If you could only have one pack Part 2
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clay stewart
(Reluctantwaterhauler) - F
If you could only have one pack Part 2 on 01/29/2012 10:05:00 MST Print View

So, thanks for all the replies on the first thread. I was trying to see what there is out there these days,. in a market, that seems to be passed over quite a bit.

Short of old design travel packs from Mei and the like, or 800 dollar custom packs by Mchale, or make your own, there really isn't much out there, specially, if you wear a size large. I couldn't find length dimensions for things like a large Osprey talon 44 or HMG wind rider, so I don't know if what people suggested was for sm, med, or large. It looked like the GG Gorilla size sm and med are 22" or shorter, but the large appears to be 24" tall.

The other thing that might be an important consideration, for people wanting a world travel pack, that is capable of hauling a couple of gallons of water and gear, is going through customs. Personally, I would prefer a panel loader, so I didn't have to have a yard sale every time I went through customs.

It seems to me that with everything getting smaller and lighter these days, that someone would come up with a really well designed carry on sized, panel loading pack, with an internal frame, that is made from durable lightweight fabric and didn't set you back 800 bucks.

Stephan Doyle
(StephanCal)
Re: If you could only have one pack Part 2 on 01/29/2012 10:32:40 MST Print View

Dan McHale's packs are not $800. The SARC series starts below $500 with some VERY capable packs.

Jason Williams
(whiskey) - F

Locale: Middle Tennessee
talon on 01/29/2012 10:51:21 MST Print View

The Osprey Talon series has an adjustable harness, so if you are under 19" torso, then go s/m, if over 19" go m/l. There are only two sizes.

John Nausieda
(Meander) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: If you could only have one pack Part 2 on 01/29/2012 11:01:38 MST Print View

I agree with you about panel loaders. That's one reason I have a Mountainsmith ghost .I think you should then search for panel loaders like this one , now unavailable but a common sort of type.
http://www.rei.com/product/726060/rei-vagabond-20-travel-pack

or this
http://www.amazon.com/Swiss-Gear-Jaeger-Panel-Internal/dp/B00371127Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327860393&sr=8-1

Edited by Meander on 01/29/2012 11:08:01 MST.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Re: If you could only have one pack Part 2 on 01/29/2012 11:04:04 MST Print View

who in the world can only have one pack?

Edited by FamilyGuy on 01/15/2014 12:02:07 MST.

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
only have one pack Part 2 on 01/29/2012 11:08:38 MST Print View

McHale LBP 34 +1

Here is a picture of mine;

LBP-34

This brown/grey full dyneema LBP 34 weighs just 2 lbs, 5 oz stripped of it's accessories but still with the kangaroo pocket, twin 7075-T6 stays, and comfortable back pad/vent . It has a volume of 3,000+ cuin. including the kangaroo pocket and carries 30 lbs easily off the shoulders.

Accessories include; two bottle pockets (not shown), two belt packets, one shoulder strap pocket and the summit lid.

Edited by thomdarrah on 01/29/2012 14:28:37 MST.

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - M

Locale: Cascadia
Panel Loader on 01/29/2012 11:44:06 MST Print View

"...someone would come up with a really well designed carry on sized, panel loading pack, with an internal frame, that is made from durable lightweight fabric and didn't set you back 800 bucks."

Sounds like you're describing the SMD Traveler with the optional internal hoop.
http://www.sixmoondesigns.com/packs/Traveler.html

traveler

John Nausieda
(Meander) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Panel Loader on 01/29/2012 11:47:33 MST Print View

And as usual many have searched for this before you .
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=29760

dan mchale
(wildlife) - MLife

Locale: Cascadia
potroast on 01/29/2012 11:58:18 MST Print View

new recipe soon.

Edited by wildlife on 07/04/2013 21:43:43 MDT.

P. Larson
(reacttocontact) - F
Re: $800.00 on 01/29/2012 12:13:03 MST Print View

In regards to these $800 packs....um why? Is it made of helium that helps an 80lb pack feel like a balloon on your back? Does it stop bullets? I don't see why anyone in their right mind would spend $800 on a backpack.

Oh and for $800, the customer service and warranty better be no questions asked.

Edited by reacttocontact on 01/29/2012 12:14:33 MST.

ben wood
(benwood)

Locale: flatlands of MO
Re: $800.00 on 01/29/2012 12:16:54 MST Print View

dan,

i respect your packs and i'm sure they are nice. but... I find your website very hard to navigate or understand and i seriously doubt i could get a clear price in just 2 clicks.

dan mchale
(wildlife) - MLife

Locale: Cascadia
P Roast on 01/29/2012 12:52:47 MST Print View

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pot_roast

Edited by wildlife on 07/04/2013 21:42:36 MDT.

P. Larson
(reacttocontact) - F
Re: 2 clicks on 01/29/2012 12:59:43 MST Print View

Wow. Not exactly something I thought I would read from someone who owns a company. Very unprofessional.

dan mchale
(wildlife) - MLife

Locale: Cascadia
the real thing on 01/29/2012 13:02:45 MST Print View

http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/pot_roast/

Edited by wildlife on 07/04/2013 21:44:30 MDT.

P. Larson
(reacttocontact) - F
Re: far side on 01/29/2012 13:39:05 MST Print View

I might have to navigate my a** to your pot roast. Lighten up big guy. All someone did was give an opinion of your site and you pretty much bashed the person. Opinions are like a**holes, everyone has one.

Clint Wayman
(cwayman1) - M

Locale: East Tennessee, US
cuh cuh cuh cat fight on 01/29/2012 13:58:37 MST Print View

For the sake of 'keeping things sophisticated', the custom Zimmerbuilt Eugenious pack is probably one of the sexier panel-loaders I've seen in a while. Yes, I know it resembles other commercialy-made PL packs, but don't they all? It's actually still for sale here in the Gear Swap.

dan mchale
(wildlife) - MLife

Locale: Cascadia
Food Pioneers on 01/29/2012 14:00:50 MST Print View

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/09/2008_the_year_of_the_pot_roast/

Edited by wildlife on 07/04/2013 21:45:55 MDT.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: tough guy on 01/29/2012 14:11:28 MST Print View

Relax Paul.. geez you've only been posting for four days here. Are you not familiar with Dan's ways? And I must say you started the hostilities right out of the gate here.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Mchale on 01/29/2012 14:30:22 MST Print View

This is fun.

Edited by FamilyGuy on 07/03/2013 17:03:51 MDT.

diego dean
(cfionthefly) - M
Zimmerbuilt on 01/29/2012 14:34:19 MST Print View

Clint, that custom zimmerbuilt pack is sweet looking. I'd probably buy it but my waist is at least a 36. Maybe good incentive to lose some weight!