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#181381 - 12/18/13 08:55 AM Re: 2 lb. winter pack [Re: rockchucker22]
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Registered: 02/23/03
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Tyson, I forgot to mention until I saw you are getting a belt pocket. They are not oriented very well, more to the side than at the front and is a tight fit for my small camera and pulling the zip. I only went with half mesh on my side pockets as I did not want any snags and I might have heavier gear in them. The front pocket as you can see is full fabric, once again, did not want material failing, plus I wanted something more waterproof for matches, tp, small clothing items.
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#181382 - 12/18/13 10:15 AM Re: 2 lb. winter pack [Re: hikerduane]
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Well that sucks, I can't stand unusable hip belt pocket. I really like how your back pocket has a flap to close it off. I was very concerned about the mesh pocket but after a year of off trail use with my GG Kumo I'm sold on stretch mesh. Very handy at extending the volume without making the pack unwieldy.
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#181383 - 12/18/13 01:19 PM Re: 2 lb. winter pack [Re: rockchucker22]
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I have the mesh on two packs, the Arc and SMD Starlight. Funny, the only small snag I got on the Arc's mesh this summer, wasn't when I crashed doing some XC, but after I was back on a trail. See how the pocket works for you.
Duane

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#181384 - 12/18/13 02:41 PM Re: 2 lb. winter pack [Re: hikerduane]
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How many packs do you have? My wife is pissed that I have 3;)
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#181385 - 12/18/13 03:48 PM Re: 2 lb. winter pack [Re: rockchucker22]
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Well, four now, counting the retired Epperson pack. Just three are three years old or newer. Can't beat year end bonus.
Duane

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#181388 - 12/18/13 06:52 PM Re: 2 lb. winter pack [Re: hikerduane]
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It get addictive to perfect the perfect set up for ones self.

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#181390 - 12/18/13 07:33 PM Re: 2 lb. winter pack [Re: rockchucker22]
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On the plus side, you'll be able to carry all your camping gear when she kicks you out. smile

I feel your pain - I went from a gear basement to a gear cupboard when my bride decided that a better use for the space would be as a sewing room. We're moving to a condo in a couple of months, and I'll be going from a cupboard to a corner of a closet. The up-side is that, in winnowing down my gear, I was able to correct some unfortunate purchasing decisions.

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#181391 - 12/18/13 08:03 PM Re: 2 lb. winter pack [Re: Glenn Roberts]
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Originally Posted By Glenn Roberts
On the plus side, you'll be able to carry all your camping gear when she kicks you out. smile

I feel your pain - I went from a gear basement to a gear cupboard when my bride decided that a better use for the space would be as a sewing room. We're moving to a condo in a couple of months, and I'll be going from a cupboard to a corner of a closet. The up-side is that, in winnowing down my gear, I was able to correct some unfortunate purchasing decisions.
grin lol yea I have a couple of those. Luckily my son is very into camping too. My wife use to but she has MS and lost a lot of her physical capabilities. So she's now more comfortable at home.
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