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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.

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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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