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6/19/2017 12:04 PM
 
The angled pals section is not specifically for a mag pouch, that is just an example of an item that could be placed there. In fact it was originally devised as an easy way to access a water bottle. The goal was to provide people a place that would allow them access to something without taking off the bag. A straight up and down draw is difficult to impossible for most folks. It can also be used for a water bottle, knife, axe, camera, tripod, radio, or anything else you can think of, including a spare magazine. It is set up for a left hand draw since most folks are right handed, and by going left we added in more functionality since it can be used for a magazine too.

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6/19/2017 12:54 PM
 

Yeah the pocket would angle towards my gun hand. The GP pouch would not stick out too much and add a small bit of extra org. to the pack.

 
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6/19/2017 12:55 PM
 

I tried out a couple different pouches on the angled PALS on mine, but decided it was too bulky for me that way, so I mounted the Roo Panel on there so I could keep flat'ish things in there like a minimalist trauma kit, map, or similar.  Plus, my 2016 gets used in one of two ways...either as a lid pocket on top of my Ute, or mounted on a Prairie / Recon Belt.  I then just mount the water bottle pouches and other "possibles" pouches on the belt.  Just feels more user-friendly to me that way.


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6/19/2017 12:59 PM
 
Well if not for a detached retina while in the service I would still be shooting righty. But plenty of low bulk items I could still retrieve off the back.
 
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4/19/2018 2:36 PM
 
Greetings Everyone,

Long time lurker, first time posting. I had a question for the forum, will the butt pack fit just about all of the HPG packs or is it just limited to three? I'm looking at getting a butt pack with a recon belt and I want some versatility, hence if the butt pack can be used as a top pocket/loader with all the HPG packs. I want to go with a Ashton house pack later on but right now I want to start small and work up. Also will the recon belt work with just about the packs or is that limited to just a few?
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4/20/2018 7:53 AM
 
The answer is kind of, the Ute, qui-Ya and Umlindi are all top loaders and when full have kind of a shelf at the top of the pack, and that is where the Buttpack sits. The other packs have more of a contoured shape both side to side and front to back, which means that you can mount them there, but they won't sit there as well. The Recon or Prairie Belt will work with: Umlindi, Aston House, Aston House BC, Ute, and qui-Ya. We don't recommend the use of a belt on the Tarahumara or Connor. If you are carrying enough weight you need a belt you are likely better off going to a larger pack with better suspension to start with.

Honestly, if you are looking to try out HPG, then going with one of our packs is a better idea. The issue with all buttpacks is you don't need to much weight in them before you start wanting a shoulder harness. We did everything we could design wise to keep the load pulled tight into the lumbar, but at a certain point the weight starts to sag. That is why I pretty much always prefer a pack over a buttpack. I have a M2016, and I use it as a shoulder bag only. I have never had it on a belt. Go with the Tarahumara and you will have more volume and a lot better load carriage platform, and you probably won't notice the extra volume if you aren't using it.

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4/27/2018 4:22 PM
 

Scott,

  Thanks for taking the time to explain that for me and describing the options.  There are several reasons why I was looking around at your brand of packs, then asking about those different packs that could go with a buttpack. Mainly I'm looking for something as a Bug Out Bag. That and a pack that can accept a long rifle if I have to carry one. 

  Also I explained earlier I'm looking for versiltility in a pack, and your brand of packs do look like they could do all that and more. I'm still in the military and have used buttpacks before as a 2nd line mode.  I'm pretty well used to them but it seems that I can never find one that could be comfortable or use with a larger pack system.  The ones you guys have look pretty awesome.

 

 
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2/1/2019 8:42 AM
 

So I have searched all over the web and the forum and I cannot find a central location showing how to dock the m2016 to the packs.

I have found information in various places and also people docking it in different ways. Is there a video or thread I have missed showing how to dock the buttpack to umlindi etc.
currently just using the grimlocks.

 

I.e.  post pictures (close ups) of how you have your m2016 docked to your pack, please.

 
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2/1/2019 9:36 AM
 
Links:
http://www.loadedpocketz.com/hill-people-gear-frankenpack-review-umlindi-connor-m2016/

http://hillpeoplegear.com/Forum/forumid/22/postid/27911/scope/posts#27911

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bqs3YMtn2pC/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BgQ9O1Ugx_l/

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https://www.instagram.com/p/BhPhi6hhA7V/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BgmmKvQldNT/
 
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2/10/2019 10:23 AM
 
nomad77 wrote:

So I have searched all over the web and the forum and I cannot find a central location showing how to dock the m2016 to the packs.

I have found information in various places and also people docking it in different ways. Is there a video or thread I have missed showing how to dock the buttpack to umlindi etc.
currently just using the grimlocks.

I.e.  post pictures (close ups) of how you have your m2016 docked to your pack, please.

There are a variety of ways you can do it. Here is how I typically dock mine - two grimlocks and a top cinch strap: 

I find it's plenty secure that way, but also still simple and quick to take off if I get to a basecamp and then want to, for example, mount the 2016 on my Recon and go for a day hilke without the whole pack. 

 
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Yesterday @ 3:04 PM
 
Smith thanks,
Your pictures were the only close up ones I can find and hence the reason I dock it that way.
 
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