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[pct-l] New System

> Well, I have a new weird lightweight backpack system that seems to work
well.  I bought the REI Full Skinny fanny pack and wear my GoLite pack on
top of it.  The GoLite does not need a waist belt with this system, since it
is "sitting" mostly on the fanny pack.  The Full Skinny is very large with a
super waist belt. This weird configuration seems to do the job.  I use the
Dana Designs Wet Rib in front on the GoLite shoulder straps for the water
bottle and miscellaneous items.  Also, I use the Kelty waist belt buckle pad
on the Full Skinny's waist belt for extra efficiency
> I have never heard of anyone using this type of setup.  Maybe there is a
reason for that.  I will call it the "Switchback System" until I gearhead up
something else.  Happy trails, Switchback

Add 'em up:

GoLite pack 12 ounces
REI Full Skinny fanny pack 1 pound 12 ounces
Dana Designs Wet Rib 7 ounces
Total weight of pack system 2 pounds 15 ounces

I have heard of other people using a small fanny pack to support the GoLite.

Myself, I use the G4 at 13 ounces which includes a hip belt. I add a small
3-ounce hip belt which I wear in the front to keep the stuff I need on the
trail handy, including my small camera. Total weight just 1 pound.

Whatever work for you, as long as it works.


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