I have very wide broad shoulders too, thank you for the recommendation. I may look into getting a Metcalf.I wear 40 jeans also. Just got a Mystery Ranch Selway with the 40+ belt. Plenty of belt left with heavy clothes on. The torso is adjustable from 17-24 inches on the new guide light mt frame. Put about 50lb. in it to get it fitted right, and it is very comfortable.
Having a 40 inch waist, and broad, thick shoulders, it gets frustrating trying to find a pack that fits.
I bought a Kuiu Venture for a day pack. Awesome pack, with great organization, but I max the waistbelt out with light clothing. The shoulder straps had to have the sternum strap down to the bottom of the straps with light clothes. I'm going to have to sell it, regrettably.
I have a Mystery Ranch Scapegoat 35 coming for a day pack. Not the organization of the Kuiu, but if it fits me, I can get around that!
If you like the size of the Metcalf look at the Terraframe 80. It is slightly larger with much better organization it just comes in solids because it is in the expedition series. It’s also less expensive.I have very wide broad shoulders too, thank you for the recommendation. I may look into getting a Metcalf.
I just received my Scapegoat 35 today. I ordered the xl, which is a 21-24 in. torso, with the 34-39 in. belt. That was the largest waistbelt option.6', 325 here. I have spent countless hundreds of dollars on packs from Badlands to Kifaru. I personally won't use anything other than Mystery Ranch. I have 4, and have a Scapegoat 35 on the way for an elk daypack. Can't say enough about them. And I know I can pick up the phone and call them and talk through any concerns.
Agreed. I love my Selway. Just wish I could find an internal frame daypack that fits.Mystery Ranch is a great choice for big boys.
I bought a Selway 60 in XL last summer.
I wear 44" pants and even with a base, mid, and heavy Northface outer layer I still had belt left.
I also filled that bag/shelf with 90lbs of meat/gear and was amazed at how comfortable it was.
Well mine arrived today and the belt is also my weakest link. I have other MR belts, and I will NEVER be back in a medium belt, so I'm thinking it will get sacrificed to make a small belt extender until I can get down. If Beerpong can do it anyone can!I just received my Scapegoat 35 today. I ordered the xl, which is a 21-24 in. torso, with the 34-39 in. belt. That was the largest waistbelt option.
The torso fits great, and being xl the padded straps are 2" longer than standard. Having thick, broad shoulders, this is Great!
The waistbelt is the weak link. I am bottomed out with only a flannel shirt on. I am 6'-1" 265 lb. 40 in. jeans, and approx. 46 in. around the belly button.
I will have to call Mystery Ranch Monday, and see if they have any options for a bigger waistbelt for the Scapegoat.
I may just have to scrap the internal frame daypack idea, and get the Pintler bag only, for my Selway 60 frame.
I am returning the scapegoat. I am back to modding the Kuiu Venture. I just love the layout for a daypack.Well mine arrived today and the belt is also my weakest link. I have other MR belts, and I will NEVER be back in a medium belt, so I'm thinking it will get sacrificed to make a small belt extender until I can get down. If Beerpong can do it anyone can!