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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:07 pm 
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Go ahead and giggle at the slowshoes - I would too if I could!

Unfortunately, in the east for some excursions (hiking trails up and tight woods down) snowshoes and a backpacked Fish are the most practical combo I can come up with to date. Plus if the cover is marginal I can trash the old (cheap) Fish when I wouldn't dream of scratching my Khyber....

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vtrider wrote:
So now I'm really confused. Other than the Dakine's (which have gotten some serious dissing) which is a decent pack w/ back access? I snowshow about 50% of time depending on approach and not being able to get into the pack with board attached is a drag...

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The granite gear contrail I carry has a zipper that goes up one side, across the top and down the other side. Opening the whole thing allows total access to the entire contents of the large compartment w/a board attached. (or snowshoes)


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 Post subject: burton AK 26L Pack?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:52 pm 
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what do you think about that pack??


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 Post subject: Re: burton AK 26L Pack?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:43 pm 
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RidePowder wrote:
what do you think about that pack??






its a heavy bag for its size, but I think its not a waste. Thick cushy back panel, shoulder straps and waist belt along with thick rubberized carriers all around makes a bag heavier than others. The extra pound or so is worth it to me if its not pinching me after 10 hrs and it keeps things the stuff inside and strapped on the outside from bouncing around.
No durability issues so far after a pretty active half year carrying a board-n-shoes.


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3snowboards... what pack are you using? thank u for the reply


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RidePowder wrote:
3snowboards... what pack are you using? thank u for the reply






A Granite Gear contrail


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:19 am 
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Hi,

I recently went snowboarding, and for the first time I took a bag large enough to warrant a hip belt. I purposely loaded it with mine and my friends' shoes and other misc stuff so I could practice for when I actually get a chance to go splitboarding (soooooon... muahahhaa).

The pack was a full sized hiking backpack (75 liters, TNF Catalyst), compressed down a fair bit, and I would say it weighed between 25-30 lb.

Getting to my question... ;-)

The pack kept riding up whenever I would sit to wait for someone or redo my bindings (horrible horrible crappy no good rental equipment, and of course the lifts), and sometimes even if I just did some big motion. The hip belt would drag the shell up and then come to rest where it was no longer tight, and then when I streightened out it would squish the shell where it was, so I had to loosen and tighten it all the time.

My question is: how do you guys get around that? Does it happen often? We weren't planning on skiing/snowboarding on that hike so all I had was rain gear, which is fairly slippery. I suppose that was part of it.

Thanks in advance, and sorry for the prose ;-)


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I haven't really run into that problem. The Catalyst is way bigger than most of the daypacks people use for splitting, so maybe that's part of the problem. Also, you don't really spend that much time sitting down in the snow when splitting, like you do at a resort. Usually if you're sitting down for a transition or a snack or something, the pack is off your back. BTW, my day pack is closer to the 15 +/- lb range. It only gets up to 30 lbs with the board strapped on.

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