The product came in a timely manner and was as described. I have it attached to a pack at the moment and it holds my Ruger Precision .308 with the butt stock folded and extended. I have not put it through any trials as of yet so I can only give it 4 stars!!
Worked as advertised. Will use it to carry my rifle with large 50mm optics as well on my j34 pack
I purchased a Buttbucket with my X2.
Pro's: the X2 and the Buttbucket appear to be sturdily constructed. I love how the base of the buttbucket threads through the bottom of the X2 Molle straps. It's very snug.
Con's: I was hoping that it would work as a shown in their ButtBucket video. I can not, by myself, reach my bow when my X2 is fully loaded. See the photo. The pack is too far (thick) away from my bow. Unless you are built like an orangutan or you are a contortionist you won't be able to execute a quick draw for you bow single handedly. I can, without problem, unclip the strap, but cannot reach the bow. Therefore quickly deploying my bow single handed is a non starter. I must drop my X2 pack, then remove the bow from the pack. On the plus side, it holds the bow securely when I am hiking, but you must realize that there is no quick draw option with a full pack.
Additionally with a full pack, adding the bow to the buttbucket moves the center of gravity pretty far aft making it somewhat uncomfortable. If I stand comfortably erect, I feel like I'm likely to topple backwards. Therefore I must bend forward from my hips which feels awkward. If your X2 is lightly loaded, meaning loaded with a very skinny load, then it would be both accessible and comfortably loaded.
Also for several reasons I don't care for the design you are using to attach the quick disconnect buckle to the shoulder straps. Threading the quick disconnect buckle through the diagonal eberlestock logo strap makes now sense to me. That causes the strap to bunch up into the corner of the diagonal logo strap. I believe you should either use a smaller quick disconnect buckle that will fit through the current D-rings or replace the D-rings with larger D-rings that will accommodate the current quick disconnect buckle. It appears to me that the quick disconnect strap was added as an afterthought rather than intentionally designed to work with the X2 pack. See the photo's below.
Also I had to call Eberlestock to figure how to attach the quick disconnect strap. Instructions or photos would have been handy. I kept trying to fit the quick disconnect buckle through the D-ring like it did on the other side of the strap. It never occurred to me that it was to be attach through the diagonal eberlestock logo strap.
Also the quick disconnect strap is too short to reach from the shoulder straps through my bow when the pack is fully loaded. Therefore I had to lengthen my quick disconnect strap by attaching the "Lock Down" strap to the quick disconnect to reach around my fully loaded pack. The buckles therefore cause a "kink" in the strap. They don't smoothly slide around the bow's riser.
Lastly the mid span adjustable length buckle couldn't be more inconvenient. I cannot reach the strap to shorten it because it is not accessible at all. To fit my pack comfortably, I first buckle the waist strap and adjust the height and length of it. Then adjust at the shoulder straps, Then I adjust the load lifer straps. Finally then I must get another person to snug the quick disconnect strap because I can lot reach it by myself. I don't pre snug the quick disconnect strap because doing so prevents me from getting a pack optimally secured. May I suggest lengthening the strap at least an additional foot and you move the adjustable length buckle in either location in the strap as shown in the photo. That way it may be adjusted by the wearer not an additional person. I frequently hunt alone.
Eberlestock, please call if you have any questions. Additionally I would be happy to test the recommendations I have suggested here. Be well.
Fit nicely and allows both hands to be free during long hike into public lands. High recomended
Arrived quickly. Fitted onto my new X2 pack like a charm. My compound bow fits snug to my pack. I haven’t had it in the field yet but can’t wait to try it out this season. Only drawback was that all but one design was out of stock.
Made very very well. Not that easy to attach to the frame system I have. I can make it work. Great straps give lots of options. Problem was that I waited for months for the Mountain camo. I had to settle for a different camo cus it wasn't going to be in stock till after hunting season. So that bummed me out a bit. I wish they would send me the right camo when it gets in and I'll send the other one back.
I love everything about it really stock the quality is the best and you can mix and match different products with what you already have
The ripcord doesn’t fit into my game plan but the butt bucket and locking strap are perfect for walking into my stand. My bow sits at head height and between my shoulders so if my body fits down the trail my pack and bow will too.
My time is worth more than 10% off of your overpriced not made in America merchandise.