EDIT:OWNER REVIEW:TNF MG55 Pack:BOB
- Hi Bob and thanks for this Owner Review. I have just a few edits and
suggestions for you and when you've done these, if you post back with REPOST
in the subject heading, I'll give you a folder to upload to.
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> Bob Farrell### you need a separation here between numerals and units e.g.. (1.88 m)
> 6'2" (1.88m)
> 175 pounds (79kg)
> I have hiked for over 14 years. I have hiked sections of the A.T.### Bob, as you may know, we intend to have a section on BGT.org in the
> in New York, New Jersey, and New Hampshire. I hope someday to be
> able to hike the entire A.T. I also hike with my wife and 6
> year old son Ryan (Legoboy). My wife Jenifer (Cotton) carries our 2
> year old daughter Krista (Tumbleweed) on her back with a Kelty Kid
> Carrier. Tumbleweed is getting too big for the carrier so she'll be
> on her own next year. It's fun getting out with the whole family.
future, where contributors can have a fuller bio with links and a photo. In
view of this we are trying to keep the bio's in reviews 'slim'. Could you
this paragraph a little and add a couple of sentences on your current
backpacking style, ie lightweight, or whatever, tent, tarp, etc etc
> Product Information:### can you make this '...Manufacturer: The North Face...' and '...Year of
> The North Face
manufacture: 2003...' (or When purchased)
> http://www.thenorthface.com### you need a separation between the numerals and units e.g.. 4 lb 12 oz
> Listed weight: 4lb. 12oz. (1.9kg)
> Actual weight: 5lb. 6oz. (2.5kg)
kg) and you don't need a period after abbreviations. Can you check through
the review and fix this as and where necessarry
> Color: Tibetan Orange and Pumice Grey.### could you show this as '...MSRP: $169.00...'
> List price: $169.00
> Field Information:### '...snow at any time...'
> Weather in the White Mountains is unpredictable. It can snow any
> time of the year and it rains a lot. Temperatures in the summer can### need separation here '...(-7 C's and -1 C's)...' (and round them)
> dip down to the 20's and 30's (-6.7C's and -1.1C's).
> Many of the### you have an extra (1219m) here and it should be written '...over 4000 ft
> mountains rise over 4000 (1219m)
> feet (1219m) with moderate to steep trails.
(1220 m)...' (rounding the metric as it's approximate)
> The North Face (TNF) MG55 is an all-season pack with a technical### for this paragraph, you need to fix the spacing e.g.. (53 cm) in all
> suspension and tool accommodations. My torso size is 21 inches
> (53cm) so I purchased the large TNF MG55. The large fits sizes from
> 19"-22" (48cm-56cm). The standard volume is 3700 cu.in. (60630cc)
> and the extended volume is 4300 cu.in. (70464cc). Access to the
> MG55 is from the top and the side.
measurements, also no periods after abbreviations. The volume conversion for
packs is usually written in Liters, so this will be (60 L) and (70 L).
### I suggest that as you've now introduced the pack by it's full title
here, you could refer to it hereafter as '...the MG55...' this will save
various configurations of '...the TNF/The North Face MG55/ the TNF MG55...'
> Features:### if these features are taken from the manufacturers website etc. you
> X Frame Suspension
> Carbon Fiber Stays
> Breathable Aerofoam back panel
> Fully adjustable shoulder straps and hip belt
> Full zip crampon pocket on the pack face
> Fabric is 420D Enduratek/Iron Fiber
> Structural tool tubes with single release buckles
> Adjustable ski slots
> Orca lid with two pockets
> Haul loops and compression straps
> Side pockets
> Bladder sleeve and hose port
should enclose them in quotation marks " +"
> I bought The North Face MG55 pack for winter hiking back in February### as an example of my earlier point, this should really be '...I bought
the The North Face MG55 pack for...' :)
> 2003. I have discovered over the last eight months the MG55 is also### could you briefly explain how you carried out this adjustment
> a great pack for summer day hikes. I am disappointed that I cannot
> use the MG55 for overnights or backpacking.
> TNF MG55 came with two guides. The first guide, "Packs", explained
> about features that the MG55 had. The second, "Pack Fit Guide",
> explained about pack sizing, fitting the pack, shoulder straps
> adjustment, and load distribution. Those guides were very
> informative and helpful.
> The MG55 can be adjusted to individual torso lengths. The
> adjustment range on the large pack is from 19"-22" (48cm-56cm).
> Adjusting the torso length to my 22" (56cm) was a snap. The
> instructions in the "Pack Fit Guide" were clear and easy to follow.
> All my winter clothing, including Gore-Tec jacket and pants, fleece### Should be '...Gore-Tex...'
> On the sides of the upper part of the crampon pocket, there was a### should be '..there are tool tubes and...'
> tool tubes and compression straps. Directly below at the bottom of
> the pack, there was ice ax loops with single release adjustable### should be '...there are ice ax...'
>### if you're going to keep this all in past tense, this should be '...ice
> On the right side of the pack, I released the buckle and slid the
> ice ax through it. I then placed the end of the ice ax through the
> compression strap on the haul loop. I tightened the lower strap,
> and then I tightened the compression strap. The ice ax is safely
> attached to the pack.
ax was safely...'
> I shouldered the 25 lb (11.3 kg) MG55.### I think this should read'...I shouldered the pack, now loded with 25 lb
> I took the loaded North Face MG55 to a local mountain for a test### should be '...4 miles (6.4 km)...'
> hike. The loop hike up and around 1410' (430 m) Parker Mountain was
> 4 miles with several steep sections and many little ups and downs.
> It was 40 degrees and sunny.
### should be 40 F (4.4 C)
> I undid the four compression strap buckles, and then I set the pack### should be '...2-liter (2.2 qt)...' and '...Big Zip Hoser...'
> on its back. I placed a full 2-liter Platypus Big Zips Hoser into
> at the bottom of the left shoulder strap. I used a small nalgene### should be '...filled...' and '...Nalgene...' but it would read better as
> bottle filed with GORP and attached it to the pack via the
'...I filled a small Nalgene bottle with GORP and...'
> 06/14/03:### this is a bit of mouthful, could you just say '...fellow '4000'er' Mike
> I met up with fellow 4000'ers Journals of the White Mountains web
> site member Mike P. in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
> plan was to bag three summits over 4000' (1219 m). It rained the### need metric for '...60's...'
> whole hike and the temps were up in the 60's. The trails were
> I tried to pack The North Face MG55 for an overnight hut hike in### delete the '...'s...'
> Carter Notch in the White Mountains. I started by putting my TNF
> sleeping bag into the bottom of the pack. I couldn't lay it flat.
> I had to put it on its side. Doing so took up ¾'s of the pack. I
> was able to fit in the rest of my gear that I needed. The pack was### '...maxed out...' might be a bit colloquial for some readers, could you
> maxed out. When I put it on and adjusted the shoulder straps and
find an alternative, how about 'full' :)
> So I will not be able to use the MG55 for a backpack. This is### you need to qualify this statement. You will still be able to use it as
> disappointing since I thought I would be able to when I bought it.
a backpack but not for certain types of activity.
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- Sorry Bob, there was an error in my edit, my apologies,
> > I shouldered the 25 lb (11.3 kg) MG55.with 25 lb
> ### I think this should read'...I shouldered the pack, now loded
> (11.3 kg)...'This should have said:
### I think this should read '...I shouldered the MG55, which now
weighed 25 lb (11.3 kg)...'