- 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 and 12 oz.
- Dimensions (includes side wing pockets: 22.5”h x 16”w x 6”d
X2 is perfect for PRS. Easy to ruck to stages with your gear!
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.
Awesome pack! Great for packing a bow! Batwings hold a lot of extra gear!
Great day pack
Got this pack for Christmas, haven't had time to test in the field yet, looks like a good pack. My two son's have the X2 Pack and really like it, that is why I decided to go with it. Looking forward to putting it to use .
Well built amazing pack! It’s very comfortable also!
This is by far my most favorite hunting pack! I purchased it for my Saddle Hunting adventures but have found it to work perfect in all my hunting situations! I love the frame which makes it a dream for heavier loads as I film my hunts so it’s vital I have a pack that will carry the load! To top it off it’s super comfortable! It’s well made and tough! I love my X2!
The best pack I've ever used. The fit & feel of this pack is outstanding. Comfort is on another level. I should have gotten it years ago. No other pack on the market can compete with this pack. Organization is a absolute game changer. Get off the fence & spend the money. You will not be disappointed
Quality made works well for packing my climbing sticks
I’ve tried out a lot of different ways to carry my sticks and platform in and usually prefer a very minimalist approach by just going in with a platform and sticks strapped to it but as the season goes on you start to need to bring things like a jacket and maybe some coffee to keep the motivation up on a cold November morning and I’ve tried everything. This bag is the best thing for bringing the stuff I want to bring and packing in my sticks and platform. I can finally stop trying to find the right combination because this is it. I wish I would have bought this bag years ago.