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    How to transport bodyarmor to the top of the hill?

    With ages apparently also some additional protection starts to come in mind (and also becouse a friend of mine had quite a concrete crach at the end of last year). We do more AM/Enduro riding, but still I am thinking how to fix a bodyarmor to my backpack. Does anybody have an idea how to make a transport to the top (but also with FF helmet and some drinks)? Anybody doing that or not?

    I'll see if I'll find any ideas......

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    +1 wear them

    However if you really overheat, most good MTB backpacks will have a helmet holder on the back big enough for a FF.

    I take my elbow pads off and strap to my bars.

    I don't yet wear chest protection, but strap to the pack would be a guess.

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    I sometimes ride to the top of out local dh run. I strap my shin pads to the top tube, wear my armour suit with the kidney strap undone and unzipped, helmet goes on the bars though my Hydrapack Boraccho (sp?) has more than enough room for the FF.

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    Some packs are designed to take armour- I believe the Dakines do. The Deuter Attack does. Some of the Wingnuts can manage it with their external bungee cords (but they're not designed specifically for armour.)

    If you've got a pack already, you might be able to use string (e.g. 4mm climbing cord is perfect) to strap the gear to your pack. Or you could just wrap pads around your handlebars/top tube.

    Or you can use one of these:



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    My Dakine Nomad will hold a full face helmet and has two cinch straps specifically for leg armor. I don't wear arm protection, but if I had some I could fit it in there as well.
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    Throw it in the gondola with you and your bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim311
    My Dakine Nomad will hold a full face helmet and has two cinch straps specifically for leg armor. I don't wear arm protection, but if I had some I could fit it in there as well.
    +1 on the Nomad. I strap the leg armour to the bottom, tuck the arm guards in the XC helmet keeper and attach the full face helmet as well. Surprisingly secure, plus it gives me an excuse to stop at the top of the hill and suit up.

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    I don't have problems transporting FF, legs and arms protection (a lot of backpack can do it). Plus if you have deuter attack also back is OK. The bigger problem is chest...

    That is why I would like to tranport this on to the top http://www.dainese.com/uk_en/multisp...-2-3-neck.html (only withhout neck protector on). The problem is, that the chest is quite on attack, when you fall... So 1 option will be "carry it on to the top of the hill", but this one will be quite "hot" specialy in summer. And the 2 option will be to try to attach it to the back pack with some elastic straps. I just hope, that than it woun't be to difficult to paddal the bike to the top, since to have FF+legs protection+bodyarmor (for arms, back, chest, shoulders)+some drinks .... I'll soon need a Pick-up or gondola

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    My Camelbak Uproar is probably big enough to carry a FF, chest protecter,shin/knee pads and arm/elbow pads with enough room for other things. I cant say this for sure as I've never tried it but it is expandable and has a FF carrying spot, of sorts. Upon inspection of Camelbaks site, it looks like they're not making the Uproar this year. Check with your LBS to see if they could get a clearout one for you. Here's a pic of one.
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    Strap it to the bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim311
    My Dakine Nomad will hold a full face helmet and has two cinch straps specifically for leg armor. I don't wear arm protection, but if I had some I could fit it in there as well.
    +1 on the Nomad.

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    Dakine Apex - made for riding gear, and you have enough room left over to pack a small child. I do like mine for longer rides - I use the Camelback Mule for late afternoon rides. Both are 100oz bladders.


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    Quote Originally Posted by womble

    Or you can use one of these:


    DHing with one of those, you'd probably need the armor!

    Lots of packs can tie on extra gear, my Deuter packs are pretty friendly for extra gear and a few had especially good helmet packing features aside from tie downs. Don't use the armor myself, though.
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    I use a small dirigible, attached to my pack via a length of twine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shark36
    I don't have problems transporting FF, legs and arms protection (a lot of backpack can do it). Plus if you have deuter attack also back is OK. The bigger problem is chest...

    That is why I would like to tranport this on to the top http://www.dainese.com/uk_en/multisp...-2-3-neck.html (only withhout neck protector on). The problem is, that the chest is quite on attack, when you fall... So 1 option will be "carry it on to the top of the hill", but this one will be quite "hot" specialy in summer. And the 2 option will be to try to attach it to the back pack with some elastic straps. I just hope, that than it woun't be to difficult to paddal the bike to the top, since to have FF+legs protection+bodyarmor (for arms, back, chest, shoulders)+some drinks .... I'll soon need a Pick-up or gondola
    Jesus you need a full pressure suit, leg armor, a neck protector, AND food and drinks? Why don't you just move to Whistler and ride the shuttles to the top with a cooler and a duffel bag.
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    another vote for a nomad. It is just a sweet pack anyways.

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    another +1 for the nomad. great pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mk3
    Throw it in the gondola with you and your bike...

    +1

    +1 on the Nomad pack as well

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    +15 for the nomad.

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    Camelbak Mayhem Large main pocket and expandable outer pocket is made for carrying body armor etc. Also lots of straps.

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    Tried it with camelback Mayhem. I fixed the body armor with elastic spider net on the back of the backpack and attached the helmet on it. It was a littel bit heavier to go uphill but without any bigger problems. You will arrive mybe 5-10 minutes latter (on an hour uphill), but at the end, it is not a race uphill So I am almost sure, that it can be done with almost any backpack, if there is motivation

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    Or you can just

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    It's a little spendy, but


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    you could throw a bladder in a regular dakine pack and there you go.

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    I use a CamelBak "The Don" and it has space for full armor and a full face helmet. Great pack and not too bulky or too big.

    Here are the specs for The Don:

    Capacity

    100 oz (3 L)
    Cargo

    1070 CU IN (17.53 L)

    Carry your full-face helmet, armor and more for a full day thrashing the mountain.

    Designed to Carry:

    Full-face Helmet, Body Armor, Goggles, Extra Layers, Lunch, Tools, Pumps, Spare Tubes, Electronics

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    i use a dakine drafter. i usually just wear all the crap but one of out trails starts with a nasty long hike-a-bike. i put the gloves inside the elbow pads....the elbow pads inside the knee pads...and then the whole bundle goes in the little helmet pouch on the pack and is held in with the straps. helmet just hangs off the back.

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    Dude looks like he's ready for a night out on the town, probably heading to Ramrod.
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    Exactly my brunch outfit. Wow!

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