How many backpacks do you have?

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Re: How many backpacks do you have?

Postby Moondog55 » Mon 13 Mar, 2017 10:12 am

The big ALICE has poor balance for skiing
I just bought a Coleman knock-off at the Op-Shop for $3- because a tadpole may need a pack sometime in the future
also I forgot to mention my travel pack which is one of those cheap Mountain Designs 100 litre ones with the detachable day-pack and my carry-on which is a school lap-top bag and just comes in under the size limit when I take the waist belt off, also my big Lowe bumbag which always has the 10 Essentials in it and swaps form pack to pack
Ve are too soon old und too late schmart
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Re: How many backpacks do you have?

Postby Neo » Thu 19 Oct, 2017 8:21 pm

Me again. A few changes this year, offloaded one and gained two!

Overboard 20lt - as day pack and also waterproof
Osprey Stratos 34 - larger day pack and minimalist overnighter
Exped lightning 45l - was enough for winter temps, roomy now for spring!

(still have the Osprey 6lt hip pack but put away until I have a neighbourhood again)
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Re: How many backpacks do you have?

Postby puredingo » Sun 22 Oct, 2017 7:37 pm

Interesting to see there's no love for the poor old black Wolf brand backpacks. I know some of their gear is lacking and they've considered low end in the range but I've always found their packs sound and well priced.

I have a 50l BW mountain Ash and it's my go-to overnight pack.
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Re: How many backpacks do you have?

Postby LachlanB » Mon 23 Oct, 2017 6:08 pm

Another Black Wolf owner here... In my case, a 65L Mountain Ash.

Not the lightest pack, but it's certainly robust and does the job. Not in a hurry to upgrade it at all.
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Re: How many backpacks do you have?

Postby Stew63 » Tue 24 Oct, 2017 1:13 pm

I normally only keep 2 packs at a time for myself and sell others off when I feel I don't use them or to fund new packs. I don't want a stable of unused 'junk' cluttering up my life.
Z-Packs: ArcHaul Zip pack ~60litres
KS: KS30 pack ~30litres (my 'go-to' pack for several days)
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Re: How many backpacks do you have?

Postby puredingo » Wed 25 Oct, 2017 6:45 pm

Wow!! 30ltrs for several days...you must be an extreme minimalist?
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Re: How many backpacks do you have?

Postby ribuck » Thu 26 Oct, 2017 8:49 pm

puredingo wrote:Wow!! 30ltrs for several days...you must be an extreme minimalist?

Perhaps he straps everything to the outside, like a D of E participant.
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Re: How many backpacks do you have?

Postby South_Aussie_Hiker » Fri 27 Oct, 2017 7:33 am

One! ULA Circuit, and cant see myself finding anything better than this.

Had a few over the years, but as I refined my gear and got my weights down, I moved them on - no point keeping multiple packs stashed in a cupboard when someone else can make use of it.
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Re: How many backpacks do you have?

Postby Rileyr » Fri 27 Oct, 2017 8:49 pm

One - blackwolf bugaboo.
Its great for carying heavier loads on long trips, but i need a smaller 45-55L pack for shorter 1-3 day trips. Am considering another blackwolf.

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Re: How many backpacks do you have?

Postby Hallu » Tue 31 Oct, 2017 12:24 am

Quechua is ok, they're comfortable, well thought out and inexpensive, but they will last you about 5 years in the bush. Tougher brands like Macpac, Patagonia or Arc'teryx will last you a lifetime usually. I have 3 backpacks : A Macpac Kahu 22, which is the one I use all the time. It's tough and comfortable, for a day hike it's perfect. For snow hiking, ie when I need my snowshoes, I bought a taller and bigger bag, an Arc'teryx Altra 50. Quite comfortable, great pockets, and tough. The last one I have I never use, it's an 80 L Black Diamond backpack, but I don't really do multi day hikes, I should sell it.
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Re: How many backpacks do you have?

Postby RainbowSpirit » Thu 24 May, 2018 7:28 pm

I have a Black Wolf B Lite 55 backpack and for the life of me I can't work out what the horizontal zip is for at the top of the main compartment, it opens from the inside and opens into the back mesh area, and has two Velcro loops above it.
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Re: How many backpacks do you have?

Postby ChrisJHC » Fri 25 May, 2018 2:24 pm

RainbowSpirit wrote:I have a Black Wolf B Lite 55 backpack and for the life of me I can't work out what the horizontal zip is for at the top of the main compartment, it opens from the inside and opens into the back mesh area, and has two Velcro loops above it.


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Re: How many backpacks do you have?

Postby Lamont » Fri 25 May, 2018 3:07 pm

Water bladder?
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Re: How many backpacks do you have?

Postby Neo » Fri 25 May, 2018 3:30 pm

Might be just for assembly purposes. Or slip in/out a ccf sit pad...
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Re: How many backpacks do you have?

Postby Neo » Fri 25 May, 2018 5:44 pm

Current standing:
2x Exped
An Osprey
An Overboard
An STS Ultrasil thingy
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Re: How many backpacks do you have?

Postby Al M » Sat 02 Jun, 2018 12:07 pm

Osprey Exos 46L 1kg
Osprey Exos 58L 1.1kg
Osprey Talon 44L 1kg
Osprey 25L
Osprey 11L
Mountain Designs 35L
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Re: How many backpacks do you have?

Postby pulseevents » Wed 26 Sep, 2018 9:29 pm

Too flaming many and i struggle to part with any of them.
So far my fav is my one planet strezleki. So damn comfortable.
Just keep putting one in front if the other.

