Originally Posted by dce
.However,why do people want to pack them in on their backs?I have a cart that probably weighs 35-40lbs.It's solid steel,well balanced and sturdy.I don't use it a lot but when I do,I just wheel it to where the deer is.I think that takes less effort than carrying one in.
I carry it on my back because it is only like 15-17 pounds and would rather not make more noise than I have too, and I can walk around obstacles(downed trees, brush piles, briar patches, are common in my area) easier and faster than dragging a traditional cart, or rack packer(folded down) around it.
It makes for a faster time, to downed game IMO
No offense taken on your view on the product, or critiques at all.
I am not associated with this product, or getting paid or anything, and won it by the owner picking its name. I am only retelling the benefits and downfalls that I see.
I can see where some places the traditional cart would work better than it would. But for my new hunting style it is working great. If you are hunting far away from your truck in adverse terrain and have many obstacles, I think by packing it in on your back, you get the benefit of not having to work your traditional cart around everything on your way to the downed game.
I will be hunting about 1.5 miles away from the nearest trail this weekend, and will be hunting some really steep nasty terrain, loaded with downed trees, and super steep hillsides. I have yet to use this on anything steep like that but imagine a traditional cart would be more topsy turny on that type of stuff (only assuming) than the rack packer, where I can lower one arm to adjust to the slope (hypothetically speaking)
I agree that a bigger wheel would make it a bit easier while dragging in the arms down position, but I found that to overcome that you lift your arms up a little bit, and expose more of the wheel.
I think if you put a bigger wheel on it, it would hit your back while packing it in. I imagine the product was designed around this idea, and the ability to pack it in is what makes it different than traditional carts. The ability to pack it in is also why it is working so well for me, and for my style of hunting.
I will only be shooting a nicer buck this weekend/ rest of the year, so if I get one, it will be the ultimate test, large bodied deer, on super steep terrain. Not sure anything would work Well in this instance though
Your critiques are not falling on deaf ears, as the owner of the product checks up on these as well and takes input to heart.