Long post warning
For the past five or six years I have had a day pack that has always been too smal for my build but i have persevered because I was to stingy to buy a proper pack. I usually jam about 25 or 30 pounds into it (spotting scope and tripod, first aid kit, water, survival kit, GPS, camera, extra ammo etc etc etc.
I got injured at work a couple of years ago and now I have a c6/7 disc drama and the pack plays up a treat with it, to the point where I missed almost a full days hunting on my recent Red Stag hunt because of it.
This brings me to my question, a long way there I know, but anyways....
Seeing Barneys frames/bags gets such a good deal round here, I was curious whether a Barneys frame and pack would be considered to big to use as a day pack, but with the notion that one day I will get back to Alaska and to other out of the way places where such a rig would be useful. I have these thoughts because everyone says how good the Barneys frame fits and feels.