Beta Bag Overview
The Beta Bag was created for Zach "Beta" Terpstra to be used on his upcoming hike of the calendar year triple crown. Zach wanted something that would have everything he needed during the day within arms reach, we achieved this with the usage of the bottom pocket and with the addition of shoulder strap pockets that will fit most 0.5L-1L water bottles.
Zach also wanted the backpack to remain in place even while hiking fast and running. So I designed the straps so that they are narrow around the shoulder and widen up drastically at the base. This enables the straps to hug your body and keep the backpack secure even while carrying two liters of water.
The combination of the design along with the materials used in the shoulder straps creates the perfect balance between functionality and durability. This combination allows for the functionality that you receive with most fastpacking bags but with the durability of a more traditional ultralight backpack.
The Beta Bag is made out of 210D Gridstop with Dyneema. This fabric provides the utmost in durability and its flexibility helps the backpack move with you. The Beta Bag also features a removable side strap, stretchy side pockets and front pocket, and an optional removable 1" webbing hipbelt to help with carrying heavier loads.