Okay, I own a Barneys external pack. I've had a couple hunting seasons with it. It has a couple sheep hunts under it's belt and it's got me thinking.
The pack with load tends to be top heavy, mainly dealing with grade and rough country. The rear bar is at about a 45 degree angle, it would seem like the pack and weight could drop 6 inches or so if the bar was at a 90.
Just wondering on the why of the design, packed moose quarters, sheep, and really loads well, just it's ability with a heavy pack going up or down serious grade I tend to be a bit off balance, which I don't want to be.
Seems if I lower the weight, I can lower my center of balance. Which would put the weight at my belt line
I figure I'll go in and talk to the Barneys crew, but just wanted to figure out why the packs, really all externals, ride high?? Internals on the lower hand have a much lower load starting point. Really making me think about them for sheep this year,
So why riding so high on the externals? Anyone modify their pack to ride lower? And how did it work out?