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    So does a bear canister with 8-10 days food fit in the 'suitable for a PCT hike' pack? If so - vertical or horizontal?

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    Why don't they make their lightweight kit pack down into its own pocket instead of a stuffsac. Something else to carry and easily lose. Just seems a no brainer to me to include this feature

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    You have to a pocket which is both large enough and positioned appropiately. Some of their lightest things don't even have pockets......

    Also you'll often want to put stuff it an a dry bag in your sack anyway when can stuff it loose. The same if you're in a rucksack side pocket or some such. Ok yes packing into a pocket can make that somewhat easier in some cases. Still certain obvious drawbacks unless the pocket is waterproof.

    So not totally obvious how much it is worth

    Having said all that I must admit to being happy that my lightweight waterproof packs into its (very much non waterproof!) pocket so I can strap it to the bungy on the outside of my rucksack. I can live with the unsurprising consequences.

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    Coopsy, main reason is that a double-zip is a point likely to break, leading to a greater number of recalls. People will generally return a jacket if the pocket zip goes, though they won't if a £1 stuffsack gets knackered. Best of all is to stuff a jacket into its own sleeve or hood.


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    Mr Fuller in theory that could happen but from experience of kit that does pack into pockets i.e haglofs barriers and lowe alpine rush i have never had a zip bust tbh. It's just the conveniece/practicality of it is a great feature for me anyway. But i understand what your saying

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    I prefer my waterproofs loosely stuffed in an outside mesh pocket, so they are ready to be used. Stuffing into a pocket would just be more 'fiddle factor' for me.

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