Sunday, January 13, 2013

Gear List- An after trip review 

 My pack (Osprey Atmos 50) - Worked great again! Fits a pregnant body fine!

Our new Sherpani Rumba child carrier and backpack in one. It stinks! Its quality stinks. Our daughter weighed only 35lbs, which puts her well within the 70lbs weight limit for the pack, yet the waist straps clip continuously comes undone! This strap should bear the weight of the pack and yet it doesn't stay clipped at all! That means that the shoulder straps must bear the weight load, which is a major no-no for any framed pack or baby carrier! Aching backs and shoulders, this makes the pack useless! We would rather carry her in our arms at this point, and we do! The tiny magnetic clip is NOT the right clip for this bag, and I have never had this problem with any other waist strap on any other pack I have ever owned! 
The small detachable backpack/storage has begun to tear on both shoulder straps.
In addition to these 2 major flaws- which alone is enough to send me screaming into the woods after spending 140$ on a pack- its over all design is not at all what I would expect from such a pack. My daughters not comfortable in the pack and complains its poking her in her butt and chest. The shoulder straps are let out all the way and still don't sit correctly. The sunshade and rain cover would never work for an average 3 year old such as herself- its much to short, she can hardly see out or sit comfortably.  On a positive note they accepted the bag as a return, and refunded us.

Kelty Teton 4 person Tent Worked great! Kept us dry, cool(ish) and had plenty of room

Nook Color was great for reading in the dark tent, not any good for the guide books- I still prefer real guidebooks. But we were really going for light weight so this helped. 

Mostly we had to much stuff, again. Even though we had almost nothing. Always bring less then you think you need. 

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