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Torso Length Pad Users - How do you deal with a soaked backpack?
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Craig Hensley
(jchens) - M

Locale: North GA
Torso Length Pad Users - How do you deal with a soaked backpack? on 03/18/2013 08:29:53 MDT Print View

For folks that use a torso length pad for their upper body and put their pack under their legs, how do you deal with a rain soaked pack? What have you done to keep your quilt/bag and insulation reasonably dry?

I tried searching for a good answer to this, but I didn't have much luck. If you know of a thread I should read, please point me toward it. Thanks!

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Torso Length Pad Users - How do you deal with a soaked backpack? on 03/18/2013 09:13:14 MDT Print View

I know some folk put packs in a bin liner.

Max Dilthey
(mdilthey) - M

Locale: MaxTheCyclist.com
My Solution on 03/18/2013 09:32:51 MDT Print View

I use the torso pad and nothing underneath my legs.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: My Solution on 03/18/2013 09:36:41 MDT Print View

Depending on what you use, you can put your wet pack inside your pack liner. If you turn the liner inside out, your wet pack won't get the liner wet on the inside.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
My Solution on 03/18/2013 09:37:56 MDT Print View

Sleep without the wet pack under your bag/legs until it's dry.

Daryl and Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: Torso Length Pad Users - How do you deal with a soaked backpack? on 03/18/2013 10:43:15 MDT Print View

You could slip your pack under the tent and let the tent floor protect you from its wetness.

Ike Jutkowitz
(Ike) - M

Locale: Central Michigan
Re: wet backpack on 03/18/2013 12:43:51 MDT Print View

I put it under my bivy or groundsheet.

Mike V
(deadbox) - F - M

Locale: Midwest
RE: "Torso Length Pad Users - How do you deal with a soaked backpack?" on 03/18/2013 12:54:30 MDT Print View

"put your wet pack inside your pack liner" with liner turned inside out +1

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: RE: "Torso Length Pad Users - How do you deal with a soaked backpack?" on 03/18/2013 13:43:59 MDT Print View

Trashbag

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
wrong answers... :) on 03/18/2013 21:07:42 MDT Print View

My pack doesn't get soaked. My poncho serves as rain gear, pack cover, and sometimes ground sheet. Current one only weighs 4 ounces too.

If my pack were to get wet, it wouldn't be a problem because I seem to sleep fine with a torso length pad and don't need anything at the bottom. This includes foam pads, BPL TorsoLite and a NeoAir.

Jason G
(JasonG) - F

Locale: iceberg lake
sitpad on 03/18/2013 23:10:43 MDT Print View

I use a short neoair and have my gossamer 3 fold backpad/sitpad for under my legs. If that gets a little wet it can be dried pretty easy with a bandana. Ill put my pack under my sitpad sometimes but the sitpad is usually enough.

Craig Hensley
(jchens) - M

Locale: North GA
Great thoughts... on 03/19/2013 07:21:09 MDT Print View

Thanks for all of the input guys. Lots of solid, simple ways to manage the issue. I'll probably just stick it beneath my ground sheet (or bivy when I'm using one). Easy fix. Thanks!

Barry P
(BarryP) - F

Locale: Eastern Idaho (moved from Midwest)
Re: Torso Length Pad Users - How do you deal with a soaked backpack? on 03/19/2013 13:35:19 MDT Print View

Since I use a Murmur or Mariposa, I have a GG SitLight pad as a frame. My pack doesn’t get too wet since I use a combo of cheap poncho and strong GoLite umbrella. The small SitLight pad with bumps up does fine under my feet. And those pads really don’t hold water and thus don’t get ‘wet’.

Good luck with the sleep system,
-Barry
-The mountains were made for Tevas