You can easily use the Connor Pack as an add on pocket on a bigger pack (like shown attached to the qui Yaabove) and then use it later as a summiting pack. Alternatively, you could purchase just the sack (without the Pack Kit), use it as a pocket and on a summiting day cb bracelet argent fact 140416 just move the harness from your larger Hill People Gear pack to the Connor Pack. The system is all interchangeable and that helps save weight. The shoulder harness is equipped with a sternum strap, webbing straps and two pairs of bungee loops with toggles. This allows you to easily attach items to your harness like hats, bottles, energy gels, knives, radios, IFAKs or the ITS TourniQuick Pouch shown in collier argent avec pendentif boule the photos.
Inside the Connor Pack, you’ll just find one big compartment with aclamshell opening. The back panel is fully lined with loop material and laser cut PALS webbing, so you can attach virtually any pouch inside. I tried the hook backed LBX mesh pouches and they worked great.
Additionally, MOLLE compatible pouches like Crye Precision Frag pouch, (which is great for carrying small FujiFilm bracelet argent motif grec lenses) can be easily attached inside the Connor Pack. You could even hang a hydration bladder inside using the PALS webbing, but for this kind of a flat pack my preference is some sort of a water flask (or two). No bracelet argent croissant de lune matter what you using though, the interior of the Connor Pack is easy to customize!
The most interesting part of the Connor Pack is actually the outside.
You can attach gear to these flaps inside and out. The flaps keep your stuff secure and compression straps make adjustment easy. I used them to attach gear or pockets on the outside, but also conceal items on the inside. (A knife is a good candidate for this type of carry). I also used the system for hiking poles, outdoor gloves, a small drysack, canteen pocket and much more.
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With the Connor Pack outside attachment strap/flap system, scalability and mission specific configuration are almost endless. You could bracelet argent goutte d’eau even attach another small daypack ordrysack to the back of the Connor Pack to double the volume and it would be still fine to carry thanks to theflat silhouette of the pack itself. Plus there a pair of long bottom straps, which are great for sleeping pads and tarps.
I sweat anyway so it isn that big of a deal
You can even use the Connor Pack to carry a bow and arrows (as pictured above) for a lightweight hunting scenario, or just for some stump shooting fun during a day hike. In my opinion, it never a bad idea to polish your bow shooting skills on a weekend outing in the forest.
My other two Hill People Gear packs use the same system as the Connor collier argent indonesie Pack and I found that it feels natural and extremely comfortable on my shoulders. Of course, the flat back means that ventilation is very limited, but that very typical of alpine daypacks these days. In colder weather and with proper clothing layers, it’s not an issue at all. In the summer collier argent avec turquoise heat, I sweat anyway so it isn that big of a deal.
If you purchase the Connor Pack as a full system, you get also a polycarbonate frame sheet with a single aluminum stay, which can be adjusted to the shape of your spine and lumbar area. acheter collier argent Of course, you can also use the Connor Pack without the frame sheet if you wanting to go lightweight. I think the moderate extra bracelet argent cuir interchangeable weight of the frame sheet is absolutely worth it on a long day hike. You can also use the frame sheet pocket to store flat items like collier argent demi lune maps. Just make sure they weatherproof, or at least sweatproof.
Overall I really like the size and comfort of this pack for a total load up to about 25 lbs. I didn’t have a chance to carry more in my Connor Pack (which could be done with an extra stuff sack attached) but it’s the same carry system I have in my Umlindi. I used that as a 3 day pack to carry a sleeping pad and bag attached, with a total weight of about 35 40 lbs. With this system, it was no problem at all and I just referencing their shoulder harness, not even the full harness as found on the monstrous qui Ya.
As with any Hill People Gear pack made with CORDURA material, the construction bracelet argent femme avec un rond is pretty much weather resistant, but not fully sealed and waterproof. In a light to moderate rain you don’t need to worry about leaks, but in a serious downpour, it will let some moisture in. So if the weather forecast says rainy day, I’d recommend a pack cover, which takes up almost no space and makes your life easier. As a rule of thumb, if you need a tough hardshell to protect yourself against water coming from the sky, your pack bracelet argent asiatique would benefit from a rain cover too.
I’ve been hiking with Connor Pack in the forest, highland areas and alpine mountains quite extensively this year. It’s a very capable daypack that can be configured to just about any type of hiking or scrambling. It’s not an EDC pack though, that’s for sure. However for un bracelet argent wilderness and adventures in the outdoors, especially if you’re not an ultralight backpacking freak, it’s one of the top choices you can make.
The Connor Pack stays close to the body, doesn’t change thecenter of gravity (which is great for any mountaineering activities), doesn’t protrude to the sides and doesn’t snag on stuff, even with the side pockets and buckles. It fits many roles and is a joy to use, not to mention it looks cool! Think of it as of a personal day hiking companion, that can be adapted bracelet argent avec ange to virtually any terrain and scenario…