MR Metcalf or Beartooth 80

swanny

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Good call. You'll be happy you chose the Metcalf. Very practical pack. I have the Beartooth 80 but likes others have said it's more of a 5 day bag and the U shaped zipper setup can be a pain.
Are you saying you can't compress the Beartooth down for say 2-3 trips? To much extra fabric that makes it sloppy I'm guessing for lighter loads.
 

brettdunn7

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Are you saying you can't compress the Beartooth down for say 2-3 trips? To much extra fabric that makes it sloppy I'm guessing for lighter loads.
I actually looked at it on other threads and you absolutely can.


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mthuntr

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You can and I do just not worthwhile if you don't really need it...also bigger pack ends up being filled with unnecessary items
 

ttucci16

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I'm going to be straight up. If you're only using this for a day or two, you're doing yourself a disservice. It's too much pack. It 100 percent can be done, but you're going to have to cinch the ever living hell out of it. You're going to have to pretty much fold the top of the pack over onto itself and cinch the bottom of the pack damn near flat so that everything isn't sitting low. The Beartooth is 100 percent an outstanding pack for what it's intended to be which is a middle ground between the Metcalf and Marshall. If i could only have one it would be the metcalf. With a bigger pack, you're going to have a rough time getting the weight balanced right without filling it up.
 

swanny

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You can and I do just not worthwhile if you don't really need it...also bigger pack ends up being filled with unnecessary items
Fully aware of that, I'm just asking from the sense of one pack is all. I can get 5 days out of my Selway right now Spring through early Fall, but I"m not the biggest fan of it's configuration. It works alright, but I'd prefer a bit more traditional pack. I'm honestly leaning towards the Metcalf, the Beartooth intrigues more for the "what if" hunt. Just curious more than anything.
 

805Bowhunter

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If anyone is interested, I am selling my MR Metcalf (2019) size M. I used it last fall on my WY archery elk hunt. Its an outstanding pack but due to recent economic circumstances, I need to sell some of my hunting stuff. I paid $525 on black ovis and have the receipt. The pack is in excellent condition and has no issues. I will be posting to classifieds in the next day or two. I'd be willing to part with it for $350 and cover the shipping. PM me if interested and I can provide pictures as well as receipt. The pack is multicam.
 

brettdunn7

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Got my Beartooth in today. Thing is big. Will be perfect for family trips and longer hunting weekends. It compresses down just fine for a day pack as well. What I may do also is pick up a Pintler bag only option for day hunts or smaller trips. Heard it’s a great combo.


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