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New Pack!!! Wilderness packs of oregon
« on: March 15, 2012, 06:42:27 PM »
Just got the deal all worked out yesterday :IBCOOL:

I have been playing with these packs the last 2 years at the sportsmans shows. I feel in love with them and decided it was the right pack for me. I got the bighorn pack combo with a full size frame. The last 2 years I have packed around 120lbs of sand and weights at the trade shows trying to find something I did not like. That 120 feels like nothing in these packs. They are just a little more heavy then the badlands but the pay off is huge! These packs adjust to custom fit you like no other pack I have had.

My cousin used them on a moose hunt last year as well and was packing some heavy loads out in Alaska.

There are some key things to note with these packs. That really made them stand out to me. The biggest and best for me is the quality and MADE IN THE USA!!! in fact in Oregon :tup: These packs can adjust to take on the biggest loads you can strap into them. The bow and rifle fit into these packs much better then then any other pack system I have used or seen. There is not a bunch of extra tiny little pockets or weird shaped pockets that won't hold anything. This pack is built to use and built to hunt.

If you are looking for a new pack check them out. I am sure you will note all the things I have listed and be as happy as I am. I can't wait to start using it this season :IBCOOL:

Here are the rest of the spec on the pack:
http://www.wildernesspacks.com/big-horn-combo
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Re: New Pack!!! Wilderness packs of oregon
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2012, 06:43:42 PM »
Oh and they put the order in yesterday and it was here by 3pm today! :IBCOOL:
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Re: New Pack!!! Wilderness packs of oregon
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2012, 07:00:43 PM »
Question...because I'm in the market for a pack.  9 pounds for the Yukon seems pretty heavy compared with say a Kifaru.  Also, I can't seem to find a price tag on the packs.

I'm definitely curious to see how you like it out in the field.

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Re: New Pack!!! Wilderness packs of oregon
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012, 07:02:04 PM »
want to look at this later.  placeholder.

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Re: New Pack!!! Wilderness packs of oregon
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2012, 07:34:42 PM »
how much ?

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Re: New Pack!!! Wilderness packs of oregon
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2012, 07:42:20 PM »
The frame and backbone of these packs are what add the weight to them. They have a top notch warranty as well if you ever need it. They are proud of there products and stand by them. Another thing is they are very easy to adjust down once they are on you. All my other packs I really have to take off to adjust them down or tighten them up very well. This one is made to adjust even when it on you.

I don't know the kifaru or the specs on it. The yukon is a monster way bigger then I would ever need with like 5000cu.in That pack could haul whatever you put in it without any worries!

The retail price is 300.00 for the combo that I got. Most stores I think they run right at 280.00. I know xxx archery stocks them. You would have to call them on the other packs to get a price on them. '
If you call them make sure you tell them you heard about them threw Split Diamond Outfitters :tup:

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Re: New Pack!!! Wilderness packs of oregon
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2012, 07:45:10 PM »
The badlands sells for right at the same money as this pack. There is no doubt in my mind this is a better pack! This one is made for hauling and not just back packing. I had problems trying to get anything very big in my badlands 2800. I was having to tie it shut to haul anything in it. The mouth does not open worth a darn for big things like elk hind quarters. I could not even fit 2 lope hind quaters in the badlands.
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Re: New Pack!!! Wilderness packs of oregon
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2012, 07:50:24 PM »
I've read quite a few reviews and waiting on my buddies Kifaru to come in.  He bought the 7200 Timberline Kifaru pack.  It's designed for 5-7 day pack ins.  Suppose to be the cats meow.  But I'm definitely curious considering this pack comes in at half the price of a Kifaru.

https://kifaru.net/timberline1.html

http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/live-hunt/2011/08/backpack-review-kifaru-timberline-ultimate-backcountry-hunting-pack

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Re: New Pack!!! Wilderness packs of oregon
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2012, 08:11:13 PM »
Not a fair apples to apples comparison between this pack and the Kifaru.

The Kifaru is over twice as much.  It also weighs about HALF! :yike:  It is the GOLD STANDARD that all other packs are compared to.  It will haul more weight than a person will be able to.

I can't comment on the wilderness packs, I don't think I will ever own one because of its weight and the style of hunting I do.

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Re: New Pack!!! Wilderness packs of oregon
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2012, 08:12:19 PM »
Yeah with this pack I will have no problems if I want 4 or so days worth of gear in it. I would go to the yukon if you want to hit around the week mark.

7200 is a monster :yike: Hell 5000 is big I could fit a whole deer in one of those packs :chuckle:
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Re: New Pack!!! Wilderness packs of oregon
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2012, 08:15:02 PM »
Not a fair apples to apples comparison between this pack and the Kifaru.

The Kifaru is over twice as much.  It also weighs about HALF! :yike:  It is the GOLD STANDARD that all other packs are compared to.  It will haul more weight than a person will be able to.

I can't comment on the wilderness packs, I don't think I will ever own one because of its weight and the style of hunting I do.

I guess that was my point haha.  Do you get the same benefit for half the price?   Minus of course the 4 pound difference. 

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Re: New Pack!!! Wilderness packs of oregon
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2012, 08:20:48 PM »
See I am the other way around. I crawl threw so much crap and nasty stuff. If i tried to crawl threw that stuff with that high profile pack on I would be stuck! :chuckle:

OMG 700.00 for a pack? who can afford that! It looks like that pack is about 35% lighter.
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Re: New Pack!!! Wilderness packs of oregon
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2012, 08:23:45 PM »
When I have a pack loaded down with 100+ pounds a extra 3.5 pounds is not going to break my back. Yet for half the cost? I think I would take the extra 3.5 pounds over a couple to several hundred dollars in difference. both have life time warrenties against defects as well.
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Re: New Pack!!! Wilderness packs of oregon
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2012, 08:42:46 PM »
Just in comparision I wanted to check the weight so I weighed my badlands 2800 and it came in at 5.7 pounds and the new wilderness pack came in at 7lbs.

1.3 pounds more then the badlands. I don't know what the badlands is rated at but the pack frame on the wilderness is rated at 120lbs+

Looks like the kifaru sites says 100+ on that big monster packs.
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Re: New Pack!!! Wilderness packs of oregon
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2012, 08:45:04 PM »
Love knows no price limit.  :tung:
P.S. Kifaru is not the gold standard for packability-or-comfort. An internal frame pack can never out perform a frame pack. Im with Carp, bigger is not better with regards to size. carrying capacity is what matters. Most people pack up for eventualties rather than realities.
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