- Jul 12, 2018 at 2:14 am #3546490
Chris SBPL Member
I recently picked up a Z-Lite (Regular length) to try out instead of my inflatable mattress (inflating, deflating, and repeating ad nauseam eventually became too much).
I use an MLD prophet pack and have been playing around with how to attach the ZLite to the pack. What has worked best for you guys? I have tried attaching it to the bottom, but it always seems to hit my butt. Attaching it on top can be difficult when I am required to carry a bear cannister. Your thoughts and suggestions are much appreciated as always.
ChrisJul 12, 2018 at 3:51 am #3546503
I don’t have a Prophet (I used to have a Burn) so take this with a grain of salt but I would think up top under the compression strap would be the way to go. Why is the bear can complicating it? You are carrying the bear can inside the pack, right?Jul 12, 2018 at 1:20 pm #3546520
Chris SBPL Member
The issue with the bear can is that I have to place it vertically within the Prophet which results in the top compression strap of the Prophet not being long enough to reach all the way up and over the pack plus the Z lite. When I’m in area with just a food bag, I can do this, but otherwise it’s difficult.
ChrisJul 12, 2018 at 4:30 pm #3546538
Oh. That’s a pickle.
Maybe you can rig a shock cord attachment to keep the zlite attached to the top strap?Jul 12, 2018 at 5:20 pm #3546549
Paul S.BPL Member
I don’t own a Prophet but in the pictures I can see little grommets on the back/sides of the pack. You could add some cord to strap the pad on the back. It would interfere with your back mesh however.
Another option is to pack it inside, do a few panels against your back and then wrap the rest around in a pseudo burrito style. I’m guessing that would take up too much volume so another option is to cut it to a shorter size (6-8 panels), which seems to be the most popular for UL hikers.
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