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Daypack reccomendations? 35-40l
Mar 22nd, 2018 at 9:06am
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Just after reccomendations for a decent day pack, after something on the bigger end size wise 35-40l mark.
would prefer something with a frame as i find them alot better on the back with a load of meat.
currently got a hunters element that im not that happy with. not to worried on price, main concern is being comfy for 12+ hours.

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Re: Daypack reccomendations? 35-40l
Reply #1 - Mar 22nd, 2018 at 10:11am
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Cactus Miklat, a small 40lt's but basic, strong & beautifully made right here in NZ.

They don't have a frame but carry loads pretty well & at least you won't have to worry about it coming apart, bloody bulletproof, buy once - cry once  Cool
  

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Reply #2 - Mar 22nd, 2018 at 6:21pm
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Pretty happy with my macpac weka 40l.
  

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Reply #3 - Mar 23rd, 2018 at 8:15am
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Markhor Eterlou.  3 years out of mine so far.Last load carried out weighed 44kg and although that's atypically heavy it's held together really well and has a scabbard, orange safety panel and rain cover incorporated too.
Been hammered and still strong.
  
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Re: Daypack reccomendations? 35-40l
Reply #4 - Mar 23rd, 2018 at 10:14am
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dig the old frame pack out of the shed ,stick a new bag on it if you feel the need . Ive given up on buying new daybags,sick of zips crapping out or straps coming away from bag when loaded up with meat.I now either carry my old old old canvas frame pack of the polarfleece plain jane pikau I cut out and got Mrs to sew... made it huge 2' wide by 3'6" long ,put tennis ball in each corner and used 8' of seatbelt for strap so I can use it for carry strap if needed. boned out a hind into it and carried it home the other month without any real issues.
a 5 pocket bumbag can carry all the bits n bobs a man would ever need leaving day pack for lunch and water bottle plus binos.
definately agree re having frame,Ive shot many animals over the years using pack frame to rest on from sitting position.
food for though maybe????
  
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Re: Daypack reccomendations? 35-40l
Reply #5 - Mar 23rd, 2018 at 7:22pm
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I use a old frame pack I got the frame cut down so it only as wide as my shoulders it's made it a really good pack now it bot 50-60l the best thing I like about it is how much cooler the meat is when you get back to camp after a big carry & it weighs in at 1.7kg
  
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Re: Daypack reccomendations? 35-40l
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Eberlestock "Team Elk". Not the cheapest but has solid frame , can carry loads and I have used it for 1-2 night trips..
  
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Weka is excellent.

Cactus Milkat can be a bugger because for day hunting you are in and out of it all of the time hauling out stuff. Its just a single bag with a small zip lid pocket.

Weka has enough pockets to easily access stuff, but not so many to make it confusing. And they are tough. Also when you want to load up with meat you have got the big flap pocket to keep stuff accessible and away from the meat.

My Weka is a disgusting mess through hundreds of trips but is still hanging in there after a long high use life.

And they are a bargain if bought in a Macpak sale.
  

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Re: Daypack reccomendations? 35-40l
Reply #8 - Mar 26th, 2018 at 3:08pm
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BC wrote on Mar 26th, 2018 at 11:14am:
Weka is excellent.


+1

Can squeeze an over night jaunt just...

Not the out and out best day pack going but unbeatable for the price.


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BC wrote on Mar 26th, 2018 at 11:14am:
Weka is excellent.

Cactus Milkat can be a bugger because for day hunting you are in and out of it all of the time hauling out stuff. Its just a single bag with a small zip lid pocket.

Weka has enough pockets to easily access stuff, but not so many to make it confusing. And they are tough. Also when you want to load up with meat you have got the big flap pocket to keep stuff accessible and away from the meat.

My Weka is a disgusting mess through hundreds of trips but is still hanging in there after a long high use life.

And they are a bargain if bought in a Macpak sale.

Dis is true. Modded mine by enlarging the belly strap to cover wearing a jacket.Done heaps of work.Great advice from BC. Wink
  
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Re: Daypack reccomendations? 35-40l
Reply #10 - Mar 28th, 2018 at 8:46am
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Anyone tried a Vorn, model Deer?.
Horrendous price, but like the instant access rifle carrier. At that price the rest of the pack would have to be perfection!.
  
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Re: Daypack reccomendations? 35-40l
Reply #11 - Apr 3rd, 2018 at 9:58pm
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stagstalker wrote on Mar 22nd, 2018 at 6:21pm:
Pretty happy with my macpac weka 40l.

I am not because it is on the clothes line sopping wet trying to get the blood out of it. Easter saw it take a hammering. Grin
  
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Re: Daypack reccomendations? 35-40l
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ashfishman wrote on Mar 23rd, 2018 at 8:15am:
Markhor Eterlou.  3 years out of mine so far.Last load carried out weighed 44kg and although that's atypically heavy it's held together really well and has a scabbard, orange safety panel and rain cover incorporated too.
Been hammered and still strong.



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Re: Daypack reccomendations? 35-40l
Reply #13 - Apr 10th, 2018 at 8:38pm
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BC wrote on Mar 26th, 2018 at 11:14am:
Weka is excellent.

Cactus Milkat can be a bugger because for day hunting you are in and out of it all of the time hauling out stuff. Its just a single bag with a small zip lid pocket.

Weka has enough pockets to easily access stuff, but not so many to make it confusing. And they are tough. Also when you want to load up with meat you have got the big flap pocket to keep stuff accessible and away from the meat.

My Weka is a disgusting mess through hundreds of trips but is still hanging in there after a long high use life.

And they are a bargain if bought in a Macpak sale.


My Weka40 is my overnight pack 1- 5 days Smiley
  
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Re: Daypack reccomendations? 35-40l
Reply #14 - Apr 11th, 2018 at 8:31pm
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It depends if you need a quiet pack or not. If you need something light simple and bomb proof and not completely silent then Cactus are the best. All the other chinese made ones will eventually fall to ruin. Miklat for 30 litres and simple harness and Huntaway for a better harness and 40 litres. No stupid extra straps and buckles you don't need. You cant kill a cactus. I have tried and failed.
  
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