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Re: Show us your backside!

Postby windknot » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:48 pm

I'm usually hiking solo or behind my hiking partner, so I don't have any pictures of my backside. Here's the closest I've got:

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This Arcteryx Bora 90 is a big old monster, but I've never had any problems and can carry up to 60 pounds comfortably. I'm usually carrying the shared gear for the people I hike with, so the extra space comes in handy.
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Re: Show us your backside!

Postby rlown » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:33 pm

windknot wrote:This Arcteryx Bora 90 is a big old monster, but I've never had any problems and can carry up to 60 pounds comfortably. I'm usually carrying the shared gear for the people I hike with, so the extra space comes in handy.


A pretty pack! The shared gear is why I carry larger than necessary as well. Adding clothes for weather is easy as well as it just expands upwards.

Not sure I like the "carry 60 lbs comfortably" anymore. I find 45ish very comfortable but my starting weight on any trip is above that and makes the first uphill day just hard.

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Re: Show us your backside!

Postby cmon4day » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:25 pm

Me on the right and my skiing buddy Bill on the left on a trip out to Glacier Point in March of 04'.
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Re: Show us your backside!

Postby balzaccom » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:41 pm

OK--here's my backside as I get ready to enjoy dinner in SEKI. The dining room had quite a view:

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OH!!!! You mean my pack! Well, here are our packs on a five day trip...

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Re: Show us your backside!

Postby Cross Country » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:36 pm

Trail trash? -- and some think I'm condesending.
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Re: Show us your backside!

Postby vandman » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:03 pm

van near goddard creek orgin72.jpg
My knarley Kelty XL Tioga.
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Re: Show us your backside!

Postby maverick » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:37 pm

OR wrote:
They are still useable but the "trampoline" webbing tends to wear near the hip
portion of the frame and I don't want to experience a catastrophic failure miles
from the TH.


Thought this was just happening to mine since my camera buckle for my waist pack
is located in the same place. The shoulder straps nor the waist belt is very comfy
especially compared to my old Mountainsmith Ghost. :\
Will look for something new in the next few weeks.
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Re: Show us your backside!

Postby sparky » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:56 pm

Not easy for me to find a butt shot of me and my pack!

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here is a friend of mine

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Re: Show us your backside!

Postby RoguePhotonic » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:37 pm

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Re: Show us your backside!

Postby BrianF » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:18 pm

I don't have any of me wearing my pack since I mostly hike alone, but here is one from last year of my Gregory Palisade geared up for a 6 day solo trip: bear cannister,tent and pad all inside
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Re: Show us your backside!

Postby fishmonger » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:25 pm

1988 on Bighorn Plateau

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Re: Show us your backside!

Postby Bluewater » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:20 pm

Carrying a homemade pack down the west side of Haeckel Col, Oct., 2012.

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