MR Sawtooth 45?

RyanSoNorCal

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Any thoughts on the MR Sawtooth 45? Looking for a daypack-overnighter. Also looking at the SG 3200, EXO K3 1800, a couple Kifaru’s as well as every other pack ever made🤣..
 

chuckchili

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I won’t be much help. I bought the Sawtooth after my hunting season was over this year so I haven’t had the chance to officially try it out. For what it’s worth, I will say it was easy to fit to me and seems to be extremely well made.
 

chuckchili

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In my inexperienced opinion, it does seem to be able to hold more than a day’s supplies. I’ve always imagined that if you’re running out of space inside the pack, you can start strapping stuff to the outside.
 

chuckchili

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Sorry, I noticed that the second time I read it. It seems to be a pretty good size. I bet you could put enough in there to make you wish you hadn’t put so much in there. I think you could just about cram a whole, quartered and boned out mule deer in there...mostly on the shelf with maybe some other pieces strapped on or put inside.
 

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Hunted with the sawtooth this year and liked it. While never used it overnight for hunting, I did use it for a two night backpack trip in Yellowstone this past summer. It had plenty of room.
 

Nathan

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I originally purchased a Metcalf but quickly realized it wasn’t for me so I bought the sawtooth as a day pack alternative. Plenty of room for all my gear and could fit my 2 man tent in it as well.

Personally I like the zipper open design better than the tradition bag style and will buy a Beartooth before my 2021 backcountry Hunt. While the sawtooth is big enough for a night or two I don’t know if I’d go much more than that with it.

As far as game shelf load capacity, it will hold more than you will want to carry.
 

Ledanek

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Personally I like the zipper open design better than the tradition bag style and will buy a Beartooth before my 2021 backcountry Hunt. While the sawtooth is big enough for a night or two I don’t know if I’d go much more than that with it.
I have the Sawtooth 45, but, have not hunted nor camped on it. Coming from the 3DAP and Pintler, I found the corner zipper portion annoying when packed fully and unsure how long before those corners would start separating. kinda like a review/impression
 

Mainer207

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I got the sawtooth for my first pack. I haven’t used it to pack meat out, but I have loaded it with a hang on stand and climbing sticks as well as enough gear for a full day hunt. Handled the weight well and is easy to keep organized. If you hunt whitetails, it’s great in the treestand, as well.
 

handwerk

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My main pack is a stone glacier 5900 which I love, for day hunts with the ability to pack an animal out I picked up the sawtooth 45. Last season I used it to pack out 3 deer and was very happy with how it worked.
 

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I originally purchased a Metcalf but quickly realized it wasn’t for me so I bought the sawtooth as a day pack alternative. Plenty of room for all my gear and could fit my 2 man tent in it as well.

Personally I like the zipper open design better than the tradition bag style and will buy a Beartooth before my 2021 backcountry Hunt. While the sawtooth is big enough for a night or two I don’t know if I’d go much more than that with it.

As far as game shelf load capacity, it will hold more than you will want to carry.
A Beartooth is on my wishlist as well. I've heard good things about the new frame!
 

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I got the sawtooth for my first pack. I haven’t used it to pack meat out, but I have loaded it with a hang on stand and climbing sticks as well as enough gear for a full day hunt. Handled the weight well and is easy to keep organized. If you hunt whitetails, it’s great in the treestand, as well.
Have you tried the treehouse yet? I saw your other thread and the treehouse helps a lot while in the stand!
 

Rapptor

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Bought a Sawtooth 45 before my first elk hunt last fall. Although I didn't get to pack any meat with it, I did take it on some long day hikes with plenty of elevation gain and temperature swings. I found all the pockets to be very functional and the big zipper made digging out the clothing and gear I wanted super easy! The new MR pop up 38 looks like it will be a pretty sweet daypack option though.
 

Mainer207

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Have you tried the treehouse yet? I saw your other thread and the treehouse helps a lot while in the stand!
I haven’t tried it, but it was one of the packs I was considering. Went with the sawtooth for the ability to pack out meat — some of the state land I hunt would be a pretty long, rugged drag. It can be a real pain in the tree though, especially when you need something from the bottom of the pack.

Maybe I need to add one to my gear pile... 😎
 

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I haven’t tried it, but it was one of the packs I was considering. Went with the sawtooth for the ability to pack out meat — some of the state land I hunt would be a pretty long, rugged drag. It can be a real pain in the tree though, especially when you need something from the bottom of the pack.

Maybe I need to add one to my gear pile... 😎
You can never have too many guns, boots or packs! 😎😎
 

Davbaker21

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Anyone tried to use MRs detachable lid to add some extra space to the Sawtooth? I think with the extra 10L it would probably work as a 3-4 night pack as long as you’re beIng smart about what you bring. Thoughts?
 
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