Alpine Luddites

pack making class series spring 2022

When:  January 28-31 Full

March 3-6

March 17-20

Time: 10-5 

Where: Alpine Luddites studio, Westmore Vermont

Project:Classic pack or White light/ White Heat climbing pack

Cost: $1300, includes materials

Space: limited to three students



  • No prior sewing experience needed!
  • The class will introduce you to industrial sewing machines, techniques, how to make and adjust  patterns 
  • I'll walk you through making a pattern to fit you, how to sew, install zippers, fabric selection and the details that go into making long lasting gear.
  • you get to make your own pack! options:
  1. White Light/White Heat climbing pack

  2. New Day Rising with a flat Don lid, or no lid.

  3. any top loading classic pack. The Fish pack, Pinnacle, french technique.

  • If you go with a NDR or WL/WH pack you'll be able to set this up as a climbing, ski or backpacking specific pack.
  • all in stock fabrics and components are made available to you as part of the course material fee. This includes woven Dyneema, DX40. If you want certain Trim colors that I don't normally stock I'll make it happen
  • throughout the class i'll answer any questions about any bags or packs I build
  • If it get too tricky I'll lend a hand and make sure you leave with a great pack.
  • We may have ice to climb.

I'll follow up class registration with an informational email.

No refunds unless there is someone waiting to take your place.