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    Aarn packs

    Looking at a load limo as a new light weight pack. Any thoughts or comments?

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    I've been using an Aarn peak aspiration lately but have seen alot of trampers with the other models. I saw a load limo a couple weeks ago, looked like a good big trip pack.
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    I have an old model effortless rhythm that I would sell cheap if thats of interest. My feedback is Aarn is the most ergonomic comfy pack ever. The harness moves with you and actually does what it claims and puts all the weight on your hips. The con to this is all the extra straps needed to achieve this weighs more so I have gone to a less ergonomic, lighter pack.

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    At 2kg - not what I'd call lightweight. Not a lot lighter than Macpac offerings


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanners View Post
    At 2kg - not what I'd call lightweight. Not a lot lighter than Macpac offerings


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    My current macpac weighs 3.25kg...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MassiveAttack View Post
    I have an old model effortless rhythm that I would sell cheap if thats of interest. My feedback is Aarn is the most ergonomic comfy pack ever. The harness moves with you and actually does what it claims and puts all the weight on your hips. The con to this is all the extra straps needed to achieve this weighs more so I have gone to a less ergonomic, lighter pack.
    What have you gone with now then?

    What size, condition etc?

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    I feel sorry for you then lol
    I'm about to get a Exped. Check them and the Osprey options.
    If it's in the US I can sort getting it back next month


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanners View Post
    I feel sorry for you then lol
    I'm about to get a Exped. Check them and the Osprey options.
    If it's in the US I can sort getting it back next month


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    Yeah I still kept up with the gimp mostly with his exped. But u don't like the frame on those for carrying big loads. They look fragile...

    Chur will keep in mind.

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    Mate has a 60L model i think and he seems happy, said its the most comfortable pack he has ever had, although it sits high and has a hard wire hoop at the top at about head level.

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    I bought a featherlight freedom about a year ago and love it, like massiveattack said the extra straps and bits are a little annoying but for the comfort of the harness it is a small trade off in my view.
    "speak softly, and carry a big stick."

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    and if you want to bend over to tie up your shoelaces, hows it for the breast bags?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildman View Post
    My current macpac weighs 3.25kg...
    My old Cascade 85 was 3.2kg, my not as old Ascent 75 is 2.4kg and still solidly made (their 'aztec' canvas) and comfortable for me.

    Mate tried an Aarn pack with the chest pouches for a couple of trips, he said it was really comfortable and well balanced but no good for steep rough terrain as the chest pouches meant he couldn't see where he was putting his feet.

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    Yeah my pack is a new Torres I think? 80ltr.

    I wouldn't use the front packs in an Aarn...

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    What's it like to shoot while you're wearing one of these Aarn packs. It looks like the front balance pockets would get in the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildman View Post
    What have you gone with now then?

    What size, condition etc?

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    I have gone with a mariposa 60

    Mariposa 60 Lightweight Backpack

    The aarn is a large although there is adjustability in the back length. It's in good condition. Pm me your email address and i can send some photos when i am back on Sunday.

 

 

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