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2011 Exodus-S and Newt
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Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
2011 Exodus-S and Newt on 08/02/2011 19:26:34 MDT Print View

Ron has posted some teaser pictures of the 2011 Exodus S and Newt on his Face Book site.

Dave -
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Up there
2011 Exodus-S and Newt on 08/02/2011 20:23:01 MDT Print View

Really like the new Newt! The Exodus-S should be a winner as well, although I don't need a pack of that size right...yet.

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - F

Exodus-S on 08/02/2011 21:15:06 MDT Print View

The torso pad idea for the frame could be a real winner with the hand pump. We'll need to wait and see how this idea turns out, but using the hand pump to pump up that Klymit torso sized pad to a high degree of stiffness could create a reasonable frame. What might be a little more risky is how this pad would work for sleeping. It looks pretty small. I can't imagine it's bigger than 15" x 30". It might work better as a pad under your feet in combination with a larger 'torso' pad like a 48" x 20" NeoAir small.

I wonder if there's a way to make a version of this frame that folds out in two, so it's twice as big as the backpanel of the backpack. I imagine Klymit could pull this off...just have an inch or two where it doesn't inflate to act as a hinge.

Link .
(annapurna) - MLife
Re: Exodus-S on 08/04/2011 00:14:56 MDT Print View

Ron says this about the inflatable frame:12.5" X 23.5" for the med. Pad is 3oz. Also make a GREAT pillow. Folded over three times yields a 2.5" thick X 12" X 7" pillow with built in ridge to nestle the head and keep it from sliding off. We will offer a LW pillow case for it.

Aaron Reichow

Locale: Northern Minnesota
Re: Exodus-S on 08/08/2011 16:29:27 MDT Print View

Lafuma has had a pack with an inflatable frame like this for a few years (2006?), the AirFrame frame on the X Light. Not all that light at 2.5-3 lbs. Always wondered why no one else had tried this out...

ben wood

Locale: flatlands of MO
Re: 2011 Exodus-S and Newt on 08/08/2011 16:52:28 MDT Print View

That looks like your air frame Thom!