[pct-l] How to Carry More?
armchairhiker at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 21:30:53 CDT 2009
I have a set of gossamer gear hipbelt pockets, they are great. In fact, I
use them around town to carry small electronics.
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Sent: Monday, April 13, 2009 6:54 PM
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Subject: Re: [pct-l] How to Carry More?
As some packs come with belt pockets on the hipbelt or with annoyingly
small pockets that really hold nothing of value, I found another great
place for hipbelt pockets that adapt to nearly any pack made. These are
made by Granite Gear- weigh about an oz each and sell for about 20 bux
each. They are padded on both sides, making them useful for electronics,
and come with water- resistant zips. They are actually large enough to
hold all your goodies you could want for the hiking day- energy bars,
camera, lip gloss, your cell phone, ipod, and with room left over! Kinda
spendy, but then you get what you pay for. ;-)
Jim and_or Ginny Owen wrote:
> I agree with Diane that you don't want to carry more. OTOH, sometimes it
is nice to have things close at hand. We have always used light fanny packs
(the current ones are made by ALPS) for things like the camera, sunglasses,
maps and/or guidebook, snacks, and/or pen and paper. If those things are
buried in the pack, they aren't used enough. One of the problems with
lightweight packs is they don't usually have a top pocket for those kinds of
items any more. I like having them accessible. Doesn't help with weight
much - but it does make life easier.
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