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theox
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Dec-01-11, 
08:11 PM (MST)
"Eberlestock x2 test"

so i finally got the chance to test out the x2. I must say i am very impressed. I packed around with a 30 lb pack weight many miles for several days. Luckily i decided to remove my spotter from my pack as the area we were headin into we didnt need it too terribly bad. Well it turns out one of the guys killed one a bout 3 miles back in. I decided to do a little testing but since another guy still had a pack i decided to share some with him. I still packed out 2 hind quarters and 1 front quarter, my rifle in the scabbard attached to the pack the 3 miles to the truck. The pack distrubuted the weight so awesome it felt like i was packing 1/2 of the weight. it was great. I am absolutely satisfied with the way it handled all the weight. due to time we did not bone it out as it was almost dark. if we boned it out i could have easily taken the whole deer. i think if i had less than a half mile i could have taken everything unboned and the rack if i needed too but it would have been pretty heavy. the compression straps secured the load so well and snug it made the job very easy. no tying down just put it on strap it down and go. the other guys were pretty impressed with it as well. I must say i recommend this pack to anyone its comfortable, and efficent. i couldnt be happier with the pack. I am looking forward to packing out some sheds or some more meat next year. next time now that i know what its capable of i will push the limits and attempt the whole deer.

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Eberlestoc...  outdoorsdude      Dec-02-11   1 
  RE: Eberlestoc...  bowhunt      Dec-02-11   2 
   RE: Eberlestoc...  Juan_ID      Dec-02-11   3 
    RE: Eberlestoc...  theox      Dec-03-11   4 
  RE: Eberlestoc...  OLDHORNHUNT...      Dec-05-11   6 
 RE: Eberlestoc...  GLEDEASY      Dec-04-11   5 
  RE: Eberlestoc...  treedagain      Dec-15-11   7 
   RE: Eberlestoc...  Browningbar...      Dec-17-11   8 
    RE: Eberlestoc...  SantanaOutd...      Dec-25-11   9 

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outdoorsdude
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Dec-02-11, 
10:18 AM (MST)
1. "RE: Eberlestock x2 test"

The X2 has a lot of going for it. The only drawback I have read is they don't fit taller people very well. At 6'3"& 185lb I am hesitant to go with one. If you don't mind me asking, how are you built?

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bowhunt
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Dec-02-11, 
03:50 PM (MST)
2. "RE: Eberlestock x2 test"

It is a good pack.
We have used 2 for a couple of years.
Good configuration, comfortable, good hauler...etc.
I have one issue with the pack. It gets noisy.
Both packs we have that are 2 years old speak like crazy.

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Juan_ID
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Dec-02-11, 
08:03 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Eberlestock x2 test"

Sweet! I too am looking to try the X2 out next season. And would also like to know your build, I'm about 5'9" and 160 lbs. and as far as the squeaks bowhunt I have heard athletic tape on the stays solves most squeaks... In case you weren't already aware...

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theox
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Dec-03-11, 
09:55 AM (MST)
4. "RE: Eberlestock x2 test"

I am 5'9 and 185 so juan i think it would work well for you. they have a smaller hip belt you can buy it it doesnt snug right

6'3 may be a bit tall for this pack kinda depeds on your torso i guess... if your all legs your prob fine. but i have heard it doesnt fit well on the taller guys.

Yes the pack squeaks like crazy. I taped it up with athletic tape ad it went away. however all the hiking i did wore through the tape and started squeaking by the end of the hunt. I am thinking of wrapping it again but tripling it up where the straps hold the frame on( the area it rubbed off)or trying spray on stuff.

Other than that great pack love it. wish my spotter would fit in one of the zip pouches but i have to just put it in a side sleeve which is ok but would be nice to have it protected a bit better. havet had probs with it yet so i guess its not a big deal.

oh and one thing i love about it is.. when i pull my spotter out and glass, and decide to move down the ridge or what ever i can keep it on the tripod and strap it down on the packwith the compression straps ad it works great!

so far this pack has been worht the money! next test is how long it lasts!

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OLDHORNHUNTER
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Dec-05-11, 
10:41 AM (MST)
6. "RE: Eberlestock x2 test"

I am 6'2" 210 & mine fits me fine this is truely an awesome pack I wish Eblestock would have put the hydration pocket inside center of the pack I have a 100 oz bladder & u have to put something in the opposite side pocket to balance it out...but an awesome pack other than that

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GLEDEASY
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Dec-04-11, 
11:37 PM (MST)
5. "RE: Eberlestock x2 test"

The X2 is a great pack. I would not hesitate recommending it to someone. The quality is good and I really like the design of it, simple yet gets the job done. As stated it is a little shorter for taller folk. I'm 6'1" 200 lbs. and it doesn't fit great but it hasn't bugged me too bad. My only other wish with it would be having the waste pockets easier to get into while on, but then again that's probably due to me being a little bigger. Overall, if you're looking for a 1-2 day pack I would get it.

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treedagain
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Dec-15-11, 
06:21 PM (MST)
7. "RE: Eberlestock x2 test"

i bought one for my sheep hunt this year and it worked great...

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Browningbar23
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Dec-17-11, 
11:11 AM (MST)
8. "RE: Eberlestock x2 test"

I have to say the X2 is one the most comfortable pack I have ever had on my back!!

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SantanaOutdoors
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Dec-25-11, 
08:55 PM (MST)
9. "RE: Eberlestock x2 test"


Great review thread on the X2. Thanks!

Eric Santana
www.SantanaOutdoors.com
"Premium Hunting Gear"

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