Sierra Designs is putting on a giveaway that you’ll want to get in on, through this Thursday (Feb 24). Enter to win a Flex Capacitor 40-60 Pack and a signed copy of The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide. Enter here at SierraDesigns.com Update. This contest has closed. Congrats to the winners: Laura H. of Denver, and […]
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For most backpackers, the Flex Capacitor 40-60 Pack will be ideal for 3-season trips between 3 and 7 days in length. It weighs just 2.5 pounds, but it’s fully featured: durable all-nylon construction, six external pockets, two compression straps, removable hydration sleeve, and a suspension system that was tested with loads up to 70 pounds.
Its most unique feature is a front-side gusset that can be collapsed or expanded to uniformly adjust the pack volume between 40 and 60 liters. Normally, two packs would be necessary to cover this range.
The price is right, at just $200. It is currently available directly from Sierra Designs, with wider distribution planned in the spring 2017.
From Lisa K.: For two reasons I wanted to share my answer to this reader question. First, I have not yet addressed the appropriateness of the Sierra Designs Flex Capacitor 40-60 Pack for thru-hiking, and I probably should. Second, it gives me an opportunity to discuss the specific needs of thru-hikers in regards to backpack selection. Appropriateness for thru-hiking […]
Sierra Designs will receive a new shipment of its Flex Capacitor 40-60 Pack at the end of February. The pack has been well received by customers and the media, and we’re optimistic about its future. A few changes have been made to this next round of production. I’ve mentioned these changes in several places, but figured I […]
The Sierra Designs Flex Capacitor 40-60 Pack is now available for pre-order. Expected ship date is October 4. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you’ve been hearing about the Flex Capacitor for months. If you need to get caught up, here is some recommended reading and viewing: Seven reasons it stands out […]
When packing my backpack, I have two primary goals: Minimize its effect on my center of gravity, and Keep oft-needed items easily accessible so that I can hike uninterrupted. I’ll start by discussing these goals in-depth. Then, I will address special considerations like bear canisters and backpack styles. Center of gravity When not wearing a […]
Recently I highlighted seven standout specs and features of the Sierra Designs Flex Capacitor 40-60 Pack. Today, I’ll do nearly the opposite: identify its imperfections. Since I co-developed the Flex Capacitor with Sierra Designs, naturally I want to see strong sales of it. But I also want prospective buyers to understand its optimal applications and […]
Earlier today I filmed the product video for the new Sierra Designs Flex Capacitor 40-60 Pack, which with the High Route Tent 1FL currently constitutes SD’s “Skurka Series.” To develop my script, I had to prioritize and succinctly describe the pack’s must-mention specs and features. Later I’ll write a self-critique, as I did for the High Route, but for […]
Several readers have asked how they can be notified when the Sierra Designs Flex Capacitor 40-60 Pack becomes available. If you want to be put on this list, too, please complete the form below. As of late-August, we’re expecting a limited run of FC packs to become available in October. They will be available directly from […]
As third-party reviews and commentary about the Sierra Designs Flex Capacitor 40-60 Pack gets posted, I’ll be compiling them here. User reviews at SierraDesigns.com For reviews from “regular” users, go here. Gear Junkie 2016 Gear of the Year We tested it, and not only does the pack expand and contract to maximize uses, but it […]
In news coverage this week from the Outdoor Retailer tradeshow, you may hear about two Sierra Designs products with which I’ve been deeply involved: the High Route Tent 1FL and the Flex Capacitor 40-60 Pack. The High Route Tent 1FL (HR1) was my brainchild and is nearly old news if you regularly read this website. A 110-unit early […]