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    FOUND - ultralight pack gossamer, golite, ULA

    I am looking to upgrade from my 4.5lb pack to an ultralight pack. I'm leaning toward a Gossamer Gear G4. I've got my load down to 11lbs base minus the pack. I carry synthetic tq/uq so I need a big volume, light pack.

    I'm looking for a new model in pretty good condition. My size with most packs is large/large. The models I'm looking for are:

    Gossamer Gear G4
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    Golite Pinnacle
    SMD Startlight

    If you have any of these packs in pretty good condition, please pm me with pics. Thanks all.
    Last edited by ringonu; 12-02-2010 at 20:27. Reason: FOUND NEW PACK

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    I don't have any of those, but I have an Osprey Exos 58, large, I'd be happy to let go of for a lowish price. The weight, if I remember correctly, is around 2 1/1 lbs? It is very lightly used, in excellent condition with one cosmetic flaw. I can take pictures tomorrow. Because of the flaw (which was there when I got it) I'm thinking $75-85.

    I'm thinking of passing it on because it doesn't quite fit me.

    PM me if interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grampa View Post
    I don't have any of those, but I have an Osprey Exos 58, large, I'd be happy to let go of for a lowish price. The weight, if I remember correctly, is around 2 1/1 lbs? It is very lightly used, in excellent condition with one cosmetic flaw. I can take pictures tomorrow. Because of the flaw (which was there when I got it) I'm thinking $75-85.

    I'm thinking of passing it on because it doesn't quite fit me.

    PM me if interested.
    If the OP passes, I'd be interested. PM sent.
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    I made a G4 about 5 years ago------it has served me very well! I really like the big mesh pockets on the outside (I wouldnt own a pack that doesnt have them) One thing I didnt like, was the way the g4 is designed to put your sleeping mat on the outside, between your back and the pack. I got around that by simply putting the mat on the inside, (or not bringing one at all!) It carrys a load very comfortably up to the mid 20 lb range, after that it gets kind of uncomfortable. Its really light weight, but you need to handle it alittle different when you take it off/put it on(dont just sling it around, be careful when lifting etc.) Anyway, thats been my experiance with the G4. Good luck!
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    I have a DIY G4 that I made thinking I would like a frameless pack. But it's too lightweight for me considering that for right now I still have to carry some of the kid's gear when we go out. So I ended up getting a framed pack that can carry a heavier load.

    If you want to buy it, PM me. I get some pics of it later today after work to send you.

    This was NOT my first DIY project, so you don't have to worry about the details or quality -- hence the trailname.

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    pm sent to granpa

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    I also have a Golite Jam 2 that I am thinking $75 shipped for.

    Some of my freight hopping adventures on film over at my YouTube Channel... Oh and there is other stuff there as well!

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    My apologies - but I'm withdrawing this pack. I just pulled it out to take a few photos, and what I thought was a cosmetic blip on one side of the back panel I now discover a new one on the opposite side. Two at nearly identical pulls in the fabric at opposite sides? No, that's not a cosmetic blip, that's a problem! I think this needs to go back to Osprey for repair or replacement.

    Sorry to have raised hopes - but when this returns, I'll probably put it up for sale again.....I don't think it will fit any better then than it does now. Sigh.

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    Thanks Grampa for taking a closer look.

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    New Member ringonu's Avatar
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    I'm still in the market for a pack. Looking for something 3500 ci or close to it. I'm not really looking for a homemade pack. Thanks all for the responses.

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