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Postby csusnir3954 » Oct 25, 2011 6:01 pm

So I am looking to buy a caving backpack, not spend then bank on it I might add. doing the basic crawling in the mudd tight holes maybe a little water involved. No climbing robes or what have you to start. Can anyone reccomend a good bag that will keep all my extra gear dry but be comfortable to lug around. I have a NorthFace Terra 45 for hiking and what not, but i think that would be a bit bulky to take into a cave. Any help is appreccitated.

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Re: caving backpack

Postby Phil Winkler » Oct 25, 2011 6:23 pm

Chris...http://swaygogear.com/

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Re: caving backpack

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Re: caving backpack

Postby self-deleted_user » Oct 26, 2011 9:50 am

If you go with a non-waterproof pack you can always get pelican cases or otterboxes, which relaly are a good idea for your sensitive stuff anyway. Or a cheaper way is empty peanut butter jars to keep things dry!
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Re: caving backpack

Postby LukeM » Oct 26, 2011 10:43 am

Or dry bags for less delicate items! Also, something like these if your pack works with them.
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Re: caving backpack

Postby jharman2 » Oct 26, 2011 11:23 am

Landjoff! Durable 900g/m^2 PVC and at $35 it won't break the bank! They come in cool colors and fit Darren drums perfectly. Order today and it ships tomorrow!

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Re: caving backpack

Postby agosnell » Oct 26, 2011 6:27 pm

My Swaygo packs have been good to me. http://swaygogear.com/
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Re: caving backpack

Postby NWSurveyor » Nov 20, 2011 1:16 pm

Picked up one of these for caving: http://www.amazon.com/Overboard-Liters-Premium-Waterproof-Backpack/dp/B001FOQT5K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1321812640&sr=8-2 So far, I'm really happy with it and the price is right!
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Re: caving backpack

Postby Marduke » Nov 20, 2011 2:11 pm

I love my Overboard bag for above ground vertical ($20 from Costco), but they don't last well for horizontal caving. Too many stress points, and things to snag.
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Re: caving backpack

Postby mgmills » Nov 20, 2011 4:09 pm

NWSurveyor wrote:Picked up one of these for caving: http://www.amazon.com/Overboard-Liters-Premium-Waterproof-Backpack/dp/B001FOQT5K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1321812640&sr=8-2 So far, I'm really happy with it and the price is right!


Cool pack but I definitely would not want to wrestle it through a cave crawl. Straps have way too much padding and in a wet cave would probably hold a lot of water becoming heavy.
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Re: caving backpack

Postby NWSurveyor » Nov 27, 2011 10:41 am

True on both counts. I snipped off all the extra straps and webbing and elastic crap. works well for my vert-pack (can carry lots of gear and rope). Can't loose for $20.
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