One word. Eberlestock.
I'm looking for a backpack that has a scabbard built in. I been using a Tenzing 2200 and its a great pack but I just don't feel that my rifle is secure. TZ 2200 is a great day pack but I'm thinking about a pack/system that I can build on and that could be used for more then just a day pack.. thanks
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Ok I'll take a look at it. Thanks
I have the Eberlestock Blue Widow that you can attach either a scabbard too for your rifle or the butt bucket for your bow. For the price and functionality I still think its a solid choice. The " hard core gear guys" will undoubtedly disagree. There are probably better packs out there but there also double or more the price. I thought about upgrading the pack this summer but after looking at the price of some of these packs I changed my mind. I used my Blue Widow again this summer backpacking and even though there might be better packs out there I couldn't find much wrong with my current set up. If I had tons of money to burn I might have a different opinion!
Price is definitely a factor I'm looking on eBay but I don't have much luck.
I have the Eberlestock J34. I have been training with it since early July with 68 lbs total wt. 2 days / week, about 4 miles each day. That is my only experience with it. I will be using it this October on a mule deer hunt. I think for the price, the J34 is a good pack.
When loaded down, it will have a tendency to feel like it 'sags' just a bit after about 30 to 45 minutes into my hike, which puts more weight on the shoulders and pecs There are definitely better packs out there, but as CoHiCntry stated above, they are significantly more $$$.
It does have a built in rifle scabbard which is nice. The material is very durable and quiet. The pack will haul more than most people can physically carry without risk of injury. I think there are several dealers on line that sell them for somewhere around $325 to $350.
LA Hunter thank you that helps. What packs are better ??