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Discussion in 'Alpha One Niner (bags & gear)' started by HELM, Jun 21, 2014.

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  1. HELM
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    Allow me to share this, it might be useful to some of you. I always wrap at least least 2 strips of double sided Velcro to the carry handle of any packs I have; reverse wrap it so that the hooks portion doesn't tear up the handle. It provides some additional grip especially when I have gloves on and I find it very handy should I need to wrap any cables, ear buds, etc.

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    And here's what my messy desk looks like at the design studio. I'm currently being over-run by Kryptek.

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    Hey Helm. QQ. When do you estimate the bag will be available for sale? April? May?
     
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    and also. Will there be velcro on the front for morale patches?
     
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  4. HELM
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    More realistically May sir. And yes there currently is a Velcro patch on the front.
     
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    Ike582 Loaded Pockets

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    HELM, Thanks for the clarification on accessibility of the concealed pocket from both sides, the lefty community appreciates it!

    Ike

    Ike582 - the concealed pocket will be accessible from BOTH sides with double zippers.

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    njpreps Loaded Pockets

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    Awesome. Thanks Helm. In the meantime I've got my new SERT EDC Backpack to tide me over. Though I really want this one. :)
     
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    Thanks HELM for the updates and addressing my recommendations. I can't tell from the pics, by any chance is their a strip of Velcro sewn to the ends of the straps for strap management? Otherwise no biggie I can put some on myself. Also do the shoulder straps have a quick buckle release for the bottom attachment or is it sewn directly to the Evade? Such a cool name btw. I really like how the pack doesn't have branding all over it as well.
     
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  8. IMWILSON
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    Thanks for the updates!
     
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    Ike582 - anytime brother. Ambidextrous use should always be a norm.

    IMWILSON - you're very welcome mate.

    njpreps - thanks the support!

    Chris A - not a big fan of putting any Velcro near the surface of any apparel except for maybe shells. That's bad juju about to happen especially when we know what Velcro hooks can do to fabric. I prefer elastic webbing, sleek and clean. I hate to get a permanent heartburn if hooks ever 'scratch' the Dormeuil fabric on my suits. Urgh.

    And the QD buckle is not all the way at the bottom but where the shoulder straps meets the webbing. See photos below.

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    Thanks............H
     
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    Helm said
    I also prefer this, great move.
     
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  11. Chris C

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    HELM thanks for the update and I do agree about the Velcro messing up the fabric. It happened to my current bag and I'm glad you have the elastic for strap management. It's the little touches the make a good bag, great! Also like that it has the release buckles. It was also good to see more detailed pics of the Evade. Can't wait, definitely putting some money aside for this. Any better ideas on price range by the way?

    Also what is the width and thickness on the shoulder straps and what is the material on the bottom of the straps, the part that goes on you?

    Thanks.
     
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    I will hopefully have a firmer price by end of this week. Unfortunately I only have a couple of days to work on this 'cos I have to be in Singapore and Tokyo before the week ends.

    As for the shoulder straps, top end that connects to the pack is 1.5" webbing and the bottom end is 1". Both are 17337 nylon (I don't use polyester unless a client specifies it). The curved pad itself starts at 3" and tapers down to 2 3/8" and it's filled 3/8" EVA close cell foam.

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    Sorry for the confusion, with "first" I meant the SERT pack.:oops:

    I'll pick up the two-tone diamond Evade when the time has come. Thank you sir!:)
     
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  14. Chris C

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    Thanks for the very descriptive reply on the straps HELM. Is the nylon the same material as the rest of the pack? Have you found that the straps are slippery as I don't usually use the sternum straps? Thanks.
     
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    I'm in. I'm still trying to find those pouches as well. Mention to Jon that at least one person wants a set or however those pouches come with the bag.
     
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    Ooh, highlander.
     
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    Is it easily removable for folks who do not use morale patches, like me? This way, you can satisfy everyone, at least with this one option.:)
     
  18. HELM
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    Chris C - shoulder straps on the Evades have the same fabric as the main body. For daily use you shouldn't have any issues with slippage but if you're running, I would always recommend having the sternum strap on. I cycled 6 km each way to lunch over the weekend with the pack on and most of the time I didn't need to have the sternum strap on.

    Chimay - I'll get with Jon on the pouches.

    cowsmilk - unfortunately the Velcro loop piece is fixed. Like you I don't use patches but there is more to how I use this patch. Will elaborate shortly.

    Standby for some new pics of the first Evade in camo!
     
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    Plus 1,000. Now I really can't wait.

    As an aside, I sort of prefer two compression straps per side, instead of just the one, but the way it is isn't a deal breaker. Having the second compression strap also allows jackets and stuff to be secured to the side, which, among other things, makes things like a beavertail or shock cord less necessary.
     
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    I'm with you on the second compression strap, T.H. But, I figure that even with my limited sewing skills I can add those second straps myself.
     
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