Looking for an affordable, lightweight bag for use on your Mystery Ranch NICE Frame or Kifaru Duplex Frame? Jimmy Tarp’s is known for their high quality but affordable lightweight shelters. Recently, they branched out into lightweight packs to include packs for the NICE and Duplex frames.
Neither the NICE Frame or Duplex Frame are known for being particularly lightweight but capable load bearing frames rarely are. You can keep weight to a minimum by using the frames with a lightweight bag. In the case of the NICE Frame, a Jimmy Tarp’s bag weighs just 15.5 ounces and can bring the total weight of your empty pack down to 5 pounds which is light for a frame this capable.
Don’t think that you have to give up durability or capacity to go that light. The bags vary in sized based on the frame they are made for but the Mystery Ranch version boasts 3580 cui of capacity. Jimmy Tarp’s makes the bags from 500D Cordura Nylon and Mara high strength thread so it should last longer than you.
There are several designs with varying features available. Prices vary but are generally under $130 a bag (frame not included). You best bet is visit the Jimmy Tarp’s Facebook page to peruse the options and then contact them with questions.