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Re: Zimmerbuilt

Postby Rockchucker » Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:58 pm

Kind of expensive but I hope it pays for itself with many years of use. $330 us.
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Re: Zimmerbuilt

Postby Rockchucker » Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:03 pm

And yea his web page sucks, luckily Chris is so easy to work with.kind of the opposite of his site.
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Re: Zimmerbuilt

Postby Rockchucker » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:27 pm

The pack arrived today and is beyond my expectations. The craftsmanship is second to none. His sewing is perfect. I loaded it up with all my maximum gear sans water and food but including the bear canister and it feels much better than my exos58 osprey pack.The internal frame works great with the load lifters. I honestly think my day pack fully loaded weighs more and carries worse. I can't wait to take it out and beat it up a bit. Nevada is calling!
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Re: Zimmerbuilt

Postby Rockchucker » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:28 pm

I'll take a bunch of pictures and post them tomorrow.
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Re: Zimmerbuilt

Postby FeetFirst » Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:40 pm

Looks good! How's it been treating you so far?

I'm working out the details for mine with Zimmer right now.
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Re: Zimmerbuilt

Postby Rockchucker » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:34 pm

FeetFirst wrote:Looks good! How's it been treating you so far?

I'm working out the details for mine with Zimmer right now.

I love it! No real shakedown trips but a few day hikes. One thing is it's bigger than expected, when he gives you volume it only for the main pack. If you include the other pockets it's quite a bit more. The craftsmanship is incredible. The pack truly is a work of art. I like it so much I gave my Exos to my brother.
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Re: Zimmerbuilt

Postby hikerduane » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:20 pm

Hay Tyson. To everyone else, nice packs, for a "custom" pack, I thought the price was very good. I paid $370? I believe for my winter capacity 5000ci?, top loader pack from Chris last October, weight was 33 oz. with tons of extra strap material that needs to be trimmed. Over three pounds lighter than my old Epperson pack that I've had for over 20 years. I did not like how the waist belt pouch is located, too far back to reach easily. Xpac material mostly, black with blue accents from a few scraps he had. Will haul 30 pounds, but he said some have gone to 35lbs., but I'd have to try it at that much weight, I've used mine fine with 25+ lbs. and no stopping for 90 minutes when I reached camp.
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Re: Zimmerbuilt

Postby Rockchucker » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:04 pm

My son and I are doing a one night shakedown trip this weekend, I'll take a few pictures and post results. I'll be halling a bit of extra weight because it's only one night so why not bring a steak?
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Re: Zimmerbuilt

Postby hikerduane » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:29 pm

Beer thirty!
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mine should be here next week

Postby FeetFirst » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:23 pm

I just received the pictures from Chris before he ships it out.

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I can't wait to get this thing dirty!

Anyone looking for a deal on a Cilogear 45L Worsack?
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Re: Zimmerbuilt

Postby maverick » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:42 pm

FeetFirst wrote:
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Re: Zimmerbuilt

Postby Rockchucker » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:32 pm

Sweet pack! I like the X PAC body, is that a ZB2? What size did you get ? How much dies it weigh?

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