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biggernhell


May 19, 2004, 10:20 PM
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I'm looking into getting either a metolius gearsling/pack or one from grivel. Does anyone have experience with either?


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I like the idea, just wish someone made a beefier one for a big fat rack like I ussualy carry.


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I've looked at the Metolius one; not familiar with the Grivel you're refering to. The one from Metolius doesn't look like it is adequate for much of anything. Gear loops not spaced out enough and not beefy enough to hold much of a rack -- probably a trad rack, but not a wall rack. The shoulder straps aren't very padded, and the pack isn't large enough to carry much.

I could see it being very useful for an all day trad rack, but just impractical for carrying a light rain jacket, snacks, water, head lamp, and emergency stuff for a wall route.

But that was just my take. Maybe I just need to carry less crap. :roll: I go with a Camelback most of the time -- depending on the weather.

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Ed- Which camelbak?


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Hey, I have the Grivel manu and I love it. the pack is REALLY small, but if you strap approach shoes to the outside (if you carry them at all), inside I fit a hydration baldder, ultralight wind/rain shell, mini firstaid/essentials kit, my knife, a few power bars, gus, SMALL lunch (real small), and maybe a few other small items as the trip requires, and it's not quite completely full. Could probably squeeze in some very compact insulation/belay jacket into the remaining pspace. io thinik it's about 700 750 c.i.
I have never done a wall, so I can't speak to its ability to stand up to that kind of hard-core activity (hope to be able to report on this soon, though) but for a full day of trad-cragging/multipitch with a beefier than needed rack it works great. PM me if you want any other specifics about it. I am a big fan of the pack.


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I'm using a BD double gear sling and wearing it under a BD BeeBee pack. Works great for single day multi-pitch...

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I have two of the Metolious D slings and put them under a Camelback H.A.W.G. Works fairly well and gives more options. I put the packs straps under the gear loops in the front so they don't get in the way.

I've thought of getting the BCA Flash pack. 1150 cu/70 oz.

http://www.bcaccess.com/bcaproducts/stashpacks.php

http://www.bcaccess.com/images/stash_Alp55.jpg

They also have it in a Micro version.

Hope this helps.


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Ya, I've been thinking about this as well. I wonder if there is a small hydration pack that can be attached to a Yates BW gear rack. Buckles could be attached to the sewn loops on top of the shoulder straps


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Metolius has a couple of packs like this. I like the separate rack/pack setup. More flexibility...

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