I'm looking for some advice on what day pack I should get for an elk hunt (gun) next year plus an everyday hunting pack. Not looking for a framed pack, just a standard backpack. I have been looking a t badlands but not sure if they are worth the price or if there is another brand you all would suggest. Needs to be light, confortable, and be compact yet functional
Thanks for the reply that is one of the packs at the top of my list
Super day has the gun/bow carrier built in . Hip belt and lots of pockets, lots of straps . If you are elk hunting out west this is a good choice. I have a Badlands( forgot model name) that's almost identical to Superday but does not have the pockets on the hip belt. I found them annoying and not a heck of a lot storage . Mine also has a pullout rain cover in the base.
"Lazy people think of the easy way to do the hard stuff"
In my experience.
I have used Badlands, Eberlestock, Kuiu..
Currently my wife and I use Kuiu Icon Pro 3200. Also had 1850..
Kuiu Icon Pro has Carbon fiber frame.. Hands down best pack I have owned and used.
I would buy Eberlestock X2 pack over a Badlands pack any day..
X2 has an internal gun scabbard.
Way more comfortable and better for hauling than Badlands.
Last edited by BugleChaser; 12-31-2016 at 10:24 AM.