I wrote about this unique pack system last winter in an OR Show round-up. Looks like the company, RMK Accessories of Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania (www.trailflex.com), will finally have a test pack for me to try this fall.
But here's the just of the system for now. . .
There are three steps to building a custom TrailFlex Modular Pack System: 1) Pick a base harness; 2) Add backpack; 3) Select your components.
This build-a-pack design lets you customize a backpack for your body type and your sport, from bird watching to adventure racing to geocaching.
The company offers more than 20 attachable accessories that snap on and off via little knobs. It's a patent-pending design that lets you attach pouches, pockets, and cases for a variety of gear -- from binocular holders to cell phone pouches.
Once connected, pouches can be positioned to eight different angles for accessibility to gear. With this "Advanced Modular Technology," users decide not only what they carry, but also where and in what easy-access position.
The TF Base Harness costs $99.95; accessories like a binocular pouch, bottle holder, cell phone pocket, knife/flashlight case, MP3 device pouch, GPS holder, and camera pouch start at $9.95 apiece. Pick and choose to make a custom pack for your adventure.
Company: RMK Accessories
Price: Base harness, $99.95; accessories, $9.95 to $19.95 apiece.
Contact: www.trailflex.com, 1-800-765-8688