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Been using different cat quivers for about 30 years.

Have them in all sizes, but even the biggest is a little small for all day hunts.

I jam so much stuff in the bag that is taken a beating.

Looking for a WELL made backpack that can hold alot of stuff, yet not be crazy heavy.

Goint to attach a holder to it for attaching a bow quiver to it once in the tree

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Lol I'm the most unprepared hunter.

I don't carry a thing. Half the time I am using my phone for a flashlight.

I never have a knife or a pen.

I forget my rangefinder half the time..

 

I like to go hunting with minimal crap to carry as it makes it that much more enjoyable.

 

I don't sit all day tho.. otherwise I probably would carry all kinds of snacks ;)

 

It's funny tho-

If I hunt with other people, they always have a game plan to get ready by their truck..

I turn my key, step out, grab my bow and go.

 

They always take 20 mins to "gear up" lol. I'm standing around waiting to walk in together thinking "holy crap it's gonna be dark before you're ready"

 

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Lol I'm the most unprepared hunter.

I don't carry a thing. Half the time I am using my phone for a flashlight.

I never have a knife or a pen.

I forget my rangefinder half the time..

 

I like to go hunting with minimal crap to carry as it makes it that much more enjoyable.

 

I don't sit all day tho.. otherwise I probably would carry all kinds of snacks ;)

 

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I need 4 liters of coke for an all day sit. At least 4 sandwiches . and LOTS of snacks .

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I have had a Badlands Pursuit for 3 years now, and still like everything about it.  Just enough of everything, not too much of anything.

 

It's funny how, when I started bowhunting 36 years ago, a fanny pack carried everything I needed for a few hours in the woods, now I require a daypack.

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I bought  a small one from Tenzing for early bow season and I liked it so much I bought another one, little bigger, for late season hunting. Very well made with some great features incorporated into the overall design.  

 

http://www.tenzingoutdoors.com/

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In have 2 backpacks. One for a morning or evening sit and one for the all day sits. The large one needs to hold extra gear as well as lunch, snacks, 2 thermos, maybe a bottled drink. Ive been looking at the Sitka back packs for next season 

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I use a $20 field and stream pack and travel light. Rope to pull, knife, flashlight, gloves to clean, face mask, thermcell if needed, water and bear spray.

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I have to admit that I have a bag fetish.  I realized this when I bought my third pack.  Can't buy another one.

 

I have a nearly 20-year-old Cabela's pack with two zipper pockets on the sides.  Came with the Buddy-lok system, which you can't find anymore.  I had a water bottle holder, GPS holder, and some other holder for it.  The water bottle holder just recently broke a tooth off of it and I cannot find a replacement.  Morale of the story: Don't buy gimmicky add-ons that require some awesome locking system that isn't generic.  Eventually it'll go out of style, and your add-ons will all start breaking.  However, the bag is freakin' awesome.  I put a 50# sack of corn inside it, tie another 25# of feed to the bottom of it, and haul all that crap into the woods.

 

Here is a sexy photo of me with all of that crap.

 

What I do like about the bag are the strap holes on the bottom.  I usually have a wool blanket rolled up there in the event I get stuck or cold.  It's an old, heavy wool military blanket.  Comes in handy when the weather gets crappy.

 

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I also bought an ALPS OutdoorZ Pathfinder pack.  This is a neat idea for a bag, but the execution could be better.  The large compartment can be rolled down and packed into the bag, making it a fanny pack with shoulder straps.  The bag rests on your hips, so it doesn't beat the crap out of your back.  The hip strap is nice as are the shoulder straps.  When the bag is extended, the large compartment clips to the top of the shoulder straps in the back.  It doesn't give it much stability, but it works.  I wouldn't put anything other than soft gear or food in there, because the shape isn't rigidly part of the bag like other backpacks.  However, there are two pieces of material that snap in the back, and the fanny pack has a pouch for the butt of a gun.  This is real nice when you want to go on a long trek with a gun and not have to carry it.  I've put my crossbow back there too, and it mostly works.  I have to tie some paracord to the bow and pack to keep it from moving around, but it works.

