Exo packs

Discussion in 'Backpack Hunting' started by mikea5232, Jan 8, 2019.


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  1. Flatbow

    Flatbow Well-Known Member

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    I like my 3500 so much I bought a 5500 for my Son for his B-day.... just dont say nothing to him yet his B-day isn't until next week.... :)
    He is going to s--t his pants!
     
  2. mikea5232

    mikea5232 Well-Known Member

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    Smart man buying the son a bigger pack than you have. He gets to carry the bigger load. Lol
     
  3. Flatbow

    Flatbow Well-Known Member

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    You caught that did you?!! :)
     
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  4. Swampr42

    Swampr42 Member

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    I love the 5500. I almost bought the 3500, but after 6 straight day trips into the back country I’m glad I have the extra capacity.
     
  5. Flatbow

    Flatbow Well-Known Member

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    Probably a smart choice.
    The 3500 is fine for day hunts and up to 3 days or so but even with ultra light gear after stuffing a sleeping bag, tent, 2-3 liters water rain gear kill kit, etc. You kinda have to start looking for places to stuff your freeze dryed meals!
    That's why I bought my Son the 5500 for his B-day last week....
    Now I have a place to put my food! :)... or .maybe he can pack the tent and the, and the....
     
  6. HANGum HIGH

    HANGum HIGH New Member

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    How do they compare to kuiu packs?
     
  7. kvw4x4

    kvw4x4 Member

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    sounds like exo is gonna come out with a new 4800 pack this june, they designed with born and raised outdoors
     
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  8. Flatbow

    Flatbow Well-Known Member

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    As far as how they compare to Kuiu.
    Kuiu are great packs, my buddy has one and I have the exo. Kuiu is a tad lighter and after both are a bit used the kiui is a tad noisier (neither one is what I would consider quiet. Where I think the exo excels is in comfort with heavier loads and I like the layout a little better.
    I have also heard of the kuiu frame breaking in certain circumstances even thought my buddy has not had that sort of a problem with his.
    I have never heard of an exo frame breaking.

    Oh yea actually the guy that recommended I look into the exo did so after I told him I was going to buy a Kuiu.
    He had an exo because his Kuiu did break while on a sheep hunt!
    And by all means I am not at all anti kuiu as most all my other gear is in fact Kuiu other than a couple pieces of First lite
     
  9. DylanDavis1229

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    I’ve heard nothing but good about Exo packs. They are an Idaho based company and the owners are cool guys.