- Pack Volume: 2,200 c.i.
- Scabbard Volume: 600 c.i.
- Total Volume: 2,800 c.i.
- Weight: 10 lbs and 5 oz.
- Dimensions main bag: 24"h x 11"w x 7"d
- Scabbard Dimensions: 34"L x 10"W x 3"D, with a 26" circumference opening
Very well made! No trouble with it so far.
I use this bag for two very different jobs. The first is Mule deer, Elk, and Moose hunting in British Columbia. The second is as a Medic bag in remote northern Canada.
As a hunting pack it is absolutely amazing. It works very well on long extended backpack hunts. The quality is far far above what I expected, and I bought it for the famous Eberlestock quality! The grab handles on the top and side are perfect for moving it around camp or passing to a buddy from a boat. They are positioned close to the body of the pack and tight enough that the whole bag doesn't become swinging dead weight as soon as you pick it up like it does with the shoulder straps. I love the deep side pockets for carrying a water bladder and as quick access to a thermal layer or rain jacket. The zippers, zipper pulls, clips and bag material are all sturdy as hell and the stitching is very robust. The rifle scabbard tucks nicely away inside itself so as not to be in the way when not in use and is easily to fold out when you want to store a rifle. It is a little time consuming to separate the bag from the scabbard/frame, but that is a trade I am more than happy to make for the durability and security of the system. The bag doesn't move or "flop" on your back even when moving over complicated and rough terrain. The load distribution is amazing and even with it being quite a heavy bag empty, it is unbelievably comfortable. It doesn't moan, groan or "squeak" like some of my other bags and even loaded with 75lbs of gear it is still comfortable. When I first got it I filled it with my wife cast iron and water bladders and went on a hike to test it out. It not only didn't complain it was a down right pleasant hike. The scabbard it large enough to handle my full length rifle with scope and sunshade and a stock that fits my 6'6" frame, but still folds away to be unobtrusive.
I added a set of hip belt bags to it to allow for storage of items that I may need to get to quickly(range finder ect.) and they mounted to the mole system on the belt nicely. They allow me to leave the bulk of the bag in camp and just cary my rifle in the scabbard and some essentials (snickers, nuts and water) with me for a quick morning hunt.
The front loading of the pack makes it perfect for a camp gear bag if you want to take it off and leave it in your tent. It also makes it very east to get to your equipment in the field without making a tonne of noise rummaging around in a bag from the top trying to dig stuff out of the bottom. The mole netting on the inside fo the opening flap is extremely convenient for clipping paracord, a knife, a first aid kit. anything that you may need to access but has a tendency to "settle" in a bag. The interior of the bag is divided into two main compartments by a barricade that is easily removable. The barricade helps keep weight evenly balanced in the pack by stoping items from settling to the bottom of the bag and keeps you organized for the same reason. The walls of the pack are lined with elastic pockets that also make organization a breeze.
The second use I have for the bag is as a Medic bag. I work a 6 month rotation in northern Canada and one of my roles is as a site medic. A lot of what we do is not road accessible and I am forced to carry everything that is needed in a OFA3 kit with me, along with a couple of other things. I have everything from wound/trama care to a full O2 kit and an AED. Normally these kits are in duffle bags and just live in a truck but I don't want to lug two 30lb duffle bags around through the bush. That is where my bag comes in. It keeps me exceptionally organized. Everything is in its place and stays there. It is comfortable to wear all day and the tall side pockets easily fit a O2 bottle and water. I have included pictures below to give an idea of what I pack around.
In summary it's comfortable, durable, stable, well designed, organized and I am planning on buying 4 more for other medics in our company.
There are only two cons that I can think of, but they are vastly outweighed by the pros.
- The bag it heavy. When you get this level of focus on durability, and function you are inevitably going to add some weight.
- The second Con is that you can't detach the scabbard from the pack and still wear the pack. The whole pack frame system is attached to the scabbard. But to be honest IMHO it is 100% worth it. And its designed to be a pack that carries a rifle so if that bothers me its my own damn fault.
I recommend it to everyone I can.
First off I’ll say that I held off on buying an Eberlestock pack because I wasn’t sure it would be worth the price. Now after having bought a pack and using it for a little bit I can honestly say without a doubt this is the best pack I’ve ever used. The load disruption is excellent. The zippers and pockets are sturdy as can be. After using the pack I’m absolutely confused why the US military isn’t using Eberlestock or at the very least the Special Forces. There are so many different packs to choose from and you can find one that fits your application. To say I’m happy with the pack is an understatement. This pack will hold up for a long time I have no doubt.
Thanks for making a great product
This pack is awesome. It fits every need I had for it. Awesome amount of space inside with storage pouches for anything you may need
This was my first real pack and I absolutely love it. I typically use it for going to the range with my Ruger Precision Rifle and I can load my rifle, plenty of ammo, and every other accessory with ease. Compared to hauling a pelican case, ammo bag and standard backpack for all of my other gear, this pack puts all of that into one. I also utilize the accessory pouch for a range finder and the padding is more than enough that I've never worried about throwing the pack around a bit and all my gear is perfectly protected. I have yet to actually do it, but I would not hesitate to have this pack fully loaded and still be able to traverse miles without much strain. 10 out of 10 would recommend.