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Re: How many backpacks do you have?

Postby Heremeahappy1 » Thu 27 Sep, 2018 1:45 am

I acknowledge I have too many packs and recently more conscious of purchasing habits. Had a read of '09 Beyond leave no trace paper. A real eye opener and has changed my consumer behaviours.
https://sites.psu.edu/parcsocialscience ... -no-trace/
A challenge for me to see LNT from a different perspective.
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Re: How many backpacks do you have?

Postby north-north-west » Thu 27 Sep, 2018 12:01 pm

Aarn Load Limo, only done a few trips so far.
Old Load Limo which is pretty well hors de combat but still gets hauled out for certain walks.
Osprey Luna 85, for the longer and harder off-track trips. Not as comfy as the Aarns but tougher.
Aarn Natural Exhilaration (SUCH a stupid name) for daywalks.
S2S ultrasil, for the longer walks where I also want a daypack.

Plus the balance pockets for the Aarns. Plus a 3 - 4 litre thingy for a water bladder that came with the Osprey and can be used either with the pack or separately. Plus another daypack that only gets used for shopping and urban things like that.

There's nothing unusual about having that many, is there?
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Re: How many backpacks do you have?

Postby slparker » Thu 27 Sep, 2018 12:12 pm

One Planet 50l pack + Sil daypack that doubles as a stuff sack

Aarn daypack

One Planet travel pack for domestic and international travel

2xOrtleib packs for cycling - one occasionally used for daywalks.

camelback for mountain biking and paddling

one frameless pack that I bought second hand on this site that I am yet to do much with....
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Re: How many backpacks do you have?

Postby crollsurf » Thu 27 Sep, 2018 2:10 pm

Mountain Designs 75L for pack muling with the kids and now for the kids school camps.
Osprey Exos long haul.
Wildnerness Threadworks Sonder long weekender.
Mountian Designs Courier Satchel. SUL carried inside another pack and used as a ditty bag and then when I want to drop my pack and go Exploring.

Plus a collection of el-cheapo day-packs, Black Wolf, MD etc.
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Re: How many backpacks do you have?

Postby stepbystep » Thu 27 Sep, 2018 3:07 pm

One Planet McMillan 85L
One Planet Mungo 60L
Mountain Designs Something or other 75L
Macpac Somethingelse 45L
Mammut Thingamebob 45L
Black Wolf Cheapiebutgoodie 40L
Sea to Summit Waterproofnumberforpaddling 40L
2 x Kathmandu Foldablestuffable Daypacks

Got rid of 3 expedition packs fairly recently too !!
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Re: How many backpacks do you have?

Postby pazzar » Thu 27 Sep, 2018 4:39 pm

One Planet McMillan 85 x 2
Lowe Alpine Expedition 75+20
Mountain Designs Main Range 75
Mountain Designs Endeavour 80
Mammut Neon Gear 45
Mammut Lithium Crest 30+7
Mammut Granit 30
Sea to Summit Rapid 35
Salomon Trail 20
Patagonia Black Hole 90
Patagonia Black Hole 45

Also have 2 running vests, and several Sea to Summit pocket packs - if that counts.

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Re: How many backpacks do you have?

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Thu 27 Sep, 2018 5:13 pm

9
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Nothing to see here.
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Re: How many backpacks do you have?

Postby north-north-west » Thu 27 Sep, 2018 5:35 pm

pazzar wrote:One Planet McMillan 85 x 2


Planning on upstaging Loopy, eh?
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Re: How many backpacks do you have?

Postby pazzar » Fri 28 Sep, 2018 4:04 pm

north-north-west wrote:
pazzar wrote:One Planet McMillan 85 x 2


Planning on upstaging Loopy, eh?


One on the front, one on the back. Counterweight......
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Re: How many backpacks do you have?

Postby trekker76 » Fri 28 Sep, 2018 6:19 pm

Tas hydro 35-40l for day,overnight,carryon.
Berghuas vulcan 80+20 for everything else.
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Re: How many backpacks do you have?

Postby Bluegum Mic » Fri 28 Sep, 2018 8:31 pm

My collection-
North Face Alteo 35 (my fav day pack)
North Face Alteo 50 (my fav multiday)
Mont Sentinel 45 (canvas for scrubby stuff)
Kelty PK 50
Granite Gear Lutzen 45 (new- on its way from the US)
Macpac AMP 40 (well loved and retired)
Karrimor hydration pack (short walks/local)

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Re: How many backpacks do you have?

Postby crollsurf » Fri 29 May, 2020 9:50 pm

I'm actually in a happy place with packs ATM.
Gregory Nano 16 (daypack)
ReefKnot Bushcraft 23 (retro, overnight and travel)
Threadworks Sonder 36 (2-4 day)
Massdrop Granite Gear X60 (long haul)

Still got an Osprey Exos 48 for family and friends but managed to sell and give away the rest.

Definately need to start working on my cooking systems, still got way to many of them!


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Re: How many backpacks do you have?

Postby Joynz » Fri 29 May, 2020 10:07 pm

1 White Mountain 65 litre - very comfortable pack and cost just over $100 on special. Drove across town to Heidelberg In Melbourne to purchase it. White Mountain have excellent pack fitting instructions online and the shop will bend the stays to suit you if you find any spots that rub.

3 Aarn packs (1 Natural Balance + balance pockets, 1 Effortless Rhythm + sports balance pockets and 1 Natural Exhilaration daypack + compact balance pockets).

1 North Face day pack - 15 years old but hardly used

Two Aldi day packs - very well used.
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