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Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
"New Pack Name" on 04/24/2008 15:21:45 MDT Print View

How about "Been Laden" as in having been weighed down with a load. It would be a name that reflects the times (think Ben Lauden)we live in. Of course it could be you put the pack away in your gear closet and never find it again. Smile.

george carr
(hammer-one) - F

Locale: Walking With The Son
New Pack Name on 04/24/2008 16:40:12 MDT Print View

How about the Genesis pack, since it sounds like a new beginning.

Dave Heiss
(DaveHeiss) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Zip update on 04/24/2008 18:03:44 MDT Print View

Ron,

Whatever name you decide on (I vote for Exodus), don't go too crazy changing the Zip design. A little more capacity in the main bag would be appreciated - maybe as a bigger collar - and integrated hipbelt pockets like those on ULA packs would be a great addition, but the side pockets are perfect for us water bottle users, and the overall pack configuration is awesome.

Let us all know what you have planned and when it might be available - thanks.

Ron Bell
(mountainlaureldesigns) - F - M

Locale: USA
Re: Zip update on 04/24/2008 18:20:06 MDT Print View

WOW

Awesome names and feed back! Many Thanks.

Seems like Exodus is in the lede and I really like that one.- I like Oracle too.

I must have been nuts the day I named it the Zip-thinking of being zippy or zipping down the trail...duhOh

I don't plan any big changes for the Zip, except the name. Mainly a few tweaks to some of hardware and /or lash loop positions and maybe a very minor size change to the rear pocket. It may grow 1oz but no more.

Keep the ideas rolling...

Edited by mountainlaureldesigns on 04/24/2008 18:20:50 MDT.

Chris Chastain
(Thangfish) - F

Locale: S. Central NC, USA
New Pack Name Help on 04/24/2008 18:44:26 MDT Print View

Exodus: Movement of Jah people!

Sounds good to me.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
New Pack Name Help on 04/24/2008 18:53:17 MDT Print View

I like Exodus too, but of course if you have a lid that will have to be removed.
Franco

Jason Klass
(jasonklass) - F

Locale: Parker, CO
Re: New Pack Name on 04/24/2008 21:11:10 MDT Print View

How about, "The Guru" or "Sage"?

george carr
(hammer-one) - F

Locale: Walking With The Son
In the spirit of the Exodus on 04/24/2008 21:16:30 MDT Print View

Let my people goooooooooo.... sorry, couldn't resist :P.

Doug Johnson
(djohnson) - MLife

Locale: Washington State
Re: New Pack Name Help on 04/24/2008 21:16:49 MDT Print View

You could always switch religions-

Maybe the MLD Karma, or the Tao, or the Nirvana...

John Kays
(johnk) - M

Locale: SoCal
New Product Name on 04/24/2008 21:30:17 MDT Print View

The "Ark" sounds like it fits the mission profile exactly. I like it.

Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
Re: Exodus on 04/24/2008 21:48:44 MDT Print View

Hi,
Exodus is being used by Mountain Hardwear for one of their pack lines for what that is worth.

These are a series of large packs with a great frame system on them. If Coup had been using one of these and was eating my kind of food he may have gotten more than 30 miles.

I have one that I have put on a diet and it would be my pack for a long non-supplied non-supported hike if I am ever able to try it.

J M
(gnosticjon) - F

Locale: Wasatch Mountains
new name on 04/25/2008 00:56:52 MDT Print View

How about Lucifer? As in the light-bearer,or allowing for poetic license in the translation, bearer of light [things].

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
New Pack Name Help on 04/25/2008 02:41:42 MDT Print View

Lucifer
Most will know that name from the Bible , a name for Venus the morning star, in the sense of being bright rather than not-heavy. Most likely a reference to Babylon. However to some it means Satan and if you are at the right level with the Masons is one of the names of God.
Only in English light (bright) and light(weightless) are spelled the same way.
Not a good choice.....
Franco

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: New Pack Name Help on 04/25/2008 06:32:29 MDT Print View

Mana
Godspeed
Templar
Satori
Mercury
Meditation
Dream Time
Vision Quest
Hoszo (walk in beauty)

Penance? ;-P

J M
(gnosticjon) - F

Locale: Wasatch Mountains
lucifer on 04/25/2008 06:49:51 MDT Print View

irony franco, e.g. humor. that also doesn't translate well down under, apparently.

larry savage
(pyeyo) - F

Locale: pacific northwest
I assume ... on 04/25/2008 09:12:35 MDT Print View

I assume "repository for stinkin' wet moldy clothing" is taken by McHale's northwest origins so my current leaning is "Necronomicon", it is a well known fact that famed Sierra legend Norman Cldye hauled this book everywhere.

John Rowling II
(jrowling) - F

Locale: Great Lakes Area
Re: New Pack Name Help on 04/25/2008 11:10:13 MDT Print View

Ron,

How about putting a little Zip in the name and call it: "The Lightning" or "The Flash" or a combo of the two.

John

kevin davidson
(kdesign) - F

Locale: Mythical State of Jefferson
Names on 04/25/2008 11:37:12 MDT Print View

I always liked the acronym K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid) which well describes the Zip---a pack reduced to essentials----a lovely pack all in all.

In light of Passover, Exodus will do nicely as well.

A rugged Dyneema version would be nice but will be a heavier pack. Probably similar to ULA's Relay which is over a pound.

The only improvement to the existing Zip is to have a slightly wider tapered shoulder strap---I think I stated as much in my user review of the pack on this Site. Everything else is already gravy. Thanks, Ron.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Irony on 04/25/2008 12:27:02 MDT Print View

Reading the post up above recommending 'lucifier' -- the supposed irony is lost here in beautiful Pasadena as well. I think this is where an emoticon would help.

But back to the topic... how about 'LNT'? Meaning light n' tough, of course.

Jason Brinkman
(jbrinkmanboi) - MLife

Locale: Idaho
Re: New Pack Name Help on 04/25/2008 13:37:35 MDT Print View

Lightspeed.