I'm not a mountain hunter only because of where I live but I do plan in multi day hunts with my teenage son so a good pack is a must. In conversations with Aron, other forum folks, and my son of course, we've narrowed our choices down to 2 packs as in the title above. We don't use spotters and tripods here and we think the Timberline and DT series is not the "best" investment. That said, we need a pack with a duplex frame (thats just my preference), a pack that is easily compressed for solo day hunts, and one that'll expand to haul plenty of gear and our whitetail meat. Which of the packs above would you prefer and why??