A big shout out to Kim Cahalan and Taylor Woodruff from Media Direct Creative for reaching out to me and getting me one of these cool packs to review. The actual review will take place during my late November elk hunt in Arizona but I thought I would give my readers the low-down. I have a late bull hunt in Unit 4A and am hoping to “come out heavy”.

ALPS OutdoorZ Introduces the Trophy X Pack Bag

The ALPS OutdoorZ Trophy X pack frame has earned high praise among the wilderness hunting community for its carefully engineered blend of an aluminum external freighter frame and heavy-duty Robic nylon lashing panel system with an ergonomic molded foam suspension system more commonly associated with high-end backpacks. Now, ALPS OutdoorZ is expanding the functionality of the Trophy X pack frame with the introduction of the new Trophy X Pack Bag.

Constructed of 1680D ballistic nylon and 500D Robic nylon for maximum strength and durability in all climates, the Trophy X Pack Bag adds modularity and customization to meet the specific gear- and meat-hauling requirements of the backcountry hunter. For example, the pack bag is designed to lash to the Trophy X pack frame via strategically placed sleeves and compression straps when the frame is loaded with game, or it can be secured to the empty frame and used as an external frame backpack. Furthermore, the Trophy X Pack Bag works as a standalone backpack thanks to stowable shoulder straps that can be deployed for solo use. Another “use it if you need it” feature is an expandable compartment located at the bottom of the pack bag that drops down to add an additional 675 cubic inches of storage capacity.

In addition to the Trophy X Pack Bag’s diverse cargo-carrying capabilities, there are several convenience features hunters will appreciate, such as fleece-lined spotting scope and cell phone pockets, a drop-down bow/gun pocket, a front shove pocket, side mesh pockets, and a rain cover. The pack is water bladder-compatible, and the lid boasts a pocket for quick-access items. A unique zipper design offers multi-point access to the main compartment, so items can be easily retrieved without unloading the pack.

For user versatility and the capability of hauling both gear and game out of the backcountry, the new Trophy X Pack Bag combined with the Trophy X pack frame is an ideal packing solution for any wilderness adventure.

ALPS OutdoorZ Trophy X Pack Bag Specifications

• Weight: 3 lbs. 1 oz.
• Dimensions: 15.5x25x10 in.

For more information about this or other products in the ALPS OutdoorZ Extreme Hunting Pack line, visit www.alpsoutdoorz.com.

FEATURES

DOES NOT INCLUDE TROPHY X FRAME

1680D Ballistic Nylon and Robic™ Nylon for unmatched strength
Fabric features Elimishield® Scent Control Technology to help eliminate scent
Unique zipper design allows access to the main compartment from different points
Pack bag has stowable shoulder straps to allow the user to carry pack without frame if needed
Pack bag attaches to the frame through sleeves or compression straps when the frame is loaded
Rifle and bow drop-down pocket
Side fleece-lined spotting scope pocket
H2O compatible
Small fleece-lined pocket for cell phone or other small devices
Lid pocket for extra storage

I’m so excited to try this pack! I have reviewed Alps products before and they have always been well-made, well-designed and a pleasure to use in the field.