front-mounted carry system
your Backpack's Shoulder Straps
to WORK FOR YOU!
ultralight front-pack that attaches to your backpack's shoulder
strap or hipbelt, holding a camera, GPS, maps, snacks, lip
balm, or other essentials away from the body yet close at
main compartment and separate front mesh pocket keep you
organized. Fast, secure
mounting system keeps both UnSlack Pack and its contents
product weight: 1 ounce (29 grams)
in USA of US textiles
(v.): to travel on foot, such as on occasion during a
long trail hike, without carrying the full weight of a
loaded multi-day backpack. Usage: Caveman
slackpacks while wearing a daypack outfitted with an UnSlack
was designed to solve the problem of how to carry a lightweight
camera conveniently and securely during outdoor pursuits like backpacking,
climbing, or skiing. Stored in the backpack itself, a camera is
out of reach, and traditional methods of front-mounting are often
inadequate: torso or fanny packs can be uncomfortable to wear, and
aftermarket hipbelt cases can bounce around, even though they may
be designed to fit the camera itself like a glove. Further, hipbelt
cases require the use of the hipbelt, which may not always be desirable
solution was a product that would attach instead to a backpack's
shoulder strap, holding the camera close at hand yet off the body,
and without compromising the wearer's comfort or restricting movement.
It needed to stay put, without wobbling around or slipping down
the shoulder strap. And the product had to retain its contents,
and to hold them motionless during vigorous activities like running,
downhill trekking, or stream fording. Even better if it could weigh
only about an ounce!
pleased to report that such a product is now available as the UnSlack
Pack, and after several thousand miles of wear-testing on the long
trails we can say confidently that the product does what it should
and does it well. UnSlack Pack will hold a camera at-the-ready,
yet you won't even sense it's there. It will hold most sizes of
lightweight, compact cameras, all securely and motion-free. And
it is sized to hold other handy items as well, including small electronics
like a GPS or iPOD, a map or trail guide, and more. And the front
mesh pocket is perfect for an energy bar, lip balm or compact headlamp.
cubic inch top-loading main compartment securely
holds cameras, etc. of all shapes and sizes up to 5" by
3" by 2.8". (Or flat objects up to 6" by 5".)
& Velcro-secured main compartment (a Simblissity innovation)
can simultaneously hold an Olympus Stylus camera and Garmin eTrex
GPS, with some room to spare. New gentle-touch Velcro is easy
on your valuables.
c.i. Velcro-secured, gusseted mesh pocket expands to store
such items as snacks, lip balm, map, keys, memory cards, or a
LiteFOLD wallet. Holds more the less the main compartment is loaded
- even sunglasses or a headlamp.
- Both compartments
open quickly for ready access, yet hold onto their contents
- even when items extend beyond the top opening, such as with
a large folded map or trail data book.
elastic cord & cordlock compression - wraps around the
full circumference of a shoulder strap, keeping both UnSlack
Pack and its contents stable and motion-free.
"sliding loop" top mount
can be raised or lowered on the shoulder strap for a perfect
fit. Cinch-able webbing loop with side-release buckle offers
slip-free attachment to your backpack's load lifters, around
the shoulder strap itself, through daisy-chain style webbing,
a D-ring, or elsewhere.
webbing loop - serves as a keeper for the elastic cord, and
as an optional utility loop.
installation and removal lets you move UnSlack Pack easily
from one backpack to another without having to undo the shoulder
mounting options - If preferred, UnSlack Pack can be worn
instead on a hipbelt, positioned horizontally rather than vertically.
UnSlack Pack also makes a great, full-featured stowbag for carrying
inside the backpack itself. Or, attach a cord to its pull loop
and wear it around the neck, beneath a shirt, for securely carrying
small essentials like a LiteFOLD
wallet, keys, or a passport.
Ultralight and durable
70 denier silicone-coated ripstop nylon keeps UnSlack Pack
strong yet lightweight, and low-friction for easy removal and
insertion of items. This is not your typical "ultralight
tarp sil-nylon," which is 30 denier material.
construction provides safe haven from the elements without overbuilding
the product's design, weight, and cost. UnSlack Pack's main compartment
is conveniently sized to accept a 4"x6"
Cushion Pouch, or pint or quart-size zip-lock bag, for use as
a liner in soaking rain. Durable, wet-weather protection thus meets
that of waterproof camera cases costing considerably more.
convenient size fits most compact cameras. Please verify that
your camera will fit before ordering. (See UnSlack Pack dimensions
recommended carry weight: 2 lbs. Items taller than 6 inches
such as maps and guides will extend beyond the top opening
of UnSlack Pack's main compartment.
If wearing 2 UnSlack Packs - one on each shoulder strap -
place heavier items inside the UnSlack Pack to be worn on
the shoulder strap you put on first. Place lighter items inside
the other UnSlack Pack in order to keep this shoulder strap
from twisting out of reach when putting on your backpack.
have had several opportunities to use my Unslack pack. It is
a truly innovative product. It has made an already good backpack
even better. I simply don't want to go anywhere without it!
I definitely will recommend it to all my backpacking, hiking,
skiing, and fishing friends." - P. Combee,
"Went for a quick overnight hike in the Shenandoahs to
try out the UnSlack Pack and it worked PERFECTLY! It's like
you say on your website - you won't notice it's there, but when
you need something - it's there!" - H.A.,
gear testers have to say about the Simblissity UnSlack Pack.
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