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Object Title: Glacier

Manufacturer: Dana Design

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Page By: Misha

Created/Edited: Oct 27, 2002 / Oct 27, 2002

Object ID: 529

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The Glacier is a lightweight, full service pack.

The Glacier has two large front pockets that give ready access to rain gear and other trailside necesities. The zippered sleeping-bag compartment has a horizontal divider that helps keep the pack slim as well as keeping the load divided. The Glacier's side compression straps are slanted upward to keep loosely-packed loads from sagging down your back. These compression straps work equally well for strapping on Necessity Pockets, fishing gear, tent poles and other toys.

- Nylon cross-piece supports the top of the pack and forms space that allows you to tilt your head back..

- The ArcLight features the Stretch Adjustment Systemâ„¢ for adjusting frame length.

- The shoulder bar provides additional support and stability when hauling ugly loads.

- High-Density polyetheylene framesheet carries the aluminum stay's shape across the entire area of contact between the pack and your body.

- Preflexed fiberglass rods channel the packs weight to the hipbelt. When tensioned by the trip straps, the stays bow into an arc that pulls the load close to your back

- Adaptable ArcLight Contour Molded Hipbelt wraps around the frame, giving positive load transfer, not sag.


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Alan EllisUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

This pack is very comforable and carries well. Lots of straps for carrying extras on the outside. If it had a bladder pouch it would be perfect. Also, the hood detaches as a fanny pack but it is not very big and you have to remove the main pack hipbelt and use it on the fanny pack. So basically, the detachable hood is a useless feature. Otherwise....great pack.
Posted Nov 24, 2002 8:30 am

MishaUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

Overall great pack. So far I took it to the 3 day backpacking trip in Yosemite and to the summit ascent of Mt. Whitney. Packs lots of stuff, perhaps more than you actually need. Could use few more smaller pockets in the top container (has only one pocket), you are pretty much forced into putting all your smaller things together. Make sure you spend enough time fitting this pack and memorizing the technique of putting it on (supplied documentation has all the right moves described). This pack is great for 3+ day heavy duty trips.
Posted Nov 24, 2002 3:32 pm

Adam BoveUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

This is a great pack! I have lived out of it for months at a time in Colorado and the Yukon. It could have more small pockets but what it has is enough. I especially like this pack because I lack the natural shelf many refer to as their butt. Other packs tended to slip down past my backside taking my pants with them, where as the Dana stays right where I want it. All in all, a great pack!!
Posted Jan 5, 2004 12:09 pm

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