How does the pack attach to the frame and is the attachment strong enough to hold it secure in the position shown in the picture while traversing rugged terrain? I currently own the hauler frame and have used it to haul out 3 elk 3 years in a row. Would recommend this to anyone needing a pack frame.
This is a great pack and would recommend it. I have used this in the mountains of northern New Mexico and it has never let me down. Durable and extremely well constructed.
velcro is how it is attached. i have hauled some weight back there and have never had it fail. I did not haul out 3 elk! I think it is a good product.
The pack sack attaches at the top with the same pins that attach the hauler, on the bottom it attaches with velcro tabs which aren't the greatest but I have hauled this with some 60# loads for many miles and have not had any problems. Pack sack is designed to detach and use for day pack but It's too big and wide, better to just leave on frame.
I would recommend the pack to anyone. I climbed a fairly steep mountain, approximately 4 hours all uphill. Lucky for me I returned with a buck. My pack going up weighed 50lbs, it weighed 100lbs on the way back. The pack was not a problem, easily supported the weight. Great pack, better than the rest.
The pack is a great addition. It comes off very easily, goes on pretty easily. The fasteners hold the pack via triple grometed straps over a 1/4" metal pin in four places, velcro straps on bottom. Has a metal "hold open" to keep the top square. It has it's own straps, so you can break it down in the field and use either pack or hauler separately. I got it as a long term wilderness exploration pack. I prefer external frame for wind flow. I recommend it to anyone who needs to move a good deal of weight. I wouldn't overload the pack without the frame, though
The Cache Hauler Bag attaches with 2 pins. One on each side located at the top of each of the side edges of the bag. There are also 2 velcro straps. One on each side of the lower edges of the bag. The weight of the bag is on the top pins. I used this bag and frame on a Backpacking DIY Elk Bow hunt this past Sept. and we (3 of us) hauled all our own gear in for a 10 day hunt and hauled out 3 big bulls. The only complaint I had with the bag was the size. As you probably know the bag holds 3450 c.i.. That was a bit small for our length of trip. I have since replaced the bag with a Kelty Tioga 5000. It has 5000 c.i. and attached perfectly on the frame with no modifications necessary. The Tioga uses 2 extra pins (Total of 4) to attach the bag to the frame plus the 2 velcro straps and appears very substantial, but I haven't used it yet. I have no doubt it's a better set-up for me. I hope this helps. If the 3450 c.i. is not a factor then you'll like the bag.