LBP 35 ! 35 inches of circumference still gives some people plenty of room!.......................... scroll for
$895.00 / $795.00 without P&G frame extension. Base price includes a large rear Kangaroo Pocket, 2 large removable water bottle pockets, top pocket hip-pack (brain), single and double roll-top systems, Full Spectra bottom and lower sides, and twin lower adjustable stays of 7075-T6 aluminum.
With all the new fabrics hitting the market, add-on prices for UHMWPE is in flux. We tend to dye these fabrics and that adds dollars, but the prices are now much lower than during our 'Spectra laminated to DCF' days. DCF is 'CubenFiber' or Non-Woven Dyneema. Base price includes all regular fabrics and Spectra 'Grid' fabrics.
Top Load / Panel Loader style LBPs; Add $95.00 to base price for zipper.
Click images for blow-ups and be sure to scroll the entire page.........See Pack Volumes - Go Figure! The cross sectional surface area of a 35" circumference pack is 97 square inches. This pack is 23" tall........ 23" x 97" = 2231 cubic inches. It can still expand upward a maximum of 11".......(11+23) x 97 = 3298 cubic inches. Figuring volumes this way is not neccessarily the actual volume but is a good way to compare the volumes of the packs of one brand with another, since volume measuring methods vary among manufacturers.
$795.00 base price includes a large rear covered Kangaroo Pocket, 2 large removable water bottle pockets, top pocket hip-pack (brain), single and double roll-top systems, extendable Bayonet stays, and twin lower adjustable stays of 7075-T6 aluminum. For LBPs made of 100% Full Spectra: $1,749.00 (does not include accessories).
Pack shown is turquoise 1000D Cordura with 6oz dyed gray Full Spectra bottom ( $75.00) and Full Spectra shoulder pads - $75.00.
Add $75.00 for full Spectra Kangaroo pocket. Add $89.00 for panel zipper to create a top load / panel load pack.
Below, a Coyote Brown 500 Cordura LBP with a dyed gray Full Dyneema Kangaroo pocket. Pack is a P&G Bayonet model. 2 photos show it stripped down in roll-top mode. This pack is actually and LBP 38 but because it was made for a tall person it looks proportionally like a smaller circumference pack. Click images.
Below: A panel loading / top loading version made of 500 Cordura and black 420 HT fabric. Zippers can be really handy when these packs are used as daypacks or for overnight. As shown, this one is 2200 cuin expandable to 3000+. Base Q-Bayo is standard. The P&G bayonets are an option. Starting with the 3rd photo, the bayonets are actually being used to stiffen the roll top fabric. The bayonet/bypass straps have been left on the pack even though the bayonets are not being used in the frame structure. In the first 2 photos the bayonets and bayonet straps have been removed completely. The first 2 photos show the single center roll top strap rather than the double side clip version in the later photos. Regular size Crest belt pouches are also shown. Drawstring covered Panel zipper adds $89.00 - available for all packs.
Below: An LBP 38 roll top / panel load with the Bayonets out. This one is 1000D Cordura with a Full Spectra bottom. The panel load zipper is an option for all McHale Packs.
Below: The rear pocket ( optional w optional sizes ) quickly unclips to allow access to the zipper panel.
The rear pocket, like the top pocket ( not shown ) becomes a hip-pack.
Below: An LBP 35 in dyed Full Dyneema w/140 dyneema grid basic belt pouch. Click image