Anyone seen, used or have any info., besides the blacks creek website ,about these.
Here are the stats. Looks like a great pack!
2010 Barbarian Featherlight
MSRP - $299.99
- -4400 CUBIC INCHES
- -WEIGHT: 5.6 LBS W/O OPTIC POCKETS 6.6 LBS W/OPTIC POCKETS
- - DIMENSIONS: 27"H X 13"W X 10.5"D
- -H2O COMPATIBLE
- -WATER PROOF ZIPPERS ON MAIN COMPARTMENT.
- -FULLY ADJUSTABLE SUSPENSION.
- -DETACHABLE FANNY PACK.
- -DETACHABLE OPTIC POCKETS.
- -CARRIES A BOW OR GUN.
- -SLEEPING BAG COMPARTMENT.
- -AIR FLOW CHANNEL IN SUSPENSION.
- -RAIN FLY INCLUDED.
- -3 LAYER WATERPROOF TRICOT FABRIC AND DYNEMA CONSTRUCTION.
You can order one now and receive it in June of 2010 or earlier through Gemcountryarchery.
Hunting Packs | Gem County Archery | Emmett, Idaho
You can check them out here and all the specs. You can pre order them now through www.RidgelineOutdoors.com for $289.99.
I got to use one on my sheep hunt this year and they are awesome and extremely comfortable. I would recommend them for sure.
Do You think you could provide some pictures that are better than the stock pics the manufacturer provides. Show the detail of the inside of the pack, indicate where is the special sleeping bag compartment. Will be hard to sell if one can't at least see the pack before hand. Am considering this pack or the Blue Widow.
Thanks for any help, maybe you could do a review of it, since you were able to try it out this past fall.
i wish i had some better photos but i dont. here are a couple that probably wont help at all.
you can see the specs of the pack from the link above. but my experiences with it was awesome. this was a 9 day hunt and i dont have a great back. this pack is extremely comfortable and allows the back to breath reducing back sweat. the top comes off into a fanny pack and is a great place for quick snacks or things that you need to get to real easy. the sleeping bag compartment is the bottom most compartment on the bag. there is a zip out divider between the two if you want one huge compartment as well.
I put my food in the bottom compartment and my sleeping bag is the main compartment. it just packed and fit better for me on that trip.
there are lots of compression straps that will suck this pack down as well if you are not doing the pack in type hunts. it will suck down to a small pack that is comparible to most day packs as well.
The cordura or whatever they call that black part is extremly tough and basically tear resistant. i think blacks creek told me that was the same material that they use in the bullet proof vests.
The side compartments do come off but were perfect for a spotting scope and a bivy sack for my hunt.
Overall, this is a good day pack, will shrink down to a smaller pack and an awesome several day pack in style hunt pack. Cant beat the light weight, cubic inches and comfort. i would highly recomment checking them out. I will be getting one when they come out.
i think they will be out in february. I got to try out the prototype for my sheep hunt. you can pre order them through Ridgeline Outdoors and i think that is the best price out there that i can find right now - 289.99 and free shipping.
wish i had some more photos for you.
BTW, it has a rifle carrier but i was not using it in that photo. i wanted the gun available for quick access if needed.
Thanks for the additional information, did you pack out a sheep with it? Does it have a hidden meat shelf (like badlands 2200 has)? The optic's pockets look very large which is nice. Was looking at a heavily discounted Sitka 45 bivy pack today, but decided to wait...
i wish i could say i got to pack out some meat with it, but all we saw were lambs and ewes.
this pack does not have the seperate meat compartment. the canadian and the alaskan have the seperate meat compartments in the Blacks Creek packs tho. i have two Canadians and have had great luck with those.
Where were you hunting sheep? It looks like Rocky Mountain Bighorns.
Idaho's 27-1. terrible hunt, but at least its easy to get a tag in your pocket and actually go! heck, id even do it again.