Perfect for the hunter that’s on-the-go, the low-profile Badlands Reactor Hydration Pack holds 105 ounces of water and a few other sundry items as well. In addition to the high-volume, 105 oz. H2O bladder, the lightweight Badlands Reactor features two compartments and five pockets to create 900 cubic inches of storage capacity. The Badlands AirTrack Suspension system helps keep you comfortable and dry. Imported. Dimensions: 20'' x 10'' x 6''.
Rated 5 out of 5 by HuntingAZ Nice scouting pack
If you're looking for something akin to a large Camelback pack, here it is. It holds enough water for a full day of hiking in Arizona (even summertime, when you add a couple extra bottles), along with your lunch and whatnot, and has a bit of extra room for your gps, binos, maps, etc.
I've used (abused) one for scouting and hiking for over 2 years in Arizona high country, and it doesn't show any signs of wear yet. All the seams and zippers are still solid. It's a very comfortable pack that holds the weight where I want it , without any jiggling or movement as I'm covering terrain. The straps underneath will secure a SURPRISING amount of extra cargo before becoming cumbersome. With some extra straps, and some outright torture of every external loop, strap, and buckle, I was able to carry about 60 lbs of extra weight over 4 miles to help a solo hunter retrieve his kill. While certainly not what the pack was designed for, it let me carry the weight pretty comfortably, beyond my expectations, for sure.
The only drawback is that there are no pockets (even the side-pockets for water bottles) that are easily accessible while wearing the pack. Pretty much any access requires removing the pack, or asking a buddy. So I end up fastening things to the shoulder straps maybe a bit more than is necessary.
Overall, it's a very sturdy, well-designed, small day pack, that's a great value.
November 28, 2011