Jun 16, 2011 at 4:22 pm #1275537
@robertm2sLocale: Lake Tahoe
Has anyone tried on this backless piece? Here’s what C.A.M.P. says:
“The amazing Flash Anorak is unlike any other shell on the market—it has no back! This ultralight windshell is carried in a pocket that attaches to the waist belt of any day pack. When things cool off, unfurl the anorak and pull it on WITHOUT REMOVING the pack. The shell is attached at the waist to prevent flapping and gives excellent protection from wind and even light drizzle. When no longer needed, simply take off the shell and stuff it back in the pocket without removing the pack. This is going to be a favorite with anyone moving fast in the high country.” (I have no affiliation with CAMP.)
Sizes: S – M – L – XL
Weight (M): 112 g, 4.0 oz
Color(s): Orange, Black
$119.95 USDJun 16, 2011 at 4:25 pm #1750108
Nathan WattsBPL Member
Always cool to see new innovations. Idea makes a lot of sense too.Jun 16, 2011 at 5:02 pm #1750129
Nate DavisBPL Member
@knaightLocale: Western Massachusetts
Makes sense until you get to camp. Then you're either forced to walk around with your pack on, or find some other way to keep your back dry.
Still a cool idea, though.Jun 16, 2011 at 5:51 pm #1750145
if you think that new innovations are cool, try making an old one , that would be even cooler.
FrancoJun 16, 2011 at 5:53 pm #1750146
Interesting piece. I think it would be difficult to actually put on, though, if I understand the pics and writeup correctly. There's still a strip of the fabric at the bottom of the jacket – just a big hole where your back would be. So you'd have to get that strip of fabric over your pack without taking it off.Jun 16, 2011 at 5:54 pm #1750147
John NausiedaBPL Member
Franco: You sound like Borges about the Don Quixote.Jun 16, 2011 at 6:00 pm #1750151
Dale SouthBPL Member
Sew a pack cover to the opening and you will have a Packa. A more expensive one but maybe a few ounces lighter.Jun 16, 2011 at 7:05 pm #1750181
Borges ? more like :
It was just a bit of fun,I cannot even spell commonly used words.
A couple of often used redundancies that somehow amuse me :
tomorrow morning at 8 AM
they both differ from each other..
Sorry about the thread shift …
FrancoJun 16, 2011 at 7:30 pm #1750193
Nick GatelBPL Member
@ngatelLocale: Southern California
Hmm… same weight as my large Houdini which has complete coverage with a hood.Jun 16, 2011 at 7:43 pm #1750202
The hook is "pull it on (and off) without removing the pack"
I would very much like to see someone walking with a pack on and doing just that.
FrancoJun 16, 2011 at 7:58 pm #1750204
@rcowmanLocale: Canadian Rockies
this is designed for climbing not backpacking.Jun 16, 2011 at 7:58 pm #1750205
Tom KirchnerBPL Member
@ouzelLocale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
"if you think that new innovations are cool, try making an old one , that would be even cooler."
It's been done countless times down through the centuries. It's called the wheel.Jun 16, 2011 at 8:22 pm #1750214
@davidadairLocale: West Dakota
This quote often comes to mind:
Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory is too good.
Friedrich NietzscheJun 17, 2011 at 1:38 am #1750270
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