It is time to get a new pack. I am looking at the Kuiu Icon 7000 and the Mystery Ranch Kodiak. Both packs have spotting scope pockets and the ability to carry a rifle on the side. Does anyone own either one and have pros or cons for it? What I am looking for is, how the pack holds up, internal storage and how well it carries heavy loads. I plan on using the pack for 5+ day hunts to include a hike in caribou and hike in sheep hunt this year. I also looked at the Outdoorsmans pack with the load cell but am turned off by it because of the limited storage unless you use the load cell.
I barrowed a friends Barney's pack this year to carry a black bear hide and quarters out (one trip) and really liked it. The pack was pretty comfortable for the weight. The only down fall of the pack was lack of small pockets to keep stuff organized.