Whyte 909 alternatives?

mra123 Posts: 23
edited March 2018 in MTB buying advice
After some searching I’ve got a Whyte 909 on order but it’s not available till may. Any good alternatives I’ve missed? Budget around 2k or slightly over.

Intended use is bike packing, trail centres, Munro bagging. Looked a few full sus but specs seem worse at same price point and less flexibility for load carrying.

Other bikes I considered were Santa Cruz chameleon and trek rossco.

Thanks for any advice