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Hill People Gear Original Kit Bag Version 2

Hill People Gear’s Original Kit Bag just learned some new tricks. The Original Kit Bag V2 now features a #10 zipper on the main cargo compartment (instead of the earlier #8). The inside back of the main cargo compartment is now lined with First Spear’s 6/12 material to allow for mounting MOLLE or hook backed pouches. Finally, the bottom of the bag has a single row of PALS webbing that makes a great place to affix a knife sheath.

The Original Kit Bag V2 available now in Black with other colors coming soon.


Limited Run Teal and Grey Grid Tarahumara Packs

Sometimes brighter colors can help you blend in…

Hill People Gear’s Tarahumara is a great pack but it is typically only available in a decidedly “tactical” color palette. If you prefer something other than the usual greens, greys, and browns, check out the limited run of Tarahumara Packs in teal and grey.

Hill People Gear Umlindi Backpack in Multicam

The Multicam version of the Umlindi Backpack from Hill People Gear is generally only available in limited runs and it just so happens to be in stock right now. If you have been waiting for one of these versatile packs in Multicam, act fast.


Hill People Gear Londolozi Pack – Coming Soon

I have always looked forward to seeing what Hill People Gear (HPG) will come up with next ever since I got my old Kit Bag. The Londolozi Pack is one of their latest creations and it will be available soon.

HPG Londolozi Pack

The Londolozi Pack occupies the space between the compact Tarahumara Pack and the larger Ute Pack. This top loader is sized (19″x11″x6.5″ and 2000 ci) to handle day trips or even multi-day warm weather trips if you pack lightly. It comes with the new version of the HPG Shoulder Harness that is being phased into all the HPG packs and is also compatible with the Prairie Belt if you need to transfer a heavier load to your hips. The plastic frame sheet and single aluminum stay are removable and the back panel is padded. The compression system works to steady your payload and also allows the user to dock a Palspocket, Tarapocket, or Tarahumara pack. There are additional organization features like several compression straps that can be used for lashing gear, dual wand pockets, an internal slot pocket, internal hang tabs, and a para-cord tool loop.

Check out the Londolozi Pack.

Hill People Gear DIY Backpacking Stove

If you are looking for a weekend project, check this out. Hill People Gear has instructions for a really slick little backpacking stove on their website. If you build one, let me know how it turns out!

Source: Hill People Gear

Source: Hill People Gear

Hill People Gear Ute Internal Frame Backpack

Details are now finalized on the new Hill People Gear Ute Internal Frame Backpack. It will cost $395 and should be available shortly. You can find just about everything that you want to know about the Ute in this video that HPG recently shared.

It looks like a tremendous pack that should challenge the likes of Mystery Ranch and Kifaru in terms of quality, design, and features.

Check out HillPeopleGear.com.


Hill People Gear Prairie Belt

Hill People Gear is giving the world some insight into their upcoming Prairie Belt on their forums.This dual purpose belt seems to have a lot going for it.

The Prairie Belt is designed to used as a stand-alone “battle” belt or as a hip belt for a pack. It has special features that allow it to serve this dual purpose effectively like removable stabilizer straps and the ability to work with a wide variety of packs (any pack with standard 6″ stay spacing or that secure the belt behind a lumbar pad). The stabilizer straps can be reconfigured to attach the Prairie Belt to the Hill People Gear Shoulder Harness which should really help distribute the weight of whatever you are carrying on the belt.

The belt also features multiple layers of foam that are removable and can be swapped to configure the padding to your tastes. There is cordage on the rear of the belt than can be used to stow bulky items like a jacket. Additionally, there are design features that allow the Prairie Belt to function as part of a climbing harness. A climbing kit may be in the works.

Check out the Prairie Belt on the Hill People Gear Forum.

Hill People Gear Ute Internal Frame Pack Preview

Hill People Gear (HPG) has been showing pictures of their prototype internal frame pack – the Ute. The pack is roughly 24″ x 12″ x 7.5″ and will have many of the features and visual cues that you expect from Hill People Gear.

The pack pictured is a prototype. The production version may change.

There are a number of planned accessories for the Ute including a rifle scabbard. The Ute can be used as a stand-alone pack or with the addition of the HPG Compression Kit or Tarahumara pack for additional cargo capacity/organization.

According to Evan Hill of HPG:

Overall, the Ute is about taking the most useful HPG elements — simple top loading pack bag, back pocket / compression panel, sizable wand pockets, ample and configurable compression — making some simplifying assumptions because HPG has control of the entire system, and rolling it into a single “80% case” pack.

This pack looks like it has a ton of potential. Check out the discussion thread about the Ute pack on the Hill People Gear forum for more details and images.

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