This is a made-to-order product

Current lead time: 6-10 weeks

Made-to-order packs allow you to choose from the full range of fabric and color options, however, these products have not been made yet! If you need a pack sooner than the timeframe listed above, we have in-stock options available.

*We cannot accept returns or exchanges on made-to-order products. All sales are final.

MTO Cutaway 20 |30 | 40


  • Made in USA
  • Price automatically converts to your local currency
Regular price$336.00
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Size chart

Pack Sizing

Our Cutaway Pack comes in three sizes (Tiempo is one size):

  • 16"
  • 18"
  • 20"

The most reliable way to choose a comfortable pack size is to measure your torso from your C7 vertebra at the base of your neck to the spot on your hips where you would want your hip belt to sit. If you do not plan to use a hip belt, use that as a starting point to determine where you want the bottom of your pack to be. You can size down if you wish for your pack to be clear of your butt and hips. If you do plan to use your pack with a hip belt, please stick to the sizing method above and pick the larger size if in-between sizes.

Also take the following into consideration:

  • Make sure to stand up straight while measuring.
  • Use a flexible measuring tape or a string (make sure it's not stretchy!) for a more accurate measurement.
  • If you have friends, make one of them help you.
  • If you like wearing your pack low with straps loose, you might want to size up on straps and down on pack size.
  • If you are between sizes and anticipate your pack being relatively empty much of the time, size down.

Shoulder Strap Sizing

Our straps come in four sizes:

  • 16.0in / 41cm
  • 17.5in / 44.5cm
  • 19.0in / 48cm
  • 20.5in / 52cm

The best way to determine your strap size is to take a measurement along the path of the strap, then select the size that more closely resembles your measurement. When in doubt, go up a size. If you need a size that is larger or smaller than what we currently offer, please let us know by emailing us at contact@nashvillepack.com.

Please follow these steps when taking your strap measurement:

  1. Stand up straight with your back against the wall. 
  2. Find the base of your sternum and imagine a horizontal line traveling across your rib cage. The most comfortable place for the bottom of your straps should fall within an inch or two of this line.
  3. Simulate the line of pressure at the bottom of the straps by pressing down with the side of your thumbs. This should help you determine the most natural/comfortable place for the bottom of the straps to ride.
  4. With a measuring tape or string, measure from this point up over the middle of your shoulder (following the path the strap will take), and to the wall behind you at the same height as the top of your shoulder.

Hip Belt Sizing

Our hip belts come in three size ranges:
  • Small: 26" - 33"
  • Medium: 33" - 41"
  • Large: 42" - 48"

Measure your waist at the point where you would wear your hip belt. DO NOT use your pants size! This will not give you an accurate number. If you are between sizes, going to the larger size will give you extra padding without going too close the the minimum size the belt can accommodate. 

Pack Volume

Product Description

Designed with comfort and accessibility in mind, the Cutaway Pack is a great choice for thru-hikes, overnighters, and everything in between.

  • Available in 20L, 30L, and 40L volumes. 
  • Unrivaled accessibility: with the exception of the small shelf pocket, all exterior pockets on the Cutaway can be accessed while wearing the pack.
  • Hybrid Vest Straps provide an outstanding level of comfort and organization.
  • Our uniquely designed bottom pocket has a secure, user-side entry and is accessible with either hand.
  • A wide variety of optional accessories provide additional opportunities for personalization.
  • The stock version of this pack is made with VX07 Soft fabric. A made-to-order version is also available for purchase with a lead time. 

Max load recommendation: 25 lbs / 11.5 kg  

Example - UltraGrid fabric, 18" torso with 17.5" straps, 1x standard and 1x elastic sternum strap

  • 20L: 15.0 oz, 25L total internal volume
  • 30L: 15.8 oz, 34L total internal volume
  • 40L: 17.4 oz, 43L total internal volume

Click here for full list of specs.

*All weights are approximate - due to the handmade nature of our products, weights may vary

Our made-to-order packs are available in a wide-variety of different fabric options. Please see our Materials Page for more details and please don't hesitate to reach out to us at contact@nashvillepack.com if you have any questions.

Expediting an Order

If you need your pack completed sooner than the listed lead time, it is sometimes possible for us to expedite an order if you are willing to pay an overtime fee. This is dependent on our staff accepting overtime and does not impact the lead time of other products in the queue.

Custom Sizing

We are not currently offering custom torso lengths, however, if you need shoulder straps that are shorter than 16" or larger than 20.5" we will do our best to accommodate you. 

Repairs 

If you have any questions about repairs, please email us directly at contact@nashvillepack.com rather than using the form below and include photos of the area in need of repair.   

Changing an Existing Order 

  • Made-to-order products cannot be changed once the fabric order has been placed.
  • Multiple orders can be combined and shipped together but this does not change the price of shipping that was already charged.

Currency Listed for International Orders

All prices are converted automatically and should be listed in your local currency. 

Warranty & Returns
See our Warranty and Returns page.

Customer Reviews

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Ruth
Great Pack

I received my Cutaway Pack a week or two ago. I haven't had a chance to take it out yet. But I did load it up and walk around the house. The workmanship and materials are high quality. It fits well, with lots of adjustment points for fine tuning it. The access to pockets while wearing the pack is impressive. I'm looking forward to using it this upcoming season.

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Jeff Hayward
New to the UL community w/ an amazing pack!

Had the opportunity to borrow a friend's Cutaway pack for a 40-miler in Arizona back in December - had a blast and loved the pack. Really unique design with the running vest straps, and I found it to carry well, with the weight very well distributed - I didn't miss having a waist belt at all. Levi, Jon and the rest of the team were awesome to work with and very communicative during the build.

I highly recommend these guys - I'm happy to support a made in the USA brand and a small business!

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Jason Kiser
Custom Comfort

When I first started my journey into ultralight gear, I spoke to several through hikers to get their opinions and swap stories of different styles and setups of packs they saw along the trail. This particular style came into the conversation due to the ability to somewhat trail run with it or have a faster pace without rubbing your shoulders and the water bottle setup on the optional straps work great for easy access to everything that you need on the go.

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Craig Harrell
Test walk

Walked in my neighborhood w/ ~21 lbs loaded.
The comfort level is quite nice.
It rides a bit lower on my back than I’m accustomed to compared to the frameless pack I’ve been using, but it shouldn’t be an issue as best I can tell. I ordered the longest pack, as I’m 5’11” & long waisted.