Stone Glacier Backpacks are a product of 15 years of solo sheep hunts from the Dall country of Alaska to the unlimited districts of Montana's Beartooth wilderness. Minimizing pack and gear weight increases usable load, which in turn extends your range in the backcountry. The quest for a light weight load hauling pack began 15 years ago, and involved modifying existing packs on the market. In 2009 Stone Glacier took this to the next level. Starting with an existing high quality pack frame, Stone Glacier designed a bag and load shelf featuring a 3200 cubic inch main bag and an expandable, 1500 cubic inch load shelf for boned meat and horns.
The concept is to keep the heavy portion of the load (meat) as close to your center of gravity as possible. This spreads the load vertically and evenly across the frame. The 10 compression straps kept the meat evenly distributed while not allowing any load shift. This concept also allows the wearer to separate gear from the meat and easily remove the meat at camp, allowing it to remain cool and clean on the multi-day pack out.