Guide Pack
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Guide Pack by Cooke Custom Sewing (CCS)

Guide Pack

Product Description

The Guide pack will take as much gear as you can carry. The Hybrid series takes the utility of a traditional canoeing pack and then incorporates all the best comfort features of a backpacking style pack including: a padded foam back, contoured shoulder straps with a sternum strap, a padded hip belt, and load lifters on the shoulder straps and hip belt to snug the load close to your body. Extra grab loops make it easy to lift in and out of a canoe. Comes in three sizes to fit your tripping style. Short torso models are also available.

Product Details

Approx. Price:
$319.00 (Click to View Price Changes and Options)
Cooke Custom Sewing (CCS)

Reviews for Guide Pack

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distinguished member(3437)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
04/02/2010 08:46AM
Like all CCS products it performs beyond expectations. We have 2 of these Hybrid Guide packs and fit all clothing ,sleeping bags and pads,and extra shoes ,rain gear and 2 tents for 4 big guys in theses 2 packs. Be carefull because you can fit more than you can carry in these.
A word about sizing. CCS uses actual L x W x H(without the optional stuff collar) when he calculates capacity. Others use some other "new math" method of pouring beans or corn into the packs then pouring them out then cruching the numbers. Do your own math, the others dont add up.
A great product from a great company with customer service second to none.
distinguished member(6726)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberpower member
09/18/2010 10:42AM
Bought this as my food pack. Put 2 30L barrels side by side. Would also make a great pack for lighter but bulkier gear. Carries very comfortably with all the bells and whistles of sternum/hip straps and suspension adjustments. Love the top zipper extra compartment.
distinguished member(5256)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberpower member
03/03/2011 05:29PM
This is a great pack that is comfortable to carry. We call it our 'tent pack" because it carries the tent and everything that goes in the tent for two people. (sleeping bags and pads, clothes, camp shoes, books, etc) The extra zippered compartment on top is great for things that you want quick access to like rain gear.
distinguished member (263)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
01/19/2012 09:27PM
This pack is great. I has a lot of room for all your gear. The first couple trips I used this pack for it held 2 sleeping pads (the accordion type) and our tent along with clothes. We have since switched to hammocks. This pack now carries all of our gear. Clothes, sleeping quarters (two Clark Jungle Hammocks), food, and other misc. gear. The top section is very spacious for easy to reach items. It is easy to pull on and off even when fully loaded. The pack rides very comfortably on shoulders as well. I would recommend to anyone.
senior member (89)senior membersenior member
05/27/2012 08:29PM
I love this pack! It holds lots of gear and is a very well thought out design. Currently will stuff a smaller pack inside of this one while portaging, and will remove it to help trim out the canoe!
distinguished member (270)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
03/04/2013 09:45PM
We used duluth packs for many of my first trips. I remember trying to figure out the tump line as it hurt my neck.

I would much rather have the hip belts on the long portage than the tump lines any day.
distinguished member(1151)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
03/12/2014 04:47PM
The CCS Guide provides a tall profile when fully packed, that easily lays flat in the boat. Loaded, the Guide holds as much if not more than most portage packs, and will ride comfortably on a normal torso.