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5 Dyneema Ultralight Backpacks & Other Gear From Etsy

For many of us hiking backpacks are expensive and a big purchase, regardless of the company being REI or some small cottage company. My goals in 2021 were to start supporting small businesses including people who open their shops on Etsy and US based cottage companies like Enlightened Equipment. Etsy has some nice options for […]
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For many of us hiking backpacks are expensive and a big purchase, regardless of the company being REI or some small cottage company.

My goals in 2021 were to start supporting small businesses including people who open their shops on Etsy and US based cottage companies like Enlightened Equipment.

Etsy has some nice options for someone looking to move into Dyneema backpacks that may make you change your mind and I wanted to show off a few of the most awesome versions I am looking at for my next backpack!

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If you would like to read more about any of these backpacks you can look below where we dive into them a little deeper to help you find the perfect match for you and your next trip!

Dyneema Ultralight Backpacks

One reason many people want to get Dyneema backpacks is the fabric is very waterproof on its own, needing only seam sealing to become near waterproof from rain and external water entry.

The thing that stops many people is the cost but there are some good deals available online from Etsy and businesses who provide their own goods created with Dyneema, though many may require seam sealing.

The nice thing about Etsy though is the ability to converse with the store owner and ask what it would cost for them to add things like seam sealing or in many cases actually build you a fully custom backpack or other item!

TRAILPACK27 - Dyneema Frameless Backpack

One of the largest storefronts on Etsy for Dyneema backpacks is PBD, or PackbackDesigns. They are fast to respond to questions and can help you get the backpack you need if not one of their standards they offer custom options.

27L Frameless DCF Backpack

The TRAILPACK27 is a 27 liter "roll top" frame-less ultralight backpack designed with one main goal; we wanted no reason to remove the pack while hiking.

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Features of the TRAILPACK27

  • Unloaded this base pack weighs only approximately 13.19 ounces.
  • Made with "super " strong 2.92oz Dyneema Composite Fabric
  • The Trailpack is comfortable up to 17-20 pounds (total pack weight).
  • Roll top main body measures with collar 23" tall by 8" wide. Bottom to shoulder strap break-line is 19"
  • Close with "Roll down" or "Dry bag" method. Total main body is approximately 25-26 liters.
  • 4 position belt molle attachment point for varying torso lengths. (Basic 3/4" wide Model Webbing Belt Included)
  • Extra Large mesh outer pocket for easy access and drying wet items.
  • The bottom of the pack has extra Molle webbing for lashing even more gear or a bed roll. Grab and go Umbrella loops also.
  • Molle lashing row for securing extra gear.
  • Vertical "hidden" zipper for easy and quick, reach around, interior pack access
  • 3 liter sized "extra-large" side water bottle pockets with outside mesh mini-pockets for small easy reachable items. No need to take your pack off. Just grab while you go
  • 2 3/4" wide, 1/2" thick shoulder straps for maximum comfort.
  • Designed on the Arizona Trail for long distance "all day" day hiking

TRAILPACK34 - Dyneema Frameless Backpack

One of the largest storefronts on Etsy for Dyneema backpacks is PBD, or PackbackDesigns. They are fast to respond to questions and can help you get the backpack you need if not one of their standards they offer custom options

34L Frameless DCF Backpack

The SOOLITE34 is a 34L liter "roll top" frame-less ultralight backpack designed with one main goal; we wanted no reason to remove the pack while hiking.

Just grab your stuff, while you go.

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Features of the TRAILPACK34

  • Unloaded this base pack weighs only approximately 10.9 ounces.
  • Made with "super " strong 2.92oz Dyneema Composite Fabric. DCF 2.92 black shoulder straps, pockets and bottom panel.
  • This pack is comfortable up to 17-20 pounds (total pack weight).
  • Roll top main body measures with collar 25" tall by 10.5" wide and 6" deep. Bottom to shoulder strap break-line is 19"
  • Close with "Roll down" or "Dry bag" method. Total main body is approximately 30 liters.
  • Hook and Loop Main body mouth closure
  • Extra Large mesh outer pocket for easy access and drying wet items.
  • 4 corner 1/2" loops on the bottom of the pack and 3 on each side of the pack for cordage (sold separately)
  • 2 liter sized "extra-large" side water bottle pockets with outside mesh "SOOLITE" triangle pockets for small easy reachable items. No need to take your pack off. Just grab while you go
  • 2 3/4" wide, 1/2" thick shoulder straps for maximum comfort.
  • Designed on the Arizona Trail for long distance "all day" day hiking

TRAILPACK40 - Dyneema Frameless Backpack

One of the largest storefronts on Etsy for Dyneema backpacks is PBD, or PackbackDesigns. They are fast to respond to questions and can help you get the backpack you need if not one of their standards they offer custom options

The TRAILPACK40 is a 40 liter "roll top" frame-less ultralight backpack designed with one main goal; we wanted no reason to remove the pack while hiking.

