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UD Fastpack
I don't know if you can get a UD Fastpack yet. As far as I know there are just a few protos in existence. I suppose you could ask Buzz... They should be available in August.

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Canyon Royal Arch route
May 19, 5:00pm

My petite spouse has used the Jam a lot and is happy with it generally (for a frameless pack). But, the small size Jam (older model) does not fit a bear can well. She ended up getting a GG Mariposa...

In GEAR » ultralight pack that will fit very small woman well
May 17, 5:11pm

Re: water
Ha! We did not ask her religious affiliation, but I assume she was avoiding sun.

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Canyon Royal Arch route
May 15, 5:25pm

Well, yes, we kind of messed up on water. It was thin out there this year. I do think that most of the side drainages had water somewhere if you were willing to walk up or down for a while - at l...

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Canyon Royal Arch route
May 14, 10:08am

Grand Canyon Royal Arch route
Buzz & I did the Royal Arch route with the Pt Huitzil start a couple of weeks ago. We spent 3 days, walking back to Hermit's Rest via the Tonto & Boucher trails. Amazing, big, remote co...

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Canyon Royal Arch route
May 14, 8:15am

Cascadia v. Wildcat
I've backpacked and run in both Cascadia 5 & Wildcat 2. Both are great. Sounds like for your purposes you may prefer Cascadia. They will probably be more durable and provide a bit more m...

In GEAR » Brooks Cascadia 9 vs LaSportiva Wild Cats 2.0
May 05, 10:50am

Needles - Dark Canyon (UT)
We did a 4-day, 110-mile hike from the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, following the Hayduke Trail south through Beef Basin and Fable Valley, and then down Young's Canyon into Da...

In Post-Trip Reports » Needles - Dark Canyon (UT)
April 28, 3:26pm

UD fastpack
Correction: UD Fastpack out in August. A few more pics here (both 20 & 30 L are featured):

In GEAR » Fastpacks 2014
April 28, 3:20pm

Perhaps a return to "The Ray Way"! Forgot to mention the pack is constructed from silnylon with a roll top closure and stretch mesh pockets. A removable foam back panel is included.

In GEAR » Fastpacks 2014
April 26, 5:25pm

Ultimate Direction has a Fastpack coming out I think July. There will be 20 and 30L models. They have vest-style shoulder straps with bottle & gear pockets on the straps. No hip belt. We tested...

In GEAR » Fastpacks 2014
April 26, 3:59pm

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