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Re: Show us your backside!

Post by oldranger » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:26 am

Eric

For some reason I thought you decided against the Exos 58. How do you like it. I assume you are using a large. I now own 2--send each one in for repairs every 40 days or so of use. 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. I have to pay shipping one way for the repair.

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Re: Show us your backside!

Post by ERIC » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:33 am

oldranger wrote:Eric

For some reason I thought you decided against the Exos 58. How do you like it. I assume you are using a large. I now own 2--send each one in for repairs every 40 days or so of use. 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. I have to pay shipping one way for the repair.

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Funny you should ask. Are you in the market for a third? Mine is available if so. :)
I have many of the same complaints you read online. Available capacity is beyond what the suspension system can handle. I find anything over 25-30lbs and the straps require continuous adjustment and the hip belt rides uncomfortably. And then there's the durability, or lack there of.. Think I'll be going back to the Atmos 50. I really don't need that extra 8L anyway..
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Re: Show us your backside!

Post by 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!

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

Trail trash? -- and some think I'm condesending.

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Post by vandman » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:03 pm

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Re: Show us your backside!

Post by 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!

Post by 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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