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I found the ultimate backpack

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
I found the ultimate backpack for backcountry and inbounds riding. It is made by a company called Wookey out of Montana. I have the Shovel Pack (the smallest one they make). Just want to know if anyone else out their is using a Wookey pack? I am looking to buy a Sundog and wanted to here some user feedback.

[ November 14, 2002, 12:45 PM: Message edited by: skiboy3090 ]
post #2 of 11
Hmmmmm, am I getting paranoid, or does this post have SPAM written all over it?
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Rio, Please...I'm just asking a question.
post #4 of 11
Quote:
Mr. Bun: Morning.

Waitress: Morning.

Mr. Bun: Well, what you got?

Waitress: Well, there's egg and bacon; egg, sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg, bacon and spam; egg, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, egg, spam, spam, bacon and spam; spam, sausage, spam, spam, spam, bacon, spam, tomato and spam; spam, spam, spam, egg and spam; (Vikings start singing in background) spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, spam, spam, spam and spam.

Vikings: Spam, spam, spam, spam, lovely spam, lovely spam.

Waitress: (cont) or lobster thermador ecrovets with a bournaise sause, served in the purple salm Mr. Bunor with chalots and overshies, garnished with truffle pate, brandy, a fried egg on top and spam.

Mrs. Bun: Have you got anything without spam?

Waitress: Well, there's spam, egg, sausage and spam. That's not got much spam in it.

Mrs. Bun: I don't want any spam!

Mr. Bun: Why can't she have egg, bacon, spam and sausage?

Mrs. Bun: That's got spam in it.

Mr. Bun: It hasn't got as much spam in it as spam, egg, sausage and spam has it?

Mrs. Bun: (over Vikings starting again) Could you do me egg, bacon, spam and sausage without the spam then?

Waitress: Ech!

Mrs. Bun: What do you mean ech! I don't like spam!

Vikings: Lovely spam, wonderful spam....etc

Waitress: Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Bloody vikings. You can't have egg, bacon, spam and sausage without the spam.

Mrs. Bun: I don't like spam!

Mr. Bun: Shh dear, don't cause a fuss. I'll have your spam. I love it. I'm having spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, spam, spam, spam and spam. (starts Vikings off again)

Vikings: Lovely spam, wonderful spam...etc

Waitress: Shut up! Baked beans are off.

Mr. Bun: Well, can I have her spam instead of the baked beans?

Waitress: You mean spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, and spam?

Vikings: Lovely spam, wonderful spam...etc...spam, spam, spam! (in harmony)
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
Wow kids, I didn't realize that mentioning a couple URL's would get you ridiculed as a SPAMER. How pathetic are you. Just to make all you hippy old-school amateur riders happy I removed the website links which were in place so that everyone could actually see the product I was refering too. It's sad when someone new to your little online chat community joins and is instantly accused of being a SPAMER. Definately the last time I use this website for anything. Mostly just disappointed at your attitudes. A sad day in the world of skiing. Get a life you goons. Maybee if you didn't spend all your time online and actually hit the hill every once in a while you'd be a happier person.
post #6 of 11
First off, I will say I am a fan of Wookey packs. I think they are well designed and well made. Though I don't own one (yet) I have recommended them to a few people who are happy with them.

That said, we are always suspicious of new-comers touting a product complete with nicely done links to websites. We like our forum and we don't want it polluted with advertisements disguised as testimonials. If you were earnestly placing an opinion I apologize.
post #7 of 11
Lighten up Rio!

The wookey shovel packs have a big following at Bridger where I, and Rio, both usually ski. They are bomber and well built packs, but i personally dont care for them.

The shovel is designed to ride high, so that it is more comfortable on the lift. As a big guy (6'2, but with a long torso) I really feel like the pack is up around my neck. Plus the abundance of straps can be a nightmare. (my girlfriend has the shovel and it is a rare day when she gets all the right straps attatched to each other) Personally, i prefer another pack that used to be from the area, Dana. What i like about dana is i can pull the shoulder straps and put on XL shoulder straps. This makes my dana the only pack i have ever had that actually has a sternum strap rather than an around the throat strap. Plus, the dana is an acceptable day/climbing pack when winter is over. The shovel looks like it would be too damn warm come summer. Also, i prefer my skis in an A configuration when i hike, the shovel puts them right down the middle which i find uncomfortable when hiking.

But one thing i have realized from all the talk of packs i have seen on various ski related BB's is that its all about personal preference, and there is probably more disagreement about packs than just about any other piece of gear.

Rio, im hiking bridger on sat, and maybe sun. I'll let you know what i find.

--fez (aka ridgehiker)
post #8 of 11
I have the sun dog and am very happy with it. I am 6'2" and have the large torso length which fits me well. The large pack is noticably bigger than the medium. There are lots of straps on this pack, but they allow you to compress big loads for a balanced carry.

I have carried my skies a couple times, but haven't hiked with them yet (I just got is this summer). The vertical carry is nice, it doesn't touch my legs and I can't touch them with my head. It is pretty stable if you sinch the straps down.

The only thing about the pack is that it is not as quick to get into as a top loader. You have to bend back the storm flap and then undo at least one pair of straps. The advantage is that if you want, you can pull the whole front panel back and get to things at the bottom.

Wookey has completely changed their line for 2003. I think new prices will begin in january. The shovel pack stays the same, but the sundog and couloir get a little bigger. Their is also a new series of smaller top loading packs that look great. If you want ski straps, buy a pre 2003 pack and they will be included. After that, the pack will be a little cheaper, but no ski or snowboard straps will be included.

The back is absolutely bullet proof and comes with a lifetime warrenty. I think it's worth the extra $ when your buying something to last a lifetime.
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info Biker and Fez. I think I'm going to go for a Sundog after evaluating all the options. I like fact that you carry your skis vertically, but I guess you could also carry them A-frame by using the side compression straps. Warranty and construction are key factors as well and I am glad you concur that Wookey has A+ in both. Any comments on the hydro-bladder capabilities? Rio I forgive you.
post #10 of 11
The sundog has 2 huge mesh panels on the inside, one toward the back and the other towards the front. Their is a small hole for a water tube behind the neck. I haven't used it, but it is designed to by used like this and the pocket is big enough to hole any bladder.

You can hold the skis A-frame, I have tried it. It works, but is not as nice.
post #11 of 11
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Originally posted by skiboy3090:
Thanks for the info Biker and Fez. I think I'm going to go for a Sundog after evaluating all the options. I like fact that you carry your skis vertically, but I guess you could also carry them A-frame by using the side compression straps. Warranty and construction are key factors as well and I am glad you concur that Wookey has A+ in both. Any comments on the hydro-bladder capabilities? Rio I forgive you.
I thought you weren't going to post here anymore.
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