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Hunting packs

Custom made backpack to your size and specification. Have a good think about what you really want in a pack and what you will be using it for and get in touch. We can discuss ideas and make the best pack for your needs. Below are a few things to think about and once you are ready to make an order download and fill in the form under the Order tab at the top of the page. The costs are on the form.

Fabric selection

The standard EPX200 comes in a ranger green and makes a great light pack option. I also have the very tough EPLX600 in Multicam if you really want to stay hidden.  For the toughest and lightest pack then upgrading to the ultra weave is the way to go. Its the lightest and strongest fibers commercially available, with a tensile strength 15x stronger than steel. I've made my own hunting pack from the lightest Ultra 200 in white. Yes white as it doesn't get as hot as a dark coloured pack and its easier to find things inside.

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Frame upgrade

Most hunter with any luck will be coming out with a heavy pack. The std 12mm frame, 10mm foam and load lifters do a great job at transferring the weight to the hip belt. I find 27kg comfortable for a long walk out. But if you hope to carry more then this regularly then you may want to up the frame size to 25mm to add some extra stiffness to the back panel.

load lifters hunting pack


The standard 38mm hipbelt takes the weight of the pack better then the 25mm forwards pull upgrade. I can now also do the 38mm as a forwards pull to make it easier to adjust. I find adding hip belt pockets really handy. I keep my range finder, clip and ammo in mine along with snacks.

hunting pouch on backpack

Other options

Most of the options are on the order form but if you are wanting something extra just let me know. Most hunter ask for no Velcro on the roll top closure. Maybe you want the side pockets higher for a spotting scope or a removable day pack that attached to the front for hunting from a hut or camp you've walk to with your big full pack. 

removable backpack pocket

Pocket selection

For a hunting pack you would more then likely chose to go with a solid front pocket instead of mesh so it doesn't catch on everything. If your worried about loosing stuff from the front pocket then you can add a G-hook or flat for security. You may also want to upgrade the pocket fabric to the ultra 200 for added abrasion resistance if you are really hard on gear.

hunting pack front pocket

Rifle dropper

I hate carrying my rifle and if I have a long walk in the found the pack unbalanced with the rifle sitting in the side pocket. So designed this dropper to have the rifle sitting lower on the pack, problem solved. The height can be adjusted and it will fit on either side or the front. 

rifle carrying on backpack

Top compression upgrade

This adds a strap on each side to clip to the roll top and compress the pack from the top. Its fully removable and help keep larger volume packs neat and small when not fully loaded. However I find that it can be a little annoying catching when bush bashing and making it harder to get into the pack especially with the rifle on the side covering the clips. But hey its removable.

colourfull hunting pack

Day pack option

For a quick day hunt a little frameless pack might be all you need. You can still include a rifle dropper and with the added foam back pad, load lifter and full hip belt would be comfortable for a light load.

best hunting bay pack
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