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Mar 7th, 2019 at 7:58am
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Would love if any of you have some decent recommendations on a hunting pack around 70-80 L . I'm looking to upgrade my current pack which is just a cheap thing off 1-day (surprised how long its lasted though to be fair)

Looking for something that can handle bush bashing and something big enough for a comfortable two nights.

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Reply #1 - Mar 7th, 2019 at 3:41pm
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K2....all the way.I waited 20 years to buy a 90 litre hunter model...shouldve done it years a go. external frame and stands uo to heavy loads. they make smaller versions.
  
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look for something with heavy duty canvas construction. I've used a macpac cascade for many years. Also used macpac Torre. Currently using a cactus foray as my cascade was getting a bit tired after 25 years of use.
You can usually find cheap second hand packs on trade me if you are on a budget
  

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Reply #3 - Mar 8th, 2019 at 12:50pm
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I agree with you micky duck. k2 bloody good pack, basic comfortable and tough
  
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Reply #4 - Mar 10th, 2019 at 11:55pm
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meathunter72 wrote on Mar 7th, 2019 at 5:01pm:
look for something with heavy duty canvas construction. I've used a macpac cascade for many years. Also used macpac Torre. Currently using a cactus foray as my cascade was getting a bit tired after 25 years of use.
You can usually find cheap second hand packs on trade me if you are on a budget


Army and outdoors have some cool cheap military surplus, in terms of rucksacks etc. Theyre fairly cheap, durable, at the cost of weight and style (if you care) haha. Theyre also usually in very good nick too, people must deploy with them, and then they must get chucked and not reissued
  
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Reply #5 - Mar 12th, 2019 at 8:27pm
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I use a One World McMillan which is a canvas Australian Pack 70 litres - the owner originally worked for Macpac NZ from years ago. Good quality and reasonably priced strong as an ox with good fit. Mines been given a good hiding over the last couple of years and has no damage at all.
  

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Reply #6 - Mar 12th, 2019 at 8:38pm
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Go Canvas. Bought a Macpac Torre expedition when I was 15. Now 60. Its still going strong. Been all over the world a dozen times, hauled impressive loads up and down the NI. Max deer I managed to cram into it was 3 Japs. Back still feels it, and that was 20 years ago Huh But pack is still bloody fine. Might need a bit of stiching repairs in another year or three.......
  
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Reply #7 - Mar 18th, 2019 at 2:53am
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I've been using a Cactus BLT for the last 5yrs, a little on the heavy side and not cheap but still looks almost brand new, basic harness system, not loads of straps and things to get hooked up.one thing is for comfortable fit you really have to get the correct length to suit your own back.
  
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Reply #8 - Apr 6th, 2019 at 1:04am
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Another happy K2 user, had mine for years, always a good carry & when a strap gave up the ghost, the one I always swung it up by, I was able to purchase new straps from the manufacturer for a modest price. I reckon its got more years left in it than the bugger that carries it.  Grin
  
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Reply #9 - May 11th, 2019 at 7:00am
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XRhunter wrote on Mar 12th, 2019 at 8:38pm:
Go Canvas. Bought a Macpac Torre expedition when I was 15. Now 60. Its still going strong. Been all over the world a dozen times, hauled impressive loads up and down the NI. Max deer I managed to cram into it was 3 Japs. Back still feels it, and that was 20 years ago Huh But pack is still bloody fine. Might need a bit of stiching repairs in another year or three.......


Have. Macpac Torre also, had it for about 10 years, very tough, comfortable no nonsense pack and would definitely buy another but probably wonít need too as Iím picking it will last
  
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