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-The key job of a hiking pole is: PREVENT FALLS!
-The BigStik TwinWall does that job better than any other hiking tool.

• lifetime breakage warranty - we send you a new Section.
  • feels good in your hand, builds trust in your brain.
    • surface spiral pattern for a secure grip anywhere.
      • joints have zero wiggle and impossible to collapse.
        •10,000+ mile Monster Carbide tip sticks everywhere.
          • a short packed-up length of 18 inches.
            • instant height changes with Prussik Hand Strap.
              • long list of options & accessories.
                • US Patent: 8,136,542 and Made In USA.
                  • Never feels hot under the sun or cold in the winter.
                    • BigStiks have been on the trail since 2008.

$279.95 - TwinWall 56" BigStik™ (and a free PillBottle Stove) - A packable hiking staff with four Sections (add more below...) that won't break - even if you smack a coconut open, or whack a bear between the ears, or do chin-ups, or compete in a Bo Staff battle. Nothing comes close to its strength and durability.

The Monster Carbide tip will show shome wear after 10,000 miles but will still stick good on all trail surfaces. Four spiral edges dig in anywhere... granite, sandstone, wood, concrete, ice, even metal beams. You stab a snake with this tip and that snake is no longer a threat.

The TwinWall BigStik is unique because it laminates carbon tubing over aluminum tubing. Carbon fiber tubing is known for its superior stiffness and light weight, but can get crushed if jammed sideways. Aluminum tubing is known for its crush resistance, but is not as stiff and can ping and vibrates. We marry the two by bonding Easton aluminum tubing inside the directionally layered carbon tube, so you get a structural combination that is ideal for a hiking staff. The TwinWall BigStik will last a lifetime. The patented overlapping joints deliver strength and rigidity that exceeds the tubing. All other types of hiking pole joints will wiggle, collapse, unscrew, slip, or jam. The BigStik floats with no water leaking thru the joints. There are no gritty/wobbly threaded or telescoping joints, no bungee cords, no moving parts. Super stiff - in a deflection test, the TwinWall BigStik is stiffer than steel pipe electrical conduit, or fat bamboo, or any wood staff.

You will love the hand feel and secure grip of the carbon outer tube (7/8" / 22mm). The tight spiral surface pattern delivers high grip for both your hand and the cord of the Slide/Lock Handstrap that uses a Prussik knot for instant grip. The outer carbon tube never feels hot in the sun or cold in winter. Silent when hiking on hard rocks... no ringing or pinging like aluminum hiking poles.

You receive three 14" long Upper Sections and one 14" long Monster Carbide Tip Section. The Texas Toothpick is not included. Total weight of the four Sections is 15oz. Also includes a rubber top cap and the patented Slide/Lock Handstrap for instant height adjustment. You can flip your BigStik upside down to use the rubber tip on pavement. Packs down in 5 seconds to 18" long.

Free Shipping to 50 States and Canada.
$31 -- International Shipping. USPS Air Mail postage for one BigStik to Europe and most other countries.

$12.00-- Texas Toothpick Swap - with your order of the TwinWall BigStik- Instead of the standard male joint, we put the Texas Toothpick on one of the Sections. Dig holes, self-defense, camera monopod, spear, tent stake, more.

$18.00 -- Flashlight and Set of 3 Secret Vials - Slides inside any BigStik. The 1000 lumen waterproof flashlight comes with two AAA batteries. The plastic test tubes with stoppers hold about 20ml of your favorite liquid.... or candy, pills, water treatment powder, etc. One tube will slide down inside any BigStik section. They can't fall out the bottom of the Section.

$65 -- Add a 14" TwinWall Section - 2.6 ounces [70 grams] To make a 70 inch BigStik, add this Section. To make an 84" BigStik, add two. To reach the moon, add 1.082 billion Sections.
$70.00-- TwinWall Texas Toothpick 14" Section - You can put this Toothpick Section into the BigStik at the bottom, in the middle or at the top. You can jam the Toothpick into the dirt for a camera monopod, or a shelter pole. Also great as a deterrent to any animal threatening you. We polish the point so it is not sharp like a knife... but you can sharpen it with a file or sandpaper to make an edge that will cut. The 7075-T9 aluminum is about equal to cheap steel for holding an edge. The unassembled length is 21 inches.
$65 -- Custom Length FF TwinWall Section - 11" to 19" Female socket at both ends. Tell us the length you need. One FF is used in the middle to make a long pole with multiple MF Sections on each side. For instance, to make a hammock spreader bar.
$65 -- Custom Length MF TwinWall Section - 11" to 19" One end is male, the other end is female. Tell us the length you need. One FF is used in the middle to make a long pole with multiple MF Sections on each side. For instance, to make a hammock spreader bar.
$85 -- 14" TwinWall Monster Carbide Tip - fits only the TwinWall BigStik. Delivers an amazing 'Swing Inertia' that enables you to plant the tip exactly where you wanted it on the trail.. no deflections from weeds or wind or muscle twitches.
>>>The Monster Carbide Tip has no match in the world of hiking poles. It will never wear out, even if you hike a thousand miles a year for the rest of your life and hand it down to your grandson and he does the same. The bottom TwinWall Section has a milling machine bit that is hunk of solid carbide 3/8" diameter, 2.5" long with 4 spiral flutes. We epoxy the bit inside the TwinWall tube with a crosstube to prevent sliding in. The carbide sticks out an inch and cuts into soft or hard rocks. You will love it when you discover how the TwinWall BigStik with the two ounce carbide tip delivers inertia as you swing it with each step. It lands where you aimed, it does not get deflected by a weed or a little muscle twitch.

