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Discussion in 'Hunting Discussion' started by ror_sal, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. ror_sal

    ror_sal "I'm too drunk to taste this chicken"

    Location:
    San Diego
    Name:
    Rory
    Boat:
    fish and chicks
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    Looking for a good 2-4 day pack for hunting. Any opinions on the subject? Don't want to spend a whole lot of money but don't want anything super cheap either. Something comfy while the rifle is slung over my shoulder. Thanks for any suggestions
     
  2. duckdog

    duckdog Arise Kill & Eat

    Location:
    clovis
    Name:
    matt
    Boat:
    1648 War Eagle
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    Eberlestock J34 "Just One" pretty tough to beat for comfort/hauling meat unless your going with a framed pack. $300
     
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  3. invictus

    invictus AVD

    Location:
    Orange County
    Name:
    Jason
    Boat:
    Tiara 2000 Cuddy
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    I went through quite a few. Right now using an REI pack. Not as heavily built, but light, comfy and durable.

    Got it on sale in November for $125, 50% or more off.

    I wanted to add a bit more. They fitted it for me and the harness and waist belt are comfy and also fitted. The torso length is adjustable and the belt is interchangeable for size. Traverse 85 in a muted green color.

    Nate has more experience than me and all those brands he metioned are top shelf.
     
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  4. el Toro

    el Toro I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    Point Loma
    Name:
    Nate
    Boat:
    Artemis
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    If on a budget, Eberlestock is a good choice. Or Blacks Creek. IMO, however, a pack can make or break your hunt. Consider saving up for top end: Kifaru, Mystery Ranch, Stone Glaciel, Exo Mtn.
     
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  5. ror_sal

    ror_sal "I'm too drunk to taste this chicken"

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    Rory
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    awesome. Definitely want something that’s going to last and not fail me. Thanks!
     
  6. el Toro

    el Toro I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    Point Loma
    Name:
    Nate
    Boat:
    Artemis
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    Consider a modular pack from one of the companies above. That way you can put different bags on the same frame/harness for versatility. I also like a pack with a meat sling or way of sandwiching my meat load in between the gear in the pack bag and the frame. That’s more personal preference, but more functional to me.
     
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  7. CartridgeCalls

    CartridgeCalls 100% Disabled Veteran Owned Business

    Location:
    Palmdale, CA
    Name:
    Curtis
    Boat:
    Bust Out Another Thousand
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    Fieldline works great on a budget. I have used mine for several seasons with no issues. Cant go wrong with an eberlestock though.
     
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  8. BKH

    BKH HUNTNFISH

    Location:
    Riverton, Wy. USA
    Name:
    Brian
    Boat:
    Trophy
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    I have two Eberlestock Just One packs, long torso for me, and standard for my wife, there great for versatility. We pack elk out every year with them. My son has a Kifaru, and loves it, but its a lot more $.
     
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  9. BadKarma

    BadKarma Member

    Location:
    Free State, Free Living
    Name:
    Dylan
    Boat:
    It's big, red, and lots of lights
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    Mystery Ranch is my go to for just about everything. I use their packs at work and at play, I think I’m going on 8 packs/bags by them.... When they are adjusted correctly they will save your back. Eberlestock and kirafu are great as well from what I hear but I personallly do not have first hand experience. I recently bumper down from the crew cab to the pop up for my go to. It’s smaller, lighter and I have less pockets/space to fill with stuff that I will not use my I have the room for. The fiancé has mystery ranch packs as well and she loves them. If you want pics let me know. Also their customer service is amazing, if you see a pack that is recently discontinued or is no longer in stock don’t be afraid to call them and ask. I have done that once or twice and they “Managed” to find some in the warehouse ;).
     
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  10. Clearwater Outfitters

    Clearwater Outfitters Newbie

    Location:
    Delta Junction, AK
    Name:
    Clearwater Alaska Outfitters
    Boat:
    Clearwater Alaska Outfitters
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    you must visit clearwateralaskaoutfitters.com for affordable hunting packages.
     
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  11. Wasitrytofish

    Wasitrytofish Member

    Location:
    Monrovia ca united states
    Name:
    Glen Mitchell
    Boat:
    between boats...
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    i’m in the market for 3-4 packs. doing an over the counter archery Colorado hunt this year. my 2(maybe 3 pending college) boys and I are going.
    thanks for all the info guys.
     
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  12. jgf

    jgf Member

    Location:
    Glendora CA
    Name:
    Jason
    Boat:
    Cabo 216
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    This pack has served me well over several trips now, including 29 miles in CO last winter. For the price you can buy a couple of them..
     
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  13. Wasitrytofish

    Wasitrytofish Member

    Location:
    Monrovia ca united states
    Name:
    Glen Mitchell
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    thank you
     
  14. eric perez

    eric perez stillapinhead

    Location:
    Newport Beach Ca
    Name:
    eric perez
    Boat:
    no mas
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    Ive got an USMC MARPAT pack... thing is HD for sure... $75 if you wanted to come to OC and grab it? cheers

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  15. walkersoccer

    walkersoccer Member

    Name:
    roy
    Boat:
    parker 2120 yam 150 hpdi
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    I second Mystery Ranch. I have the cabinet and hauled two elk out last season. By far the best system I have had.

    I have had cabelas frame, Badlands, Eberlestock dragonfly and just one. All worked but don't compare to Mystery Ranch.

    If you need a custom elk skinner, I make them. Instagram page @rwbladez
     
  16. MJB

    MJB I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    San Diego
    Name:
    Mark
    Boat:
    sold it!!
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    MR for me
     

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