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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 Umlindi V2

Hill People Gear have rolled out the new Umlindi V2, an update to their popular Umlindi lumbar pack. The V2 boasts a number of new features over the original:

  • zipper flap removed for more convenient access
  • AHBC / Connor Style lumbar flap for increased comfort with shoulder only carry
  • dual 7075 aluminum stays in the removable HDPE framesheet
  • larger wand pockets with cinch system will lay flat but can expand large enough to hold 2 standard Nalgenes in each side
  • full height slot pocket on inside of the pack on back side with velcro closure that can also be accessed from the outside via #10 zipper
  • dual top compression straps
  • zippered pocket on top of top lid
  • full velcro field on the underside of top lid for the use of velcro backed accessories such as the Tool Roll or 58 Pouch

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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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