have not used it yet but it is and will be used with the f1 ,vapor and, batwing setup and it is exactly what i was looking for good job Elberlestock
The laser-cut utility panel is a great addition to virtually any multi-day pack (I currently use it on my MR 3-day assault though I'm planning on purchasing a half track soon). It's extremely versatile and well-made just as you'd expect from anything made by Eberlestock.
Laser-Cut Utility Panel
Bought the utility panel to go with my new F7 Kite pack to add more versatility to the outside. Super easy to attach and will do the job of quickly storing a jacket or even as more space to haul meat.Now just waiting for my hunts to use everything
Use this with my older F1 mainframe and two batwings along with another (different brand) molle flat pack. I couldnt be happier. Typical Eberstock quality, have no doubt it will last for years. Money well spent.
This product is well made and it gets the job done. It also looks great.
Great accessory to my Pack. Look forward to other products.
tbh the extra straps for packs/frame is where it's at...the straps i would argue are 100% must buy first over the panel. now if the panel had the extra hookups w/buckles & not the "hooks" IMO you'd be onto something. i have carried my F1 with panel & straps EVERY single day for months now. it took some fine-tuning to get what i feel is the ideal configuration for a variety of different applications. i have too much money invested in all these eberlestock items to just put in the closet & only pull out a couple of times a year. having nearly $1000 in pack/frame/accessories i'm going to find some way to incorporate these things into my daily life. the panel i think shines w/the F1 over a panel/pack application set-up. i've included a couple of pics of my Every Day Configuration. at any time i can just loosen the straps & within moments go from my daily carry items to hitting the trail / backwoods or strapped down to kayak for some fishing / hammock camping. only "hook" up top two hooks & bottom two to frame for vertical support & use straps for horizontal across panel/frame. undo buckles & everything goes in & out w/out having to adjust the panel at all. just IMO this is THE ideal configuration to carry anything anytime. but the straps are 100% a must-have either w/the panel or w/out. recommendation to Eberlestock is to get rid of the "hooks" for attachment for panel & use the buckle systerm only. i say that because once you put tension on the hook it's a real bitch to get the hook unhooked & if you have to re-hook you have to undo any tension then re-hook & re-tension as well roll up the extra loose strap so you hold tension. if you don't do all of that then you have to pull like hell & try to get hooked back into the slot. if the panel has all the points of attachment top to bottom you are NEVER gonna be trying to pack out something that's gonna cause that many failures if they were buckles. the buckle is so much easier to just buckle & unbuckle...
This is a great option to secure meat to the mainframe or extra warm clothing on the exterior of my pack. Very well-built with strong metal attachments.
Can't go wrong with the utility panel. Bought it with my f7 kite. Makes the bag so much versatile.