By Douglas Rodriguez
Rained Out Quota Hunt? Not So Fast...
Every so often you may get the opportunity to take part in a quota hunt on public land. Congratulations, you are one of the lucky few to actually get drawn! You take the time off from work, cashed in your chips to be away from the family, and have your gear organized and packed. Then the rain rolls in…
Weather radar during the first afternoon of the hunt.
The Hoginator started the quest for a hunting pack that would serve us through bow and gun season, was reasonable in price yet with above average features. If you have a fat gear budget there are other choices but if you are looking for value and performance or if you are cheap like the Hoginator, read on.
Being a scientist, Hoginator made quick work of the research and emailed me his results. Of course I was very skeptical but after a couple conversations and a quick review of his compilation I agreed that the ALPS Pursuit pack was a good choice.
Fast forward 4 or 5 months and this is what we think:
Through archery season the pack performed well with no complaints except the interior organizer pocket material is wimpy and I experienced a small tear in one of the compartments. We carried these packs on long and short excursions and they have performed very well. As far as durability goes we can’t judge that yet. For about $100.00, this pack is a solid value.
To give you an idea on what I typically carry in the pack: