My new Stone Glacier Pack just arrived.......

Discussion in 'Backpack Hunting' started by mtnwrunner, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. mtnwrunner

    mtnwrunner Well-Known Member

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    Stone Glacier Ultralight Backpacks Holy smokes! Just received my new Stone Glacier Approach pack yesterday-----man, I am impressed. Can hardly wait to use it in the Idaho high country. You have to like a very stable and functional pack that weighs 3.6 pounds but yet can carry a huge load.
    And the owner, Kurt Raciot is a class act and he ACTUALLY answers all emails in a timely manner. They're spendy but as the saying goes----you get what you pay for and man, is that ever true.

    Randy
     
  2. Joel Russo

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    Great, now I'll be buying a new pack.
     

  3. mtnwrunner

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    YES, JOEL, YOU WILL. So, get this. With this pack, my spike out sleeping system (tent, pad and bag + pack) will be at less than 10 pounds.
    A man can't have too many packs...................

    Randy
     
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    Please start breaking that sucker in and let me know how it goes!!! :)
     
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  5. Joel Russo

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    My J34 weighs a little less than that empty.... No wonder my arse was dragging on the last sheep hunt.

    Just when I think I have all the gear, someone helps me spend more money.:D
     
  6. mtnwrunner

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    Like you NEED an excuse to spend money......:D
    And I know what you mean about a lot of other packs---they weigh that much almost without anything in them. Seriously though, go to his website and check his products out. Kurt is a avid sheep hunter and he is the real deal. He's got a photo of him with 340 pounds of steel plates loaded in his pack. That's about what you can pack, right???:rolleyes:

    Randy
     
  7. SidecarFlip

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    Thats a nice pack (went and looked at all the specs). Made in USA too. Thats novel in as much as E'stocks are made in the Orient...but marketed here. I may buy one just for that fact (made here)....
     
  8. mtnwrunner

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    And that's a damn good reason.

    Randy
     
  9. Joel Russo

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    It's only money :)

    My packing days are over....
     
  10. SidecarFlip

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    Mine aren't and I bet I'm a helluva lot older than you. The trick is to get someone or something else to carry the big stuff........:D

    Just the other day, my wife told me I might be going packing.... Wonder what she meant???

    Back to the pack, I can't bring myself to buy a pair of Kennetrecs. Damn things are Itallian made (no offense Mr. Russo)....
     
  11. mtnwrunner

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    Me TOO! That's why I have TC, Murphy, Ed, Chance, Abby, Whisky, Cinnabar, Gatito and Matty. They all make short work out of an elk.

    Randy
     
  12. Joel Russo

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    You probably are older than me, the problem is... I'm always the guy that has to carry everyone else's stuff. :rolleyes:

    No offense taken at all.

    The Kennetrecs will fit your feet like the Ferrari will fit your arse... :D
     
  13. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    I can't afford a Ferrari. Maybe a Yugo.:) I'm sure they do. I bought a pair of Meindl's last year (German engineering like BMW). They fit fine but I cringed because they weren't made here.

    Far as carring stuff, thats what pack animals are for......

    Even a dog can wear panniers.
     
  14. Joel Russo

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    I've worn a pair of Meindl's on the last few sheep hunts, and they were kind to my dogs.. I like the stiff sole, as it tends to help while traversing the shale slides... at least while I was still on my feet..

    I felt like a pack animal on the last few hunts:rolleyes:

    Can't wait for Randy to give us the skinny on the field test..