dealsmountainsmith day lumbar pack (new) for $34.99

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Oh, I'm a lumber pack and I'm ok.
I strap on tight to be worn all day.

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These are GREAT for day hiking, or side hikes on backpacking treks.

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@bsmith1: Lumber pack? HAH! I bet you couldn't even fit one good log in there

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These things pop up on woot-offs for $20.00

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@jai151: Ah, dang it! Too late to edit now... :(

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@jb3301: Well, the Mountainsmith Lumbar packs have shown up in the past 2 woot offs, but not this model. Only the Swift II sold for $20. The rest were around $30.

Also, Moofi is another Woot site.

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@jb3301: I did a quick search and didn't find the "Mountainsmith Day Lumbar Pack" on the main woot site anywhere. Do you have a link to a previous sale?

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This is the first time this model has run on any Woot site.

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@thefenst: Similar maybe, but not the same. Nice try, though! :P
It still stands that THESE have not shown up in a woot off.

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@bsmith1: ... Also, this (seems) to be bigger or higher capacity (854 cu in) than the others sold previously. For example, the Mountainsmith Tour Lumbar Pack had a capacity of 488 cu in.

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I can't actually tell how these are worn. Are they just an extra-large fanny pack, with the additional enhancement of not being named using a word that makes folks in the UK giggle into their Guinness?

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@robertb: This is something totally different. As the name indicates, this is worn in the "lumbar" area of the body, whereas a fanny pack is worn on your ass (can I say that on Woot?).

Yes... Basically is a H-U-G-E Fanny Pack, by other name.

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I picked one of these up today. It also has a shoulder strap. I think this will be very handy as a carry on bag for flights. I also had a coupon from @jumbowoot (thanks!) so no shipping fee!

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I explore caves with a gentleman who uses this as a caving pack. It's sufficiently water resistant as to fend off rain (or heavy cave dripping) or survive a quick dunk (or crawl through a subterranean stream), and while the fabric could be stronger by underground expedition standards (we regularly make caving packs from 1000d fabric, this is 450d) it is still quite tough.

Accommodates smaller bicycle style contoured water bottles; not so good with the larger Nalgene, etc. brand liter camping water bottles.

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These are great packs for hauling a notebook and lunch to and from work. They also work well for hauling a bit of gear on a bicycle while letting your upper back breathe freely. The waist strap is wide and comfortable, and there is a substantial pad between your butt and the bag. I've got about a 33" waist and the strap tightens all the way when I cinch it down so there's lots of room for you bigger folks. Listing says the strappette is optional, but one poster says it's included. This is my second MS Daypack. The first lasted 20 years and many, MANY miles of hiking, biking and daily work use. They make good equipment. Look for more photos/reviews at EMS or something...

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@n0wh3r3man: "...whereas a fanny pack is worn on your ass (can I say that on Woot?)."
That's gotta be one small donkey.

But seriosuly: [url=http://www.mountainsmith.com/products.asp?productId=22&categoryId=42&subCategoryId=0&subCategory2Id=0]Product Page[/url]

My experience with these is that they inevitably wind up squeezing your gut to the point where you can't stand it anymore. The product page shows some sort of optional shoulder strap attachment which would solve that, but you're probably better off getting an ordinary small backpack instead.

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In a hurry ... no time to check the other posts: if this has already been posted, here's a useful video link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_-9B4B53gs

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Oh, and we've had GREAT luck with Mountainsmith products - wheeled luggage, briefcases, etc. - though Lowe is still our favorite for QPR in backpacks and day packs.

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I received mine today! Awesome pack. It helps to stabilize the pack using the detachable shoulder strap as a second wrap around while it's in phanny mode!