New gear: MEC Brio 40


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I got a new pack today: a MEC Brio 40, intended to serve as an intermediate option between my day pack and my 60L+ expedition pack. To test it out, I filled it with gear and several litres of water (meant to serve as a simulation for camping gear still in Vancouver) and walked up through Gatineau Park, around the Lac des Fees, and back home.

Walking through several feet of snow (as I was for most of the northward leg) is certainly quite tiring. So far, I am pleased with the pack. It is much less awkward than my big pack, but a lot more capacious than my day pack. Two people with Brio 40s could probably carry a small tent, light sleeping bags, clothes, a stove and enough food for a weekend. It should also be good for urban travel, though it is too small to carry a daypack inside and a bit too large to use as a convenient daypack in and of itself.

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Emily April 14, 2008 at 1:55 am

‘Tis a fine looking backpack, to be sure!

Milan April 14, 2008 at 10:23 am

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