I'm about to embark on my first backpack hunt this coming fall. I know just about everyone uses the pack frame and pack combos. They all apear fine and some are reasonably comfortable. According to my research most weight in the 10 to 12 pound range. Now with that in mind wouldn't it be better to take a 6 pound SUPER comfortable internal frame pack and strap a 3 pound composite frame to the outside?
My thinking is that why not have the most comfort possible at first to make camp, then take the pack frame with the removable day pack from the main pack for hunting duringe the day. Either way you wind up a pound or two lighter and more comfortable or is there something I am not considdering here