The J117 Dragonfly II is a highly evolved pack that is made to help you to feel organized, balanced, and efficient while you're on the hunt. Upon a successful harvest, it expands from daypack to freighter and becomes one of the best packs on the planet for hauling a heavy load of meat.
The J107 has our ultralight Intex II tubular aluminum frame, a highly adjustable suspension system, and more patented and proprietary features than any hunting pack made. Features include patented Backscabbard, patented Cam Expansion system, and removable hydration compatible Fanny-Top fanny pack.
- Compressed Pack Volume: 2,800 c.i.
- Expanded Pack Volume: 4,800 c.i.
- Scabbard Volume: 400 c.i.
- Total Volume: 5,200 c.i.
- Weight: 8 lbs 14 oz
- Pack Dimensions (compressed): 25"h x 13"w x 7"d
- Scabbard Dimensions: 34"L x 7"W x 3"D, with a 20" circumference opening
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I really like this pack. I’ve had it for 5 years. My expansion zipper broke so I use straps to collapse it. Out of all the packs I’ve had guiding in Wyoming this is my favorite. If we kill an elk, i guide quarter it and can fit a front shoulder and a hind quarter in it and hump it out. They only complaint I have is that it sits high enough that it feels like it forces my head forward if I’m climbing up hills and bothers no neck some. I have to take off the top of the pack. Best pack overall I’ve ever had
I have had this pack now for several seasons packing out both deer and elk. The empty weight of the pack is heavier than most but not bad. The expansion zippers are extremely versatile and make the pack almost double in size. The scabbard makes hiking in steep terrain easy giving hands free for glassing. I’ve really enjoyed this pack over the seasons. I added water pouches to the front to put 2 nalgenes for quick access. My only negative comment about the pack is the strap system. The waistline band is heavy duty, wide and padded, but the shoulder straps are narrow and thin. Under heavy loads this makes the pack uncomfortable. I’ve used firefighting pack out bags that have amazing shoulder harnesses. “Go in light com out heavy”. The bag is great light but not great heavy. My recommendation is to make this pack nearly perfect, go visit the smokejumper base and get ideas for shoulder straps from their pack out bags.
I have had this pack for three seasons now so I've had a lot of time in it. I like the quality and the build. I am '5"6 medium build and this pack fits me well and is comfortable. The western slope camouflage is awesome for my area(almost lost my pack one day when I walked away to do some scouting). I only have two complaints about this pack so I am trying to help others when they are looking at these. I got this pack because its difficult to sling your rifle over a backpack so I thought the scabbard made perfect sense. Unfortunately my rifle and scope combination don't fit in the scabbard! The other issue I have is that on late season hunts in Wyoming it's cold. Cold enough to freeze the water in the bladder bag. That means either removing the bladder bag or carrying the extra weight just for the extra workout! Both of these issues cause the weight of the things you can carry in the pack to be further away from your core which makes the entire system less effective. So... if your thinkig about buying this pack be aware of these issues!
I'm new to western hunting and haven't taken this pack out yet so hard to review but it feels great on my back at home