Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Tailwind
Manufacturer Ultimate Direction
Page By Alan Ellis
Page Type Dec 4, 2002 / Dec 4, 2002
Object ID 9251
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This pack raises the standard for high performance packs in the 1500 cubic inch range. Its versatile, minimalistic virtues are valued by racers, search and rescue teams, and performance oriented recreationists.

Patented Torsolink Suspension system with on-off option enhances mobility
Fully adjustable Coolmesh shoulder harness
HipFit belt system adjusts to custom fit your hips
Dual zipper main compartment
External zippered organizer pocket w/ key clip
Fleece sunglass pocket
Expanding Quickstash and rear pocket
Ice Axe Loop
Twin gusseted hipbelt pockets
Jacket straps, grab loop
Drink tube positioning gator clip
128 fl. oz. (1 gallon) patented Roll-Top SporTank bladder with Screamer Valve


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Alan Ellis - Dec 4, 2002 6:12 pm - Voted 4/5

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The pack is perfect for non-technical peak bagging and day hiking which is what I use it for. It is very comfortable and rides low which puts the weight on the hips. The disadvantage is that the low-rider pack interferes with a climbing harness. The Quickstash is like a shove-it pocket. It does not hold a rope very well but does great with a shell or fleece top. Otherwise, the cargo section of the pack is fantastic, with lots of pockets, straps, and a daisy chain. I love the idea of a gallon bladder, but Ultimate bladders are not very durable and the Screamer valve always leaks. I replaced mine with a Camelbak 3 liter bladder with a shut-off valve. 4 stars for the pack but only 2 STARS for the bladder.

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