Rated 5 out of 5áby JohnBeanTrapper Great pack, excellent craftsmanship, comfortable
Just what I imagined and hoped for, beautiful heavy waxed canvas with leather bottom and trim and ingenious straps that function also as handles. This pack has the feel and design features of something made 100 years ago that Bean just re-introduced, with only a few new materials, so it looks like something your great grandaddy left up in the attic closet a long time ago and you were lucky enough to discover. Kind of pack you could walk into an upper Eastside NY Brownstone, a hipster pad in Park Slope or a back woods Maine cabin and everyone would think it cool. Just don't tell them where you got it!
January 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby UpstateNYGuy Trapper Pack
This is a great looking trapper backpack...the quality is great. The waxed canvas and leather quality is great. It has the potential to hold lots of gear.
First trip into the woods it carried game cameras, cable locks, a sportsmans pal machete, water bottle, extra gloves & hat, and finally a box of 20 gauge shotgun shells...with plenty of room for more gear. It kept my gear dry shedding water & snow.
The reasons I didn't give it 5 stars are that the should straps are thin & unpadded with no sternum cross-strap and it just has 1 smallish inside pocket...however...don't let that stop you from investing in this pack as it is a great pack and should last for many years...
January 2, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby DF187 Trapper Pack Basket
Love the idea, but the execution is of concern. Specifically, the straps are fairly narrow and are made with lighter weight material that makes it not the most comfortable to carry and worries me that the wear and tear of the straps will give out sooner? A slightly wider and reinforced strap would certainly be an improvement..
October 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby outdoosrman good fit
It has the features that I wanted but I would have liked a chest strap for a more secure fit when hiking. I will add a strap to mine. Also shoulder straps do have a tendency to slip.
October 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby Roadie Canvas PackBasket
Wish it was bigger. Well made and very unique. Was looking for a "belly" type basket, but this will do.
September 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby TomCNY Withstands a load
This bag as everyone has said is well made, large enough to pack a sizeable, heavy load and is pretty comfortable under those loads compared to some other packs I use. This was purchased as a day pack for porting tools and supplies for trail maintenance. I have used it a couple of times so far and it has performed well. My only observations are that it would benefit from an integrated sternum strap. I am 5'8"and have what I would say an average shoulder width. Since the pack is made one size fits all, this would allow a slight adjustment to pull in the shoulder straps and stabilize the pack better (especially when worn over a nylon shell). Second, the webbing appears to be a little to thick or wide for the buckles on the shoulder straps. Mine will not release when pulled up on when I want to take the pack off as all my backpack straps do. Luckily I am able to slip the pack on/off with the straps adjusted to the shorter length due I think the to back panel being a smooth material. Maybe they will break in over time, but right now any adjustments to length of the straps has to be done with the pack on the ground.
Overall a good buy for the price.
April 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby moosette legacy gift
I am slowly losing my Dad, an ADK 46er, to Alzheimer's. I love the Adirondacks and he has given me several packbaskets. This is a very versitile and pleasing to the eye pack, and I will use it the rest of my life remembering times we shared in the mountains, then pass it on when the time comes.
October 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby RoughOnEquipment Trapper Pack
This pack is not just for trappers. I purchased the Trapper Pack and cannot say enough about its quality. As a Alaskan hunting guide this pack has been with me constantly for over 3 weeks and it looks as good as new. I use my equipment hard, most gear never makes it a full season, yet I expect this pack will last much longer... If you are looking for a large easy to carry pack this is the one.
October 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby uplandgun modern rustic
For those of you who shoot damascus, fish bamboo, play with hickory shafts, and paddle cedar strip, this is just the ticket.
September 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby Sarentz Trapper pack-waxed canvas
Great product! I have had this bag for several months now and use it for everything. It is large enough to hold several days worth of clothing, a great day pack, I even take it on business trips as my carry on luggage. Everyone asks me about where I got the great bag! I am planning to buy a second one to keep in my car with extra clothing and gear for impromptu fly fishing trips.
September 7, 2012