Hey guys, just wanted to bring you up to speed on our Cargo Panel with a complete description and photos. The Cargo Panel you see in the photos is a pre-production model that is in the final testing stage. What you're looking at is basically the production model, because any changes would be minor. This first batch of photos is just the begining of many photos that I will be posting over the next few days in this thread.
The Cargo Panel is not available to order yet, but very soon. I will let you know when it goes live. The price has been set at $120.00 and the details below will explain what you are getting for that price.
We decided to develop the Cargo Panel after looking at what's out there from the competition and trying to offer something with more versatility. As you will see in the specs some of the differences are much more modularity, with a lot more real estate for pockets and Pods. There are 3 different adjustable height options. The compression straps are removable and there are 3 for each side with multiple attachment points. This allows you to use 0-3 straps on each side and arranged at any angle you want depending on the load. Another difference is that our Cargo Panel can be used on our Duplex Frame and all of our packs from the Express on up. There are 2 options to carry it when not in use. On the Duplex Frame packs, it can be attached to the frame and then sandwiched between the frame and bag. It can also be rolled up and cinched down on itself. I'm sure I forgot a couple more things, but I think you get the idea. Here are some specs:
-The Cargo Panel dimensions are 36" long and 13" wide. It can be folded over to 26" long or to 19" long.
-On the outside there are 16 rows of PALS webbing with 8 channels across. There are 6 sets of tab loops for Pods and such spaced out vertically down the panel.
-On the inside there 5 sets of common loops/tab loops spaced out vertically again down the panel. These will allow you to hang some of our Lock n Load pockets or Dock n Lock pockets horizontally.
-There are 7 common loops on each side of the panel for attaching compression straps.
-The Cargo Panel comes with a L&L #3 pocket that holds all of the supplied straps and hardware for mounting. There are common loops on the inside bottom to attach this pocket.
-The weight is 1lb 15oz complete with the L&L #3 pocket and all the straps and hardware.
In the photos below you can see the outside of the panel in the 3 different height options, along with all PALS webbing and attachment points that I outlined above.
More photos coming in the next post.