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Postby e-doc » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:04 am

Ideas appreciated
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Postby Brad Marshall » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:07 am

Unless you provide more info my only advice would be to get one.
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Postby The Chief » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:20 am

VAUDE ROCK 55 + 10
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I love mine. Holds close to 4300 cu.in of stuff etc, beautiful simple design, great stash points for tools/crampons., very tough, excellent top-notch quality craftsmanship and carry's/climbs tight to your body & like a dream.

Find it HERE!
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Postby e-doc » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:31 am

Brad Marshall wrote:Unless you provide more info my only advice would be to get one.


I'm 5-7; ~4-5000 cu" attachments for sharp things, 2 shoulder straps, hip belt
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Postby Tonka » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:25 am

I have a Vaude 45 +10 and really like it. It's a good winter day pack. Depending on what you are doing I'm becoming a fan of the REI flash series for their weight and simplicity. Plus you can return them when you think it doesn't work for you :)
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Postby zeroforhire » Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:28 pm

First off, this question is asked all the time. If you want more info than the replies you get here, do a search.

As far as climbing packs go, get a Cilogear. Enough said.
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Postby The Chief » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:21 pm

zeroforhire wrote:As far as climbing packs go, get a Cilogear. Enough said.


I would, but the bank turned me down for the loan in order to buy one!

Nuff said!


**There are a bunch of us dirtbag climbers and guides out here that would love to own one. Just can't afford the MSRP! There are packs out there (As the one I recommended) that are of great quality craftsmanship, design and are half the price.
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Postby SJ » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:47 pm

anita wrote:
the dyneema packs are super pricey, but the regular cilogear packs seem to be on par with other manufacturers.
I scored one off zeroforhire last summer, best $100 I ever spent!


Second that, I got my 60L worksack direct from the Cilo website last year for $235. Best pack I've ever owned.
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Postby zeroforhire » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:12 pm

The Chief wrote:
zeroforhire wrote:As far as climbing packs go, get a Cilogear. Enough said.


I would, but the bank turned me down for the loan in order to buy one!

Nuff said!


**There are a bunch of us dirtbag climbers and guides out here that would love to own one. Just can't afford the MSRP! There are packs out there (As the one I recommended) that are of great quality craftsmanship, design and are half the price.


totally understand where you are coming from. Although I lust after the dyneema ones, they don't fit my budget... but like others have said, the non dyneema packs are a decent price (not super cheap), but extremely well made. (In portland, OR)

If you look around enough you can find used ones for a decent deal as well.

http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthr ... Post967405

looks like it sold.

That being said, that Vaude pack you listed looks fantastic. Simple, clean, no nonsense. Great price too.

Glad you like the pack anita.
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Postby zeroforhire » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:16 pm

^ Sweet score! Those packs are very under-rated.
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Postby The Chief » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:26 pm

anita wrote:hi chief,

the dyneema packs are super pricey, but the regular cilogear packs seem to be on par with other manufacturers.
I scored one off zeroforhire last summer, best $100 I ever spent!


I scored my VAUDE ROCK 55 + 10 for $65 BFNEW off of a "Close Out Deal" on EBAY!

And totally agree with ya ZERO! I would love to have one these for work...
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Postby albanberg » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:27 pm

I use the Cilogear regular packs and they have been great. Just ordered a 30 liter for my next trip.
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Postby zeroforhire » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:33 pm

The Chief wrote:
anita wrote:hi chief,

the dyneema packs are super pricey, but the regular cilogear packs seem to be on par with other manufacturers.
I scored one off zeroforhire last summer, best $100 I ever spent!


I scored my VAUDE ROCK 55 + 10 for $65 BFNEW off of a "Close Out Deal" on EBAY!

And totally agree with ya ZERO! I would love to have one these for work...
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SOOOO NICE! Must resist! Can't Afford it! SOOOO NICE!
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Postby WML » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:05 pm

For most day endeavors that don't include carrying lots of technical gear, I use an Osprey DayLite these days. Big enough for a hydration bladder, some food, a rain shell, and rock shoes + chalk bag.

If heading further back or a trip requiring more gear than just the goods to solo, then I use my Flash 45 from REI. Not the most durable, as I have had mine for a year and it's showing some serious signs of wear, but nothing fatal yet and nothing duct taped, yet.

For overnight endeavors I really like my Deuyter 65+10, that thing is light, comfortable, has attachments for sharp pointy things, and just keeps swallowing gear. Only complaint is in order to lighten the load on it you'd have to cut the floating lid off. Haven't done that just yet, but may eventually. Attachments to it seem sufficient for an untethered variation.

Everybody carries different amounts of gear and has different intentions. What do you plan to do with your pack? Gear list for a Cascade volcano is different than a Sierra technical rock climb, and vice versa.
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