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#45795 - 04/16/16 05:50 PM Time for a new pack?
Wiff Offline


Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 24
Loc: LA
Hey everybody. Doing Whitney in August and looking for a new pack. Did it in 2014 with a 15 year old EMS 5500 pack, which is about seven pounds. What do you think? Keep using it? Get a new one?

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#45796 - 04/16/16 08:40 PM Re: Time for a new pack? [Re: Wiff]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7233
Loc: Fresno, CA
That's a big load! I just bought my third pack from Zpacks (first ones were fragile cuben fiber, new one is a little more durable). My latest is a customized "Zero", but for just a little more weight, the Arc Blast is sweet, at 21 oz.

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#45800 - 04/17/16 05:04 PM Re: Time for a new pack? [Re: Steve C]
63ChevyII.com Offline


Registered: 08/07/12
Posts: 670
Loc: Colton, California
Steve, is the back panel suspended?
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#45807 - 04/17/16 08:58 PM Re: Time for a new pack? [Re: 63ChevyII.com]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7233
Loc: Fresno, CA
Originally Posted By: 63ChevyII.com
Steve, is the back panel suspended?

It has a minimalist frame: two vertical carbon-fiber rods with a tension-created "arc" (thus the name) created by cinching down the vertical straps that span the mesh that touches the back.

I think this picture gives you the idea.



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