Pa'lante Packs

Discussion in 'Packs & Accessories' started by fluffkitten, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    New USA cottage industry packs designed by a couple of guys (Andrew Bentz and John Zahorian) who like to walk long distances at a fast pace. Nice looking ultra-light packs but you may need a good sized bank account to be able to afford one over here (£210 - $250).

    http://www.palantepacks.com/



    I kind of want the 35 litre one but can't quite make a case for it.
  2. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Probably 300 quid by the time it gets to the UK
  3. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    Shipping and taxes would drive the price through the roof. :depressed:
  4. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Really expensive for a simple pack. Looks good and I like the bottom pocket, I've been trying to work out how to do similar but without having a stretch mesh that will rip easily. Ula cdt or Zimmerbuilt quickstep offer much better value imo.
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  5. Arne L.

    Arne L. Section Hiker

    That was my first thought exactly.

    A lot of money for not a lot of pack?
  6. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    Looking at Tarptent post is between $61 to $72 Dollars. But then you have the exchange rate too.
  7. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    Pa'lante say $40 postage on their page. Lovely little very expensive pack.
  8. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Edit: PB
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2017
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  9. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    No price etc yet but there's another pack been added to the site, the Colarado Pack.
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2016
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  10. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    50 miles a day and capacity for 485 miles worth of food, where's the jet pack pocket? :)
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  11. MartinK9

    MartinK9 Section Hiker

    In the boot, sorry trunk, of the car. :)
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  12. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    I'd need a car to even come close but John Z actually managed to do that on foot. FKT is not my thing. :) Also John Zahorian's ideas about food and mine don't line-up. I'd need several resupplies in that distance. (I'd also be missing showers)

    I'd still buy the Simple pack if I won the lottery.
  13. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    That's roughly what I did on the CT....very roughly :whistling:

    About 20 days difference...
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  14. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    You have to great a respect for hotel beds to be doing that. :D
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  15. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Looked at John z'ds gear list, refreshing. only flash gear he seems to use is a cuben shelter and kat quilt. rest seems all diy or out of supermarkets . like his YouTube stuff too
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  16. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Apart from the mileage and the food carried :thumbsup:
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  17. Chris2901

    Chris2901 Section Hiker

    I think their prices are a bit steep,aren´t they?:eeker:
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  18. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    I paid $35 in 2008 for an unused MLD silnylon prototype pack which weighs 4.5oz including hipstrap. It now has a few tape patches but is still fine. This 'simple pack' is an insane price for a small basic rolltop pack
  19. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I'm more tempted the the ks packs, seem well priced
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  20. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

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    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

  22. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

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    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

  24. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    I've been too busy working on the petite ruine we've bought in southern Brittany to get out backpacking.

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    theoctagon Thru Hiker

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