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Hill People Gear – Kit Bag Overview

If you have been reading JTT for long, it’s no secret that I like Hill People Gear Kit Bags. I’ve written about them enough that I end up receiving a lot of questions about them so I attempted to make my own reference post showing the commonalities and differences of the various options.

Now, I am happy to report that Hill People Gear has created their own reference for comparing all the Kit Bag options. This new video is the most complete look yet at all available models and gives solid advice for selecting a Kit Bag. If you are in the market for a Kit Bag (and you should be), this will likely be just what you need in order to decide which one is right for you.

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Hill People Gear Launches Conner Backpack V2

Hill People Gear just launched the new V2 version of the Conner. The biggest changes relate to the Conner’s evolution of a pocket first, then a pack, to a pack first. It now sports a full suspension, larger water bottle pockets, additional capacity, and more.

We’ve taken our popular Connor pocket / backpack and updated it for version 2. Version 2 is a dedicated backpack, although it still retains the tabs necessary to be used as a back pocket if so desired. The V2 Connor has the following features:

  • Extremely load capable AHBC chassis allows for an optional belt and also carries very comfortably in shoulder only mode.
  • Large main dimensional pocket fully lined with First Spear’s 6/12 PALS cut velcro loop fabric lets you create whatever organizational system you want.
  • Center zip outer pocket with stretchy tweave fabric on the outside expands as you stuff it.
  • Twin outer mesh pockets on either side of the center zip. Sized to take a bike bottle size bottle.
  • Full height zippered spacer mesh pocket on the inside of the pack
  • Hypalon compression wings have a 2 channel pals grid cut into them for additional pouches either inside or outside of the wings.
  • Dual wand pockets are large enough to accept round or GI sized Nalgene bottles. will not accept a GI canteen cup
  • Generously long bottom compression straps.
  • Includes (2) ITW repair female SR buckles.This allows conversion of the straps from center pull to side pull.

You can learn more in the video below and at HillPeopleGear.com.

Hill People Gear Lever Light Mount V2

I’ve owned and used a Hill People Gear (HPG) Lever Light Mount for more than a year now and I’ve been thoroughly satisfied with it. The original version of the Lever Light Mount was an easy-to-install and functional way to add a light rail to lever-action rifles.

HPG is now offering an updated version of the Lever Light Mount – the Lever Light Mount V2. The updates bring additional flexibility and versatility to the mount. On flexibility, the mount now fits a wider variety of rifles chambered in everything from .38/.357 to .45-70 via its clamp style mounting system with shims.

On versatility, the V2 offers a single M-LOK slot and includes a short rail section. Now users can attach lights directly to the M-LOK slot if the light allows or use the included rail section to mount any Picatinny compatible light. The M-LOK ecosystem is vast and varied. It should provide plenty of options for end-users.

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Hill People Gear Launches Junction Pack

The Hill People Gear Junction Pack is now available to order. This pack occupies a couple of niches in the Hill People Gear line. On one hand, it is a less technical and more compact day pack option for hiking. It also boasts features that make it likely the most appropriate option in their line for everyday carry or travel.

The Junction is just big enough at 22L (1350 ci) for trail essentials plus a puffy jacket. A good insulation layer is really a 3 (or even 4) season necessity in some places in the west, including Grand Junction, CO where Hill People Gear operates their retail store. The Junction is basically designed to be the pack that Hill People Gear retail store employees can point to for anyone who is looking to go on day hikes in their area.

This is the first Hill People Gear pack to feature a true hydration pocket. The zippered hydration pocket is located on the suspension side of the pack and is also designed to serve as a laptop compartment for up to 13″ (and even some 14″) laptops and tablets.

You can learn more about the specific features of the Junction pack at HillPeopleGear.com and in the video below.

Hill People Gear Pocket Frame Sheet

Hill People Gear is now offering HDPE frame sheets that are precut for their pockets like the Pals Pocket, Admin Pocket, and Tara Pocket. It also fits packs like the Tarahumara and upcoming Junction Pack. These sheets are a simple and inexpensive way to make these pockets more comfortable when used as a standalone pack.

The sheets add some stiffness to the pack which helps it hold its shape instead of rounding when stuffed and helps prevent the wearer from feeling odd-shaped cargo pressing through the back of the pack. You can also find other uses for them once you are in camp like a cutting board or a way to keep dry tinder off a wet ground.

I previously used a Tarainsert for the same purpose. It adds a significant amount of organization capability but costs and weighs more. The new HDPE inserts are certainly a simpler, less expensive option.

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