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.
the last piece that I needed to make my eberlestock setup perfect, it is compatible with several systems and is really top, super useful, durable and robust materials like most of the brand I recommend.
Been waiting quite a while for this to come back into stock....
workmanship and design are, as always, excellent. Everyone thinks about using it to lash game to a pack or the basic frame. However, it also works well for lashing things such as snowshoes and wet /semi frozen tents and other camping and hiking supplies. It can also be used on packs which don’t have traditional MOLLE webbing and only simple daisy chains on the back of the pack.
This is something handy to keep in the gear box.... for those just in case situations
Right now I'm just using this to partition my Vapor 7500. But there is really no limit to the way you can use this
I’ve used it on my G2, and will use it as a load separator inside my vapor 5000... handy piece of kit!!
This is going to helpful to keep things in place in the bag
Have a carrier frame that came with the laser cut utility panel. And ordered a panel for my M1 main frame. I stumbled on eberlestock products searching for military surplus and after hours of videos I own the war hammer, little brother, eating on the fanny pack lid to set it up like the sky crane decided to go the more expensive route because the warhammers' side bags are larger. The lazer cut utility panel will also be used in this system for the drybag if not using the little brother. As far as I'm concerned eberlestock is number one and has made all my other packs obsolete. And your range bag and the range pack are going to replace my systems currently using the bases on those are like all the other systems made by eberlestock. Perfect.