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    Badlans 2200, Eberle j134 or eberle x2???

    Im Looking to by one of these 3 packs? (Eberlestock x2 eberlestock j134 badlands 2200). I live in idaho and do mostly weekend mule deer hunts. But im completley split between these 3 packs. Anybody with any good insight? thanks!

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    You can't go wrong with the Eberlestock packs, built tough and you'll love how they feel.

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    I just received a Badlands 2200 from Camofire. I have not used it, but it seems to be a well made pack. However, the pocket arrangement and layout are non-functional for me. Thinking about dumping this one and going with Tenzing or Crooked Horn.
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    I went to sportsmans today and checked em all out! The badlands pack does not fit my torso lengnth nor my waist. So thats out of the question im still split between the two eberlestocks!!

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    Check out the Just One, Dragonfly, or Blue Widow. They are outstanding versatile packs that will do everything from short day hunts to packing out elk. They offer various waist-belts, but make sure you have enough torso lift before making the purchase. I feel 19 inches is about the max torso size for there packs. I think more weight will begin being shifted to the wearers shoulders as the torso extends beyond 19 inches, that is just my opinion from using the Dragonfly and Just One. Also, I feel the Eberlestock packs are more durable than Badlands and Blacks Creek packs, but not more than Mystery Ranch. Mystery Ranch is the King of durability with the NICE Frame line of packs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gperkins21 View Post
    I went to sportsmans today and checked em all out! The badlands pack does not fit my torso lengnth nor my waist. So thats out of the question im still split between the two eberlestocks!!
    I just received my badlands 2200 from camofire and what a dissapointment. It didn't fit me as well. torso length and I'd have to put on a couple inches in the waist for it to fit snug. bummer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandstalker View Post
    I just received my badlands 2200 from camofire and what a dissapointment. It didn't fit me as well. torso length and I'd have to put on a couple inches in the waist for it to fit snug. bummer
    Badlands has completely revamped this pack and others for 2013. Do not buy the old model until you have seen the improved version. Wish that I had waited on mine, until this year.
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    So I have both the 2200 and the X2. Have sent the 2200 back twice for failed zipper complaints in two years. Love the customer service, and this is not a dis to the company because they are great. But for me, it was never that comfortable, and was a little gimmicky to use, with the batwings and all.
    Then I got an X2 and was blown away. The same pack weight seems to weigh half as much. Must be the internal metal frame, but talk about a comfortable, all-day power pack! Plus, I use the scabbard for gun hunts, and the butt bucket for archery. That's such a nice feature to have your hands free. Keep in mind, I'm mostly an all-day hunter, and do not use these packs for going in overnight. My choice would be the X2 if you plan on day hunts. One down side is, the side pocket won't hold a full-size spotting scope, but a 65mm should fit fine.
    Hope this helps.

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    As I've posted before I really like my J34. I don't think you would go wrong with it, especially if you plan to use the scabbard.

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    I have a J34 and an X2. The J34 is great for heavy loads and I'm a big fan of the scabbard. The X2 is really nice for going light on day hunts.
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