View Full Version : which pack

09-22-2011, 01:48 PM
looking at getting a new multiday pack. I'm looking a either a hornhunter or one of the eberlestock packs. I think the hornhunter might have more range of uses. I'm a medium built guy was wondering which one might fit me better.

09-22-2011, 02:14 PM
One of my friends has an eberlestock pack and he loves it except he said it does make a lot of noise. I have a Badlands SuperDay pack and I love it. It has so many different adjustments on it that you can fit it to you very easily.

09-22-2011, 05:14 PM
I have the J34 and it fits great and carries a load well. You can put a ton of stuff in it.

Bitterroot Bulls
09-22-2011, 05:56 PM
Eberlestock just one. Excellent pack.

MT backcountry hunter
09-22-2011, 06:07 PM
Either pack companies are going to be great but try to get one with a adjustable torso so you can custom fit it to you. I liked my dragon fly from eberlestock when I still had it.

Big Sky
09-22-2011, 08:02 PM
I have a X1 but am looking at the horn hunter and it looks like a very good pack.

09-23-2011, 09:33 PM
I've done a little over 25 miles with my dragonfly so far this year and love it. I just wish I could find something to fill it up.

09-24-2011, 10:48 AM
I love my Blue Widow. It is a very quiet pack.

Bitterroot Bulls
09-24-2011, 10:55 AM
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, the fabric in my Just One (I have the J104, but the J34 is made of the same stuff) has been very quiet. It is advertised as waterproof fabric, but it is more like water resistant. The lightweight rain cover is nice when the heavy rain rolls in.

09-24-2011, 06:54 PM
Exactly, the X2 squeaks but I haven't had any issues with my J107. I did also find out that in a good rain the pack becomes a sponge. I now carry a rain cover at all times.

09-24-2011, 07:02 PM
If you're interested, I've got a Blacks Creek Barbarian Featherlight available. Its only been used for a few days, and it includes a never used bladder and accessory pouch.


09-24-2011, 08:55 PM
Yeah they claim wateproofness for the eberlestock, but i invested in the heavy, reversable cover and it works great. The Mystery Ranch packs seem pretty sweet, but speeennnddyy. Way too expensive IMO.
Ive had my eberlestock weighed down with 60 lbs and found it comfortable. The pack is missing a key feature that all of my other packs have always had. That is a strap that cinches the load down to the hip belt. Usually this strap comes off of where the bottom shoulder strap attaches, and runs to a point on the hip belt that is about half way from the back to the front. The Eberlestock packs do not have this feature. I always used to consider this feature very important. None-the-less the pack seems to work good without it. I have not had the pleasure of loading it down in the 90-100+ lb range yet since this is the first season I have owned it. I am very curious to see if the absence of this feature shows with extreme loads. If so I may have a modification project with my speedy stitcher.

Bitterroot Bulls
09-24-2011, 09:41 PM

Worry not, I don't think you can overload an Eberlestock pack. My pack-out total weight this year was somewhere around 110 pounds.

No problems.

09-24-2011, 11:05 PM
thanks for all the great advice.

10-18-2011, 07:35 PM
I also have a Just One pack. J34 to be exact. I've loaded it down pretty heavy (never weighed it), but it is a workhorse as are all of the Eberlestocks. The J107 and J34 would both be excellent multi-day packs.