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Thread: Eberlestock Elk Pack

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    Eberlestock Elk Pack

    Looking at upgrading my old Badlands HyperVent daypack. It's a great pack, carries plenty of weight well and has held up great. Only thing is I don't think the space is utilitised that efficiently with the bladder compartment and cuts into the useful space in the main compartment. So I'm looking at something a bit more practical that can get a bit more gear in when needed. Will be for open country. Looked at the Badlands 2200 and Vorn 42L Deer pack and they look pretty good. Have now seen the Eberlestock Team Elk day/multi day pack. Looks pretty robust and like the look of the features. I've never used a rifle scabbard so not sure how user friendly they are. Has anyone got/had one with any feedback? I see they have a sale on too which makes it tempting. TIA.

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    I've played with a couple of the everlestock packs. Imo they are too heavy and don't carry that well, they are a bit gimmicky. Go a cactus huntaway or the vorn. Tatonka has a new 40 odd liter hunting pack now too.
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    I didn't like the scabbard placement, not sure what you could do better though.

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    I carried a mates Eberlestock (not sure what model) with rifle in the scabbard and a reasonable amount of meat in it.

    Was comfortable to carry, but at one stage I slipped over backwards and to be honest it was difficult to get up again with the rifle behind you as you cannot sit upright. You have to roll over to get up, but wasn’t easy on steep ground.
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    It's a bit of a minefield out there once you really start looking it seems. Like the look of the Kifaru stuff so might flick them an email at some stage with what I need and see what they recommend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowgrass View Post
    It's a bit of a minefield out there once you really start looking it seems. Like the look of the Kifaru stuff so might flick them an email at some stage with what I need and see what they recommend.
    Yeah heaps of options. Having run a few different brands of packs and a couple of hunting specific ones I'm firmly in the Kiss frame of mind now. Less gimmicks more function. If its purely a day pack somthing like a cactus huntaway is pretty hard to beat

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    I`m new here, but just back from Nevada (for work), where I picked up a Eberlestock Team Elk pack for $220 US. Not used it in anger (in NZ) yet, but impressed with the quality and design so far. Spent a day wandering around with an AR in the scabbard (over there of course) - I rate the scabbard for packing in when you`re huffing and puffing and bloody unlikely to come across anything anyway. Definitely good for the tops type hunting as opposed to armed bushwalks. An AR isn`t the easiest thing to pull out of teh scabbard but it was doable - my .270 Mountain Rifle is much better suited.

    Any specific questions etc - flick me a bell.

    Cheers
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