Rated 5 out of 5 by JohninOhio Blaze Orange Hunter's Backpack
I bought this backpack as it was the only one I could find in blaze orange and I wanted it for the late deer season in PA. I had tried two other backpacks from other retailers in the past and found them to be substandard in quality and capacity. I didn't know what to expect with this pack but thought I would give it a try.
An inspection on receipt showed that the pack was well made and of sufficient capacity to hold the extra clothing needed when hunting the mountains. My only concern was the waterproof liner. I was afraid that it would rustle and be too noisy in the high teen/low twenty degree temperatures. I was wrong.
This pack went through three days of harsh hunting conditions and held up with no problems. It rode well on my back and shoulders, held extra clothing that included a rain suit, two wool sweaters, a reversible polyfill vest, a field jacket liner, an extra hat/gloves and even served as a place to sit when waiting on stand.
I liked it well enough that I ordered two more, another one in blaze orange as a spare and one in camo for bowhunting.
If you are looking for a quality daypack that will allow you to maintain blaze orange coverage, this pack is the answer.
December 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by sebagobear Great pack!!
I purchased this bag this past hunting season and I liked it so much I got one for my son for x-mass. It looks great is very quiet in the woods and is one of the only hunter orange that I could find anywhere. Price was below most others and the free shipping sealed the deal!!
December 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hornhunter Comfortable carries load great.
This is a great comfortable pack to carry fits great, packs easily the side storage is really great. I've worn it in rain and snow storms and so far it has keep my stuff dry. Great pack for the price.
November 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SmokyJoe Right size and good design
Looking at the picture or the guy wearing it in the ad, I was worried it would be too big and bulky. Actually, the size in just right for what you need for a day of early winter deer hunting in a cold climate (field dressing and dragging gear, extra warm clothes to put on at your hunt location when you stop moving, food, water, a butt pad for stump hunting, etc.). The removable side pockets are a nice option too if you want a more compact pack. I probably will never use the waist belt (you can just buckle it and cinch it tight), but I like the sternum strap. Shoulder straps are large/long enough to fit easily over a big hunting coat (I'm about 250 lbs.). The quiet, highly visible exterior fabric is great too. I liked the bag well enough that I ordered two more for my sons for Christmas. In the past we have used dark green or brown packs, but I think the more orange you are the better - especially at low light times of day.
November 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by OutinMT Light and bright hunting pack
Hi-vis orange color meets safety requirements and shows up well from the rear and sides. Wear this day pack over a regular hunting vest for 360-degree visibility. Liked the simple design with just the top flap pocket and one small inside pocket, and plenty of room in the rucksack. The comfortable straps are not bulky (better for shouldering a rifle than most day pack straps) and the light weight fabric is soft and quiet. I removed the side pockets for a leaner profile - makes it easier to walk through brush. Didn't favor the pockets' long side zippers. I prefer the top-opening drawstring-type side pockets as on the continental rucksack. Overall, a very good choice for big game hunting.
November 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Celticmajic Big Game Pack
Needed to replace my big game pack and this was just the ticket. Well made, roomy and rugged. Thanks.
September 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by adkchris Orange Hunters' pack
Hard to say, received pack last month (February, it was on back order) and have not been deer hunting since. Appears good, time will tell.
March 13, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by beanfan123fj2932 Not worth it
Not worth it unless you want it purely for visibility purposes. I ride my bike in the city a lot so I got it to be seen by motorists. I also hunt sparingly so I thought it could double as a pack. Wrong. It collects dirt, burrs, and leaves like it's super glue. The water proof feature isn't great--it doesn't bead the water at all. The water soaks into the fabric and cools off the inner lining of the pack. Takes HOURS TO DRY. So, I GUESS the water doesn't seep through the inner layer, but it might when soaked. You can really feel the cold water if you put your hand on the inside of it while wet. I wouldn't trust this in a rain shower with anything that can't get wet. Third, it has too many straps and latches. The latching centers are plastic and extremely hard to fit anything (straps) into. They're also poorly positioned. Fourth, the bottom two black hanging straps are non-removable and get in the way of branches and sticks (get caught) if moving through dense woods or fields. Fifth, the closure system is a cheap nylon cord/plastic pull system. The kind you see on laundry bags. It will fray in time and render it useless as it will take a while to open and close it. Sixth, the buckles are thick, hard to open, cheap plastic.
On the plus side the straps are nicely padded and the pack straps nicely to your torso. The side pouches are removable and have zippers.
Overall--not worth it. Spend the extra money and get a better pack. The two biggest issues for me was the lack of a real waterproofing feature, and the weak/difficult/cheap closure system.
December 6, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dandydon Shoulder harness buckle
The only problem I found with this product was when it came time to shoulder my rifle to shoot, the buckle hit the butt plate of the rifle causing a loud noise which would alert the deer/bear/moose, etc
Overall I like the quality of workmanship and material used.
November 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by RKMarms Hunting Pack
Great pack for a hunt. Material is soft and quiet, opens and closes very quietly also. Can't go wrong with safety orange while in the woods.
February 25, 2012