Best Backcountry Hunting Backpack

(Top 10!) Best Backcountry Hunting Backpack

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Did you know that people began hunting over 2 million years ago? And despite all the technological advances since, we still do it. It’s just instinctual.

Backcountry hunting is a wonderful way to experience nature. Typically, this type of hunting involves hiking into the deep wilderness for days on end. If this is you, you’re a serious hunter who only intends to return when you’ve caught your prey!

Being outdoors for so long requires advanced preparation that’ll require convenient transport. In this article, we’ve put together a list of the most useful ones — packs you’ll love.

Things to Take into Consideration When Choosing a Backcountry Hunting Backpack

The right hunting backpack is a multi-functional, invaluable item that can carry extreme weights and hold all necessary hunting gear and even prey.

Before choosing one you’ll need to decide on how much time you’d like to spend hunting. For one-day hunting, it’s better to choose a smaller pack — a good carrying capacity is about 2500 cubic inches. It allows you to store enough tools for a single day.

If you’re going to hunt overnight or even longer, you’ll need a multi-day pack — between 4000 and 6000 cubic inches of storage space. Larger packs could be heavy, so it’s also important to consider the distance that you’re planning to cover while hunting.

To make a selection easier, we’ve listed ten of the best backcountry hunting backpacks.

Bestseller
Osprey Archeon 70 Men's Backpacking Backpack, Haybale Green, L-XL
  • Full length dual-zip front panel opening with dual sliders provides easy access - made from durable GRS certified recycled materials
  • Lower zip compartment access with removable internal divider also stows away the included removable rain cover
  • Large zippered hipbelt pockets and reinforced stretch woven dual access side water bottle pockets
  • Internal reservoir sleeve (fits up to a 3L reservoir sold separately)
  • Adjustable shoulder harness for optimized fit with fully padded hipbelt for comfort and stability (load range 25-45 lb)
Bestseller
Osprey Talon 33 Men's Hiking Backpack, martian red, medium/large
  • Top-loader access to main compartment
  • External hydration sleeve accommodates up to a 3L reservoir (sold separately)
  • Adjustable shoulder harness to dial in perfect fit
  • Stretch mesh pockets on both sides of pack provide convenient storage for bottles and smaller items.
  • Two zippered hipbelt pockets and LidLock helmet attachment
Bestseller
Badlands Diablo Dos Hunting Backpack, Approach FX
  • VENTILATED FOR COMFORT - Even in cooler weather, carrying a pack builds up a sweat. Badlands' Hypervent suspension actually pulls your pack away from your back, for a constant flow of cooling air. Where your body does come in contact with the pack, ventilated foam and a tough mesh fabric help continue the flow of air, keeping you cooler, dryer, and more comfortable.
  • CARRIES RIFLE OR BOW - Why risk damaging your rifle or bow? Use the built-in Rifle/Bow Boot and the batwing straps on the back of your Badlands pack to securely carry your rifle or bow, hands-free.
  • KXO-32 FABRIC - After 31 attempts at creating the ultimate hunting fabric, we nearly gave up. Turns out 32 tries was the charm. Badlands' KXO-32 fabric is tough, waterproof, incredibly quiet, and lightweight, too. But we didn't stop there with the Diablo Dos. Badlands' C6 Durable Water Repellent (DWR) treatment doesn't allow moisture to seep into fabrics. Water beads and rolls off, keeping your gear dry, longer.
  • BELLS & WHISTLES - The devil's in the details and the Diablo is loaded with them, including easy access hip-belt pouches and multiple rear compression straps. Seamless shoulder straps deliver long haul comfort. The Diablo Dos fits Badlands' 3L hydration reservoir.
  • APPROACH FX CAMO - Groundbreaking concealment technology meets a darker color palette to render hunters virtually invisible. Designed for the Midwest or Eastern hunter, as well as late-season Western hunters, this dark woods Camo adapts to your surroundings AND the current lighting.
Bestseller
TIDEWE Hunting Backpack 3400cu, Silent Frame Hunting Pack for Bow/Rifle/Pistol
  • 【Lightweight & Ergonomic Design】 Perfect for any hunting trip; this backpack offers a 3400 cubic inches (55 L) capacity and weighs 6.0lb (3.3 kg). The adjustable shoulder & sternum strap make fitting the backpack to your personal size a cinch. The ergonomic design along with the Soft and Thick Padding offer pressure reduction and makes long walks through the woods much easier on your body.
  • 【Breathable & Comfortable】 Nothing is worse than a backpack that holds moisture and causes you to sweat. The breathable fabric on our Backpack helps keep the backpack dry and scent free.Innovative shoulder-grip design provides cushioned comfort .
  • 【Multi-Use】 Specs (Dimensions) are 28” x 15” x 12”. Our bag can be used with your rifle, bow, or pistol. TideWe hunting backpack features a two-in-one carrier for your bow or rifle. The top front pocket consist of three main storage spaces to keep your gear organized and ready. It also has a small front pocket with inner compartments maximizing your storage options. Large hunting backpack with multi compartments packs everything you need for a day or 2-3 days outdoor hunting journey.
  • 【Durable】 High performance fabric delivers incredible durability. Reinforced carry strap keep you focus on hunting trip. TideWe day backpack also offers super strong steel carbon frame to secure small and large loads.