>>>The patented Slide/Lock Handstrap enables you to make your BigStik any hand-to-ground length you need in one second by using your thumb to slide the prussik knot up or down as you swing your arm forward. It is not a wrist strap, it's a HAND strap that you can instantly let go if necessary. On the top, there is a rubber cane tip so you can flip the BigStik upside down to use the rubber cap on pavement and inside buildings. The BigStik is hollow when you take off the Tip Section... you can divert water from sources you can't reach with your arms. You will feel totally secure leaning all your weight on just one BigStik going down the steepest hills. Your other hand is free for taking pictures, balancing, gripping rocks and trees, and swatting mosquitoes.

$179.95 -- 56 inch Carbon SingleWall BigStik™ - Like the Twinwall except the three top Sections are carbon with no inner aluminum layer and the tip Section is aluminum with epoxy glass fill, not the Monster Carbide Tip. Weight is 8oz. You can add a Section of any length... scroll down to "Create Your Custom BigStik. Free Shipping to 50 States and Canada.

Calorie Burn Information: Want to carry less food and not get hungry?... hike with ONE BigStik. Want to burn more calories to lose weight?... then buy two BigStiks. In the Feb 19, 2013 issue at www.gizmag.com: "According to the American Nordic Walking Association walking with two poles burns more that 40 percent more calories per hour and works more muscles than normal walking." If you are a long distance hiker, then use one BigStik and, on easy trail sections, swing it horizontally in your hand for the most efficient natural stride... allowing you to carry less food weight.

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$79.95 -- 56" Alloy BigStik™ with Texas Toothpick. - The strongest aluminum hiking pole you can buy because it's made with 3/4" anodized 7075-T9 Easton aluminum tubing. No bending with all your weight on it. Lifetime breakage warranty. The top three 14" Sections are hollow so you can divert water from a stream or seep into your bottle. Also, you can leave one Section at home to make walking cane (T-tops in accessories below). The patented joints have no wiggle and cannot slip or collapse and are stronger than the tubing. One of the 14" Sections has the Texas Toothpick. The bottom 14" Section has an Epoxy/Glass filled Tip that grips great on rocks. Also includes a removeable rubber top cap and a rubber Hand Grip. You can position the Hand Grip anywhere you like. Packs down to 19" long. Weighs 8.5 ounces (245gm). The accessories below will fit. Free Shipping to 50 States and Canada. Scroll down to add international postage or fast shipping. We make the BigStik in Texas in our orivate machine shop.

$55 -- 14" Monster Carbide Tip - for original Single Wall BigStiks, Carbon or Alloy. Compare with the standard carbide tip... which one do you trust to dig in and keep you from falling? Sticks good where other tips slip. 10,000+ miles won't wear it out. Easy to cut the aluminum tube shorter with a hacksaw or tubing cutter, or tell us the length you want.
$20 -- Prussik Slide/Lock Hand Strap - 0.4 ounces [10 grams] Instant height adjustment as you walk. Your BigStik will be the exact height you want for each step up or down steep trails. You move it as you swing your arm forward by pushing up or down on the prussik knot... but locks instantly with pressure down on the loop strap. (may be red or green).
$17 -- 14" Aluminum Tip with epoxy/glass fill for 2,000+ mile life - 2.0 ounces [55 grams], Plugs into single wall or TwinWall BigStiks. Easy to cut shorter with a hacksaw or tubing cutter.
$30 -- Custom Length Alloy Section - 11" to 19"
Tell us the length you need.
$45 -- Custom Length Single Wall Carbon Section - 11" to 19"
Tell us the length you need.
$24 -- Gig Tip - 4 oz. Three prong tip is a stainless steel frog gig. Spear that fish for dinner, or sticks really good on ice or deep leaf cover. 3 ounces
$7 -- Foam grip. This is a foam bicycle handlebar grip that you can position anywhere along the staff. Usually positioned near the middle to grab when holding the BigStik horizontal and swinging your arms on easy trail sections (the fastest and most efficient human stride).
$23 -- Gold Tube Shelter Pole Extender

Plugs in at the top. You can set the length of your BigStik in one inch increments from one to seven inches. Can't be used while hiking.
$20 -- Add Muscle Roller to a Carbon or TwinWall BigStik

Installs on a Carbon or TwinWall Section. Plastic rollers held in place with rubber collars. Easy to remove. Weighs 2 oz with 10 rollers.
$22 -- Professional Camera Mount - Has a 1/4-20 bolt with a 3/8-16 screw-on adapter to fit all cameras. Plugs into the top of any BigStik.

$25 -- Wood Cane Top. Light weight varnished carved wood. Brown color. Plugs into the top of any BigStik.

$45 -- Brass Cane Top (NOT ultralight) Heavy Solid Brass - 12oz - good for self-defense. Plugs into the top of any BigStik.

$26 -- Carbon "T" Top. Includes a 5 inch and 2 inch sleeve so you can add 2, 5, or 7 inches to your cane height. The top is a carbon fabric tube. Plugs into the Alloy or TwinWall BigStiks. Won't work in a single wall carbon BigStik.

$22 -- Carbon "T" Top with Texas Toothpick. Light weight carbon fiber 3/4" tubing handle with a Texas Toothpick joint. Plugs into the top of any BigStik, Alloy or Carbon.

