New hunting pack! Killik 2800

270.Rose

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I made my first big hunting-gear purchase for myself after two years of hunting with hand me down and gifted gear (which I have really appreciated!) and got the Killik 2800 pack from Sportsman's Warehouse. Who can resist a good sale right?! It's very adjustable and was comfortable to pack a significant weight around the store to test it out. After watching review videos online it seems like I'm only going to be limited by what I can physically carry, there is certainly room and to spare and an individual pocket for everything I could possibly want to carry, plus meat. I like that the hip belt fit comfortably and kept the weight of the pack from pressing into my tailbone, which I noticed was an issue with some of the non-ladies-specific packs that I tried. And it is set up to carry a rifle or a bow, so hopefully that will get some use if I get to bow hunt this fall.
Five weeks til antelope hunting!! I'm looking forward to trying this out.
 

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Good for you and good luck on your hunt.
We went with KUIU ultra lite packs and packed out a couple elk last year. It was a game changer over the other packs we had. It cinched down great and nothing moved. Second elk we found a great game trail and a little longer walk but didn't have to go up and over the mountain we came in on.
 

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Good for you and good luck on your hunt.
We went with KUIU ultra lite packs and packed out a couple elk last year. It was a game changer over the other packs we had. It cinched down great and nothing moved. Second elk we found a great game trail and a little longer walk but didn't have to go up and over the mountain we came in on.
That sounds like a pretty intense pack out if you are going over a mountain!
 

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Walked it twice last season. It starts steep them does some little flats then steep then you are on top walking the ridge line. It's all open country and very short sagebrush. We do a late season cow hunt. Don't have to battle flies and wasps just wind and cold(sometimes). Just have to learn to shoot 400-500 yards at times. That is why finding the trail was a nice change. I hate steep with a heavy pack. Every step is "don't slip, don't fall" Because I won't stop until I hit the bottom. :ROFLMAO:
 

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Went and walked our elk hill. Other half took my KUIU daypack gave me his KUIU Pro and ordered a new KUIU pack. We went rock hunting and picked up some nice rock and the packs weighed about what our elk pack outs were last year. Night and day difference just over my daypack to his pack. Other than sore feet and a hip that wanted to spasm it was a nice morning. Looking for a great pack don't hesitate to look at the KUIU packs. They weigh next to nothing compared to some others I've looked at.
 

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Went and walked our elk hill. Other half took my KUIU daypack gave me his KUIU Pro and ordered a new KUIU pack. We went rock hunting and picked up some nice rock and the packs weighed about what our elk pack outs were last year. Night and day difference just over my daypack to his pack. Other than sore feet and a hip that wanted to spasm it was a nice morning. Looking for a great pack don't hesitate to look at the KUIU packs. They weigh next to nothing compared to some others I've looked at.
A good pack makes a huge difference! I've been letting my kids ride on mine as preparation :) thankfully they think it's a fun game.
 

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Still alive and moving slowly this morning. Need to do something this morning other than house work and gardening to get the stiffness gone.🤪
 

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Still alive and moving slowly this morning. Need to do something this morning other than house work and gardening to get the stiffness gone.🤪
I'm doing lunges this morning to get the circulation going. Three weeks til antelope!
 

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Went grouse hunting this morning did a little walking around. 2 replaced knees and a right hip I don't do lunges anymore or kneeling either. Good luck keep it up.
 

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Thought I'd come back and update with a review of how the pack performed in the field....
I really like how comfortable this pack is to wear even with the weight of the meat inside. All the zippers work smoothly and there are more than plenty of pockets for storing things (caused a slight panic when I couldn't remember which one held my tag!). The contents of the pack stayed dry even in a whole day of steady rain and mud. It opens up to carry a whole critter or can fit multiple quarters if using the gutless method. And it was comfortable to wear over a bulky coat as well as with just a shirt, being very adjustable in all directions. The only major negative for me was that the rigid frame extends up to the back of my head, making it impossible to belly crawl wearing the pack and lift my head to peek over a ridge. I had to sit all the way up to see, or remove the pack if I wanted to stay really low. This would probably not be an issue for someone who is proportioned differently.
Also, my chocolate stash stayed both unmelted and unsquashed. Very important! :)
 

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