Friends of Big Bend National Park
Big Bend Conservancy

Over-estimating your experience or under-estimating the terrain in a place like Big Bend can result in serious injury or death. Use the information and advice found here wisely. Climb/Hike/Camp/Drive at your own risk.

+-Calendar for sale

 2019 BigBendChat Calendar on sale now!


"Floating" backpack

  • 7 Replies
  • 675 Views
*

Offline Keepa

  • Coyote
  • *
  • 128
"Floating" backpack
« on: August 26, 2018, 02:27:24 PM »
A backpack suspended by bungee cords, which makes it "float."

The bungees are attached to the frame, which is carried by your hips and shoulders, so you are still going to feel the weight as the pack wobbles up and down.

I think it's a gimmick. What do you think?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-6090577/Incredible-floating-backpack-travellers-carry-takes-strain-shoulders.html

*

Offline presidio

  • Soaptree Yucca
  • Mountain Lion
  • *
  • 3431
Re: "Floating" backpack
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2018, 03:03:46 PM »
A backpack suspended by bungee cords, which makes it "float."

The bungees are attached to the frame, which is carried by your hips and shoulders, so you are still going to feel the weight as the pack wobbles up and down.

I think it's a gimmick. What do you think?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-6090577/Incredible-floating-backpack-travellers-carry-takes-strain-shoulders.html

They're going to sell a million of them, to the same people who fork over $5 at Starbucks for a cup of mediocre coffee laced with flavor crystals, cute designs on the cup and artistry with topping squeezings. All to disguise the crappy burned tasted, as they call everyone by their first name to make them think they're getting something special. They are, but it's not what they think it is.

It's called taking the gullible for a ride.
_____________
<  presidio  >
_____________
Wendell (Garret Dillahunt): It's a mess, ain't it, sheriff?
Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones): If it ain't, it'll do till the mess gets here.
--No Country for Old Men (2007)

*

Offline dprather

  • Mountain Lion
  • *
  • 2288
Re: "Floating" backpack
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2018, 03:22:45 PM »
My old Kelty with an aluminum frame still works
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

*

Offline Quatro

  • Diamondback
  • *
  • 450
Re: "Floating" backpack
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2018, 05:01:10 PM »
I can see how the Marines and Army might like it- on a more robust scale with 65 lbs.  But I don't run when backpacking.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro - HST

*

Offline Casa Grande

  • Site Founder
  • Administrator
  • Mountain Lion
  • *
  • 6119
  • Bending It Since 1991
    • Virtual Big Bend
Re: &quot;Floating&quot; backpack
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2018, 05:54:24 AM »
A backpack suspended by bungee cords, which makes it "float."

The bungees are attached to the frame, which is carried by your hips and shoulders, so you are still going to feel the weight as the pack wobbles up and down.

I think it's a gimmick. What do you think?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-6090577/Incredible-floating-backpack-travellers-carry-takes-strain-shoulders.html

They're going to sell a million of them, to the same people who fork over $5 at Starbucks for a cup of mediocre coffee laced with flavor crystals, cute designs on the cup and artistry with topping squeezings. All to disguise the crappy burned tasted, as they call everyone by their first name to make them think they're getting something special. They are, but it's not what they think it is.

It's called taking the gullible for a ride.
Presidio, I think you might want to discuss this with your shrink.

Sent from my Note 8 using Big Bend Chat mobile app


*

Offline presidio

  • Soaptree Yucca
  • Mountain Lion
  • *
  • 3431
Re: &quot;Floating&quot; backpack
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2018, 12:22:19 PM »
A backpack suspended by bungee cords, which makes it "float."

The bungees are attached to the frame, which is carried by your hips and shoulders, so you are still going to feel the weight as the pack wobbles up and down.

I think it's a gimmick. What do you think?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-6090577/Incredible-floating-backpack-travellers-carry-takes-strain-shoulders.html

They're going to sell a million of them, to the same people who fork over $5 at Starbucks for a cup of mediocre coffee laced with flavor crystals, cute designs on the cup and artistry with topping squeezings. All to disguise the crappy burned tasted, as they call everyone by their first name to make them think they're getting something special. They are, but it's not what they think it is.

It's called taking the gullible for a ride.
Presidio, I think you might want to discuss this with your shrink.

Did I misstate something?
_____________
<  presidio  >
_____________
Wendell (Garret Dillahunt): It's a mess, ain't it, sheriff?
Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones): If it ain't, it'll do till the mess gets here.
--No Country for Old Men (2007)

*

Offline Casa Grande

  • Site Founder
  • Administrator
  • Mountain Lion
  • *
  • 6119
  • Bending It Since 1991
    • Virtual Big Bend
Re: &quot;Floating&quot; backpack
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2018, 02:25:01 PM »
I don't know if you misstated anything, but you obviously have some odd disdain for Starbuck patrons.

Sent from my Note 8 using Big Bend Chat mobile app


*

Offline presidio

  • Soaptree Yucca
  • Mountain Lion
  • *
  • 3431
Re: &quot;Floating&quot; backpack
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2018, 03:38:04 PM »
I don't know if you misstated anything, but you obviously have some odd disdain for Starbuck patrons.

Outrageous prices for mediocre products, with slick marketing beguiling the gullible.

However, it is a good thing for investors, until the saturation point is reached.

The Onion nailed it 20 years ago:
https://www.theonion.com/new-starbucks-opens-in-rest-room-of-existing-starbucks-1819564800
_____________
<  presidio  >
_____________
Wendell (Garret Dillahunt): It's a mess, ain't it, sheriff?
Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones): If it ain't, it'll do till the mess gets here.
--No Country for Old Men (2007)

 


©COPYRIGHT NOTICE

All photographs and content posted by members are to be considered copyrighted by their respective owners and may not be used for any purposes, commercial or otherwise, without permission.

+-Calendar For Sale

 2019 BigBendChat Calendar on sale now!

Powered by EzPortal

Facebook Comments