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  1. Watcher of the Woods

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    The thing is that I don't... I like my Osprey, it's fine, but I do find it uncomfortable when over 25 lbs, which is kind of disappointing to me. I have seen a lot of stuff about the combo, along with a prairie belt, being more comfortable and able to handle heavy loads. I like the versatility that these 2 packs offer together.
     
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    When gear hauling on a couple trips this summer, the Lindi + PALS pocket + Prairie Belt combo I was comfy with nearly 40 pounds of stuff (heavy stuff mainly being tools and optics). Mind you, this was over short distances for a day hike or hike to picnic lunch location. :)

    I would carry less but still find it capable for a weekend of proper backpacking. :dblthumb:
     
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    I had 15-20 lbs. in my Highlander more than a few times and it was super comfy. The shoulder harness is really something special....
     
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    If HPG had better back ventilation it would be perfect.
     
  5. Watcher of the Woods

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    Do you guys keep harnesses on both your Lindi and Tara, or do you switch the harness between the two?

    Also, took my Tara to work and set my pack down. Coffee cup lid wasn't put together right and it spilled all over it. Pack now smells nicely of coffee. I washed it in the tub and found that it is almost 100% waterproof. I filled the interior up, zipped up the zipper, and the only spot water leaked was from the bottom seam. Cool!
     
  6. The Woodsrunner

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    Yep, most 500d CORDURA Classic fabrics are coated on the inside with a polyurethane coating as well as a DWR treatment on the outside that makes water bead off.

    Unfortunately, over a number of years as the fabric fibers flex, stretch, and move, the PU coating does start to open up and lose its waterproofness. Which is why good companies will always say “water resistant” instead of water proof.
     
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    My only complaint with HPG is the lack of ventilation, last winter worked up a sweat under the UTE in 15 degree weather.
     
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    100% agreed here. If you have bulky items, or suddenly have to go from a 30lb load to a 100lb load (eg carrying a kill), the HPG beat “regular” backpacks hands down. They might be bested by some other obscure brands - I’m thinking of Seek Outside, as an example, that seems to blend the load hauling capability with more modern feel.

    So true! I love Zpacks for their ventilation, but they just can’t handle the loads I want my bag for. If all I did was backpack ... I’d pick up an Arc Blast or Haul so fast!!

    I don’t switch them around. I’ve used the Tara as a pocket once. I have a couple pocket harnesses spare to use in a pinch, but otherwise I get the harness adjusted and leave it alone.
     
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    I don't switch harnesses, and have a harness on each. When docking the Tara to the Lindi I just strap the Tara in place and tuck its straps behind it. I usually run this set up when camping with Cub Scouts. The Lindi carries my clothes/woobie/rain jacket and the Tara carries my "scout essentials" and water bottles. My backpacking tent gets strapped below the Lindi and my summer bag gets strapped to the top.
     
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    Kit bag docked to my Tara, on a layover in Atlanta

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  11. Watcher of the Woods

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    My Umlindi held everything that I needed for my wedding day.

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    Then I used it for all the hiking we did up around Grand Marais, MN.

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    I do want to adjust the straps a bit. Seemed like the yoke was pushing my neck forward and down a bit. Otherwise amazing pack!
     
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    Congratulations on the big day :35:
     
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    Congratulations GREAT pictures.
     
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    Like so many here, I have a collection of ‘semi’ failed packs, pouches, bags and such. These are items that just don’t quite have a current use for me, but have too much potential to sell off or trade at that time. One such pouch, the 511 2 banger, Has now found a home and use! Originally I bought it because it was in a bargain bin at a local shop marked way down. It had a lot of pockets and hook in the loop and I figured it would be good for something. Unfortunately the shoulder strap is too short, and the bag alone looked too much like a purse Not necessarily a big deal to me, but in my little backwards city, it draws attention.
    I was going to buy a tuf possum pouch for my Tarahumara. But I got to looking at the 511 2 banger And realized it would provide more than enough organization and extra space, plus it was so easy to attach and fit perfectly! So, here is my current Tarahumara configuration with the 511 2 banger bag!
    I also replaced the bottom bungee cord with two quick release buckle straps. Much better for securing my BCUSA tarp or a poncho.
     

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    That's a great looking mod. Way to think outside the box!
     
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