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M ISPO 2014, Munich, Part 3
by Matthew Pullan (editorial assistance from Roger Caffin) | on March 11, 2014
We've covered the materials, the combinations, and now ISPO wraps up with a look at some innovative ski gear.
M Lightweight Frameless Backpacks State of the Market Report 2011
Part 2B – Technical Evaluation – Measurement of Pack Load Carrying Capacity
by Will Rietveld and Janet Reichl | on June 28, 2011
We “lab” test thirteen frameless backpacks to compare their performance in terms of load carrying capability. We also address the debate of whether a coiled or folded sleeping pad is better for creating a “virtual frame” for weight transfer to the hips. And we compare frameless backpacks with stays inserted to lightweight internal frame backpacks. Our data reveal some distinct differences among the packs and a few surprises.
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