Opinions on hunting backpacks

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by Bowafide, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. Bowafide

    Bowafide Weekend Warrior

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    Im in the market for a new hunting backpack. I don't plan on packing meat out with it but would like to have room for extra clothing and/or food on all day sits. The more pockets the better imo. What do ya'll recommend?
     
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    Honestly for what you want to use it for I would just go to walmart and pick up pack. You can pay a lot for a name brand pack that will last you a lifetime of you can spend 20-40 and get a pack that will last you several seasons or more. I got a tactical pack for like 30 and it has more pockets than stuff I have to put in it. Good luck
     
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    camo75 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    The last back pack I bought was a cheap one and when used half a dozen times, the buckle across the chest fell off. It was t even sewn on. It was a field line brand from Dunhams.

    It's just another "you get what you pay for" story. So I would look whatever you choose over real good and make sure it will hold up and has quality material! Or you can waste $60 dollars like me before you find a good one

    Just trying to save you a headache
     
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    I've got the one from Walmart awesome pack it's worked great for the past 3 years


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    I really like my "badlands" pack.


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    I bought a pack from cabelas it cost about $200 then I bought a $38 one from sportmans guide and returned the $200 pack. It's been holding up real nice. My opinion is save that extra coin to fill the pack
     
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    Sitka flash 20. Small pack. Tonnes of storage. I can strap my lonewolf climber to it and carry it comfortably for miles. I've had mine for years, beat it up carry lots of gear and have even deboned and hauled meat in it. And for all day sits it's perfect. Well designed pickets and compartments. I've tried the cheap pack route but you get what you pay for and you end having to buy cheap packs more often. Just my 2 cents but it is a great pack
     
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    I appreciate the feedback. I was definitely thinking quality so I won't have to worry about another strap breaking on me while heading to a stand. I've been eyeing something like a Tenzing 1500, but there a ton of options out there so I want to make sure I'm not missing a better option. I do like the idea of a bow holder or like monk said the ability to strap a stand to it.


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    Alps extreme pursuit x pack was designed for bowhunting. Well made and lot of features. Has a bow holder, attachments for a quiver and stool, and carries my rain gear, extra clothes, food, water bladder, etc. has a couple pockets on the waist strap for a range finder and small binos or GPS so they are handy. But, don't think I'd strap a treestand to mine. if carrying a treestand on the pack is a priority for you a small pack with a hard frame may be better. But otherwise, for about $170 the ALPS is nice. good luck with your search.
     
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    I have the ALPS Pursuit and it works great for bow and firearm hunting. Plenty of room 2 waist pockets and comfortable on my 5'10 " frame. The outside pocket fold flat and makes a shelf to set things on too.
     
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    If you want to strap a stand to it, might look at the sitka tool bucket, it's heavier though with that frame to carry stands, it's 5.5 pounds I think. But an awesome pack.

    Flash 20 as mentioned previously, never owned one but looks like a great pack.

    I'm using the ascent12 , it's a smaller pack but I can carry my cam arm and Ozonics with a dslr in it comfortably and some essentials. The tenzing 1500 would be similar to that pack

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    I bought s badlands diablo last year round this time, they had a bunch of different packs at 50% off. Keep your eyes open.
     
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    I too have an Alps outdoorz pack. I can't remember which model it is but I can also strap my bow to it. It has been durable for me, quiet, plenty of room for every day hunting. It's super comfortable even when carrying something heavy.

    I did take off the extra padded "kidney belt" that has extra pockets and the belt as I felt I had no need for it. Nice pack in my opinion. You can find them on sale for a great price if you keep an eye out for them.
     
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    I use the tenzing 1250 lumbar pack. Plenty of room. Works great for me

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    Game Plan Gear Spot-n-Stalk quiver pack.


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    I have the Tenzing 1500. I like it. Use it for both Bow/Rifle season. Its quiet, has enough compartments on the interior of the pack. My only gripe would be is that I wish the outside mesh storage would be bigger. Also I found it for 129.99
     
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    Badlands stalker pack for 59.95. Go to badlands website and use code " blstalkerddd1" at check out. Limited time
     
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    Ky Bob Die Hard Bowhunter

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    The Walmart packs are great for the price.
     
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    Jacob1 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    You can spend almost whatever you want on a pack. It really comes down to what your needs are. If I was hay packing it with extra cloths and food I would go the Walmart route.


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