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Richard Beech

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Best Pack
« on: Nov 16 2003, 07:51 »

I am interested in the opinions of those on this site as to the "best" internal frame backpack in the 5,500-6,700 cu. in. range ???  I am climbing aconcagua 12/03 and would appreciate any and all comments.

thanks 8)
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Re:Best Pack
« Reply #1 on: Nov 16 2003, 13:53 »

Look for backpacks from these brands

Arc t Rex
Gregory
Osprey
macpac
radical design

to say witch 1 is best is hard as you must fit a backpack like shoes and thats very personal...but all brands i mentioned make top of the line backpacks.
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trunl

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Re:Best Pack
« Reply #2 on: Nov 23 2003, 09:52 »

i would especially recommend radical design and arc, but i would not use macpac as mine ripped after only 3 days of actual use.
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Born with Krampons

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Re:Best Pack
« Reply #3 on: Dec 18 2003, 03:40 »

Just curious what trunl would describe "real use" as is it taking your ice axe and stearing it down the middle?

I personally would suggest a Seratus or Gregory but that is just personal favs.
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trunl

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Re:Best Pack
« Reply #4 on: Dec 18 2003, 07:45 »

NO!!!! i MEANT real use by actually backpacking and hiking and not sitting in my closet. YES! of course i took an ice axe and started ripped at my bag! (sarcastically said) NOT!
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Re:Best Pack
« Reply #5 on: Dec 18 2003, 22:41 »

Anyway a Macpac is not supposed to rip after 3 days....im sure it is an isolated incident..they are 1 of the most riged packs.
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trunl

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Re:Best Pack
« Reply #6 on: Dec 19 2003, 23:45 »

heres what happened, i was hiking and slipped, my pack scrated along a rock wall for about 3 seconds and it ripped, i would not recommend them.
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Re:Best Pack
« Reply #7 on: Dec 20 2003, 01:07 »

Well as i sell all the mentioned brands above...i still do. ;D
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trunl

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Re:Best Pack
« Reply #8 on: Jan 1 2004, 13:37 »

good for you.
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ExperiencedClimber

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Re:Best Pack
« Reply #9 on: Jan 25 2004, 20:54 »

The point is trunl, that you reply to just about each and every thread on this site offering your 'advice' even though you have virtually zero climbing experience. Also, just doing what 'feels right' is something which gets people killed in the mountains.


NO!!!! i MEANT real use by actually backpacking and hiking and not sitting in my closet. YES! of course i took an ice axe and started ripped at my bag! (sarcastically said) NOT!


Reply #3 Posted: December 17, 22:40  

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Just curious what trunl would describe "real use" as is it taking your ice axe and stearing it down the middle?

I personally would suggest a Seratus or Gregory but that is just personal favs.
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Re:Best Pack
« Reply #10 on: Jan 25 2004, 21:21 »

mmmm some replies on this forum dissapeared ???
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trunl

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Re:Best Pack
« Reply #11 on: Jan 26 2004, 00:04 »

you aren't by any chance ron, are you, experienced climber?

and also about the feels right comment, doing what feels right isn't what gets people killed it's what saves peoples lives. if you are in the middle of a climb and something doesn't feel right, to you, like the weather, then turn back. if it turns out there was a whiteout moments after you got in your tent, then your instincts are right, if not then it doesn't matter, you can always try again.
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« Reply #12 on: Jan 26 2004, 01:10 »

When i have to say something then i say it using my own name and not an alias. And for the record...that "expirianced climber" whoever he is made a point several others made to you...maybe time to wake up kid
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Re:Best Pack
« Reply #13 on: Jan 26 2004, 22:53 »

How much mountaineering experience do you have trunl? Should provide an interesting point of reference for your statements such as mentioned below... would be nice if you could provide some specifics: mountains climbed, solo-climbing experience, expedition experience, experience leading a climb, perhaps possible formal accreditations from alpine clubs, etc.



doing what feels right isn't what gets people killed it's what saves peoples lives. if you are in the middle of a climb and something doesn't feel right
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Re:Best Pack
« Reply #14 on: Jan 26 2004, 23:36 »

Hey Experienced climber, welcome to the forum.  8)
As you did not register I cannot send you a PM, so in public the following request:
- stop posting under different names, why don't you register and use this name? If not anybody can use your alias. Then you can also send and receive PM (Private Messages) through the site.
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- be constructive! Enough flamewars on the net already  ;)
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« Reply #15 on: Jan 26 2004, 23:40 »

I'd be more than happy to use the "administrator" name - can I get the password? ;D


why don't you register and use this name? Thanks,
keep climbing,

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Re:Best Pack
« Reply #16 on: Jan 26 2004, 23:45 »


I'd be more than happy to use the "administrator" name - can I get the password? ;D


why don't you register and use this name? Thanks,
keep climbing,

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Ofcourse, the password is Newell   ;)
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trunl

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Re:Best Pack
« Reply #17 on: Jan 28 2004, 09:27 »

hey! that doesn't work!
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Re:Best Pack
« Reply #18 on: Jan 28 2004, 13:40 »

DUH ::)
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trunl

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Re:Best Pack
« Reply #19 on: Jan 29 2004, 07:54 »

what i said was sarcasm.
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