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Elk hunter magazine pack review.
« on: May 12, 2014, 09:16:59 AM »
So, I buy this elk hunting magazine for the review on the cover.  There were twelve packs. Most are way too expensive for what they are. I don't care how cool or functioning they are. No pack is worth six hundo. But, the horn hunter full curl system caught my eye..   I guess whatt I'm after is a pack that is slim enuff to elk hunt with all day while holdin jacket, knives, water and lunch, and be low profile, but still abley to pack out quarters with ease, w/o having to return to camp for a hauler pack.. But still be able to use it for 3-5 day $pike outs.  Any ideas or knowledge about this particular pack or brand?
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Re: Elk hunter magazine pack review.
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2014, 09:19:00 AM »
Lots of good threads on here about this, try the search function.

Most of the recommendations I would give you are apparently out of your price range.

Good luck.
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Re: Elk hunter magazine pack review.
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2014, 09:21:25 AM »
Very helpfull. Now, do you know anything about the company and pack itself?
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Re: Elk hunter magazine pack review.
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2014, 09:26:27 AM »
No functional load lifters which will make for an uncomfortable packout of a heavy load. That's the way I understand it.
Those other packs are expensive for a reason. That's what I'm finding in my shopping adventures recently.
There's a big difference when it comes to a heavy load.
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Re: Elk hunter magazine pack review.
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2014, 09:28:33 AM »
You've already determined those other packs aren't worth it.

I will tell you the Horn Hunter will not be as nice (durable and comfort) as the Kifaru or Mystery ranch.

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Re: Elk hunter magazine pack review.
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2014, 09:32:17 AM »
I must be missing something. Only four of the twelve are five hundred bucks and up. So I guess the other eight must be junk..........
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Re: Elk hunter magazine pack review.
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2014, 09:38:05 AM »
Very helpfull. Now, do you know anything about the company and pack itself?

No, I don't, but using the search function I found at least 8 threads on here that talked about it and by using Google I found quite a few more.
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Re: Elk hunter magazine pack review.
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2014, 09:47:59 AM »
You said "too expensive for what they are". If they are twice the pack as the cheaper ones...how so?

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Re: Elk hunter magazine pack review.
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2014, 09:48:39 AM »
I must be missing something. Only four of the twelve are five hundred bucks and up. So I guess the other eight must be junk..........
Not junk at all, just not as good as the higher end stuff.  No experience with the full curl packs personally but I'm sure it would be very functional for what you said you are wanting it for.  Turn offs for me were that you couldn't adjust the suspension system on them, it didn't come with a spotter and tripod pocket, weight, and also from what I read, heavy loads did not carry well.  I bought a Kifaru because in the last decade I have spent WAY more than $700 on multiple packs that have all failed!  If this Kifaru holds up and hauls the way everyone has testified that it will, I will be BIG money ahead for biting the bullet and picking one up.
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Re: Elk hunter magazine pack review.
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2014, 09:52:29 AM »
Besides the full  curl, I've given thought to the outdoorsmen optic pack.
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Re: Elk hunter magazine pack review.
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2014, 10:21:17 AM »
Eberlestock dragonfly can't beat them lifetime warranty.
Between my brothers and friends we got 12 of them
The oldest one from o7. We also have different packs by them
To. All i can say is a great pack

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Re: Elk hunter magazine pack review.
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2014, 10:24:13 AM »
Apparently you offended a lot of people who spent $600 on a pack. Check out granite gear patrol pack also. These can be had surplus for a couple/few hundo. Used can get the expensive packs into your price range. I wanted to read that mag review, did you find a copy locally?

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Re: Elk hunter magazine pack review.
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2014, 10:31:02 AM »
Besides the full  curl, I've given thought to the outdoorsmen optic pack.

http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,104616.msg1361362.html#msg1361362


There's a bunch of threads on that one too.
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Re: Elk hunter magazine pack review.
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2014, 10:37:09 AM »
Apparently you offended a lot of people who spent $600 on a pack. Check out granite gear patrol pack also. These can be had surplus for a couple/few hundo. Used can get the expensive packs into your price range. I wanted to read that mag review, did you find a copy locally?

I am not offended and could care less what he uses. 

The internet has search functions for a reason, some folks just find it easier not to use them I guess.

A used pack is a GREAT option.
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Re: Elk hunter magazine pack review.
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2014, 10:46:17 AM »
I've used Eberlestock products, before(tailhook), and liked it ok.  And when I guided I borrowed one. Liked it.  But the blue widow an dragonfly, im not sure how small they compress.   Im not going into wilderness and packing in a campor anything. For that, I have a dedicated pack frame.  No, what I'm after is xompactness, mobility and versatility and the abilitu to pack meat.  I gave away my badlands 2200. It was a good pack, but not as versatil.
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