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« Reply #2490 on: July 17, 2017, 03:09:08 PM »
Pretty sure his chiropractor isn't really happy with him either...
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« Reply #2491 on: July 17, 2017, 03:11:05 PM »
Btw, I've seen this and a couple other images of dogs slung up like this before. The only info I can get on it is that this is how the IDF parachutes in their K9 units. Couldn't verify that info, but thought it was interesting if true.
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« Reply #2492 on: July 17, 2017, 03:45:28 PM »
I don't buy any carry items for fashionable purposes these days, only things that I can use practically.
Cough, Pequod, cough!!! :D

I agree with @DougNg about bag weight, which makes it a not so unpopular opinion.

I went away for a week and a half earlier this year, and my bag weighed around 12 kg. Two of those were from the backpack itself, a Defy Verbockel.

I wanted a smaller bag, and I've just picked up a Thisispaper backpack, but probably should have got a Topo Designs Stack Pack, which I'm guessing would be half a kilo lighter.

Given I was travelling by public transport and on foot, getting the load down to (say) seven or eight kilos would make it much easier.

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« Reply #2493 on: July 17, 2017, 04:00:11 PM »
Agreeing with me in general automatically makes it an unpopular opinion.
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« Reply #2494 on: July 17, 2017, 04:03:18 PM »
If you really want to get your travel gear down, go to a camping store. They have a lot of innovative stuff to get weight down.

You're not serious about weight savings until you start drilling holes in toothbrushes ;)
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« Reply #2495 on: July 17, 2017, 06:00:25 PM »
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« Reply #2496 on: July 17, 2017, 06:07:27 PM »
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« Reply #2497 on: July 17, 2017, 07:12:13 PM »
The GR1 is 1000D, overkill if you're not dragging it over coarse materials. I've been using 500D for the last few years, it's adequately strong and durable but the weight savings is considerable.

Actually, I've left it on the ground at outdoor rifle ranges which are covered in brass, and I don't even have abrasion marks on it.

Wholeheartedly agree. Both my Mystery Ranch packs use 500D Cordura. They both piss all over my Goruck pack in terms of performance/strength to weight ratio (although I do love my Goruck also, great bags too)


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« Reply #2498 on: July 17, 2017, 07:12:47 PM »
You know you've done an "unpop" well when so many disagree and leap to defend  8)

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« Reply #2499 on: July 17, 2017, 07:14:04 PM »
I don't buy any carry items for fashionable purposes these days, only things that I can use practically.
Cough, Pequod, cough!!! :D

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« Reply #2500 on: July 17, 2017, 07:23:05 PM »
Want light? Go dyneema I have a set from SDR traveller which means I cant afford to go anywhere but at least my bags weigh nothing.



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« Reply #2501 on: July 17, 2017, 07:30:39 PM »
I've always liked Mystery Ranch. They don't overuse MOLLE for regular packs like other companies.
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« Reply #2502 on: July 17, 2017, 07:44:49 PM »
I've always liked Mystery Ranch. They don't overuse MOLLE for regular packs like other companies.

Futura yoke is very comfortable and the 3-zip access is great. They are incredibly well thought out.

The weight distribution on the frame is easily the best I have experienced on a pack, the only downside is the frame is quite rigid which makes it difficult to fold down flat if you need to stow it on a plane.

You should check out the specials on their website. They have had some real bargains in the past year.


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« Reply #2503 on: July 17, 2017, 08:04:18 PM »
Probably not going to pick up a pack for awhile. Want to see how long I can use this Vertx bag before the bottom falls out. Been four years and I can't tell it's been used other than it's dirty as shit.
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« Reply #2504 on: July 17, 2017, 09:05:44 PM »
I have two totes, one by Kletterwerks and another by Acronym.  Both are solid, well-made practical bits of kit that have carried a shit load and taken a lot of abuse. They were also very useful work bags when I had a prolapsed disc and couldn't carry a backpack.

Primarily, I use a them for work as an addition to a backpack/messenger when I have to carry multiple files.  In the alternative, they are useful as a bag for the kids toys if we are going away.

I don't buy any carry items for fashionable purposes these days, only things that I can use practically.  Totes definitely have their place in a carry arsenal and can be very useful bits of kit.


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