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donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 18, 2017 - 11:59am PT
Balti pack...1978
Balti pack...1978
Credit: donini
Credit: donini
John Bragg's pack on Torre Egger 1976...can someone identify it?
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 18, 2017 - 09:48pm PT
With the cord and D-ring compression system it looks like an early Lowe Expedition pack but the waist belt is wrong. McHale Pack?
Mad69Dog

Ice climber
Aug 19, 2017 - 09:43am PT
Most of the time, reality makes me feel pretty old, because I am. But when I read threads like this, I feel so young! Unfortunately, I have not digitized most of my old 35mm slides. Maybe I'll dig into that this coming winter. My oldest climbing pack was a Himalayan from the early 70s, probably something like 15 liters. I don't know if it's still in the archive.

Thanks for putting this thread up. Feeling pretty chipper among all you old timers.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 30, 2017 - 12:42pm PT

Karrimor Alpiniste Whillans repro - Nigel Cabourn

Karrimor Alpiniste Whillans repro - Nigel Cabourn
Karrimor Alpiniste Whillans repro - Nigel Cabourn
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Aug 30, 2017 - 01:42pm PT
Rucksack of choice on the NA Wall, 1968 ... LaFuma

Credit: Don Lauria

Credit: Don Lauria

Credit: Don Lauria

Credit: Don Lauria

Credit: Don Lauria

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 30, 2017 - 01:45pm PT
I had a LaFuma in the same color combination. Classy leather bottom...it's the once piece of gear from bitd that I wish I still had.
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Aug 30, 2017 - 02:08pm PT
We loved 'em, Jim, because they had no exterior pockets (to snag if it needed hauling), a single leather strap with a metal buckle to secure the top flap (easy, quick access), and accommodated two liters of water, lunch/munch food and rain gear, had a heavy-duty metal ring for hanging at belays, and they were rugged (canvas-like cotton material) - never had to open the haulbag during the day - only during bivouacs.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 30, 2017 - 02:32pm PT
Yeah Don, equipment manufacturers today should reread the old maxim..."less is more."
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 3, 2017 - 08:00am PT

Looking like what?

Kohla rucksack
Kohla rucksack
Credit: eBay
Mark Force

Trad climber
Ashland, Oregon
Sep 3, 2017 - 08:11am PT
Don, Thanks for your pictures! They're awesome! You guys were tough. That pic of you jugging overhanging terrain in a butt bag with tied off pins above you is an all time classic shot.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Oct 6, 2017 - 02:03pm PT
YES, THANK YOU MR LAURIA !


MY 'HOME' FOR AWHILE . . . THE BEST WHILE OF MY LIFE A-WHILE AGO NOW THOUGH. . .
Credit: Gnome Ofthe Diabase
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 30, 2017 - 09:34am PT
Many, many thanks Marlow for the "missing link"...;-)
Credit: nutstory
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 30, 2017 - 09:40am PT

My new rucksack. Not quite Nutstory quality, but a nice addition to the collection: Karrimor Alpiniste

Karrimor Alpiniste
Karrimor Alpiniste
Credit: Mike
Karrimor Alpiniste
Karrimor Alpiniste
Credit: Mike
another nickname

Social climber
Yazoo Ms
Dec 31, 2017 - 12:10pm PT
Bergens rucksack $139 at Walmart with free shipping
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Dec 31, 2017 - 01:36pm PT
Marlow scores!
We don't need no stinking Nigel Cabourn replica!

Though, were I to possess the means of a true collector, I would want one of those as well.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 21, 2018 - 05:29pm PT
Here is a classic early Lafuma catalog that unfortunately I didn't win on ebay so I don't have an exact date of release but judging by the shot of Tenzing on the cover and graphic style I would venture to say mid to late 50s.











another nickname

Social climber
Yazoo Ms
Jan 22, 2018 - 07:35am PT
Sierra Designs, 1971 or '72
Sierra Designs, 1971 or '72
Credit: another nickname

Frameless, fairly awful pack. Not outstanding, but historical. First I ever saw with "cordura nylon." I used this for tons of short backpacking trips in all seasons for nearly 20 years.

The SD "teardrops" with zip were much smaller, much more common.

This one is for sale. I'll take $675 as the starting bid.......Note the genuine top-grade leather bottom !!
jc luddite

Mountain climber
Fort Collins
Mar 16, 2018 - 08:01pm PT
some recent Karrimor reproduction builds from my shop. a purple alpinist, a blue/brown Haston vallot and one of my Dyneema New day rising packs built for climbing gear reviews UK. all built in ouray, co.
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Credit: jc luddite
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I have a decent collection of the old packs in the shop, including several of the Millet canvas/leather packs, Chouinard ultima Thule, and an original whillans alpinist. if your ever in ouray folks are welcome to come over and see all the old, and new, packs.
Credit: jc luddite
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Credit: jc luddite
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karrimor Haston vallot
karrimor Haston vallot
Credit: jc luddite
Credit: jc luddite
xCon

Social climber
909
Mar 16, 2018 - 08:06pm PT
those look spectacular!
jc luddite

Ice climber
ouray, co
Mar 16, 2018 - 08:16pm PT
Thanks.

I really enjoy building the classic packs. I build a lot more modern packs, but I try to keep the simplicity of the classic packs in the Dyneema packs.
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