$20 -- Crutch Top / Shelter Pole Base - Aluminum tube with pipe foam. Plugs into the top of any BigStik. Flying??... make your BigStik into a crutch and have no problems walking with it onto the plane. Or flip the BigStik upside down and use the Crutch Top as the base plate at the bottom for a shelter pole inside your tent.

$35 -- Brass Ball Top Toothpick (NOT ultralight!). Brass ball is filled with lead shot and weighs 10 ounces, like a small hammer. Makes an effective defensive weapon. The Texas Toothpick is made with aluminum and is not sharp enough to cut... but will poke a nice hole in a coconut. Slides into the top of any BigStik with a friction fit... no threads or connectors. The Toothpick end has a slot that enables you to break off the point if you accidentally take it on a flying trip.
$15 -- Rubber Tip/Cap Set. Two rubber tips. One is a big heavy duty rubber tip with a steel washer at the bottom and fits over the Monster Carbide tip. The other is light and small for the top of the Staff. Good for sidewalks, airports, paved paths.
$15 -- 4 inch tip with snow basket. You remove the 14" Tip Section that came with your BigStik. Slide the snow basket and then the hollow 4" aluminum tube onto the male joint of any carbon or alloy section. Makes your BigStik about 10 inches shorter. Weighs 0.8 ounces.
$10 -- Camera Screw Mount
Rubber cap with 1/4-20 bolt for small cameras and other devices. Bolt is easily pushed down so it does not hit your palm.
$20 -- Shooters/Telephoto Rest. V rest for the gun stock. Includes the rubber top cap with screw. Also works great to support a big telephoto camera lense.

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$31.98 - PillBottle Stove - No odor, no soot, no smoke. (does not use Esbit tablets.) The PillBottle Stove takes less room in your pack than any other camp stove. You can even put this little cooker in your airline carryon luggage... (take the hand sanitizer bottle you are now allowed to carry onboard and fill it with grain alcohol). Unlike the classic soda-can stove, the PillBottle Stove gets hot instantly, no waiting a couple of minutes to reach operating temperature. Carry a small bottle of alcohol for multi-day trips. You can use any flammable liquid, even gasoline or HEET, but 190 proof grain alcohol is best... no smoke or soot and high BTUs. Even if the water boils over, the flame keeps burning.

The stove uses porous round Fuel Pills that soak up alcohol. You set your pot on top of two Pills and light them. You can heat two pots at the same time using all four Pills. Can't spill or leak or break. Weighs 2.5 ounces. The Fuel Pills never wear out...you soak them in alcohol again and again to recharge. You can cook big pots with multiple stacks of Pills. It takes only 5 minutes to heat the 12 ounces of water needed to pour into a two-serving freeze dried meal bag. (Note to conserve fuel: water for coffee or dried foods does not need to be heated to boiling... 190+ degrees works great.) The Pill Bottle Stove with fuel weighs less than a canister stove to heat the same amount of water for a multi-day hike. The Pill Bottle plus two tiny wine bottles of alcohol will boil a total of three gallons of water on a long trip or for a big group. And you can roast marshmallows or hotdogs with a tall flame... just like a wood campfire. To extinguish, blow it out - or set an upside down cup over the pills. The Pills are cool to pickup in 15 seconds to put back in the bottle to recharge. Handmade in Texas from all natural materials. Free USA shipping.

The label inside the jar has complete instructions...

$12 - International Postage for PillBottle Stove mailed to Europe, Japan, Australia and most other countries.

New for 2021 - Carbon Fiber and Kevlar Fabric

New for 2021 - Click-In Hook Belt

'OneKG' StackPack 66 liter
External Frame Backpack
$389 - StackPack 'OneKG' (2.2lbs) 66 liter External Frame Backpack with 3 Barrel Bags and Hook Belt - 20th Anniversary Special: We include these free accessories: PCT Front Pack, SitPad, and Back Straps (see below). These accessories are easily removed. Yes, this pack is 35 ounces... lighter than any other 66 liter pack you can buy. The 66 liter capacity is all inside the waterproof Bags, we are not adding in the volume of mesh pockets, etc, like other packs do. Weighs a pound less than all the popular packs that have half the capacity. And you can take the frame apart to fit into a 16" pizza box or a small tent bag for airline carryon or global shipping. Fast and easy to assemble. The volume of the three Barrel Bags delivers plenty of room for all your ultralight gear and food and water for a week long trek. If you need to carry huge quantities of gear, you can add the Big Load options listed below to carry 4 or 5 Barrel Bags. The frame top section is a slider that telescopes up and down to fit any torso length, guy or gal, from kid to basketball player. Use the PCT Front Pack for even more capacity and to optimumize your center of gravity for easy walking. Free USA shipping. [Note: Ten years ago, the Post Office and UPS used to charge about $18 to ship the StackPack. Now they are charging $35-$45 to ship the big lightweight box we use to ship the assembled pack.] Scroll down for international shipping buttons.

NEW: Our patented Pak-Flat frame can be taken apart and packed down flat for flying or biking. The entire pack... frame, belt, bags will fit into a 16" pizza box. The frame uses no screws or bolts... precision machined joints fit with no wiggle and do not work loose while hiking. The frame with shoulder straps weighs only 16 ounces and can be used without the Hook Belt for small loads. We make the StackPacks in Lake Jackson, Texas. The aluminum frame is cut, machined, and assembled in our shop from Easton tubing. The Barrel Bags are cut and sewn in our sewing room using American made racing sailboat fabrics.

