My current pack is a Cabelas Alaskan outfitter. I love the backpack and one of the few changes I would make is that it is very heavy (12 lbs). I was looking at the lighter weight version (extreme alaskan) and was wondering if anyone with experience with both can comment.
My main concern is that it a fabric sheet with buckles that replaces the traditional shelf (see my other thread). How much does the pack give up in terms of durability? 100 lbs is the most I prefer to carry.
By the way, don’t try to talk me into the Barney’s pack. It is on the wish list in the future, but not in the budget now.
I'm trying to cut 10 lbs from my pack and if I don't give up too much, this pack would allow me to trim half of that.