I have 3 hunting packs, and I feel each has problems. First, I bought an Eberlestock J34 based on some articles I read. The pack was simple and well built. But when I loaded it and packed in with 50 lbs., the shoulder straps were so flimsy that they didn't spread the weight and by the time I made it off the mountain, my shoulders, neck, collar bones, everything, hurt. Later I packed a quartered buck a short distance with the same results. I picked up a Badlands 2200, and it has much better shoulder straps, but the hip belt has a shiny, slick fabric covering. With weight, I cant keep it from slipping down off my hips, causing the shoulders to carry too much of the load. Last, I picked up a surplus Marine Corp pack for $75. Too heavy, and way too much capacity for what I need. Nice pack though. My mistake for spending over $500+ on gear sight unseen. The Kuiu packs, and the Kiferu packs look very good. But I wont buy another pack without trying it on with some weight.