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    Eberlestock Blue Widow

    Has anyone used the Blue Widow pack? How does it carry a load compared to the Mystery Ranch packs? I have been thinking about adding one to my pack collection, and am wondering about how it carries. I like the idea of the ability to add or remove the scabbard. I have a Mystery Ranch NICE frame pack that I love, but I like the versatility of the Blue Widow in design.
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    I purchased and used one last year and I love it. In my opinion this pack is the best I have had. It can be any pack you need for size. I have had a Blacks Creek pack and a Badlands 4500 before settling on this pack. Their customer service has been top notch and the packs are made here in the USA which is always a bonus for me. I believe my pack weighed about 45-55lbs last year and I thought it packed and rode awesome. I don't think you would be disappointed.

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    I've got some really good use out of mine. I think its a much better pack without the built in scabbard as you don't have the sag like some mention. I had a BL 4500 and broke just about every damn zipper on it, and the layout just didn't work for me. Broke the belt too and it squeaked something aweful. This pack is stealth, super comfy, and multifunctional (day pack or two week backcountry). I love the fact I can drop off camp in the spike camp duffel and role out with a lot lighter pack. I'm at the point now were I feel really dialed in with this pack and won't be changing anytime soon. Its carries awesome under heavy load as well. I've put many 100+lb trips on it and it hasn't given me any fuss.

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    Nice pics. I just tried this pack on today but still can't decide between it and the blacks creek canadian. I have been using the badlands and have had same problems with zippers noise etc. Where you from in SD? I grew up in Beresford moved to Idaho in 03

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    Blue widow review

    I have one and wouldnt trade it for any other pack on the market currently. I absolutely love it. Here is a link to a review I did on it on my blog.
    Kevin Underwood

    http://kevinunderwoodbowhunting.blog...o-to-pack.html

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    I just purchased one. Seems to be well built and fits good. I got it and the add on scabbard and the spike duffel so that i can use it for everything. My buddy and my brother in law both have the j107's and love them, but i wanted the ability to remove the scabbard for archery and save weight on shorter day rifle hunts. Just drew my ne oregon spring bear tag, so hopefully i'll be able to test it thoroughly!

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    Hey HUNT4U,
    where is your spring bear tag for? I have a NE Oregon bear tag as well. And I just wrote an article this morning on spot and stalk bear hunting if you want to check it out.
    Kevin Underwood

    http://kevinunderwoodbowhunting.blog...ing-bears.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by grok34 View Post
    Nice pics. I just tried this pack on today but still can't decide between it and the blacks creek canadian. I have been using the badlands and have had same problems with zippers noise etc. Where you from in SD? I grew up in Beresford moved to Idaho in 03
    Living the dream in Sioux Falls, not too far from where you grew up... Been here since June. It's been tough to find places to hunt around here. Just got my archery turkey tag in the mail and I'm scratching my head... Seems like little to no public land around to hunt. Its quite the difference from the 27million acres I have access to in Montana.

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    Make sure to get the torso length adjusted to fit you as that makes a huge difference. Glenn (the maker) gave me a good tip at a trade show and he says to secure the bottom horizontal buckle before dropping down the meat/quarter into the bag and that'll help keep the meat riding higher in the pack and relieve more pressure of your tailbone/butt. It just generall carries better this way. I've tried this and it works.

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    Hey Arrowslinger, my tag is for the Chesnimnus/Sled Springs unit. Last year we were able to tag a nice cinamon/chocolate around 200 pounds. Got 3 tags this year so hoping for good luck.

 

 

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