Forgot to add "Approval" to this also.
APPROVAL/EDIT: Owner Review - GoLite Beat Pack - Jason B
> Ok\, Editors it has been a while since I have done one of these so
> be gentle. I will put an html version including pictures up once I
> have received edits.
> Jason B
Nah, all the more reason to beat you up. <g> Pretty good review, just
a few mostly minor edits. One quibble, though. I went to place a
folder for this and I realized that there's no statement as to the
internal suspension or lack thereof. Does this have a framesheet or is
it totally unstructured? Add this info, and also let me know the
answer by email, so I can create the folder at the correct place. I
couldn't find an online description (including GoLite's own) which
answered this! Also, while we are about it, does your version have the
air mesh back, and does it work if so? And does it have the insulated
hose that the current version uses? Maybe you should flesh out the
physical description a tad.
Once I have the information I need to create the folder and have done
so, you may upload the edited version. By all means use the test
folder, but you don't need to resubmit for final approval.
BGT OR Editor
> Product Description:
> This is smaller,
### EDIT: better "This is a small,
light hydration pack that also
### EDIT: insert "has"
pockets and bungees
> to carry gear.
> This is my "everything" pack. I use it for ultra marathon races,
> day hikes that don't require an excessive amount of gear, and as a
> peak bagging pack. I have used it for almost 2.5 years and it shows
> no signs of wear or damage. Only
### COMMENT: "I have only" would read better
a couple of minor negative
> comments, the straps are hard to adjust and the hydration port is
> too small to fit a bite valve through.
> Nothing is perfect including this pack. The straps are very
> difficult to adjust. At first I thought this was because it was
> new. However, after much use and several years they are just as
> hard to adjust. There is nothing different about the buckles from
> other packs that I can tell they are just really stiff.
### EDIT: Awkward sentence. Maybe "There is nothing different about
the buckles from
> other packs so far as I can tell. They are just really stiff."
> nit pick is the hydration port. It is too small to fit the bite
> valve (I use a Platypus Hoser) through the hole. This means that I
> have to dissemble
### EDIT: disassemble
the bite valve,
### EDIT: Drop the comma here. This isn't really style, as it makes
the sentence hard to interpret.
and gaiter clip to slide the hose
> through the port. This is a pain in the rear when I am trying to
> refill my hydration bladder. I work around this by bringing the
> hose out through the main body zipper and then under my arm and hook
> it on my shoulder strap. This has been a good work around
### EDIT: workaround
> and I have not had any problems with the zipper opening and letting
> stuff fall out.
### EDIT: PROs
### EDIT: CONs
> Stiff, hard to adjust straps
> Small hydration port