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 hand.
main compartment and separate front mesh pocket keep you organized. Fast, secure
mounting system keeps both UnSlack Pack and its contents motion-free.
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 Pack.|
UnSlack Pack 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 or available.
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
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".) More
& 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.
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.
secure mounting system
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,
webbing loop - serves as a keeper for the elastic cord, and as an optional
installation and removal lets you move UnSlack Pack easily from one backpack
to another without having to undo the shoulder straps.
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 construction
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
convenient size fits most compact cameras. Please verify that your camera will
fit before ordering. (See UnSlack Pack dimensions above.)
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, West Virginia
"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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