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Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Winter Pack recommendations on 03/20/2013 19:10:15 MDT Print View

Just pulling your chain!

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Winter Pack recommendations on 03/20/2013 19:29:12 MDT Print View

I got that Dave :-)

Just saying whats happening down the coal mines.

Edited by stephenm on 03/20/2013 20:29:56 MDT.

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
Golite Pinnacle for lighter winter loads on 03/20/2013 21:34:28 MDT Print View

if you're not going to load it too heavy, the Pinnacle at ~ 70-75 liters does a good job of eating up bulky winter gear, I added a light frame to mine in case I end up carrying snowhoes or the like- carrying snowshoes and a shovel I'm still under 30 #'s for a 3 day outing

as one of the posters mentioned, shelter weight (and volume!) can vary pretty wildly in the winter from a pyramid @ 2#'s to 9#+ for a heavy duty Hillberg or the like, that will most certainly influence your pack choice

you probably guessed, but I'm using a 2# pyramid :)

that's my wife's diminutive pack in the background, have to keep hers extra light!!!!

 photo pinnacleloaded_zpsd7b465be.jpg

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Golite Pinnacle for lighter winter loads on 03/21/2013 07:25:24 MDT Print View

That looks nice Mike, I have an Rei Flash 62 for weights under 30lbs or so, this one is going to be a big ass load hauler.

Al.

I am thinking I will bite the bullet and give Dan MChale a call, I know his packs are expensive but if I don't have to buy another winter pack for 10 years then I am up money.

Diane Pinkers
(dipink) - M

Locale: Western Washington
winter pack on 03/22/2013 10:26:49 MDT Print View

Check out Section Hiker. His March 14 2013 post had his winter backpacking gear list for the White Mountains, where he's been peak bagging. He lists something called a Cold Cold World Chaos Backpack, with a listed weight of 58 ounces. He quotes a total weight of 44 pounds of gear, food, fuel and water for a 4 day trip, and a total skin out weight of 52.7 pounds.

Stuart .
(lotuseater) - M

Locale: 40°N,-105°W (Near enough)
CCW Chaos on 03/22/2013 10:32:43 MDT Print View

Here's sectionhiker's review of the Chaos Diane mentions above:

http://sectionhiker.com/cold-cold-world-chaos-backpack/

And a more recent recap of winter pack recommendations:

http://sectionhiker.com/the-best-backpacks-for-winter-hiking-and-backpacking/

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Re: Golite Pinnacle for lighter winter loads on 03/22/2013 10:45:21 MDT Print View

NM

Edited by FamilyGuy on 07/08/2013 23:20:13 MDT.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
McHale on 03/22/2013 10:58:35 MDT Print View

McHale Rear

mchale side

mchale and scarp

Michael Wainfeld
(Adox)

Locale: EastCoast
Winter Pack-McHale on the LT in Vermont on 03/22/2013 14:00:56 MDT Print View

McHale on the LT

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Winter Pack-McHale on the LT in Vermont on 03/26/2013 13:27:27 MDT Print View

Just had a very pleasant pone call with Dan, the cheque is going in the post this week :-)