Advice on lightweight hunting pack

Discussion in 'Backpack Hunting' started by jaeger19, Dec 19, 2017.

  1. jaeger19

    jaeger19 Well-Known Member

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    So looking for a new lightweight hunting pack. Currently have an x2 erbelstock. Great pack but i realize too heavy. I need a camo pack thats quiet. Waterproof would be good ..lightweight but can haul heavy weight like an elk quarter comfortably. Is there such a pack?
     
  2. AGL4now

    AGL4now Well-Known Member

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    NO..............If you want to haul heavy loads (70 to 150 pounds) you need a sturdy pack, and to be sturdy it is not going to be light. And it is not going to be cheap either. Sorry. As to "Comfort", the comfort is found in two places, highest quality Hip Belt, and being one hell of a man that hauls heavy loads daily. Think about it, a packer that we hire to haul several heavy loads every day, for 80 days, is going to be more comfortable hauling heavy loads then someone who rarely does that.

     
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  3. hunternhunter

    hunternhunter Well-Known Member

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    try the ALPS OutdoorZ Pursuit, it totally fits the profile of what you are looking for.
     
  4. AGL4now

    AGL4now Well-Known Member

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    I don't think there is anyway in hell, to haul a hind quarter of elk with that pack.
     
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    wyowinchester Well-Known Member

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    We haul quarters all the time on the ALPS COMMANDER. My boy brought out a full half on his. I bought the COMMANDER X. Brought out quarter and all the loose meat.
    Getting to be my go to pack for elk.
     
  6. AGL4now

    AGL4now Well-Known Member

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    So......is that the "Exact" same pack as "ALPS OutdoorZ Pursuit".......??? I looked them both up.......the only thing they have in common is the word "ALPS"....???So.....I stand by what I said about the: ALPS OutdoorZ Pursuit.

     
  7. jaeger19

    jaeger19 Well-Known Member

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    Well. See i have a backpacking pack. And i haul 70 pounds and more with it. And its way lighter than my erbelstock. But. ..its not camo and its not quiet.
     
  8. AGL4now

    AGL4now Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like all you need is that pack, with a camo pack cover, made of very quiet material. It can even have a reversible waterproof inner layer that is all white for winter use.

     
  9. dibbs

    dibbs Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if you can have the best of both worlds. For strictly packing, I would recommend a Bullpac frame. https://bullpacs.com/ I use a Nimrod hunting pack as a day pack, it's expandable, relatively quiet, but not waterproof. http://www.nimrodoutdoor.com/
     
  10. middleofnowhere

    middleofnowhere Well-Known Member

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    I’m really a fan of the Mystery Ranch Metcalf. It is’t light, but it carries a heavy load.
    I use it for everything from multi night back pack hunts to my day pack.
     
  11. jaeger19

    jaeger19 Well-Known Member

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    That is a brilliant idea.
     
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    jaeger19 Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking of maybe some type of light frame that could be paired with a daypack. And then with a bigger backpack as well.. but the frame would be light but able to haul weight.
    Have to admit..the idea of getting a good light backpacking pack and having a quiet cover is an interesting idea.
     
  13. jaeger19

    jaeger19 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I checked it out. I checked out the reviews and it was interesting. The backpackers like me liked the hauling..but not the empty pack weight. Thanks for the lead.