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All Elk... All The time => Hunting Gear => Topic started by: Colin Becker on October 07, 2020, 07:09:43 AM

Title: Suggestion on a 1500-2000 CI pack?
Post by: Colin Becker on October 07, 2020, 07:09:43 AM
Hey there,
Thinking of purchasing Badlands 2200 for a day hunt, but folks here say it's kinda uncomfortable and lacks back ventilation which I would not like to see when investing in a gear that costs over $300.
https://www.elk101.com/forums/index.php/topic,9071.0.html (https://www.elk101.com/forums/index.php/topic,9071.0.html)

However if you Google out for hunting backpacks most expert recommend exactly the Badlands 2200
Are there more intriguing options for the price and better ventilation? https://wildproofgear.com/best-daypack-for-hunting/ (https://wildproofgear.com/best-daypack-for-hunting/)


Total volume isn't the most important feature here. I would trade some CI's for more comfort and dry back.


Thanks!
Title: Re: Suggestion on a 1500-2000 CI pack?
Post by: Elk Noob on October 07, 2020, 09:56:02 AM
For the budget of the 2200 you likely won't beat it imo. There are some that really don't like that pack, but I used it my first 3-4 years out west and it works well. I personally do like how it carries weight, but it does get hot on my back. You can often find this pack on Amazon/sale for well under $200 so it's hard to beat.

That being said, if you can spend more get a Myster Ranch, Kifaru, Stone Glacier, or EXO pack. You will not regret it. I have a SG 3300 and use it for everything. This pack carries weight better than anything else I've used and packs down small enough to be a great daypack.
Title: Re: Suggestion on a 1500-2000 CI pack?
Post by: cohunter14 on October 07, 2020, 12:28:46 PM
If you can bump the budget slightly, check out the Mystery Ranch Mule. It is a fantastic day pack and carries much better than the Badlands 2200 or comparable packs like the Horn Hunter.