EDIT: IR - Kelty Binto Bar - Jerry Goller
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I'm impressed at the picture showing the sheer amount of stuff these
--- In email@example.com, "Jerry Goller"
>I am in
> Please excuse this late report. I was either taking stupid pills or
> late onset Old Timer's disease. I spent two days trying to solve aproblem
> in Report Writer and it finally came to me. The problem was just toostupid
> and embarrassing to explain..... =o(off and
> BTW, even though I included it, a test plan for the IR is not required.
> Anyway, here it is.
> HTML version: http://tinyurl.com/4zev42
> Text version:
> KELTY BINTO BAR
> TEST SERIES BY JERRY GOLLER
> September 24, 2008
> TESTER INFORMATION
> NAME: Jerry Goller
> EMAIL: jerrygoller@...
> AGE: 61
> LOCATION: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
> GENDER: M
> HEIGHT: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
> WEIGHT: 229 lb (104.00 kg)
> I started camping with my father at age 6 or so. I've backpacked,
> on, all of my life. Even in the Marine Corps, I was in the Infantry. Iweight of
> consider myself a light weight backpacker with an average dry pack
> 10 to 15 pounds (4.5 to 7 kg), depending on the season and terrain. IThese trips
> backpack year round.
> Most of my trips are 2 to 5 days long and in Utah. I also, from time to
> time, take much longer trips lasting one to two months or more.
> are usually on the Appalachian Trail or the Pacific Crest Trail."http://www.kelty.com" LINK
> INITIAL REPORT
> PRODUCT INFORMATION & SPECIFICATIONS
> <<IMAGE GOES HERE. ALT TEXT = "Kelty Binto Bar" IMAGE CAPTION = "Kelty
> Binto Bar">>
> Manufacturer: Kelty
> Year of Manufacture: 2008
> Manufacturer's Website: <<HYPERLINK GOES HERE -
> TEXT = "www.kelty.com">>difficult to
> MSRP: US$120.00
> Listed Weight: 6lb 14 oz. (3.1kg)
> Measured Weight: 6lb. 10 oz (3.01 kg)
> Listed Dimensions:
> Length: 27" (66 cm)
> Width: 21.5" (54 cm)
> Height: 15.5" (39 cm)
> Measured Dimensions:
> Length: 26" (66 cm)
> Width: 18" (46 cm)
> Height: 16" (40.5 cm)
> Binto Dimensions:
> Length: 14" (35.5 cm)
> Width: 7.5" (19 cm)
> Height: 14.5" (37 cm
> Note: this is a soft sided container so these dimensions are
> measure and are approximations.soft sided
> Listed Materials:
> Body Fabric: 210D polyester oxford / 150D polyester mini-ripstop
> Bottom Fabric: 1680D polyester ballistic
> Due to the soft sided nature of this product I've not listed volume.
> INITIAL IMPRESSIONS
> The Binto Bar is a soft sided storage container which includes 3
> sub-containers Kelty calls Bintos. These sub-containers allow for acertain
> amount of organization. The Bar has a top that opens, with twotriangular
> wings that fold out, to form a wind protected food prep area. Thesewings
> are secured with a hook and loop patch for each of them. The top hasa large
> full width zippered pocket on the inside that is further divided into 3hook and
> individual pockets. The top section is held closed with a piece of
> loop fastener and has a plastic rod stiffener running along itssides and
> top. It can be accessed directly without opening the main compartment.folds
> The front section unzips, using a double slider zipper, to open and
> down to allow access to the Bintos. This side section has a largefull width
> zippered mesh pocket that is further divided into 2 individual pockets.the main
> The Bar has two aluminum U shaped rods, centered front and back in
> compartment, to afford some support for the top prep surface.find 3 of
> The Binto Bar appears to be well made of good quality materials with
> excellent sewing.
> Although the Kelty website lists 4 interior pockets, I could only
> them, in the top.webbing
> The Binto Bar has a full length adjustable webbing carry strap and a
> handle on each side.intended
> It also has daisy chains on each side. I have no idea what their
> use is.opens the
> The individual Bintos have a U shaped double slider zipper that
> entire top of the Binto for easy loading and unloading. The Bintoshave a
> top strap and 2 side straps for carrying. They also have a clear plasticfor my van
> area for a label.
> I have elected to use my Binto Bar to store the kitchen equipment
> for truck camping. It seems the right size and I can't wait to seeif it all
> fits.small and I
> Because some of the things I want to carry in the Binto Bar are
> don't want to have to hunt for them I have replaced the center Bintowith 2
> plastic boxes of approximately the same height and width. These areclear
> and will allow me to easily find the various things stored in them.in the
> One area that does cause me concern is the rigidity of the Bar when I am
> using the prep area. Kelty suggests that at least 2 Bintos be left
> Bar to support the prep area. This may prove to be impractical orsystem
> insufficient support. Time will tell. But a 3 sided folding support
> that would still allow the Binto Bar to fold flat would be very easy formyself.
> Kelty to add. If it proves to be a problem I'll probably make one
> READING THE INSTRUCTIONS
> The instructions are simple and straightforward. But the Binto Bar
> much self-explanatory, to me.and the
> TRYING IT OUT
> Below are 2 pictures of a loaded Binto. The left one is a side shot
> right one is looking down into a loaded Binto."Binto Side
> <<IMAGE GOES HERE. ALT TEXT = "Binto Side View" IMAGE CAPTION =
> View">> <<IMAGE GOES HERE. ALT TEXT = "Binto Top View" IMAGECAPTION =
> "Binto Top View">>is empty
> To give the reader some idea of the capacity of the Binto Bar I unloaded
> mine and took the picture below. As an aside, the right plastic box
> but the left plastic box and both Bintos were full.= "Kelty
> <<IMAGE GOES HERE. ALT TEXT = "Kelty Binto Bar Load" IMAGE CAPTION
> Binto Bar Load">>while day
> TESTING STRATEGY
> I plan on using the Binto Bar for both picnicking and over night camping
> with my family. I also plan on using it in a Base Camp situation
> hiking.camping gear
> It will be used in the Uinta Mountains of Utah and Southern Utah canyon
> The Binto Bar seems to be an excellent solution for my vehicle
> storage problem. I use a mini-van for truck camping and my 18 monthold son
> requires an amazing amount and volume of support gear. I need allthe room I
> can get and this organizer should be a big help.: the
> I look forward to seeing how well it performs.
> Check back in late November, 2008 to read my Field Report update.
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