These days, hunting packs are everywhere.
It’s hard to look around anywhere in the outdoors industry without finding some personality trying to sell a new hunting pack. That’s all well and good. I mean, we all like hunting packs. They are about as essential as carrying a gun or bow if you want to take down your target species.
However, recently I got the chance to try out the Carhartt hunting pack. It sure is nice to see that one company gets it when it comes to what the outdoorsman really wants in a pack.
Lots of companies are selling packs for hundreds and hundreds of dollars. For most hunters, we just want something that gets the job done and then some. We also don’t want something that costs most of our weekly paycheck either. The Carhartt hunting pack does this and more. For the record, I own a few of those high-dollar packs and for the remainder of my season, the Carhartt pack is the one that will be on my back. Let me explain.
First off, it’s quiet. Most packs are quiet, but this pack is really quiet. There are no snap locks anywhere on the pack that often click when you are trying to be stealthy. Instead, there are a series of belt straps and interlocking rubber coated hooks. This was a nice noticeable change from the norm.
Overall, it carries just as much as most very expensive packs that I have. All my essentials go in there, plus an extra jacket, binoculars, range finder, knives, gloves, etc. Organization is also easy with a lot of extra pouches and pockets everywhere you look.
One aspect of this pack I am looking forward to during gun season is the built-in weapon carry option. When I grab my shotgun for the start of the Indiana gun season, there’s no doubt this will again be the bag I choose. Just about everywhere else you look, this option is add on for most companies.
Like I said in the beginning, this bag is exactly what you would expect coming from Carhartt. It’s customer focused and built like a brick house. With a price tag of only $129.99, any budget can work one in with a little effort.
There are a lot of hunting packs out there to choose from every hunting season. However, none of them have the name of Carhartt backing them up.