I love this pack...have taken it antelope, elk, and deer hunting successfully. As for the material, sure it is on the louder end; however, while hiking through the woods, I am not rubbing it on things or sitting and playing with it, so I do not have an issue! Fits the body perfect! I am 5'7"! Straps hit exactly where needed and can buckle the chest buckle just fine! The side pockets did get holes, I sent it into badlands and they repaired them quickly, no questions asked and for free.
The bag is overall great quality and well put together, but the frame makes it unnecessarily heavy. I don't hike or travel far to my spots so the frame in the bag is not needed for me. I also don't carry much with me, just the necessities. I wish you guys would make another bag without a frame soon. I do agree with the other reviewers that it's noisy as well. Other than that, it works well for what I need it for. It would be great to have other bag options since not everyone needs that frame.
I’m sure it’s a great pack however I still have not received it. It will probably have travelled the world more than I have by the time it reaches me in Canada.
Haven't had a chance to use it yet but I like all of its features, only thing is the material is pretty noisy for a hunting pack.
I like the idea of this back and was pretty excited to try it. I have a very short frame and it was still a little too big for me, that being said the fabric is not quiet. I tried multiple hunts and adjustments but just too noisy and things hit the internal frame of back. I'm 5'1 so maybe it works better for taller frames or average. I mostly hate the fabric noise. So now I have a really expensive shed pack...I guess.