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#2432105 - 06/30/11 11:52 AM Summit accessory bags
TJS209
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Does anyone use them and if so do you still carry a backpack? I'm considering buying some if I don't have to carry a backpack anymore. If you do use them how does it pack with the stand with all your gear in them? Thanks
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#2432147 - 06/30/11 12:33 PM Re: Summit accessory bags [Re: TJS209]
stik
"Popcorn"
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i have one on my stand to keep oft used items(camera,spare release...) handy. i still carry a backpack.
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#2432168 - 06/30/11 12:46 PM Re: Summit accessory bags [Re: stik]
Baxter83
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I have the small ones that hang off either side of the top rail. I still strap my backpack onto my stand though.
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#2432197 - 06/30/11 01:26 PM Re: Summit accessory bags [Re: ]
Baxter83
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The way my upper and lower sections cradle each other when you put them together to carry on your back the brace that goes against the tree forms kindof a shelf on the bottom of the back side that I sit my backpack down in and I just strap it on with a bunjee cord..
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#2432282 - 06/30/11 03:22 PM Re: Summit accessory bags [Re: Baxter83]
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I haven't carried a climber around in a good while, but I used to just put on my pack and then put the climber over it. It never was a big deal or uncomfortable.
I used a pretty small pack without a frame.
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#2432622 - 07/01/11 12:19 AM Re: Summit accessory bags [Re: Poser]
stik
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i just put the shoulder straps of the pack over the corners of the platform of the stand.i have padded straps on the stand. they make a world of difference for the heavier stands. my #1 stand is a OLD summit pre-cable signature(i think) series. been a lot of deer killed out of that stand over the last 15 or so years.
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#2432777 - 07/01/11 08:12 AM Re: Summit accessory bags [Re: stik]
DOC1187
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i tried them didnt like them cause they flop around while carrying just clip your fanny pack when done climbing
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#2434256 - 07/03/11 01:52 PM Re: Summit accessory bags [Re: DOC1187]
jakeway
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I always put the stuff I need quick access to in a fanny pack that I wear in front as a belly pack. It's a lot easier to get to than the side bags; they seemed to swivel away from me so I needed one hand to hold it and the other to un-zip it. The belly pack is right in front, so I can get at it with one hand and don't have to twist to one side. In cold weather I also use a small backpack which I carry in the climbing stand as Baxter described.
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#2434963 - 07/04/11 12:54 PM Re: Summit accessory bags [Re: jakeway]
BMan
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 Originally Posted By: jakeway
I always put the stuff I need quick access to in a fanny pack that I wear in front as a belly pack. It's a lot easier to get to than the side bags; they seemed to swivel away from me so I needed one hand to hold it and the other to un-zip it. The belly pack is right in front, so I can get at it with one hand and don't have to twist to one side. In cold weather I also use a small backpack which I carry in the climbing stand as Baxter described.

I used to do the fanny/belly pack also, but now just use a hand muff; lets me keep everything right there, and allows me to keep my hands warm with lighter gloves.
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#2439312 - 07/08/11 04:45 PM Re: Summit accessory bags [Re: BMan]
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My buddies make fun of me but I have 2 of the pockets on either side of my stand and one small one in the front for my pull ropes. I keep my calls, scent killer spray bottle and book in the pockets. I also bring a small back pack which I bunge to the stand to carry in. I keep a plastic bag in the back pack and always change shirts once I get up in the stand in the early seaon or change at the bottom in the winter. to bulky to change after climbing with a bunch of cloths on.
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