BROWN­ING

Outdoor Life - - GEAR -

this 2,100-cu­bic-inch pack would ben­e­fit from a stouter frame and a more use­ful pocket con­fig­u­ra­tion. The Brown­ing was one of the most com­fort­able packs in our test when it was filled with cloth­ing, and both the ri­fle car­rier and the front beaver­tail flap worked mar­velously to tote bulky or awk­ward-shaped gear. But when it was filled with 50 pounds of pota­toes—our starchy sub­sti­tute for meat—the straps pinched and the load be­came cum­ber­some. “This is more of a hik­ing pack than a hunt­ing pack,” said ex­ec­u­tive ed­i­tor Gerry Bethge.

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