NRS Paragon Pack System

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Description

The epitome of versatility. Rather than being forced into buying an entirely new dry bag, the Paragon™ Pack allows you to retrofit your existing bags into the ideal portage pack. Advantages are abundant with the Paragon™, including padded back and shoulder straps, and a lumbar support-suspension system. Everything is adjustable for a custom fit to your body and your dry bag. Accepts items up to 50" in circumference, and fits bags from 9"- 16" diameter. The Paragon™ works equally well with Pelican cases and IK's.

Specifications

  • Back Panel is 23"L x 8.75"W at Base
  • Waist Belt expands up to 60"
  • Chest Harness fits up to 49"
  • Bottom Support is webbing and mesh
  • 3 stays
  • Weight: 2.6 lbs.

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Review Summary

4.3 out of 5

7 Reviews

7 Ratings & Reviews

Worked Great!
July 26, 2010

Used it on a canoe trip to the Boundry Waters, it worked great on the portages.

Fits Pelican 1510 nicely
September 30, 2009

Nice fit on a fully packed Pelican 1510 containing much photo equipment. Overall, well made & good price BUT, as noted by reviewer above, the buckle attached near the top of the harness is sewn through fabric not frame material inside the back panel so may become problematic after I use it more...

Works with many different shaped containers
December 20, 2009

I have both Pelican and Hardigg hard cases in addition to an Oakley large duffel, and the harness system works well with all. It takes some work to get the fit just right the first time, but once the dimensions are set, it only takes a few seconds to snap the harness in place. It's nice having the option to be able to carry a bag like a backpack when it did not come that way from the manufacturer.

Flexable Pack Solution
August 06, 2009

I used the Paragon Pack to carry a 40 liter dry bag, two liters of water and a large bear canister on a 5 day Boundary Waters trip in Minnesota. The total weight was 40 lbs. I was hard on this harness and often dropped the pack to the ground after long portages. I also chucked it into the canoe regularly. I can not find any damage from my trip. It carried my gear comfortably on my waist and shoulders. I really like all the loops to hang gear off of carabiners. The zippered pockets on the waist belt came in handy too

Used to carry a Blue Plastic Food Barrel
July 23, 2008

Overall the Paragon Pack harness did as it was advertized. We used the Paragon Harness to carry an approximately 55L blue plastic food barrel on a whitewater wilderness canoe trip in northern Canada. We purchased the Paragon harness because the available barrel harnesses are made for specific barrel sizes and this barrel was slightly different sizes and the Paragon Harness could likely carry any size barrel. The barrel when full at the beginning of the trip was just less than 50 pounds at the beginning of the trip. The harness fit the barrel very well, and did a a decent job of comftably carrying the barrel on rocky portages. My only gripe is that the Fast-tex buckle attached near the top of the harness is only sewn through the fabric and not the flexible frame material inside the padded back panel. This was noted to start pulling seams during our 13 day trip. This seems to be a fatal design flaw and surely carrying 50 pounds is not an unreasonable expectation for the harness. In addtion that same Fast-Tex buckle would slowly slip, which loosened the load, and required a knot being tied in the 2 webbing strap to fully secure the load. These two issues realy should be resolved in this product as this is a very critical component on the Paragon pack and would require a significant "jerry-rig" if the sewn in patch pulled through during a trip

good fit and adjustability- especially for the price
July 31, 2010

Bought this to use as a barrel harness for canoe trips. It takes a little adjusting to get the set up on the barrel right, but in the end it fits relatively well. For the price, its a really good solution.

purchased for Boundary Waters trip in MN
August 12, 2008

The pack system did exactly what we wanted it to do. Used it for a large tent and six thermarests, all in a large poly liner, as these items would have taken up way to much space in a duluth pack. Weight was less an issue for us than bulk. It carried more like a duffle with good straps than a high quality internal frame pack, but the latter prices out at $300 or more, so $50 was a great deal.

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