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backpack taper


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Jacon · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2013 · Points: 200

Here's a question for the masses: do you prefer a climbing pack to taper up (like the Deuter Guide 35+, say), or taper down (like most Mammut packs?)  

Most important: WHY do you like your pack to taper the way you like your pack to taper?  

Do you like your pack to taper horizontally  \/ /\ ? Or do you like your pack to taper vertically?  (also /\ \/, but this time viewed from the side). 

Do you like to tack your paper with a stack of paper tacker? 

Discuss. 

simplyput · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2013 · Points: 60

Upward taper. I prefer to have more room at the bottom for bulky items like sleeping bags.

I also feel that weight is distributed better with this shape.

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