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    Backpack

    My GoLite Speed has been a great pack, but it's nearing the end...I got a pretty good hole in it on this last trip. It probably has enough time left to keep as a loaner, but I need a new primary pack. Not really set on anything in particular. Does anyone have an extra pack, nearly new, for a good deal?

    I'd like the following things, but the only real criteria is under 3 pounds.
    - 3000-4000 ci
    - Comfortable at ~30 lbs
    - Cuben would rock
    - External pad pocket like the Gossamer Gear packs would rock just as much
    - At least two outer pockets for water bottles

    I'd consider a Gear Skin or a Luxury Lite if anyone is willing to part with theirs.

    What's out there?
    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

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    I would consider my gearskin. I don't use it anymore exact to carry a drybag on a canoe trip. I have just shy of a 19" torso I think.

    The only reason I haven't offered it up sooner is I don't think I would expect too much for it. It has about 700 AT miles on it and a handfull of other trips. I field repaired the hipbelt seam and load lifter seams. I went back later and sewed them with my machine. I added a strap on both top corners. I think it holds the corners in better.

    Other than that it is in good condition and could serve you well.

    Let me know if you are interested and we can work something out. I left it back in NOLA (hoping to claim insurance on it). I should be back there on Sunday or Monday. Not sure when mail or shipping will be in full swing, but I will get it out to you when I can.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Good to hear you are safe Coffee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    Good to hear you are safe Coffee.
    Thanks, I headed back to Cincy on Friday last week before everyone else left. Hope to be back on Sunday. I count myself as one of the lucky ones. I have a company that supports and helps me out and friends to stay with. Next time I think I will fly somewhere and go hiking for awhile. The problem is that I couldn't tell how long it would be when I left.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coffee View Post
    It has about 700 AT miles on it and a handfull of other trips.
    Does it stink?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    Does it stink?
    Does a bear $#!& in the woods?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    Does it stink?
    Would you want it if it didn't?
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    Does it stink?
    Not too bad considering. I would always hang it on the ridgeline of the hammock outside of the tarp. It got a good washing a couple times a week.

    If you want I'll mail it to you and you can decide.
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    Six Moon Designs Starlite

    My "go to" pack is the Six Moon Designs Starlight.

    The Gearskin is a great pack and carries a heavy load very well. I use it when travelling with my duffel. The entire duffle fits into the Gearskin and then carries like a backpack. At luggage check-in the Gearskin goes inside the duffle. However, it does not fit my system for packing and unpacking. I prefer a top loader.
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