Discussion in 'Packs, Bags & Pouches' started by foxfire, Jan 2, 2015.
Anyone used hydration bladders with the Tara? How's it work out? Still have room for other gear?
With a 100oz bladder it gets tight but a few other things can fit. With a two liter bladder a good bit more will fit. Hope that answers your question. If you need pics just let me know and I can get some.
If you could snap some that’d be amazing! I really appreciate the help!
I have my tara on the back of my Ute, and I keep a 3 liter camelback in it, as well as some water purification stuff, tablets, a little filter, etc.
Here you go @Watcher of the Woods
Here’s the three liter
The pack is closed with any extra room flattened
HPG Tara with 3 liter bladder closed by DCPugh posted Jun 4, 2019 at 10:58 AM
The pack is wide open
HPG Tara with 3 liter bladder open by DCPugh posted Jun 4, 2019 at 10:57 AM
Here’s the two liter
The pack is closed with any extra room flattened
HPG Tara with 2 liter bladder closed by DCPugh posted Jun 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM
The pack is wide open
HPG Tara with 2 liter bladder open by DCPugh posted Jun 4, 2019 at 10:58 AM
@DCPugh dude you’re the best! Thank you!
No problem. I have a Tara and a AHBC. So if you need any help with anything with those two just pm me. Also have a heavy recon kit bag.
SO I have effectively switched to my Recon Belt with Butt Pack for day hiking.
Anyone want a slightly modded (added orange shock cord) Umlindi?
The belt and butt pack is great isn't it? What color is your Umlindi?
The Manatee Grey/green color combo. Orange seems to match nicely.
Yeah, the Buttpack works great so far. I can carry 4 quarts of water, food, cooking supplies, FAK, a sit pad, and more.
Might have to take pictures of how I have it set up currently. It seem versatile enough for more additions in the future. Still have to find a better harness for the weight of that extra water.
Would love to see some pics!
My Buttpack is the manatee grey Hmmm. Everything else I have is ranger green though. Wish I would have held out for a ranger green buttpack.
Sounds like a good day hike setup. Pictures would be great.
Just got my first HPG gear, a PB in ranger green, an Umlindi in RG/K and a V2 KB. Can’t use it yet as I’m nursing a bum hoof, but can’t wait to get out and try it asap. Was wondering though, can you put a capture flap on a KB for the PALS slots? I know the size isn’t ideal, as the flap is 6” wide and 11” tall, and the KB is shorter/wider, but the excess should be able to get folded underneath, shouldn’t it? Can’t afford another KB right now, but really like the one I have, and this should be a less expensive option.
Interesting idea, but G hooks aren’t spaced wide enough apart to hook into the tabs on the bottom of the OKB.
Is anybody running an Aston Pocket on an Umlindi? I'd appreciate pictures and thoughts if you can spare some time. Thanks!
Been testing this one lots. Still have more changes to make...
Feel free to ask questions if you have any.
Love the Oasis canteens. My favorite! Looks like a great setup too.
@NJStricker I don’t have an Aston pocket, but I do have a Aston panel on my umlindi. I believe they’re the same foot print, I can take some photos if you think that’ll help.
I’ve seen the panels. Was mostly curious if people thought the added volume was worth it on the pocket.
How do you use your panel? I have the capture flap, but decided I don’t like it on the Tara and only gives a little room to add pouches on the front of the Lindi.
75% of the time it’s just used as an amazing compression panel. About 10% of the time I’ll use it with pockets on the outside, and about 30% of the time it serves as a capture flap.
I really resonate with the fact that your main concern is obviously water. It looks to be a nice sleek kit. Why no canteen cups to cook or boil in?
The blue pouch holds my Snow Peak cookset and nested inside I have my fuel, utensils, and Soto Windmaster stove.
If it isn't broken, why fix it?
With a package that tight any extra room is good is where my head was at. But I didn't notice the pot and if it's already cram full of stuff you might not really get any benefit.
