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Kite Backpack for Downwinder and long sessions?

Postby Kiter_from_Germany » Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:21 pm

Hi,
does anyone know a backpack for kitesurfing (on the water) itself?
Should be pretty flat (bottle of water) short enough for not interacting with the harness, perhaps with a watersealed part for money and cellular?

Looking for an idea dont find anything

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Re: Kite Backpack for Downwinder and long sessions?

Postby galewarning » Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:57 pm

I'm also in the market and considering the DaKine 10L Mission [roll top] waist pack.

https://www.dakine.com/collections/surf ... l-backpack

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Re: Kite Backpack for Downwinder and long sessions?

Postby ieism » Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:03 pm

Sea to Summit has a watertight daypack that I've used kiting. It folds up pretty small and I've used it on the water before. Im not sure how well it would cope with big crashes, but for normal riding it will keep your stuff dry.
Its sylnylon, so doesnt absorb much water either.
https://seatosummit.com/product/ultra-sil™-dry-daypack/

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Re: Kite Backpack for Downwinder and long sessions?

Postby Qiter » Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:39 pm

I would recommend a normal running backpack and then some watertight packings inside for the stuff you need to keep dry. Advantage of these running backpacks is that they fit well for sports, have usually camelbag drinking options and a number of easily reachable pockets for all the small stuff you might need during your journey.

I use this one: https://global.uswe-sports.com/pace-12- ... ultraflask has done countless downwinders, survived crashes and stores enough material..

Tip: If you want to be absolutely sure you dont lose anything, wear a rashvest over the backpack.

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Re: Kite Backpack for Downwinder and long sessions?

Postby Da Yoda » Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:59 pm

Source makes an innovative H2O waist pack called the Hipster. I've seen it worn over (draped over) a waist harness and it looked like a nice set-up. The shoulder straps offer stability of a backpack, but without the bulk. Since it attaches to both your waist and shoulders, it reduces the chance of loss in a crash. You can also attach an additional safety knife to the waist or shoulder straps on the pack.
Just put your essentials in a small dry bag or ziplock, stash in the pack, fill up the bladder or carry a bottle, and you're good to go! :thumb:

https://sourceoutdoor.com/en/hydration- ... ation-belt

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Re: Kite Backpack for Downwinder and long sessions?

Postby Dave_5280 » Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:25 pm

I prefer the zip lock tops over the roll tops because they are easier and quicker to get into.

Dakine has waterproof backpacks. https://www.dakine.com/collections/surf-backpacks

You might look at scuba dealers and kayak dealers gear also. https://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-76/118 ... k-Bag.html

Niteize has smaller zip bags. https://www.niteize.com/collection/runo ... -cases.asp

Pack by a survival gear company. Some of these are made to float people in water like floods. https://unchartedsupplyco.com/collectio ... -pro-shell

Swim - https://www.swimoutlet.com/swim-backpacks-c10051/

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Re: Kite Backpack for Downwinder and long sessions?

Postby Kiter_from_Germany » Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:59 am

Qiter wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:39 pm
I would recommend a normal running backpack and then some watertight packings inside for the stuff you need to keep dry. Advantage of these running backpacks is that they fit well for sports, have usually camelbag drinking options and a number of easily reachable pockets for all the small stuff you might need during your journey.
polo
I use this one: https://global.uswe-sports.com/pace-12- ... ultraflask has done countless downwinders, survived crashes and stores enough material..

Tip: If you want to be absolutely sure you dont lose anything, wear a rashvest over the backpack.
thank you all.
Seems that there is no designed product special for this purpose on the market.
But the good ideas here will help.

For a design consideration I would suggest to combine it with an impact vest (having water and sealed storage) and a neck cushion to carry a foilboard perpendicular... perhaps I stich one from your proposal of running bpack... :naughty:

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Re: Kite Backpack for Downwinder and long sessions?

Postby Breze » Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:15 am

Something like this? https://www.forward-wip.com/de/4-50n-impact-vest.html , many options to store things with impact protection and 50N float.

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Re: Kite Backpack for Downwinder and long sessions?

Postby Kiter_from_Germany » Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:43 am

Breze wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:15 am
Something like this? https://www.forward-wip.com/de/4-50n-impact-vest.html , many options to store things with impact protection and 50N float.
This is cool...

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Re: Kite Backpack for Downwinder and long sessions?

Postby szert » Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:52 pm

Some of these might work although not convinced enough to try :
https://www.drybags.co.uk/

Eg. This is almost what I'm looking for but it's too big and seems to be too much down on my lower back.
https://www.drybags.co.uk/products/wild-swim-bag

UPDATE: ended up with this running vest: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07R13YR9C
plus a waterproof bag set: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07Q563KHK


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