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 29 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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mjlgzcummings
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Dec 3, 2019
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I hit the request button. Do I pay for it now? Additionally, I’m not qualified for this 2020 run, am I? Thanks kindly! Mark C.
Dec 3, 2019
Tctower12
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Nov 26, 2019
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Two more questions: What is the “removable storage flap with additional zipper pocket” in the line item description? Is this the zippered front pocket? If not, is there a picture of this feature? Given that this product is in production till April is it possible to still order at pre- production pricing? Contingent on answers to my other questions below my bias is to buy one....
Nov 26, 2019
dandurston
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Dan Durston
Nov 27, 2019
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That's just referring to the front pocket. I'm not sure what Drop's plans are for further pre-sales but it sounded like there wasn't going to be anymore until the packs arrive in the spring.
Nov 27, 2019
Tctower12
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Nov 27, 2019
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Thanks again. TC
Nov 27, 2019
Tctower12
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Nov 26, 2019
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Some questions for Dan or anyone out there who has reviewed the bag: 1) will the shoulder pockets hold an iPhone 8+ size phone? 2) will the shoulder pockets hold a 500ml bottle 3) are the hip belt pockets large enough to hold the same iPhone? 4) will the tall side pocket fit a standard single wall solo tent comfortably? And a 700 ml pot? 5) what sort of depth does the front zip pocket have? Ie. is it made primarily for flat items like maps/ passports or would it fit slightly bulkier items like fleece gloves/ wool beanie that might fall out of the shock cord pocket. Does that pocket become less functional as larger items are stuffed behind it? 6) was there any consideration for mesh venting In the back area of the pack ? The packs main material might be sweaty ( and slippery) in warm climes 7) some similar packs use a double ( v shape ) overstrap to better secure items to the top of the pack,Any consideration For this on the next production run? 8) any areas for shock cord loops for poles/ or ice axe besides the side compression/ shock cords? Thats it. I’m looking for a fast pack for my quiver
Nov 26, 2019
DeputySean
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Nov 28, 2019
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I was rather excited to have a small top loading shoulder strap pocket. I've been collecting small water bottles/pouches that I was hoping would fit in them (in the 400ml range, per your recommendation). Other than the backpacks low price, it was my favorite feature. Kinda disappointing to see that change.
Nov 28, 2019
dandurston
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Dan Durston
Nov 28, 2019
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Sorry to hear that. The previous shoulder strap design could fit a 300 - 400 mL bottle but only if it was very tall/slim because the max diameter was 1.75 - 2". I've been looking at these pockets a lot and I think that for almost everything else the side access is better because it is more secure (no chance of a phone falling out) and lets you use the pockets for smaller stuff that would be very hard to dig out from the top (chapstick, sunscreen, car keys etc). So I find the side access useful for a lot of things, whereas the only thing the top access did better was hold really tall objects. The previous design did have it both ways, but having the top access limited how good the side access could be, because to make the side access optimal it needs a more complicated shape (e.g pleating). So I decided to omit the top access in exchange for improved side access, and added this side access to both shoulder straps. You may still be able to put a water bottle in there because now the side accessed pocket is pleated and larger (e.g. greater girth) compared to what was possible when the top access existed. Instead of putting a tall/skinny bottle in the top, you may be able to put a more normal shaped 300 - 400 ml bottle in the side zipper. Either way though it's going to be limited to quite small bottles where I expect most people will prefer the side pockets. If you want to drink from water bottles with a straw (as some runners do) then the side access obviously won't work, but it is more secure whereas top access bottles can fly out when someone stumbles. To be clear, I haven't tried the newer design with water bottles yet so I'm not sure to what extent they will fit, but overall the side access pockets are much improved and more useful in the newer design.
Nov 28, 2019
Tower_Guy
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Nov 19, 2019
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Is there any update on production?