Packback Designs is a small company in Scottsdale, Arizona by a group of avid hikers wanting something more than the big box stores could offer.

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Features of the TRAILPACK40

  • Unloaded this base pack weighs only approximately 15.35 ounces.
  • Made with "super super" strong lite-weight 2.92 oz Dyneema Composite Fabric Hybrid CT5K.18/wov.32c. Pockets and Shoulder straps are also made in 2.92oz Dyneema Black.
  • The TRAILPACK40 is comfortable up to 19-23 pounds (total pack weight).
  • Roll top main body measures with collar 27" tall by 11" wide. Bottom to shoulder strap break-line is 19"
  • Close with "Roll down" or "Dry bag" method. Total main body is approximately 36-38 liters.
  • 4 position belt molle attachment point for varying torso lengths. (Basic 3/4" wide Model Webbing Belt Included)
  • Large mesh or optional (Lycra) outer pocket for easy access and drying wet items.
  • The bottom of the pack has extra Molle webbing for lashing even more gear or a bed roll. Grab and go Umbrella loops also.
  • Hook and Loop patch panel for moral patches & Molle lashing row for securing extra gear.
  • Vertical "hidden" zipper for easy and quick, reach around, interior pack access
  • 3 liter sized "extra-large" side water bottle pockets with outside mesh mini-pockets for small easy reachable items. No need to take your pack off. Just grab while you go
  • 2 3/4" wide, 1/2" thick shoulder straps for maximum comfort.
  • Designed on the Arizona Trail for long distance day hiking or a UL 2-3 day overnight

TRAILPACK60 - Dyneema Framed Backpack

One of the largest storefronts on Etsy for Dyneema backpacks is PBD, or PackbackDesigns. They are fast to respond to questions and can help you get the backpack you need if not one of their standards they offer custom options

60L External frame DCF Backpack

The TRAILPACK60 is a 60 liter "roll top" external frame ultralight backpack designed with one main goal; to have no reason to remove the pack while hiking.

Make your next thru hike "in style" with this monster pack.

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Features of the TRAILPACK60

  • Unloaded this base pack weighs only approximately 30.05 ounces.
  • Made with "super super" strong lite-weight DCF 2.92oz. Shoulder pads and Pockets are DCF 2.92oz
  • Comfortable up to 35-40 pounds (total pack weight).
  • Roll top main body measures with collar 33" tall by 13" wide. Bottom to shoulder strap break-line is 19"
  • Close with "Roll down" or "Dry bag" method. Total main body is approximately 58-60 liters.
  • Padded Molle Waist Belt Included (comes in 3 various sizes)
  • 6.5oz detachable Carbon Frame kit included
  • Extra Large mesh outer pocket for easy access and drying wet items.
  • The bottom of the pack has extra Molle webbing for lashing even more gear or a bed roll. Grab and go Umbrella loops.
  • Vertical "hidden" zipper for easy and quick, reach around, interior pack access
  • 3 liter sized "extra-large" side water bottle pockets with outside mesh mini-pockets for small easy reachable items. No need to take your pack off. Just grab while you go
  • 2 3/4" wide, 1/2" thick shoulder straps for maximum comfort.

DX-40 Mochilla Climbing Backpack

The Mochilla is a multi-pitch leader’s backpack built for fast and light missions. Designed to ride above your harness and allow for full upper-body mobility, the Mochilla packs impressive functionality into a clean, streamlined package.

21L Frameless DX-40 Backpack

DX-40 fabric is woven from a blend Dyneema and Polyester to create an ultralight, waterproof, and extremely durable textile. Woven in Germany, laminated and finished in Putnam, CT

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Features of the DX-40 Mochilla Climbing Backpack

  • Single-piece tapered body
  • Rain-tight rolltop closure
  • Low profile, static shoulder straps
  • External YKK Aquaguard drop pocket
  • Twin daisy chains
  • Modular compression straps & elastic web
  • Dual haul loops
  • Hydration sleeve & port
  • Removable foam frame
  • Removable sternum & waist straps
  • Capacity - 21 liters + 3 liter extension, 1280 cubic inches + 200
  • Weight - 400 grams, 14 ounces

Mochilla Cinch Climbing Backpack

The Mochilla is a multi-pitch leader’s backpack built for fast and light missions. A perfect pack for any day hiker to carry enough gear to maintain health and safety in case of emergency on the trail.