The Hook Belt will fit a 24 to 40 inch waist (optional larger size below). The frame shelf holds your gear weight down low creating a stable center of gravity with no towering pack (like in the movie 'Wild') catching on low branches or rock overhangs. The standard Hook Belt will be very comfortable if your BMI is near average. You should look at some of the many options below if you are very tall, or thin, or overweight, or have old injuries, or need to carry more weight for longer distances, or travel by jetplane or motorcycle or bicycle.

(If you want to investigate more technical details, please scroll down. If you want to really enjoy your next adventure, click the above 'Add to Cart' button now and place your order right now.)

The fabric is shiny black triple layer racing sail fabric that does not get hot in the sun... and dirt does not stick to the shiny surface. You don't carry a raincover because the StackPack is totally waterproof and absorbs no rainwater (where most packs gain 1-2 lbs when the fabric gets rain soaked.)

The three Barrel Bags will hold 66 liters of gear... plenty of room for a hiker carrying a deluxe set of ultralight gear. You might ask why we use round bags, not rectangular... that is because any fabric bag stuffed tight will end up round. And all pack bags should be stuffed full to keep the load stable and quiet. With three Bags, every piece of your gear is easy to reach in a few seconds via the full width velcro openings. No zippers to jam or rip open or leak. If you need even more room you can add the optional BigLoad Tube and carry four or five Barrel Bags.

The standard endcap fabric on the Barrel Bags is a semi-transparent racing sailboat fabric with a grid of carbon and kevlar fibers. Barrel Bag seams are waterproofed... you can lay the frame down on the water and float it across a steam and nothing inside will get wet. You can add the Front Pack and other accessories listed below to best fit your style and mission. The pack with the included accessoriess weighs 2lb 10 ounces.

The StackPack does not squeeze your back like an internal frame pack... it floats an inch or two away from your spine. You can wear a down parka and it will not get compressed. The Mesh Back Panels allow you to tighten up the shoulder straps and keep the pack tight against your back if you are running/jumping a trail section. The SitPad shown in the photos creates an instant high back trail chair and protects the bottom Barrel Bag if you set your pack down in thorns or knarly rocks. It may be black or white. Lifetime Warranty, 30 Day Free Trial, and Free USA Shipping (scroll down for international shipping) If the StackPack does not work for you, just send it back for a full refund.

Hello Bruce,
"We bought two 'scratch and dent' Luxurylite packs from you years ago....
-- Debbie Kramer -2018
P.S. It's still the most comfortable pack either of us have worn. And since I herniated L5-S1 a few years ago, the ONLY pack I will wear. I'm so grateful that it exists :)"

If you want to shop the dozens of options to customize your StackPack, please scroll down for more info. If you want to really enjoy your next adventure, click the above 'Add to Cart' button now and place your order right now.)

>>>Download the StackPack User Guide (1.5 meg MSWord file)

$25 - SitPad & Shelf - The SitPad & Shelf is attached to the frame shelf and folds out to make the StackPack into a cushioned high back lounge chair. You can set the pack frame to any lean angle from straight up... or way back to take a nap. When hiking the SitPad wraps over the bottom Barrel Bag to stop wear and tear when you set the pack down on rocks or thorns or sharp junk in the truck. You can attach a second or third Sitpad as a Shelf so it sits on top of a bear canister so the Barrel Bag will not get worn against the sharp edges of the canister. Or you can add a Shelf at the top to make it fast and easy to attach/detach your foam pad. Color is white or black.
$27 - Add one End Pocket to a Barrel Bag - The pocket is made with clear vinyl made for sail windows with a 3-1/2" hole in the middle so you can see what you stuffed in there (not the mesh pocket shown in the pack photos). Any cellphone will slip in, or snacks, or Swiss Army knife, etc. Or print an ad for your business and slip it inside. Drain hole at the bottom.

$15 - Upgrade to XL Hook Belt - Longer webbing strap fits 35" to 55" waistlines.

When you hike with the StackPack there is no more:
• adjusting dozens of straps,
• fixing jammed zippers, (none)
• packing stuff sacks,
• sweaty back in summer, (full ventilation)
• cold back in winter, (no compression of jacket down)
• unpacking everything to find one thing on the bottom
• stopping to put on the rain cover, (rainproof)
• fighting the bear canister, (totally visible)
• clicking/unclicking a sternum strap, (none)
• pack tipping over into the mud, (stands on its own)
• walking hunched over to balance your load,
• picking thorns out of your waist belt,
• wiping mud off your waist belt,
• carrying a little rucksack for side trips,
• re-organizing all your stuff inside your tent,
• leaving your pack on at the rest stop.

$55 - StackPack Air Mail shipping to Japan, Australia, EU, and many other countries.
$35 - USPS shipping to Canada.
$45 - UPS 2nd Day Air shipping option to 50 States for one Stackpack.

"Muchas Gracias mi amigo," Denis (Red Leader) Hazlewood...

"I have been proudly carrying my LuxuryLite backpack since 2003, when Bruce put one together for me at his booth at the ADZPCTKO (Annual Day Zero Pacific Crest Trail Kick Off), at Lake Morena, CA."

"During these fifteen years I estimate I've carried the LuxuryLite on more than fifty five backpack trips, and, several dozen dayhikes. My LuxuryLite has been to the Grand Canyon, the Lost Coast, five National Parks, eight State Parks, and at least a dozen Wilderness Areas."

