I am looking at getting a new meet hauling backpack. I hauled 100#s of elk 3.5 miles last year in a frameless backpack and about killed myself. I am looking at buying the badlands ox frame only. I've seen a few negative reviews of the bag and I'm not sure that it's worth the extra cost. However, I found that the price has gone up in the last six months!
Bowhunting outlet had the whole setup for $323 last year and now, it's up? Anyone have any insight into why they raised the price? It seems everywhere else went up to $499 for the whole setup. Anyways, the frame is now up to $299, but I found it on amazon for $265 and I'm ready to pull the trigger, but I just wonder if I should just spend the extra and get the whole setup and I wouldn't have to buy another pack again w/ the great badlands warranty (until they come out with better technology that I like better .
Also, any improvements to the backpack that justifies them raising the price?
Finally, anyone fine the frame somewhere cheaper than $265?