Dear Sir I read the testimonial where a guys pack outlasted the wives and trucks and all and I just had to write you. My name is Matthew Landis, I am a veteran of the US Air Force and served during the first Gulf War. They stationed me in Colorado where I fell in love with bow hunting and put my hands on my first Crooked Horn pack. It's not made anymore and its a daypack that can double as a backpack. I worked as a guide on elk hunts in those Colorado mountains for 5 years. I've climbed more trees, killed more elk, and deer than I can remember. I've fallen, been lost, frozen, almost struck by lightning, soaked by rain, snow, and ice storms. I've fallen in frozen rivers and slipped off of wet rocks. All with my pack on. I've flat out abused the living heck out of that first pack I bought some 15 years ago. I now live in Pennsylvania where I obsessively chase whitetails and bear every year. The pack has fallen out of trees, used as a bench rest and heck even a punching bag if I miss. Sir, just the other day I took that pack and threw it in the bathtub with some cool water and a squirt of laundry soap. It was the first time it had seen any sort of cleaning in all those years. Some long overdue dirt came out, I dried it over the wood stove and I am proud to say it looks almost like new. The camo is virtually unfaded. The seams are flawless. I have had only to replace one buckle that broke on a coyote hunt with wind chills pushing -15 degrees outside.
In summary, that first pack I bought is the ONLY pack I have EVER used on ANY hunt and it is STILL in terrific shape. I am proud to own this and in all sincerity will someday probably pass it down to my children to use. It just refuses to wear out. I am now in the market for a slightly larger pack, and will look no further then what your company offers. As a veteran I thank you for showing whats possible when good people with a dream and a strong will to work are mixed with freedom.