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Looks like we're all searching for the right pack...
In response to my query on the Kelty Flight, I received
several positive endorsements on that pack (or the
Cloud which I believe is the same except for slightly
heavier pack cloth and lower price). I also received a
strong endorsement for the G4. Tom's post is the first
that compares them and provides an alternative.
Frankly the gossamer appearance of the G4 put me off a
bit. I went ahead and ordered a Flight because the
sale price was appealing. Now I'm plagued with the
bane of gear heads, too many choices.
I hadn't looked at GoLite because I wasn't aware that
they had beefed up their suspension. I'm assuming Tom
is describing the Gust. I'm trying to make a
thoughtful transition to an ultralight style, but my 55
year old body still recoils from a totally minimalist
approach. I like a few extra comforts, so am currently
targeting a packweight in the 14 pound range. Does the
Gust have a suspension that will transfer enough of the
load to my hips? How is the framesheet supported (no
stays?)? How do the Flight and Gust suspensions
happy trails in 2002, Hobbit
> I have had a Kelty Cloud, two G4's and I have a new Golite pack that is
> one up from the Breeze. It weighs 19.5 oz. It appears to be a great
> compromise between the heavier Cloud and the too delicate G4 and Breeze
> type packs.
> I was all set to try out the new Golite on the AT in Maine in September,
> but chose Sept 11th as my departure date. I was on the plane but never
> left the ground...so I will probably try it out at Pt Reyes National
> Seashore in January.
> Tom in Sacramento
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