Written by Paul Wowk
When backpacking, tying things to my pack is a requirement. There are not many backpacks big enough to carry my tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad inside. Tying to the outside is a must, and usually it involves simple knots and a rope. I thought that a rope would be sufficient until I saw the the Tribe One PackNet. They have come up with a much better solution to tie stuff to a pack.
Tribe one offers multiple PackNets for multiple purposes. These products include the LP Series PackNet, the OP series MiniNet, the RackNet, and the PackTach Set. This review covers the LP Series PackNet which comes with 6 individual PackTach carabiner. Everything can be bought separately, however, the PackNet and the PackTach carabiners work extremely well together.
Tribe One- OP Series MiniNet™. This unique add on to your pack system gives you an additional 18 liters of exterior storage space. By using the Tribe One PackTach™ System to anchor to any place on your pack. Made up of 3/16” shock cord it is extremely durable with a 300LB tensile strength. The anchor system is one of a kind and caught my attention because 1) it is completely moveable to any place you want to create an anchor point 2) the entire system is light weight at only 3.2 oz and 3) it connects in two pieces, the PackTach placed internally and the carabiner externally, without causing damage to your pack or fabric. I personally use a Badlands Diablo pack currently and was concerned about the system fitting such thick pack material. The guys reassured me with their display that with fits a variety of material types and as soon as I got home it was the first gear item I set up. Fits my pack like a glove!
TRIBE ONE IS A SPECIALTY COMPANY OFFERING UNIQUE TIE-DOWN AND SECUREMENT SOLUTIONS FOR THE OUTDOORS AND TACTICAL COMMUNITY WITH PRODUCTS INCLUDING AN INNOVATIVE ATTACHMENT POINT SOLUTION, BUNGEE NETS AND THE ONGOING DEVELOPMENT OF REAL-WORLD PROBLEM-SOLVING FOR THE CHALLENGES FACED IN SECURING LOADS IN THE FIELD.
The PackNet has been in my hunting back pack on about every trip I have taken over the last 2 years into the mountains. I have 2 and keep one in each of my go to packs. I have used the PackNet for: hauling shed antlers, hauling my bow, hauling out a deer and antelope cape, and for hauling some wood back to camp. I do not use the PackNet every time I go out but man when I need it, it just performs.
Article by Slaton L. White
Given the emphasis on mountain bikes, climbing, and standup paddling, you might be forgiven if, at first glance, you think the show doesn’t merit your attention. That would be a grave error, as this show has a lot to offer hunters and anglers. Many of us camp, and many of us backpack into remote areas to enjoy the wilderness. This show caters to that spirit, and as a result, it has a ton of tents, sleeping bags, packs, boots, knives, flashlights, and all the other cool stuff that make camping fun. If you peer deep enough, you’ll also find a surprising number of hunters here as well. When I stopped at one booth to look at a pair of full-rand boots, the manufacturer rep asked, “Elk hunter?” I nodded, and he said, “Me, too.”
By Collin Dalley – Field Editor
As an outdoorsman I often find it a necessity to securely fasten additional gear to the exterior of my hunting or hiking backpacks, to make enough room for all the essentials I need for that trip.
Whether it is a day trip or a weeklong backpacking trip deep into the backcountry, Tribe One Outdoors has developed the ultimate product for eliminating any worries about securely fastening gear to your backpack, duffle bag, tent, tarp or any material of comparable thickness!
Written by Matt Heid – “Equipped” is an Appalachian Mountain Club Outdoors blog
In order to secure extra gear to the outside of your pack, you need attachment points that allow you to thread straps—and lash gear—in the locations you want. If your pack is lacking in this department, you could take the time and effort to stitch some on. Or you could just buy a set of PackTach’s.
The LP Series PackNet with PackTach Technology from Tribe One Outdoors is like having extra hands to hold the gear you need for your outdoor adventures. The PackNet can hold a lot because it’s made from high strength military spec shock cord. The cords come together at a center hub which makes it look like a 14″ by 14″ spider’s web on your pack. It’s a fitting analogy for a product that holds gear so well.