Re: Military Packs for Hunting?
Re. Mystery Ranch packs:
Before starting up Mystery Ranch production Dana Gleason owned Dana Designs and made several great (al;though heavy) packs. He sold the name and company to a larger company and it eventually died out because they didn't have a clue about quality pack design.
I own his Dana Designs Terraplane, a real load hauler and weighing in at 7.5 lbs. I now only use it for winter backcountry trips B/C I need the extra space (7,000 cu. in. max) for bulky winter gear.
My 3 season pack is a 2007 REI Cruise UL 60 and it hauls anything I need including a bear canister for my food when necessary.
So Dana is a man who knows how to design a comfortable, high quality pack. 'Spensive? Yep, but worth it.
"There are no comfortable packs, only packs that are less uncomfortable than others."