Worth fixing? Worth keeping?

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  1. MHW

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    This pack was discarded in the rich and fashionable neighborhood where I work. IMG_0003.JPG
    It seems in pretty good condition, except the buckle on the hip belt is broken. I could fix that, easy enough.

    The embroidery reads: Alpiniste 5 Ks 100e

    There are 2 tags inside, reading: Made with care in the UK.

    Inside there is also a foam sheet with metal bits in it, to fit the pack to the back. This slides in and out of a pocket that runs the length of the bag.

    I chased it around the internet a bit, and gather it is a mountain climbing pack what was a pretty good company. Would it be useful as a regular back-packing pack? (I have experience only with an external frame pack.

    The title pretty much sums up my questions.
    Thanks in advance for any info.
     
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    worth fixing
    i use an internal frame pack and prefer to external framed packs,
    over time the internal frame will reshape to fit your back, till then it may seem uncomfortable, but give it time does get more comfortable,
     
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    good find.
    CL
     
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    That's an older Karrimor model. Definitely worth fixing and keeping.
     
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    Thanks to all.
    I ordered a buckle for it.
     
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    Well, I did the deed.
    It wasn't as easy as I thought it'd be: One half of the original buckle was on a sewn-in loop, and the webbing on the other side was torn part way through at an awkward spot (probably in whatever mishap broke the buckle in the first place).

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    I cut the loop open on the one side, and the webbing short on the other, and sewed on new webbing. First time I ever sewed with an awl. It isn't too pretty (but I got better as I went along, and only sewed my finger once), but it seems sturdy. Planning to take it out for a jaunt in about 2 weeks.
     
  7. CivilizationDropout

    CivilizationDropout -MOA #17-MYOG #71- Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Nicely done!
     
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    I'd say you saved a valuable piece of kit and did it in a substantial And tidy fashion.
    Good job. Let us know how it carries in the field.
     
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    Purple Molle ?
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