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Old 04-25-2010, 09:43 AM
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Dixon Roller Pack

just wondering if anyone has tried the Dixon Roller pack?
I think it might help moving camera equipment on trail.
Looks like it would be more stable with two wheels in the back to help eliminate tipping and tracking.
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:18 PM
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Grannyhiker Grannyhiker is offline
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For those of us who backpack in wilderness areas, anything wheeled (except a wheelchair) is illegal. Elsewhere it might be an option if (big if!) you are on a smooth trail. I'm sure there are places where it would work quite well, but not where I go backpacking!

At 7 1/2 lbs., the thing is over half my base weight!
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:39 PM
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Bradleystj Bradleystj is offline
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I think that that is the cats meow . . .
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:50 AM
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I don't own a roller pack but I recently hiked with a a guy who did. The one thing he said was you have to pack it just right; if it's not balance, it will drift on you. He mentioned that he weighed himself before the hike with the pack fully loaded and folded up on his back and the pack came in at 45lbs. Weighing himself with the pack folded down in trailed mode it only added 15lbs to his body with that same 45lbs load. It was this weight distribution that allowed him to still hike and still camp comfortably at 75 years old.
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Old 05-17-2010, 06:32 PM
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I don't own a roller pack but I recently hiked with a a guy who did. The one thing he said was you have to pack it just right; if it's not balance, it will drift on you. He mentioned that he weighed himself before the hike with the pack fully loaded and folded up on his back and the pack came in at 45lbs. Weighing himself with the pack folded down in trailed mode it only added 15lbs to his body with that same 45lbs load. It was this weight distribution that allowed him to still hike and still camp comfortably at 75 years old.

Thanks for the info.
might have to hire a Sherpa to carry my camera gear.
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Old 08-31-2015, 07:00 AM
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Currently--and now being 72--I'm contemplating making a roller pack pretty much patterned after the Dixon Roller Pack. I'm still trekking in some fairly rough territory but having trouble with the added 15 pounds of my photo gear!

Has anyone used one, made one, or observed how it well it works on the trail? Any little bit of info will help.
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