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Re: Considering Minimalist Footwear for Backpacking
Great article Ryan. Your insights should help manufacturers design better minimalist footwear for lightweight hikers. The increase in forward lean when carrying a backpack, compared to normal wa...

In Editor's Roundtable » Considering Minimalist Footwear for Backpacking
October 24, 1:04pm

Interlinked shoulder straps to give Freedom of movement.
This is not a new idea at all. In your reviews of the Aarn Featherlite Freedom and Liquid Agility, you and Ryan praised the benefits of the Freedom of movement and stability of the Aarn system.

In Editor's Roundtable » Black Diamond Infinity 60 & Innova 50 Backpack Review
December 15, 2:13pm

: Forward lean and backward pull of the shoulder straps.
Hi Roger, The research compared an Aarn Bodypack with a Karimor Alpiniste internal frame pack - state of the art at the time- not an A Frame! Are A frames still available? The picture shows y...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 2: The Packs
October 13, 2:20pm

Forward lean and backward pull of the shoulder straps.
All the comments about the importance of packing the weight close to your back are right- this does make a huge difference and validates my point about reducing load leverage. Also the point that l...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 2: The Packs
October 01, 2:08am

You left out the most important factor!
Sports science research shows that the most important factor determining the energy required to carry a given weight and to create the least strain on the body is the closeness of the center of gra...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 2: The Packs
September 29, 2:03pm

Biomechanics
I hope your report will discuss the most important factor determining the comfort, load carrying efficiency and strain on the body produced by the load. This is the closeness of the center of gravi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 1B: Theory and Technology
September 08, 3:48pm

full length zipper on Phantom 32
Either a 3/4 length or a full length zipper that is available in left and right versions (so 2 bags can be zipped together) is essential for me to sleep ultralight with my partner. I also need zi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32 Sleeping Bag Review
November 11, 10:22am

Icebugs
I have used 1 pair of Icebugs for 2 years in NZ, nearly all off trail. A considerable amount of scree and sharp moraine, innumerable river crossings, and for climbing on snow in summer with crampon...

In GEAR » Shoes for Long Distance Hiking
March 09, 3:07pm

Aarn packs+bear canisters
Hi Meir, Good question. The front Balance Pockets are a smaller volume than the backpack, because the same volume would not be practical. To equalise the weight in front and behind, we re...

In GEAR » Aarn Packs dose anyone know ......
February 22, 12:34pm

Aarn FlowMo Bodypacks- Sports Science findings:backpack vs Bodypack.
The purpose of lightweight gear is to reduce the energy necessary to carry a load. Reducing the weight is a major component in this quest. What has not been recognised is that how you distribute th...

In GEAR » Aarn Packs dose anyone know ......
February 20, 10:57pm

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