View Full Version : Pack Frames?

12-28-2002, 21:50
I'm a long time lurker, but that's another thread. Anyway where does one find a pack frame. I haven't seen any on net sites or in outdoor stores. What I am thinking of is just something you can tie or fasten things to that has a reasonable or good suspension. Do a good bit of trail maintenance and tieing mattocks, rakes, etc to my day pack has torn up the daypack. In addition it is a drag to carry these implements of destruction for several miles before you get where you are going.

SGT Rock
12-28-2002, 21:54
You can usually get an Army issure rucksack frame with the straps and without the frame at a good surpluss store.

12-28-2002, 21:58
You might try a local Goodwill or Salvation Army store. Or maybe you could buy a used frame pack cheap on ebay and just discard the packbag.

12-28-2002, 22:26
I remembered seeing a Freighter Frame over on Ben Meadow's site - you may want to check it out - http://www.benmeadows.com/store/product.asp?dept_id=6571&pf_id=4336&cat_prefix=2WB
That looks like a possibility but YMMV

12-29-2002, 22:47
Thanks for the tips, I'll check out army surplus next time I go to the big city. After I posted last night I checked on campmor and they had one for 80 bucks as well. More then I want to spend for this kinda of thing. Thanks alot.

01-01-2003, 07:22
Most pack companies don't sell frames separately, but like you mentioned Campmor (I worked there for 9 years) used to sell the Camp Trails Freighter Frame for like $80. You can lighten it up by taking off the shelf and can also toss the frame extender bar. Might do the trick.

Dan Bowen
01-02-2003, 17:37
Cabelas has 4 frame packs you can get without the packbag.The Alaskan Outfitter,the Guide model ,and the Alaskan 1 and 2.All four have a "freight self".They cost from $55.00 to $95.00.Cabelas toll free # is 1-800-237-4444 or you can go to their web site www.cabelas.com