Todd Morken Please Read - Re: Owner Review - Arc'Teryx Arro 22 Daypack
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- Hello Todd,
Pack reviews are not that straightforward, and I feel you have done a
good job on this. The edits I have made, while necessary, are
picayune. Please do try to remember to keep in the first person.
Having said that, even experienced testers goof on this one now and again!
If you would post HTML to the test folder after making these changes,
I'll be able to give you approval for upload, once I have quickly
re-edited the piece. I feel that you should provide at least one image
with this review, more if desired.
BGT OR Editor
> Arc'Teryx Arro 22 Daypack### EDIT: conversion missing
> BY Todd O. Morken
> November 29, 2006
> TESTER INFORMATION
> NAME: Todd O. Morken
> EMAIL: mantraboy1@...
> AGE: 32
> LOCATION: Upper Midwest
> GENDER: M
> HEIGHT: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
> WEIGHT: 190 lb (86.20 kg)
> I have been backpacking for 15 years. I take 3-4 trips each year that
> are a week or longer in duration, as well as several weekend trips. I
> usually end up with a heavy daypack weighing 20 lb (9.1 kg) as I like
> to be over-prepared, but I'm learning to lighten my load through
> better gear selection. My hiking trips range from the mountains to
> the desert and flat lands. In addition, being from North Dakota I
> have a lot of experience with hiking and camping in snow and cold
> Product Information:
> Manufacturer: Arc'Teryx
> Year of Manufacture: 2005 (Still currently produced)
> URL: <<HYPERLINK GOES HERE - "http://www.arcteryx.com">>
> Listed weight: 2 lb 5 oz (1100 g)
> Actual tested weight: 2 lb 6 oz (1177 g)
> Size: One Size
> Volume: 1340 cu in (22 L)
> Materials: HDPE framesheet, 1680D Ballistic Nylon, Armourlite, Hypalon
> Warranty: Lifetime
> MSRP: $130.00 US
> The body of the pack is made from 1680D Ballistic Nylon, the front
> Kangaroo pocket is Armourlite, a very tough smooth fabric. The
> attachment points are made from or reinforced with Hypalon. The back
> of the pack has a thermoformed padded back panel, and a semi-rigid
> HDPE framesheet. The shoulder straps have load adjusters and the
> sternum strap is adjustable for height. Both are features you don't
> find on many packs of this size but are very useful for fit and pack
> stability. The waist strap is 1 in
wide, non padded, and user
> removable. This is also a nice feature since I've found 1"### EDIT: conversion needed
> padded### EDIT: non-padded
waist straps to be of little use on daypacks of this size and
> usually just get in the way. There is a heavy duty carry handle on### EDIT: I
> the top of the pack that is very convenient for when you
just want to
> grab the pack and go. The pack has a covered opening on the top that### EDIT: carabiner
> allows the hydration bladder hose to exit the pack and a clip to
> attach it to the shoulder strap.
> The front of the pack has two mesh water bottle pockets, one of which
> has a Velcro closure, and the other elastic. They are not as deep as
> I would like, but I find this to be the case on most packs. It will
> hold a Nalgene bottle, but not very securely due to the shallow nature
> of the pocket. There is one Hypalon loop on the front of the pack
> that can hold a carabineer.
The large vertical zippered kangaroo
> pocket on the front of the pack has drainage holes at the bottom.### EDIT: I
> It's perfect for either storing wet items, or just small frequently
> used items you
don't want to have to dig into the main pack for.
>### EDIT I
> Inside the pack is a mesh sleeve for up to a 100 oz (3 L) hydration
> bladder. There is an interior zipper at the top which allows access
> to the HDPE framesheet if you
need or desire to remove it. Other than
> that there are no other pockets on the inside or outside of the pack.### EDIT: "flat on my back" or "flat on the back"
> The zippers are heavy duty water resistant YKK zippers. The shoulder
> straps are nicely padded but not too bulky and have attachment points
> that can easily accept a small accessory pouch to hold a GPS, cell
> phone, etc. The bottom of the pack is not flat, the bottom angles up
> from the back of the pack and then angles back to the top of the pack.
> This means the pack does not sit up by itself so when it's not on the
> user it has to be laid on its side, or leaned up against something to
> stay upright. This angular design creates an aerodynamic sleek look
> to the pack, but at the expense of some capacity.
> Field Use:
> I have used this pack on many short local and weekend hikes. I've
> used it on the bike as a commuter pack, and even just around town and
> for school. The pack has performed very well in all these uses. It
> is comfortable, and is just the right size for an urban commuter pack.
> It rides very well on the bike, but the top of the pack sits pretty
> high and tends to contact the back of my helmet on rough rides.
> It performed on both trips without any problems. The Arro 22 pack is
> the perfect size to pack a lot of water, and still get the bare
> essentials such as food, first aid, survival gear, and raingear for a
> day hike. The pack was never uncomfortable, and the semi rigid
> framesheet is a great feature. Without a framesheet many daypacks do
> not sit flat on your
back because the hydration bladder rounds out the
> back of the pack. This makes for an uncomfortable pack that does not### EDIT: my
> ride on your
back well. The Arro 22 does not suffer from this
> problem### EDIT: and
it rode securely over rough and smooth terrain. I never used
> the waist belt as with a pack of this size I've never seen much use### EDIT: carabiners
> for one. The shoulder straps, load straps, and adjustable sternum
> strap make for a very adjustable and comfortable fit. The pack
> proved to be very durable and took everything thrown at it. I would
> say the average weight of the pack during my use was probably 13 lb
> (5.5 kg) with a max of somewhere in the 18 lb (7.3 kg) range. It
> handled these loads comfortably, and securely.
> As for improvements I would like to see the water bottle pockets made
> larger, or some type of bottle securing strap built in. I would also
> like to see a daisy chain added to the front of the pack. I've found
> them very valuable for attaching carabineers
or clipping small items
> to. A wider padded hip belt would be a nice addition since it is
> removable and would be much more useful than the thin unpadded strap
> they provide currently. None of these are big issues in my book and
> it is still by far my most used pack in this size range.
Thanks for the edits, it's going to take awhile to get used to the
first person thing, but I will get it yet. I have edited and uploaded
to html at:
I did not add any images, it's not that I don't think they are
important as I do, but right now I'm chest deep in moving, finals
week and graduation/grad school prep, so my pack is already at home so
it will be a couple weeks before I can get an image up. I can either
wait with my final edit and upload to the review section or I can add
it later, if that's possible as well.
- Hello Todd,
Your folder is at
Do add photos when you can. E-mail when you do and I will make sure
the permissions on the folder are still correctly set.
### EDIT: Please delete
(Still currently produced)
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> Thanks for the edits, it's going to take awhile to get used to the
> first person thing, but I will get it yet. I have edited and uploaded
> to html at:
> I did not add any images, it's not that I don't think they are
> important as I do, but right now I'm chest deep in moving, finals
> week and graduation/grad school prep, so my pack is already at home so
> it will be a couple weeks before I can get an image up. I can either
> wait with my final edit and upload to the review section or I can add
> it later, if that's possible as well.
> Thanks again!
Just wanted to let you know that I have now added photos to my review
and I deleted my old one and uploaded the new version with images.
Thanks, take care
--- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "edwardripleyduggan"
> Hello Todd,
> Your folder is at
> Do add photos when you can. E-mail when you do and I will make sure
> the permissions on the folder are still correctly set.