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Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Photos of ULA Conduit Please? on 08/21/2006 20:32:39 MDT Print View

Is there an owner of the ULA Conduit that would be willing to take some nice close-up shots of this fine piece of manufacturing for those of us who are considering it as an addition to our rigs? I'm simply not pleased with the smallish photos that Mr. Frankle has provided on his Web site. He makes fine equipment so I won't fault him. Besides he's in the middle of a few month trek so probably wont' see this anyway ; )

Johnny Gish
(jtgish) - F

Locale: Coppell, Texas
Photos of ULA Conduit Please on 08/21/2006 21:01:59 MDT Print View

ask and you shall receive, let me know if you would like more.

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Edited by jtgish on 08/21/2006 21:06:24 MDT.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Re: Photos of ULA Conduit Please on 08/22/2006 15:06:38 MDT Print View

Perfect! That was precisely what I was looking for. It's especially nice to see it sitting upon the back full of stuff to get a feel for how it rides and how it cups the back. The closeups are excellent as well. I really appreciate it.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: ULA Conduit on 08/22/2006 16:50:23 MDT Print View

How does this pack work for volume? From the ULA web site, it is clear how the volume is calculated-- they do include the volume of the pockets-- 1100ci/18L. How many days can you go with a pack that size?

It does look well made and the lower shoulder strap attachment is a great idea.

Jason Smith
(JasonS) - MLife

Locale: Northeast
Size of Conduit on 08/22/2006 18:13:57 MDT Print View

First the Conduit is my favorite pack I have owned so far. However for size it feels smaller than my ghost which has a similar size listed. When I go hiking by myself, my base load of 10 pounds plus two liters of water, fits perfectly, with my food staped to the top. However, when I go with my girlfriend and carry an additional 3 pounds of tent, I start to have to strap the tent out side of the pack on top of the food. I love the pack design so much however that I am thinking of picking up a Circuit for hiking with my SO and winter backpacking.

Johnny Gish
(jtgish) - F

Locale: Coppell, Texas
Photos of ULA Conduit Please? on 08/22/2006 18:17:05 MDT Print View

Dale,
Here a couple pics from my trip in the Weminuche Wilderness. I was carrying extra gear for a couple of the girls that went. There was plenty of volume for 3 nights, 4 days.

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Will Rietveld
(WilliWabbit) - MLife

Locale: Southwest Colorado
Re: Photos of ULA Conduit Please? on 08/23/2006 13:02:34 MDT Print View

Hi Sam. In addition to JT's excellent photos, there is also an in-depth review of the Conduit on this website: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/ultralight_adventure_equipment_ula_conduit_backpack_review.html

Enjoy!
Will

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Re: Re: Photos of ULA Conduit Please? on 08/23/2006 19:56:30 MDT Print View

Will -

I realized that soon after posting my request for photos. I had actually read your article with great interest a few weeks ago but my memory had fooled me. I thought I rememberd the review being of the Catalyst, not the Conduit.

Thank you for pointing it out to me again. I'll probably go ahead and read it through again. I like the thoroughness of your approach.

Johnny Gish
(jtgish) - F

Locale: Coppell, Texas
Photos of ULA Conduit Please? on 08/23/2006 20:30:58 MDT Print View

Sam- glad the pictures were helpful.
Will- is there a way to email you? i had questions about sw colorado where i think you live.
jtgish@hotmail.com

Woubeir (from Europe)
(Woubeir) - F - MLife
Conduit pictures on 08/24/2006 01:51:45 MDT Print View

JT, take a look at http://home.bresnan.net/~swultralight/

Will,
any review of a Catalyst in the pipeline?

Will Rietveld
(WilliWabbit) - MLife

Locale: Southwest Colorado
ULA Catalyst on 08/27/2006 05:44:50 MDT Print View

Hi Tom, Sorry, no plans to review the ULA Catalyst right now. You might look at the Reader Reviews. Will

ian wright
(ianwright) - F

Locale: Photo - Mt Everest - 1980
Comfort level on 08/27/2006 06:07:21 MDT Print View

Great to see the photos.
What are your opinions on the comfort of the pack?

I have 3 Arcteryx packs as I think they are incredible comfort-wise but the ULA packs are so lightwieght for their size that I'm very tempted.

I am looking for a smaller pack so have been looking at the ULA RELAY. Any opinions on this pack?

Bradford Rogers
(Mocs123) - MLife

Locale: Southeast Tennessee
Ride on 10/06/2006 09:41:03 MDT Print View

Is it just me or does the pack ride too low? It seems like it would put too much weight on your upper body

Jonathan Chiappa
(chiappaj) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Comfort level on 10/06/2006 12:59:23 MDT Print View

I've done several 3 day trips with the Relay. It's perfect for my needs. 12 lbs total weight, off trail (wanted something rugged), and moderate weather.

It would be a little small for my full 3 season gear.

- Jon

Ryan Corder
(demo) - MLife

Locale: Arkansan in Seattle
Re: Ride on 10/06/2006 22:04:44 MDT Print View

Brad -

I think it is just how he is wearing it. If you tighten the hipbelt up to put most of the load on your hips, then it rides up high like any other pack with some sort of frame. Of course, a sleeping pad in the internal sleeve goes a long way in adding to the rigidity of the pack overall.

yet another very satisfied ULA Conduit owner here.

Edited by demo on 10/06/2006 22:05:15 MDT.