Alpine Luddites

Alpine Machine top loader

measure from where you want the bottom edge of the pack to sit against your back to a point level with the center of your shoulder, in a straight line. use a small level or straight edge to measure too.
please measure your waist where you measured for the bottom edge of the pack.
2" is ideal for while wearing a pack for technical climbing or skiing. 2.5" good for most packs. the curved 3" is for packs 50L and bigger
#10 YKK watersistant zipper access.

June 2023: this pack has become really popular as a ski pack, the sewn on avalanche tool pocket,ski slotsand the side access zipper. Built in the Challenge Ultra 400 and 800 fabrics it will easily hold up to the abuse of ski's and boards.


the pack is available from 30-50+ liters.


all the different fabric options and feature can be discussed on the pack set up call. just email me, and we can set up a time to sort the details.


I often say no 2 packs are ever alike. the custom order form is just a starting place to design your pack around. often bag proportions are adjusted to fit your actual body shape. A customer with a short torso shouldn't be wearing the same bag shape as someone with 21'' torso


Costs: cost for the finished pack will vary, with $750 being the base price with all the custom fitting and options on the order form.  once we have a phone call or shop visit sorting out the details and any extra options or fabrics that add to the base price i can invoice you for the remaining cost when I am a couple weeks out from making your pack. the pack Deposits are non refundable.

 Custom pack order form link.

These are all custom fitted, including custom sized shoulder harness and alpine waist belt. 

Standard Details:


  • Ulta 400, 800 woven UHMWPE fabrics.
  • fully removable bivy pad, a folded 3/8" thick closed cell foam pad, doubled to 3/4" backpad in it's own zippered sleeve.
  • full haul loops for a 3 point haul.
  • rope straps on the lid
  • two pockets on the lid, one external, one pleated inside.
  • #10 YKK water resistant zippers


There are plenty of custom options available for this pack as well. please contact me for all the details.