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Update on Evade 2.0 and start of the wait list...........

Discussion in 'Alpha One Niner (bags & gear)' started by HELM, Oct 10, 2018 at 10:05 PM.

  1. HELM
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    Gang, my apologies ahead of time for the delay in getting this done. I think I’ve tinkered and tailored enough with this new Gen pack and it’s time we start getting this into production so that we all have a new backpack to look forward to before Xmas!

    The new Evade 2.0 will be a limited release, possibly between 100 to 150 packs at most. Reason being is because I have other products with the other brands to get out for the season and production space is getting pretty limited as we speak. Rather than further postponing any of these, best that I try to make a decent number available for the season.

    Since the development of the Evade started here thanks to all of you, I’ve decided to get the wait list started here first before I announce it on our FB and another group.

    Below is a list of all the revisions that will be incorporated into the Evade 2.0; some of you have been following the development so if I missed something, please remind me.

    One last thing, for this wait list I don’t want any money exchanging hands so please do not offer any deposits etc. You may request one but rest assured you are not obligated to it. I think we’ll have enough interest to fill the list. When products are ready to ship I will point to you the link and let you sort it out from there.

    Finally, I have not finalized the price for the new Evade but suffice to say it will probably be priced about the same as the current Gen. If you decide to reserve one, just reply with the part number, A19-EV2-BK which is for the Black 500D option. Black 420D diamond ripstop will A19-EV2-DRB; the code for the rest of the colors is shown below. Just add the options you want after that, see below.

    And please feel free with the questions. Thanks!

    REVISIONS:
    1. It’s 1” taller and 1” wider at the base
    2. The shoulders are now sewn-in with lifters
    3. Mesh back with luggage handle
    4. Elastic cord has been moved to within the perimeter of the front zippered panel
    5. Two removable 1” compression straps
    6. Loops and straps at the bottom of pack
    7. The inside of the front organizer compartment has a zippered mesh pocket
    8. That front compartment has a loop/hook detachable organizer and an option is available
    9. Top quick access pocket is now lined with Nilex
    10. Main compartment has 2 columns of loop on th back wall and webbing attachment points for optional PALS panel; this is also a secondary location for the elastic cord that is provided.
    11. The 3 d-rings have been raised some.
    12. All linings will be 210D light gray ripstop.

    Options include the following:
    • Beavertail (BVT)
    • Detachable PALS panel for the main compartment (PALS)
    • Detachable optional organizer with elastic webbing (Type 2)
    Limited release with the following Colors:
    • 500D Black nylon (BK)
    • 500D Wolf Gray nylon (GY)
    • 420D Black diamond ripstop (DRB)
    • 500D Multicam Black (MCB)
    • and a test run of 1050D ballistic nylon in Black (NOT 1680D)(BNB)
    Edit - someone from TPP just reminded me of this........for the limited release, all packs will come with matching fabric patch to cover that loop patch in front.
     
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    #1 HELM, Oct 10, 2018 at 10:05 PM
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    Please :)

    I hope I got this right for the 1050D black?
    :D!!

    Excited!

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    You’re lucky number one and you got it right! Thanks.

    I’m off to bed chaps, it’s late, I will answer any other Qs mañana. Thanks all.
     
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    A19-EV2-BNB Pals type 2

    For me please.

    Now the exciting wait!

    Thank you!!


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    Thanks @HELM !

    Have a few questions on the details:

    1. Could you list the interior color for each colorway? Is it still [Light Gray Ripstop] for the interior of the Black - 420D, 500D, 1050D versions?

    2. Overall, would the recent pictures from the "wish list thread" in your post #268 (SEE QUOTE BELOW) be accurate to the final revisions you mentioned? Will you be posting any more pictures or a video of the "final production Evade 2.0" before the end of the preorder for reference?

    3. If the optional Detachable (PALS) panel is preordered, will it also include any "Velcro Loop" on the back wall of the main compartment?

    4. You mentioned a revision... (Two removable 1” compression straps).
    Where do these connect? Are these the previously proposed "lower side-compression straps" ?

    Thank you again for making room in the production schedule for this preorder!!
     
    #5 RED-FIVE, Oct 10, 2018 at 10:26 PM
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    Thanks a ton!
     
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    Please and thank you :)

    If I didn't get it right above, I want the 1050D black with beavertail and PALS panel.

    Now the wait begins!
     
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    RF, good questions and thanks for bringing these up.

    1. All light gray ripstop on the inside.
    2. Yes I will be posting more photos of the new/final Evade sample as soon as I get my hands on it.
    3. All the packs will have those 2 columns of loop on the back wall.
    4. Yes this was pack of the original request for 2 compression straps on each side. I will get photos of it up as soon as the new sample arrives.

    Thanks RF.
     
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    For me:

    A19-EV2-BNB BVT PALS
    A19-EV2-BK BVT PALS



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    Love my evade (bought the last ATACS this summer).
     
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    When you do get the final products could you please post the weight differences of the different materials?

    Does the ballistic have a shine/gloss to it or is it more of a dull matte finish?

    Thank you. Can’t wait!

    BTW I see you have new Matroskya pouches.


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    A19-EV2-DRB Type-2, PALS

    And this comes with a pathfinder I think, right? :)

    P.K.
     
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    Hey Chris, I will have that info up as soon as I got it. The 1050D ballistic nylon is from Brookwood in CT and it has a tad bit of gloss on it, not like the 1680D.
     
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    Hey guys, question...............some in the past have asked me about this...................should I be offering custom NIJ IIIA ballistic panels for this pack? I offer this under SERT for LE/Mil clients so it would not be something that is difficult to do.
     
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