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Photos coming (might take a few days). Apologies for the premature thread, but I had to kick myself in the butt to finally get rolling on selling some packs. All are in great condition except for the Cold Cold World. If you're interested, PM me or email me.
No fees if you would like to pay with a personal check (2 week wait while it clears) or a money order.
Cold Cold World. Chaos model. black/blue/purple. size medium. 4000 cubic inches. $40 + postage + PayPal fees.
-This is a mountaineer climber's pack and not made for everyday backpacking. I bought this to use as travel pack for flying and weekend trips because it doesn't have any metal stays. It is well used, but no functional problems. A couple of small holes in the very bottom and some abrasion. Faded material. One professionally mended repair in the belt that was very nicely done. Nothing cut or missing. Lots of life left in this pack. I'm sure it has several hardy seasons left in it. http://www.coldcoldworldpacks.com/chaos.htm
Dana Design. Terraplane internal frame. Dark blue. Pack size Large. Belt size Large. 5800 cubic inches. 1989 pack with a mid-90s belt and framesheet. $190 + postage + PayPal fees.
-A good friend of mine thought they were doing me a favor by picking this up because it was an older model in such good condition. Dark blue, but it is faded to look almost exactly like an old denim jean. It's a good thing the belt and framesheet were replaced, because those early Dana Design models didn't have as nice of belts as the latter models did; more contouring and structure to the newer belts. You'll see a lot of older Dana Design backpacks with cracked framesheets because the plastic they were using was less flexible and more brittle. They remedied this by using HDPE plastic that was both flexible and very durable. As far as I'm concerned, and this isn't just BS sale pitch, this pack having an updated belt and new framesheet with shoulder bar (also not found in the very early models) are both great improvements and both quality and value to the pack.
Dana Design/K2. T-1 external frame. Green. Pack size Regular. Belt size Regular (if you need a size Large belt, I might be willing to accommodate that). 4100 cubic inches. $190 + postage + PayPal fees.
-These external Danas only came in two sizes: Regular and Large. This pack is the same as the Terraframe without the lower sleeping bag compartment. Big main compartment and two large vertical pockets with a daisy chain in-between them (modeled off the Terraplane design). The only problem with this pack is the internal waterproofing is flaking. I don't consider that much of a problem because I would never trust a pack's waterproofing to function as any great assurance.
Vortex. 4500 model from 1995 and made in the USA. Burgundy. Pack size Medium. Belt size Medium. 4500 cubic inches. $115 + postage + PayPal fees.
-My main go-to pack is a Vortex. I love them. I cut the pneumatic system out of the belt, so there is a clean 1.5" cut in the belt face on the right side that I singed closed and mended with heavy upholstery thread. The mend is in a no-stress area and will never be a problem. I literally guarantee it and will offer my repair skills as a "lifetime warranty". I'll even pay to send it back to you. That's how confident I am that this repair is of no consequence at all. Why did I remove the pneumatic system? Because the belt is already insanely comfortable and stable so the pump and hosing were around 12ozs of unnecessary weight.
*the pneumatic system is a little hand pump bladder, like a suction bladder they use in surgeries, connected to tubes that run the length of the belt that fed into two sturdy balloons. You would use your palm against the front of the belt to push the bladder and fill the belt with air, conforming it to your waist. Also had a release value to deflate the balloons. Cool idea...if the belt would have been junk, but since the belt is as nice as any belt ever made, they were entirely design overkill.