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Old 07-25-2013, 07:41 PM
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Re: My new Stone Glacier Pack just arrived.......

One of our group has the Kennetrek's he bought them at Schnee's in Bozeman on a hunt I think.

I'm not comfortable ordering any footwear via the Internet, I want to try them on and walk around and see how they feel. I can't do that with Kennetrteks. I have odd, hard to fit feet. It took me 3 different pairs of Meindl's to get a comfortable pair.

I like my Meindl's, the worked great last winter in NM on a Mulie hunt. I was doing a lot of sidehilling in that NM hard rock thats on the side of the mesa's. My feet were in odd positions and they provided the ankle and foot support and I never felt unsure of my footing and my 'dogs' never got too hot, I actually didn't mind wearing them around camp either.

I may replace the footbeds with Kennetrek footbeds this fall. The Meindl footbeds are fine, I'm thinking maybe the Kennetrek's are better. My only gripe is they turned pismuckle brown (from green) after I boot waxed them....Oh well.

You can have the fanciest rifle and the best optics and all the electronic stuff and even a great pack, but if your boots don't fit right and your feet get blisters, you might as we pack it in and go to the Holiday Inn and vegitate in the bar.

Last year, hunting our property up north (in Michigan), I had on the standard Michigan deer hunting attire, Carhartt bibs and jacket, orange sock hat but I was wearing the Meindl's. Later on, at the local watering hole, somebody asked me where my rubber pac boots were (also standard Michigan hunting attire). I told the person they should get real hunting boots. Gives you a wholde different outlook on hunting.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:37 PM
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Re: My new Stone Glacier Pack just arrived.......

I bought a pair of kennetrek hardscrabbles last year and they are awesome. Great fit and very comfortable and super easy to break in. So I give the kennetreks an A+ rating and I know something else-----I'd never own a pair of Danners again. One trip sheep hunting in Alaska destroyed them.

Randy

P.S.---and yes, it sucks to order footwear over the internet.



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One of our group has the Kennetrek's he bought them at Schnee's in Bozeman on a hunt I think.

I'm not comfortable ordering any footwear via the Internet, I want to try them on and walk around and see how they feel. I can't do that with Kennetrteks. I have odd, hard to fit feet. It took me 3 different pairs of Meindl's to get a comfortable pair.

I like my Meindl's, the worked great last winter in NM on a Mulie hunt. I was doing a lot of sidehilling in that NM hard rock thats on the side of the mesa's. My feet were in odd positions and they provided the ankle and foot support and I never felt unsure of my footing and my 'dogs' never got too hot, I actually didn't mind wearing them around camp either.

I may replace the footbeds with Kennetrek footbeds this fall. The Meindl footbeds are fine, I'm thinking maybe the Kennetrek's are better. My only gripe is they turned pismuckle brown (from green) after I boot waxed them....Oh well.

You can have the fanciest rifle and the best optics and all the electronic stuff and even a great pack, but if your boots don't fit right and your feet get blisters, you might as we pack it in and go to the Holiday Inn and vegitate in the bar.

Last year, hunting our property up north (in Michigan), I had on the standard Michigan deer hunting attire, Carhartt bibs and jacket, orange sock hat but I was wearing the Meindl's. Later on, at the local watering hole, somebody asked me where my rubber pac boots were (also standard Michigan hunting attire). I told the person they should get real hunting boots. Gives you a wholde different outlook on hunting.
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:32 PM
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Re: My new Stone Glacier Pack just arrived.......

Couple things, first can you attach a rifle to that pack? How does it compare to a kifaru or MR pack as far as comfortability?

Also, for sidecar- I have feet that are tough to fit as well. Everything bgave me blisters including meindles. I bought kenetreks a couple years ago and I have had zero blisters since. If you have a Sportsmans warehouse near you they carry them now. Good luck
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:28 AM
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Re: My new Stone Glacier Pack just arrived.......

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Couple things, first can you attach a rifle to that pack? How does it compare to a kifaru or MR pack as far as comfortability?

Also, for sidecar- I have feet that are tough to fit as well. Everything bgave me blisters including meindles. I bought kenetreks a couple years ago and I have had zero blisters since. If you have a Sportsmans warehouse near you they carry them now. Good luck
Boman, can't say anything about the comfort on the Kifaru as I have not tried theirs but it is more comfortable to me than the MR. Tough to compare to others as everyone is different but I really like Kurt's company and he is great to deal with. I'm just not on the kifaru bandwagon and the MR's are way too heavy for me. I almost forgot---yes, it does have a weapon sling and Kurt actually fabricated one for me so that I can use it on the left side as I am lefthanded and carry mine on that side.

Randy
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:35 AM
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Re: My new Stone Glacier Pack just arrived.......

Randy,

good to hear about the good service. I've had some terrible service lately..

The pack sounds great. If you get a chance could you post a picture of the weapon sling?
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:01 AM
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Re: My new Stone Glacier Pack just arrived.......

Looks like a very good pack.

Also take a look at Granite Gear regular or tactical packs. Same high quality as Stone Glacier packs.
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:30 PM
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Re: My new Stone Glacier Pack just arrived.......

Approach

Okay, here is a quick mini review of the approach pack. My initial use of the approach pack has been for early elk and deer archery season here in Idaho. The reason for this pack system for me was to have a really lightweight sturdy pack that I could use as a day pack but also use it for spike camping which is what I do for high country mule deer and elk. I can put all my day /regular things in the main pack and I would put my spike out gear (tent, bag and pad) in the load shelf area. You get to your place where you want to camp, dump your sleeping gear and you're ready to hunt. Or you can carry all your stuff with you and where ever you end up at night, viola!
Kurt's design is so that a user is able to pack out an animal with all your gear. I really did not have that in mind being that I have stock and I would basically go back and get them to haul meat out.
I've been using it for several days now being that our archery season has started. I have had about every pack system know to mankind and I have to tell you that this pack system is amazing. It is extremely lightweight and well made. (And made in the USA.) The approach pack has a main bag that has a water bladder sleeve incorporated in it and the outside has a tripod pocket and a spotting scope pouch. I also replaced the black zipper pulls with glow in the dark reflective cord.
I would not use this pack for an extended backcountry stay (Kurt has other packs that will fit on the krux frame that are larger) but for a couple of nights out, it is the cats meow.
The tripod pouch just happens to fit my quiver that is a homemade job that I can sling over my shoulder which is how I normally carry it but it fits very nicely in that sleeve. My only complaint so far is that I wish it had a couple of water bottle pockets or a small pocket for TP or a flashlight instead of having to put it in the main bag area. And I think that you can see "Miss September" (my evening date, other wise know as montana decoy) in the load shelf area. It fits great. Here are a couple of photos that I took tonight on my evening foray...........I've had this five point bull every evening come into the alfalfa field but just can't get the shot......One of these nights........


Randy
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