Drop 40L Backpack Designed by Dan Durston
Drop 40L Backpack Designed by Dan Durston
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Made to meet the needs of the Ultralight Community, this backpack delivers a weight of 32 ounces using a blend of fabrics to withstand decades of use. It’s been designed by thru-hiker Dan Durston for efficiency, simplicity, longevity, and comfort.

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JaleesaG
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Marketing Team
Jun 29, 2020
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Hi everyone,  We’re reaching out to address the reports of the above-spec weights on the 40L packs in the discussion board. As of right now, we’re seeing weights of 908-935 grams, between 3.5% and 6.5% heavier than spec.  We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. If you decide the pack will no longer work for your needs, you may return it for a full refund until Friday, July 17, 2020 at 5:00 PM Pacific. Please reach out to our Community Support team at drop.com/support for a return label. 
Jun 29, 2020
DougW
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Jul 2, 2020
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Mine did come in a bit over the target manufactured weight...the equivalent of six nickels. I'm not sweating that. Pleased overall...thank you for the offer to rectify, but I'm good with the pack.
Jul 2, 2020
Joeken
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Jul 28, 2020
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Has anyone rigged up ice axe attachment loops to the pack and want to share pics?
Jul 28, 2020
dandurston
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Dan Durston
Jul 28, 2020
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No pictures, but I add a loop of shockcord at the bottom of the daisy chain for an ice axe loop. I slip the shaft down through that and then rotate it upwards along the daisy chain. To secure the spike to the top of the daisy chains, I usually add velcro loop, but cord toggles or just cord to tie, also works.
Jul 28, 2020
Windmeister
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Jul 24, 2020
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Had this pack out a few times, I'm really liking it so far and feel it's hard to beat for the price. I've got one nitpick, I miss not having a mesh pocket. I understand Dan's logic but, they're just so handy. I've been trying to come up with a way to add one with no solid solutions. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks
Jul 24, 2020
Windmeister
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Jul 24, 2020
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Awesome thank you!
Jul 24, 2020
Antnee
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Jul 25, 2020
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Dutchware has something that might work also. https://dutchwaregear.com/product/pack-back/
Jul 25, 2020
sean19
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Jul 23, 2020
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Does anyone know what size buckle would be needed to make a set of side closure straps? Or if the set zpacks makes uses a compatible buckle? https://zpacks.com/products/roll-top-closure-straps
Jul 23, 2020
sean19
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Jul 24, 2020
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Thank you for looking into that. Have only been able to try the pack on with weight. It feels like it will carry well and the fit is good. If we're still throwing weights out, mine came in a little under, at 921 grams for a M/L. Sort of feel left out. Wonder if the "RN" number could be used to figure out which packs have the weight issue since that seems to be the only identifier on the label. Or its the same for every pack and no help.
Jul 24, 2020
dandurston
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Dan Durston
Jul 24, 2020
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The original weight spec for the M/L was 881g and then they all came in at 908 - 935g. At 921g, you're about middle of the pack and similar to the revised weight spec of 925g. I think it's roughly the same weight for all packs because the reason they are a bit heavier are because we (1) made the hipbelt pockets a bit larger, (2) added the hang tab for hydration bladders, and (3) made the top strap longer. The latter two things can be trimmed if not desired.
Jul 24, 2020
djencee
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Jul 22, 2020
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Took it for a spin on a quick 3&1/2 mile hike. Had about 25 lbs in there with room to spare. Rode well and felt like it would get comfortable as I broke it in. Will need to finagle a bear can in at some point in the future. How’s the fit look?
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Jul 22, 2020
djencee
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Jul 23, 2020
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Thanks! I’ll write up a review after I get more use out of it. Good tips on the bear can and I will use them to make it work. Looking forward to the X-Mid 2p that I ordered, so I can really get out and enjoy!
Jul 23, 2020
dannyaquatic
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Jul 27, 2020
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I've fit a BV450 with the lid facing away from my back. It makes for a pretty snug load, but it works. I would suggest trying dans suggestion or trying to strap the pack to the top via the top strap. This might prevent putting unwanted strain on the fabric.
Jul 27, 2020
RyMcP
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Jul 20, 2020
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Anybody know the size (diameter) of the shock cord on the front pocket? Looking to swap it out for one size smaller to give it a tad more stretch.
Jul 20, 2020
dandurston
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Dan Durston
Jul 21, 2020
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It's 3/32". One size smaller would be 1/16". Can get some here: https://www.questoutfitters.com/narrow_roll_good_products.htm#SHOCKCORD_&_ELASTIC_CORD_
Jul 21, 2020
Nambro
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Jul 16, 2020
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Got my pack in the mail yesterday so I haven't gotten to field test but loaded all my gear and am very happy with the capacity, comfort, and the weight. Fits me great (6'0", 155 lbs). Excited to put some miles on it.
Jul 16, 2020
dandurston
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Dan Durston
Jul 16, 2020
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Glad the first impressions are good!
Jul 16, 2020
NickHoles
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Jul 16, 2020
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I wanted to love this pack, but it just didn't fit me right. I thought this might be an issue since my torso is more 21-22 inches. I sent in the return, and I hope it ends up in a happy home 💚
Jul 16, 2020
1tiger1
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Jul 22, 2020
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That's my torso length as well. I was tempted to pull the trigger on one anyway because this pack was pretty much exactly what I was looking for. Now I'm glad I did not. Hopefully they'll have a long torso option in the future!
Jul 22, 2020
DebraDimsum
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Jul 15, 2020
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I pulled the frame out and one of the rubber ends came off inside the tubing. Now the frame doesn’t slide in all the way because the rubber end is stuck in there. I’ve been trying to figure out how to get it unstuck to no avail. Does anyone else have this problem or a solution?
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Jul 15, 2020
dandurston
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Dan Durston
Jul 23, 2020
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FWIW, we did most of the testing without any tips on the frame ends and had no issue. We added them as an extra precaution but there’s no indication they are needed, and if they are jammed at the bottom of the tube they’d likely accomplish the same function, but of course you need to be able to get the frame in there.
Jul 23, 2020
DebraDimsum
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Aug 2, 2020
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The rubber end is at the VERY bottom and it's driving me nuts. I tried pushing it down and massaging the rubber end on, but no luck. I also thought it really wasn't too big an issue and totally does not affect the function of the pack, but just a major annoyance and eyesore. I also thought about cutting a slit in the tubing as well, but I just didn't want to make a bigger mess of it. I ultimately decided to return it because the shoulder straps and sternum strap didn't fit comfortably. I also saw some women in the comments were having the same issues, being on the bustier side. :( The pack is lovely and I really really really wish it worked out for me better. Maybe @dandurston can add an option for S-Curve shoulder straps in the future for your female clientele in the future? I would love to give it another try!
Aug 2, 2020
thughummus
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Jul 14, 2020
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small arrived today. Straps very wide set, and dig into my armpits a bit. Any suggestions on improving fit before selling it on?
Jul 14, 2020
thughummus
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Jul 19, 2020
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Thanks. No grudge held, just curious as I hadn’t run into that problem before. Out of curiosity, do you make design decisions to fit a calculated “average” (male?) body, mimic what most makers are doing, or just scale what personally works well on you?
Jul 19, 2020
dandurston
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Dan Durston
Jul 21, 2020
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I start with what works for me, and then get feedback on it. For example, we had some women request being able to slide the sternum strap higher, so we did that, and also a few other tweaks to the fit. So hopefully we wind up with something that works for most people.
Jul 21, 2020
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