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  1. #1
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    Default Pulling the trigger

    Ok.....

    So I have kicked around the idea time and time again....

    I'm doing it and I need your opinions.

    I am 5-9" - 34" waist - 170 pounds - Torso length 20" ( I measured it does this sound right?)

    Using this pack for up to 10 day back country hunts / Packing out meat.

    I am looking at getting one of the following:

    Duplex Lite/Ultralite Frames Duplex Lite/Ultralite Frames Duplex Lite/Ultralight: Duplex Frame Ultralight 1/16"; Frame Length: 24"; Shoulder Strap Length: Long (18" Torso or longer); Belt Size: Medium (34" - 38" waist); Belt/Shoulder Strap Color: Coyote Brown (Height: 5-9"; Weight: 170; Waist Size: 34; Inseam: 34; Back Profile: Normal)
    And
    Cargo Panel Cargo Panel Color: Coyote Brown ( I WILL USE DRY BAGS TO PUT MY GEAR IN)

    OR THIS OPTION:

    22" and 24" Tactical Platform Frame And Suspension Shoulder Strap/Belt Color: Coyote Brown; Stay Options: Ultralight Composite Stays; Frame Length: 24"; Belt Size: Medium Duplex Belt (34"-38" (Your Height: 5-9; Your Weight: 170; Waist Size: 34; Your Inseam: 34; Back Profile: Normal)
    And
    Mountain Warrior(5,750ci / 94Liters Bag Only) Color: Coyote Brown; Top Lid: Guide Lid (1,200ci)

    OR THIS OPTION

    Tarryall (3200ci / 52.4Liters) Tarryall (3200ci / 52.4Liters) Color: Highlander; Stay Options: Composite Stays; Belt Size: Medium (34" - 38") (Your Height: 5-9; Your Weight: 170; Your Waist Size: 34; Your Inseam: 34; Your Back Profile (Normal or Flat): normal)

    Give me your thought please on these three different setups.


    Thanks

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Pulling the trigger

    Also Can someone explain to me what a guide lid is? And would that be practical for a 24" frame? Im trying to avoid the longer frame because I dont like the back of my head hitting the pack.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Pulling the trigger

    Your definitely NOT going to want a Tarryall for a 10 day backcountry hunt. It will be to small and the suspension is not as good as the frames. I would do at least a 24in frame and a bag like the mountains warrior, Muskeg, or Nomad 2. They offer different bags depending on how you like to organize your gear.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Pulling the trigger

    Mallard,
    Medic 16 is right on the money. They frame will give you many more options and is much more comfortable for a trips past a few days. The Guide lid is a quick way to add 1200 cubic inches to your pack to stretch out the capacity. It also has built in stow-able straps to use as a smaller pack if needed. At your height, a 24" frame would be a good choice and all of our bags would work very well on it. I will say that if you are planning on using the Cargo panel, the Tactical frame will be a better match for hauling weird loads. The Ultra light and Lite frames have an opening in the back that awkward loads could exploit. That opening does promote a lot of airflow however if that's something you're looking for.
    Eric Bender
    -eric@kifaru.net

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