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Oct 06, 2009 18:38 |  #16

Do these bags(satory, tilopa) can stand alone? Any internal wire-frame?
How do you rate the outer fabric? Thick enough?

I can't wait to see other colors.


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Oct 06, 2009 21:16 |  #17

czar2000 wrote in post #8773765 (external link)
Do these bags(satory, tilopa) can stand alone? Any internal wire-frame?
How do you rate the outer fabric? Thick enough?

I can't wait to see other colors.

I just received mine today...like 1 hour ago. I have the same color as reviewed above. Outer fabric is similar to normal hiking packs. Looks to be weather resistance through-out. I wouldn't run through a blackberry bush but the fabric looks to be thick enough for heavy use. The pack has a steel rod frame - looks to be 1/4" diameter. The pack can stand on its own.

ICU size looks to be a compromise for day use vice overnight use. Large ICU will not hold tons of gear but allows you to carry what you need - I am still playing tetris at the moment with my gear. I think the small ICU would be better suited for longer trips but minus extra accessories. MOLLE system use will be a must if going out for longer trips as there is just not enough internal room for 2+day use.

As to getting to your gear while wearing the pack? No I do not think so. The flap for the back is huge and unless your load is light it will not act like a fastpack. Of course this pack is not designed that way. It's designed more with the hiker/skier in mind. It lets you get your gear into the backwoods comfortably with some compromise to a real hiking pack.


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Oct 06, 2009 23:09 |  #18

ok, I'm in. i ordered a red one tonight. wouldn't you know it - now they are out of stock on red but black is in stock. when it comes to backpack roulette, I lose. ;)

my thinking on the red is that it looks a lot easier to find things in it in poor light than it would in the black one. at least that's my story and i'm sticking to it.

looks great and i'm excited to get it.


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Oct 07, 2009 01:37 as a reply to  @ JohnJ80's post |  #19

John,

As in the other Fstop post I am sure you realize they are getting another shipment in less than 4 weeks. Might want to email Ian on the status of that.

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p.s Wife was like - wow you want to be found I see. I replied - DUH

Yes red is very very Red. Like, if you can't see this red your buried and well not visible. :D


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Oct 07, 2009 09:38 |  #20

Where I will be using this, it's not unusual for my bag to tossed on top of a much larger pile of ski bags in a tent at a meet. Having something that sticks out a bit is a good deal.

Besides that, I've got a ton of other black bags. When I put a pile of stuff together to go on a trip, it's all black - hard to find what I really need.

You like the red? Work out well?

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Oct 07, 2009 12:39 as a reply to  @ JohnJ80's post |  #21

well it will stick out thats for sure. It's not gaudy. I like it. Still have to take it out on its paces but overall I think it will work well.


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Oct 07, 2009 14:00 |  #22

It's bright but it looks a lot more like a regular backpack and not a camera pack.

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Oct 07, 2009 15:55 |  #23

JohnJ80 wrote in post #8779003 (external link)
It's bright but it looks a lot more like a regular backpack and not a camera pack.

j.

Another reason why I have to pick this bag up...now I just need to see real photos of the other colors to decide...:cool:


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Oct 07, 2009 16:30 |  #24

Here's the black (thanks to corosario) http://www.flickr.com …3/sets/72157622​449567296/ (external link)

Red is above.

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Oct 07, 2009 20:19 |  #25

JohnJ80 wrote in post #8779896 (external link)
Here's the black (thanks to corosario) http://www.flickr.com …3/sets/72157622​449567296/ (external link)

Red is above.

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Awesome...thanks! Time to order!


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Oct 07, 2009 20:25 |  #26

When I ordered yesterday night, they showed none in stock. I just got an email that my order has been fulfilled and that shipping docs have been sent to UPS. So, it's on the way.

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Oct 08, 2009 06:55 |  #27

Still need to see a picture of the green one. Anyone??


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Oct 08, 2009 12:21 |  #28

can someone lash on a sleeping bag to it?




  
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Oct 08, 2009 13:28 |  #29

Check out the straps on the very bottom.

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Oct 08, 2009 13:57 |  #30

all i see are the molle straps...




  
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