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! See the production schedule for our current lead time. If you need a pack sooner, we have in-stock options available.

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

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Step 1: select pack size.

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Made-to-order Cutaway 30L Backpack


  • Handmade in Tennessee
  • Price automatically converts to your local currency
Regular price$230.00
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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. 

⚠️ After adding the pack to your cart, continue to make your fabric, strap, and accessory selections ⬇️

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

Key Features

  • 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 (sold separately) 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.

Max load recommendation: 25 lbs / 11.5 kg  

Volume

Torso Length 16"/404 mm 18"/457 mm  20"/508 mm
Internal Volume at Collar 26L 28L 30L
Total Internal Volume 31L 33L 35L

*The outside pocket holds roughly 10L.

Weight

The following chart lists the estimated weights of the pack body in various fabrics in an 18" torso length. Add 0.2 oz / 6 g to estimate the weight of a 20" pack or subtract 0.2 oz / 6 g for a 16" pack. Add the weight of straps and accessories listed below to estimate the full weight of your pack.  

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

Fabric

Weight of the pack body

VX07 

10.5 oz / 297 g

VX21

12.3oz / 349 g

EPX200

12.2 oz / 346 g

UltraGrid

10.6 oz / 301 g

Ultra 100X

9.5 oz / 269 g

Ultra 200X

9.8 oz / 269 g

2.92 DCF

9.2 oz / 261 g

5.0 DCF

11.3 oz / 320 g

Shoulder Straps

  • 16.0" Hybrid Vest Straps: 4.8 oz / 136 g
  • 17.5" Hybrid Vest Straps: 5.0 oz / 142 g
  • 19.0" Hybrid Vest Straps: 5.1 oz / 145 g
  • 20.5" Hybrid Vest Straps: 5.2 oz / 147 g

    Sternum Straps

    • Standard sternum strap: 0.3 oz / 9 g
    • Elastic sternum strap: 0.4 oz / 10 g

    Optional Accessories

    • Pad Attachment System: 0.4 oz / 12 g
    • Set of Side Compression Straps: 0.5 oz / 14 g 
    • 1" Removable Hip Belt: 2.0 oz / 57 g
    • Padded Hip Belt Wings
      • Small: 4.8 / 136 g
      • Medium: 5.6 / 159 g
      • Large: 6.4 oz / 181 g
    • Pair of Bear Can Straps: 1 oz / 28 g

    Follow the links below for more information on the following topics

    Sizing

    Instructions

    Materials

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    Cutaway/Bridge Fabric Options

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    Step 3: select bottom pocket color.

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    Bottom Pocket Color Options

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    *Note that the colors may not appear exactly like the photos depending on lighting.

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    Step 4: select strap size.

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    Hybrid Vest Straps
    Hybrid Vest Straps
    Hybrid Vest Straps
    Hybrid Vest Straps
    Hybrid Vest Straps

    Hybrid Vest Straps

    • Handmade in Tennessee
    Regular price$116.00
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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. 

    Compatible with any of our Packs, our hybrid vest straps are designed for a more balanced load transfer and upfront water access. Made from two layers of breathable mesh, they conform to your body while transferring the load uniformly across the shoulders and torso. Six total strap pockets allow for easy access to snacks, small items, and soft flasks or 1L water bottles. 

    Our strap attachment system allows for some adjustability in the length of the straps and the width between them and also makes it possible to replace worn or damaged pieces independently instead of buying a whole new pack.

    If you need straps that are shorter or longer than our standard sizes, please email us at contact@nashvillepack.com and we will do our best to accommodate you.

    16.0" Vest - 4.8 oz/136 g

    17.5" Vest - 5.0 oz/142 g

    19.0" Vest - 5.1 oz/145 g

    20.5" Vest - 5.2 oz/147 g

    Standard sternum strap: 0.3 oz/9 g

    Elastic sternum strap: 0.4 oz/10 g

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

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    Step 5: Add an Accessory Pack or select accessories individually below.

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    Cutaway/Bridge Accessory Pack

    Cutaway/Bridge Accessory Pack

    • Handmade in Tennessee
    Regular price$21.00
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    This bundle is priced at a discount and includes:

    1 x 1" Removable Hip Belt - 2.0 oz/57 g

    1 x Pad Attachment System - 0.4 oz/12 g 

    1 x Set of Side Compression Straps - 0.5 oz/14 g 

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

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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.