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Re: [pct-l] Light weight packs
IMHO, 2000 c.i. is too small. I used a Lowe Contour 40 this summer for
three short trips. It is 2400 c.i. and it was too small for me, even
w/just a tarp and lightweight sleeping bag. I did carry a stove and
food to cook [some even pack w/only cold food]. I bought a 4200 c.i.
sized pack; it weighs more (about 4.5 lbs compared to the approx. 2.5
lbs Lowe), but it will be much more functional, I think. With the
smaller pack, I had to lash my sleeping bag and tarp to the outside,
which does not work well with an internal frame pack.
YMMV [Your Mileage May Vary].
Dude Spellings wrote:
> Hi ya'll : ) I am interested in learning more about ultralight. I am
> considering buying a new pack and wondered what recommendations ya'll
> have concerning the following:
> 1. What pack would you recommend?
> 2. How small can I go? I am considering the North Face Exocet, which
> is 2000ci. It only wieghs 1lb, 15oz. I am planning on taking my gear
> to the store with me to see if it fits, but I wantde some feedback frim
> people who have experience in ultralight.
> 3. Has anyone ever used the TNF Exocet? If so, what is your opinion of
> the pack?
> thanks a lot,
> Dude in TX
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