Dec 21, 2013 at 12:15 am #1311270
I was able to get my hands on a used SMD Feather in large but unfortunately it's a tad too small for me. It shows some use but still has lots of life left. $80 shipped.
I'll try to post pics later. Otherwise PM me for pics.Jan 13, 2014 at 7:06 am #2062948
Feather is still available.Jan 13, 2014 at 12:01 pm #2063019
does this one have a hip belt with it? Does "a bit small" mean in length or capacity?
RogJan 14, 2014 at 12:38 am #2063185
Thanks Roger. No there is no hip belt with this pack. By small I mean too small for my very broad and very wide shoulders. I am generally a 56 or 58 tall jacket and so it was very tight for me. It should however fit any remotely normal sized human being LOL.Jan 14, 2014 at 6:42 am #2063203
Blimey Mark, If I come over stateside for a thru-hike, I'll take you for grizzly bear protection. OK, I'm a very tall 6'8" with a positively svelte (!) 44" chest. So will the straps let out far enough to make a hip belt sit in the right place for me do you think? I guess at a pinch I could extend the fabric between the top of the pack and the padded sections.
RogJan 14, 2014 at 11:04 am #2063251
Victor JorgensenBPL Member
@dblhmmckLocale: Northern California
I'll share a couple of thoughts on this, since I own the same pack. My Feather pack is a large and my torso measurement is around 21".
I use the "V" shaped belt strap (not the pocket belt option). The attachment points along the sides of the pack are 4 1/2" apart. If someone were to attach a webbing belt strap to the lower attachment only, it seems that it would lengthen the torso by 2 1/4". Somebody please correct me if I am wrong about this.
I would hesitate to put load lifters on this model, or to pinch the fabric together above the shoulder strap attachment point. It would interfere with the zip closure top option. Although, the pack could still be used with it's roll top option, if fabric was pinched together.
Good luck with the sale. Somebody is going to get a very cool pack!Jan 14, 2014 at 12:55 pm #2063298
I think it should fit you just fine. It's mostly my width/girth of my shoulders and chest that make it too tight on me. With a 44 coat you should be fine.Jan 15, 2014 at 7:30 am #2063452
PM incoming.Feb 3, 2014 at 12:51 pm #2069387
Still availableFeb 4, 2014 at 9:19 am #2069726
Jeremy McAllisterBPL Member
PM sent with trade offer.
-JeremyFeb 4, 2014 at 2:25 pm #2069857
Feather is SOLD
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