the test team

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split evenly on this 1,500-cu­bic-inch lum­bar pack. Half the crew—mainly Western back­coun­try hunters—loved the min­i­mal­ist de­sign and the smart yoke that com­fort­ably dis­trib­utes even heavy loads. The other half—east­ern and Mid­west­ern deer hunters—felt the pack wouldn’t serve for longer day hunts and was poorly con­fig­ured for a stand pack. “It’s more like a satchel than a pack,” quipped as­sis­tant ed­i­tor Tony Hansen.

The Mu­ley would work well as a spike bag. It’s light (just over 2 pounds), and be­cause it has no frame, it’s pack­able, so a back­coun­try hunter could stuff it in a frame pack, then use the Out­doors­mans as a nim­ble day bag. It would be a great go-light pack for scout­ing, shed hunt­ing, or early-sea­son bowhunts.

score: 70.8 price: $150

The un­padded shoul­der straps on the Mu­ley are com­fort­able.

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