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Woolycardie

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Julia Bradbury's (waterproof?) Backpack
« on: 19:39:17, 22/02/16 »
Having just watched 'Best Walks with a View with Julia Burdbury', I was wondering what sort of backpack she was using. On a little investigation I think I have found the item. The backpack appears to be one found on this website http://www.over-board.co.uk/backpacks/waterproof-backpacks.html

Getting one of these would eliminate having to wrap up everything inside in plastic bags, or using a
waterproof cover which I find flaps around in the wind.
Has anyone on the Forum used one? I'd be interested to have your comments.

Also, I think the programme itself could easily be a lot longer, if you take out all the adverts it only lasted just over 20 minutes.

NeilC

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Re: Julia Bradbury's (waterproof?) Backpack
« Reply #1 on: 20:06:11, 22/02/16 »
Could be good for a day bag I reckon. Not so good for overnighters where stuff gets wet anyway and then goes in the bag. But their sizes are aimed at day bags anyway

Owen

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Re: Julia Bradbury's (waterproof?) Backpack
« Reply #2 on: 20:54:55, 22/02/16 »
The backpack appears to be one found on this website http://www.over-board.co.uk/backpacks/waterproof-backpacks.html





These are a bit cheaper, http://www.ewetsuits.com/acatalog/Dry-Boxes-dry-bags-uk.html#a778 I use a lot of their dry bags when kayaking there very good.

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Re: Julia Bradbury's (waterproof?) Backpack
« Reply #3 on: 02:46:57, 23/02/16 »
Watch channel was it on i missed it would like to see it on catch up.

Highs and Lows

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Re: Julia Bradbury's (waterproof?) Backpack
« Reply #4 on: 02:51:38, 23/02/16 »
ITV, last friday
I didn't find the mountains - the mountains found me

https://www.flickr.com/photos/some_photos_by_jim

Lazar

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Re: Julia Bradbury's (waterproof?) Backpack
« Reply #5 on: 03:40:59, 23/02/16 »
Didnt think i would get a reply this early in the morning. Thanks

Woolycardie

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Re: Julia Bradbury's (waterproof?) Backpack
« Reply #6 on: 19:40:01, 23/02/16 »
Thanks  O0
 I thought there must be other websites with 'proper' waterproof gear and probably would have missed this one Owen, by not putting in specific terms in my search engine.

Cairncamper

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Re: Julia Bradbury's (waterproof?) Backpack
« Reply #7 on: 20:04:03, 23/02/16 »
I don't understand the massive lack of proper waterproof hiking packs.


Mountain hardware do a good climbing pack called the scrambler OutDry but you can't dunk it in water like the Overboard and Aquapac bags.


I've thought about getting an Aquapac one because of the massive 2 litre bottle pockets.


Here's the mountain hardware one.


I've tried it on and it's quite comfy and well made.


http://www.snowandrock.com/mountain%20hardwear%20scrambler%2030%20outdry//ski-snowboard-outdoor-sports/fcp-product/68087





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Re: Julia Bradbury's (waterproof?) Backpack
« Reply #8 on: 22:10:23, 23/02/16 »
We have a Snow and Rock near us, expensive I think! I bought an Exos 48 recently, 120 in S & R, 80 from an on line shop! I have been told that they will match an online price but have not tried to do it with them yet.

Would your choice show up cheaper on line?

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Re: Julia Bradbury's (waterproof?) Backpack
« Reply #9 on: 12:16:23, 02/03/16 »
Alpkit Gourdon. I have the 30l but it comes in 20 and 25 too, cheap as chips!!!

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Re: Julia Bradbury's (waterproof?) Backpack
« Reply #10 on: 15:49:56, 02/03/16 »
The problem with water proof sacks is that they are harder to make due to the seams requiring to be taped, so tend to be more expensive, and they go against the trend for ever more so lightweight sacks as they are heavier.

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Re: Julia Bradbury's (waterproof?) Backpack
« Reply #11 on: 17:28:23, 02/03/16 »
I don't know what is used on Ms B's rucksack, but I must comment that my waterproof (allegedly) camera case has a waterproof (allegedly) zip around it, and this is much stiffer to do up or undo than a conventional zip.

I use the word allegedly because I still don't know how waterproof it is, or isn't. In the 18 months I've had it, I have miraculously avoided being out in a real soaker, and when that time does come I have a plastic bag folded in the case ready to wrap the camera in, because I'm not taking any chances.