Mar 19, 2013 at 12:29 pm #1300652Mar 19, 2013 at 12:55 pm #1967492
Looks like a Wet Rib :) You might add some photos showing it in use.Mar 19, 2013 at 1:21 pm #1967504
Don't understand exactly how it's supposed to work??? Does it attach to your shoulder straps, or waist belt? It doesn't appear to be stand-alone, like the Ribz.Mar 19, 2013 at 1:30 pm #1967507
Yes, a pic in action would be ideal.
Dale, the wet rib is available once again:
The price of the Gateway is a bit dear, methinks.Mar 19, 2013 at 1:41 pm #1967509
Here is a photo of an older prototype in use.
It connects to the shoulder straps on the webbing part that goes toward the buckle similar to a wet rib. It does use small buckles on each side to completely come off your pack quickly and easily and go on quickly and easily.
It has some different pockets for organization, like a convenience pocket and a security pocket, plus the large main pocket.Mar 19, 2013 at 2:06 pm #1967518
Nice job. I like the slip pocket— handy for sunglasses or a GPS or compass on a lanyard.
I've seen pockets like this that were intended for use in front that could be adapted to use hung from a side compression strap rather than the lower shoulder strap. Have you tried that? It may be possible with no changes in hardware.Mar 19, 2013 at 2:14 pm #1967521
I have not tested it on a side compression strap, but I suspect it would work fine as long as it was less than 1 " webbing. In some cases you could probably even connect up to the sternum strap if you have the matching buckle. Going forward, we are going to make a small little accessory belt you can connect it to for use for day hiking , small trips from camp etc.Mar 19, 2013 at 2:29 pm #1967529
Think of a shoulder strap and wear it cross body like a Maxpedition Gearslinger—much better for the weight of the water bottle than around the waist.
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