Suggested base weight for a Ray-Way pack?
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Brett Peugh
(bpeugh) - F - M

Locale: Midwest
Suggested base weight for a Ray-Way pack? on 07/03/2010 15:40:35 MDT Print View

What is the suggested weight for a Ray-Way pack? Not the Max.

Luke Schmidt
(Cameron) - MLife

Locale: The WOODS
Weight on Shoulders on 07/03/2010 21:13:00 MDT Print View

I'm not sure if you are refering to the durabilty of the pack or your ability to carry it comfortably.

1. Comfort - If you're using a Ray Way pack with no hipbelt all the weight is going to be on your shoulders. Everyone will react a bit differently but from what I have experienced and from comments here, I would guess most people probably wouldn't want to put much more than 15 pounds.
2. Durability - I can't comment on this because I've never used a Ray Way pack. My guess is your shoulders will get sore before you reach the packs limits.

Edited by Cameron on 07/05/2010 16:18:18 MDT.

Jeff Wright
(ABHiker)

Locale: ...
Ray-Way Pack on 07/03/2010 22:36:34 MDT Print View

I have used a Ray-Way pack for four seasons. Mine does not have a hip belt. I have used it with up to 20 lbs total including consumables. At 20 lbs I find my shoulders get sore after a long day. At 15 lbs it is reasonably comfortable.

I have actually decided to go back to my old Granite Gear Virga for any trips with total weights of greater then 15 lbs.