View Full Version : Worst idea come true

08-16-2017, 21:04
Here it is folks, the wheeled backpack. I can only hope that this monstrosity was born from the thread on WB ascot adding a lawnmower wheel to a pack.

08-16-2017, 21:24
It's been discussed here, it may have some advantage, not likely that much to be a game changer.

Last Call
08-16-2017, 21:25
I don't think they allow wheels on the trail....may even be illegal.

Captain Blue
08-16-2017, 21:27
I saw a hiker on the AT this summer with one of these. It worked for him.

08-16-2017, 23:30
I guess ya need wheels after carry all that extra weight.

08-17-2017, 07:50
The caddie would weigh more than many hiker's packs.

08-17-2017, 08:09
Wheeled contraptions are banned in Wilderness Areas.

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08-17-2017, 08:12
O boy not again!!! Just hire a damn Sherpa if your hauling that much crap!

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08-17-2017, 08:44
We ran into an Asian fellow that had a similar contraption setup when we were going through GSMNP. He had complained to another hiker we ran into that he hadn't been able to use it as the terrain was too rough.

08-17-2017, 09:15
Exactly what I was thinking...the AT is 90% rocks, or at least it feels that way. I think it would be easier to just carry the weight on your back.

08-18-2017, 08:27
The Dixon Rollerpack has been on the market for many many years. Occasionally you will see an add for it in the back of outdoor magazines. $385 for the wheeled frame with hipbelt and duffel bag for loads up to 50 lbs.

I have heard people who do road walking love these things...... For even semi rugged on trail use, it appears a bit cumbersome to me.


Tipi Walter
08-18-2017, 09:36
I just returned from a trip with 49 major river crossings---so I can't imagine hauling my 80+lb pack in this thing. Nor can I imagine going up or down the Upper Slickrock nutbuster trail with it. Awesome though for road walking.

Of course George Meegan used a rolling cart back in 1977 when he hiked 19,000 miles from Argentina to Alaska so it's no big deal---


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