- Oct 31, 2017
This is exactly why I use a kifaru frame and pack. The weight just carries better, allowing me to carry anything I want to carry without it being a bother. Everything straps down easily and doesn’t move around. I know I’ve said it a million times but I think your pack is more important than your other gear. I’d skimp on my bow before I would my pack. I hunt with pretty high end recurves and longbows and I would rather switch to a Samick Sage and spend the extra money on a quality pack if I had to make a choice between the two.my guess is you’ll be pretty annoyed by not having a properly fitted frame pack for that kind of sustained effort. You may not know you’re annoyed by it if you’ve never had it. But it has been the difference between me burning out and continuing to hunt for me.
a properly fitted pack will weigh 4-8lbs. The weight will disappear because it’s fitted properly. It will feel, weight wise, the same at the minimal set up you’re attempting. But it will be more comfortable.
the one drawback is bulk in the tree. Two options: stash it on the ground on access along the way. Or get one that compresses neatly.(pop up does this well).