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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2017, 12:09:05 AM »
I typically hunt with a day pack, which I can cram a front should of an elk in, two if I really cram them in there.  That would be trip one.  Then I grab the bullpacs to haul the rest.  bullpacs is much more comfortable.  Although I like a 4000plus cubic inch pack for hauling meat over a day pack, I prefer to hunt with a smaller pack so I don't make as much noise in the woods. 

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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2017, 12:24:18 AM »
I got a EXO mountain gear k2 2000 daypack last year. I love it. I have more gear in it than my old cheap pack and it doesn't get uncomfortable after hiking all day. 1 regret now is I wish I would have got the smaller medium frame instead of large because I've lost 42 lbs. I just have it almost fully titghtend at the waste.

You can get a medium belt from EXO

https://exomountaingear.com/shop/hipbelt/

I have a 2015 EXO frame with 2000 bag which is great for day hunts and getting ready to purchase the 5500 bag to compliment it for week long hunts.

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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #27 on: May 11, 2017, 06:56:59 PM »
I ended up with the kuiu icon pro 7200 and 1850. I went this route for multiple reasons. 1st reason: I'm not rich and this was the best bag I could afford and I got it new on sale for 30% off so was an easy decision. 2nd reason: I really liked the idea of being able to switch bags really easily! Now I hike in with my 7200 bag and when I get to camp quickly swap it for the 1850 bag for a really nice day pack.
3rd reason: I liked how you could seperate the frame and the pack for hauling meat and gear, but not getting your gear all bloody.
   This past feb I was wearing my 1850 bag and shot a fatty Javelina. I was able to carry the whole thing out in between the bag and the frame. It was quite comfortable too.
   I feel like some people get down on these packs, but for the price and versatility, I'm super stoked on this pack.  The heaviest load I've carried so far was a 5 day trip starting at about 75 lbs.. We covered a little over 50 miles and not one complaint! For under $450.00 for all I couldn't be happier!

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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2017, 10:04:29 PM »
That kuiu is a sweet set up.I got my daughter a 1850
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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2017, 11:40:30 PM »
I ended up with the kuiu icon pro 7200 and 1850. I went this route for multiple reasons. 1st reason: I'm not rich and this was the best bag I could afford and I got it new on sale for 30% off so was an easy decision. 2nd reason: I really liked the idea of being able to switch bags really easily! Now I hike in with my 7200 bag and when I get to camp quickly swap it for the 1850 bag for a really nice day pack.
3rd reason: I liked how you could seperate the frame and the pack for hauling meat and gear, but not getting your gear all bloody.
   This past feb I was wearing my 1850 bag and shot a fatty Javelina. I was able to carry the whole thing out in between the bag and the frame. It was quite comfortable too.
   I feel like some people get down on these packs, but for the price and versatility, I'm super stoked on this pack.  The heaviest load I've carried so far was a 5 day trip starting at about 75 lbs.. We covered a little over 50 miles and not one complaint! For under $450.00 for all I couldn't be happier!
Agree completely. I like having the flexibility to change bags when settling at camp in just a minute or two. I have an Icon Pro 7200 and an 1850. The 7200 feels huge at times so I'm planning to buy a 5200 bag for my mule deer hunt this fall. A lot of folks seem to hate on Kuiu on Rokslide and some extent here but my experience has been nothing but positive and their gear is top knotch.


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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2017, 08:20:48 PM »
Couldn't agree more with both statements above! Like I said, I'm super stoked on this set up..
    I thought I'd just use the 7200 for everything, but on my AZ Mulie hunt, it was just too much for a day pack. It just wasn't easy to grab something right quick, the 1850 is perfecto for my needs.. Love it.

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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2017, 11:01:35 PM »
I have an exo 5500 and use it for backpack trips and day hunts. Love it and see no reason to switch anytime soon. If anything I will just upgrade to a newer model in a year or two.
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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #32 on: May 18, 2017, 09:17:23 PM »
I set up a zip line so I did not have to pack very far down steep slopes.
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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2017, 04:48:07 PM »
Kifaru duplex frame with a dt2 bag and a guide lid and grab it or a bikini frame with a highcamp 4800 with same acc.

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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2017, 05:32:54 PM »
Who here has badlands experience?

The sacrifice and the 2200 look like some real nice options for packing gear and also packing out a deer (not elk) ((I would be with atleast one friend who could help pack it out with his pack as well))
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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #35 on: May 26, 2017, 07:13:57 PM »
I've heard good reviews about the 2000
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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #36 on: May 26, 2017, 08:18:26 PM »
Who here has badlands experience?

The sacrifice and the 2200 look like some real nice options for packing gear and also packing out a deer (not elk) ((I would be with atleast one friend who could help pack it out with his pack as well))
I have packed many animals out with a 2200. Not the best pack out there but no complaints at the price point. 

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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #37 on: May 26, 2017, 08:21:33 PM »
Awesome TBar. Have you seen the Sacrifice pack? It hold about 1200more cubic inches of space and has the hypervent system to save you from sweating as much, it seems to have a lot of good reviews and it's at about the same price as the 2200
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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #38 on: May 27, 2017, 07:39:57 AM »
I also have packed many animals with a 2200.  The thing with them is that the torso doesn't adjust.  If you are under 6' I would be a little concerned.  With Badlands warranty I wouldn't be scared of a used one.  Just make sure it fits your torso.

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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #39 on: May 30, 2017, 02:50:20 PM »
I also have packed many animals with a 2200.  The thing with them is that the torso doesn't adjust.  If you are under 6' I would be a little concerned.  With Badlands warranty I wouldn't be scared of a used one.  Just make sure it fits your torso.
So it's a tall pack so for me being 5'10 wouldn't be a good fit? What would make it less comfortable for a shorter guy?

Also has anyone here used the sacrifice pack? I love the idea but when I dug deep I read that the hypervent system is very poky when it's loaded heavy and pushes a bunch of pressure on your spine 😳.

I also found they redesigned it for this year the sacrifice LS and supposedly that is fixed..
Decisions decisions..
Just looking for a first hunting/meat hauling pack for ~250$
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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #40 on: May 30, 2017, 10:55:28 PM »
You may be fine at five ten.  Torso length isn't always linked with height.  I'm just saying to be aware that it doesn't have an adjustable torso, and you may want to try one on first.

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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #41 on: May 31, 2017, 09:16:10 AM »
Fortunately I hunt with my wife so packing meat rarely is a problem.

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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #42 on: May 31, 2017, 09:44:30 AM »
Tenzing 5000.  Love it.
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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #43 on: May 31, 2017, 10:18:41 AM »
I'll second the Tenzing. I've got the 6000. It's a bit heavier than some others but it is a workhorse.

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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #44 on: May 31, 2017, 10:26:47 AM »
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