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Attache Case

The Attache functions equally well as a stand alone laptop case or as the back pocket on an Umlindi backpack for an integrated travel system. It features:

  • Padded laptop compartment accepts up to 11"x16" laptop
  • Full footprint accessory pocket lined with a Velcro loop field with PALS cuts so you can use either velcro backed or PALS backed pouches for organization
  • Removable adjustable 1.5" shoulder strap
  • Side carry handle
  • Beefy #10 zippers with reverse zipper pulls for a smooth look
  • Docks to the back of an Umlindi backpack so that the laptop is easily accessible for airport checkpoints

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Attache Laptop Case
Kit Bags

 

Kit Bags are our original and most popular item. Kit Bags were born out of the desire to discreetly carry a pistol in a way that doesn't interfere with a full size backpack. Kit Bags are so handy for keeping small items close at hand on the trail (or in the ATV, or in the canoe, or on the stand, etc.) that many folks choose to use them even without a pistol.

There are four different models of Kit Bags; Snubby, Runner's, Recon, and original (known simply as "Kit Bag" -- shown in picture to left).

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Shepherd Stove

The Shepherd stove is a lightweight backpackable woodstove designed for ease of setup and efficient burning. The stove consists of two pieces -- a hinged front / back / top assembly and a lightweight roll up belly. Setup takes less than a minute. The round bottom continuously sifts coals to the bottom and the intake vents are positioned to force fresh air through the coal bed. The large door opens down for easy access from either side and admits full size firewood for long burn times.

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Shepherd Stove
Umlindi Backpack

The Umlindi is a very versatile pack. It is sold without a Prairie Belt and is about the largest pack you'd want to carry beltless, even with our excellent shoulder harness. With the addition of the optional Prairie Belt, it is worn as a very large lumbar pack. It will accept any of our compression panel / pockets on the back except the Highlander.

Umlindi means "watchman", "guardian", or "caretaker" in Zulu. As we neared completion on the design of this pack, we were approached by a South African who is standing up a rhino poaching interdiction unit. The effort is entirely SA based and involves locals with both military and LE backgrounds. 

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Ute Backpack

 The Ute backpack is a very capable internal designed to handle loads from 20 to 60 pounds with equal aplomb -- everything short of the point that you need to step up to an external frame pack. It can be run beltless, but is best used with the included Prairie Belt. A few details:

  • 12"x24"x7.5"
  • ~3500 ci
  • 5lbs 8oz including Prairie Belt
  • Dual 7075 series aluminum stays
  • Removable framesheet
  • Large main compartment
  • Wand pockets
  • Underlid zip pocket and underlid PALS
  • $395 including Prairie Belt 

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Pack System

The HPG pack system is merely a modern rendering of an old way of thinking about packing a load. Old timers always started out with a rigid frame and then lashed their bundle to the frame. There was an art as well as a science to it which required a certain skillset.

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Mountain Serape

The Mountain Serape is an exercise in insulation versatility. This single item functions in the following ways:

  • insulated hooded poncho
  • knee length greatcoat (zipper or hook secured)
  • blanket for two in a survival situation
  • half zip sleeping bag good for a 20-30 degree temperature gain

It is constructed entirely in the US out of top quality materials - DWR treated mini-ripstop, primaloft fusion, and YKK zippers. The weight is 2.5lbs which is heavier than a comparable sleeping bag, but lighter than a comparable sleeping bag plus comparable jacket. Price is $170 for ranger green and $185 for multicam with a ranger green liner.

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Tarahumara Pack

The Tarahumara pack is named after a tribe of natives in northern Mexico, famous for their running prowess. It is a simple stripped down pack designed to carry 2 quarts of water and just enough gear for a light day in the field. However, with its very capable shoulder harness and horizontal compression straps, you've got some overflow capacity if you need it.

It has two generous wand pockets (one on each side) and a hang tab for a water bladder on the inside. If you are using a water bladder, the hose routes out the top of the zipper underneath the zipper hood. There is also quilted padding on the body side with a flat slot pocket suitable for stashing a netbook, machete, or even a lever action rifle.

 
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Other Items

Logo Gear

Hats, Patches, Stickers

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Bottle Holsters

Two different sizes of insulated PALS mountable water bottle holsters.

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Bike Frame Bag

A bag big enough to hold frame pump, tube pump, spare tube, and tool that attaches securely to your bicycle frame.

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Made in AmericaHill People Gear is a small family owned company located in Western Colorado. Unless otherwise specified, all products are made in America out of American materials. This means when you spend your hard earned money with HPG, you are helping support American jobs and American families. Yes, the purchase price is higher than products manufactured out of foreign materials in foreign countries, but when you look at the bigger picture, the cost is less.

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