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Day Pack Advice!
Jun 9th, 2018 at 12:27am
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Hi guys,

Looking at getting one of these Gregrory Stout 35's as a daypack for hunting (possibly even usable on a summer overnighter).

https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5050-403/Stout-35-Backpack

However I am curious to see what else is out there (around the 28-35L capacity).

  
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Cactus Miklat is a pretty bombproof day/overnighter pack. I don't own one but have heard good reviews.
  
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stug wrote on Jun 9th, 2018 at 2:01am:
Cactus Miklat is a pretty bombproof day/overnighter pack. I don't own one but have heard good reviews.


I have a near new StoneCreek Ranger 35Ltr in top condition if interested for $80.00
  
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A J Productions wrote on Jun 9th, 2018 at 3:26am:
stug wrote on Jun 9th, 2018 at 2:01am:
Cactus Miklat is a pretty bombproof day/overnighter pack. I don't own one but have heard good reviews.


I have a near new StoneCreek Ranger 35Ltr in top condition if interested for $80.00

I'd be interested if the OP doesn't want it...
  
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Hi Cigar, I see you are from Hamilton so if he doesn't want it then you can come around and have a look at it.
  
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Reply #5 - Jun 9th, 2018 at 7:47am
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@A J Productions, I have PMd you Smiley Will take it please. Cheers. Sorry Cigar!
  
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Reply #6 - Jun 9th, 2018 at 8:44am
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I have a Cactus Miklat. They claim to be 40ltr but I doubt it, maybe 30-35ltr. Other than that a good day pack.
  
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Agree with the oc in mikkat size being way under. Maybe only 20-25 litres
  
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Got my twinneedle mollyme 35l pack in mail last week, yet to use it but looks bloody well made and thought out.
  
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H.M wrote on Jun 11th, 2018 at 9:53am:
Got my twinneedle mollyme 35l pack in mail last week, yet to use it but looks bloody well made and thought out.


Id be keen to hear the price on that please
$  ?
  
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Reply #10 - Jun 19th, 2018 at 2:09am
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Hi all
I use a 40l huntech daypack and it is very functional and last lasted well. Only gripe is there is no chest strap, I have put my own on and it improves the carry heaps. The cactus and twin needle are great packs too, but for North Island bush stalking they are noisy, where as the fleece bags are much quieter. Also Swazi are doing a limited run of their Buffalo bag which is another great bush day bag, I have one of them as well. All made in NZ except the huntech (China) but it is well made compared to some gear that comes out of there.
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Reply #11 - Jun 19th, 2018 at 3:16am
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I've got a macpac torlesse 35l
Picked it up for 150 on special
Happy as with it so far
Seems to be holding up really well
Only thing I'm going to add is a homemade scabbard
  
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Id be keen to hear the price on that please
$  ?

Was $265 plus $10 postage, i got the high vis panel aswel but did not cost extra. Cheers
  
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Reply #13 - Jun 23rd, 2018 at 1:47am
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I have been impressed with the Macpac Pursuit 40litre pack
I use it for a hunting daypack and carry my gear inside the pack in a drybag or Sea to Summit lightweight bag I have then if I shoot something i can put all the gear inside the second bag and have 40litres of storage for meat. So far this has worked well for 4 deer.
And mine once i cut off the bits & bobs I didnt need, the weight is just over 650gms! you could make it lighter by removing the removal back pad but i tend to use it as a seat on a trip. The straps are lightweight but have no problem with the weight and they are still comfortable with a load on.
  
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Reply #14 - Jun 23rd, 2018 at 10:13am
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My SWAZI Buffalo bag at 35L bought in 1989/1990 and have a Huntech meatbag inside for when there is meat to carry - has always done well enough for me. Can fit enough in for a long weekend away in the warmer weather - quiet in the bush too. Minimum straps and buckles to get caught up in the bush.
  
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