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Pack: durable hauler recommendations
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rOg w
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Locale: rogwilmers.wordpress
deleted on 02/19/2013 20:23:37 MST Print View


Edited by rOg_w on 06/17/2013 19:52:26 MDT.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Re: Durable Hauler = Dana Design on 02/19/2013 20:26:47 MST Print View

Thanks everyone, I've got plenty of leads to look into now.

Richard Lyon
(richardglyon) - MLife

Locale: Bridger Mountains
More suggestions on 02/20/2013 07:43:31 MST Print View

Anything from Mystery Ranch will suit. MR is owned by Dana Gleason, whose original Dana Design packs are praised above. Expensive though, and many old Dana Design packs can be found on eBay. I've used my ULA Catalyst for five years now without ripping the mesh (despite plenty of bushwhacking). The pack (about 5000 ci, XL frame) handled 45-50 pounds without much trouble. And this past summer I tested a BD Mercury 75 and thought it was great at weight transfer and management. The Mercury comes in smaller sizes if you don't need 7500 cubic inches.