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Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
How tough do you think your pack is? on 10/07/2009 19:35:47 MDT Print View

http://www.backpacker.com/backpacks-torture-test/videos/99

Go figure: the Granite Gear proved most durable in the full 210d fabric (Flash). Even compared to dedicated mountain packs. Even compared to an overpriced gimmick (the Arcteryx).

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
How tough do you think your pack is? on 10/07/2009 21:19:00 MDT Print View

My pack is so tough it wears itself out from the inside.

Edited by skinewmexico on 10/07/2009 21:42:24 MDT.

Mike W
(skopeo) - F

Locale: British Columbia
How tough do you think your pack is? on 10/07/2009 21:34:11 MDT Print View

I showed that video to my kids and they have big satisfied (told you so) smiles on their faces right now.

They are both starving students (university) and when I tried to steer them towards some light weight packs earlier this year, they both decided to go with the Granite Gear Flash. They said they would rather carry the extra weight and buy something that would last. The bonus is that they thought they were the most comfortable pack of the bunch as well.

Nice to know that if their packs won't fit in my car I can always tie them to the bumper on the way to the trail head.

Charles Jennings
(vigilguy) - F - M

Locale: Northern Utah
Dyneema is tough stuff on 10/07/2009 22:13:27 MDT Print View

A friend of mine and I lost our footing last autumn as we were descending a steep scree field and slid down on our butts (and packs) about 50-60 feet. We both got pretty skinned up...his pack had holes in the bottom, mine didn't.

I was using my McHale dyneema pack at the time.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
How tough do you think your pack is? on 10/07/2009 23:05:58 MDT Print View

Charlie, is that full Dyneema or Dyneema Grid? What thickness is it? i.e. 210d, etc. Thanks!

Charles Jennings
(vigilguy) - F - M

Locale: Northern Utah
Full Dyneema on 10/08/2009 10:25:46 MDT Print View

I have a Chasm full Dyneema pack. I have no idea what the thickness is. Most all of Dan's packs come with a pretty robust bottom that is made with Dyneema.

I think he even said that you could press the fabric against a belt sander and your thumb would get too hot before the fabric wore a hole in it.

Matt Lutz
(citystuckhiker) - F

Locale: Midwest
Re: How tough do you think your pack is? on 10/08/2009 10:38:21 MDT Print View

@Joe; Chuck Norris-style quip, eh?

Matt Lutz
(citystuckhiker) - F

Locale: Midwest
Re: How tough do you think your pack is? on 10/08/2009 10:43:18 MDT Print View

This video gives viewers an unrealistic view of the necessity of a bombproof pack. Two thumbs down.

Edited by citystuckhiker on 10/08/2009 10:47:15 MDT.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
How tough do you think your pack is? on 10/08/2009 10:54:05 MDT Print View

"This video gives viewers an unrealistic view of the necessity of a bombproof pack. Two thumbs down."

How so? All are climbing packs.

Andrew Richardson
(arichardson6) - F

Locale: North East
Re: How tough do you think your pack is? on 10/08/2009 11:05:34 MDT Print View

Are the packs weighted?

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
knots on 10/08/2009 11:09:58 MDT Print View

I'd like to complement BPer on their use of the superlative in all respects butterfly knot, for their admittedly silly test.

The real question is what they had in the packs? Hard items near the surface of a pack abrade against rock very easily.

I'd put my 20 oz, double bottomed, 100% Ballistics pack against that test anyday.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
How tough do you think your pack is? on 10/08/2009 11:51:31 MDT Print View

Awesome Dave. Look forward to the Video.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: How tough do you think your pack is? on 10/14/2009 15:53:20 MDT Print View

Matt,
HAHA!! Those Chuck Norris sayings are great. I wish I could count to infinity--twice.....

Dave T
(DaveT) - F
yay. on 10/14/2009 17:55:18 MDT Print View

five packs into the landfill!

nice work, backpacker.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
How tough do you think your pack is? on 10/14/2009 18:22:44 MDT Print View

No-just 4. The Granite Gear was fine....;)

Piper S.
(sbhikes) - F

Locale: Santa Barbara (Name: Diane)
Re: How tough do you think your pack is? on 10/14/2009 19:46:06 MDT Print View

Sometimes a tough pack is a good thing. My GG G4 had one little tear in the mesh pocket. I, on the other hand, looked like this:

me with bloodied arms

Christopher Plesko
(Pivvay) - F

Locale: Rocky Mountains
Re: How tough do you think your pack is? on 10/14/2009 19:52:58 MDT Print View

My wife's Jam2 (on my back) survived an avalanche. It fared better than me.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
How tough do you think your pack is? on 10/14/2009 19:55:17 MDT Print View

OUCH Diane!

Glad to see you survived!

>> Bender <<
(Bender) - MLife

Locale: NEO
Sientific test ehh? on 10/14/2009 20:23:41 MDT Print View

Even if it wasn't quite scientific it was entertaining. It reminds me of http://willitblend.com

Jack H.
(Found) - F

Locale: Sacramento, CA
Re: Re: How tough do you think your pack is? on 10/14/2009 23:24:41 MDT Print View

My Jam 2 has multiple holes. And my ULA Catalyst is in need of retirement.