Stansport 574-F Deluxe Freighter Aluminum Pack Frame - Black
Stansport 574-F Deluxe Freighter Aluminum Pack Frame - Black

Stansport 574-F Deluxe Freighter Aluminum Pack Frame - Black

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4.5 of 5 Stars! Rating 4.5 | 12 reviews


   

Model: STS-574-F    Have Questions ?
UPC: 011319515215
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by H.G.Huggler Date Added: Wednesday 03 July, 2013

When I received my pack frame the Box on the outside was totally destroyed. I was not happy with that ,but the frame was ok.Also the packing list was missing.

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
by ddino Date Added: Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Best pack for the money, could have a solid shelf but the straps work just a pain to haul wood longer than a foot but comfort and construction is solid

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
by Michael V Date Added: Thursday 25 April, 2013

After just a few short hours of use carrying liquids (water packs, herbicide sprayer; so less than 42 pounds) one of the shoulder straps separated near the bottom of the frame. Given other reviewers' comments, it seems that the other straps may also fail. So I'm going to have to learn how to sew webbing.Aside from questionable reliability, it's comfortable and light enough. My uses are relatively unconventional, but with a touch of creativity and some add-on straps and accessories, I think it will do the job. It's a shame when manufacturers can't improve their quality control.

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars! [3 of 5 Stars!]
by Michael Gomez Date Added: Monday 14 January, 2013

I have put over 150 miles on this since i bought it. Anywhere from 35 to 60 lbs and had no problems. very comfortable, All of my hiking is in the northern mts of New Mexico. So the balance of the pack has to be right, and with this pack frame it's easy to balance all my stuff. I would highly recommend.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Charles J. Murphy Date Added: Monday 10 September, 2012

I have not yet used the frame, but it certainly met my expectations! I have used other frames, and the shelf is a handy feature.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
by R. Knapp Date Added: Saturday 30 June, 2012

This is my first external frame. I wanted something to which I could tie customized modular components. I tend to compare it against frames that cost 2-3X. In that light, a 4* frame that works for me is a bargain. For its price, I'd almost rate this frame a 5* frame. Almost.I put 65# on this frame, and carried it for 3 miles, +2000 vertical feet. It's probably the last time I'll ever do that! But not because of the frame. The harness adjusted well to me. Remember before you gripe: Packs are made adjustable and need to be adjusted! Despite the weight, the load was comfortable. I am happy with the frame and will probably use it the rest of my life.There are, however, reasons I could not rate this frame better than 4* and would probably rate it 3 1/2*, were it possible. One reviewer complained of the shoulder strap coming undone, making a difficult hike nearly impossible. That is one reason I took a hard look at the webbing. The other reason is that the webbing looks cheap, and it is. (Consider the price.) The webbing on the shoulder harnesses was very light-duty for a pack rated 75#. However, the killer is that the straps were stitched, and on one strap the stitching was only 50% complete and was loose! (Would have broken on me had I not caught it.) Furthermore, I think stitching is a weak frame connection and should not be used. I ripped the seams on both sides (where the strap connects to the frame) and tied it on with a figure-8-hitch, the way I want it done. The knot required an extra 8 inches of webbing, making the strap almost too short. Thus, following the maiden voyage, I have replaced the two shoulder straps (30" long) with two heavier & longer straps. I had the straps on hand, so I cannot suggest a price. However, a bit of webbing is cheap. For this sloppiness, I dock the frame 1/2*.I like the frame. It is light-weight and (now) strong. I could find no complaint with the (metal) frame: Welds are solid; it is rigid & strong. The harness could certainly be better, but not for the price paid. If my rectified harness fails me, I'll fix it; and I don't expect that to happen very soon. Someone buying a naked frame is going to have to get involved with it and should expect to have to make it work. Otherwise, they should buy a factory-configured setup.

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
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