Nah, what am I on about? I definitely would still put at least one cup if not two. The weight doesn't sound that bad and it just seems like a missed opportunity...
I totally understand where you are coming from. I have a Mother Canteen carrier 'system' getting made for me right now. Should function really well with a twig stove.
Making changes is rarely a bad thing. I appreciate your input!
Maybe I should get a pair of Ti Canteens?
I got a AHBC with the panel last week. I was considering the pocket version, but I don't like that all the pockets are open...so anytime you flip it down I think all the contents would fall out and be loose in the large pocket. One thing I like about the panel is that the inside is loop, so I am looking into getting velcro backed zippered pockets to add.
Now you're cooking with gas!
That's been my concern with the AH Pocket, as well as their Admin pocket--no pocket closures. I'd almost be ahead with an Aston Panel with a military sustainment pouch.
Anyone running a Kifaru Sherman pocket on an Umlindi?
If so, how are liking it, and any pics?
Made more changes to my butt pack today on a day hike. Seeing as I am giving away some canteen pouches, I found some new ways to carry water.
Pictures to come.....
Looking forward to the pics. I have the Prairie belt but none of their pouches. I added a couple surplus medic pouches and have a canteen carrier to add with an Oasis and cup.
Maybe we need to start a separate HPG belt kit thread.
New Elk Brown Umlindi, I still have all the compression straps, but a quick trip to my favorite swimming hole, its unnecessary, so I ran shockcord on the bottom and front. Loving this bag
Nother question on HPG modularity, I’d try it myself, but don’t have all the components yet. Is it possible to strap an Aston panel AND a tarapocket to an umlindi and have everything work like it’s supposed to?
@Akbowman Not without modifying things. The pockets hooks on using g-hooks that are on the umlindi straps, which are replaced by the panel. I’m sure you could still figure out a way to make it work though.
Ooooh that color looks great! Looks like the brown from South African military gear.
I wouldn't mind seeing HPG make their version of the SADF pattern 83 rig.....
Thanks for the response! I may have been over thinking things
I'm graduating from the SADF pattern 70 myself...
My first HPG additions to the stable are set to arrive July 1st. I'm cruising the thread you fellas have here for inspiration and tricks to use.
Buy a handful of the ITW repair buckles in various configurations. They are great to have to add buckles places.
The Umlindi got outside yesterday.
My Umlindi recently returned from Norway, luckily I was able to go along with it
I was pleased with the pack performance during our 17 day trip. Adequate volume for travel, never really maxed it out, comfortable, not so large that you smacked everyone around you as you moved through crowed buses, trains, tourist areas, fit in overhead of planes, trains, and buses. One way in, one way out, not a dozen zippers for others to play with, your going to have to go through the top or slice through the bag to get to stuff, water bottle pockets on outside of bag, took a metal nalgene bottle, able to strap raincoat, extras on the outside as needed. No belt or added pouches for this trip, wanted to go light and slim lined. Everyone carried some kind of pack or shoulder bag it seemed, Umlindi fit right in......me maybe not so much....tourist that I was.....
Hill People Gear makes it to the fjords of Western Norway and beyond
In case you need help with getting your pack adjusted just so.
Who has a connor pack? I’m very tempted, if you have one please share your thoughts and pics.
I did a thread about my HPG system. Here is the link to the part about the Connor.
98 degrees, so enjoying a cool breeze on top of a Ferris wheel at Virginia Beach.
Enjoying trying to configure this Butt pack with Prairie belt for a day out. Lashed to the bottom is Bushcraft Outfitters 10'x10 wolf grey tarp.
Used this pack constantly during our 4 day camping trip.
I'm really liking that elk brown color. Reminds me of the old duck canvas hunting coats my dad and uncles used to wear.
Just saw this on the HPG Instagram.
I will likely buy at least a couple!
Nice! I've been in the market for something like this for ages