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#104514 - 10/09/08 10:56 AM Replacement for Mountainsmith Ghost
Brad_Neff Offline
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Registered: 01/07/02
Posts: 303
Loc: Utah
I've had a Ghost for years, and loved it. Recently, it was stolen and I'm faced with replacing it. I love the size, weight, etc. Of the Ghost. Unfortunately, again, it's no longer manufactured. Any suggestions for a replacement?

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#104515 - 10/09/08 11:08 AM Re: Replacement for Mountainsmith Ghost [Re: Brad_Neff]
DownsD Offline


Registered: 02/20/03
Posts: 701
Loc: Fountain Valley, CA, USA
TLB member paulbrown137 has one posted on the buy/sell forum, maybe he still has it. Here's a link to his post Mountainsmith Ghost

Good to see you back on the forum again, it's been a long time since you posted. Thought maybe you'd left us.

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#104516 - 10/09/08 11:52 AM Re: Replacement for Mountainsmith Ghost [Re: Brad_Neff]
Ben2World Offline
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Registered: 10/26/04
Posts: 1754
Loc: So Cal
The ULA Circuit might be the Ghost replacement you are looking for. Both packs feature Delrin suspension hoops and both are great for middle-range gear weight. As for volume, I believe the pack bags are comparable in size; the Circuit's greater overall volume results from its voluminous mesh pockets.

While I don't have any direct experience with the ULA pack, I do have a hiker friend who owns both Circuit and Ghost and love them both.

But if panel loading is the feature you are looking for, then the Golite Litespeed is worth a look.

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#104517 - 10/09/08 03:19 PM Re: Replacement for Mountainsmith Ghost [Re: Brad_Neff]
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Registered: 11/08/04
Posts: 2285
Loc: Michigan
I have one that has never been used that I might be willing to sell for a reasonable price (size medium, with the belt extension). I've been looking for an excuse to buy an ULA Circuit, selling the Ghost would be the push I need...

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#104518 - 10/09/08 04:13 PM Re: Replacement for Mountainsmith Ghost [Re: Brad_Neff]
bigfoot2 Offline
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Registered: 09/17/06
Posts: 1432
Loc: Eugene , Oregon
Here's one for sale on Craigslist for $25.00 !!! Good luck.

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/spo/828375253.html

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#104519 - 10/09/08 05:02 PM Re: Replacement for Mountainsmith Ghost [Re: bigfoot2]
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Loc: Michigan
That's the older model, there were issues with the stays tearing out. Mine is the olive colored one.

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#104520 - 10/09/08 10:18 PM Re: Replacement for Mountainsmith Ghost [Re: Paddy_Crow]
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Registered: 02/03/06
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If you want a panel loader, the new Six Moon Designs Traveler might be the one for you. Get the optional stays because the load lifters don't work without it, and with the stays it works great up to 35-37 lbs. You can always remove the stays for really light loads. I have their Comet pack and absolutely love it. If I were getting a new pack, though, I'd go for the Traveler.
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#104521 - 10/11/08 12:03 PM Re: Replacement for Mountainsmith Ghost [Re: Brad_Neff]
Wolfeye Offline
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Registered: 01/11/07
Posts: 413
Loc: Seattle, WA
I'll agree with some of the other posters and say to check out ULA's packs. My Ghost is about to bite the dust, and the ULA Catalyst sounds pretty similar by its descriptions. I liked the Ghost because it could hold a bear canister inside if I had to pack one, and so can the Catalyst.

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#104522 - 10/14/08 07:29 AM Re: Replacement for Mountainsmith Ghost [Re: Brad_Neff]
Brad_Neff Offline
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Registered: 01/07/02
Posts: 303
Loc: Utah
Thanks everyone for your help. I haven't looked at the ULA packs in a while. I'll have to take a looksee.

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#104523 - 10/14/08 09:02 AM Re: Replacement for Mountainsmith Ghost [Re: Brad_Neff]
BarryP Offline
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Registered: 03/04/04
Posts: 1574
Loc: Eastern Idaho

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#104524 - 10/16/08 02:52 PM Re: Replacement for Mountainsmith Ghost [Re: DownsD]
skinewmexico Offline
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Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 81
ULA Circuit looks a lot like a Gossamer Gear Mariposa plus.

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#110119 - 01/26/09 06:26 PM Re: Replacement for Mountainsmith Ghost [Re: Brad_Neff]
Paddy_Crow Offline
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Registered: 11/08/04
Posts: 2285
Loc: Michigan
I figured I'd resurrect this thread to chat up my new purchase. I did exactly what the thread title says, I replaced my Mountainsmith Ghost (sold it to a lucky member here). I'm thinking if I get laid off, I'm going to sell my house (or let the bank assume ownership) and hit the trail.

My new pack is the ULA Circuit, and it just arrived today. So far, I'm really impressed with it. Now I'm geeked to get out on the trail.

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#110122 - 01/26/09 08:14 PM Re: Replacement for Mountainsmith Ghost [Re: Paddy_Crow]
Folkalist Offline
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Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 374
Loc: Fredericksburg, VA
Congrats on the new pack!

I'm psyched to hit the trail, too. Is winter over yet?
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