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aarn packs and packas
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Ike Mouser
(isaac.mouser) - F
aarn packs and packas on 03/29/2010 10:44:07 MDT Print View

Hey everybody, i was thinking about picking up a packa, but cedar tree told me they are having problems with the packas when used with aarn packs. had something to do with the packa obstucting the view of the hikers feet, and fit with the aarn pack. Can someone who has used the packa with the aarn please relate your experience? thanks

Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Re: aarn packs and packas on 03/29/2010 13:18:41 MDT Print View

I have used both the Aarn and Packa, but not together. Even so, I would speculate it would be a bad combo...the Aarn system kinda counts on you being able to look down between the two front pockets to see your feet. A Packa would spoil this view. Also keep in mind that it is *virtually* impossible to take your pack off without taking the Packa off. Not a good situation in heavy rain! Anyway, if you use the waterproof liner that comes with an Aarn, you don't really need a pack cover.

Roger B
(rogerb) - MLife

Locale: Here and there
Re: Re: aarn packs and packas on 03/29/2010 13:23:31 MDT Print View

Having just used an Aarn Natural Balance with the included Waterproof Dri-liners in a 2 hour long wind driven deluge I would have to say I agree completely with Lynn, using Aarns waterproof liners, a packa becomes redundant.

Ike Mouser
(isaac.mouser) - F
well on 03/29/2010 13:59:32 MDT Print View

well i am on the cheap right now, so im looking at driducks. I just gotta remember to wear my windpants over the froggtoggs pants, or else they will be shredded in no time. I gotta buy two of whatever im gonna end up getting. One for me, one for my comrade. ORigoinally it was two packas, but i think we are gonna stick with the contractor bags + fg for now. Im waiting for a review from cannibal @ hammock forums about how it went with the aarn + packa combo.

Edited by isaac.mouser on 03/29/2010 14:03:55 MDT.