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lighter paks

Postby Norman » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:53 pm

http://www.hyperlitemountaingear.com/packs.html

anyone bought a pack or anything from this company? I am curious about the packs.
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Re: lighter paks

Postby mrchad9 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:35 pm

Metro Pack is trail-functional and city-stylish

LOL... Maybe functional but I don't know about stylish!
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Re: lighter paks

Postby Norman » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:24 pm

Style? LOL. Wish I had some....just need to lighten the load or I'm done for. Can't afford sherpas... I carry a Osprey Atmos 65 and I thought it's weight was good, maybe 3.5 lbs. But above pak is sub 2? Wow...interesting directions to pursue if it works... looking for user info?
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Re: lighter paks

Postby LincolnB » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:15 am

The Golite Jam 50 liter pack has been a classic ultralight pack for years now -- I know people who love them; so recently bought one and took it out for the weekend -- worked well for me. Less than 2 pounds, just over $100, purchase online from Golite.
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Re: lighter paks

Postby Kai » Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:35 am

I have a couple of their packs and one of their tents.

Terrific stuff.

Light, well designed.

Their ice pack is my go-to alpine climbing pack.
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Re: lighter paks

Postby ExcitableBoy » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:34 pm

Kai wrote:Their ice pack is my go-to alpine climbing pack.


The Ice Pack looks like like a great pack. I dig the bungee cord crampon attachment, I add a bungee to all of my packs if they don't come with one. What is your opinion on the lack of a top pocket/lid? I always look for packs with a nice big top lid so I don't have to dig into the main compartment for small items like sunglasses/sunblock/energy bars/etc.
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Re: lighter paks

Postby Kai » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:01 pm

Funny, but the bungee thing is the feature I like the least on this pack. I took it off and replaced it with some straps.

I was initially worried about not having a top pocket. After using it a bit, I found that I don't really miss it that much. I keep my regularly needed stuff in a sylnylon stuff sack in the top of the pack, and it's easily accessed at belays.

There's a review of this pack on my blog here:

http://larsonweb.com/blog/?cat=111
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Re: lighter paks

Postby seb » Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:41 pm

For ice climbing and first accents cuben fiber is good though if your doing mixed climbing or rock climbing think on, woven dyneema packs like those done by cilo gear are perfect mixed climbing packs they are pricey but that's what you pay for light, quality and durable gear.
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Re: lighter paks

Postby bscott » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:41 pm

Kai wrote:I have a couple of their packs and one of their tents.

Terrific stuff.

Light, well designed.

Their ice pack is my go-to alpine climbing pack.


someone on sp (i'd give them credit if i remembered who it was) turned me on to hmg. i agree, their ice pack is frikkin' sweet.
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