How does the
Packa do it?
The Packa combines the benefits of a rain jacket/pack cover and poncho and eliminates the drawbacks of each. The Packa is placed on the pack as a pack-cover at first and the jacket section is donned when needed without removing your pack. Huge pit vents, pocket, and dual separating front zipper all function properly and efficiently because they are not under your backpack's shoulder straps, sternum strap and waist belt. The Packa is worn over your backpack rather than under it. This creates the airspace needed for proper ventilation. Once there is airspace, then the large ventilation zips are able to successfully make the exchange of heated and cool air. Breathable fabrics are able to operate as well.
The nylon Packas (33 Denier Sil/Pu coated nylon and 20 Denier Sil/Pu coated nylon) are available in five sizes: Small/Medium/Large and MediumX/LargeX. The 33d Packas are $122.50 + $7.50 shipping. The 20d Packas are $142.50 + $7.50 shipping.
Unless you are a very large person, sizing for the Packa really only depends on your height and packsize. The Packa is made very large in the jacket part to aid in air circulation. The small is best for people 5'7 and below. Medium for 5'8 to 6'. Large for above 6'. Backpacks with a volume of 4000ci or 65 liters work best with the small, medium, or large Packa. Above 4000ci or 65 liters require the "x" size.
The Medium size is my former “one size fits all” size. I tried to hit the middle of the road with the Medium to accomodate “most” long distance hikers regarding body size and pack size. Draw strings on the bottom hem, sleeves, and hood allow hikers to cinch the Packa down and adjust the fit.
The sleeve length from hood seam to the end of the sleeve is 30 inches for the Small, 32 inches for the Medium and 34 inches for the Large.
The length of the jacket from bottom of the hood along the front zipper to the bottom of the jacket is 34 inches the Small, 36 inches for the Medium and 38 inches for the Large.
The girth of the jacket along the drawstring at the bottom hem of the jacket 56 inches the Small, 60 inches for the Medium and 64 inches for the Large.
The Small/Medium/Large Packas have the same packcover size at around 4000 ci or 65 liters. The packcover dimensions are roughly about 9 inches deep by 12 inches wide by 29 inches tall. The packcover also has 3 inch pleats on both sides at both the top and bottom increasing the volume beyond simply 9 x 12 x 29.
The MediumX and LargeX sizes have the same jacket size as the regular Medium and Large Packa, but have slightly larger packcovers– up to about 5000 ci or 80 liters. Size Small is not available with the “X” size packcover. The packcover dimensions for the “X” size Packas are about 11 inches deep by 12 inches wide by 32 inches tall. The “X” size packcovers also have the 3 inch pleats that increase volume.
The eVent Packas are only available in the Small, Medium, and Large sizes. The eVent Packas have the same dimensions as the nylon Packas above. The eVent Packa is NOT available in MediumX and LargeX. The eVent Packa weighs about 16 oz. for the Small, 17 oz. for the Medium, and 18 oz. for the Large. Only the jacket part is made with eVent material–the packcover part is the 33D nylon fabric used in the regular Packa. The eVent Packa only comes in dark olive. The cost for the eVent Packa is $260.00 + $10.00 shipping for the US and $42.50 shipping for International orders
Best hiker videos eva!! Funny, smart and informative atb Shug! Keep em comin’... quick question, you live in MN but where are you from originally? Forgive me but I don’t get a Minnesota accent from you but a little southern (ofc that could be your play that you do) ok well new sub and iove what you do! Thx so much and for sharing! Have a great day...blessings.
Heya Shug, thanks for the video. The Packa looks really good. Does water pool in the area between your neck and the pack? That little square piece of plastic you carry sure sees a lot of use :) Cheerio!
i got a fix for you cold nights in the Hammock take copper tubing put around
the fire then heat tubeing like in a cpu water cooler run it to a water can then to the hammock butt worm all night my two bits save on the bulk in the back
The Packa pack a peck a packing. You also put pounds a pennies to procure the pricey Packa. So, probably put off purchasing a Packa cause I lacka the scratcha. It's the ol' hole in the Hefty for this lefty. But it's a lovely garment. Che Bella, Ciao
It's a great piece of gear if you plan on doing a lot of hiking. If you're a car camper, or plan on hiking in and staying in an area for a while it might not be the most practical purchase. If I were doing anything where I would be spending my days primarily walking on a trail, this little beaut is a no-brainer. The Packa is one of those pieces of gear that make trail life a little better.
Discovered this a few months ago. He's been making these things a long time but it seemed like not many folks knew about him. Glad to see this featured here. It's a great design specifically for backpackers that solves a lot of problems with other systems.
Nice. I have been thinking of getting something like that. I sweat like crazy in my expensive gor-tex jacket in warm weather rain. I often decide to just get wet and put on dry clothes and rain gear at camp.
You could put the handles of your hiking poles in your hip pockets, the tips of the poles out the sleeves and turn your Packa into a personal hang glider for a quick flight down Linville Gorge! I'm sure it's covered by the manufacturer. right?
I like it . The fact that you can literally take it off but still leave it covering the pack is good and so much easier than having to take off the pack to get a rain jacket out of the pack pocket. Personally I think I would use that big mesh pocket for holding a tarp, then you could hang the tarp all without removing the pack at all. Very clever idea and less likely to lose your pack cover if it is also your jacket.
Purchased the packa and the ULA rain kilt about a year ago. Really pleased with both. I am an old bushcrafter and decided I wanted to go light for a change. Most of my purchases have been at your recommendation and you havent steered me wrong yet! Thanks for the video!
