How many rucksacks in your house?

Discussion in 'Gear Chat' started by Guinevere, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. Guinevere

    Guinevere Trekker

    How many is too many?

    I am of the firm belief that it's fine to have different backpacks for different purposes. My 'handbag' is a deute. My travel bag isna couple of different ospreys depending if I'm taking my laptop....

    And I'm using this logic to defend purchasing an exos 58 a month after I bought an exos 38.

    So how many 'rucksacks' in your house? I'm including anything that has rucksack straps. Running, climbing, baxkpacking, EDC, school etc.

    Between the four of us here, we have 42 (Very HG2G!) , of which 26 are exclusively mine.

    That's okay right? I can stop anytime I like. I don't have a problem ;)
  2. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Hah I can see this thread leading to many more.... How many xyz's do you have heh

    I don't have as many but for hiking/photography/every day I count 14
  3. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    You might have this guinevere, I can only muster 20 or so.
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  4. DuneElliot

    DuneElliot Section Hiker

    ZPacks Arc Haul - my main go-to pack
    2 old-style Exos 48 (bought as they would no longer be available)
    SMD Fusion 50 (also bought as it was being discontinued and excess inventory was going very cheap)
    50l Osprey Aura (bought as an emergency pack because my Arc Haul broke the day of a trip, and my other packs were several hundred miles away)
    Vango day pack I use for work

    So nowhere near as many as others...but still a lot when I told my mom

    In the market for a hiking day pack but can't find anything with a belt that comes in torso sizes.
  5. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    3 and that is probably 1 too many....
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  6. Rmr

    Rmr Trail Blazer

    Sold 6 last year so I'm now down to 5. Plus 4 panniers.
  7. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker

    A lot :angelic:
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  8. Henry

    Henry Ultralighter

    @Guinevere very happy with my existing Exos 58; I bought it with the cover of my daughters DofE expedition; not sure if I got away with it but ssshhhh.

    Very comfortable on last trip; it’s my first foray into lighter packs so a good start. I didn’t take the lid, and added a MYOG strap pouch.

    Might need an atom prospector at some point...(need here is a flexible term):angelic:
  9. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Alpkit Gourdon 20L - mainly used for snowboarding and occasional day hikes
    Osprey Talon 33 - day hikes and some overnighters
    3 x OutdoorsMH - 3 day trips
    Zpacks AB 50L - multi-day trips
    ULA Ohm II - winter (should probably sell)
    ULA Circuit - winter hammocking
  10. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    Currently only 7 including my 10l Decathlon "handbag".
  11. Davy

    Davy Section Hiker

    Across canoeing, cycling and hiking - sixteen between the four of us including kid's school bags. Three could do with moving on and one is a spare and gets used by friends/extended family, so twelve in actual use ranging from 110L canoe packs to 10L collapsible bags which live in the bike commuting tail packs.

    26 is crazy!
  12. maddogs

    maddogs Trail Blazer

    26!?! I thought 9 between my wife and I was excessive (my wife certainly thinks so).

    However, as with bikes, the optimal number is always going to be n+1.

    I found the mesh panel of the exos 58 (2019 version) to be very "springy" compared to the older version. The more wire-like than tubular frame is more flexible and didn't cope with >10kg as well as the older version. I bought a seek outside divide instead.
  13. Ken T.

    Ken T. Section Hiker

    Small daypack, large daypack, the 90% bag and the heavy hauler.
  14. Jon jons

    Jon jons Ultralighter

    Oooooohhhh, only 9. Now I need a new one dammit.
    Checks aliexpress app instantly....
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  15. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    Two big ones and another one that's sort of my son's but I bought and will probably use. One day sack. One work bag. A collection of small ones used by kids etc.
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2019
  16. tom

    tom Thru Hiker

    Not counting the wrecks (for salvaging bits), 'bout 12 I think ...:D but mostly small ones ;)
  17. Guinevere

    Guinevere Trekker

    As I said, I'm @ 26 when I count anything with rucksack straps....

    EG:
    x2 DKNY handbag rucksacks
    DMM rope bag
    Decathlon packable rucksack 'my shopping bag'
    An IKEA suitcase with wheels that has rucksack straps on the main bag and the zip-off laptop bag. That's x2
    North Face Duffel which has rucksack straps so it counts!

    The 42 contains things like a couple of those awful drawstring bag rucksacks my daughter has and even my other's half's guitar bag... which is a guitar shaped rucksack.
  18. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    There are 4 of us (eldest still has lots of stuff at home). I lost count somewhere in the 30's.
    …… if you're going to including guitar bags then - "Goodness knows" !!

    I bought most of them so are they mine ?? - If my husband is counting, probably "yes" :whistling: Tho' everybody has several packs exclusive to them.

    The "Hill" packs are mostly "Golite" - I managed to 'bag' a goodly number from Leckies in Falkirk, when he got a load of remaindered stock, when Golite withdrew from selling in Europe. £40 a throw :thumbsup: - so all the family got a couple in differing sizes. Plus a few more from ebay.

    I've got the wherewithall lying around to make a couple of new ones too :bag: .
    But not planning on ever buying anymore :angelic:
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2019
  19. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    berghaus fastpack 20

    Golite Litespeed 50

    all I need.
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  20. Stube

    Stube Summit Camper

    Five in regular use - various sizes.
    Three used principally for storage (the oldest is over 50!)
    A further six that may get taken on non-walking holidays.
    Most are no name mainly freebies or from charity shops. The most I've paid for any bag is £15.

    All these are mine - the wife's extensive collection of shoulder bags is another matter entirely!
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2019
  21. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Section Hiker

    Wilderness Threadworks Sonder 30L and SWD LH50. Given what I am reading here I feel a 40L calling!
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  22. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Zpacks Arcblast - Backpacking
    Osprey daypack - Day hikes
    Camelbak - Cycling
    Running vest backpack thing - Running
    Laptop bag - Work/travelling

    Only extras i've got are:
    Zpacks Archaul - Loan backpack for my Niece and mates
    ULA (Ohm i think) at me Mums in case my Archaul breaks on the plane over
  23. Henry

    Henry Ultralighter

    Just a question, but as the zpacks are not cheap and fit is an individual thing, how do you know which bag to get? Buy one and cross your fingers? Do many of the overseas companies accept returns if it doesn’t suit your build?
  24. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    There used to be a sizing guide on their site

    There's also a bit of adjust ability in the design
  25. Henry

    Henry Ultralighter

    The company certainly do their best but It’s just like shoes; you never really know until you try one. And that seems like quite a risk for $300 unless they accept returns, as you can’t try one in the shops:(

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