Nice to hear, thanks!! What about the ventilation... It also works well?? (here in Portugal is veeery hot!!!)ScottW said:I picked up an Ergon this spring and I love it. Most comfortable pack I've used, it really carries the weight on your hips and you can load it up for big days without it feeling like your carrying a heavy pack.
They are expensive and somewhat hard to find reviews on but for me it was well worth it.
No the pack does not detach from the frame. To clean it, the best option is to spray it down with warm soapy water then wipe clean with a rag or cloth towel.A1an said:I've had my eye on this pack for a while. I am curious how you go about cleaning it. With my MULE I can just chuck it in the washer and it is good to go. This BC2 has a pretty hefty looking frame and I wouldn't want to throw it in the washer. Does the pack detatch from the frame? What do you do once it gets the MTB funk?
Thanks Jeff.ERGON said:No the pack does not detach from the frame. To clean it, the best option is to spray it down with warm soapy water then wipe clean with a rag or cloth towel.
The BC2 just became available in the USA last week. Available here right now......in the hands of retailers in about 1 more week or so.
Nothing happened to the bag? Frame looks pretty stout but I could see that pivot as a possible weak point. Then again...could be a moot point since I am sure the parts are easily replaced.willtsmith_nwi said:Being 280# and having fallen on my back with it, I can definitely say ... nothing.
I'm sure there is some force that will shear the ball joint fixing bolt and pancake the frame. Howevr, at that point you will have more serious trouble than your pack.A1an said:Nothing happened to the bag? Frame looks pretty stout but I could see that pivot as a possible weak point. Then again...could be a moot point since I am sure the parts are easily replaced.
The waist belt does not feel restrictive at all- you're supposed to put it over the bones in your hips, not your waist. Same with the Wingnuts.Ronin Six said:I have the Low-Rider Wingnut pack and love it. Haven't been using the waist strap though, but still feels decent on my back.
With the Ergon packs, how snug would you cinch it up around the waist until the weight on the shoulder straps drops significantly? And with the waist belt cinched up, does it feel restricting in any way, esp. when leaned forward a bit? I figure this would increase the sweat buildup around the waist area. I get enough sweat around there as it is. Shouldn't be a huge problem, but something to consider.
This seems like one of those things you'd have to definitely check out in person to get a good feel for how it rides on the back. Gotta see if I can find someone locally that stocks these if at all.
BTW, thanks for the great pics! :thumbsup: