Badlands 2200 vs 2800

barel74

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It seems that most of you prefer the 2200 to the 2800, and I was wondering why. I know that it weighs almost 1lb more, and is set up a bit different. But my buddy got his 2800 yesterday, and I tried it on. It was sooooo much more comfortable than the 2200 that I picked up about a month ago. I'm a pretty big guy, and the frame hits my shoulder blades a bit on the 2200. I'm really thinking of switching, and am wondering if there is any problems with the 2800, that I'm not seeing. All input is appreciated.
 



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IMHO people that usually buy the 2200 also have the 4500 or other larger packs so they have no use for the 2800. Some people prefer the smaller size of the 2200 for day trips over the 2800. The other difference is the strap and pocket designs, I guess it a preference thing because I compared the two and I like the 2800 better.

I also like the feel of 2800, I have a 46" chest and the 2200 seemed like it was to small for my frame, it didn't feel right for me. In addition, I wanted more room for day hunts so if the need arouse I could pack everything out in one trip. With that said, last season I wanted to pack out a whole deer, while the pack could handle it, I couldn't. It was a long hike back so I ended up packing out my gear and 3/4 of the deer then came back for the rest.
 

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I like the 2200 pack, it's just uncomfortable for me. My chest is in the 52"-54" range. Might just be a big guy problem.
 

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Hey barel74, I have an older Superday and I think I am going to be looking to get a 2200 to replace it. Any chance you might want to sell your 2200?
 

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I use mostly as a day pack and am very happy with it. Really didn't see a need for anything more.


Richard

My 2200 doing what it does best, packing out a boned out buck.
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I bought the 2800 3 years ago to use on 3-5 day bivy hunts. Works awsome. It also has packed out several deer, elk and hogs. Can't say enough good things about it. I've never owned the 2200 so I cannot compare. I am having a problem with the zipper pulls breaking and I think the straps that hold the bat wings on, are on their last leg. Ed F



 

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I have no issues with the size of the pack, I actually like the 2200 set-up better. But, it's just to uncomfortable, so I think I'm going to switch.
jvle95(or anyone else interested)- yes, I think I'm going to let it go, $125.00. I can send pics, it's cherry(no bladder), looks brand new. I'm in Hollister, if you want to come by and take a look. e-mail me jcarreiro@calpc.com
 

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I have the 2200 and the 4500. I could not ask for anything more. Very dependable, and comfortable. the 2200 offers enough space for my 2-3 day deer/bear hunts. I use the 4500 for the week long trips or for when my friends would like to tag along on a hunt.....so they can carry the meat out ofcourse
 

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