  • 【User-Friendly Design】 This framed hunting backpack is compatible with 2-liter hydration systems, keeping you hydrated for those long walks in the woods. This also makes it perfect for long hikes . The premium soundless fabric will assist you in remaining undetected while hunting and the waterproof rain cover is perfect for keeping all of your gear dry in case you get caught in the rain. Main pack can detach from frame, allowing you to use the backpack freely.
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Osprey Atmos AG 50 Men's Backpacking Backpack, Unity Blue , Large
  • Anti-Gravity suspension - feels like you are carrying less weight than is in your pack
  • Adjustable harness and Fit-on-the-Fly hipbelt to dial in perfect fit
  • Front stretch mesh pocket for quick storage of rain gear or extra layers
  • Removable floating top lid with dual zippered pockets and web attachment points
  • Internal hydration reservoir sleeve accommodates up to a 3L reservoir (sold separately)
Bestseller
Osprey Archeon 45 Men's Backpack, Haybale Green, L-XL
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Osprey Archeon 45 Men's Backpack, Haybale Green, L-XL
  • Full length dual-zip front panel opening with dual sliders provides easy access - made from durable GRS certified recycled materials
  • Zippered mesh pocket inside front panel and under lid pocket for organizing small items - lower zip compartment stows included removable raincover
  • Large zippered hipbelt pockets and reinforced stretch woven dual access side water bottle pockets
  • Internal reservoir sleeve (fits up to a 3L reservoir sold separately)
  • Adjustable shoulder harness for optimized fit with fully padded hipbelt for comfort and stability (load range 20-35 lb)
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Insights Hunting 9101 The Vision Heavy Duty Outdoor Hiking Fishing Bow Hunting Backpack with TS3 Tree Stand for Bowhunters, Realtree Edge Camouflage
  • VERSATILE BOWHUNTING BACKPACK: Versatile, all-around hunting backpack ensures you're always ready to hunt with easy access to gear
  • EXTRA LARGE MAIN COMPARTMENT: Wider main compartment conveniently fits long, parallel limb bows, quivers, arrow, optics, and electronics while protecting your sight, arrow rest, and d-loop
  • TREE STAND SHELF: Features TS3 front panel system that allows for 3 different ways to use your front pocket: storage, shelf, and basket
  • EVENLY DISTRIBUTED WEIGHT: Cool mesh, padded back support panel, shoulder straps, hideaway hip belt, and strategically placed unibody chassis will put less strain on your body while providing a stable fit
  • ALL-WEATHER DESIGN: Weatherproof construction designed to tackle anything mother nature throws at you
Bestseller
Osprey Farpoint Trek 75 Men's Travel Backpack, Black
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Osprey Farpoint Trek 75 Men's Travel Backpack, Black
  • Adjustable shoulder straps and a tensioned mesh backpanel keeps the weight off the back - 4+" of adjustablity
  • Large front panel access that fully opens up for easy packing with internal compression straps
  • Stowable AirCover protects checked luggage and doubles as a raincover
  • Multi-function sleeve carries a hydration reservoir (up to 3L) or tablet/laptop in padded case (fits up to most 15" laptops)
  • Vertical front panel quick-zip pocket and zippered hipbelt pockets
Bestseller
Osprey Stratos 34 Men's Hiking Backpack
366 Reviews
Osprey Stratos 34 Men's Hiking Backpack
  • Internal hydration sleeve accommodates up to a 3L reservoir (sold separately)
  • Ventilated backpanel with adjustable shoulder harness to dial in perfect fit
  • Stretch mesh pockets on both sides of pack provide convenient storage for bottles and smaller items
  • Two zippered hipbelt pockets
  • Stow-On-The-Go Trekking pole attachment allows you to quickly attach and carry trekking poles while wearing the pack
Bestseller
Badlands Kali - Women's Fit Hunting Backpack, Approach
  • VENTILATED FOR COMFORT - Even in cooler weather, carrying a pack builds up a sweat. Badlands' Hypervent suspension actually pulls your pack away from your back, for a constant flow of cooling air. Where your body does come in contact with the pack, ventilated foam and a tough mesh fabric help continue the flow of air, keeping you cooler, dryer, and more comfortable. A heat-hardened steel frame helps distribute heavy loads.
  • KXO-32 FABRIC - After 31 attempts at creating the ultimate hunting fabric, we nearly gave up. Turns out 32 tries was the charm. Badlands' KXO-32 fabric is tough, waterproof, incredibly quiet, and lightweight, too. But we didn't stop there with the Kali. Badlands' C6 Durable Water Repellent (DWR) treatment doesn't allow moisture to seep into fabrics. Water beads and rolls off, keeping your gear dry, longer.
  • WOMEN'S SPECIFIC DESIGN - It's hard to focus on the task at hand when your pack just doesn't fit. That's why Badlands' created the Kali, a hunting pack designed to fit the female form and respond to women's biomechanics. With a center of gravity that matches your own, contoured shoulder straps, and an angled waist belt, "dress to kill" takes on a whole new meaning.
  • BELLS & WHISTLES - It wouldn't be Badlands if it weren't loaded with the features hunters need. The Kali sports side compression straps, daisy chain lash points, easy-access hip-belt pouches, and expandable stretch side pockets let you carry even more gear. This pack fits Badlands' 3 liter hydration reservoir.
  • APPROACH CAMO - A carefully constructed and neutral color palette allows the Approach pattern to adapt to your surroundings AND the current lighting conditions. Changing light will no longer dictate whether or not you stay hidden when it matters most.

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