Looking back over the span of this hunting season and the products I’ve tested, one of the best to date has to be BruzerGear’s Day Pack System with the optional Bow Holder. My equipment had become increasingly difficult to lug around so the package I received from Chris Stack, owner of BruzerGear, couldn’t have arrived at a better time!
What I expected to find was just another low grade hunting pack, the type one might find on the clearance shelf of some dimly lit retail store. What I found inside was anything but that! This pack was much heavier than anything I have used in the past. Let me clarify, I do not mean heavier in terms of more than I would like to carry; to the contrary, I mean heavier in regards to the weight of premium quality materials I was excited to carry!
It’s worth noting, before we get into the “nuts and bolts” of this pack system, that all BruzerGear zipper tabs are covered by rubber non-slip grips allowing for easy zipper manipulation when wearing gloves – someone was really thinking!
Now the nuts and bolts:
The shell of BruzerGear’s Day Pack is constructed of a heavy duty buck suede and saddlecloth mix. Stack explained the reasoning behind his choice of shell materials, “I really felt as though this was the most durable, softest and quietest material available. The durability of the buck suede and saddlecloth, along with the shell’s internal lining and reinforced stitching also create a waterproof system in terms of on-shore weather – no floating or submersion please! This combination really protects your gear and keeps it dry during the roughest of weather conditions, short of extreme acts of God! It also does a great job of repelling those annoying thorns and burs.”
A heavily padded waist strap and backpack shoulder straps with various clips and buckles also adorn this amazing pack system. BruzerGear seems to have thought of everything!
The Day Pack includes two main pockets. The largest main pocket includes a large netted interior pocket for gear and another pocket on the back wall for a hydration bladder. This main pocket is also perfect for carrying your binoculars, rangefinder, camera, field dressing kit and countless other accessories.
The second main pocket consists of a wide array of webbed expanding loops and pockets for carrying all manner of hunting equipment. This main pocket even includes a zippered window pocket, perfect for carrying your hunting license!
Like the interior, the exterior is also chock-full of functionality; a deep pocket and bungee system holds a variety of materials while webbed straps with more clips and buckles run down the back shell; this is where I attach my BruzerGear accessories like the much needed BruzerGear Bow Holder.
The BruzerGear Bow Holder boasts a deep pocket to house the lower end of your riser and cam. Upper and lower buckled straps are used to secure the lower half of your bow to the system while a buckled strap on the exterior shell of the main pack is used to secure the upper portion of your bow; it’s worth noting that instead of a bow, a rifle could certainly be secured in this system. The Bow Holder has a main pocket capable of holding a substantial amount of hunting products without compromising the ability to carry your bow. The face of the main pocket is covered by a weather proofing flap around the perimeter of the pocket, hiding access to the pocket via the recessed zipper – another great weatherproofing idea! Looped web strapping also runs down the outer shell of the Bow Holder. In the closed position, the Bow Holder creates yet another great pocket for carrying a variety of products such as a lightweight coat or even an extra quiver, you decide.
Chris and the BruzerGear family really dedicated a significant amount of time and other resources into the development of their pack systems and that hard work shows best in unmatched quality and innovation. Without a doubt, my BruzerGear Day Pack is the best pack system I’ve ever carried into the woods!
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