- Built-in tubular aluminum Intex frame
- Oversized compression straps for heavy hauls
- Dual hydration compartments
- Quick-access pockets for spotting scopes & tripods
- Ample FlexChassis can be used as a seat or to fix bulky loads
- Compatible with the ARCG ButtBucket for compound bow carry
- Compatible with the A1SS & A2SS Side Scabbards for shotguns or rifle carry
- Volume: 1,830 c.i.
- Weight: 4 lbs 12 oz
- Dimensions (includes side wing pockets: 22.5”h x 16”w x 6”d
This pack is absolutely wonderful. The side pockets are great for carrying camera arm, base and fluid head. Well placed handle carrying strap on top is great for hanging pack in tree. The best part of this pack are the horizontal and vertical straps.. they securely hold my Beast Sticks and saddle platform. They also hold additional quick layers of clothes u may need... well done Eberlestock.
Great pack, excellent design and comfortable. I had many packs but this is by far my favorite pack. The reason I gave it only a 3 stars is the pockets on the hip belt is small and tight and is worthless especially with the belt connected. I hope they make the pockets more baggy larger on the width.
I give X2 about 3.5 stars. The X2 is a great pack for day hunting. It’s also a great pack for deep wilderness hunts when you pack in on horseback, then hunt from camp. And with smart packing, it’s big enough to handle a couple days worth of gear on shorter trips.
It is well designed, the pockets are well laid out and accessible, and it keeps a lot of items very well organized. The material is tough and quiet, and the molle attachment options make it very versatile for adding accessories and/or strapping down meat/cape/antlers.
As others have said, where it loses points is in the lack of torso length adjustment. With normal hunting gear in it, you don’t even notice, but add a load of meat and this issue pops up. At 6ft tall, I’m right on the edge of too tall to carry a load comfortably in this pack. Eberlestock knows how to build an excellent adjustable frame. With that upgrade, along with proper load lifters, this pack would be a 4.5 star for sure.
And if they reworked it to bring the weight down slightly, and made the hip belt pockets slightly larger (the current ones aren’t very useful once they are curved right around your hips), it would be a solid 5 star performer and be one of the most versatile and useful packs on the market.
I've had mine for several years and can't speak high enough of it. It's the perfect size & weight to carry my hunting & preparedness essentials on my hunts (day or overnight hunting - if I were going for a week, I'd likely get a larger bag but would not be happy during my stalking). When I get my game down, I am able to load the X2 up for my first load out with as much as 2 quarters of Elk (+100lbs). It handles this without problem!
I've spent a lot of time with a pack on my back (light infantry / paratrooper, decades of civilian mtn climbing/hiking/biking/hunting). This is by far my favorite. I'd only consider a couple alternatives: Eberlestock F1 or M5 so I could have a bottom support bar for my heavy hauls but unsure if I'd like it more. I've tried a couple friend's Mystery Ranch packs, as well. They're nice as well but wouldn't trade my Eberlestock X2 for it (and could have two X2's for the same price).
Best pack for my sticks and platform.