"In all those years, on solo hikes, and leading trips for our backpacking group, Carrying A Good Thing Too Far, I've only carried one other pack one time, when I loaned my LuxuryLite to a woman who had never carried a backpack before. I wanted to be sure she'd have pleasant memories of her first backpacking experience. (and she bought one right after)"

"All these years on the trail, I've been asked about my unique ["I've never seen a backpack like that before, tell me about it."] LuxuryLite, by uncounted numbers of hikers, and know that I've sold that pack to at least seven hikers, just because I couldn't shut up about how much I LOVE THIS BACKPACK. I've backpacked since 1967, and carried about twenty different backpacks; believe me: This is THE ONE."

"I use the *original* hook-belt model, and have carried as much as fifty five pounds, with no pain, or problems. Also, the LuxuryLite carries one small cylinder, for a day hike, with no problems at all. Most backpacks don't work well without, at least, some kind of load. Not so with the LuxuryLite; a little or a lot, it does the job with style, and in comfort."

"And then there's the personal service you get from Bruce. Got a problem? Call Bruce and get it straightened out, right now. This guy is amazing, and a hoot to *brag and lie* with; after all, he IS from Texas."

$15 - Back Straps. If you really like the hug-tight feel of internal frame packs, you will like this pair of breathable fabric straps that hug your back and add comfort when carrying big loads. But your back is still totally ventilated. Colors may vary. You can tighten up the two shoulder straps to make the pack hug you tight for technical trail sections. Easy to install or remove... just take off the Slider and slip them up off the vertical tubes. 0.8oz.

$20 - Hook Belt Pad Set. If your body type is very thin, or you are under 65 inches tall and normal weight, these pads can let you hike longer and not have sore spots at the end of the day. Also very beneficial if you have a bad back and need to set the shoulder straps loose so there is no weight compressing your spine. You get a neoprene waist wrap that goes under your clothes and two hip pads that can positioned anywhere along the Hook Belt to cushion your hip bones.

$45 - Black nylon oxford coated 18x10 inch Barrel Bag. Very tough and durable. Waterproof. Weighs 6oz. - Free shipping.
$85 - 22 liter, 3.8oz, 17x10" Extremelight Barrel Bag - 1335 cuin. No other thru-hike proven pack bag that holds 22 liters comes close to this weight. Three of these Barrel Bags weigh 11.4 ounces and will easily hold 40-50 lbs of gear and supplies. No zippers to jam and fail and leak. The full width opening uses OneWrap velcro. Sewn in Texas using PM02 black gridstop laminated racing sailcloth made in the USA. End caps may be clear X-ply fabric as shown in the StackPack photo. Does not fray, get sticky, or attract dirt. Wipes totally clean with a wet paper towel. Waterproof in a rainstorm or floating across a stream. Because the outer layer is bonded laminated film it absorbs no water (most backpacks soak up a pound of water when wet.) Free shipping.

$95 - 22 liter - 17x10" ToughSkin Barrel Bag - no pockets. 1335 cuin. Weighs 12oz. Made with woven fabric infused and coated on both sides with slick plastic. Color is off-white gray/blue. Fireproof, the fabric will not catch fire like cordura nylon. Very rainproof. Very tough... carry tools, fossils, etc, toss it across the river, slide it down the cliff with no damage.

$85 - Stackpack BigLoad Package. You get the Frame Riser Shelf that pushes the weight up higher so it feels like the balance of a typical internal frame pack. If you need to carry more gear volume and/or weight, these two Frame Upgrades are a good choice. Carry bulky items like a chainsaw or firewood. Comes with two 3" and two 6" spacer tubes so you can set a shelf spacing of 3, 6, or 9". Add the BigLoad Tube on the Frame Slider to set the shoulder strap height independent of the number of Barrel Bags you are stacking on the top Shelf. The BigLoad Tube is also good if you want to put weight onto the shoulder straps, not just the waist belt... for a feel like traditional internal frame packs. Note: The BigLoad Tube can be used with the WildWheels, but the Frame Riser Shelf cannot be used with the WildWheels.

$15 - StackPack BigLoad Tube. If you won't be needing the added height of the Riser Shelf, you can buy this tube alone. You slide the BigLoadTube onto the Frame Slider. This allows you to set the shoulder strap height independent of the number of Barrel Bags you are stacking on the Frame Shelf. The BigLoadTube makes it easy to put more weight on the shoulder straps and less on the waist belt.

$35 - PCT Front Pack - It's a Hydration Pack / Rucksack / Food Bag / Camera Bag / Map Case. This unique Front Pack makes your total load feel 10 lbs lighter because the Front Pack hangs out in front counterbalancing the weight inside the backpack. Proven on many PCT and AT thruhikes. You can snug up the straps to keep it tight against your chest when you going up or down steep/rough trails. The clear pocket on top holds your maps, permits, and you can operate your touch screen phone through the plastic cover. The bottom of the Front Pack has a beaver tail strap that slips behind the pack's waist belt, carrying most of the weight. Each top strap is looped over the top posts on the StackPack frame. Three compartments... in the middle compartment you put snacks, camera, GPS, etc; and the large compartment will hold four 1 liter water bottles.. a whole gallon. A DayPack too... the straps can be buckled on to the bottom to make a little BACKpack for side trips or water refills. Made in China. 600 cuin capacity, weighs 9 oz, 12" x 18" flat with 9x12 clear vinyl window.

