How many rucksacks in your house?

Discussion in 'Packs & Accessories' started by Guinevere, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Maybe i'm exactly the average back length, cause to be honest Henry i can't think of a backpack that doesn't fit me
  2. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    How many rucksack type artefacts on the homestead??

    Crivens I dunno, there isn't even a house as such, but I would imagine high teens just here in the trailer, and probs at least same dotted about elsewhere, in various gear lairs, and hanging on random coat racks, in barns.

    Accrued over decades of gear churn, donations, lefts behinds, presents, use and abuse, and 'depends on what you're doing' situations

    It's a bit like shellters really isn't it?

    There is rarely one bit of kit to suit all possibilities, conditions, trip length etc etc.

    It's good to have lenders, kicking about bags, and so forth, but maybe there is an upper limit...

    Im pleased though, to have given a nearly new, but surplus to requirements pack that was my dear departed mothers, to a friend who has just circumnavigated Lake Como with it, in the name of Peace - and I believe also in the name of sampling a lot of quality coffee and ice cream too..

    On a more serious, and possibly troubling note, I did read lately that online shopping clothing returns (you know when people order three sizes to try, and then return two ) don't necessarily get properly resold, but are sometimes destroyed, or landfilled, which seems horribly wasteful, if its true.

    Sure there's little risk of that with the smaller outfits, but it might be worth wondering about with the bigger named brands :bear:
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  3. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    @Fair Weather Camper - you just reminded me of a backpack I re-homed.
    I bought it (Tiso day sack) for my mother and rescued it (house clearing) and passed it to my daughter who has given it a whole new life :cool:.
    Circularity ??
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  4. Guinevere

    Guinevere Trekker

    Which has reminded me of a purple rucksack my Mum used to keep as her 'back of her wheelchair' bag in later years. That will be around here somewhere as I couldn't' throw it out.

    :o o:
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  5. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker


    It's just like "The circle of life" @cathyjc :angelic:

    Passed down through the *matriarchal line ;)

    I've not even stopped to consider how many packs / bags #2 son has in his trailer :rolleyes:

    *Sooo tempted to do the 'Russian Dolls' funny right here, but maybe quit while you're ahead ruthski ??
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  6. island

    island Summit Camper

    I feel a bit under-rucksacked

    A 55 litre Berghaus from 1992. Originally used for a gap year and walking and now misused for hauling heavy, salty freediving gear. Still works.

    An Arc'Teryx Miura from 1995. Used for climbing and then travelling and walking. Prob 30 litres. Zips are going so pretty much retired.

    A Mission Workshops bike bag from 2010. Used every day for commuting, shopping, picking up DIY stuff. Used most.

    An Osprey Exos 38 from 2016. I bought it as an update to the Berghaus in an effort to go lighter. Good for walking, used it in the Alps and other trips.

    I've been looking at lighter bags but will finish buying other gear to see where I end up. .
  7. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    Not that many, by comparison.

    She has a couple of Osprey's

    I have..
    ULA Ohm 2:0
    OMM classic 32
    Montane medusa 32
    A Dueter 45 ( should dig it out for a re-run)
    A Tatonka bayarmo (or summat)

    Karrimor Sabre SF 45. Don't go cringing about the brand,) different league. Them old Rosie ciders can't get themselves 200M to a bushcraft meet. lol

    Eurohike 65 ( worth nothing apart from nostalgia)
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  8. The Cumbrian

    The Cumbrian Trail Blazer

    Oh dear, I'm going to have to ignore this thread. I've been walking, camping, climbing, canoeing etc for 35 years and I've always liked gear. Probably the only pack that I haven't got any more is the framed Cobmaster rucsac I got for my 13th birthday, and that's only because it eventually fell to bits. I've still got a couple of the pockets kicking about that I used as ditty bags for a while, and I repurposed part of the frame into a bong in my late teens.
    When I die my house will be like an outdoor version of Mr Trebus' place.
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  9. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    I think theres quite a few of us who started with a cobmaster.
    I chopped up the frame for other projects in my mispent youth. ;):cigar:
  10. benp1

    benp1 Trail Blazer

    Over 20 rucksacks. All classed as rucksacks, normal and folding

    If I include duffel and travel bags I reckon I'd beat you... I have 4 TNF base camp duffels, plus an osprey duffel and a lowe alpine travel bag/rucksack
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  11. benp1

    benp1 Trail Blazer

    I have different rucksacks for different uses - day to day, hiking, biking, motorcycling
  12. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    We have only have One each
  13. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Yup, my first was a bright yellow and black Cobmaster - bought as a student.
    I knew bu**er all about packs …… it was dreadfully uncomfortable, wouldn't stand up and the numerous pockets were a pain in the a***. The colour was great :D.
    Went to charity shop when I upgraded a few years later.
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  14. Daniel

    Daniel Summit Camper

    hyberg bandit
    hyberg attila
    golite dawn
    and hopefully gaining value :cautious: berghaus gr45+8.
  15. Nevis

    Nevis Section Hiker

    How many? Too many according to the future wife....if only she knew about the ones in the loft!!!! :)
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  16. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker


    You be careful there Nevis...

    'The present wife' might already have let on :eeker:
  17. Nevis

    Nevis Section Hiker

    True!! There's always too many until she needs one that's just the right size and weight then she's happy she has a wide choice! :)
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  18. Padstowe

    Padstowe Section Hiker

    I have very few compared to others
    Pod Sac's
    Crag sac 47L
    Alpine 40L
    Lux 35L
    Lux 25L
    Lux 18L
    Ultra Tour 40L
    Ultra Tour 22L
    Lowe apline Space case thing, & a gelert 25L that's a work bag.
    I don't even use the top 3 anymore.
  19. Daymoth

    Daymoth Ultralighter

    You are almost making me feel like a need more rucksacks :D, is totally your fault and not me wanting more:

    15L rucksack for day walks or going to the gym
    22L rucksack for rock climbing or winter daywalks or any situation where I need some gear.
    40L rucksack for multiple day walks
    60L rucksack for multiple day winter walks
    A decathlon packable bag for indoor climbing

    3 handbags for non outdoorsy situations.
    Several reusable tote bags for shopping groceries.
    A 90L suitcase for moving to the UK. Its now where I store my tent and sleeping bags at home.
  20. Jim_Parkin

    Jim_Parkin Summit Camper

    I'd forgotten about those, but yes. And some hideous 65litr rucsac thata had a hip belt which didn't go much thinner than about 40-inches. Very hard when carrying stuff for any length of time.

    Only just retired my Karrimor Jaguar 65, but I still have it.
  21. stonemonkey

    stonemonkey Trail Blazer

    dont even go there! ha
    i dread to think!!

    mainly lots of chepo heavy bags........... i can see this getting very expensive!:nailbiting:

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