I've never bought a nice pack or frame before and hauling out my last half of my caribou this year the horizontal bars on the frame finally broke at the welds. I know I want a pack that has the seat that comes out the bottom of the frame to hold game from sliding but besides that I'm not really sure. I've read a lot about Barnies packs but really don't want to spend $600+ on a pack. I was looking at the Cabelas Guide Series II with frame for around $300, on sale now for $240.
Thanks for your input.