- Aug 9, 2007
I have some peep at best friends.. you want a new oneIt's a Kestrel 38. The size isn't way too big but definitely more than I need. One thing that pisses me off though. If the pack isn't full, sometimes the zipper on the sleeping bag opening can wiggle open. Hence how I left my awesome Best Friends Nalgene Bottle in Mystery Canyon this year. (Hopefully that's all I left)
I will be curious to hear your opinion on that pack once you put a few miles on it. The shoulder harness on the f-stop packs always looks weak and uncomfortable to me but that observation has only been made based on their online photos. I have seen and tried on most of the Clik packs at the outdoor retailer shows in SLC. Pretty bomb proof stuff, if anything my clik hiker pro is a bit over built. The 2012 hiker that's yet to be released is pretty insane. Bigger, lighter, and enough storage space for multi-day backpacking.I'm waiting for the f-stop Loka backpack I ordered a few weeks ago to get here. It's been on backorder for a while. I ordered it with a Medium ICU, but may pick up a Small ICU in the future.
Besides having everything I'm looking for in a camera bag, I like the fact that I can remove the ICU completely and just use it as a regular backpack, too.
I was looking at this pack before I got the Dakine Sequence. I ended up getting the Sequence because it could hold all my camera gear and I can always take out the photo pack and use it as a regular backpack. Black Diamond makes some good stuff though.I really love my Black Diamond Instinct 28L
Yep, it depends on what you are looking for in a day pack. The Sequence has a lot if camera space and that's why I like it. Also, if I don't fill all the camera pack up with camera gear I usually put some of my other gear in there next to my camera stuff. I think I might be worried about a water bladder system leaking and getting on my camera gear. To each his own I guess....I've been wanting that Contrejour or the smaller cloudscape. Just can't get one till I can make an excuse to get rid of my probody (which I feel is on the heavier side and ahem ugly-compared-to-their-newer-ones).
on the dakine sequence...that bag is huge IMO for a day pack. and I feel like its heavy even though its really not. certainly is pretty comfy and lots of bells on it... it offers a lot of camera space but little space dedicated for anything else. All I use it for is when I go do kickers (snowboarding) in the backcountry with my buddies where I don't really need much beyond my camera gear and my snowboard. no hydration sleeve on it and just two zipper pockets for 9 oz bottled waters... i don't think its a good fit for a day pack. but that's just my opinion haha
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