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Feb 12, 2019 - 8:50:01 AM
92 posts since 2/27/2012

I've started hiking with my banjo. I figure it's a good way to train for backpacking as I get some weight on my back and it's fun when I take a break, but I'm not thrilled with my gig bag for this purpose. It's clearly not built for the purpose. I don't imagine there are any gig bags out there that really are, but I'd like something with better straps, and a bit more pocket space for water bottles and extra clothes. I've actually got an old child carrying backpack (my children have outgrown it) that I'm toying with trying to modify for the purpose. Has anyone here got a banjo hiking setup that they're happy with?

Feb 12, 2019 - 9:58:51 AM

5220 posts since 5/8/2014

Gregory Mountain Products in Utah did some nice custom work for me back in the early ‘90s.

Feb 12, 2019 - 10:00:45 AM
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1475 posts since 10/12/2011

I've always seen those light gig bags with pack straps. I think you on a good track with the the Kelty carrier or old military ALICE pack frame.

Feb 12, 2019 - 1:46:51 PM
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862 posts since 3/22/2017

Look at the ones by Protec, Boulder and Access Stage One, they all seem pretty sturdy fabric/padding/stitching, roomy (too roomy for a openback, since mine's meant to fit a resonator), backpack straps. This is what i have

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