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AMC Boston Chapter Spring Hiking Program May 13, 2014 Joan Wu Chambers Backpacks & How to Pack Them Many thanks to my fellow H/B leaders for helping the.

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1 AMC Boston Chapter Spring Hiking Program May 13, 2014 Joan Wu Chambers Backpacks & How to Pack Them Many thanks to my fellow H/B leaders for helping the Demo and providing advices!

2 _Length_ 1-2 nights 3-5 nights 6+ nights* How to Choose Backpacks Volume L 55+ L 65+ L __Variation _Factors__ Body Type (Torso)Body Type (Torso) Trip Length & TypeTrip Length & Type 3-Season or Winter3-Season or Winter Comfort StyleComfort Style UL Packing TechniquesUL Packing Techniques

3 How to Choose Backpacks Demo | Reviews | Try 1.Boreas Buttermilks 55 Backpack ReviewBoreas Buttermilks 55 Backpack Review 2.CamelBak Highwire 25 Hydration PackCamelBak Highwire 25 Hydration Pack 3.Cold Cold World Chaos Alpine BackpackCold Cold World Chaos Alpine Backpack 4.Deuter Guide 45+ Backpack ReviewDeuter Guide 45+ Backpack Review 5.Deuter Speedlite 30 Backpack ReviewDeuter Speedlite 30 Backpack Review 6.Golite Pinnacle Backpack Golite Pinnacle Backpack 7.Gossamer Gear Gorilla BackpackGossamer Gear Gorilla Backpack 8.Gossamer Gear Kumo BackpackGossamer Gear Kumo Backpack 9.Gossamer Gear Mariposa BackpackGossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack 10.Gossamer Gear Minimalist BackpackGossamer Gear Minimalist Backpack 11.Gossamer Gear Murmur BackpackGossamer Gear Murmur Backpack 12.Granite Gear Blaze A.C. 60 Backpack ReviewGranite Gear Blaze A.C. 60 Backpack Review 13.Granite Gear Crown VC 60 BackpackGranite Gear Crown VC 60 Backpack 14.Granite Gear Leopard AC 58 Backpack ReviewGranite Gear Leopard AC 58 Backpack Review 15.Granite Gear Nimbus Trace Access 70 Backpack ReviewGranite Gear Nimbus Trace Access 70 Backpack Review 16.Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian Backpack ReviewGranite Gear Nimbus Meridian Backpack Review 17.Hyperlite Mountain Gear 4400 Porter Expedition BackpackHyperlite Mountain Gear 4400 Porter Expedition Backpack 18.Kelty Cloud BackpackKelty Cloud Backpack 19.Montane Grand Tour 55 L Backpack ReviewMontane Grand Tour 55 L Backpack Review 20.Mountainsmith Haze 50 BackpackMountainsmith Haze 50 Backpack 21.Mystery Ranch Wet RibsMystery Ranch Wet Ribs 22.Osprey Packs Exos 58 Backpack ReviewOsprey Packs Exos 58 Backpack Review 23.Osprey Packs Hornet 46 Backpack ReviewOsprey Packs Hornet 46 Backpack Review 24.Osprey Packs Mutant 38 Backpack ReviewOsprey Packs Mutant 38 Backpack Review 25.Osprey Pack s Talon 44 Backpack ReviewOsprey Pack s Talon 44 Backpack Review 26.Osprey Packs Variant 52 Backpack ReviewOsprey Packs Variant 52 Backpack Review 27.Osprey Packs Volt 75 Backpack ReviewOsprey Packs Volt 75 Backpack Review 28.Osprey Packs Kestrel 28 Daypack ReviewOsprey Packs Kestrel 28 Daypack Review 29.REI Flash 62 BackpackREI Flash 62 Backpack 30.REI Stoke 29 BackpackREI Stoke 29 Backpack 31.Rivendell Mountain Works Jensen BackpackRivendell Mountain Works Jensen Backpack 32.Sierra Designs Discovery 30Sierra Designs Discovery Six Moon Designs Starlite Ultralight BackpackSix Moon Designs Starlite Ultralight Backpack 34.Terra Nova Quasar 55LTerra Nova Quasar 55L 35.Zpacks Blast 32 Cuben Fiber BackpackZpacks Blast 32 Cuben Fiber Backpack Philip Werner (400+) sectionhiker.com

4 How to Pack Backpacks Get Organized | Try | Fine-tune 1.Pack softer and more bulky objects near the bottom of the pack. (Compress all things such as sleeping bag and clothes.) 2.Pack "middle/heavy weight" objects around the middle of the pack. 3.Lighter objects that may need to be accessed quickly should be near the top of the backpack or outside pockets.

5 Mountains Create Their Own Weather Always backpack with adequate clothing, shelter, food, and water (Tour du Mont Blanc)

6 Kelty Trekker External Frame 21 Inch Torso Bob Vogel Bob Vogel

7 REI Mars 85 Pack - Large lbs Sizecu inliterslb/ozkgTorsoWaist M / L / Inch Torso Robert Knudsen Robert Knudsen

8 REI Mars (2005) Pack - Large lbs Sizecu inliterslb/ozkgTorsoWaist M / L / ¼ Inch Torso Carl Gustenhoven Carl Gustenhoven

9 Osprey Aether 70 Pack - Large lbs cu inliterslb/ozkgTorsoWaist S / M / L / XL / Inch Torso Alex Nedzel Alex Nedzel

10 Mountainsmith Haze 50 – M/L Ext lbs Sizecu inliterslb/ozkgTorsoWaist S/M Ext / M/L Ext / Inch Torso David Vogel David Vogel

11 Black Diamond Innova 60 Pack - M lbs Sizecu inliterslb/ozkgTorsoWaist S / M / Inch Torso Pam Wilmot Pam Wilmot

12 Deuter ACT Lite SL - Women's lbs Sizecu inliterslb/ozkgTorsoWaist M / L / ¼ Inch Torso Kjersten Reich Kjersten Reich

13 Osprey Atmos 65 Pack - Medium lbs Sizecu inliterslb/ozkgTorsoWaist S /061.53< M / L / Inch Torso Kellie Connelly Kellie Connelly

14 Gossamer Gear Mariposa Ultralight lbs Sizecu inliterslb/ozkgTorsoWaist S1/ M / L1/ XL1/ Inch Torso Julie LePage Julie LePage

15 Gossamer Gear Mariposa Ultralight lbs Sizecu inliterslb/ozkgTorsoWaist S1/ M / L1/ XL1/ Inch Torso Robert Freed Robert Freed

16 Osprey Exos 58 Pack - Medium lbs Sizecu inliterslb/ozkgTorsoWaist S /071.11<18.5<31 M / L / Inch Torso Joan Wu Chambers Joan Wu Chambers

17 Kathmandu Gluon Interloper - Lg 19.5 Inch Torso Chris McCarron Chris McCarron

18 Deuter Aircontact Pack lbs Sizecu inliterslb/ozkgTorsoWaist One Size / in in 19 Inch Torso George Papayannis George Papayannis

19 Lowe Alpine Vega ND 45 - W lbs Sizecu inliterslb/ozkgTorsoWaist One / Melissa O. Litts Melissa O. Litts

20 Osprey Aether 70 Pack - Medium lbs Sizecu inliterslb/ozkgTorsoWaist S /082.04<18.5<31 M / L / Inch Torso

21 Granite Gear Crown 60 - Medium lbs Sizecu inliterslb/ozkgTorsoWaist Reg / Tall / Inch Torso


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