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kris milner

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XP back pack my review by a cyclist
« on: October 23, 2020, 09:14 am »
When the xp back pack was launched i thought at that price it will be a challenge to sell it . Then lock down came along and my club digs stopped as i use to drive around a hour to get to them so i was left in a situation where i had to look closer to home to get a permission . So i got on my bike and went door knocking and had success about 2 mile away from home parking was awkward but i had easy access on my bike this is where the xp back pack comes in it was a impulse buy but i did it and what a good decision it was i can put all my gear and more in it the build quality is 100% and the design is first class you cannot use all the pockets as there are too many when riding my bike to permissions it fits snuggly i can recommend this back pack if you see a cyclist in yorkshire with a xp back pack give me a toot .... ps its a electric bike so i don't hang around  ;D
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Re: XP back pack my review by a cyclist
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2020, 03:40 pm »
Good to hear the positive review and that it is working for you. Not surprised on quality of product, XP equipment I have found everything is, apart from delicate pins on coil charger, but that's a minor point. Happy hunting and well done on getting a permission close to home!
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Re: XP back pack my review by a cyclist
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2020, 06:16 pm »
Ive now got the finds bag this is all well made good gear you get what you pay for
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Re: XP back pack my review by a cyclist
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2020, 08:32 pm »
I've been tempted but my way of travelling and detecting can't justify it.  But it does look excellent.
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Re: XP back pack my review by a cyclist
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2020, 09:41 pm »
Kris, I don't bike to sites but I do hike to sites. In your opinion will it hold two coils, tools, lunch, a bottle of water and a thermos of coffee, and some rain gear ?

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Re: XP back pack my review by a cyclist
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2020, 08:30 am »
This backpack has endless pockets and zips if i have to walk a long way at dig sites i would get all i need in it inc food and drink and waterproofs and most off all its padded so is very comfy to wear xp have put a lot of thought into this backpack it even gives you a small motif to let you know what goes where in each compartment i give it 5 stars as for the finds bag i have just attached it and theres a bit to attach the pin-pointer holder  to it just need this covid carry on to go then i can get some club digs in as its a bit lonely on my permission as the land owner will only let me on ....
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Re: XP back pack my review by a cyclist
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2020, 04:58 pm »
Thanks Kris. I think it would make a great Christmas gift.....for me. I'll start dropping hints.  ;D

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Re: XP back pack my review by a cyclist
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2020, 05:44 pm »
Kris, what's the weight of the bag like on it's own please?, I notice it's fairly sturdy material?

Lodge - if you want to know how much can fit in then watch this, although of course the more you pack, the more you have to carry  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGtvF7Y0F2o
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Re: XP back pack my review by a cyclist
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2020, 06:15 pm »
keith67 because its a good fit the weight feels like just the contents you put in . It fits very well and is comfortable . On its own its hardly noticeable  check out youtube
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Re: XP back pack my review by a cyclist
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2020, 11:55 pm »
Watched that video Keith. He just kept on pulling stuff out of that pack. Looks like a great pack for my winter detecting kit.

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Re: XP back pack my review by a cyclist
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2020, 11:21 am »
keith67 because its a good fit the weight feels like just the contents you put in . It fits very well and is comfortable . On its own its hardly noticeable  check out youtube


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Re: XP back pack my review by a cyclist
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2020, 01:51 am »
I could not wait for Christmas and bought myself the XP backpack. Kris, I couldn't agree with you more. It really is a well made and well designed pack. Easily held all my gear....and in an organized manner. I carry a lot extra gear when I am by myself out in the woods in the cold weather just to be safe. But today was unseasonable warm. The backpack has pads so it doesn't hug your back and helps you stay cool. The finds pouch that came with it is a nice addition. Attached it to the backpack and stuck my pinpointer in it while detecting, and my water bottle in it when I was hiking out.

I didn't pay full price because I had some money left on a gift card at my local metal detecting shop, but even at full price I would definitely consider it good purchase.

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Re: XP back pack my review by a cyclist
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2020, 07:40 am »
lodge Scent glad your happy i agree the padding keeps you cool i think its well worth the money and will last a lot of years to come now we need lock down out of the way so we can get some real use out of it .. enjoy
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Re: XP back pack my review by a cyclist
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2021, 02:58 pm »
Can you tell me how heavy the back pack is, as I'm only short.

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Re: XP back pack my review by a cyclist
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2021, 02:35 am »
Tangorory, it weighs about 3.3 kilograms. It's frameless. I am still loving mine.

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