With a capacity of 2,800 cubic inches and total weight of 3.3 lbs., the Alpine Ruck is designed for the fast and light back-country mountain hunter.
- 2800 Cubic Inches
Intended Use: Fast and Light, All-Mountain Day or Overnight Trips
The Alpine Ruck is sized for the back-country mountain hunter who celebrates a shortened toothbrush to save grams with a suspension that handles moderate to healthy loads comfortably. A large kangaroo pocket effortlessly stows mission critical gear for quick access, while the main top loader design buries heavy loads close to your back. A newly designed weapon carry system exudes simplicity while delivering functionality.
February 19, 2016
I like a lot of things about this pack. Lightweight, packs well and is comfortable to wear. I originally purchased this for backpacking when a larger pack was not needed, or I wanted to go lighter. It fits that bill real well, and I really like the configuration for those needs. It became my tree stand pack this year after selling my old Flash 20 and purchasing a Tool Box that I totally disliked and sold. Although not perfect, this pack worked pretty well for a tree stand pack. I like the narrow fit on my back, and it carried everything I needed for hunting with room to spare in colder weather. Yet, it was still considerably lighter than other packs I have used. The material is durable but a bit noisy for this type of use. Especially, in colder weather. I also felt the torso length was a bit long, and I am 6 foot tall. It did squeak at times, but it did seem to get quieter with use. The colors of this actually blended in with a tree trunk while hanging quite well, and the narrow profile hugged the tree trunk while hanging. The waist straps are a bit short for a larger guy layered up for frigid temps. I had little room left in the straps under this scenario. With some reconfiguration, quieter material, and the elevated camo, this could be a super tree stand pack for my hunting needs. I had to add a Summit strap to efficiently carry my Lone Wolf sticks.
August 1, 2015
Sitka Customer Service
February 19, 2015
Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us. We are sorry to hear about your Alpine Ruck. Although not always typical some packs can obtain a squeak over time. The good news is that our repair facility has a remedy to fix the squeaking issue you are experiencing. Give our CS Team a call to get lined out ; 877-748-5247.
February 19, 2015
I like the Alpine Ruck and I've put a lot of miles on it but it is squeaky... Because of the squeaking I ended up going back to my older bag while hunting.
July 14, 2014
LOVE the Alpine Ruck. It has sufficient space for all my gear for hunting/hiking applications and I am able to maneuver under a reasonable amount of weight. I recently returned from an Axis Deer/Black Buck hunt on Molokai, HI and used this Alpine Ruck to pack my Sitka camo/ and other gear for three days of hunting. Fit great on the little Mokulele Airlines Cessna Caravans. There is only one request/idea I have for the Sitka engineers...add another loop to the bottom, as I believe it would aid with carrying tripods/trekking poles/etc. I HIGHLY recommend this pack to anyone that hunts LIGHT and FAST.
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