Hey all. I just got back from a trip to Colorado for elk. I had a great time with a few hunting buddies and will be back every couple years now. Hooked for life you could say. I had the chance to wring out some equipment. Learned a lot too. Primarilly I don't own a quality pack! Oh I have a couple,but I won't be using them again for mountain hunting. Eastern whitetails maybe. Elk and muledeer no way. Now,one of the things that really bugged me was a cold damp back from sweating under a day pack. My B-In-Law was using a Badlands Monster on this hunt and had nothing but good to say about it. It's priced right as well. But,I'm not real big on fanny type packs. I've been roaming the web the last couple days and see the Sitka
Flash 20 is suspended off the back with mesh. I assume these are quality packs as the Sitka name implies. I carried the usual gear all week. GPS,compass,small first aid kit,dry socks,snacks,couple lights,warm jacket for standing, 2 bottles of water, para cord, and knives/saw. I don't like a pack stuffed tight,so would the Flash 20 be large enough? The Monster has merit. Just concerned about stuffing a warm fleece in it for layering. Room wise that is. I'm prepared to pay up to $250.00 for a quality life time pack. I really don't want anymore damp back. I'm not up for a huge pack,just a day size unit. Thanks a bunch.