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Old 08-05-2012, 07:32 PM
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Which Eberlestock.?

Hey everyone, if you were going to buy an Eberlestock pack to use for bow and gun hunting out westwhich pack wuld you buy and why? I have a very economical pack now and are seeng the results afyer only 2 seasons. Thanks for your help.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:46 PM
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Re: Which Eberlestock.?

Are you looking for a day pack or something for multiple days in the backcountry?
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:50 PM
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Re: Which Eberlestock.?

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Originally Posted by rfurman24 View Post
Are you looking for a day pack or something for multiple days in the backcountry?
Looking at spending several days in the backcountry.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:57 PM
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Re: Which Eberlestock.?

I am getting ready for my first backcountry trip. I bought a Dragonfly. I have only made one short hike with it with over 50lbs in it and I am pretty happy with it. I did make a few adjustments but have not been back out since. I also have an X1 that is awesome for a day pack or even a night or two away from the truck. I think I may be different from many others in the fact that I will not live without the gun scabbard. I refused to strap a $3000.00, or more, rifle to the outside of my pack. Who knows what could happen. The Dragonfly is somewhat thicker(sticks out off your back) than other packs. If you do not need the scabbard There may be other packs that would better suit your needs.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:28 PM
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Re: Which Eberlestock.?

Eberlestock packs are nice and I have a Gunslinger 2. After doing some serious hiking (20 miles with 30lbs of gear in it - including 16lb rifle), I found the pack was good but not great. This is due to the fact that the pack does not have any type of real suspension system in it.

I am beginning to look at the Kifaru packs.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:35 PM
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Re: Which Eberlestock.?

Everyone keeps saying they have no real suspension. I am far from a pack expert but the suspension on mine seems to do great. After hiking with over 50lbs in mine the suspension seems to keep the weight off my shoulders and on my lower back. What is a "real" suspension?
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:40 PM
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Re: Which Eberlestock.?

A 'real' suspension will have vertical stays in the pack in order to help with rigidity and keep the pack placed correctly on your back.

With my GS2 I found that after several long distance hikes with a good load in it, the padding started to crush and lost some of its 'suspension' characteristics.
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