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40l ish pack
May 26th, 2019 at 9:42pm
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I'm looking for a 40l ish pack that has a good fram for carrying out hevay loads of bonded out meat I try & leck shoot the deer if the let me haha so I can take all the meat & at times have carrys of 4+hours out so needs to be comtable thanks
  
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Re: 40l ish pack
Reply #1 - May 27th, 2019 at 9:38pm
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Not sure if you are looking for someone to sell you one or just for suggestions, so i'll start with the lata.

I use the Stoney Creek Mohaka which is a 40+10. The harness I've found to be pretty good carrying up to 25-30kg loaded up with meat. Personally, I've used mine for everything from over nighters to 4 day trips, doubling up the pack as a day hunting bag beyond the walk in.

During the roar this year I carried out loads in the 25-30kg range on two occasions, each trip taking +5 hours to walk out of the bush. The harness was all good, although I will say once loaded I did need to shuffle the shoulder straps around during the last couple of hours as the old shoulder muscles would start to get a bit soar.

For big trips, I usually need to pull out the big 90L Cascade Macpac to cater for the extra food needed on top of my standard kit.

  
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Re: 40l ish pack
Reply #2 - May 28th, 2019 at 6:34am
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Would you go the 90 litres again Gibson. I am tossing up between the 65 or 75 litres at the moment.

I am also going to get the Fiord 40 litres pack, may not handle the loads to well though.
I hear Macpac have a sale starting next week, may have been last week I heard it though. 40%off.
  
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Re: 40l ish pack
Reply #3 - May 28th, 2019 at 7:52am
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We all have different circumstances, but in my case, the short answer is yes.

When I started out I didn't have and couldn't afford all the nice lightweight gear I have today. I'm not sure how I would have got by without the 90. Now I have all the lightweight gear, I find there is room in the 90 pack now to take a few luxuries (chippies and marshmallows Tongue) on the occasional trip, or if a friend or family member (who doesn't have any gear) wants to come into the hills I can take the old secondary bulky gear in my 90 and give them the lightweight gear to make the trip more enjoyable for them.

Two things I don't like about the 90. Its not ideal to double as a bush stalking pack but is fine for tops. The hip strap can dig in (on the Macpac) a little after a few hours, but I put a fleece shirt in there which solves that issue.

The trick with the 90 is discipline (i.e. not load it with crap because you can). A little extra space never hurt anyone in my opinion Smiley

Sorry for hi jacking your topic hunter08.

Back to the 40L topic again now....
  
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Re: 40l ish pack
Reply #4 - May 28th, 2019 at 6:46pm
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Nar it all good seeing what other people do & what there thorts are
  
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Reply #5 - Jun 3rd, 2019 at 4:00pm
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if you only want it for carrying boned out meat back to camp or out to the truck if day hunting, Huntech's canvas pikau is bullet proof.
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Re: 40l ish pack
Reply #6 - Jun 5th, 2019 at 6:48pm
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Just picked up a huntech 40lt which Iíve had out for one trip so far seemed pretty good although didnít manage to bag a deer so not to sure how it goes with a full load. I like the simplicity of it and the price $120 new.  Have been using old 75lt for couple of years for carrying out meat normally 3+ hrs.

Mate picked up an old macpac I think itís 50lt from a second hand store for $5 bucks and I think it beats anything else Iíve looked at hands down.  Including my new pack, still pretty happy with the huntech as long as it handles the abuse itíll be a keeper.
  
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Re: 40l ish pack
Reply #7 - Jun 5th, 2019 at 8:55pm
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I went in to hunt & shiting to looking at packs & the store I went to is not stocking huntech any more couse they sick off all the come backs but end up with a hunter element brondrys pack so will see how it goes weather it shits it self time will tell
  
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Reply #8 - Jun 6th, 2019 at 7:53am
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Macpac weka has been my go to pack for the last 3 years... tough as and big enough for 3 4 days then a boned out animal on the way out...
  

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Reply #9 - Jun 11th, 2019 at 7:20pm
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biggun708 wrote on Jun 6th, 2019 at 7:53am:
Macpac weka has been my go to pack for the last 3 years... tough as and big enough for 3 4 days then a boned out animal on the way out...

Really rate them. Not only for meat carrying but brutal track cutting and carting heavy gear in thick bush. Quality.
  
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Re: 40l ish pack
Reply #10 - Jun 12th, 2019 at 7:48pm
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Don't get a hunting brand one, particularly from Grunting and Pissing. cactus miklat is bombproof, locally made by Kiwis and 40l.  Macpac is a good suggestion.  I am selling a elderstock if you want something with a built in rifle scabbard and a cool camo pattern.
  

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Reply #11 - Jun 16th, 2019 at 11:21pm
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Weka on sale at macpac atm 199 dollars... bargain...
  

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Re: 40l ish pack
Reply #12 - Jun 17th, 2019 at 8:56pm
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biggun708 wrote on Jun 16th, 2019 at 11:21pm:
Weka on sale at macpac atm 199 dollars... bargain...

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Re: 40l ish pack
Reply #13 - Jun 26th, 2019 at 9:26pm
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My Kifaru muskeg is hands down the best pack I have ever had, pricey but bomb proof and their frames make heavy ass loads comfortable. I had a kuiu icon pro but it squeaked in the frame and soon as you got 25kg+ the comfort left. Check out their 14er pack or some of their framed packs
  
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