 

The fanny pack is nice, has a ton of pockets that make finding things easy.  More for storing gadgets than anything else.  There's also a mesh water bottle holder with an adjustable strap.  That's handy.  You can also get stuff like turkey call holders and binocular holders too.  I just got the binocular holders to do some scouting this summer as well at doing more outdoors photography.  Not a bad bag, it is my go-to bag for the woods, but I would have designed it differently if I could.

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0062LCKO0/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

The last bag I have I got more for my motorcycle than hunting.  It's one of those knock-off military bags.  It was on sale someplace, I probably had a few homebrews in me, and it magically showed up at my door one day.  I haven't take it out yet, but it seems fairly well constructed.  I didn't get it from Amazon, it was one of those compulsive CamoFire deals.  It's pretty big, and you can store a lot of stuff in it, but it's not accessible; meaning it doesn't have convenient pockets near the front to unzip and grab stuff.  You'd have to take this pack off to get to some of your stuff.  This might be okay, but it's one of the nice things about the ALPS bag.  I can keep my phone, binos, bug spray, gum, water, etc. all on the belt for quick access.  This pack is designed to move a ton of gear.  So putting it on before a long bike ride (I often take the bike out on the weekends in the summer for all-day rides), it makes sense.  But there are better hunting bags out there.

 

https://www.amazon.com/3V-Gear-Tactical-Backpack-Compatible/dp/B00CH4IIJW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1518470783&sr=8-1&keywords=3v+gear+velox+ii+tactical+assault+pack

 

But from now on I've stopped looking at bags.  I haven't found the perfect one yet, and I don't need to collect a bunch that aren't perfect.  But I'll keep my eyes out for one.  It would have to be like the ALPS with a lot of space, accessible pockets, the ability to carry my weapon on the back of it, and with a more rigid structure.  If the ALPS didn't roll up and the back compartment was a lot more rigid, it would be close to perfect.  It would also need bottom straps like the Cabelas bag so I could put a roll-up underneath it.  Oh, I also bought a 3L hydration bladder for the ALPS bag.  It has a hole at the top of the large compartment for the hose, and the large compartment has a place for it.  That'll come in handy during the summer.

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HH im using a bag built just like the  ALPS under my catquiver 4

using those 2 packs I can carry everything I want in, but I want to fisn a pack that carrys that much stuff in a single bag  lol

 

I too have way too many packs, so hoping the next one is my next to last one lol

 

Bison Packs makes a little heavier version of your Cabelas pack , but they aren't making packs until after springtime

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I need 4 liters of coke for an all day sit. At least 4 sandwiches . and LOTS of snacks .

Maybe Burger king will start a drone delivery service so they can drop a Whopper with a small chute right to your blind.  That would be cool. 

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I’m a fan of Badlands packs. They have one to fit every need and their lifetime warranty is awesome. They don’t care if you bought it New or got it at a yard sale. If it breaks they will fix it or replace it. No questions asked. Good stuff.

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Dan check out the Gonex military tactical packs. They carry alot and have an unbelievable amount of compartments. The best feature is the padded hard back with padded shoulder and waist strap. I have had 60lbs of gear in one and when adjusted right it carries great. The solid back keeps everything where it should be, it doesn’t collapse into a big mess. Oh and they are expandable per the mount of gear you need.

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I have the ALPS pursuit. Has a spot in the side for your quiver and even an attachment for your bow or rifle down the front of it. I purchased a 3 litters water bladder and it had a spot for that too. The zippers seem like good quality. http://amzn.to/2ChqIev

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I have an Alps Traverse EPS pack, few years old but never used, that will carry a ton of gear and is very well built. I bought it when I thought I was going to get back into video taping hunts but that never happened, and the pack has never left the house. If you want it, I'll meet you somewhere between us and drop it off for $100.00.

 

https://www.amazon.com/ALPS-OutdoorZ-Traverse-EPS/dp/B072WB31L2?th=1

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I bought 2 different tenzing packs this year. The are built to last with a great warranty. And they offer so many size options.

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