posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 08:36 PM
reply to post by LibertysTeeth
A must have?
I don't think I would go that far.
We are serious backpackers and we consider every ounce that we put on our backs.
The person selling this product in your video puts lots of emphasis on accessing firearms quickly.
Maybe this is where we disconnect. In the real world we don't need a quick draw firearm on our hikes.
In a survival/apocalypse situation I may reconsider this point.
We use Osprey backpacks and usually carry about 35-40 pounds for a 10 day hike. They are outfitted with water bladders and we can filter water into
them and drink from them without taking them off.
Here's Mrs. tanda packing the Osprey Aether after 6 days in Sycamore Canyon.
We are minimalist and it's almost a competition to get the weight down. We know every trick in the book when it comes to making the load lighter.
It seems to me that dropping pack and re-shouldering would be easier without this front pack contraption.
On the other hand if I were just trying to maximize my load, I could see the benefit of the balancing effect.
s&f cause we love gear
edit on 3-10-2013 by tanda7 because: ima gear geek