Our flagship pack. Made for thru-hiking, day-hiking, and everything in between.
A fully accessible ultralight pack
The Cutaway is a frameless backpack designed to improve accessibility while on the move. 28 liters at its smallest, it can expand to roughly 40 liters when using the extension collar and all 8 exterior pockets. The recommended carrying capacity is 25 lb, but this limit can be pushed for short periods of time, such as for water carries. All exterior pockets can be accessed while wearing the pack. If you don’t want to stop throughout the day, you don’t have to.
A comfortable ride
We designed our straps without structure so they can contour to your body and eliminate point loading. The straps are constructed using a breathable mesh, allowing you to dry out faster. Both chest straps can be height-adjusted to meet your needs.
Get your perfect fit
Our new modular system allows you to mix and match packs and straps for a more personalized fit and look. This system will also allow you to set your straps at various widths, replace pieces independently, and allow you to build your pack for the conditions you will be experiencing.
Items are in-shop and will ship within 2-4 business days.
Tax is included.
We include adhesive-backed heat shrink tubing with every order to provide you with a no-sew option for finishing your strap webbing. Feel free to cut off any excess webbing and finish with the heat shrink tubing.
Short Vest Straps
4.7 oz/133 g
Medium Vest Straps
4.9 oz/139 g
Long Vest Straps
5.1 oz/145 g
210d Robic/Poly-Spandex Packs
9.3 oz/264 g
8.3 oz/235 g
210d HDPE Gridstop/Dyneema Packs
9.3 oz/264 g
2.92 oz DCF Hybrid/Dyneema Packs
8.0 oz/227 g
Due to the handmade nature of our products, all weights are approximate and are subject to variance. Selecting add-ons will add weight.
Pack Sizes Smaller - 18 in/46 cm Taller - 20 in/51 cm
Strap Sizes Short - 17.5 in/44.5 cm Medium - 19 in/48 cm Long - 20.5 in/52 cm
The Cutaway pack currently comes in two sizes – Smaller and Taller. Without a hipbelt, both sizes will ride comfortably on most people. Needs such as having a particularly large or small torso, having flexibility issues, or needing the smallest possible pack volume can dictate which size you select.
Poor Flexibility: If you have flexibility issues that affect your ability to access water bottles, select a larger pack height so that the pack bottom rides lower on your torso.
Small Pack Volume: If you expect to carry small volumes often, select a pack with a shorter pack height. It will have the same max volume but will pack down smaller.
Strap Length: (see video below) A measurement along the path of the strap can help you select your correct size. Select the size that more closely resembles your measurement. If in doubt, go up a size. If we do not currently offer a size that fits you, please let us know by emailing us at email@example.com. Please follow these steps:
Stand up straight with your back against the wall.
Find the base of your sternum and imagine a horizontal line traveling across your rib cage. For women, this will be at or close to your bra-line.
Determine if you would like to wear your straps wide or close in on your chest and find a point on the horizontal line that would represent this strap position.
With a measuring tape or string, measure from this point up over the middle of your shoulder, and to the wall behind you at the same height as the top of your shoulder.
There is a 1-year limited warranty covering functional defects in Nashville Pack and Equipment Company manufacturing and materials. Defects will be repaired if possible. If not, a replacement will be issued. We will reimburse shipping if the issue is found to be a defect per the terms of the warranty.
We encourage all of our customers to contact us if they are having any issues with our products. We want to know where we can improve, and will handle these issues on a case by case basis.
We can also do repairs for a fee. We’d rather not see our packs anywhere but on the trail.
Refunds or exchanges can be issued for unused products. Shipping is at the expense of the customer.
At the end of the day, we want you to enjoy the outdoors. We’ll do whatever we can within a reasonable scope to make that possible.