I’ve owned a few high end hunting specific packs over the past 5 years. All were good packs, but none provided the combination of fit, comfort, and function I was looking for. My EXO 3500 has been a different story. Lightweight, durable, and versatile with all day comfort. No annoying squeaks, hot spots or discomfort during months of training, the hunt, or heavy pack out. In 2015, I hauled my partner’s entire bull (including head and hide – I’m a tanner) 1.5 miles to the truck in two trips after he got sick. Pack performance was excellent and contributed greatly to our success. Sometimes I hunt the mountains alone and now have even more confidence that the pack and I can get the job done. Can’t wait to do it again.