It looks like it will collapse pretty small to be a day pack or expand large enough to pack camp miles into the back country and weighs around 7lbs so it should work out just fine. I chose my pack to be a Kuiu Icon 6000 which weighs in around 5lbs. I can tighten it up small if I am doing day hunts and if I kill it has no problem expanding big enough to get even a bull hind quarter plus my equipment out. I see this is your first post so welcome to the forum. Im fairly new myself and have learned there are a lot of knowledgeable, helpful folks on here. Happy hunting and good luck.