21L Frameless DCF Backpack

Designed to ride above your harness and allow for full upper-body mobility, the Mochilla packs impressive functionality into a clean, streamlined package. 

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Features of the Mochilla Cinch Climbing Backpack

  • Single-piece tapered body
  • Dyneema gridstop cinch closure
  • Low profile, static shoulder straps
  • External YKK Aquaguard drop pocket
  • Twin daisy chains
  • Modular compression straps & elastic web
  • Dual haul loops
  • Hydration sleeve & port
  • Removable foam frame
  • Removable sternum & waist straps

Additional High Quality DCF Gear

While backpacks are a huge need for hikers and backpackers over time the add ons have grown in popularity, from fanny packs to cross chest sacks.

Ultralight Backpacking Fanny Pack

Growing in popularity on the hiker scene is the fanny pack, the relic of the 1980's has found new footing in providing someone who is on the trail some additional space that is easily accessible.

The DCF version though comes with better ability to keep the contents dry and this can be helpful when on trails in large downpours.

DCF Fanny Pack

Ultralightweight and durable fanny pack; made for the trail but can be used everywhere! Has one large main compartment and a smaller front pocket

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Features of the DCF Fanny Pack

  • All seams are lined with grosgrain to reinforce waterproof quality. Zippers are YKK waterproof #3 for the front pocket and #5 for main pocket.
  • Please select zipper-pull colors when ordering; there are two zippers on each fanny pack. If you would like cordage rather than a zipper pull, please indicate that in the customization area.

Food Bag w/ Middle Divider+Bonus Rock Sack

What makes this food bag different from other food bags on the market you ask? This food bag has a middle divider made from an even lighter weight, .51 oz. Dyneema.

Food Bag W/ Divider

This large food bag only weighs in at 1.2 oz. (1.3 oz. with included rock sack).
Made from Durable 1.43 oz. Dyneema, this food bag will hold up to the harshest of elements while keeping your food dry and safe.

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Features of the Food Bag

  • The middle divider also has an attached Looped tab with hook and loop closure so you can use it to hold the divider off to either side
  • As an added bonus, it will come with a 3"x4" rock sack to help you get your bear line up and over the tree branch.
  • Store your cordage/bear line (not included) inside the rock sack while it's all packed up and on the go.

Ultralight Sternum Bag

This is my take on the popular chest pack or multipack. It can be used as multi use item such as chest pack/chest pouch, waist belt bag (or fanny pack in US), over the shoulder bag or now popular cross bag or as backpack lid (if you have enough anchoring points).

Chest Carry Bag

It features full front 4way stretch mesh pocket with hidden mitten clip that can be pulled out of the pocket if you want to use compass for example without unclipping it.

Front mesh pocket can hold snacks etc. so you don't have to open up the main pocket.

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Features of the Sternum Bag

  • Front mesh pocket
  • Side earphone or phone charger port
  • Easily charge devices via the charger port
  • 4-way stretch mesh internal storage pocket

SÜLgear Adventure Wallet

Using space age fabrics and fibers, the SÜLgear Adventure Wallet is the super strong, super ultralight, and super water resistant way to carry your ID, credit cards, cash, and other things ON YOUR PERSON

Neck Wallet

Weighing an unbelievable 4 grams, SÜLgear brings you the Adventure Wallet. It's the highest quality and lightest weight wearable wallet known in the universe.

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Features of the Sternum Bag

  • Wallet Body - Made from .51 ounce Dyneema Composite Fabric, this fabric is waterproof, ultra-lightweight, and 15 times stronger than steel on a weight per weight ratio
  • Lanyard - Made from Dyneema, this makes the lanyard waterproof, ultra-lightweight, and ultra-strong with a 400 pound breaking strength
  • Lanyard Adjustment - The lanyard has a loop size of 20 inches and is easily adjusted to your desired length using the silicone lanyard stopper
  • Grommets - To attach to wallet to the lanyard we opted for two black oxide grommets for redundancy and strength
  • Enclosure System - Uses the 3M revolutionary Dual Lock Reclosable Fasteners for our enclosure system

Final Thoughts on Dyneema Ultralight Backpacks

There is no more awesome a set of fabrics in the hiking world then Dyneema currently due to the nature of the fabric, including durability and water resistance.

Finding options can be difficult but if you wanted to compare these to other options you could check out HMG (Hyperlight Mountain Gear), Zpacks, and Garage Grown Gear, and many more for other options.

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