- 2200 by Badlands ($279.95)
The hunting pack simply called “2200” is made by Badlands and is a tough, durable, and extremely popular hunting pack.
This pack includes a zippered, back-panel access; a built-in Blaze Orange meat shelf; T-6 Aircraft Aluminum frame; a hip-belt pistol holster; and an integrated spotting scope pocket. With a reservoir capacity fit of 2 Liters and 7 pockets, this 2200 CI pack is versatile and tough for any outdoor task.
It is carry compatible for bows, rifles, and pistols. The dimensions are 19” x 17” x 9” and the straps are comfortable and form fitting.
The 2200 is the perfect day pack to off the best 3 hunting backpacks for hunters everywhere.
- Superday by Badlands ($199.99)
The Superday by Badlands, is one of the best Day Packs for hunting. It features molded form suspension for the best fit and comfort; a hip-belt pistol holster; easy access waist belt pockets; and five external compression straps, for additional gear and support.
The Superday is intended as a Hunting Pack for day trips, rather than long term expeditions. It is excellent for hunting, camping, and forays into the deep woods.
This pack fits a reservoir size of 2 liters; contains 6 pockets; has a total volume of 1950 CI; dimensions of 21” x 16” x 11”; and is carry compatible with bows, rifles, and pistols, as well as hunting/tactical/survival knives.
It comes in 4 different camouflage patterns fit for nearly any environment. This is one of the best packs around and Badlands’ Superday exceeds all expectations in its capability of providing all of the necessary room, holsters, pockets, compression straps, gear pockets, and other support features. For the price, this is one of the most popular packs by Badlands and is favored by hunters.
It is highly rated and is an overall great buy for the hunter, camper, trail hiker, and woods dweller who needs to pack up and head out for a long day. For hunters, it has capabilities of storing bigger loads from hunting game, and has all the room it needs for extra gear such as knives, rifles/pistols, flashlights, and other support.
- X-2 Hunting Pack by Eberlestock ($199.99)
Eberlestock’s X-2 Hunting Pack is a real hunter’s pack that looks and acts the part. This compact, incredibly strong, and efficient pack is light and has a tubular-aluminum frame. Paired with its strong nylon and microfleece shell for strength and quietness, this pack is ready to go anywhere and quietly move with the one wearing it.
There are dual hydration compartments and large side pockets for any gear, such as flashlights, MRE’s, hunting or survival knives, and other gear. When it is said that the X-2 is strong, it is no hyperbole.
During a test during the design phase, a 100 pound sand bag was attached to an X-2 using the built-in compression straps and it held up well. This indicates that you can use it to pack deer or elk quarters with ease and effectiveness.
The X-2 is compatible with Eberlestock’s side scabbards, which are for shotguns and rifles, as well as its ARCG ButtBucket bow carrier. The waterproof fleece and 1,000 denier nylon material shell is light and supports the pack with reliability.
Included is a long padded waistbelt for quietness and comfort as you hunt, hike, and camp. The FlexChasis can flip forward for use as a seat and it can cradle loads you carry. Padlock webbing tie points are placed in key locations for easy attaching of accessories and lasing on the gears.
The special Shooter Harness makes firing a weapon and carrying heavy loads more comfortable and feasible. With a capacity of 1800 CI and a weight of 4.5 pounds, this Hunter’s Pack by Eberlestock is a must-have for any hunter—the price is worth the enhanced features the X-2 offers.
This has proven its way into rounding out the top 3 list of best hunting day packs.