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HMG Packing Pods in Ospery Exos?


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    Scott M
    BPL Member

    @bluetick-2

    Curious if anyone has tried the HMG Packing Pods in the Osprey exos 58?

     

    Thanks

     

    Scotty

    #3723031
    Nathan Luckenbill
    BPL Member

    @whodang

    Scott, did you ever figure this out? Wondering the same.

    #3726845
    Christopher S
    BPL Member

    @chrisisinclair

    Arent they just zippered fancy stuff sacks? I doubt they are seam sealed and a water resistant zipper certainly isnt really waterproof. Not sure why you would want these instead of a simple roll top stuff sack instead which is likely lighter and more reliable and cheaper

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    Nate
    BPL Member

    @npfet

    Wondering the same as well…

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    matthew k
    Moderator

    @matthewkphx

    Speculation here since I don’t use pods but I believe the advantages are the large opening and the shape that matches HMG packs. I’ll admit it does look handy to unzip and have the contents all laid out and accessible.

    Their site says they are fully taped and that the zipper is water-resistant. The zip makes me think they make more sense in a pack that is waterproof or near waterprooof.

    HYOH/YMMV/Just my $.02

    #3727289
    Rex Sanders
    BPL Member

    @rex

    Locale: California

    Love my HMG pods. Compared to stuff sacks, they are much easier to pack, search, and unpack, but very expensive. SMD Packing Pods are a good second choice and a lot less expensive, but not as water resistant. Key feature of both is the “flap” zipper opening, not “around the sides” on other designs.

    Just based on exterior Osprey dimensions, the HMG pods and the SMD Packing Pods should fit just fine horizontally, or any other orientation. I have both for different uses and different packs. Precise pack-pod fit isn’t critical.

    My HMG pack is already very water resistant – “rainproof” in my experience. The HMG pods add more resistance. But I keep my sleeping bag in a turkey bag or nylofume bag, not a pod. Nothing short of a Pelican box or similar will keep gear dry during prolonged submersion – BTDT.

    Do you need pods? That’s up to you.

    — Rex

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