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Mystery Ranch New Metcalf

Mystery Ranch NICE Metcalf By Matt Cashell, Rokslide Prostaff I started tesing Mystery Ranch's updated Metcalf last summer.  I was able to drive to their Montana location to...
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Paradox Pack Review

Paradox Pack Review By Jared Lampton, Guest Contributor "It's lightweight yet very strong. It's rigid yet flexible. It's simple and efficient yet incredibly versatile." These were the claims...
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Kifaru’s Extended Mission Ruck II (EMR II)

  Kifaru's Extended Mission Ruck II (EMR II) By Sam Millard, Rokslide Prostaff What defines a great pack? For me, the most important characteristic of a great pack is...
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Exo Mountain Gear 3500 Review

Exo Mountain Gear 3500 by Mark Huelsing, Guest Contributor Exo Mountain Gear hit the market with their first pack designs in early 2014. The company might be the new...
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Stone Glacier Sky 7400

Stone Glacier Sky 7400 by Matt Wymer, Rokslide Prostaff The last few years have seen an evolution in the gear I use and own. I've progressed from wool...
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Kuiu Ultra 6000

  Kuiu Ultra 6000 Luke Moffat               Given all the drama surrounding this pack when it was introduced I was apprehensive to purchase it for review.  I do...
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A Season with an Icon – KUIU’s Icon 1850 Pack System

A Season with an Icon – KUIU’s 1850 pack system Darin Cooper Kurt Toney packing a boned front quarter in his carbon framed Icon 1850 and a massive 8 x...

Mystery Ranch Metcalf Bag – NICE frame

Mystery Ranch NICE Metcalf Initial Impressions By Todd Kelly When I heard that the guys down at Mystery Ranch (MR) had a new bag design for the NICE frame system,...
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Elite Hunting Packs – Kifaru and Stone Glacier

Elite Hunting Packs - Kifaru and Stone Glacier By Matt Cashell Stone Glacier (left) and Kifaru provide back-country hunters with excellent options for toting gear in and trophy...
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Cabela’s Alaskan Guide External Frame Backpack

Cabela's Alaskan Guide - External Frame Jared Bloomgren ("J-Rod")   As backcountry hunters we are always looking for the best way to get our animals out of the rough...

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Kuiu Icon

KUIU ICON By Aron Snyder 5lbs 12oz’s (6000) 4lbs 9 oz's (3000) It seems that the design intent for the Icon was simple… bring...

“I want a big buck, where should I apply?”

The calendar tells me that this is likely the number one question on buck hunters' minds right now.  The days are becoming dim when...

From Complacent to Capable, Striving for Competent

From Complacent to Capable, Striving for Competent By Chas Carmichael How many threads here at Rokslide start with “What pack/frame should I get?”, “First time out...

onX Hunt Review

By Les Welch, Rokslide Prostaff Don’t leave home without it. No, I’m not talking about your American Express card, I’m talking about your onX Hunt system....
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Clothing Systems

Clothing Systems   by Luke & Becca Moffat   When it comes to finding clothing for the backpack hunter, there has never been a...

One or Both Eyes Open

One or Both Eyes Open By Guest Contributor, Jimmy Tippetts (Slim Jim) When shooting a compound bow, do you use one or both eyes? This topic...