Staying Connected in the Backcountry
When you're going off the beaten path, do you like to get off the grid completely, or do you bring your phone along? And if you do, are you taking any extra steps to make sure it stays scratch-, weather-, and ding-proof?
Peter, one of our Senior Hardgoods Designers, is doing some research and we thought we'd reach out for your input. For example, on a recent cragging trip, Peter brought his Nozone 35 pack with rope, rack water, and some food. In the top pocket went a headlamp, first aid kit, and his phone. Naturally, being an Arc'teryx pack designer, Peter has made his own prototype sleeve for the phone, with a little stretch pocket on the front for the Bluetooth earpiece. He used AC2 fabric, which gives him quite a bit of scratch- and weather-protection.
And so, we'd like to turn it over to you. What (if any) digital devices do you bring along on your adventures? How do you carry them? And have you gone to the same lengths as Peter, rigging up your own Franken-sleeve? Post your answers on our Facebook page, especially in picture form if you can. Thanks!