Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    20
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts

    A pack for my wife

    I'm looking for a light weight day pack for my wife. She has the Eberlstock gun runner right now and she doesn't like it as it moves side to side on her back. She is 5'7'' and slim, she doesn't want hydration bladder but she likes a pocket for her water bottle. She will not pack a gun or spotting scope.
    Any recommendation will be appreciated.
    Thanks.
    Eric.

  2. #2
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Reno Nv
    Posts
    3,873
    Thanks
    733
    Thanked 485 Times in 333 Posts
    Congratulations
    4
    Congratulated 2 Times in 2 Posts
    I love my. Ultra Day pack from Badlands. Super light and plenty of room.

    http://www.badlandspacks.com/images/...ultraday-1.jpg
    I don't Break the rules, I Modify them.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    659
    Thanks
    141
    Thanked 76 Times in 60 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    If she isn't needing it to be camo....try going to REI or the like and getting fitted to a good pack there! Seems to me companies that build hunting packs are still stuck in the 90's military grade mode and that means they dont think about the human factor the pack rides on....
    They can market the shit out of them though.... And we usually think that means they work well. This is also why we see so many hunters having so many packs...we cant find one that really works.!

    Hunting pack manufactures are getting better every year though... I would give my specifics.. But they are what fit me. Honestly she needs to go be fitted by a pack specialist, then get the details of what waist band size, what harness length, and what pack volumn it was and try to shop with those specs in mind while looking for the perfect pack.
    I hunt because......
    Check out my shops website!!! www.blackvelvetcustoms.com

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Helena, Montana, United States
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Check out tenzing they have a women's day pack that would most likely fill all of your needs.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Parker, CO
    Posts
    206
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked 35 Times in 26 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I bought my wife a badlands that is designed for women. I apologize I can't remember the name of it. She loves it and fits her very well. She is the same size as our wife. It looks similar to the one that ikeepitcold posted. Hope this helps.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Wyoming
    Posts
    914
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 40 Times in 33 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    My wife used to use a Gunrunner but didn't like it either so I replaced it with a Mystery Ranch Bighorn. They (MR) did away with water bottle pockets on the outside on the newer ones for some reason. I heard to cut weight? Anyway, you may be able to track down an older one somewhere. I found a barely used one on another forum and saved a lot of money. The Dragon Slayer is really nice too and weights about a pound less. Not sure if the older model of those had water bottle pockets though. Or, for that matter, if there even was an older model. All in all, for what it's worth, that's what my wife will be using from now on.

    http://www.mysteryranch.com/hunting/...on-slayer-pack
    Arise... Kill, Eat! - Acts 10:13

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Anderson, CA
    Posts
    189
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    If she isn't going to be hauling a ton of weight I would go with a pack from REI. They will be lighter and more comfortable than a low end hunting pack. For backpacking packs I am partial to arc'teryx and Gregory but any of the packs will do. We are currently upgrading my wifes pack to a kifaru bt3. It fits her very well and is an extremely well made pack.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Western MT
    Posts
    28
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I would look into a pack made by Osprey. They are great packs and they make quite a few womens specific models. I've packed out elk in them and they will hold up to a beating.

  9. #9
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    20
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Thanks a lot for all of that good info here. I will have a look on every pack suggested and will make the best pick for my lovely wife.
    Thanks again.
    Eric.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    216
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    My wife has a small frame 5'2" - 105 lbs..., so most packs do not fit her. With that said, the KALI works great as a day pack and the DIABLO is a great multi day pack.Both are manufactured by Badlands, both are extremely solid packs, they come in AP or MAX-1 and the wife has really used both in the field - SO THEY WORK... http://www.badlandspacks.com
    "This is A Way of Life"

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Caliber Recommendations for my Wife
    By Eberle in forum Other
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 12-17-2013, 06:28 PM
  2. Please say a prayer for my wife and son...
    By JMSZ in forum Back at the Tailgate
    Replies: 60
    Last Post: 06-14-2013, 08:49 PM
  3. Please vote for my wife!
    By Umpqua Hunter in forum Back at the Tailgate
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 04-05-2013, 02:47 PM
  4. New rifle for the wife
    By Grantbvfd in forum General Hunting
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 02-21-2012, 08:22 PM
  5. Wyoming elk hunt for my wife?
    By Umpqua Hunter in forum Wyoming
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-30-2011, 02:20 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •