Gateway Front Pack - Introductory Pricing
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kevin timm
(ktimm) - M

Locale: Colorado (SeekOutside)
Gateway Front Pack - Introductory Pricing on 03/19/2013 13:29:20 MDT Print View

The Gateway Front Pack is about keeping everything you need access to in an easy to reach place.

More details at the store
http://store.seekoutside.com/gateway-front-pack/

or on the site
http://seekoutside.com/lightweight-backpacks/

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Gateway Front Pack - Introductory Pricing on 03/19/2013 13:55:51 MDT Print View

Looks like a Wet Rib :) You might add some photos showing it in use.

D S
(smoke) - F
Front Pack on 03/19/2013 14:21:06 MDT Print View

Don't understand exactly how it's supposed to work??? Does it attach to your shoulder straps, or waist belt? It doesn't appear to be stand-alone, like the Ribz.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Re: Gateway Front Pack - Introductory Pricing on 03/19/2013 14:30:54 MDT Print View

Yes, a pic in action would be ideal.

Dale, the wet rib is available once again:

http://www.mysteryranch.com/adventure/pack-accessories/wet-rib

The price of the Gateway is a bit dear, methinks.

kevin timm
(ktimm) - M

Locale: Colorado (SeekOutside)
Connection on 03/19/2013 14:41:42 MDT Print View

Here is a photo of an older prototype in use.

http://seekoutside.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/gateway.jpg

It connects to the shoulder straps on the webbing part that goes toward the buckle similar to a wet rib. It does use small buckles on each side to completely come off your pack quickly and easily and go on quickly and easily.

It has some different pockets for organization, like a convenience pocket and a security pocket, plus the large main pocket.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Connection on 03/19/2013 15:06:36 MDT Print View

Nice job. I like the slip pocket--- handy for sunglasses or a GPS or compass on a lanyard.

I've seen pockets like this that were intended for use in front that could be adapted to use hung from a side compression strap rather than the lower shoulder strap. Have you tried that? It may be possible with no changes in hardware.

kevin timm
(ktimm) - M

Locale: Colorado (SeekOutside)
Alternate Connections on 03/19/2013 15:14:41 MDT Print View

I have not tested it on a side compression strap, but I suspect it would work fine as long as it was less than 1 " webbing. In some cases you could probably even connect up to the sternum strap if you have the matching buckle. Going forward, we are going to make a small little accessory belt you can connect it to for use for day hiking , small trips from camp etc.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Alternate Connections on 03/19/2013 15:29:23 MDT Print View

Think of a shoulder strap and wear it cross body like a Maxpedition Gearslinger---much better for the weight of the water bottle than around the waist.