Rated 5 out of 5 by Jimbow5 Great Value
My wife gave me this pack for fathers day after a few hints.
I was looking for a load capable pack that wouldn't break the bank. My intentions are to use this as my primary pack on my Colorado Elk archery hunt in September. The intentions are to have a base camp and spike out to promising ares for several days.
My setup of this pack includes a camo duffel with tent, sleeping bag, pad, cook-set and additional layers. I will strap my day pack on the outside with essential hunting/survival gear.
I have tested the pack for 2 months now, and I am very pleased with the versatility of this pack and how it handles loads. I weighed the pack with all hunting and camping stuff and it was 38# (no food or water). I have been doing training walks with this load on a descent of 450ft for just under a mile turning around and going back up. with a compressible load this pack is very comfortable. I tried loading it with 50# of feed and it handle the load OK, but it feels a lot different than camping gear.
I am 6'-0" tall, and it fits well, the suspension is simple, and adjustable, but someone taller may have fit issues.
This pack could support an entire line of add on products such as a weather resistant duffel for backpacking, accessory pouches, hydration bladder pocket and additional Q.R. buckles and straps.
I have used this for hauling in treestands and that was like a walk in the park.
Overall, this pack performs it intended jobs very well, the olive color is perfect for hunting
Nice job L.L. Bean
August 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bowtech Is for Elk hunting!!!!
I bought this pack two years ago and have carried out 6 elk since then. Two quarters, hind and front easily fit in this pack. I have had to hike long distances in steep terrain in Colorado. This pack is very comfortable, stable and durable. (not sure why the other post had problems with elk quarters) I also use to carry my blind, bow and decoys into watering holes for pronghorn hunting. Have carried out full gutted pronghorn. Another use I pack in my belly boat to high mountain lakes, with a dry bag holding all my camping gear. The buckle system gives you many options ( I also bring along 3 or 4 cam straps for awkward loads) I am buying two more for my sons, great value!
August 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5
by WildernessExpedition Not For Elk Hunting!!!!!
Ok well I have bought every pack LLBean makes and thought this looked sweet. It is light and that's it. I am an outfitter in Washington state in the rugged Blue mountains and this pack did not hold up packing an head out and hind quarters. The strap system is mind boggling to say the least. I don't feel it necessary to buy high end packs for packing game out and the price seemed legit here, however it is for packing something light, that's it. Mine ripped on the upper straps with the load on. Save yourself the time and money and purchase something with a shelf or even a cheap store frame pack, this doesn't cut it for Elk...period...
November 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BowHunter1 Climber
Great product!. Very well made and should last a lifetime. I used it to carry my climber into and out of the woods. It distributed the weight perfectly and tightly-no rattling. It was very comfortable. It should work well with carrying most anything you can think of. It has plenty of straps to tie something down. I'm happy I bought it.
October 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by wolftec best comfort and great price
After two years of use this is my go to pack. Cary out game meat; carrys in emergency gear. Adjusts and secures to almost any shape load. Great bow hunting gear: very little noise,not to heavy. I use it to carry tree stands to remote locations, quietly. No parts have broken or failed and it is the most comfortable of all our 11 packs and frames!
October 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by syoungs excellent quality and fit.
Fit and functions great, pretty light, great build quality. 6'4 and 375# and it fits me, lots of adjustment in the pack.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MontanaBowHunter Great Pack
Purchased this for an Elk hunt in Montana with my Hoyt Bow. I've been training to get in shape by climbing a local mountain with a Concrete Cinder Block in this pack. It works great so far. I'm confident I will be strong while packing out my Elk Quarters in a few weeks. Love the Free Shipping!!
August 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by clayshooter25 Perfect for Carrying Hunting Blind!
I tore the carrying case to my chair blind this past deer season. This pack is the perfect replacement. Much more comfortable and stable plus there's plenty of room to strap on other gear. Gotta have my son get one too!
December 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by nunz Great product for a stand hunter....
Carrying a climbing stand into the woods with a rifle and a backpack can get to be a real chore.
This pack has a multitude of different attachment points, compression straps, and the large sling that enables you to snuggly hold your tree stand for transport. I then looped the shoulder straps from my backpack around the treestand and carried the entire bundle on my back using the Hunters pack. All of the weight is carried on your hips using the well padded waist strap.
It's a top quality product that can also be used for hiking and camping, pretty much anytime you need to carry something any distance. It looks and feels like it's built to last. I would recommend to anybody.
December 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by imiller Great Pack for the Money
I was looking for a pack that I could use to pack into an area, set up camp, and day hunt out of while having the ability to expand to pack out meat on the first load. A few high end packs fit the bill (Mystery Ranch NICE frame and Crew Cab, or Stone Glacier Solo for example). The LL Bean Hunters Carry All was close enough and at ~15% the cost it was a no brainer. For the pack in I generally have my sleeping bag down low, my clothes and food in 2 separate dry bags, with my tent and pad sandwiched over the top of them. In the several trips it has seen use I have been extremely happy with the overall performance of this pack and even fully loaded with 4 quarters of a decent sized mule deer the pack was as comfortable as to be expected, although I did have a quarter slide out the bottom midway through the hike. At 5'11" the load lifters still did there job and the waist strap didn't slip.
My only complaints would be to add a zippered pocket to one of the compression wings and that a deeper hydration pocket would allow the use of some of the larger capacity hydration bladders, although a fully loaded bladder as well as a load compressed on top seemed to distort the frame and wasn't as comfortable.
As a previous reviewer mentioned an add on line of additional components would make this pack an absolute steal and would meet the needs of a lot of hunters.
October 5, 2012