Also, if anyone has one they are looking at selling, I might be interested......Thanks
1900 cubic inches on bucket
Sitka website shows for bucket- you can see box on attached link.
I see the benefits of an expense pack hunting in mountains our where you are going to cover a lot of ground and need more gear. But a $20 Wal Mart pack would meet needs for walking to a treestand. With that said I usually use a badlands super day or a 2200 if wanting to carry a stand in but only because I already own them.
I wish it had one more pocket. Maybe on the outside lid. Not too big, just for random things that I get out at the stand, but don't need a dedicated pocket for.
I wish the straps and the buckles were a little more robust. Occasionally I will strap my bow to it for long walks in for morning hunts. And I worry about the little straps and buckles. I also wish the straps were just a hair longer. I strap my Fanatic bibs and jacket to it, and it pretty much max out the little straps.
I bought the Box because I didn't figure to pack stands with it. If I need to pack in a LW Alpha, I'll either strap my Toolbox to the stand itself and pack the stand and just carry the LW steps. Or for real long walks, I'll use my Mystery Ranch elk hunting pack to carry the stand and the sticks.
Overall I like the Toolbox. It has enough pockets to organize all the little crap I take with me that I never use. Extra release, extra contacts, lens wipes, some emergency meds, a little multi-tool, food, drinks, etc. It's really a great size. I feel like it's bursting when I've added everything for an all day sit. But really, it works well.
I've used mine for traveling quite a bit too as a carry-on. Works good to have a jacket, meds, plug-ins, etc. Opens easily for security inspections (they always pick me, I think it's because I've got camo gear and they are discriminating :))
I took mine as a carry on to Africa. I always giggle everytime I think of the TSA agent's eyes bugging out when they opened it and saw $1400 worth of Rand (which was a stack about 6 inches high of paper Rand currency)