Fastpacking / Wild Camping

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Jun 2022
6:39pm, 5 Jun 2022
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Derby Tup
Talk of a night out next weekend with wife and vizsla. The vizsla loves our little tent
Jun 2022
6:52pm, 5 Jun 2022
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halfpint
I’m on Islay right now bikepacking. 2 days on Jura as well. It’s been amazing.
Jun 2022
6:55pm, 5 Jun 2022
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jacdaw
OK. Thanks. I will Fmail you.
Feb 2023
12:23pm, 16 Feb 2023
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jacdaw
Has anybody tried the larger Ultimate Direction fastpacks (the 30 or 40)? I have the 20, but might like a bigger one as I am updating my sleeping bag / pad to something that might actually keep me warm (and double size)!
Feb 2023
12:39pm, 16 Feb 2023
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Gromit
I've got a 20,25 and a 40 (i think) thing to watch out for is the different pocket types on the front as the designs seem to vary a lot but love and get a lot of use out of all three ......... maybe not the 25 so much now thinking about it.........
Feb 2023
1:20pm, 16 Feb 2023
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jacdaw
I'm waiting for the sleeping pad to come back in stock, and then I can judge how much space I need. I'm wondering if the 40 is the way to go, rather than the 30.

Can you run in a full (but not heavy) 40?
Feb 2023
3:31pm, 16 Feb 2023
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Gromit
Yep not a problem at all - well I find it ok, pretty sure if you look at some of the spine videos you will see a lot of runners also using the 40 ......... and they do "some" running ;-)
Feb 2023
3:32pm, 16 Feb 2023
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Gromit
For the design is such that if you're not filling it then you are rolling down the top effectively making it a 30, however you cant stretch the 30 to make it fit 40 ...... it depends on the end use and future proofing yourself.
Feb 2023
3:39pm, 16 Feb 2023
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jacdaw
Yeah, thanks, that's what I was thinking. If I have a 20 and a 40, I sort of have a 20 and a (possibly slightly compromised) 30 and a 40. For only a small weight and cost penalty.

And the possibility of longer trips in the future.

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I've wild camped a few times of the years but i'm wanting to get into a bit more seriously...

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