Kelty Cache Hauler
Price Paid: $94
I have used this pack frame to carry out several elk and deer. It is extremely simple to use....fold down the shelf, put the load on it, snap buckles into place, and go. Very comfortable, and the built-in blaze orange rain cover comes in handy when packing out head/antlers.
I have ordered the pack bag to add to it for pack-in hunts, and look forward to trying it out.
Design: Front loading
Max. Load Carried: 140lbs
Height of Owner: 5'8
Price Paid: $119
If you are looking for an external frame that will haul anything, no matter shape, size or weight then this is the one for you. I have used it on float hunts and several backcountry camping trips in the wilds of Alaska with zero issues.
Examples of what we hauled, firewood, action packers (3 of the 8 gal size), inflatable raft, gear, and the list goes on. The shoulder straps are padded for excellent comfort no matter the weight of the load. The best two features are the hydration sleeve and the amazing shelf to support your load.
This year I have added the packbag just to make a great product better. Thanks, Kelty for yet another wonderful product.
"Southern hunt in a northern land"
Max. Load Carried: 140 lbs
Height of Owner: 5'9"
Price Paid: $165
Going for second trip for caribou in Quebec. First trip the guide asked to buy mine or my buddies. He had over 25 years in the bush as a guide. My buddy gave the guide his as a tip and bought another one when he got back to the States.
I tried one several other brands, the Kelty had the most stability and the best padding. The waist belt has a very firm foam that compresses under heavy loads and doesn't let the frame dig in. We packed out 8 caribou, and everyone that used the packs loved them. The metal supports for the meat rack seemed to help stabilize the pack more than the nylon straps of other brands.
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Free Shipping. Kelty Cache Hauler DECENT FEATURES of the Kelty Cache Hauler 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 Volume: 3400 cubic inches / 56 liter Weight: 9 lbs 2 oz / 4.1 kg Dimension: 35 x 20 x 14in. / 89 x 51 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 Cache Hauler is designed to carry big loads comfortably. The frame and the packbag are both included and can be used together or separated for individual use. Frame and packbag can also be purchased separately. Frame & Packbag Features: Lash straps stow jacket or gear quickly and easily. Pull-out, blaze-orange raincover offers easy and convenient visibility in the field or in camp Hydration compatible Top-panel access Sleeping bag compartment Large front pocket Zippered side pockets Map pocket Load compression strap Bottom compression lash straps Spindrift collar Haul handle Packbag has shoulder straps and can be worn separately Suspension Features: Wicking backpanel Padded waistbelt Padded shoulder straps Load-lifter straps Sternum strap with whistle Belt stabilizers Scherer Cinch(TM) (US Pat #5,465,886) Weight: 9 lb. 2 oz. / 4.1 kg Length: 28.5 in / 72 cm Width: 22 in / 56 cm Height: 14 in / 36 cm Volume: 3450 in3 / 56.6 l Body Fabric: 900D nylon packcloth
- Rocky Mountain Trail
The Kelty Cache Hauler is designed to carry big loads comfortably. The frame and the packbag are both included and can be used together or separated for individual use.