One of the many advantages to the Icon frame is it will fit different bags. After reviewing your comments and other forum posts on packs, it was clear we need a well designed daypack with the suspension and frame to haul a boned out ram or elk quarter.
The 2500 uses the same fabric as the 5500c, a new 100% Nylon 160D 165g/m2 rip-stop Cordura. It is durable, abrasion resistant and the quietest lightweight fabric I have found and tested for packs.
At just over 3 pounds, the 2500 is a fully featured ultralight daypack with quick access to your spotting scope and tripod, easy access to all of your daily gear and tucked away stretch pocket storage for items you have to carry but do not use very often. It comes with a meat cell designed to hold a boned out ram or buck tightly against the frame, for better balance and keeps the meat from balling up at the bottom of your pack. The 2500 was designed to be large enough to carry a rear elk quarter from a mature bull elk and ultralight bivy hunts.
By using a roll top design, you have easy access to the main compartment and meat cell, quiet entry to the main compartment and an elk quarter can extend out of the top of the pack. This is a really versatile mountain hunting set up.
Please note, the packs shown in the photos are prototypes and not in the correct colors, colors of webbing and buckles etc. There have been some design improvements made as well.
I look forward to answering any questions and listening to your comments and recommendations.