Reviews for Advance SEVEN
Average Rating : 4.67 out of 5
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University Club Ownership
Review by: kellja2001, 2011-01-12
Our University Club owns an Advance 7.
Basik were extremely helpful in adding/removing options that were necessary/unsuitable for University club kit (e.g. remove the Magnetic D-bag/Freefly PUD, add adjustable laterals, RSL etc.)
For people who just completed their AFF, transitioning to "more comfortable" kit is something they always enjoy. The comfort of the "Seven" is comparable (although not equal) to that of my own (custom) Vector 3.
I was surprised to find, in spite of my extremely tight specifications, that the rig arrived with a "Hooktable" cutaway handle. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing, just a surprise.
A couple of minor flaws that I identify with this rig (from a University perspective):
1) The "magnetic d-bag" leads rookie (student) packers to become lazy and simply "shove" lines in. Hence why we ordered a bungee d-bag.
2) The cordura freebag is substantially heavier than its equivalents. This concerns me in the event of a (admittedly unlikely) reserve horseshoe/reserve PC in tow malfunction.
3) The main closing sequence appears "odd", particularly if students are used to learning to pack Javelins/Vectors. I've already caught one person trying to force it the "wrong way"...
In spite of these minor flaws, which can (except for 2) be corrected using education, the value provided by the Advance 7 rig is phenomenal. Having chosen Cordura 1000 material, since it will have a tough life (University students and all), I will be updating whenever there appears to be wear or damage to the container.
I foresee it being easily durable enough to stand a decade of University student use without major repairs required.
Most comfortable rig!
Review by: EmuuuH, 2010-10-02
This is the most comfortable rig I've ever seen, very thick spacerfoam.
It has also a lot of new features like the magnet freeflyhandle, new terminal ends(cutaway cable housing), the magnetic d-bag, etc.
Also great service from Basik! They answer my e-mails the same day.
My next rig will also be a Basik rig!
Basik Air Concept's 7
Review by: JALUV2, 2010-06-29
I received my 7 about a month ago from chuting star and I would like to say that I absolutely love my new 7! I could write about this container in some length but I think what Mike Gruwell said in blue skies magazine has it covered.
Also I received my new container well before expected and could not be more pleased with the service I received from chuting star, I believe they are currently the only U.S. dealer.
Jerome had some questions about my measurements being a little off and adjusted them to his specs after contacting Mike and myself and it fits absolutely perfect!
I believe once more people see this container over in the U.S. it will take off! I know the next time I downsize or need a new container it will be another 7
Great Job Jerome
and a special thanks to Chuting Star for making it happen!