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 Post subject: Re: What pack should I buy
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:22 pm 
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+1 for the Osprey Kode 38.
Pretty happy with mine besides a few snapped buckles and some parts of the ski carry but hopefully that can be fixed.

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 Post subject: Re: What pack should I buy
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:08 am 
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 Post subject: Re: What pack should I buy
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:26 am 
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Throwing my 2cents in - I've got an ortovox pack, and it is the most comfortable thing I've ever put on my back! It's a 22l and big enough for a day but not much more, and the spine protection is a bit of a bonus.

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 Post subject: Re: What pack should I buy
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:49 am 
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Draizuh wrote:
+1 for the Osprey Kode 38.
Pretty happy with mine besides a few snapped buckles and some parts of the ski carry but hopefully that can be fixed.

x 2 on the buckles

Sold a few of these and the A frame carry buckles last one tour :nononno:

Repalced with buckles that are replaceable in the field

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 Post subject: Re: What pack should I buy
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:13 am 
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I'm rockin the older BD Convert Avalung 32 but of course it modified!

Day trips only, with all the safety gear for the tours.

I can carry 2 axes and 2 whippets and my shovel pole on the outside in a secure manner.

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After spending a few days touring with Mr Miller I like the First Assent Alchemist® 40 Pack

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 Post subject: Re: What pack should I buy
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:12 am 
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Really like the look of Deuter's Freerider Pro packs and think I will get one of these. Plus they sell them in my local village. Happy days!
Thanks for all your advice guys.

Martin :thumpsup:

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 Post subject: Re: What pack should I buy
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:37 am 
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The Deuter Freeride Pro is a great choice. Best day pack I've owned. Best of luck with it.


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 Post subject: Re: What pack should I buy
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After my AK pack blew it's zippers out i bought the Mammut Nirvana Pro 35 and used it last season.
Very happy with this pack and it's worth checking out.


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 Post subject: Re: What pack should I buy
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:26 pm 
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As long as you're not overnighting it, I advocate for Camelbak's 38L PitBoss.
It fits my long frame well, keeping most weight on my hips. It has plenty of compression straps to keep the load from shifting no matter how small it is. You can't beat the hydration system and tri-zip is rad (accessible from top and sides). Quick access pockets for shovel blade & skins and another for probe & shovel handle. Horizontal board carry close to your back is great for climbing sketch. Adjustable loop for axe/whippet (or skis). Seam sealed hip stash.
Once I down-climbed an icy couloir which proved too gnar for my wife, carrying my board, her skis, and ski boots and the load did not shift.
I modded mine out with rain flaps over the top zips and adjustable compression straps on the lower sides. The stock, non-adjustable straps fit my regular width split; adjustables now fit my wide board. :bananas:
Rain flaps are more so ski's edges don't eff up my zippers in A-frame mode.
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Here's the ladies version (smaller and backward) highlighting Tri-zip and hip stash.
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 Post subject: Re: What pack should I buy
PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:47 am 
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My two cents as well:

For day outings, it is hard for me not to recommend the Deuter Freeride Pro 30L. It carries everything you need for the day, but no more.

I almost went with a ski-specific Cilo Gear pack (www.cilogear.com), since I climb with their 45L and 60L worksacks, but the Deuter was half the price. You should be able to find a deal at around $130.

I carry my Ice Ax poles and Whippet in a similar manner to firstlight, BUT it continues to bother me that I will take a hard fall sometime and wake up Phineas Gage. Suggestion, other than a film-canister protector for the spike?

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 Post subject: Re: What pack should I buy
PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:42 am 
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pmoore wrote:
Suggestion, other than a film-canister protector for the spike?

Black Diamond's Spike Protector.
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 Post subject: Re: What pack should I buy
PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:19 pm 
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HansG:

I had noticed the BD pick and adze protectors, but never the spike protectors.

Many thanks,
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