Hill People Gear Forums
HomeHomeDiscussionsDiscussionsHPGHPGUmlindiUmlindi
Previous
 
Next
New Post
5/11/2017 5:36 AM
 
I've used mine enough now to play w/ the harness and no matter what I try, I can't stop the harness 'puckering' in the center. Any further suggestions?
 
New Post
5/11/2017 7:04 AM
 
Are you talking about the U at the top between your shoulderblades? If so that is going to happen the broader you are the less pronounced it will be, and the narrower the less pronounced. As lomg as it is not causing discomfort it is not an issue.

Co-Owner Hill People Gear "If anything goes wrong it will be a fight to the end, if your training is good enough, survival is there; if not nature claims its foreit." - Dougal Haston
 
New Post
5/11/2017 12:01 PM
 
Yes, that's what I'm talking about. I've been messing with the length of the straps some as well just to see if I could get it resolved. I imagine that carrying a 20-25# load would make it seem a non issue.
 
New Post
5/13/2017 1:02 PM
 
I just made a new thread about this issue. It's quite discomforting to me, halfway between a distraction and actual pain.

I've flipped the way the straps attach to the yoke to try to make it go under the pack instead of straight back, but it hasn't helped. I would love to put the shoulder straps from my First Spear Comm Pack on it, but the webbing is too wide, and I really like the think padding on the yoke. I really do want to make it work.
 
New Post
12/27/2018 10:41 AM
 

I'm in the process of finalizing my gear for an upcoming archery fly-in caribou hunt. Right now I'm deciding whether or not my Umlindi with waist belt will fill the role of both day pack and meat pack once game is down and needs to be hauled back to camp.

I'm in good shape, but in my 60's so don't load packs up heavy like I used to. The absolute most meat I would carry in a load would be 50#. How do you think the Umlindi would handle this? I really want the pack to work as it is 5# lighter than the hauler pack I would bring in its place. In a Super Cub flight every pound counts.

Thoughts...

 
New Post
12/27/2018 12:15 PM
 
I would use a Ute. It compacts well enough to use as a day pack but has better suspension for that kind of weight. The Umlindi can handle the weight just fine, but the Ute will carry it a lot better.

Co-Owner Hill People Gear "If anything goes wrong it will be a fight to the end, if your training is good enough, survival is there; if not nature claims its foreit." - Dougal Haston
 
New Post
12/27/2018 9:02 PM
 
Thanks, Scot.
Has anyone used the Umlindi to pack meat?
 
New Post
12/27/2018 9:08 PM
 
Yes, and I have carried that much weight in an Umlindi a number of times. The Ute simply carries it better. As always I recommend boning it out, and only carrying meat, but it will haul what you can fit in it.

Co-Owner Hill People Gear "If anything goes wrong it will be a fight to the end, if your training is good enough, survival is there; if not nature claims its foreit." - Dougal Haston
 
New Post
12/27/2018 11:02 PM
 
Thanks for the added insight, Scot. Good info to know.
 
New Post
3/4/2019 3:57 PM
 

I've grown tired of the way a Tara Pocket sags on my Umlindi, so an upgrade/replacement pocket is in order.  The question is, Aston Pocket or Organizer?   I think I'm leaning Aston....

 
New Post
3/5/2019 5:49 AM
 
I did not like the Aston Pocket...couldn't really fit much in it...too narrow so that anything bulky bulged awkwardly. It's a lot smaller than a Tarapocket too.
 
New Post
3/5/2019 2:28 PM
 
I'm of the same opinion Collin. Admin will hold over twice as much in roughly the same form factor.

We are fortunate in this matter that your conduct will be your marker and, thus, your reputation. The conduct of others on this forum has been, and will continue to be, their marker, and thus, their reputation. In the west, a person invests in one's reputation carefully. - 112Papa
 
New Post
3/5/2019 2:31 PM
 

Thanks guys.  Admin it will be.

 
New Post
3/5/2019 5:53 PM
 
I'll pile on to the party. I have a Aston Pocket on my Umlindi, and it's the only thing I've bought from HPG I'll probably flip. It isn't bad, but it fills up right quick. I just haven't decided if I want an Admin Pocket or just go ahead and get a V2 PALSPocket.
 
New Post
3/8/2019 9:50 AM
 
I like my Aston Pocket on the Umlindi. I tried some of the larger pockets on it but didn't like how the pack rode when building outward from my back that far. The Aston Pocket rides close to the pack and still gives me a bit of organization potential along with an easy place to stow things like my camp chair or a shell layer.

I have noticed that it isn't as easy to compress items against the Umindi with the Aston Pocket as it would be with the other pockets. It wraps around the pack more like a beavertail/tailgate than a HPG-style compression panel with pulley system.

If I need more room than the 'Lindi and Aston Pocket offer, I reach for the Ute.
 
Previous
 
Next
HomeHomeDiscussionsDiscussionsHPGHPGUmlindiUmlindi