If you think that material cost $40 you is cray cray. Anyhow, I didn't say it didn't work right, I was interested until I saw the price, no way I pay $120 for a small, thin nylon tarp that's way oversized and bulky. I like the concept- no gap between the pack and you body therefore the pack is dry all the way around. $50 and I might be a player, not $120.
Well Howdy Shug ! My name is Jerry Propst from Gastonia NC you know where that is ! I love your Vids Always good for a Smile ;-) ! Im 58 and Im telling you I admire your Physical ability to do the Gorge . I pretty much grew up camping on Wilson Creek on Brown Mtn. but I nexer really backpacked (Unfotunatley) . I was in troop 30 at Olney Presbyterian in Gastonia during the 70's loved it and miss all the guys . Ill send You an IM on computer later ! Keep on Keeping On ! Jerry
So enjoyable to watch and that is a great cover. I'm disappointed I bouught one of your t-shirts and wear it in high public areas and still did not encounter another shug fan. But I know they are out there. Just a matter of time until I meet someone who enjoys your videos as much as me. I'm sure we'll become instead best friends. Thanks
What I like most about the packa is its multi-use features. Definitely made with the backpacker in mind while on the move.
As any camper knows, you're gonna get a little damp out there : )
It's called overhead expense. The material alone probably costs more than $40, It's also complex and labor intensive and made in the USA with workmanship pride characteristic of domestic cottage industry.
Have to agree. I really like the idea of being able to, essentially, put your rain jacket on or take it off as you walk. Without having to take off your pack. For those days where is starts and stops raining every half hour.
So I bet all the folks who do t like the price of the Packa have no problem spending $150 on a tarp or $60+ on a hammock. Both of which are basically fabric sewn into a square shape.... I have a packa, yes they are pricey, but completely worth the money in my opinion. I have never had a better rain coat option for backpacking.
Your videos are awesome, really like watching them. The Packa looks very versatile and I will probably get one. It's the difference in being wet or dry in the woods with versatility and pit vents lol. Thanks again for your time and videos.
An oldie yet a goodie!
Years ago, I bought an eVent packa second-hand from a nice fella at hammockforums. It really...elevated my perspective! I liked the "jacket-like" feel of the eVent (although heavier vs. Silnylon) and it continues to deliver me comfy hikes here in Coffee Crispanada. Good people, good product. Keep preachin' the powers of the piney woods Shug!
I have a packa and have used it like 3 times. I have a few concerns. It is a bit tight trying to go around my AG 65. Material is really thin and I have already gotten a few snags in it. So still trying to make up my mind about it. But thinking good idea just not very practical for me. But this video helps a lot.
Todays Random Latinas Archives Porn List Jean Skirt Latina Teen Toys Outside This cute girl strips off skirt and panties to toy her pussy and ass. Lingerie Latina Strips Naked Out by the pool Leslie slips off her cute teddy to show us her figure. Huge Boobs Latin BBW Nice woman from Guatemala exposing her very plump breasts. South American Cutie Diddles Sofia has a sweet tight ass and little tits with tan lines on them. Tanlines Latin Girl Posing Stripping off lingerie to open up her fine pink pussy while still in stockings. Wicked Pussy Masturbation Sexy Latin flavour Shay uses a vibrator to get herself off in these masturbation videos. Brown Eyes South American Sucking Dick Latina chick from Miami taking cock in her mouth. Tan Lines Latin Babe In The Kitchen In heels she slips out of her striped dress to show us everything. Horny Latin Teens 2 Clip Sucking dick on the tennis court then fucking back at the house. Marisa Ramirez Naked From doing soaps early in her career to baring it all on Spartacus. Hot Latina Showing Small breasts and spicey pussy revealed on this delicious young babe.
Arousing Bella In Lingerie Lovely raven haired Latina in sexy blue lingerie on a web show. Curvy Bikini Latina Out By The Pool Tasty lady slowly removing her two piece swimsuit for us. Petite Teen Big Dildo Latin girl with a fat sex toy trying to squeeze it in her tight pussy. Fingered And Licked Latin Girl Laying back on the bed a man diddles her twat and asshole before tasting. Petite Latina Jinx Maze Lusty young babe gets naked in the bath tub and uses a big head vibrator. Hot Latina Sex With A Beauty Arousing gal sucks him hard so he can go balls deep in shaved pussy. Petite Latina Masturbation Video Laying back on the bed Camila lets her red painted nails diddle her twat. Tasty Star From Spain Amarna Miller teasing and flashing her bits while in an RV in California. Scene from Party In America NURU masseuse Sophia Leone takes care of Marcus real well. Hot Latina Babe Sexy bod that has big firm breasts and shaven taco box looking so damn tasty. Petite Latina Sex Hot babe Ria Rodriguez gets taken from behind before riding him good. Pigtails Latina Cheerleader Strips To Masturbate Petite sweetie outside stripping her uniform to please herself. Silvana And Claire Out in the backyard these two Latinas slowly start to get naked. Young Mexican Pussy 19 yr old sweetheart Maria is wearing boots while exposing tiny tits and part furry bush. Latina Pear From Miami In the bedroom slowly exposing her soft tits and belly in pics. Mexican Girl Pantie Teases Sweet young lady in her underwear showing off her ass and crotch. Larger Natural Breasts Latin Babe In her shorts Natalia pulls back her blouse releasing her lusty boobs.