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Anyone still carry a ULA P-2 pack?
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Jason Klass
(jasonklass) - F

Locale: Parker, CO
Anyone still carry a ULA P-2 pack? on 10/18/2008 17:52:31 MDT Print View

Just wondering. I still use mine for winter camping but haven't heard much about it since the Catalyst came out. It's still a venerable pack and I'm curious about how many people still use it.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
ULA P-2 on 10/18/2008 18:21:01 MDT Print View

I have one and it has been my main stay for all my long hikes. I took off the top lid and all side straps, H2O holder. Great pack. It's the pack in avatar picture. I have been looking at the Catalyst also but my P-2 is still in great shape. What to do? Any abody what to buy it? I bought it for $225 and would sell it for $125.00 shipped.
Definetly used but still in excellent condtion. Size large

Mina Loomis
(elmvine) - MLife

Locale: Central Texas
Re: ULA P-2 on 10/24/2008 22:45:50 MDT Print View

My Camp Fire backpacking coleader has a P-2 she's been using for 5 years or so. She likes it a lot. It's held up well. She also got one at the same time for her son, who used it until he got too tall (for that size); they then lent it to my son, who also outgrew it; then my nephew took it on one of our trips, but he needed something a little smaller, so my sister got him an REI Quick 45; the next person to use that P-2 was my brother in law last spring, in the Guadalupe Mts., and it worked swell for him--he'll probably use it again when we all go to Big Bend this winter. So this particular P-2 has sort of turned into the "family pack." The only one who didn't like it was my husband, who is more comfortable with a REI UL 60 (predecessor to the Cruise pack). My big-trip pack is a Catalyst; I originally ordered a P-2 but my order fell just in the transition and it became a Catalyst. It is very comfortable, which is important because I often have to carry a lot of water and group gear. But if I had received a P-2 I would probably still have it.

Matt Lutz
(citystuckhiker) - F

Locale: Midwest
P2 on 10/25/2008 06:17:18 MDT Print View

I ran into an older couple on the Superior Hiking Trail about a month ago that were both carrying ULA packs, one of which was a P2, the other a Catalyst. It was the first time I had seem them in-person, and they were beautiful.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: P2 on 10/25/2008 08:03:20 MDT Print View

I still own a P1. Love it for snowshoing

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
ULA-P2 on 10/25/2008 09:29:35 MDT Print View

I really want the new Catalyst and for big Ken to send me some Marginal Man, Nip Drivers and Septic Death. Whatz-up Ken?? How you doin guy? I will be in Aptos today B-day party.

ed hyatt
(edhyatt) - MLife

Locale: The North
Re. Anyone still carry a ULA P-2 pack? on 10/25/2008 09:45:49 MDT Print View

I met a woman on the JMT with a P2 (I had a Catalyst); it looked strangely familiar....and perhaps a bit more desirable than my pack, maybe as it was half as full!

People with Catalysts were all over the place on the trail, which surprised me....there I was thinking I would be unique :-( although you pretty much are with this pack in the UK :-)

Brian Markey
(bmlaw) - MLife

Locale: Northeast
P-2 on 10/25/2008 10:19:40 MDT Print View

I still use mine. It's a great pack!

Chris Wheeler
(ChrisW) - MLife

Locale: Stratford, Ontario
Re: Anyone still carry a ULA P-2 pack? on 10/25/2008 15:28:39 MDT Print View

The P2 was my first light weight pack. Although I use a Circuit for most of my trips, the P2 still gets used every year. The P2 allows me to use the larger Bearvault for trips over 8 days and on trips with my wife (I carry the food). Generally I find the Circuit a more comfortable pack with weights below 32 lbs, but I use the P2 for more technical trips that require scrambling and the use of the hands, even with weights below 32 lbs. The P2 is starting to show signs of wear and tear, but nothing that can't be fixed, and should serve me well for years to come.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: ULA-P2 on 10/25/2008 16:14:18 MDT Print View

Sweet Jay!! Enjoy the weather. Was just in Capitola awhile ago this morning. There is some kind of fire near Aptos today.

PM your address so I can send you some punk rock!!

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
ULA- P2 on 10/25/2008 21:29:26 MDT Print View

Nice Ken,,Looking forward to some good old punk rock music.

Dee Kenville
(ndwoods) - F

Locale: Santa Cruz, Calif
wow just saw this old thread and.... on 07/09/2012 23:19:13 MDT Print View

Here it is 2012 and I still love and use mine! Was bemoaning what I will end up with when mine bites the the old P-2!

Brian Lewis
(brianle) - F

Locale: Pacific NW
P2 on 07/10/2012 10:41:33 MDT Print View

My wife and I each still have P2's in good condition. I use mine for winter hiking and scrambling, or longer day hikes. I might grab it for a shorter backpack or for base camping. I use my circuit for longer backpacks now.