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#229539 - 08/09/11 09:59 PM Re: New Ribz front pack now out [Re: Hikin_Jim]
ireckon Offline
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Originally Posted By: Hikin_Jim
I know I'm going to sweat underneath the RIBZ if I wear them. Do the items in the RIBZ get all sweat soaked?


If you sweat like me, your RIBZ is going to get drenched and will be musty like my athletic jock rather quickly. I'm glad you brought this up. Come to think about, I would only want to use a RIBZ in the snow or other cold environment. Unfortunately, I already established I would not want to snowboard with it. That leaves snow hiking, snowmobiling or other. I can certainly see a use there.

I've heard that 1 in 4 people sweat profusely. I'm one of these people. People who don't sweat much don't understand it. They say ignorant things like "you need to get in better shape" or "you drink too much water". It doesn't matter what kind of conditioning I have or how much water I do/don't drink. When I start to sweat, it's coming out at least 10 times faster than a person who doesn't sweat much.
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#229543 - 08/09/11 10:08 PM Re: New Ribz front pack now out [Re: ireckon]
Hikin_Jim Offline
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Registered: 10/12/07
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Loc: Southern California
Originally Posted By: ireckon
When I start to sweat, it's coming out at least 10 times faster than a person who doesn't sweat much.
Yep.

HJ
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#229544 - 08/09/11 10:51 PM Re: New Ribz front pack now out [Re: Hikin_Jim]
Am_Fear_Liath_Mor Offline
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Registered: 08/03/07
Posts: 3077
How about some some 37 pattern webbing (retro chic), consisting the belt (with some nice shiny brass buckles and clip), two front ammo pouches (quiet heavy duty canvas, just use some small dry bags to keep everything waterproof) and shoulder straps. This webbing was surprisingly comfortable and really didn't lead to any noticeable overheating problems.





Edited by Am_Fear_Liath_Mor (08/09/11 10:59 PM)

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#229557 - 08/09/11 11:35 PM Re: New Ribz front pack now out [Re: ]
Hikin_Jim Offline
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Registered: 10/12/07
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Originally Posted By: IzzyJG99
If you want something to carry stuff in when you're hauling a kiddo on your back a RIBZ is the logical choice. If you check out their album you'll see a few Mom's and even a Dad doing just that.
That's what caught my eye, that and the fact that it's available at a discount right now. I wouldn't even give it a second look at it's regular price.

HJ
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#229569 - 08/10/11 12:56 AM Re: New Ribz front pack now out [Re: Phaedrus]
Hikin_Jim Offline
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How large is the one you reviewed (cubic inches)? The one on sale says 700 cubic inches.

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#229570 - 08/10/11 01:03 AM Re: New Ribz front pack now out [Re: Phaedrus]
Hikin_Jim Offline
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Oh, what the heck, I went ahead and bought one. The $40 apparently includes shipping. That's not such a bad deal.

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#229578 - 08/10/11 01:51 AM Re: New Ribz front pack now out [Re: Hikin_Jim]
Teslinhiker Offline
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Registered: 12/14/09
Posts: 1314
In my never ending quest for the "right" gear, I also ordered a Ribz last night. It will be interesting to see the differing opinions and overall thoughts of the pack once a few members here have taken delivery of it and had a chance to put the pack through some real world tests.
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#229584 - 08/10/11 02:27 AM Re: New Ribz front pack now out [Re: Phaedrus]
Hikin_Jim Offline
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I just "talked" to Ray (email) at RIBZ. He said he'd send out my pack in the morning. Nice service! Hope to have it by this weekend.

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#229587 - 08/10/11 04:58 AM Re: New Ribz front pack now out [Re: Phaedrus]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2004
Loc: Great Plains
I should have my new Ribz pack before long, too (ordered it a couple days ago). Maybe it will suck, and if it does I'll say so, but I look forward to trying it out. DISCLOSURE: I'm an admitted "gear [censored]" and need very little excuse to try out a new gadget. blush grin
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#229620 - 08/10/11 05:40 PM Re: New Ribz front pack now out [Re: Phaedrus]
rebwa Offline
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Registered: 01/25/09
Posts: 295
I'm tempted for $40! I'd order for certain if the smaller version was at that price.

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