Discussion in 'Knives, Gear, Guns And Other Tools' started by Strigidae, Dec 27, 2016.
Post em up! Halftracks permeate this forum!
I gotta take some pictures next time I have mine out.
@Bushman5 get in here. You've made millions for them.
Anyone remember the stats from that thread? Something like 97 pages and 86,000 views??? Lol
It was insane. About 93 pages were nem with videos. LOL
^ Best photo of the year right there.
wish i had little buddy like that. Tried.....and well, that went to ****.
He and his 9 year old sister are the best things I've ever done. Thanks @Bushman5
I swear there's an Eberlestock Phantom there...
still mad that eberlestock changed the best features of the half-track...... before I ordered mine, unbeknownst to me.
What did they change?
when I bought mine, a couple years ago, the half-tracks had been manufactured with open ended pockets on each side, next to the hydration sleeves, this was fairly important, as I had planned on using them to carry an axe. However on mine, they were sewn shut. I think that leaving one open and the other closed would be the best option. They also changed the back panel slightly, probably to save money (I am always suspicious of companies changing things for seemingly no reason) They took away some of the ventilation stitching on the pads that run down towards the lumbar, and changed the padding and mesh (for the worse IMO) the newer padding seems to have less give to it that I imagine the older style does (less spongy) , and the mesh is much courser, abrading jackets and shirts in contact with it.
These are all nit pics, but nonetheless, I wish they where not changed. However, I still use my half track quite a bit, it is my hunting pack, and enjoy it.
I hope I don't come off as a complainer, and I do truly like this bag lol. (DEATH TO WHINERS) but I do feel as though it is important to point out the differences between the two generations. Gen two changed the mesh style, padding style, open ended pockets, and added a much more massive lumbar pad (too big to me lol)
Gen 1: notice vertical padding as well as the mesh
and now to rectify my blasphemy to the Eberlestock gods, and their humble servants of this forum, I offer this photo:
Featuring the Tikka T3, Mechanix Gloves, and the Esee Carbon Fiber patch given to me by @Bushman5 long ago
Wow, I'm surprised that they did that, mine is obviously the old model.
I do love mine, I bought some other hunting packs and I vowed to offload my Halftrack but I just can't bring myself to do it, its just such a great utility pac, if slightly too heavy for its volume capacity.
if only they had made it from 500d rather than 1000d cordura it would be perfect.