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Warren Greer
(WarrenGreer) - F

Locale: SoCal
Backpacker Page 40-41 on 04/21/2012 19:53:52 MDT Print View

Reviews of the Golite Jam 50, Osprey Exos 46, MLD Exodus FS, ZPacks Exo, and GG Gorilla.

Cottage is getting a bit more love now.

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
cottage press on 04/23/2012 07:37:55 MDT Print View

nice to see!

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Backpacker Page 40-41 on 04/23/2012 12:25:05 MDT Print View

Nit-picking, I know, but Osprey isn't cottage industry. But back to point - yes, kudos to Backpacker for continuing to feature UL gear makers.

Edited by ben2world on 04/23/2012 12:27:40 MDT.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Backpacker Page 40-41 on 04/23/2012 17:43:01 MDT Print View

"Cottage is getting a bit more love now."

Some cottage. They left out a fair number of very worthy cottage gear makers.

Warren Greer
(WarrenGreer) - F

Locale: SoCal
Ya, I get it. on 04/23/2012 22:02:11 MDT Print View

Just thought this would be of interest to some. It's just like a BPL SOTM, not all logical makers make it in the sample. I assume Backpacker will include more reviews in the future as they have been reviewing some cottage gear lately. But that may be assuming too much. Congrats to those in the cottage industry that made it.

Osprey got lumped in because the criteria called for packs 2.5 pounds or less. I don't think anyone here would mistake Osprey as cottage.

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: Backpacker Page 40-41 on 04/23/2012 22:41:55 MDT Print View

I noticed that too, it was nice to see some relatively smaller companies getting publicity.