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6/6/2018 10:00 AM
 
For your Recce, I would have it protrude the 4" out the top, and leave the bottom zipped, but that is just me. You are just going to have to experiment with your packing to see how the weight carries both ways, and now to pack around the gun so to speak. I think that it will be able to slide in and out with the muzzle down, but that is going to depend in large part on your setup too. The more protuberances the harder it is going to be to slide in and out easily especially with other stuff packed around the gun.

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7/2/2018 10:12 PM
 
I think I have the load lifters pulled incorrectly, is there a video on how to 'fit' this pack with a belt?
 
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7/6/2018 7:32 AM
 
Question for the AHBC owners, anyone use it as carryon? Have some traveling coming up and the comfort of the AHBC makes me want to take it, just curious how it was for carryon.
 
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7/6/2018 7:50 AM
 
Kurt-TX wrote:
I think I have the load lifters pulled incorrectly, is there a video on how to 'fit' this pack with a belt?
 
Just to clarify you mean the load lifters at the top of the pack and not the delta straps that go from the sides of the pack to the belt?  If it is the former then this video should help you out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GxIY5PcnXQ

 


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
 
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7/6/2018 7:52 AM
 
Vette114 wrote:
Question for the AHBC owners, anyone use it as carryon? Have some traveling coming up and the comfort of the AHBC makes me want to take it, just curious how it was for carryon.

 

The Aston House was designed as a business travel pack. Until I slowed down last year the production sample was used at least once a week for travel since we got it.  I my opinion it excels for that, because that is what it was designed for really.  As the AHBC has the same dimensions it should work fine. I know of one guy who has been hopping planes it seems like every other day with the AHBC and he loves 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
 
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7/6/2018 8:01 AM
 
Rgr that, thanks for the quick response!
 
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7/13/2018 10:42 PM
 
This pack is at the top of my list. Anyone have any loadout pictures? Trying to gauge if it will work for my overnight setup
 
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9/20/2018 12:57 PM
 

I'm thinking that if there was some sort of a sheath for the gun to slide in an out of then you would limit the some of the potential hang ups of packing around it.

I've done the same with a laptop and laptop sleeve out of the top zip.

For something like a gun that will rest on the bottom of the bag you could probably use one of those foam dividers with a strip of velcro hook on either end and bow it a bit to make a little pocket.  Or repurpose a soft sided foam gun case.  Both would take up space but could offer much easier usage.

 
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10/23/2018 9:44 AM
 
Quick question: I just ordered a butt pack and the AHBC. Would it be possible, for a bit of extra space, to use the buttpack as a "brain" for the AHBC?

I'm hoping it will be, and I've got a box of qasm buckles that I can use to make it work, but I'm impatient to get the pack and test it.
 
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11/8/2018 11:01 AM
 

To answer my own question: yes! It is possible.

My question for scott and evan... why did you not have male buckles on one side and female on the other for the panel? It seems like that would make both the pack itself match the other paks in the lineup better as well as making the aston panel easier to attach to other packs.  

I have replaced them so that the panel can be removed easily and the straps just used as compression straps. 

 
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12/22/2018 7:15 AM
 
Tom I obviously have benefitted from your desire to make improvements, and so I don't even really know what they come like stock...

But what I wanted to add was that I was constantly stressing about how to carry my laptop in the AHBC... well it turns out that the interior mesh sleeve pocket is perfect for slipping my Macbook Pro into, I have a protective case on it, and that pocket does not go all the way to the bottom so it suspends it perfectly there. It's the new 13", but the older 15" would fit as well I think.,.

My next goal is to see how I can permanently involve a v2 Pals pocket in it's day-to-day. But I really do love this pack.
 
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1/7/2019 8:56 PM
 

Any chance you could share a photo of your set-up?  Would like to do the same.  Thanks!

 
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1/29/2019 2:15 PM
 
Good afternoon gentlemen. I recently took delivery of an AHBC. I'm pretty excited about getting this pack as it looks like it will serve a number of different needs.
My pack did not come with a belt. I've been doing some reading at it looks like the consensus is that the Umlindi, due to its size and capacity, can use the Prairie or Recon belts with equal levels of comfort. Since the AHBC has a larger capacity, do you recommend the Prairie belt? I don't foresee needing the belt at all until winter breaks and I start doing more overnight hikes and trips.
 
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2/3/2019 7:48 PM
 
Either belt will work just fine with the BC in my opinion, but you save 1/4 lb. with the Recon. Did you get the AH Pocket or the Panel? Just curious I have the panel, and wondered what your experience with the pocket is if you have one.
 
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2/5/2019 7:29 PM
 

Any other color options coming up anytime soon?

 
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7/11/2019 10:04 AM
 
Quinton wrote:

Any other color options coming up anytime soon?

I'm hoping for a Black Multicam AHBC with Black panel. 

 
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7/20/2019 5:57 PM
 
Is anyone running an AHBC with packbucket? IF so, can you please post a pic of the pack and the connection points.
 
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9/11/2019 10:16 AM
 
@L1ndsay1


Here are some photos and a description of my mods:

https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/hpg-aston-house-backcountry-and-m2016-butt-pack-mods.235082/
 
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Today @ 8:10 AM
 
I am getting ready to order an AHBC. I see the M2016 I have can be easily used as a lid on the AHBC. I have a couple of quick questions. I have a Tarapocket. Am I correct in assuming if a Palspocket can be used in place of the Aston Pocket then my Tarapocket will work as well? If I decide to go with the Aston pocket does it work with the Pocket Harness? Thank you in advance.
 
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Today @ 8:31 AM
 
Yes, the Tarapocket can be rigged to work in place of the Aston Pocket. No, the Aston Pocket doesn't work as a Pocket Harness. It's not a true "pocket" in HPG terms, more of a compression panel with a little bit of storage on it.

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