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Re: [pct-l] light weight packs
- Subject: Re: [pct-l] light weight packs
- From: JonAPhipps@aol.com
- Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 15:10:53 EDT
1. LWgear's Equinox pack. I used this 1-lb. beauty while hikin' some 1,100+
mi. in the Smokies this summer. @ 1 time I had 7 daze rations & it did the
job, beautifully. I used a Z-rest 3/4 length sleepin' pad as the "internal
frame", meanin' while backpackin' I folded it so that 3 panels formed my back
pad while addin' some body 2 the pack. Because this pack has no side
pockets, I used a Camelback (TM), which I packed nxt. 2 the Zrest...this
worked well, as, 'tho a Camelback weighs 1 site more'n a Gatorade (TM) btl.
which I normally carry, the Camelback's so EZ 2 drink fm. that I figure I
prob. hydrate more often (better). So, U C, the pack as I used it worked
quite well 4 me.
2. Wildthings AT Pack. This 2 lb., 2 oz. thing's a beauty & would serve 1
well thru the Sierras or wherever 1 mite need 2 carry more'n the 30 lbs. or
so that the LW pack (above) allows as U can load it up to 5,000 cu. in.
Nterestingly, the pack comes w/an Nternal sleeve in which a removable pad's
Nserted. All U gotta do is remove the pad & Nsert yr. Z-rest & U have 1
Ncredible rig. U can unsnap the top compartment 2 go w/less. This pack also
has 2 side pockets, makin' it a real gem which I really haven't used much,
but think it'll B gr8.
Disclaimer: the Z-rest doesn't afford much sleepin' comfort, but it doesn't
puncture...there's always some sorta trade-off w/any gear
Yrs. & Happy Trls., Wanchor
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