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New Lightweight Silnylon Products From Equinox (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2006)

These items stray a bit from backpacking, but frankly we were impressed with their quality construction, lightweight, compactability, and usability. They would also make very nice gifts.

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by Will Rietveld | 2006-08-12 03:00:00-06

Equinox Ltd. is perhaps best known among ultralight backpackers for their numerous products made from silnylon. They continue to be resourceful with the introduction of a 6.1 ounce daypack, a 1.6 ounce tote bag, a 4.9 ounce duffle, and a 4.8 ounce fanny pack. All are nicely designed, well constructed, and very compactable.

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The Equinox Ultralight Day Pack is 900 cubic inches and weighs just 6.1 ounces. It has padded shoulder straps, two side mesh pockets, and a top pocket with top strap and buckle. It will easily double as a stuff pack in your pack, and a day pack for a foray from camp. The pack shown is a prototype, so it is subject to change and doesn't have a MSRP yet.

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The Equinox Tote Bag weighs just 1.6 ounces and measures 20 inches wide by 16 inches high. I included it in this writeup because it can be a very useful piece, or gift. They tested it with 100 pounds in it!

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Equinox's Cargo Bag (duffle) weighs just 4.9 ounces and measures 20 inches long by 9 inches wide by 11 inches high. It has a main zippered opening plus one zippered outside pocket. This item really compacts down to a very small size in a provided stuff sack, and we included it because of its versatility. MSRP is $29.

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The Bandicoot Ultralight Fanny Pack measures 11 inches wide by 8 inches high and weighs just 4.8 ounces. It has a zippered top entry and will sell for $28.75.


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"New Lightweight Silnylon Products From Equinox (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2006)," by Will Rietveld. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364).
http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/new_silnylon_products_from_equinox_orsm06.html, 2006-08-12 03:00:00-06.

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