I'm intrigued: what is it about the pack that might prompt you to get one? I like the look of it but have reservations about the way it's been thought out. Perhaps I'm missing something - I would love to hear why you think it might be worth a punt.The OP review is great, balanced, some other comments aren't though. I like the look of the pack and if still able to hike I'd look at getting one.
Yes Mr Robinson this is also my position and I feel stating that negative criticism as well as positive feed back on the Woodlore web site should be balanced. To date I personally have only had exemplary service from Woodlore so I know what I am talking about. Oh yeh welcome to the forum.Tony R, for what it's worth:
I took delivery of one of the first Leaf Cutters last week. I'd really looked forward to the idea of a relatively light sack with three outside pockets and the usual Woodlore build quality, and I was very happy to pay a premium for that. I experienced the same concerns as Kawasemi, and was reassured to read his review which echoed my own doubts about the pack. I don't have Kawasemi's experience with this type of kit, so don't feel confident that I can make it work for me. Since I'd paid for a premium product, and didn't feel I'd received that, I returned it to Woodlore who have been faultless in their usual friendly and efficient customer service. I've no doubt that the Leaf Cutter will go from strength to strength as they respond to customer feedback, and when it's revised I may well buy one again.
I've had heaps of kit from Woodlore over the years, both their own and third party, and never been disappointed. Their leatherwork is wonderful, and their own-brand (and sadly no longer produced) shirts are my very favourite items of clothing. I've been on four courses, read all the books, watched all the DVDs etc.
In conclusion, it's quite possible to be a fanboi and still not like something from the store...