-Pods fall out good............
-.....But they take LOTS of effort to get in
I had been waiting on this pack to be released for a while and I was so happy when I found it on AV last week. It just arrived yesterday and I pulled it right out and started looking it over. It is put together very nicely, appears to be very sturdy and well built.
So I undid the straps and put it on, and I could not believe how comfortable it was to wear!! The cushions on it made it very easy on my back. It fits like a glove, it will not go anywhere while you are running, sliding, etc.
Now let us move onto what I didnt like. I pulled my Dye Locklids out of the closet (the pods that are MADE for this pack mind you) and put one in. I pulled the strap around and low and behold it doesnt come around far enough to close the slot. I think to myself, that is ok, its an ejection harness, its made to push out. All I need to do is push the pod up in there a little bit. It literally takes me both hands and at least 1 foot to get a pod in these slots. lol
I have used ejection harnesses before, but none have been so friggin hard to load before. Removing the pods is quite easy, they dont "fall" out like other harnesses, they slide right out and slide right back in. But is you wanna close the slot, that is another story.
Perhaps I am doing something wrong, but I dont know how I can misuse a harness lol If someone else has more insight, suggestions, or questions, feel free to post comments and I will answer.
UPDATE 3/4/08: I have now emailed Dye THREE times about this problem with their pack, being very polite and even including pictures of what it looks like on their site, and what it looks like in real life. I have received not one return email from them. I still have quite a lot of difficultly loading Locklids into the pack.
UPDATE 3/28/08: AV wanted a restocking fee so I decided to hold onto it and possibly sell it on the nation. While I waited I loaded pods into the harness and kept them in there for about a week. This seems to have loosened it a little. It still takes some effort to load and its not very easy to reload while its on your back, but there is a definite improvement.
For the amount of effort needed to load & close the slots, I give this an 8. I can close it while its on my back, but it takes 2 hands and more effort than it should. Other than that it is a very nice product. Why would they spend so much time/research/money on this "super pack" and not make it easy to LOAD lol That seems like an important issue to me.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, March 28th, 2008 at 5:38 am PST
quote:Originally posted by oho(Fin) I don't have any problems with this harness. I do use my both hands to but those lock lids in but the harness is on my back and its not even hard. Only thing I can say is "get some muscles". ;)
Hahaha Perhaps I got a bad one. But I emailed Dye 4 times now, and even called them 3 times only to be constantly routed and put on hold. So I returned it to AV and bought something else. lol This was just my personal experiences with the harness.
that does sound about right- the resistance on the attack pack is about the same.
However, keep in mind that these were designed as a super pack for tournament speed ball. The pods would be loaded in the pit between games, ejected at lightning speed when needed, and then dropped on the field. The pack isn't designed to be loaded on-field.