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[at-l] Daypacks and fleece bags

>In the quest for a lighter pack, I loaded up my daypack and a fleece
>bag prototype for a test.  I really thought the day pack would work
>since I routinely use it during the summer.  I knew it would hold my
>stove and food and some clothes and water, but when I put in the rest
>of my gear, it was pretty tight.  Even figuring the size difference
>between my pur scout and the hiker I intend on getting, I don't think
>I'll be happy with a 2200 cubic in pack.  There was no room for my
>Corn Pops or pretzels so I had to leave them at home...:-(((
>Besides the size issue, it was impossible to get things arranged so that
>something wasn't poking me in the back.  It seemed that no matter
>how I arranged things they would shift around and something would be
>digging me.  And it was HOT and SWEATY.  Of course, it was 95 and very
>humid on Sat but Friday was comfortable and I still felt like it would
>take three large men to_peeeel_ my pack off during breaks.  And I've
>learned that even though I'm used to carrying a twenty pound daypack for
>a couple hours a day, a thirty pound daypack is really heavy on the
>shoulders on the long haul.  Question...for you ultralighters..do your
>packs have hipbelts and if not just how strong are your
>shoulders???<<G>>     Kahley... who lost the battle but not the war!
>PS Tomorrow,  I'm off to the gear store to check out the Adjustable II.
>I guess I'm just hooked on ExFrames.
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