Re: GVP G4 and Golite Gust
- If you haven't already done so, check out the Files section of this
group for the G4 reviews. In mine I mention that I have done some
minor bushwacking with my G4C in the desert, and the pack surprised
me with no damage with just minor attention to where I was
Some of the past problems were with older G4 designs with silnylon
and fine mesh. The newer packs use 2.2 ounce ripstop and the mesh
pockets, at least on the customs, are much heavier than the mesh on
the pad pockets. My mesh has larger holes with heavier line, almost
like a heavier fishing net.
IMO, as long as you don't throw the pack on the ground or sit on it,
it should hold up fine. I've carried upto 34 pounds in it, and while
not real comfy at that weight, the (food) weight dropped after a
couple days into that 9-day trip and all was fine.
Bill "AsABat" Jeffrey
- I can only speak for the G4, but on a recent trip to the Tetons I saw John
O's (from BP Light list) full pack take a slide down a talus slope (John was
attached), and get tossed off of a small cliff (sans John) with no ill
effects. John did snag the back pocket a little while bushwacking through
(and I emphasis through) some dead pine trees. He was carrying about 24 lbs
on the trip. I really wouldn't have any qualms about the durability of the
G4. If you are worried about snagging the netting pockets you can have Glen
custom make one with silnylon outside pockets. I think this would really be
From: Kraft, Toby [mailto:tkraft@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2001 11:49 AM
To: BackpackGearTest (BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com)
Subject: [BackpackGearTest] GVP G4 and Golite Gust
I have a specific question that some of you may be able to answer. I am
looking into a light pack, and see the Golite Gust and GVP G4 as my options.
Given the weight difference being only a few ounces, and my propensity for
being rough on gear, I am concerned about the comparative durability of
these packs. There is also a price difference, but that might not be a
problem. I expect that either of these packs would last only a couple
years, but I worry about a G4 exploding on me every time I touch a stick.
Is the Golite more durable? I only seek to get to the 20 lb level and
therefore think that I will be carrying a little too much weight for the G4
and this may also affect durability. Thoughts? I hoped that testers may
have a little more in depth knowledge than the Bplight peoples.
-Toby (testing the Delorme Topo product and HatLight)
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- Should not be a problem. This is a pretty tough pack.
--- In BackpackGearTest@y..., "Thomas Vickers" <tvickers@c...> wrote:
> I have just ordered a golite breeze.
> As soon as I get to play with it I will report on how tough it is.
> My main concern is its durability.