I was wondering what experience people have had with the new generation of Podsacs.
Just heard from Pod that some of the original range are set to be discontinued. The iconic Super Teardrop, teardrop and Escape Pod will be no more. Perhaps the other old style packs will be next (Cragsac, Black Ice)
The original Podsacs were all about no compromise materials and bombproof construction. These qualities seem to be less in favour with style, features and weight being the new priorities. The new packs are reviewed well in magazines though.
The sale to equip uk and far east production are changing the type of pack available and the image of the brand. It may be a case of buying one of these original packs whilst you can.
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There seem to be some cases of people damaging their Alpine Podsacs which suggests that they may not be as robust as the original range.
After the POD sellout many of the original packs became lighter. The pre sell out podsacs were amazingly well built, heavier but the build quality of my original cragsac and Xpod seems superior to the podsacs I have bought since the sellout. Both packs remain undamaged and in good condition after over twelve years of use.
The original 1000D Cordura material may be heavier but seems to be tougher than the new variations, thats why POD still use this on all of their cragging sacs as they expect such sacs to take the most abuse.
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