Re: Jerry and Andy (save some postage)
- Yea but... You know how ultralighters always holler about dual use
items. Well this is a dual use test. Capacity and seam integrity.
Oh, and a clarification on where the extension collar starts. It
does in fact start at top of the frame sheet. The flaps on each side
curve like a trapazoid go up to a point about 4 inches higher, but a
load about 2 inches higher (than the actual pack or frame sheet)
seems about where I would consider the full mark to be. BTW, the
flap on the back (faurthest away from frame sheet side) dosen't go
quite as high.
--- In BackpackGearTest@y..., "Chief Moderator"
> LOL. I'm not sure I'd recommend that procedure. But it is a greattest
> of the seem workmanship.... ;o)
- This would defeat the purpose of what Jerry's now planning to do with
packs. Use a close-to industry stardard pack measuring system
using "Balls" supplied by Black Diamond - I believe Wayne Gregory
uses uses balls to measure his packs as well.
Having one person do the ritual, with the same "industry approved"
set of tools, will come as close as possible to having a standardized
system of measurement that delivers without biases.
A good idea though.
It may be a good test in general for seam strength and
waterproofness. I would think that if no water will come out, no
water would get in.
The test I use for waterproofness is to hang a loaded pack (no down
inside though), using a caribiner, off my basketball post and just
spray it with the water hose for 15-minutes at various angles, using
various "spray settings".
Its not so much for the testing as much as to let my neighbors know
that I still havn't gotten any help :)
--- In BackpackGearTest@y..., "starnescr" <cstarnes@n...> wrote:
> You guys could let Andy try this instead...