In this video, How to Hack Your Mountain Laurel Designs Burn Pack, Ron shows you how to shave unneeded ounces.** Technically, you can use these hacks on any of the MLD packs, but the video is directed at the Burn. Using his suggestions, you can take up to 4.5 ounces off the original pack weight!
First, Ron shows you how to cleanly remove the hipbelt along the edge seam. (2 1/2 – 3 OZ)
Ron then explains which straps, buckles, and lash points can be trimmed and removed. He also demonstrates how to remove the Y Strap and combine it with the top carrying loop to form a single over the top strap.
Using all of these hacks could bring the total weight of the Burn down to just 12 OZ! If you’re a purist and want to shave every last ounce from your Burn pack, this is a must watch!
** NOTE: MLD is not responsible for damage caused to your pack should you choose to use these hacks.