Well Known Rokslider
- Sep 18, 2016
SG once you get the frame and pack you can always get a bigger pack for longer hunts. That being said I would have no problem using my 6900 on a day hunt because how small it gets.
I can’t stand their asymmetrical packs. I’m left hand and it drives me nuts. I’m such a SG fanboy but I can’t get over it because of it. I want a solo but that dang pocket.non meat hauling day pack- SG Avail
meat hauling day pack- SG Solo with Krux frame
I used to throw on a smaller pack on the frame, but the Solo is plenty compact and can be cinched down readily if need
I'm one more vote for the MR Pop up series. The 28 is perfect for day hunts and will pack out Elk Quarters 'comfortably' (lol, like packing out quarters is ever 'comfortable' lol)This would be my choice also, in the PU28 size, for the reasons stated. However, since you mentioned the possibility of adding different sized bags, I'd go with a Mystery Ranch Guide Light MT frame and a Pintler or Sawtooth 45. You cant swap out bags on the Pop Up frame without a lot of creativity.
If you're going out hunting for a day and don't have "meat hauling" on your list of things that your pack needs to do you approach hunting VERY differently than I do!Respectfully, I approach this completely different than my Rokslide brethren. If it truly is a day pack (I.e., non needing meat hauling), then I think everything listed here is overkill. If I'm just going out for the day, I'm not taking a 3-6 pound pack to carry 15 pounds worth of gear. I have a Zpacks Arc Haul Zip. It weighs 25 ounces, and can easily carry 25 pounds comfortable. If it's a daypack situation where meat hauling might be needed, then I'd take my EXO K3 3500 (or any of the other great packs suggested).