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Offline Cycler

Panniers transforming into backpacks
« on: September 17, 2006, 07:44:38 pm »
Am considering a tour in Alaska and would like to be able to do a couple of hikes and was wondering if anyone has any experience with panniers which can be used as backpacks. Ideally the backpack should be larger than just a daypack.
Thoughts appreciated


Offline John Nettles

Panniers transforming into backpacks
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2006, 03:44:14 pm »
Try contact Robert Beckman at Beckman Panniers in Oregon.  He may have changed his company name however.  He custom makes every pack and back in '89 I had him do his first conversion of adding straps to a tandem rear pack for use as a day pack.  He does HIGH quality work, is brilliant in his solutions to problems, and would probably be the only one who could accomplish this.  Forewarned, he is not cheap but his equipment will last a lifetime.


Happy trails and may the wind be at your back!

TulsaJohn

Offline Badger

Panniers transforming into backpacks
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2006, 07:35:06 pm »
Take a look at the Nashbar sight they have one in there pannier section.Price was about $50.