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Jason Elsworth
(jephoto) - M

Locale: New Zealand
Brian Frankle Joins Six Moon Designs on 01/29/2013 21:19:28 MST Print View

Great news for gear junkies everywhere:) Good luck to all involved.

Kimberly Wersal
(kwersal) - MLife

Locale: Western Colorado
Re: Brian Frankle Joins Six Moon Designs on 01/29/2013 21:32:59 MST Print View

I'll have to work really hard to wear out my Conduit this spring so I can justify a new purchase.

rowan !
(romonster) - M

Locale: SF Bay Area
Re: Brian Frankle Joins Six Moon Designs on 01/29/2013 23:37:44 MST Print View

Having had the opportunity to meet both Ron and Brian at the GGG and hear a little about their ideas, these packs are definitely on my list of Gear I Would Very Much Like to Have in the Future!

Carol Brown
(brownwetdog)

Locale: Idaho
Outstanding News! on 01/31/2013 20:44:51 MST Print View

+200. Two great minds and two great beards. (Well, Brian needs a little mentoring on beards from Ron). Carol

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
Pack designing woes on 01/31/2013 23:07:02 MST Print View

As a chronic pessimist when it comes to pack design I have a some food for a pack designer's thought:

1. There are no comfortable packs - only packs that are less uncomfortable than others.

2. Pack design, like economics, is a "dismal science". Too many variables to account for. (Of course an adjustable length harness is a big help, as is a "cutout" in the hipbelt for one's iliac crest.)

3. Internal frames are (usually) better than external frames. But "framesheets" are almost useless for load transfer.

4. A frameless pack is miserable beyond 15 lbs. (Jus' sayin'.)

5. Any pack that does not permit the addition of aftermarket side pockets is limiting itself.

6. Pack bottom fabric MUST be very abrasion resistant.

7. A backpack W/O lift straps is cheap and uncomfortable.

8. Finally, a pack W/O the option of a removavle top lid/fanny pack also limits the owner's packing & day tripping options.

Of course most of this applies to backpacks as opposed to daypacks.

Do I sound curmudgeonly?
Do hip belts make my belly seem fat?
Do Lycra pants make my thighs look too big?
Should I write to Dear Abby instead of BPL?

Anyway Brian, good luck with "The Dismal Science". We'll be hoping for an almost comfortable pack from SMD.

Edited by Danepacker on 01/31/2013 23:08:37 MST.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Brian Frankle Joins Six Moon Designs on 02/01/2013 00:55:41 MST Print View

Do I sound curmudgeonly?
Yes
Do hip belts make my belly seem fat?
Yes because it is
Do Lycra pants make my thighs look too big?
No
Should I write to Dear Abby instead of BPL?
She is dead

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Brian Frankle Joins Six Moon Designs on 02/01/2013 07:56:16 MST Print View

"Should I write to Dear Abby instead of BPL?
She is dead"

Then clearly he should write FOR Dear Abbey. I hear there is a position open.

Steven McAllister
(brooklynkayak) - MLife

Locale: Atlantic North East
Good News on 02/01/2013 08:04:13 MST Print View

I also own packs designed by both and am looking forward to something great to be released in the future.

Lyan Jordan
(redmonk)

Locale: Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Brian Frankle Joins Six Moon Designs on 05/31/2013 13:19:45 MDT Print View

Anyone seen the prototype out on the trails yet ?

--G.B.--

Brian Lindahl
(lindahlb) - MLife

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Re: Brian Frankle Joins Six Moon Designs on 05/31/2013 14:05:35 MDT Print View

oops, nevermind

Edited by lindahlb on 05/31/2013 14:07:55 MDT.

Eric Lundquist
(cobberman) - F - M

Locale: Northern Colorado
Re: Brian Frankle Joins Six Moon Designs on 05/31/2013 14:39:03 MDT Print View

I haven't seen anything yet. With the season already starting I had hoped they'd at least give us a estimate when they'll be available.