Outdoor Tenzing’s Carbon Fiber CF13 “Ultimate Pack” – Lighten Your Load Recoil Staff September 12, 2013 0 COMMENT Tenzing Outdoors (Plano, IL) has introduced their new TZ CF13 Carbon Fiber Frame System for hunters, avid outdoorsmen and adventure seekers. Weighing in at only 3 pounds, 8 ounces, the TZ CF13 is extremely lightweight compared to traditional frame packs. The Tenzing frame is constructed of 100% carbon fiber, containing no fiberglass fillers. During the manufacturing process, the frame is pre-impregnated with aerospace grade resin, externally pressurized and then heat cured to solidify its construction. Based upon field-tested requirements, the frame is built with a quasi-isotropic, balanced layup of 2×2 twill weave carbon fiber. This process ensures what Tenzing describes as the ideal strength-to-weight ratio. After curing, the solid composite frame is extracted from the mold and then handcrafted and precision-machined to exacting specifications, with all processes occurring right here in the USA. The frame’s form-fitting rigid shape and fully adjustable suspension system is focused on the user’s comfort and lightening larger loads. It has been designed to flex with hip movement as you walk, yet remains extremely rigid allowing the load to stay secure and tight against the body. Included with the TZ CF13 system is a removable top that can be used as a fanny pack. Additionally, the pack has wings on each side that wrap around a 24” x 11.5” x 7” bag. On the frame is a bottom Dyneema® shelf which houses a 10” x 24” hunter orange pullout for use as a safety feature when packing horns. The pack has six horizontal compression straps – three on the frame and three on the wings – and two vertical compression straps on the bottom reservoir, as well as two removable hip pockets. The Tenzing TZ CF13 is currently available in Loden Green and retails for $699.99 at Tenzing Outdoors.