"I recently received a luxurylite back pack for fathers day from my kids. They knew I was going to Philmont... and knew that I was getting tired of my old heavy back pack... I love the backpack and it did exceptionally well during our 80 miles at Philmont.
On one occasion, our crew opted to hike down to Cyphers mine with our lunches and eat there. So instead of someone empting their pack, I had already detached my top bag(smellables) and my bottom bag was empty from setting our tents up. So I took the middle bag off, reattached the bottom bag and filled it with all our lunches and I carried it to Cyphers mine. I barely knew it was on my back.
The only thing that would come close to being a problem while on my trek would be occasionally the frame would pop out of the hook. But, I learned that as soon as I put the pack on I immediately adjusted it from side to side to insure myself that it was completely in the hook.
I love the concept of the three external bags. I could separate my equipment and know exactly where each item I was looking for was located. Thank you so much for this exceptional product. I am sure the "wear and tear" is not any different than any other product. I do a lot of backpacking and the Philmont trek was my first to try this pack out. I can't wait to hit the Buffalo River with my new toy." --Scott

$35 - StackPack Airport Wheels - Turns your StackPack into a wheelie bag for airport travel. Plugs into the bottom of the frame in 5 seconds. Then slide the shoulder straps to max length and pull the frame top tube to its full 36 inch height and roll your new luggage on any hard surface, inside or outside. The Airport Wheels split into two pieces that fit inside a Coro-Case or Barrel bag when not in use. The StackPack frame will sit on the Hook Belt with the Airport Wheels still mounted. Weighs 4 ounces. You can use our optional 14" wide Barrel Bags or the CoroCase for a totally legal carryon size for the overhead bin.

$29 - StackPack Umbrella - Hike in the shade all the time! Plugs into the top tube extensions on either side of the StackPack frame. Weighs 7oz. Packs down to 7" long, 2" diameter, so it stores easily in any Barrel Bag or inside the Front Pack. The opened diameter is 36". You can slide your hand up and collapse the umbrella instantly for tight trail sections. The aluminum shaft telescopes so you can set how close it is above your head. Also use it while sitting in the StackPack Lounge Chair to keep the sun off you or to see your phone screen. Or stop the acorns from smacking onto your head.

............s StackPack WildWheels

$125 - StackPack WildWheels - Plugs into the StackPack frame. Can be stored against the frame behind the Barrel Bags when you want to scramble or climb. For short rough spots, leave the WildWheels attached and hoist the pack onto the Hook Belt and hike with the wheels hanging below the pack. They will not hit your legs as you walk. Free USA Shipping.
Converts your StackPack into an ultralight Hiking Trailer that will roll over 90% of wilderness trails. The WildWheels connectors slide up into the bottom of the StackPack Frame and are held to the frame with the Shoulder Strap clips. No bolts, or screws, or hinges. It takes only 10 seconds to attach or detach. If you have a pack that weighs 40lbs the wheels will carry about 30lbs leaving only 10lbs on the Hook Belt. Very stable with a 19" width that rolls down narrow trails. Delivers a smooth ride over rocks, gullies, roots, gravel, smoothly rolls up or down building stairways. If the trail gets too knarly or too vertical just lift the StackPack and set it onto the Hook Belt with the WildWheels hanging down. Walk until the next rolling section, then lift off the pack, extend the shoulder straps to full length and drop the top bar into the Hook to roll on down the trail. Heading into a long stretch of climbing/scrambling/snow.... you can pull the wheels out and stow them up high behind the Barrel Bags. They will even roll great in that position like wheeled airport luggage.

The wheels have sealed ball bearings so you can roll through mud, under water, and along a sandy beach with no problems. The solid tires (no flats) will last thousands of miles. And the wheels are easy to replace... held on with a nylock stainless steel nut. Constructed of anodized aluminum tubing with epoxy bonded joints. Never rusts or corrodes. You can strap heavy gear like ammo boxes to the WildWheels frame... or give the kid a ride! Weight is 2lbs.... the StackPack with WildWheels weighs 4.2lbs, less than almost all other wilderness backpacks.

$105 - Telescoping Pak-Flat Frame with Shoulder Straps. Build your own custom pack for metro travel or wild adventures. This telescoping aluminum frame fits any torso length, child to adult, guy or gal, no compromise on comfort. Mount any bag or container you want to use. The maximum height of 36 inches gives you the room for any pack bag you might want to mount to the frame. The frame with shoulder straps weighs only 16 ounces. It can be taken apart to pack flat to fit in a 16" pizza box or a stuff sack like in the picture.

$35 - Standard Hook Belt fits 24 - 40 inch waist. Will work on any LuxuryLite pack frame made since 2002. Weighs 8oz. This new version makes it easy to lock the belt's Hook to the frame tube using a loop of velcro for hikers into running and jumping down the trail.

Technical Information Sheets

Ultralight but very tough and durable for weekend trails or border-to-border thru-hikes. Includes the telescoping aluminum Frame that is hand made in our shop in Texas from USA made tubing. The Frame and padded shoulder straps will fit any torso length, child to adult, guy or gal, no compromise on comfort. No sternum strap needed because you can slide the shoulder straps along the top bar. The shoulder strap attachment point can be moved up or down while you are walking to shift weight from waist to shoulders. Bad back?... you cut set the frame and shoulder straps to put all the weight on the Hook Belt and none on your shoulders. The Hook Belt fits waists from 24 to 40 inches (optional large size below).

'Even Flow' Olsen, April 2017 -- "Just ordered a barrel bag for my old original luxurylite external backpack. (2005) Mine was red and you put my trail name on it. Its a great piece of equipment. I have used other backpacks, but always come back to yours. It is the Goldilocks of backpacks - right between the old externals and internals. I carry between 28 and 31 lbs for a week of hiking. Iíll be doing a section of the AT late April to late May. Your backpack always creates interest when Iím with other hikers. When I show them all the features they are impressed. It has held up well. I did sew a waterproof patch over one hole - easy to do, no leaks. The internal backpackers are jealous because I can get into my stuff easier then they can. They all love that it can be use as a chair."

