- 140D 2-way stretch fabric (Front zipper pocket/side open-top pockets)
- 450D Aramid Reinforced Rip-Stop (camo options)
- 500D Nylon Rip-Stop (solid options)
- Polyurethane water resistance coating
- Removable Duraflex HD 25mm buckles
- YKK Zippers
- Volume: 2500 c.i.
- Weight: 1 lb and 3 oz.
- Dimensions: 21"x11"x11"
I previously had purchased a vapor 7500 and also have an F7 kite. Both i run on the main frame. I personally like to be able to have a single pack that i can use for packing in for 5-7 day hunts and also be able to utilize as a day pack once i drop gear and set up camp. The 7500 was too large for a day pack and the kite was too small. This vape 5k is perfect. It can compress down nicely for a day pack and easily expands to put gear in it for a 5-7 day while utilizing wither the dry bag or spike duffle on the main frame. Great pack and extremely light. I do suggest ordering additional 25MM extension straps if you plan on loading it up or using a secondary system behind it with the main frame. I also suggest taking the female buckles off the actual pack and attaching them to the main frame so the side buckles can attach directly to the frame while still being able to use the 25mm compression straps. Great bag and system!!
Very well built and light weight. I think it will make a great day pack. I do feel it is a little small for much more than a night maybe two if you go ultra light gear. Will be purchasing the 5000 pack for longer stretches.
I think this pack is just another example of eberlestock constantly trying to make the ideal product better. With 6 buckles you can transform your pack into a 5000++ pack. It's so ridiculously easy. You can use the already provided removable buckles to haul your pack and meat without any effort or needing to put the meat in your pack. Buying accessories for the F1 is filling a void you didn't know was needed. Similar to my wife in target only she really doesn't need what she wanted like I needed this. While my vapor is really new, I have rucked with it a few times and have it set for Spike camp ready and my batwings ready for a day trip. 6 buckles 20 seconds later and I'm ready to go on a 6 night excursion while others haven't unloaded their bags. It's an ideal option. Might be nitpicky but I think a 3500 would be a great option to consider in the future. I'm very pleased with it and will be using it hard this month out west.
Just completed a trip into the backcountry with the vapor 7500 paired with the F1 mainframe. The pack preformed excellent. Lots of room with quick and easy access to your optics and tripod. Condenses down easy for a day pack when your not fully loaded.
Really nice bag and very pleased. Easily fit all my gear and food on a five day solo backcountry elk hunt. After packing in, unloaded the bag at camp and carried the F1 frame with my day pack. Went in light and unfortunately came out lighter but bag and frame held up great. Can’t wait for round two in a few days