Kelty Cache Hauler (Frame Only)
Design: frame pack
Max. Load Carried: 120 lbs
Height of Owner: 6'2"
Price Paid: $99
I bought this pack specifically to haul with. I also used it to carry dry bags with.
My hauling mostly consisted of bear bait and gear, I went 2 miles in and 2 miles out three times a week for a 3 months in not too bad of terrain, but it was steep going in and all downhill going out. I generally carried 60 lbs with one load topping out at 120 lbs and came back mostly empty(about 15 lbs).
The good news is that this pack was extremely comfortable, and very easy to attach odd size stuff to. I carried everything from feed sacks to 30 gallon drums to 5 gallons of gas and a 2 stroke 3.5 hp motor on it. If the flaps don't fit just bungee or ratchet strap the load on.
The bad news is that I had to replace the bottom pins with bolts the 3rd time out, however I managed to make it in fully loaded with one pin busted before I noticed. The holes have started to round out and you can see the stress on the metal.
I gave it 3.5 stars because it is very comfortable and versatile and I don't think anyone would have a problem with it if they stayed reasonable on the load.
I just need a pack that will take more weight. I am going to try the Mystery Ranch NICE or Kifaru longhunter hauler next, I haven't decided which.
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Key Features of the Kelty Cache Hauler Frame OnlySuspension featuresWicking backpanelPadded waistbeltPadded shoulder strapsLoad-lifter strapsSternum strapKelty Cache Hauler Frame OnlyThe Kelty Cache Hauler Frame Only is an ideal travel companion, on any trip. The wicking backpanel allows this pack to breathe effectively. The padded waistbelt adjusts to your waist with a snug fit. Padded shoulder and� sternum� straps help avoid any unnecessary strain on your shoulders, when you carry it. Its load-lifter lets you strap on extra equipment, with less difficulty. The belt stabilizers enhance the flexibility on this pack, for your convenience. The scherer cinch uses a pulley-system to double the tightening force on the waistbelt, for added comfort. This product weighs only 6 lb. 1 oz. and measures 32 in. x� 16 in. so it can be easily carried. Enjoy the Kelty Cache Hauler Frame Only on all your outdoor activities.
Free Shipping. Kelty Cache Hauler Frame DECENT FEATURES of the Kelty Cache Hauler Frame Hydration compatible Top loading Sleeping bag compartment Zippered side pockets Hold-open bar Detachable packbag with shoulder straps Drop down shelf with compression wrap Aluminum frame Mesh backpanel Wicking waistbelt and shoulder straps Padded waistbelt Padded shoulder straps Sternum straps Scherer Cinch The SPECS Weight: 5 lbs 7 oz / 2.4 kg Dimension: 31 x 15 x 14in. / 79 x 38 x 36 cm Torso Fit Range: 16 - 22in. / 41 - 56 cm Suspension: External (3400 and Frame Only) Body: 900D Nylon Packcloth Reinforcement: 420D Nylon Oxford / 500D Nylon Kodra
The frame for the Cache Hauler. Designed to carry big loads comfortably. Packbag sold separately. Suspension Features: Binocular clips offer a convenient, shoulder-strap mounted attachment point, and clip system keeps binoculars handy and secure. Slip-resistant Hypalon(R) pads are quiet and flexible to keep firearms stable. Wicking backpanel Padded waistbelt Padded shoulder straps Load-lifter straps Sternum strap with whistle Belt stabilizers Scherer Cinch(TM) (US Pat #5,465,886) Length: 28.5" / 72 cm Width: 22" / 56 cm Height: 14" / 36 cm Volume: 3450 in3 / 56.6 Weight: 9 lb. 2 oz. / 4.1 kg Torso Fit Range: 16-22" / 41-56 cm Body Fabric: 900D nylon packcloth
- Rocky Mountain Trail
With a large sturdy aluminum frame and plush suspension straps youll be able to get large amounts of gear in and out or your camp easily and comfortable with the Kelty Cache Hauler External Frame. Multiple lash points and a hinged fold down base let you strap down your load for a stable ride and with a stabilizing waist belt and sternum strap youll feel secure toting your cargo long distances. A moisture wicking backpanel improves air circulation and allows sweat to evaporate to keep you cool as you lug heavy weights over uneven terrain and with a padded hydration sleeve youll stay well watered as you exert yourself. On its own or paired with the Kelty Cache Packbag this lightweight tough external frame is perfect for hunting, camping or any trip that takes you deep into the field.
- Altrec Outdoors