Packs similar to the Golite Ion?
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S Long
(Izeloz) - M

Locale: Wasatch
Packs similar to the Golite Ion? on 10/03/2010 16:35:10 MDT Print View

I am wondering if there are any packs around similar in weight/volume to the Golite Ion? The original MSRP of $50 is also a very attractive feature of the Ion.

scri bbles
(scribbles) - F

Locale: Atlanta, GA
Re: Packs similar to the Golite Ion? on 10/03/2010 18:26:45 MDT Print View

Gossamer Gear Murmur?

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F
zpack on 10/03/2010 18:36:03 MDT Print View

zpack zero in dyneema?

Don Meredith
(donmeredith) - F

Locale: SouthEast
Packs similar to the Golite Ion on 10/03/2010 19:04:34 MDT Print View

MLD Burn is a little similar

Brian Camprini
(bcamprini) - MLife

Locale: Southern Appalachians
Re: Packs similar to the Golite Ion? on 10/03/2010 19:23:51 MDT Print View

Lowe Alpine Illusion

http://www.lowealpine-usa.com/index.php?nav=24&search=cat&Category=Hiking&docp=16_981

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Packs similar to the Golite Ion? on 10/03/2010 19:36:29 MDT Print View

Cilogear and MontBell make some in the 20L range.

The REI Zip travel pack is another 20l bag that has water bottle pockets and is only $30. At least with the bottle pockets you can squeak a little more space from the pack bag.

But there aren't many simple 25 liter packs out there. I'd like to see GoLite revive the Ion with mesh side and front pockets.

S Long
(Izeloz) - M

Locale: Wasatch
Re: Re: Packs similar to the Golite Ion? on 10/03/2010 21:08:19 MDT Print View

Maybe I should be a little more specific. Any packs in the 1500-1600 cubic inch range that are around 8-10 ounces? AND under $100?

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Identical -- it IS an Ion! on 10/03/2010 22:11:31 MDT Print View

Thar's a feller over on the Gear Swap forum with a right nice Ion if'n you like green :)

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=37726

Piotr Antkowiak
(Piotr_Antkowiak) - F

Locale: Poland
Exped Drybag Pro 25 ? on 10/04/2010 03:20:27 MDT Print View

Maybe this will help you:
http://www.exped.com/exped/web/exped_homepage_na.nsf/0/8F0C2146FA7F5A63C125767E00705EF5?opendocument

This is the same weight category as Ion but waterproof.
The measured weight is 295 grams, or 250g without belt and chest strap.

Steve S
(idahosteve) - F

Locale: Idaho
ebay ion on 10/04/2010 07:10:53 MDT Print View

there is an Ion pack on ebay right now

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320596907525&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Benjamin Moryson
(hrXXL) - MLife

Locale: Germany
Ion on 10/04/2010 07:46:35 MDT Print View

there are also some ions available at german outdoor shops

Link .
(annapurna) - MLife
Re: Packs similar to the Golite Ion? on 10/04/2010 12:57:14 MDT Print View

MLD newt $69.

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
+1 newt on 10/04/2010 13:17:03 MDT Print View

Ron just posted this in gear deals and my immediate thought was that it's a better and lighter golite ion. All the capacity and simplicity of the Ion, with a shock cord upgrade and no stupid waterproof zipper or zipper flap to deal with. Better shoulder harness padding too. Best part...it's available without having to get into a bid war on ebay

Edited by Konrad1013 on 10/04/2010 13:19:51 MDT.

Dave T
(DaveT) - F
+2 newt on 10/04/2010 13:45:38 MDT Print View

Like an Ion but much better, with MLD quality, better closure, bungee system. If you can fit your stuff into 1500, and don't mind the lack of exterior water bottle holders, this is a great pack, it seems.

S Long
(Izeloz) - M

Locale: Wasatch
Re: +2 newt on 10/04/2010 13:54:56 MDT Print View

The newt looks perfect. I think I found my next pack. Thanks guys.