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3655Re: [BackpackGearTest] GVP G4-C Backpack Review

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  • GearTester
    Jul 5, 2001
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      The reservoir rides on outside top of the pack....like the top pouch on most
      packs that most people use for their reservoir. Mine is just much smaller
      and lighter (just the size of the bladder). The bladder never comes out of
      this pouch (future ones will probably have a Velcro patch instead of a
      drawstring). It is easily removable for filling from my gravity system,
      hanging in my hammock, laying beside me when I eat, etc. It keeps the
      bladder clean and protected and mounts easily back on the pack. is that any
      clearer? BTW, and unintended side benefit is the "neater" closure on the G4.
      I also turned the drawstring around (made it "come out" on the opposite
      side) so that when I pull it down and secure it, it pulls from the "top" of
      the "flap" and not the bottom.
      Jerry
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Ryan Jordan" <bigskyry@...>
      To: <BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2001 2:44 PM
      Subject: Re: [BackpackGearTest] GVP G4-C Backpack Review


      > Jerry, this is a neat idea. What is the advantage of having a special bag
      > for the hydration reservoir? I'm used to just tossing mine on top of my
      pack
      > contents, as it is then easily accessible for refills throughout the day.
      It
      > seems to me that with the reservoir in a special sleeve, it would be easy
      to
      > remove, but a pain to put back, with all the gear in the pack. Or do you
      > have to unpack the contents, put the reservoir back in, and then repack?
      Is
      > this really a big deal while on the trail?
      > Ryan
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "GearTester" <geartester@...>
      > To: <BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2001 2:31 PM
      > Subject: Re: [BackpackGearTest] GVP G4-C Backpack Review
      >
      >
      > > It's pretty straight forward. I went though my old stuff sack collection
      > > (I'm trying to use them up for something) until I found one with the
      right
      > > width. It was too long so I cut it down to just longer than my
      reservoir.
      > I
      > > sewed a loop on each shoulder strap just "down" from the straps upper
      > seam.
      > > The loops were "V" shaped (like a tarp tie-out) with the point of the V
      > > pointing "up" toward the pack. I then sewed a double-sided (hook on one
      > > side, loop on the other) strip of Velcro opposite each loop on the cut
      > down
      > > stuff bag with it laying across the top of the pack. I the sewed piece
      of
      > > elastic cord on the opposite side of the stuff bag on each of the two
      > > corners. I put cord locks on each cord. The two cord locks lock in one
      of
      > > the side loops on each side of the front of the pack just like the top
      > draw
      > > elastic cord locks to the center loop on the bottom of the pack. The two
      > > elastic cords keep it secure as the water is used, does a better job of
      > > closing the top than just the provided draw cord, and the whole thing is
      > > easily removable. I take my reservoir into my hammock or tent at night
      and
      > > it makes it much easier to attach to the center line of the hammock with
      > the
      > > two Velcro straps. I hope this is clear. If not, let me know and I'll
      try
      > > again.
      > > Jerry
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      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: "Dave Hicks" <daveh@...>
      > > To: <BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com>
      > > Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2001 7:55 PM
      > > Subject: Re: [BackpackGearTest] GVP G4-C Backpack Review
      > >
      > >
      > > > Jerry
      > > >
      > > > Please post details of the top cross pouch for my hydration system.
      > Last
      > > > you reported, you were considering adding an internal pocket. As I
      > > > responded, I was also; but was concerned about how to manage the hose.
      > > >
      > > > I like you want to get the water centered. Higher would be an
      advantage
      > > > also.
      > > >
      > > > Chainsaw
      > > >
      > > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > > From: GearTester <geartester@...>
      > > > To: <BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com>
      > > > Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2001 10:52 AM
      > > > Subject: Re: [BackpackGearTest] GVP G4-C Backpack Review
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > > Excellent report, Bill. I couldn't have said it
      > better....really...lol.
      > > > I've
      > > > > added a sternum strap and a top cross pouch for my hydration system
      to
      > > > mine.
      > > > > Both modifications have worked well so far.
      > > > > Jerry
      > > > SNIP
      > > >
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