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#7030496 - 01/08/18 08:07 PM Hunting day packs
Johnny Rocket Offline
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Registered: 04/24/17
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Looking for a light weight day pack that I can lug some gear and food into hunting spot and out without breaking my back or wallet. Any suggestions? I have a badlands 2200 but for most local hunting trips itís too much bag...

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#7030633 - 01/08/18 09:19 PM Re: Hunting day packs [Re: Johnny Rocket]
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For that use just about any one will do. I picked up one for about 20 bucks at a gun show years ago.Hereís one on Amazon:


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#7031491 - 01/09/18 12:45 PM Re: Hunting day packs [Re: Johnny Rocket]
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The badlands superday is a little smaller than the 2200, but it isn't cheap as you know.

I use the superday as I felt the 2200 was a bit big for my day use needs.

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#7031592 - 01/09/18 01:58 PM Re: Hunting day packs [Re: Johnny Rocket]
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Nog just posted something tactical....

Whereís my Bert stare when I need it....
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#7031959 - 01/09/18 06:24 PM Re: Hunting day packs [Re: Sneaky]
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
Nog just posted something tactical....

Whereís my Bert stare when I need it....


Lol for $23 I donít care if itís Affliction as long as it will carry my stuff to the blind. smile
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#7032039 - 01/09/18 07:24 PM Re: Hunting day packs [Re: Johnny Rocket]
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I would too, as long is it doesnít have that stupid boner collector garbage on it.
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#7033226 - 01/10/18 03:35 PM Re: Hunting day packs [Re: Johnny Rocket]
Wytex Offline
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Check on Camofire.com occasionally.

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#7035174 - 01/11/18 09:32 PM Re: Hunting day packs [Re: Johnny Rocket]
KeyLymePie Offline
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Registered: 12/18/17
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For a cheap, simple day pack that insnt going to carry much but is tough I have a German surplus pack I picked up years ago that has been excellent. I use it to carry coffee, food and a kill kit along with my heavy jacket and a few other minor things. Its basic as hell but great for what it does. You can get one here: https://www.varusteleka.com/en/product/b...ASABEgJM5_D_BwE

These things are so common I'd imagine any military surplus store will have one too.
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#7036125 - 01/12/18 04:54 PM Re: Hunting day packs [Re: Johnny Rocket]
mphunter Offline
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Registered: 08/23/13
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Iíd like to add to this thread a question. Iím looking for a day pack as well, but would love to know what you all have done when you have to pack out an animal? I hunted recently in terrain that was very thick. I had my large frame pack on and it was terrible! I had to get on all fours at times to get under trees, etc. really would like a smaller pack but what to do when I pack an animal out a mile or two??

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#7036589 - 01/13/18 08:09 AM Re: Hunting day packs [Re: mphunter]
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Originally Posted By: mphunter
Iíd like to add to this thread a question. Iím looking for a day pack as well, but would love to know what you all have done when you have to pack out an animal? I hunted recently in terrain that was very thick. I had my large frame pack on and it was terrible! I had to get on all fours at times to get under trees, etc. really would like a smaller pack but what to do when I pack an animal out a mile or two??


Most any good internal frame pack will also do fine in packing out quarters and/or meat.

Top line brands include Kifaru, Stone Glacier, Mystery Ranch.
Just below those are brands like Badlands and Eberlestock. (I use an Eberlestock because I love their rifle scabbard feature.)
Most guys who donít require a huge 7000-9000 ci pack but still need to haul an animal out on occasion compromise with a 3500-5500 ci pack and it simply doubles as their daypack while hunting.
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#7036927 - 01/13/18 02:08 PM Re: Hunting day packs [Re: Johnny Rocket]
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I've got the Badlands Pursuit. It's ok for a day trip but would probably go Superday if I were buying again. Since you already have the 2200, the Pursuit may be a better compliment

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#7038318 - 01/14/18 05:30 PM Re: Hunting day packs [Re: mphunter]
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Registered: 04/19/07
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Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: mphunter
Iíd like to add to this thread a question. Iím looking for a day pack as well, but would love to know what you all have done when you have to pack out an animal? I hunted recently in terrain that was very thick. I had my large frame pack on and it was terrible! I had to get on all fours at times to get under trees, etc. really would like a smaller pack but what to do when I pack an animal out a mile or two??


Your best bet is a sub 2500 cu in pack with load self. I would look at EXO, Mystery Ranch and Kuiu. Elberstock only has one pack with a load self and kifaru only has one sub 2000 bag with a load self but I tís designed more for the train to hunt events. If you donít have a load self then you get to stuff your pack with meat. Elberstockís Rifle scabbard patent ends this year, out side of that they are not a comfortable pack compared to the ones I mentioned above.

For reference I did 7 days in Idaho with a 2000pack and a buddy did 5 days with same pack in CO this year.
Beauty of a load self, you can triple pack size with one dry bag. I run mainly the 2000 but on extended hunts Iíll run the 3500. The 3500 does cinch down and compress well but still a different profile then the 2000.

Of my almost 30 days hunting out west this year I used 2000cu in bag majority of the time.

Any specific questions feel free to PM me. Iíve used a lot of packs, including all frames i mentioned in this post

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#7038386 - 01/14/18 06:34 PM Re: Hunting day packs [Re: Johnny Rocket]
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decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
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Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: Johnny Rocket
Looking for a light weight day pack that I can lug some gear and food into hunting spot and out without breaking my back or wallet. Any suggestions? I have a badlands 2200 but for most local hunting trips itís too much bag...


Cabelas has a exclusive badlands pack called Axis, it has a flip up lid that allows easy stay open access when in a tree or blind.

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#7042398 - 01/17/18 06:19 PM Re: Hunting day packs [Re: BOBO the Clown]
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Registered: 09/17/04
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Loc: Irving, Texas
I have 3 different Badlands packs. I use a 2200 or my Super Day pack for hunting out west but highly recommend the Pursuit for dayhunting. It works great for me.

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