PocketUp’s PALS Park Pack is a descendant of a truly classic piece of gear!
Mel Terkla, owner of PocketUp, previously worked as a product designer and head of sales for Kifaru’s Military Sales Division. In that previous role, he was the designer of the venerable Kifaru E&E pack and now he is attempting to capture lightning in a bottle a second time with the PALS Park Pack.
Mel stated the following regarding the pack:
Here is a little history about our PALS Park Pack! Back in 2002 I designed the Kifaru E&E Pack, and it is still in production today! We sold hundreds and hundreds of E&E packs in the almost 13 years I was with Kifaru, and they are still selling. With our company PocketUp, I designed the Park Pack as a minimalist day pack, then updated the design and now offer a PALS version to compete with the E&E! Basically, it is my design competing with my design! So 17 years after the E&E , I wanted to design a pack in the same category, but with several improvements to take it to the next level…hence our PALS Park Pack! Those improvements being more comfort, simpler design, and updated features! They are both built with 1000d Cordura Nylon, are priced the same in each color with the updated shoulder straps on the E&E, and Made in the USA! The E&E weighs 1lb 12.5oz as shown and the PALS Park Pack weighs 1lb 7oz!
Check out the PALS Park Pack at PocketUp.com.