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    I know its not a hunting pack, but if I'm just going out for a weekend or a short trip in the summer I use an Osprey, its light weight and I seem to think that if I'm trying to keep all my gear light why do I need a pack thats 5 lbs.

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    I own the older style badlands 4500, and that thing works. I will hall as much meat as your legs will carry, I like the fact that the pack distributes the weight up your back, instead of away from your back, and if you break it send it back no questions asked. BUT, the damn thing doesnt fit me just right. I think that if I tried the reg and not the tall it would be better. Dont like where the hip pockest are, and you cant add a holster to the hip. I have used the sacrifice to carry out meat, and anything larger than a mulie, you are going to regreat having it. The shoulder pads are to narrow.

    Bottom line if you are going for deer, 2-3 days the sacrifce, or Sitka Bivy 30/45 would be awsome. Longer trips, and bigger animals you need a pack that is designed for it. Badlands 4500, Eberly Blue Widow/Dragon Fly, or equivalent.

    Also go to a place that stocks all of these packs, or order all of them, and try them on, and load them up with all of your stuff. See how it rides on you. It is like finding boots, there is one out there that will fit your better, and you will like the layout of one pack (ie. pockets, panels, style), more than another. Trust me. Get your hands on all of them to see which one you like best, and which one fits the needs you have planed for it.

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    Eberlestock Blue Widow, only complaint is access to gear.

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    I own a Blandlands, but I'm going to spend the extra money and go with a Mystery Ranch backpack.
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    I think the Eberlestock X2 is a great pack plus with the changes they have made to this years model. It looks like they fix this issues that I have complained about. Waist strap and Pockets.....

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    Skybuster, did they change somthing on the X2 from the 2010 model? I have the 2010 and was wondering if the 2011 is diferent.
    Ill give up all my hunting in Michigan for 2 weeks in the high country

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    Quote Originally Posted by miller1 View Post
    Skybuster, did they change somthing on the X2 from the 2010 model? I have the 2010 and was wondering if the 2011 is diferent.
    Yes, they did.... Here's review.....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk_OS...layer_embedded

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    If you have the 2010 pack thats the one in the video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T43 View Post
    If you have the 2010 pack thats the one in the video.
    Then I must have the 2009 version, but I purchase Late 2009, so I assumed it was the 2010...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stringmusic View Post
    I own a Blandlands, but I'm going to spend the extra money and go with a Mystery Ranch backpack.
    I can't speak for mystery ranch hunting packs. They do make a great wildland fire pack. Best on the market my opinion which is shared by alot.

 

 

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