This pack is for the shorter trips where really light and fast is paramount. The Ascent 8 securely holds your knife, some water, and your packable rain system. A pre-foamed molded hip belt offers a comfortable ride on the hips while the quilted Aero-Mesh back panel keeps your lower back dry. It’s hip pockets are strategically located for calls, range finders, wind indicators, and other small items you need at arm’s reach. Lashing straps can carry various extra items. Two large compression wings hug the pack tight to your hips to stabilize the load.
For those short trips where you are going really light and fast, or you just don’t need much more than your knife, a little water, and your packable rain system, the Ascent 8 fi ts the bill. A molded Nyospan hip belt is preformed for comfort, with a quilted, Aero Mesh back panel to keep your lower back dry. Hip pockets are strategically located for calls, range fi nders, wind indicators, or whatever other small items you need. Rigged and enabled for an internal hydration system, with hose clips running out on the hip belt for easy access. Lashing web straps for miscellaneous items and two large compression wings to hug your load in tight to your back.
NOTE: minimal use so far. From what I have seen so far this is the best nut ruck I have ever owned (because it is the nuts and well, fanny packs sound like chick gear) Solid, light and comfortable. Does not loosen all the time when filled up heavy. It works with my drop leg pouch, sheath knife and military canteen all at once. With the above it holds all my gear for a 2 night camp out, but i do sleep in a poncho shelter. It also rides in the right spot to attach to the bottom of my (high riding) small pack. I have never seen a better thought out pack. I weighed it down extra heavy and hit the trail. It exceeded expectations. Best yet it is not noisy. It snugs down good also and adds back support in the right place for me, which is critical to me suffering from degenerative disc disease in the lumbar section. I have to say it helps me get more out of a day. Youtube review to come soon.
Love this little fanny pack. This is perfect for holding a bottle of water, game cam memory cards, knife, small pistol, flashlight and keys; holding everything you need on your waist so that you can carry two bags of corn in to the woods to fill up your feeders. For early deer bow season, it holds a light facemask, bow stringer, leather finger glove, arm guard, and traverse hoody for when it chills down in the stand when the sun sets. In the spring, I use it to hold everything I need to move swiftly for the turkeys. Great little pack that is very comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. I have the tool bucket pack in the mail right now for those full day trips and times when you need to pack in more gear to the truck and stand.
I was looking for something sleek to replace my backpack so I could still pack in a climber and not feel like I was taking everything I owned into the woods for the hunt. This little pack is the ticket for me. I usually have my hunting license and tags in the back pocket along with a folding saw, water bottle, headlamp and my safety harness rope. Then in the second pocket I keep my gloves, hat, rangefinder and binoculars. The side pockets are great for a bow hooks, a windchecker, some snacks and your hunting knife. I'm surprised how much stuff I can fit in this little pack (although I always could carry more). Another good thing about this pack is it has compression straps on the outside so you can attach your outerwear and extra layers to the pack and not have to carry them in. I've even used this pack on a few turkey hunts this spring and it helped keep all my calls organized as well. If they had a 1,000 cubic inch version I'd probably prefer that, but this pack allows me to bring all the essentials to the treestand with me for a quick morning or afternoon hunt. -Marc Alberto NYBowhunter.com GORE-TEX Hunting Tech
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