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Aaron Croft
(aaronufl) - M

Locale: Oregon
Burn compression on 02/10/2012 18:21:39 MST Print View

Hi all,

I just picked up a super burn off the gear swap. Instead of the usual bungee compression it has two compression straps on each side.

Now, I would imagine my burn will be packed (mostly) full for the trips I do, but if you have experience with the two compression systems, which would you prefer? I can see the compression straps on the super burn being helpful for carrying my fly rod. Thoughts?

Edited by aaronufl on 02/10/2012 18:23:05 MST.

Luke Schmidt
(Cameron) - MLife

Locale: The WOODS
Burn Compression its a good thing on 02/10/2012 19:11:21 MST Print View

Definately keep those straps. I have a standard burn and I find out that the lack of a normal compression system is a problem. I find the load shifts around particularly at the bottom of the pack. I've tried cinching it down from the top tightening with the cord etc. Its not horrible but its not great either. I think two compression straps on either side would be way better. You probably won't compress the pack's volume all that much but just tightenign it up a bit after its packed will make it a lot firmer and less likely to move around.

Edited by Cameron on 02/10/2012 19:44:02 MST.

brent driggers
(cadyak) - MLife

Locale: southwest georgia
Super Burn on 02/10/2012 21:14:35 MST Print View

I love the compression straps. They work great to hold my fishing rod or a trekking pole so that I can fish.


Mike W
(skopeo) - F

Locale: British Columbia
Burn compression on 02/11/2012 01:22:54 MST Print View


Edited by skopeo on 06/17/2015 16:57:11 MDT.