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Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:15:58 GMT

More a question of how big to go.....if I use a front pouch, is 25L enough for the Challenger?

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:59:09 GMT

25l was fine for me, but it depends how bulky your stuff is.

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:53:22 GMT

I would have thought so, yes. Although , as mentioned above so much will depend on your equipment (bivvi or tent/ Sleeping bag, etc). Given the fairly negligible impact from weight diff (small/large pack) over this distance/terrain. I would say focus more on ease of access in very bad weather.

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 18:53:10 GMT

Hi jo if you want to borrow any stuff for the race or to test give me a shout :-)

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 09:37:47 GMT

I used a Lowe Alpine LiteFlite 25 for the Challenger this year which was perfect. Remember, the smaller the pack the less opportunity there is to fill it with extra unnecessary stuff "just in case"!

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:34:37 GMT

Another vote for the LitefFlite, the OMM front pouch fits quite well too if you are happy to use the 'waist' strap to anchor the bottom of it. I can't manage accessing the side pouches when wearing it though.

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 10:18:41 GMT

Has anyone used a UD Fastpack 30 and if so, how did you get on with it? Did you find a compatible front pack?

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 11:04:18 GMT

I have the Fastpack 20 Jo and the salomon front pouches I have ordered will arrive in the next few days so i will give you a sitrep once I've trialled them

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 11:09:46 GMT

*john not Jo

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 14:17:20 GMT

Ah cheers John... that would be great.

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 14:18:34 GMT

What are your thoughts on the Fastpack in general?

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 14:24:29 GMT

Only arrived Wednesday and I'm laid up with flu so haven't had it it yet. First impressions? Good quality, good use areas for pouches etc I'll keep you informed as to how it goes mate