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Thread: Lumbar style packs

  1. #1
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    Aug 2013

    Default Lumbar style packs

    Looking at getting a lumbar shoulder style pack.

    I'll usually don't hunt (Bow & rifle) to far from the truck or the SxS (+\- 3 miles). Also looking at for when we do a pack in hunt. Something light enough to carry from base camp and have the basic essentials.

    Looking at these packs. Black creek, Tenzing or Badlands

    Thoughts, suggestions, reviews ??? TIA

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2006


    I got one from Cabela's several years ago that sort of looks like the Badlands Monster. I like it better than a frame pack or a more traditional day pack. The lumbar style lets me move under branches without getting hung up near as much; it also lets me put a jacket on or off without first taking off the pack. I also find it has more than enough room to carry the essentials I'll need for the day. I see the Cure model talks about being able to pack out meat with it; I've never tried to pack out meat with mine so I can't speak to that with any authority. However, it seems to me that anything more than a boned out Blacktail doe might be asking a bit much.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Sandpoint, ID


    I have an Alps Max 1 which is a lumbar with shoulder straps that have buckles and the belt has a zipper on the top rear to attach a small day pack which I used sometimes but mostly just the things I need for the day in the lumbar. If I'm on a 4 wheeler or canoe I do bring the pack with food usually but I don't usually attach it to the harness. I've used it for 4 years and I do like it for most activities where survival gear is appropriate. The shoulder straps do help spread the load but most of it sits on the hips. Best part is I paid about $30 for it on close-out at Sierra Trading Post.

    I got caught out over night while deer hunting a couple years ago. Temps down to 20F and I was fine with what I had except for a rain suit that I didn't take with me. Now I do all the time...dry is much safer than wet.
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