- Jul 5, 2013 at 3:57 pm #1305013
Jim SweeneyBPL Member
@swimjayLocale: Northern California
I'm always a little puzzled when pack manufacturers talk about one feature or another of their packs that minimizes back sweating, and am curious to hear from others who are bothered by sweaty back.
It always seems to me like a bit of a princess-and-the-pea-ism, but then I remind myself that I'm working on being more compassionate, and give myself a taste of the lash.
For me, the problems are usually more like the heart and the brain have filed a joint report stating that their oxygen reserves are getting dangerously low, or my right shoulder is threatening to leave the union, or that I haven't felt my toes in several hours.
But perhaps a sweaty back is more serious than I've given it credit for being, and I'd love to hear from others who better appreciate the magnitude of the problem.Jul 5, 2013 at 5:06 pm #2002827
Hmmm. I don't sweat much at all compared to most people, even under exertion and heat. I do, however get a sweaty back when carrying my packs, even those with mesh and all the other goodies that should help prevent it. I don't mind much, except if it's cold and I don't have time to dry out.Jul 5, 2013 at 5:12 pm #2002829
W I S N E R !BPL Member
"It always seems to me like a bit of a princess-and-the-pea-ism, but then I remind myself that I'm working on being more compassionate, and give myself a taste of the lash."
Backpackers that complain about sweaty backs don't deserve compassion.Jul 5, 2013 at 5:15 pm #2002830
Ken ThompsonBPL Member
@hereLocale: Right there
If my back is sweaty I'll bet the front of me is also.Jul 5, 2013 at 6:02 pm #2002845
You know those cooling crystals they used to put in bandannas and hat bands? I think it was called blue bandoo or something. Maybe they should put them in back pads. With marketing it does not have to work it just needs to sound like it will.
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