next time you tear up backpacks give it to me first:)
Wait, you want a pack that is super lightweight AND can survive being dragged behind a truck at 60 mph!? Get real! This test is ridiculous!
If you want a pack that can survive your abuse, buy a heavy, thick canvas pack! Learn to take batter care of your gear and worry about other things.
Why not throw water filters of a 2 story building next? The old addage 'Yo get what you pay for' really means something. Im all for testing gear, but this is silly. No pack is going to be built like a tank AND be lightweight AND be the perfect pack for all situations. Thats part of the fun!
What a ridiculous test! Why not test water filters by dropping them off a 10 story building next!
That's crazy....because I ALWAYS drag my pack behind the car. How did they know?
their testing=fun!......all of you = whining bores . i spent awhile in the military and i find it to be along the lines of what we'd do when ask to test out new gear . first we talk about it....then basic practicality ... then every possible situation possible..no matter how absurd
As a motorcyclist, I found the test useful and more realistic than one would might think. There are many stories of guys packs falling off and dragging behind their bikes.
Just a waste of money and time
For the critics: right now I am flipping a coin and it has landed heads up six times in a row. The seventh time: heads. Eighth: heads. Nine, yep heads. Ten? Heads again. Do you believe me? Of course not, odds don’t work that way. And neither does your perceived lack a “scientific” control. Worrying about whether there is “equal pressure” on all packs or if one pack is in a rut or on the side of the road is a moot point. With fluctuating movement odds are each pack hit the same number of rocks with the same amount of force over the same amount of time. Not to mention, every backpacker will put the packs through different stresses anyway. Some of you might spend the day pushing through brier fields. Myself, I spend a lot of time scraping up against rocks: abrasion resistance is a huge concern to me. Most importantly, the heading clearly states it is excessive and the author makes no mention of trying to get the findings published in the next journal of science.
For the authors: Thanks, interesting stuff! Keep up the good work.
The angle of the tie in point on the back of the pack may have alot to due with the way the packs were worn. But granite gear does make some tough packs. Your approach is lacking scientific credabilty.
I enjoyed this crazy video. I know it's pretty useless for real world conditions but packs do get wear and tear on the trail. A pack might drop and tumble down a granite slope. Anyway, you got to give BP magazine a break so they can have some advertising monies otherwise we won't be able to read some of the more useful articles. You got a brain, pick and choose which articles are useful to you. One thing missing from the video was price and weight specs. I wonder how heavy the GG pack was.
can I have the packs?
Great test. Love the overkill... keep 'em coming.
Are you serious? Get real! I have yet to see anyone hiking on their back dragging their pack! Waste of money! And an insult to my intelligence!
I volunteer to take a trip with a group! We could go on difficult terrain to test the durability and resistance of different packs in conditions that would be considered valid to your readers! It wouldn't cost you anything!!!!
I find it amusing, but obviously there are flaws in their testing, considering physics, pressure wasnt applied equally to all packs and therefore different results will occur....However if tested individually you would probably get different results, and since they have time to waste, then perhaps they should have a re-match.
Ok, this review was a waste of my time...
I am tired of the naysayers of gear lab. Sure it may not be 100 practical, but it has its points and is fun to watch. Bags are not made of canvas and last for 30 years anymore. I thought it was great to see which company uses material that can take a beating. For anyone thinking this is a waste of time...Backpacker tests the hell out of gear in true to life tests and reviews them all the time. This is more for fun...If you had packs, a jeep and a dirt road at your disposal you would do it too...
Reminds me of Man vs Wild. Great TV but not very practical. Lets put a stick of TNT in there while we are at it. See how they do then. Yea, I say TNT while being dragged behind the car. Please have a long rope for the drivers sake. We like him. But wait, maybe that pack CAN save your life ,while sliding down a granit cliff at terminal speed and it is still attached to you while it hook onto a branch just before you hit the deck.
Great TV guys and gals......
what practical backpacker ties there backpack to a truck and drags it across a road.
One more reason not to read Adpacker mag
what a wast get a real job
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