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Old 12-01-2014, 11:30 PM
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Multiple small packs?

I had a thought recently about a possible long distance backpacking strategy I am considering.

Typically, I've used a heavier load type pack (Osprey Aether 70). This last summer, I learned a lot about my needs on the trail after my first real long distance trip, and I feel like I can make do with a smaller pack and downsizing/upgrading a bit. I have been doing some research into lumbar and chest packs and was wondering if anyone has played with a multi pack concept? My thought NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 12-02-2014, 01:32 AM
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At times, I use a NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:25 AM
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The Luxury Light pack used this system for backpacking, so do the Ribz packs.

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Old 12-02-2014, 12:45 PM
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The balance can be nice. Front and back loaded will make you feel awkward for a while. In heavy brus NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 12-02-2014, 01:09 PM
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Old 12-03-2014, 06:29 PM
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Thanks for the input guys! The Ribz pack was what I had in mind, although I do have a small waist p NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 12-10-2014, 07:43 AM
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The year before I ran into a young guy on the AT who had a set up similar to what you describe.
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:49 PM
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:51 PM
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So, I think I'll be picking up my Ribz pack here within the next few days or so but I have ran into NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:06 AM
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As far as the waist pack sagging down issue is concerned, I'd buckle the waist strap of my backpack NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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