Friction Jack

Friction Jack

California, Oregon, Hawaii.

Friction Jack

Friction Jack wrote a review of on June 28, 2011

5 5

The design of this bag goes against my better reasoning. Turns out my better reasoning was way off. I love this bag. The halves are sewn together with a panel between them, not just a sewn-through seam. With both sides full, it handles and packs like one seem-less sack.

Packing is an art, as we all know. This piece invites fresh creativity into the process. Once you start playing around with it, all kinds of ideas pop up. I use the Large to carry extra clothing. I take a clean set out of one side and stuff my dirty back in. The next change I do the same using the other side.

Quality is tops. Seams, fabric, hardware, finish and feel are all excellent. Even the the brand and size tags serve as a functional feature - as a pull tab making it easier to open the bag. (I assume that was on purpose)

Not a fan of the clown colors but oh well. Not going to dock it a star for that.

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Friction Jack

Friction Jack wrote a review of on June 28, 2011

Works great with the shut off valve
5 5

I recently purchased a Platypus Big Zip, which comes with the shut-off valve already on the hose. This cover can be used with the shut-off valve.

To use the the cover with the shut-off valve, remove the bite valve from the shut-off valve. I twisted back and forth while pulling. It's jammed in there good and looks like one piece so I wasn't sure if it would separate, but it came off without incident.

Next, put the bite vale into the cover as far as it can go. Mine poked out the bottom of the cover by about a millimeter. Then twist/shove the bite valve back onto the shut-off valve. Pushing by the cover was a failure, it simply pushed the cover off the bite valve. Try pushing against the bite valve to push them back on the shut-off valve.

Voila! No more setting the mouth piece down on trail manure.

This is the same mouthpiece included with the Platypus hose insulator. So if you are cheap like me, a walk to the hardware store nets the insulation for a couple bucks.

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