ALPS OutdoorZ Pursuit Bow Hunting Pack Review

ALPS OutdoorZ Pursuit Bow Hunting Daypack – click for pricing


The ALPS OutdoorZ Pursuit Bow Hunting Pack is, as the title says, made primarily for bow hunters but it can hold a rifle equally well. While moderately priced, the Pursuit pack is made of high quality materials, similar to, if not in some cases better than, significantly higher-priced backpacks from other brands.

The Pursuit Pack has 2700 cubic inches and weighs 4 pounds and 1 ounce which makes it perfect for a field daypack.

The main feature of the Pursuit backpack is the bow pocket which pulls down from the bottom of the pack, and stows away when not in use. The pocket design supports a wide variety of bows and rifles. To anchor the bow in place, tuck its corner into the pocket, secure the strap, then buckle the lashes up the backpack around the bow and tighten them. Similarly, the butt of a rifle will fit precisely in the carrying pocket then loop one of the upper lashes around the barrel for a tighter fit.

This pocket also supports the hind quarter of a medium sized antelope or deer. Tighten the leg with the securing straps to hold it close to the pack, and off you go. The pocket wasn’t designed for that use, but it’s actually practical since it helps to get the game out of the field.ALPS OutdoorZ Pursuit Bow Hunting Daypack Review

One neat feature of the Pursuit bow backpack that was introduced in the new model is the shelf style opening of the front pocket. The adjustable straps inside the pocket allow it to flip open to 90°, and inside there are numerous pouches to keep things organized. This shelf system is particularly useful in combination with the D ring at the top of the pack. You can hang the D ring onto a nail or branch, for instance when you spend time in a tree stand. With the backpack hung that way, and the shelf pocket open, you can have most of your tools organized and handy.

The main compartment is undivided, and has the space for storing enough stuff for a day trip. The Pursuit Pack also comes with a hydration pocket and port.

On either side there are Velcro straps for mounting your quiver. You can mount it on the left or right, whatever feels handy to you. Also on the sides there are mesh water bottle pockets, and the hip belt has zipper pockets that are a great place to store a Windicator, shells, a GPS or a cellphone.

The waist belt and shoulder harness have lots of padding with good airflow, and great adjustability which will fit nearly anyone. The load lifter straps on the shoulders are an added benefit when you’re hauling that game.

At the very bottom of the pack there is a slip pocket that contains an orange fluorescent cover for those rainy days, or makes the pack much easier to find if you decided to leave it somewhere for the final stop.

The ALPS Outdoorz Pursuit Bow Hunting Pack is a trusty backpack that is guaranteed to help you be successful in the field. And the best part about it is, it’s not going to break the bank. Check out the latest prices on Amazon.

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