Needing a new quality hunting pack, but these babies are not cheap! Want to make the right to choice the first time and end up with a back that will last a loooong time.
Will be antelope hunting in 2015 (hopefully) and high country mule deer in 2017 or 18. I can see an elk in the future, maybe a moose, with the ultimate goal (like most people) sheep!
Reading online and talking with buddies who have done this already, i have heard 4500-4800 is enough. I see a lot of entry packs in the 3000-3500 range and have come to the conclusion that they are more day packs. I also see several in the 6000-7500 range and am wondering if that's too much.
My first research shows I really like the SG Sky 5100, as its collapsible down to day back size. But it also appears to be on the high end cost wise. Is a 5100 enough space for the regular backpacking gear? shelter, stove, pad, bag, clothes etc.