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Charles Jennings (vigilguy) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Northern Utah
About Me Former Mechanical Engineer in the Aerospace Industry. Changed careers to sales and business development.

I own 8 packgoats and really enjoy their companionship and service while on the trail.
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All Forum Posts by Charles Jennings

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P & G
@ David Ure - No, the Bayonets were not touching the back of my head. As I mentioned, I really snugged them down just to see what it felt like.

In GEAR » A McHale demo pack arrived today
July 15, 11:32am

Merke weight
@ Ian My Merke that Dan built for me weighs in the vicinity of 3.5 lbs. I love the simple but effective suspension where he uses 7075 Aluminum stays. I use it A LOT. Ruggedly built, which ...

In GEAR » A McHale demo pack arrived today
July 15, 10:56am

Merke Demo
Here is another Demo from Dan. Fit was great as well. They certainly work well for me, and Dan has always provided professional service.

In GEAR » A McHale demo pack arrived today
July 15, 8:25am

My McHale demo from awhile back
Getting back to McHale Demo's I dug this out of my photos archives to demonstrate why a McHale pack works for me. The fit is perfect, and it is only a Demo. I had loaded 70 lbs in this ...

In GEAR » A McHale demo pack arrived today
July 15, 8:20am

Worth it?
"To those of you that currently have one- Was this pack worth 1000 dollars?" I certainly want to be respectful of other's opinions here, but in my case with the three McHales that ...

In GEAR » A McHale demo pack arrived today
July 12, 11:52pm

Modifying an Akto?
"If I can rig a crossing pole inside my Moment why can't a crossing pole be rigged inside a Hilleberg Akto in the same manner?" I suppose you could do this, but I think that is why...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
July 12, 11:42pm

Response to the OP's question
"For high end packs are you really getting something worth paying for?" Depends on how much you use it, I suppose. I have read complaints about paying $800 for McHale custom packs...

In GEAR » McHale pack or Zimmer pack?
July 07, 10:08am


In Gear Swap » F/S: Stephenson Warmlite 2R
June 11, 9:05am

F/S: Klymit Inertia X-Frame pad
Klymit Inertia X-frame: Dimensions: 72x18x1.5” Packed size: 2.5”x6” Weight: 10.1oz with pump 9.1oz pad only Retails for $99.95 Asking $55.00 shipped CONUS Like new condition. ...

In Gear Swap » F/S: Klymit Inertia X-Frame pad
March 29, 10:48am

Klymit told me 350 lbs, enough for person and their gear. Good job, Josh! Glad you had a lot to do with this! Flyfishermen have needed something like this ever since Curtis Designs quit making...

In Gear Deals » LWD-UL Pack Raft
March 26, 8:36pm

All Reader Reviews by Charles Jennings

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Caldera F-Keg Titanium Cone
I had the opportunity to go goatpacking with Josh Leavitt of Ti Goat, who hooked me up with a Ti version of the cone that fits with the Fosters can. As I recall, I had complained about how fragile th...

In Stoves - Alcohol
December 22, 4:34pm

Valandre Bloody Mary
I have had the chance to test the Bloody Mary over the last few weeks, so this would be an INITIAL REVIEW, with more to follow. The Bloody Mary, rather than a specialized bag which some of Valandre...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
February 21, 3:26pm

Gossamer Gear

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 21, 3:06pm