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  1. #1
    Member RichieRich's Avatar
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    Sep 2012

    Stoney Creek Hiking Packs

    Anyone on here had much experience/issues with SC's hiking packs?
    I'm thinking something that you could use for long weekends hiking in like the 55l bivy or 60l trapper pack.
    I don't have an issue with SC's quality with hunting clothing but hiking packs are something you don't want skimp on. SC hasn't really been in the hiking pack business for long and their harnesses look a bit substandard to me.
    Would you get one of their packs or would you go with the tried and true Macpacs and fairydowns?


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    Member Dino's Avatar
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    Feb 2012
    Hi RR

    I just picked up a 2nd hand Macpac Ravine, 65l, seems bombproof and very comfortable. Nice and simple bag, good harness, not in Camo if that bothers you.
    Might be worth a look on Trademe.


    "If God wanted us to be vegetarian....why did he make meat taste so good?"

  3. #3
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    Feb 2012
    Cactus make very good packs aswell, loving mine
    Dont waste your time chasing every last fps, it doesnt matter in the real world, it wont make a difference, all it will do is cause head aches and frustrations. And dont listen to silly old cunts

  4. #4
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    Jun 2012
    lower hutt
    Broke a stoney creek pack in 3 months they just arent built tough! Changed to a macpac after trying 3 other 'hunting' brands.

  5. #5
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    May 2012
    pirongia waikato
    scoped has the idear! go down the road to your nearest macpac shop and buy yourself a cascade. never mind anything else. macpac make the best as packs and they can handle the rough stuff. i have had mine for seventeen years and its still going strong. if there is a problem they will most of the time repair it free of charge!

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    Jun 2012
    lower hutt
    Yep just spend 2 days tearing through some fairly harsh scrub and sub alpine shit, last time i went there i broke the stoney creek. Took the macpac and no sign of wear and tear. The old man has a macpac from 30-40 years ago its still in good nick and no rips tears etc. He just replaced it with a new one as he wanted a bit more capacity.



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