Badlands has been leading the hunting industry for over 10 years. Our company started out manufacturing some of the finest mountaineering packs in the world. Our technology was, and still is, the most cutting edge in the hunting world, period.
I used this pack for the past 2yrs. to pack out 5 elk and this pack ROCKS! I'm a big guy and had this pack loaded with close to 200lbs. of elk quarters and other gear every time I shot an elk or one of friends did. This pack performed flawlessly and was as comfortable as a pack could be while carring 200lbs. in it. I had been previously using a 2800 series pack, which worked great...but this pack did make the hard part of a hunt...just that much easier. I really can't say enough about this pack. The ONLY thing I can think of that I would like to see on it...is some type of built in rainfly. Hint...hint ;)
For its size it is great for caring the basics to and from your stand or on a light day hike. The hypervent suspension is great and keeps me cool while hiking all day. It is a smaller pack and because of the internal frame it only allows you to pack so much in it. But i love and have no regrets buying it. Very light and comfortable
Amazing how light this pack is, and once again the awesome hypervent suspension, i do a lot of hiking during the hunting season and in Northern Idaho there is not much flat ground. So it keeps me cool all day long. And the amount of things that can be packed into are just amazing and it packs so well.