The MH Podcast EP 73: Part 1 Of The Most Comprehensive Expedition Hunting Backpack Review Ever Done

The Mindful Hunter Podcast

May 20 2022 • 1 hr 6 mins


Well, here it is! Part 1 of my attempt at the most comprehensive 10-day + hunting backpack review ever done. In this first part, I do an overview of each bag, test out 40lbs loads and look at 14 different individual characteristics of the bags. In part 2 I will continue to add more elements and run 80lbs and 120lbs tests. The results surprised even me. I’d love to hear your comments and feedback and requests for other elements you’d like to see in part 2. I hope you enjoy it.

I reviewed the

Kifaru Fulcrum with Duplex Lite Frame

Stone Glacier Sky Guide 7900 with X-Curve Frame

Mystery Ranch Marshall

Exo K3 6400

Kuiu 7800 Pro

0:00 – Intro

1:45 – Tribalism and marketing

5:15 – Different tools for different jobs

8:05 – Methodology and 5 bags we’re testing

11:05 – Overview of the bags

15:05 – Kuiu Pro 7800

24:42 – Stone Glacier Sky Guide 7900

29:03 – Exo K3 6400

32:15 – Mystery Ranch Marshall

35:36 – Kifaru Fulcrum

38:33 – Price

39:44 – Weight

41:10 – Weight Honesty

45:15 – Volume per pound capacity

46:09 – Shipping Speed

46:55 – Purchase Experience

47:53 – Canadian Bonus

48:47 – Lids

49:58 – Fitting

51:20 – 40lbs Comfort Rating

54:54 – Lateral Stability

56:41 – Vertical Stability

57:40 – Lumbar Pads

1:01:09 – Load Lifter Angle

1:01:38 – The Final Rankings for Part 1

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