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Old 01-08-2013, 18:22   #8
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Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 619
Eberlestock makes very high quality packs, but they are HEAVY. I have one that unzips to hold an elk quarter and the thing weighs about 8 pounds - empty. Add a 10 pound rifle and I have 18 pounds of empty pack and rifle on my back - no water, extra ammo, survival gear, food, extra clothes, etc. With minimal gear, it's hard to have a pack under 30 pounds...and being at 10,000 plus feet, every pound counts. Despite the high quality, I will be looking at other alternatives for this year's hiking and hunting season.
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