EDIT: LTR Gregory Whitney 95 Backpack Arnold
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> LTR Gregory Whitney 95 Backpack Arnold Peterson
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> LONG-TERM REPORT
> LONG-TERM TEST LOCATIONS AND CONDITIONS
> I did two bushwhacking hikes on very steep parts of mountains in the
> Franconia area in May when most of the snow was gone. Temperatures
> were about 50 F (10 C) and the slopes were a combination of sloping
> rock, grassy areas, and dense evergreens. I hiked around Echo Lake
> to Profile Lake and return
to Echo Lake. I hiked Mt Moosilauke 4802
> ft (1464 m) on a 60 F (15.6 C)### EDIT: space after end of parenthesis. Also, just (16 C) will
day, when winds at the top were about
> 35 mph (56 km)### EDIT: period at end of sentence
I backpacked in Douglas State Forest with a
> temperature of about 80 F (26.7 C) and no wind. When I backpacked### COMMENT: More than normal with a pack in those conditions? Or just
> for three nights on the Monadnock Sunapee Greenway Trail and the
> surrounding areas of Washington New Hampshire, day temperatures were
> at least 80 F (26.7 C) with little or no breezes and the nights were
> about 60 F (15.6 C) with lots of insects.
> PERFORMANCE IN THE FIELD
> I have been impressed with the comfort, even on long hikes and
> backpacks. I have worn the pack for as long as 7 hours and have not
> felt the need to take it off. I have been in 80 F (27.6 C) weather
> and have been comfortable. I did notice when the winds were about 35
> mph (56 km), I was pushed around a bit.
the average amount. I've had problems in the Whites keeping my footing
with quite a small pack, so I want to make sure that the pack isn't
getting unfair blame here.
>### edit: "the 5 mi (8 km)" reads better
> I used the fanny pack for two bushwhacking hikes on the mountains
> near Franconia Notch. I carried a 1 liter water bottle, camera, cell
> phone, sun lotion and insect repellent on these 2 hours hikes. I
> found that the fanny pack was great to use on these short hikes where
> the slopes were very steep. I have hiked here before with a backpack
> and wished my center of gravity was lower. With the fanny pack I
> could accomplish this goal and feel balanced.
> I did a 2 hour hike with the Whitney with a 25 lb (11.3 kg) pack from
> Echo Lake to Profile Lake and back. This was mostly on a bicycle
> trail and I was able see how stable the Whitney was when I was
> walking at a faster rate. The path was mostly level with a few steep
> areas. There was a trail around the lakes which was mostly small
> rock and tree roots. I found the stability excellent on all parts of
> this hike.
> On the Mt Moosilauke hike, I was carrying 17 lb (7.7 kg), the temp
> was 60 F (15.6 C) and the winds at the summit were about 35 mph (56
> km). The pack was comfortable throughout this 7 hour hike.
> I backpacked with 5 other hikers to a shelter in Douglas State
> Forest. My pack was loaded to about 33 lbs (15 kg) this included 4
> liters of water. The 5 (8 km) miles
to the shelter took about 4 hrs,
> it was hot and I required a lot of stopping for rest. The pack was### EDIT: (27 C)
> comfortable at all times and felt a part of me. One of my hiking
> companions made slight adjustments to my backpack. The hike out took
> only 2 hrs, and the pack was about 5 lb (2.3 kg) lighter and it was a
> little cooler. I had space left over in my backpack even with a
> bivy, air and foam pad, sleeping bag, down pillow, food,
> miscellaneous clothes, and 4 liters of water. Other items including
> camera, cell phone, sun lotion, insect repellent, compass, head lamp,
> and personal items were in the bonnet which was still not quite full.
> On the three night backpack on the Monadnock Sunapee Greenway Trail I
> hiked with a 25 lb (11.3 kg) backpack. We did about 6 hour hikes on
> 2 days of about 6.3 mi (10.1 km) and 5.5 mi (8.9 km). We spent our
> first night at General Washington Shelter. See picture below. The
> second day we drove north and spotted a car at Pillsbury State Park
> and hiked to the Max Israel Campsite. See picture below. The
> temperature that day was about 80 F (26.7 C)
and the humidity was
> high along with the insect count. We heard thunder north of us and
> sensed that rain was coming soon. We set up a tarp over part of the
> camping platform to have a place to cook and eat out of the rain. We
> pitched our bivys and tents around the platform. It did rain very
> hard during the night. It rained heavily and even though my backpack
> was not completely protected the contents of the backpack stayed
> dry. On the third day we hiked back to General Washington Shelter
> where we spent our last night on the trail. My hiking partners had a
> surprise 70th birthday party for me. A great way to start another
> decade. During this backpack I was comfortable in my backpack at all
> times and I had easy access to any items I needed from my backpack.
> This was a memorable backpack and I will be back with this group or
> others to do more of this trail.
> <<IMAGE GOES HERE. ALT TEXT = "IMAGE 1" IMAGE CAPTION = "General
> Washington Shelter">>
> <<IMAGE GOES HERE. ALT TEXT = "IMAGE 2" IMAGE CAPTION = "Max Israel
> I have been very pleased with the Whitney 95 backpack. I find it is
> a product that has grown on me. The more I use it the better I
> become at using it. The comfort amazes me even in hot humid
> weather. Getting at the items I need quickly and easily is very
> convenient. I have used it a lot and it still looks like it did when
> I first got it. This is a very reliable product. I can do near
> perfect adjustments by myself, but sometimes need assistance for
> optimum performance. The comfort and convenience of the Gregory
> Whitney 95 compensates for it being heavier. My Whitney 95 was
> exposed to a lot of rain and the contents remained dry.
> CONTINUED USE
> I will continue to use the Whitney 95 for backpacking, and winter
> hiking when I will be requiring more capacity. When I get stronger I
> will be taking it on steep higher altitude hikes. I will use the
> fanny pack for short hikes where a backpack is too large, and I need
> more capacity than a hydration pack. The fanny pack is vey adequate
> for items like cell phone, camera, sun lotion and insect repellent.
> I would like to thank BackpackGearTesters.org and Gregory for the
> opportunity to test the Whitney 95 Backpack.
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