Nov 19, 2019
Tower_Guy
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Nov 19, 2019
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Thanks for the design update Dan. I'm eagerly awaiting April 2020 to test out the pack! It is a little bit concerning there has been little to no communication about the production of the bag. Hopefully, I'll hear from someone at Drop about the production side of things and what stage. It sounds like there have been some small, but significant changes to the bag.
Nov 19, 2019
dandurston
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Dan Durston
Nov 19, 2019
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They usually don't do updates on production timing. I'm not sure why - perhaps they don't want to give updates until it's a certain thing. With the X-Mid 1P last year, they did pre-sales but then no updates until a week prior to it actually shipping it out. So the first update was "update your address if need be because this is shipping next week", which was a few weeks early.
Nov 19, 2019
Thewrastler
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Oct 6, 2019
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How much was this bad boii
Oct 6, 2019
tblacker
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Oct 7, 2019
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From the overview page - "For your early support, the Drop 40L Backpack will be available at this limited-time preorder price of $120 until August 22, 2019. Once the product is in inventory, it will be available at the regular price of $150."
Oct 7, 2019
MTTurtle
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Oct 18, 2019
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My thought is that they will extend the same price beyond 08.22.2019. the packs will land in their wherehouse closer to their 2020 ship date. "Once the product is in inventory, it will be available at the regular price of $150.'
Oct 18, 2019
Kiwi_Geoff
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Oct 2, 2019
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can any staff give an idea as to when the drop will be reopened? :( I missed out...
Oct 2, 2019
Tbrad425
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Sep 18, 2019
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Man I hope these get shipped early! Mama needs her new pack!
Sep 18, 2019
gylaz
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Sep 15, 2019
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What was the price of this last drop? I'm considering cancelling my Granite Gear Crown X60 order (it's like 2 months late on shipping) and instead ordering this.
Sep 15, 2019
Yairzdr
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Sep 15, 2019
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120$ + shipping
Sep 15, 2019
DeputySean
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Sep 15, 2019
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It will cost $150 when it comes back though.
Sep 15, 2019
jeonghyun
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Sep 4, 2019
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I hope to buy. When can I buy it?
Sep 4, 2019
Tbrad425
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Sep 4, 2019
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You just missed the Drop for the preorder. 😔Suggest you hit the request button.
Sep 4, 2019
MTTurtle
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Sep 9, 2019
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I have a feeling they will mirror the xmid 1 campaign and .open the drop once again before it's first delivery.
Sep 9, 2019
Tbrad425
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Sep 3, 2019
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Can the foam back pad be removed without opening the pack? I would like to put my zseat there and be able to quickly remove/use it while on the trail.
Sep 3, 2019
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Sorry to hear that. The previous shoulder strap design could fit a 300 - 400 mL bottle but only if it was very tall/slim because the max diameter was 1.75 - 2". I've been looking at these pockets a lot and I think that for almost everything else the side access is better because it is more secure (no chance of a phone falling out) and lets you use the pockets for smaller stuff that would be very hard to dig out from the top (chapstick, sunscreen, car keys etc). So I find the side access useful for a lot of things, whereas the only thing the top access did better was hold really tall objects. The previous design did have it both ways, but having the top access limited how good the side access could be, because to make the side access optimal it needs a more complicated shape (e.g pleating). So I decided to omit the top access in exchange for improved side access, and added this side access to both shoulder straps. You may still be able to put a water bottle in there because now the side accessed pocket is pleated and larger (e.g. greater girth) compared to what was possible when the top access existed. Instead of putting a tall/skinny bottle in the top, you may be able to put a more normal shaped 300 - 400 ml bottle in the side zipper. Either way though it's going to be limited to quite small bottles where I expect most people will prefer the side pockets. If you want to drink from water bottles with a straw (as some runners do) then the side access obviously won't work, but it is more secure whereas top access bottles can fly out when someone stumbles. To be clear, I haven't tried the newer design with water bottles yet so I'm not sure to what extent they will fit, but overall the side access pockets are much improved and more useful in the newer design.