The 66liter StackPack with no accessories weighs 1kg (2lb 3oz), with all the accessory pads it weighs 2lb 12oz. 40-50% less than other packs.

• The NorthFace Terra50 weighs 4lbs, the Osprey Atmos is 4lbs.
• The Kelty Yukon weighs 5lbs, the ULA Airex is 2lb 7oz.
• A 100 Liter StackPack (four 20x10 Bags) weighs 2lb 12oz.
• The Gregory Denali 100 is 6lb 4oz.

• You can sit a little kid on the frame shelf and carry him, or a big chainsaw.
• For little side trips, use the frame with one Barrel Bag and no Hook Belt, like a rucksack.
• The telescoping aluminum frame fits any torso from 5ft to 7 ft... no pins or clamps.
• No shoulder pressure, no spine compression when you set the shoulder straps loose.
• The Hook Belt can be set for a 24-44 inch waistline (optional belt for 35-55in)
• Gear packed with the weight not centered?... rotate the Hook Belt to compensate.
• Carry any heavy item or bear canister on the frame's bottom shelf.
• Frame telescopes down to 22 inches, legal for airline carryons.
• Frame is very strong, tested to hold 200lbs.

• Lifetime Warranty; 30 Day Free Trial.

On a budget?...You can carry more weight in comfort with your favorite old pack by mounting it on the StackPack frame with the Hook Belt.

Touch here to read this entire Review: "I can not recommend this pack enough. As a Scoutmaster for ten years I had an opportunity to try and to see all sorts of external and internal frame packs. This is the best, hands down, in every category. Why do I love this pack Ė Comfortable. No other pack is nearly as comfortable as this. I loaned the pack to my sonís girlfriend for her first backpacking trip ever Ė they came back engaged!! At Philmont... " Tom L. September 2014
The StackPack is the lightest 50+ liter 50lb capacity backpack you can buy. Why? Most people think cloth is lighter than aluminum. Not true. To deliver the same amount of structural support, a fabric/foam structure will weigh about four times an aluminum tube frame. And aluminum tubing is lighter than titanium and totally strong enough for a backpack. The breakthrough Hook Belt™ and individual waterproof fabric Barrel Bags makes backpacking much more fun. Your gear stays organized and accessible inside the individual Barrel Bags. You can keep all dirty/wet gear isolated from food, cameras, clean clothes. Adjust the waist belt once to the perfect fit and leave it that way all day long because you can slip the frame off and on the Hook just like a beltless rucksack. Your torso length does not matter because telescoping frame adjusts from 20 to 32 inches. You can seup the shoulder straps so there is no compression weight on your spinal column. The StackPack is very comfortable because it is COOL... no insulated pads making your back sweaty and irritated..
"Four or five years ago I got a LuxuryLite pack from you and it has extended my outdoor career far longer than my aging back deserves." Frank Z. 3/2010
All the weight of your gear inside the Barrel Bags rests on the shelf at the bottom of the frame. And, you can set any food canister on that shelf with the Barrel Bags stacked on top. The velcro loops that hold the Barrel Bags to the vertical frame tubes are not weight bearing so we can use ultralight fabric without tearing. The Hook Belt supports all the weight while the shoulder straps keep the pack stable, but loose, comfortable, and cool. The Hook Belt means you can set your pack down anytime, anywhere without the waist belt dragging in the dirt, mud, and poison ivy - and it stands upright and rainproof.

The Barrel Bags can be removed in a few seconds to use inside your shelter like duffle bags. Barrel Bags are made from fabric that is light, tough, and waterproof. You can float this pack across a lake and nothing gets wet. Each Barrel Bag has a full-width Velcro closure (no zippers to jam and leak) that makes access to all gear fast and easy. The frame's vertical side rails extend one inch above the horizontal top tube so you can hang the Front Pack, hiking poles, dog leashes, etc.

You can slide the shoulder straps right or left along the frame top tube (even while walking) to perfectly fit your shoulders. The waist belt can be set easily from 24 to 44 inches with a moveable Velcro strap. There is no click-to-open belt buckle; you can change the snugness of the belt by fractions of an inch for optimum comfort. Our Barrel Bags will hold a lot more gear than a typical internal frame pack rated at the same cubic inches. Because there are no wasted corners and no double-counted external pockets.

On the trail since 2005, the StackPack works for overnight trips, national park treks, border-to-border thru-hikes, and any adventure in-between. Yes, it's totally unlike your current pack, like a drone is different from an old RC model airplane.

But you will quickly get used to a pack that you can put on and off in seconds and leaves your torso free to walk and balance naturally. You can configure the StackPack to put no pressure on your shoulders or spine. All the weight can be directed down the aluminum vertical tubes straight to the hip belt and lumbar pad.

The optional Front Pack puts weight out front to correct your center of gravity and make water/maps/GPS/phone instantly handy.

Tap here to read this entire Review: "I cannot recommend this pack enough. As a Scoutmaster for ten years I had an opportunity to try and to see all sorts of external and internal frame packs. This is the best, hands down, in every category. Why do I love this pack Ė Comfortable. No other pack is nearly as comfortable as this. I loaned the pack to my sonís girlfriend for her first backpacking trip ever Ė they came back engaged!! At Philmont... " Tom L. September 2014

You won't miss all those tiny pockets on your current pack because with the Hook Belt it takes only 3 seconds to have the pack standing upright on the ground or on a stump. And the pack is on your back again in 5 seconds. And you never had to unclick or adjust the shoulder straps or waist belt. AND you can use to Front Pack to access all your items while walking along.

