i started out with the BL's packs. i found out the hard way that this pack is not made for the serious elk hunter. i had a shoulder strap break in 2012 while packing a quarter out. my first bull to boot! how do you "embrace the suckage" when that happens?Add Badlands, MR also for my exp, sold them all. A few with visible wear.
this for me, Love the versatility of my Kifaru pack system. Used on 6 western state hunts too.
Hunter Duplex frame
: Reckoning pack, backcountry excursions
: 22Mag 2nd Gen, daypack w/hunting gear, replaced my 14’r for daypack
: various pockets & other organization attachments
: sometimes just the Frame & Quarter Panel on trips in/out packing subsequent meat loads
: non-frame Tailgunner for quick jaunts from truck
And almost no wear & tear on my Kifaru gear. I work my pack gear hard, 8 full hunting weeks per year since 2012, but take care of it too. Gosh, wish I had this quality gear when I was a young man.