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Carry Hack Photo Contest

by , January 25, 2012

Carry Giveaway | Carry Hack Photo Contest

So the comp’s been up and running for a week or so now. Remember? Here, jog your memory…  We thought it might get a few of you excited to see what hacks others have been sending in. So below is the details on how to enter and also some photos that have been sent in already..

Hurry up and get your photo in, one week left!!

Ain’t hard to enter, all thats required is for you guys to submit photo entries of your best examples of a Carry Hack via email to CarryHacks@carryology.com (include your name, location, and a brief description of your hack)

The prize, a Chrome Falcon backpack:
18? wide, 19? high, 6? deep (35L volume).  Made from 1050 denier nylon for the outer shell.  Retails for $150 USD.  The independent floating 18oz truck tarp liner eliminates any seams to the outside elements to keep your interior stuff nice, safe, and dry.  A molded EVA foam backpanel is a pretty trick detail and comfortable I must admit.  You normally see this kind of feature on more expensive packs due to the costs involved with manufacturing.  Constructed with nylon 69 thread and 3M reflective compression straps, it’s solid, and will make you visible.  Read up online for more info.

Some examples of Carry Hacks;
– Ripped backpack shoulder straps?  Duct taped the entire shoulder strap, with lots of duct tape.
– Some webbing comes undone?  Stapled it back together… a hundred times to be sure it stays put.
– Rolling luggage wheel fell off?  Replaced it with a Big Wheels plastic wheel… spray painted gold.
– Hole in your 1000D Cordura nylon fabric?  Ha, that’s impossible!
– Hole in your 600D polyester fabric?  Patched it up with hot glue and dirty aluminum foil.
– Re-purposing your old 1990s beige computer tower into travel luggage.

What we’re looking for;
– Authentic real hacks (but even made up hacks can be funny)
– Homemade & sloppy (think “Thereifixedit.com”)
– Attempts to serve some sort of purpose (even if if doesn’t actually succeed)
– Creativity, humor, absurdity
– Doesn’t need to be a “bag” or “pack”, but probably
– Here’s an example of a great Carry Hack that works well, but isn’t too funny, and is still absolutely valid
– And here’s another example of a Carry Hack not absurd or funny, but totally creative

(Try not to focus on people carrying “too much stuff” with something that isn’t made for it… we’re already working on that post!)


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