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ROBERT TANGEN
(RobertM2S) - M

Locale: Lake Tahoe
Is backless now fashionable? on 06/16/2011 17:22:34 MDT Print View

Has anyone tried on this backless piece? Here’s what C.A.M.P. says:
“The amazing Flash Anorak is unlike any other shell on the market—it has no back! This ultralight windshell is carried in a pocket that attaches to the waist belt of any day pack. When things cool off, unfurl the anorak and pull it on WITHOUT REMOVING the pack. The shell is attached at the waist to prevent flapping and gives excellent protection from wind and even light drizzle. When no longer needed, simply take off the shell and stuff it back in the pocket without removing the pack. This is going to be a favorite with anyone moving fast in the high country.” (I have no affiliation with CAMP.)
SPECS
ID: 1446
Sizes: S - M - L - XL
Weight (M): 112 g, 4.0 oz
Color(s): Orange, Black
$119.95 USD

Nathan Watts
(7sport) - MLife
Re: Is backless now fashionable? on 06/16/2011 17:25:59 MDT Print View

Always cool to see new innovations. Idea makes a lot of sense too.

Nate Davis
(Knaight) - F

Locale: Western Massachusetts
hmmm on 06/16/2011 18:02:21 MDT Print View

Makes sense until you get to camp. Then you're either forced to walk around with your pack on, or find some other way to keep your back dry.

Still a cool idea, though.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Is backless now fashionable? on 06/16/2011 18:51:59 MDT Print View

if you think that new innovations are cool, try making an old one , that would be even cooler.
Franco

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Is backless now fashionable? on 06/16/2011 18:53:33 MDT Print View

Interesting piece. I think it would be difficult to actually put on, though, if I understand the pics and writeup correctly. There's still a strip of the fabric at the bottom of the jacket - just a big hole where your back would be. So you'd have to get that strip of fabric over your pack without taking it off.

John Nausieda
(Meander) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Is backless now fashionable? on 06/16/2011 18:54:07 MDT Print View

Franco: You sound like Borges about the Don Quixote.

Dale South
(dsouth) - M

Locale: Southeast
RE: Is backless now fashionable? on 06/16/2011 19:00:25 MDT Print View

Sew a pack cover to the opening and you will have a Packa. A more expensive one but maybe a few ounces lighter.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Is backless now fashionable? on 06/16/2011 20:05:10 MDT Print View

John

Borges ? more like :

latin

It was just a bit of fun,I cannot even spell commonly used words.
A couple of often used redundancies that somehow amuse me :
tomorrow morning at 8 AM
they both differ from each other..

Sorry about the thread shift ...
Franco

Edited by Franco on 06/16/2011 20:11:30 MDT.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Is backless now fashionable? on 06/16/2011 20:30:29 MDT Print View

Hmm... same weight as my large Houdini which has complete coverage with a hood.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Is backless now fashionable? on 06/16/2011 20:43:48 MDT Print View

The hook is "pull it on (and off) without removing the pack"
I would very much like to see someone walking with a pack on and doing just that.
Franco

Robert Cowman
(rcowman) - F - M

Locale: Canadian Rockies
Re: Is backless now fashionable? on 06/16/2011 20:58:15 MDT Print View

this is designed for climbing not backpacking.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Is backless now fashionable? on 06/16/2011 20:58:42 MDT Print View

"if you think that new innovations are cool, try making an old one , that would be even cooler."

It's been done countless times down through the centuries. It's called the wheel.

David Adair
(DavidAdair) - M

Locale: West Dakota
Re: Re: Is backless now fashionable? on 06/16/2011 21:22:57 MDT Print View

This quote often comes to mind:

Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory is too good.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Is backless now fashionable? on 06/17/2011 02:38:38 MDT Print View

"this is designed for climbing not backpacking"

BINGO
(I'm practicing my hyperlink skills)
Franco