Everyone knows that staches went out of style again around 2006, but we Squirrels still need a Stache for our nuts. This lightweight stashbag offers what we think is the perfect blend of features, durability, and packability. It's easy to make a backpack comfortable and to attach a bunch of extras onto the outside of it, but it's more complicated when you want it to pack up into the smallest size possible so that you can fit it inside your wingsuit comfortably at the summit of your ascent.
We've kept the outside features simple, light, and packable. The backpack's total volume can vary a great deal depending on how you close it, and the load bearing straps are pretty comfortable for a BASE bag.
The Stache is available in a 60L pack volume, constructed from 210 Denier laminated ripstop. It is durable and plenty strong for a bag, but still pretty packable. At approximately 450g total weight, it packs up into a similar volume to a standard BASE stash bag.
3-WAYS TO CLOSE
The Stache can be rolled and buckled on the sides, for the hike up. Rolled and buckled on top, if you like it that way or if it's on the full side after landing and stashing. Or simply closed with the top drawstring, for the quickest and highest volume situations.
Don't piss your shoulders off right before you need them to fly your suit. The Stache's shoulder straps are made from a blend of air-mesh and mylar, and distribute the load evenly across their wide flat surface. Hydration system loops are located on the shoulder straps if you like to suck on tubes constantly during your hike. The waist belt is just a simple 20mm webbing strap - nothing fancy - and is removable for the hikes that you don't need it for.
The Stache has a smaller zip pocket for electronics or valuables, and a lightweight mesh pocket for water bottles or nuts and such.
BUNGEE / LOOP-LINE
The bungee system can be used to carry jackets and other lightweight stuff you need to have on the outside of your pack. The lines are long enough to route through the sides, or down the front, depending on where you want the load. Two rows of bar-tacked Dyneema runs down the front.