The Kelty Cache Hauler Complete external frame and packbag combination is built specifically for hunters. Drawing on over 50 years of experience in backpack construction and development, Kelty incorporates the suspension and design of its hiking backpacks into a functional pack for multi-day hunting trips with a sturdy external frame for hauling gear and game.
With 3450 cubic inches of internal storage capacity and multiple lash points, the Cache Hauler Complete's packbag has ample space for clothing, gear, ammunition and supplies. The external frame offers additional space for carrying gear or hauling meat out of the back country. The frame's design provides firm support and increases carrying comfort over long distances. A hinged-base located at the bottom of the frame aids in stabilizing heavy external loads. However, the rigidity of the external frame can hamper flexibility for off-trail treks. The packbag of the Cache Hauler Complete can be removed from the frame and used independently, allowing you to move faster and with more agility.
Padded shoulder straps, load-lifter straps, a sternum strap and a padded waistbelt further enhance the fit of the Cache Hauler Complete and ensure the stability of your load, allowing convenient adjustment while on the move. A wicking backpanel combats sweat and provides some space between your back and the Cache Hauler Complete, helping to keep you comfortable on the trail.
A zippered divider between the Cache Hauler Complete's top loading main compartment and front entry sleeping bag compartment allows for organization and separation of wet and dry gear. When hauling longer items or in need of access between the two compartments, you can unzip the divider and convert the Cache Hauler Complete's packbag to a single, large compartment. While hunting or out on the trail, you don't want to be constantly digging through your pack to find ammunition or a specific piece of gear. The Cache Hauler Complete's large external front and side pockets and zippered map pocket in the lid offer numerous organizational options, allowing you to separate gear for quick and easy access. An integrated spindrift collar at the top of the packbag extends, allowing even more room for storage and protecting the contents of the pack from dirt and debris.
Numerous lash points on the packbag and frame add to the Cache Hauler Complete's versatility in the back country. A lined pocket in the packbag makes the Cache Hauler Complete hydration compatible. A removable blaze orange rain cover found in a zippered sleeve in the lower panel of the frame offers extra protection against the elements and makes the Cache Hauler Complete clearly visible in emergency situations.
- Pull-out blaze orange raincover.
- Zippered side pockets.
- Map pocket.
- Load compression strap.
- Top panel loading.
- Hydration compatible.
- Packbag with separate shoulder straps.
- Large front pocket.
- Bottom compression lash straps.
- Spindrift collar.
- Sleeping bag compartment.
- Belt stabilizers.
- Wicking backpanel.
- Padded shoulder straps.
- Scherer cinch.
- Sternum strap.
- Load-lifter straps.
- Padded waistbelt.
Best Use Backpacking Access Top Loading w/Sleeping Bag Compartment Warranty Lifetime Volume 3450 cu. in. Type External Frame Sternum Strap Yes Load Lifters Yes Material 900D Nylon Item Weight 9 lb. 2 oz. Hydration Compatible Yes Frame Material Aluminum Fits Torso 16"-22" Dimensions 32" x 22" x 14" Detachable Daypack Yes
Real Customer Reviews
Likes: You can separate the pack from the frame. Use just the pack or use just the frame. using just the frame is good for going and getting firewood. using just the pack is good for throwing in a canoe
Dislikes: Not much, however, if I was a extreme backpacker, I would not have bought this pack and would have spent more money. I canoe and kayak and I needed something that could get wet, put up with some abuse and carry gear for portage's.
Likes: Solid & sturdy construction.
Dislikes: The inside of the pack is smaller than what I anticipated so I returned it for a different pack. It is a good sturdy pack it just didn't work for me.
Likes: Solidly built and comfortable to use. Great adjustability to make the frame fit your body. Great value.
Dislikes: Would prefer a slightly more internal storage.
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