Badlands Beast of Burden. Let's do the numbers. The average external frame (this is just the frame) weighs nine pounds. If you want to throw down and add a pack bag to that, you come out to about 17 pounds. Add your gear to that and you are a calorie-burning machine. Now let' try the OX Frame at one pound, nine ounces, add the Cadillac of suspensions and a built-in meat bag at two pounds ten ounces, and the pack at four pounds, two ounces. Bam! You have been transformed into a lean mean hunting machine for a total of 9 pounds, 3 ounces.