Author name: Dan Timmerman

Why No Pockets?

Generally speaking, pockets are really important for carrying items for quick access and for keeping certain items warm in winter temperatures. However, like most good things, there are appropriate applications for them and inappropriate applications for them. For many mass-market items, weight and performance are minor goals and fashion and convenience take priority. For the …

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My Packs/Bags

I’ve made dozens of packs for myself over the years and keep graduating to further refinement. A few of my primary goals have been bounce-free running performance, back ventilation, and better weight distribution. They are all interrelated but the running aspect is the one that really throws a wrench in the works. With a traditional …

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