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Cuben fiber roll top, will it generate heat?
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michael levi
(M.L) - F

Locale: W-Never Eat Soggy (W)affles
Cuben fiber roll top, will it generate heat? on 03/21/2013 21:23:43 MDT Print View

Im getting a pack built similar to this one BUT:

Im thinking about going with black 1.43 cuben for rolltop.

Do you think it will heat up, will the sun go though it easy?dddcuben heat hot backpack

Edited by M.L on 03/21/2013 21:44:56 MDT.

Ryan Smith
(ViolentGreen) - F

Locale: Southeast
Not that I've noticed on 03/22/2013 10:57:53 MDT Print View

Michael,

The cuben pack you show there is one Zimmer made for me a while back. I haven't noticed any kind of heat build up, but I'm also in the green tunnel quite a bit. Even the black cuben is somewhat see-through, although less so than the other colors I've used. Some light will get through.

Ryan

Edited by ViolentGreen on 03/22/2013 10:59:00 MDT.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Cuben fiber roll top, will it generate heat? on 03/22/2013 11:11:17 MDT Print View

Any pack material will absorb heat from the sun.

In the desert I wrap stuff like chocolate in my down layer. Doesn't melt.

michael levi
(M.L) - F

Locale: W-Never Eat Soggy (W)affles
re on 03/22/2013 14:25:19 MDT Print View

Ryan: its a great looking pack, how has it been holding up? Is it made of 1.43 cuben or 1.0?

Nick: I plan on carrying a platypus up top, I wonder if sun will get through and maybe heat the water up?

I'd like to go with the cuben for weight savings, and there are a lot of people who use full cuben packs. Does anyone notice an increase in temps?

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: re on 03/22/2013 15:04:40 MDT Print View

I haven't noticed that my Zero gets any warmer than any other pack. When it is hot outdoors, it is hot outdoors. Yogi Berra probably has a quote for this.