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    eberlestock dragonfly or just one

    hello this is my frist post.i have badlands superday,2200,and the ox, needed something bigger so bought the sitka bivy 45. the frist trip this yaer was about 25 miles total and the waist belt started to wear a hole through it didnt have time to send it back to get it fixed put anouther 75 to 100 miles on it this year and more things were breaking on it a couple of buckles and then i tried to wash it i tried to take the frame out and broke the snaps. i sent it back now i need a new pack looking at the dragonfly or justone. need to now if the packs have a place for my spotting scope and tripod.
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    I have the J34 and I put mine in one of the long zippered pockets on the outside and tent in the other one. You can also keep it on tripod and slide it in under the compression straps on the back and then flip top lid over to protect the scope and cinch tight.

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    hey thanks slim jim,is the j34 big enough for 5 to 7 day back pack hunts or should i get the dragonfly.i back pack in at least 7 miles to get away from other hunters so need to have enough room for everthing

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    Shawn,
    I have the spike camp duffle with mine so that if I get an animal down I can put meat inside and zip the duffle to the outside. I've used mine for a high country mule deer hunt as far as 8 1/2 miles in and for seven days. It was rough on the shoulders but it got it done. Very durable pack

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    Agreed the J34 will do it, but it is a do-it-all pack, and not a dedicated bivy pack. I have years of hard hunting in a J104 (J34 predecessor) and it is still going strong.

    I would look at the Eberle V90 for a more heavy-hauling suspension design.

    You may want to look at spending a little more money on a dedicated bivy hunting pack like a Kifaru Timberline, Mystery Ranch 7500, or Kuiu Icon 7000. These packs have the best suspensions available and really shine for your type of hunting.

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    thanks bitterroot bulls i will looked the packs and the only one that looks like it is what i need is the kifaru timberline it looks like it is well built and best thin it is built in usa not china

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnnelson View Post
    thanks bitterroot bulls i will looked the packs and the only one that looks like it is what i need is the kifaru timberline it looks like it is well built and best thin it is built in usa not china
    Many consider the Timberline the best hunting pack available. They are not cheap, however.

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    I would second what Bitterroot said, I have a few eberlestock packs, including the Blue Widow. I believe there are much better options for a bivy pack than the eberelestock's, good packs, but the Kifarus, Mystery Ranch, and the new Kuiu packs are much better. Though they are more money, they are worth it. I bought the new Kuiu 5000 for bivy hints this year. I would not go back to my Blue Widow for bivy hunts, Kuiu has much better suspension and functional load lifter straps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shedhead View Post
    I would second what Bitterroot said, I have a few eberlestock packs, including the Blue Widow. I believe there are much better options for a bivy pack than the eberelestock's, good packs, but the Kifarus, Mystery Ranch, and the new Kuiu packs are much better. Though they are more money, they are worth it. I bought the new Kuiu 5000 for bivy hints this year. I would not go back to my Blue Widow for bivy hunts, Kuiu has much better suspension and functional load lifter straps.
    I would side with mystery ranch or kifaru. I know quite a few guys who bought KUIU packs and had to send them back. I think KUIU will get their frame figured out, but its not in a good enough spot currently in my opinion. However, I too would probably shy away from an eberlestock as well if you can afford to. The price is still steep on the eberlestocks, but not as bad as an MR. I owned a blue widow and I was very unimpressed with it. Seams came apart, and things just did not hold up, especially since I think I only packed three animals out in it over a two year stretch, and no elk at that. It should have been much better than it was in my opinion. I currently have a Mystery Ranch crewcab, and I wouldnt get rid of it for anything. In one year I already put it through things I would have never even dreamed of trying to do with the blue widow. The mystery ranch packs could withstand a nuclear war and come out on the good side, and the NICE frame will blow your mind with what it can do.

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    I have a dragonfly and it works great for multiple night bivy hunts. If I could swing one of the high dollar packs I would do it in a heart beat. The dragonfly is heavy and gets uncomfortable with anything over about 60 lbs. But I still think its the best big pack on the market for anyone who cant swing the price of the MR, Kiafru etc.

 

 

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