I do agree, however, that it was unfortunate that only about 4 people applied for that pack, all of them light weight packers. I guess the heavy weights justMessage 1 of 55 , Feb 1, 2002View Source
I do agree, however, that it was unfortunate that only about 4 people applied for that pack, all of them light weight packers. I guess the heavy weights just didn’t want to try a lighter version of the type packs they carry….. =o)
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From: Helen Hillberg [mailto:hhloth@...]
Sent: Friday, February 01, 2002 7:49 AM
Subject: Re: [BackpackGearTest] Re: Mountainsmith Chimera
I reread Ryan's post on pack comfort and he is absolutely right. Many people, probably mostly male, would be perfectly comfortable throwing a 15 - 20 lb. load over one shoulder, two for stability, so what does carrying the extra weight of a more substantial frame buy you if you're not carrying a load that's too heavy to just be slung over your shoulders. In the case of the Chimera, maybe nothing - maybe a lot. I can't answer that question, I doubt that I could even hoist 40 lbs these days. I, and I suspect more than a few other female baby boomers, require a framed pack regardless of the weight carried. In my case I can't walk for more than an hour without developing a sickening backache, the frame of the pack acts like a back brace and I can walk forever pain free. I think it is legitimate to test a framed pack at lighter weights even if it only applies to a maybe small segment of the back packing public. I expect Jerry will be able to tell us how the guy's model handles heavier loads, and I have a female friend that I will try to talk into taking the Chimera for an outing with about 35 lbs., she's not a backpacker though so she couldn't make a comparative statement. Sorry Ryan, I originally took offense at your post, hearing personal criticism rather than legitimate criticism.
Hi Marge I think iiNet has been having some email server problems. Can you try again at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks Andrew ... --Message 55 of 55 , Feb 3, 2002View SourceHi Marge
I think iiNet has been having some email server problems. Can you try again at apriest@... or aushiker@...
At 11:41 AM 02/02/2002, you wrote:
Hi Andrew Priest,
I just wrote you a long email with my pack contents,
I sent it off list to (mailto:apriest@...) but it came back.
I hesitate to put this long list of contents on backpackgeartest forum.
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