- Jan 13, 2020 at 7:55 pm #3626956Caelan DBPL Member
Greetings! Thanks to this forum, I recently was turned on to this company. Just wondering what the general consensus is on these packs, I’d like something that can do summer backpacking trips, as well as winter backpacking and mountaineering, so it needs to have a decent capacity and load hauling ability.
Thanks!Jan 13, 2020 at 9:10 pm #3626962Brad RogersBPL Member
@mocs123Locale: Southeast Tennessee
The frame and suspension are the same so the only difference is the pack bag. In fact you can interchange the bags on the same frame. I have a Unaweep I bought in 2015 but if buying today I’d go with the Divide. I did some cutting on my Unaweep to get what I wanted since the Divide pack bag didn’t exist in its current configuration at that time.
The Divide is set up with the backpacker in my mind. The Unaweep is really designed to be used with the optional Talon which is made to carry bulky and awkward loads outside the pack (like a packraft).
The Divide is slightly lighter and a better layout for most backpackers.Jan 14, 2020 at 12:41 pm #3627058Caelan DBPL Member
Ok thanks, I guess I’m a little concerned with the long term durability of the mesh on the divide, is that an issue? I tend to do a lot of off trail travel and bushwhacking.Jan 14, 2020 at 12:57 pm #3627062Doug GBPL Member
The mesh is fine. It’s heavy duty and doesn’t snag up a lot; at least for me. Although don’t leave food in it – as a chipmunk at a hole in mine! I have both packs. I use the Unaweep in the winter with a full daypack Talon. I like both packs and own them both with separate frames as I am lazy and don’t want to swap them out!
The Divide would be fine for most here in the winter – but I am older and take a lot of safety / comfort items. I need the extra capacity of the Talon and the ability to pack items under the Talon.
Anyway – good packs.Jan 20, 2020 at 9:27 am #3628007Nathan ColemanBPL Member
Same suspension, same packbag volume. Unaweep is dedicated to the Talon system while Divide has the mesh face.
The Unaweep is more versatile. If you do packrafting, climbing, backpack hunting, this is a great choice. The Divide is more geared to backpacking specifically, though we have plenty of them being used to backpack hunt and ski mountaineer.Jan 20, 2020 at 4:59 pm #3628053Michael KBPL Member
Although the Unaweep is a couple of ounces heavier, I love the ability to use the Talon to use as a safe large pocket for often-used items and especially the talon’s ability to strap large, awkward shaped, or wet items outside the bag like what you may need in wintertime. I have also used the talon to allow me to carry a load of logs a couple of timesJan 20, 2020 at 5:36 pm #3628061jscottBPL Member
@bookLocale: Northern California
“I have also used the talon to allow me to carry a load of logs a couple of times”
Mind stopping by to open a stubborn jar of peanut butter?
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