Alpine Luddites

Avy Gear pocket daypack

I had been offering webbing shoulder straps on this pack for about a year and a half, and it quickly became a more custom item with requests for dividers, inside pockets, padded back panels and padded shoulder straps. 


So, I decided to offer it as a stand alone product, separate from the original Avy gear pocket. options are below and most, I think are pictured. they have become much more work than a standard pocket, they are full technical daypacks!

 avy pocket description:

This pocket/ day pack is designed to fit all of the Alpine Luddites Climbing packs ordered with compression straps: White Light/White Heat, New Day Rising and all Alpine Machine packs. I'm happy to build one to fit a pack already purchased, just contact me first.Designed around the best-constructed shovel on the market, the G3 Avitech.

Fabric options:

 Xpac X51 Cordura fabric, black only.

Xpac D40 , the laminated Dyneema/polyester fabric. silver only.



water-resistant #10 YKK zippers are standard for this bag, so when your stuffing it with wet gear or your down jacket after a break, water can't get in or out.


normal thickness is about 3". can be made bigger or smaller, please order custom and put depth in the notes, or email me, and let me know what you want. typical length is 19-20", so i sew in the shoulder straps into the top seam. if you need a shorter back length, i can accommodate that. just tell how long.

 shoulder straps are 2" wide padded with 1/4" closed cell foam, same as the big packs. sternum strap included.

waist belts are removable . 1" web seems to be all that's probably needed.

padded backs are typically a single layer of 1/4'' closed cell foam, sewn in with a liner on the inside. they could be spacer mesh too, on the outside. I charge $20 for either of the padded backs.


zippered internal pockets are as shown in the photos. color suggestions are nice.


vertical velcro dividers are nice for water bottles/bladders, but have open space at the top and bottom, so don't work for wet/dry sides.


web colors up to you. send me your requests.


  • #10 YKK water-resistant zipper
  • ITW buckles
  • Weight 10-15 ounces
  • 19"x3"x10"