- Pack Volume: 2,200 c.i.
- Scabbard Volume: 600 c.i.
- Total Volume: 2,800 c.i.
- Weight: 10 lbs 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
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.
This was a huge upgrade in bags. The biggest reason I was looking to make a change was comfort as my prior range/match bag was too short an deep and put weight high and back. The load ride with the phantom is light years better even adding the weight of a match rifle.
The other main thing I wanted were full zip duffle access to the main compartment. The big bonus items to this bag for me are: love the scabbard for hands free gear carry, main compartment divider internal molly and pockets, side carry handles, modular design, size of scabbard to fit a rifle with vertical grip and big bell optic, super comfortable straps.
The one thing that the jury’s still out on is the long side pockets. The down side is you have to dig for stuff if you are putting smaller items there. Positive side is a triple pull ckye pod fits really well. Don’t know if I would ever carry two water bladders so not sure about weight distribution balance with only one side full.
This pack rocks! Super heavy duty and well made and just the thing for toting firearms, lots of ammo, and shooting gear. To the range, to the woods, anywhere. The rifle sleeve tucks neatly out of sight when you're not packing a rifle and just need an ordinary looking pack. Worth every penny.
This pack has been fan-freaking tastic. I bought my second-hand after the previous owner said it was too big for his overnight camping needs, but this beast works perfectly as a companion for a long weekend in the woods elk hunting.
When I do go up for a weekend with friends there is inevitably some hipster friend who is outdoorsy whose gear I end up carrying and the Uber thick pads and adjustable pack is well designed.
So after probably 7 years of use my hulk looks pretty much brand new minus a little dirt, bird poop, and tree sap.
I've not used this to carry an animal yet as I usually carry the gear and other people's packs have the strap points for meat while they pack the hulk full of outer layers.
If you want something that is quite overbuilt, designed by an enthusiast with an emphasis on carrying a gun safely, and want something built to last. Go Eberle but don't complain when you get asked to carry gear for other people.
I think i spent $350 on mine used for about a year but it's worth every penny.
How long of a rifle fits inside?