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Title: Wtb pack/frame
Post by: Buckhunter24 on October 08, 2019, 04:06:30 PM
Tired of my old frame killing my back.

Im looking for a used pack, not worried about small tears or stains. As long as it has a few pads. Ideally in NE washington so no shipping necessary.

Thanks
Title: Re: Wtb pack/frame
Post by: N7XW on October 08, 2019, 04:22:10 PM
I just ordered this off amazon.  The bag is removable for use as a pack frame.  Haven't tried it yet but looking forward to it.  Seems very well built and wasn't expensive.

https://www.amazon.com/ALPS-OutdoorZ-Commander-Pack-Bag/dp/B004R7L7YU/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=pack+frame&qid=1570576861&sr=8-6
Title: Re: Wtb pack/frame
Post by: JakeLand on October 08, 2019, 04:41:54 PM
I just ordered this off amazon.  The bag is removable for use as a pack frame.  Haven't tried it yet but looking forward to it.  Seems very well built and wasn't expensive.

https://www.amazon.com/ALPS-OutdoorZ-Commander-Pack-Bag/dp/B004R7L7YU/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=pack+frame&qid=1570576861&sr=8-6
buddy got this and loves it
Title: Re: Wtb pack/frame
Post by: Buckhunter24 on October 08, 2019, 04:51:18 PM
Right on, thats pretty cheap I may go that route if no one on here wants to sell one
Title: Re: Wtb pack/frame
Post by: Twispriver on October 08, 2019, 11:01:57 PM
I have a frame pack that I like but don't carry it while hunting and was tired of hiking back empty or with just a small load in the day pack so this year I bought the Commander Light frame and fitted it with a removable day pack bag - it's lighter than my Tenzing day pack and carries the same amount and I can bring out a full load on the first trip. I am now a fan of the ALPS Outdoors pack and am sure the full size Commander is a quality pack for the price  :twocents:
Title: Re: Wtb pack/frame
Post by: Turner89 on October 08, 2019, 11:10:15 PM
I'm trying out the Alps commander also. I've taken it out bear hunting a few times. Haven't packed any meat out yet, but I'm liking it so far.
Title: Re: Wtb pack/frame
Post by: asmith on October 09, 2019, 08:30:29 AM
Welp, after reading the reviews I just ordered one.  We'll see how it goes.  Hopefully it will see some meat this season.

Aaron
Title: Re: Wtb pack/frame
Post by: bustedoldman on October 09, 2019, 09:16:52 AM
I had one for a few years (ALPS), seemed like a buckle broke or stitching came apart every year so I was always repairing it, its hard to get it to fit the way you really need it to for heavy loads as well. Went to a Eberlestock-F1HP-Mainframe pack with batwings and have never regretted it.
Title: Re: Wtb pack/frame
Post by: ctwiggs1 on October 09, 2019, 09:40:17 AM
Man I'll tell you this.. If you can save the money, go for a premium pack.  I've hunted with several different packs and I always avoided that Kool-Aid.  After I finally bit the bullet and picked up an Exo, my life changed! 

Mystery Ranch, Kifaru, Stone Glacier, Exo, etc.  Great packs.  Yes, they're more than $150.  If you can hold out and save, your back sure will appreciate it.
Title: Re: Wtb pack/frame
Post by: asmith on October 20, 2019, 04:25:55 AM
Got my pack in the mail the other day.  Seems very well built but it sure is noisy.  Ill have to find some little rubber washers for it.  The only other bad thing I found so far is the gun scabbard is part of the removable pack.  So if you are just using it to haul meat, there is no place to haul your rifle. 
Title: Re: Wtb pack/frame
Post by: Buckhunter24 on October 20, 2019, 07:44:38 PM
I went ahead and got one as well, the price was too good to pass. Should be here wednesday. Thanks for linking the website
Title: Re: Wtb pack/frame
Post by: elkchaser54 on October 20, 2019, 11:56:05 PM
I call mine mr squeaky.  I switched out most of the pins with locking nuts and bolts. Makes it much more sturdy, however it's a dedicated meat hauler because I tried using it to backpack hunt with and after 2 miles with 40 pounds in it, it kills my back and just doesnt sit right.  Time to spend some real money and get an eberlestock
Title: Re: Wtb pack/frame
Post by: spin05 on October 21, 2019, 01:12:54 AM
I got Cabelas Frieghter frame will a multi cam pack i been thinking of selling.  Let me know if intrested but yea would have to ship somehow
Title: Re: Wtb pack/frame
Post by: Buckhunter24 on October 23, 2019, 02:16:32 PM
Pack came today. Seems like a solid piece of equipment. Should work well for what I need it for. Like others said it is pretty noisy, but comfortable. The buckles are definitely made out of pretty cheap plastic.
Title: Re: Wtb pack/frame
Post by: outdooraddict on October 23, 2019, 04:48:49 PM
do you guys hunt with your pack frames? i hunt with a badlands 2200, it feels so heavy lol not sure what all i pack in it. but my plan is to take a pack of meat out in our packs, and then come back in with the packframe that can hold more. is this the common pratice, some places we hunt, i think it would be easier to just hunt with the pack frame for the day, wouldnt that save potentially an extra trip?
Title: Re: Wtb pack/frame
Post by: Boss .300 winmag on October 23, 2019, 06:11:12 PM
https://bullpacs.com/product-category/packs/

I got just the frame, love it. No pins to squeak.😉
Title: Re: Wtb pack/frame
Post by: ctwiggs1 on October 23, 2019, 06:43:09 PM
https://bullpacs.com/product-category/packs/

I got just the frame, love it. No pins to squeak.😉

Those things are super heavy duty.  You’ll break before the pack does :chuckle:
Title: Re: Wtb pack/frame
Post by: N7XW on November 05, 2019, 06:13:19 PM
Used the Alps frame for hauling my deer out this year.  A lot easier than dragging it through the brush.  The pack was comfortable and supported the weight easily.  I actually prefer an external frame pack over an internal frame.

I hunt with mine on all day since it is so light and easy to carry.  Besides I dont want to make an extra trip back to get it.
Title: Re: Wtb pack/frame
Post by: huntnfmly on November 06, 2019, 01:26:17 PM
Man I'll tell you this.. If you can save the money, go for a premium pack.  I've hunted with several different packs and I always avoided that Kool-Aid.  After I finally bit the bullet and picked up an Exo, my life changed! 

Mystery Ranch, Kifaru, Stone Glacier, Exo, etc.  Great packs.  Yes, they're more than $150.  If you can hold out and save, your back sure will appreciate it.
This ^^^^^
Mine was a kifaru. Game changer.
Spendy but worth every penny I tried not drinking the top tier pack kool aid but buy once cry once
Title: Re: Wtb pack/frame
Post by: Lightning_Rider on November 06, 2019, 02:53:46 PM
do you guys hunt with your pack frames? i hunt with a badlands 2200, it feels so heavy lol not sure what all i pack in it. but my plan is to take a pack of meat out in our packs, and then come back in with the packframe that can hold more. is this the common pratice, some places we hunt, i think it would be easier to just hunt with the pack frame for the day, wouldnt that save potentially an extra trip?

This was my mindset when i went to idaho this year with my exo pack. Go in with exo pack, harvest elk, come back with bull pac for lots of meat... not necessary with a great pack/frame combo like exo, kifaru, stone glacier, or mystery ranch. My Exo is much more comfortable than the bull pac and hauled as much meat as i could stand. These packs are so light and strong.
Title: Re: Wtb pack/frame
Post by: ctwiggs1 on November 06, 2019, 06:36:14 PM
Swapping an Exo for a bull?? :yike: