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Old 01-05-2006, 11:04 PM   #41
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KCL should open his own backpacks and outdoor gear and other travel stuff buisness
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KCL should open his own backpacks and outdoor gear and other travel stuff buisness
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That would be awesome actually! I'd love to do that, and have that about it in the past. Who wants to fund my new buinsness idea?
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I have an detachable day pack I never attached the mini bag cuz it was easier to just wear it backwards on my chest. My travel partner and I both did this while backpacking...cuz we're lazy.
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I have an detachable day pack I never attached the mini bag cuz it was easier to just wear it backwards on my chest.* My travel partner and I both did this while backpacking...cuz we're lazy.
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Is it an Eagle Creek? Just wondering, as it seems this is common for people who have detachable daypacks on Eagle Creek packs.
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Since KCL bumped this thread, I thought I'd write my opinions of the Eagle Creek Explorer LT's detachable daypack system during 3 weeks of Thailand.

I started the trip packed lightly enough to pack the daypack inside the main bag (just barely). I carried the whole thing on no problems. My airline had a 12kg limit (which I was probably just slightly over), and they were eyeing my bag, but they were already weighing someone elses bag who was clearly over, so they let me pass. The suspension was great and carried nice and easy. It might be just a little insufficient for all-day backpacking though.

Once I arrived, after I bought a few things I just lashed my sleeping bag to the bottom of the pack and still had plenty of room for everything inside. However, for convenience I usually kept my daypack seperate, occasionally attaching it on the back of the main pack. It was a little back heavy, but OK for short distances. When I knew I'd need the daypack shortly, or after I bought a few more things and had the main packed more heavily packed, I'd attach the daypack to the FRONT of the main bag. There are special clips to attach it to the front without having to wear the daypack's shoulder straps backwards. Handy. The pack was better balanced this way, but it did put a bit more weight on your shoulders and kept you kind of warm.

Towards the end of the trip, with the main bag packed pretty full, attaching the daypack to the back of the mainbag wasn't very practical. It hung WAY out and was cumbersome.

The rain cover/duffel/check in cover was handy when I checked the bag in for the flight back home.

I think the Explorer LT is a very well designed bag. However, attaching the daypack to the back of the main bag is really only useful if you want more pouches when the main bag is only partially full. Still, the daypack is nice, and being able to clip it to the front was handy. While I'm sure I would've been fine with a similar main bag and a standalone daypack, this bag is great (and will offer a few advantages) if you're shopping for both.
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Is it an Eagle Creek? Just wondering, as it seems this is common for people who have detachable daypacks on Eagle Creek packs.
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It's REI's alternative to an Eagle Creek bag.


My friend had something really random that zipped on and off.
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The Mountainsmith is designed as carry on (except when it is stuffed to the gills), and has lots of pockets, but it is also my least-favorite otherwise. It just doesn't look as high-quality.

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Does anyone have an opinion on the Mountainsmith packs?? I've been all around town, tried on a number of packs...Osprey, Marmot, REI, Eagle Creek, Kelty and Mountainsmith.

The Marmots I tried on are way too big (no one has a Femme Nikita )...I didn't love. I don't like that the Osprey's are only top loading, comfort was OKAY. The Kelty just didn't feel right. The Eagle Creek, Maiden Voyage is just too dang big...and not that comfy.

I ended up at a random store that sold Mountainsmith. I tried on the Cross Country II for women. Felt good, had all the features I am looking for (top loading, front loading, detachable daypack, not too big..etc.) I just don't know jack about the quality. This model is from last year....it's on sale for $110!!

Any opinions on the quality?? After inspecting and handling bags for two days...it didn't seem cheesy. But...I'm curious to see if they have a good or bad reputation.

Whatcha think?

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