The Barrel Bags eliminate Hassle #1 while hiking... and that is finding that thing you need fast! You have multiple Barrel Bags with long velcro openings that let you reach to anywhere inside fast so every piece of gear is just seconds away. Nothing gets buried two feet down at the bottom of your pack. Nothing falls out of little pockets you forgot to zip, nothing gets wet from leaky zippers.

The Barrel Bags give you flexible capacity For little trips you can use just one or two Barrel Bags. Gear junkie? Need even more room?... stack four or five Barrel Bags for over 100 liters. Or add the new Wilderness Wheels to make an ultralight wilderness trailer.

Tune the frame to your body. If you adjust the shoulder straps a little loose there is no weight compressing your spine. If you lower the frame slider and tighten the shoulder straps you can share the load between shoulders and hips. The external frame enables hiking with the coolest and warmest pack design.... in the summer no hot sweaty pads press on your back. The pack pumps cooling air as it moves fore and aft a little with each step. In the winter, you put the Hook Belt on first, then your parka. Your jacket's insulation stays fully lofted. You just lift the jacket tail before dropping the frame onto the Hook.

Captain Caveman... "Another thing I love about your pack is its' all-around versatility. I love having one pack system I take on every trip, whether I am going ultralight for a few nights, or backcountry fishing for weeks at a time. When I go on canoe trips with my little pack canoe, or when I go on long fishing trips where I wade a lot, I add a big dry bag to the system. I love how my big dry bag (seal line pro pack 115L) is easily attached to the pack frame. I keep most of my gear in the original cylinders, like stuff sacks, to keep my gear compartmentalized in the "black hole". It does add a few pounds of course, but its worth it sometimes. I have actually floated my pack with the original gear cylinders on water crossings, and was amazed that it kept all my gear dry! But, with the dry bag, my pack actually becomes a life raft. I can lay on it, and paddle right across a pond! I also usually add a go-lite Ion pack as an additional gear cylinder; I keep my essential items in there, and can quickly grab it for short trips away from camp to fish, or gather, or explore, or whatever... Another way I 'customized' the best pack in the world was to add compression/gear attachment straps to the outside. I loop a daisy chain over the top of the frame, or around the vertical posts. I also threaded a nylon strap thru the tube on the outer edge of of the platform. The strap has an adjustable buckle on it. I put a 1oz carabiner on the daisy chain so it slides down to the center, and run the strap thru the biner, clip it into its' buckle, and tighten it down. It makes an X or hourglass shape over all the gear, with the biner roughly in the center. This makes it super easy to stack something else with the cylinders, like sleeping pad, fly rod case, waders, mesh bag of wet stuff, etc... Your Luxury Lite pack really is super light, super strong, and super versatile. A seriously great piece of gear for every trip I take. If I could only take ONE thing with me into the woods, it would certainly NOT be the luxury lite pack. BUT if I could take 2 or more things, the first thing I would grab is my pack!!!!!"

Ultralight with a total weight of 1 kilogram [2.2lbs, 35oz]. Popular packs are about twice the weight... the NorthFace Terra50 and the Osprey Atmos weigh 4lbs, the Arc'teryx Altra 65 and the Kelty Yukon weigh 5lbs. We achieve this level of performance by using artisan construction processes and the optimum materials in our Texas shop. USA sourced 7075-T9 aluminum tubing and fabric are purchased in small batches and quality tested before production. Calibrated milling machines are operated by hand, three different sewing machines are setup and tuned for different fabric components. We make batches of four at a time to insure the best quality and to speed up incorporating new features and improvements.

The modular construction means you can configure a PCT thru-hike pack or an urban travel pack that exactly matches your mission. And, if you lose or break some piece.... strap, frame tube, barrel bag,... that part can be replaced fast, in the field, at a low cost. Want to design your own pack?... you can buy just the Frame with Shoulder Straps and Hook Belt and mount any other bag/bags. The bottom shelf will hold a bear canister, chainsaw, baby seat, etc. See the pictures below for examples.

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$295 - Complete TV Pack - Includes the first four items listed below. Uses the bolt spacing for the standard small TV mount to allow mounting any 32-40 inch TV. Shelf supports a case or bag to hold gear. No-Tip Shelf not included. Free Shipping.
$155 -- TV Frame & Slider - Includes 27" tall Frame with adjustable shoulder straps and adjustable/removeable 4" wide fabric backstrap. Frame has a bonded crosstube 5" below the top allowing use as a handle to pick up the entire rig. The bottom shelf is 8.25" deep. Includes a 22" tall TV Slider with a crosstube 5" below the top plus four 10" Spacers.
$35 -- TV Mount - Attaches to the back of all small TVs and mates to the TV Slider with two 8" Splicers.
$75 -- Rear Bracket 5" Shelf - Slides into the Shelf Tube of the Frame Shelf to increase shelf area and provide vertical support for accessories. Must be held on with a velcro strap.
$35 -- TV Pack Waist Belt - Foam/fabric belt with a wide plastic hook where the Frame Belt Tube sits. Adjustable size from 22 to 44" waists.
$45 -- No-Tip shelf - Plugs into the Belt Tube to prevent tipping over forward when sitting on the ground or a table