Originally Posted by aammat
I have read almost all the treads, using "search" but most of the review mension carrying 1-5 miles..
esornenson writes about carrying 60lb 1 mile, what I want to hear is peoples experience carrying above 60lb for more than 10 miles - how comfortable is the eberlestock dragonfly then..?
I do like the idea of not having to carry my riffel going out and that's why I ask about peoples experience with the dragonfly..
The picture shows my backpack while making a stop to drink some water, it's loaded with a part of the musk ox (150lb) and a rabbit I cae across walking down hill..
This is crazy, you are a beast! The fact that you had a brontosaurus ham on your back and still took time to kill the pretty white bunny is beyond me. I am in pretty good shape but I can tell you the only thing I would stop to pick up with that thing on my back would be my tongue.
As to the question I have carried 60 lbs of gear regularly in my Dragonfly and it was nothing as far as the pack is concerned. You gain a little more balance having a well layed out scabard so I am sure you could do over 100 lbs pretty easily and the backpack wont care they are well made.
This year I am trying out a Kuiu carbon frame pack which so far for comfort and extreme lightweight seems to be the bomb. We will see how it holds up on the first trip in two weeks.