Eberlestock is not even in the same league as the others. I've blown them out hauling.I leave in 3.5 weeks for Alaskan Moose. Kind of a last minute hunt invite.
It’s a boat/river hunt with some friends. Outside King Salmon. I know almost nothing about the area. I'm so unprepared.
I hunt a lot, but, I don't do much backpack hunting. Most of my hunting is done outside the USA or with day packs and road access close enough that a good pack isn’t as important. Aoudad, Mule Deer, Whitetail and Pronghorn all on private land. I don’t do much on public land other than a couple Elk and drop camp Caribou.
I need a good pack mainly because my back isn't great, but I can manage. Looking at Kifaru or Eberlestock? Which one and why one over the other?
Does Kifaru put more weight on your hips rather than shoulders? Or are they about even?