Packs

ror_sal

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken"
Nov 6, 2011
466
467
34
San Diego
Name
Rory
Boat
fish and chicks
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
 

duckdog

Arise Kill & Eat
Mar 16, 2007
313
68
clovis
Name
matt
Boat
1648 War Eagle
Eberlestock J34 "Just One" pretty tough to beat for comfort/hauling meat unless your going with a framed pack. $300
 
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invictus

AVD
May 26, 2006
4,295
1,852
Orange County
Name
Jason
Boat
Tiara 2000 Cuddy
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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el Toro

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Feb 19, 2003
9,147
1,614
Point Loma
Name
Nate
Boat
Artemis
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.
 

ror_sal

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken"
Nov 6, 2011
466
467
34
San Diego
Name
Rory
Boat
fish and chicks
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.
awesome. Definitely want something that’s going to last and not fail me. Thanks!
 

el Toro

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Feb 19, 2003
9,147
1,614
Point Loma
Name
Nate
Boat
Artemis
awesome. Definitely want something that’s going to last and not fail me. Thanks!
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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CartridgeCalls

100% Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business
Apr 29, 2015
4,426
675
Palmdale, CA
Name
Curtis Wright
Boat
Duck Hunting Kayak
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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BKH

HUNTNFISH
Dec 22, 2013
26
7
Riverton, Wy. USA
Name
Brian
Boat
Trophy
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 $.
 

BadKarma

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Jun 2, 2011
298
25
Free State, Free Living
Name
Dylan
Boat
It's big, red, and lots of lights
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 ;).
 

Wasitrytofish

I've posted enough I should edit this section
May 1, 2012
810
808
Monrovia ca united states
Name
Glen Mitchell
Boat
Sea Fox 248 Commander
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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jgf

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Feb 16, 2013
176
115
Glendora CA
Name
Jason
Boat
Cabo 216
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.
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..
Amazon product
 
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walkersoccer

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Jun 29, 2015
290
168
50
Name
roy
Boat
parker 2120 yam 150 hpdi
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