Arctic Pack Roll Call
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kevin davidson
(kdesign) - F

Locale: Mythical State of Jefferson
Arctic Pack Roll Call on 05/09/2007 11:46:58 MDT Print View

Got game?

I'm curious as to how many among us have pre-purchased the Arctic Dry Pack.

I'll start--ordered mine. Perhaps this will be a short thread.

Andrew King
(drewboy) - F

Locale: Arizona
Arctic pack roll call - got mine! on 05/09/2007 13:17:29 MDT Print View

I couldn't resist. Just placed my pre-order yesterday. Geez, does this mean I have to get a packraft now too? :-)

David Stenberg
(dstenberg1) - F

Locale: South
Re: Arctic Pack Roll Call on 05/09/2007 13:26:03 MDT Print View

Ok, I'll admit it. I am on the list as well. (I was still trying to deny how much I just put on my credit card).

I think I am going to like the versatility of this pack!

As others have said, I want to start saving for a packraft.

Edited by dstenberg1 on 05/09/2007 14:55:53 MDT.

Aaron Granda
(Throckmorton) - MLife
Re: Arctic Pack Roll Call on 05/09/2007 13:26:47 MDT Print View

I ordered one as soon as the presale started. I'm looking forward to seeing it in person.

Don Wilson
(don) - MLife

Locale: Koyukuk River, Alaska
Re: Arctic Pack Roll Call on 05/09/2007 14:44:05 MDT Print View

Me too. And I'm one of those now also looking at a packraft. The idea of sort of a land/sea/river expedition is very appealing.

Brian UL
(MAYNARD76)

Locale: New England
Re: Re: Arctic Pack Roll Call on 05/09/2007 17:57:37 MDT Print View

I ordered one this morning. The most expensive piece of gear I ever bought! Im hoping the versatility and multi- sport dimention of this pack will be worth it.

Edited by MAYNARD76 on 05/09/2007 18:13:33 MDT.

Eric Noble
(ericnoble) - MLife

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Re: Arctic Pack Roll Call on 05/09/2007 20:03:38 MDT Print View

I ordered mine last night. The apparent versatility of the pack won me over. I'm planning on selling my Osprey Aether 75 pack to help pay for it. It's funny how many of us are coveting packrafts.

Brett Tucker
(blister-free) - F

Locale: Puertecito ruins
Re: Arctic Pack Roll Call on 05/09/2007 22:41:17 MDT Print View

Got packraft (back before China's appetite for raw materials pushed the Alpacka msrp nearly $200 skyward).

Now standing in line for pack. After all it's hard to beat a ULA/BPL collaboration, especially with this much real-world experience backing it up.

Jason Brinkman
(jbrinkmanboi) - MLife

Locale: Idaho
Not me... yet. on 05/10/2007 10:52:15 MDT Print View

I was really close to ordering one, but just couldn't do it. For me it was a combination of the price and the lack of water bottle pockets on the side. I know that I could add bottle pockets on, but other packs that I was more interested in came with them sewn on for half the price.

If ever I order my packraft, or plan a truly wet trip in the Cascades or Alaska, I will come looking for one.

Thanks though to BPL for participating in making something like this available. It is really cool gear.

Sam .
(samurai) - F

Locale: NEPA
Took the Plunge Too on 05/10/2007 16:25:39 MDT Print View

I'm also on the list.

I'll be glad when the muted colors are out for the drybag though. Hard to stealth camp with hunter orange markng your spot.

kevin davidson
(kdesign) - F

Locale: Mythical State of Jefferson
re. Took the plunge on 05/10/2007 18:08:56 MDT Print View

Mr. Design sez:That would be Cadmium Orange and if it's good enough for SAR, it's good enough for me. :-)>

Future Dry Bag colors in the BPL "Bold" series will be Chartreuse, Summer Sky, and Goldenrod. The upcoming "Stealth" range will include Bisque, Dusty Rose and Sienna.

Stay tumed for the 2008 colours.

Edited by kdesign on 05/11/2007 14:19:17 MDT.

Donald Browning
(docdb) - M

Locale: SE USA
Me too on 05/13/2007 08:49:49 MDT Print View

I'm in

Nicholas Jensen
(attack5) - F

Locale: Murderapolis
Re: Me too on 05/14/2007 02:18:59 MDT Print View

Got mine ordered!

Woubeir (from Europe)
(Woubeir) - F - MLife
Me too on 05/14/2007 02:37:35 MDT Print View

Yep, I'm in to.
I hope I don't have to wait too long for the muted colors because now already I have to convince myself constantly that the orange color is just a temporary situation and that all will be allright again in a few months time.
A shame that the muted colors aren't available from the start. I see that MSRP for both the 50 L and 65 L bags is
$ 80. Adding that to an already steep $ 300 bag with shipping costs for both packages reaching $ 85 + importduties + taxes, this package will come close to a total cost of $600. Ouch.