Sitka Gear
Backpack for tree stand hunting?
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
wisconsinteacher 23-Oct-23
molsonarcher 23-Oct-23
Rgiesey 23-Oct-23
2Wild Bill 23-Oct-23
No Mercy 23-Oct-23
Michael 23-Oct-23
WI Shedhead 23-Oct-23
Tracker 23-Oct-23
Blood 23-Oct-23
JTreeman 23-Oct-23
t-roy 23-Oct-23
Sam 23-Oct-23
Shug 23-Oct-23
Shug 23-Oct-23
Groundhunter 23-Oct-23
Groundhunter 23-Oct-23
Groundhunter 23-Oct-23
longsprings 24-Oct-23
midwest 24-Oct-23
PK 24-Oct-23
SoDakSooner 24-Oct-23
T-rex 24-Oct-23
smarba 24-Oct-23
23-Oct-23
I'm looking for a new backpack. I currently have an ALPS Pathfinder pack that works, but it is heavy. If I were to upgrade, the pack would have to carry a good amount of clothing. I'm a person who wears very little while walking in for a long sit. I carry my cloths and dress at my stand. If not, I will get over heated and freeze out quickly. Any suggestions on a pack that can carry cloths plus gear like binos, a bow hanger and other items for all day sits?

From: molsonarcher
23-Oct-23
I would think something in the 2300-2800 ci range would be ideal. I use a Kuiu 2300 pack for most of my whitetail hunts. I usually have room for a full outer suit such as scentlok inside the pack, but on colder days I will just strap an extra layer to the outside which is normally a puffy style jacket and another pair of scentlok pants.

From: Rgiesey
23-Oct-23
I use an exo 3300? Carry stand and sticks in cold weather. Long distance down to -20. Thinking of switching to Kifaru.

From: 2Wild Bill
23-Oct-23
I use an Alice army regular size backpack. What I like about it is the top load and multiple pockets. I found the hard way that zipper packs will spill open and dump your gear. I fashioned the long pack straps into a hand loop and use that point with a large carabiner to hang it beside my stand. I use the webbing loops to sometimes fasten snack boxes, rattling antlers or other items that will not fit inside. I prefer not to have the shoulder straps attached and hang it on my climbing treestand as though the stand is a packframe. A bungee across the stand sides holds the pack from swinging. My clothing goes into the pack with the first item to don on top, ArcticShield boot covers, once I'm up in the stand and the pack is hung to my right side.

From: No Mercy
23-Oct-23
I use the Mystery Ranch Treehouse 38. It's quiet and holds everything you could ever need.

From: Michael
23-Oct-23
I use the Kifaru X-Ray. It’s an 1800 cubic inch bag. I also added 2 water bottle pouches and an organizer pocket to it. It holds all my whitetail gear, and a pair of Kuiu proximity pants and jacket. Plus with the built in lashing straps you could lash more onto it if need be.

From: WI Shedhead
23-Oct-23
The new osio packs are suppose to be really nice. I use a kifaru hoodlum with guide lid and pockets. Fits all my gear on long hikes to the stand and room enough to get the first load of meat out if I have to quarter one

From: Tracker
23-Oct-23
I have a Kuiu Venture 2200 and it is a great size and weight is as light as you will find. I use an EXO MNT gear when I need to haul a load but for stand hunting KUIU cant be beat.

From: Blood
23-Oct-23
Mystery Ranch TreeHouse 20. Made specifically for what you want.

From: JTreeman
23-Oct-23
I’m a fan of Kuiu Divide 1500 for a stand/blind pack. I also have the Venture Divide 2000 too, but prefer the 1500. Good size, easy to store a couple layers, and can strap one outside too. I think the 1500 is about $160-180 which in my opinion is a bargain compared to some of the other packs mentioned.

I’m not a fan of the Kuiu frame packs, but really like their daypack options.

—Jim

From: t-roy
23-Oct-23
Sitka Tool Bucket.

From: Sam
23-Oct-23
Asio gear.com They have two sizes specifically designed for whitetail tree stand hunting

From: Shug
23-Oct-23
Bison Gear makes a few great day packs… all custom made one at a time in AMERICA

From: Shug
23-Oct-23

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From: Groundhunter
23-Oct-23
I bought an all day 1200 teansporter from Cabelas, 5 years ago. Supported by shoulder straps, and good ones, the straps come off, if you want to strap fanny pack to tree. Love it

From: Groundhunter
23-Oct-23

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I bought an all day 1200 teansporter from Cabelas, 5 years ago. Supported by shoulder straps, and good ones, the straps come off, if you want to strap fanny pack to tree. Love it

From: Groundhunter
23-Oct-23

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I bought an all day 1200 teansporter from Cabelas, 5 years ago. Supported by shoulder straps, and good ones, the straps come off, if you want to strap fanny pack to tree. Love it

From: longsprings
24-Oct-23
Last year I retired my old fieldline for a mystery ranch treehouse. Just love it , quiet , moisture resistant , dries pretty quick if wet , comes in 2 sizes and has strap to hang from tree. Lots of pockets and suits my needs . Just perfect for my use

From: midwest
24-Oct-23
I have an Eberlestock X2 I originally bought for day hunting out west but now is my whitetail pack. Carrys all the clothes I need, food, and a platform and sticks if needed. I also like that the waist belt is kind of high so it doesn't ride over the top of my saddle when I'm wearing it in.

From: PK
24-Oct-23
YEP ^^^^^^^

From: SoDakSooner
24-Oct-23
I picked up a kuiu venture divide 2000 on sale last spring to use as a computer bag for work. I actually did use it for several TAC events this summer and High country deer scouting in Colorado. Nice pack and relatively cheap if you catch a sale. Think I paid less than $160 for mine. While I hated it for western hunting the Eberlestock X2 is palatable for treestand stuff as long as you don't load it down. Not built for people with long torsos. It taught me what I DON'T like in a western hunting pack.

From: T-rex
24-Oct-23
I'm currently using a Badlands 2200 but I'm thinking about switching to my Kifaru Striker XL... I'm still undecided though.

From: smarba
24-Oct-23
Sitka makes a couple of treestand-specific packs.

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