I have an Ostrom soft pack and love it. I'm wondering if anyone else has a 'minor' problem with a soft sided pack collapsing when loading/unloading? I know, its 'soft sided' not a rigid pack. But is there some type of internal frame to keep some rigidity while loading/unloading? Nothing fancy, I even heard of using a plastic clothes hamper? Any ideas?
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Posted by: waterspyder on Dec-26-12 7:44 AM (EST)
I’d just use a couple pieces of cardboard cut to fit each side of the pack. Light weight, disposable, cheap and could be used as a fire starter. If it doesn’t work what did you lose a few minutes cutting up an old box. Adding a plastic clothes hamper is just going to add weight to the pack and any edges are going to start causing wear on the pack.
For a bit more than cardboard|
Posted by: kayamedic on Dec-26-12 11:57 AM (EST)
you could try these..and if they get wet, they dont collapse.
Posted by: paddlingman57 on Dec-26-12 8:25 PM (EST)
for the tips. I've thought about those items and may go that way. I also say some old posts about using 'trapper packs', but they would add more weight and are expensive. I may just build an inner frame out of 3/8" - 1/2" pvc, it would be light and cost next to nothing. Not as cheap as cardboard, but structurally sounder. We'll see.
Not quite sure what you mean ...|
Posted by: Glenn_MacGrady on Jan-15-13 12:12 AM (EST)
... by collapsing during loading unloading.
Posted by: windwalker on Jan-15-13 10:27 PM (EST)
coroplast? Plastic cardboard. Can be cut, bent and taped to make a box, pretty lightweight, impervious to water.