Alps Pack Frame?Contributors to this thread:
I need a pack frame for my upcoming elk hunt. I have an Alps backpack that I like. Just looking for feedback on their pack frame. I would hunt with my normal pack and if needed, I would return with the frame pack to carry out my elk.
I think I own the pack youre talking about. It can carry a ton but it is really noisy where the pack connects to the frame but if youre looking to just pack something out its a great frame.
I have the commander x pack frame.......more better but more $$$
I bought one earlier this year to haul my turkey blind, decoys and stuff. It weighed around 50 pounds fully loaded and it did ok. It does seem a bit noisy. If you are going to use it just for packing out meat it should work fine. It does not have load lifters though.
That is the frame I am looking at.
What are load lifters?
JMO- I think a Kelty Cache Hauler is a better option and I believe can be found for similar money. I bought my last one for $65 on clearance. It hauls more than I can...
Basically load lifters are straps coming off the top of the shoulder pad straps and should be attached to frame at top. This lifts the load off your shoulders so your hips can take the weight of the pack.
Load lifters are what saves your shoulders from living hell when packing meat....