This is a lighter version of the original Scapegoat 35. Where the first pack held 35 liters of gear, the new one only holds 25. For shorter hikes and hunts, the smaller pack can help you move more quickly through the woods while the narrower profile makes it less likely you’ll make noise by scraping it against things.
The pack uses 500D Cordura and YKK zippers. It has a number of pockets including detail pockets on the lid, side bottle pockets and waist belt pockets. Available colors will include coyote, Desolve Bare, MultiCam, foliage, olive and black. All with retail for $219, except for MultiCam which will run $245.
For a lighter and potentially even quieter pack, Mystery Ranch offers the Front. This is a 19 liter pack that has a lightweight frame sheet for support, PALS webbing and space for a hydration reservoir. This one weighs less than three pounds and is available in foliage, coyote, Desolve Bare and MultiCam. The MSRP is $199 for all except MultiCam. That one is $225.
QUICK DRAW BINO HARNESS
If you are like me, you are willing to spend money on good glass. Having your binoculars bouncing around can lead to dings and scratches even if the internals are truly shock proof. Banging up expensive optics is not a good day. Hence, a harness or pouch can make a lot of sense when out in the woods.
The Quick Draw Bino Harness uses low profile straps that fit under the company’s backpack harnesses to keep the binoculars close in a way that does not interfere with the other gear you might be carrying. The top zippers closed for security – such as when you are climbing into your stand – while a magnetic closure allows for rapid opening and closing of the flap when standing still or moving.
PALS webbing allows for the addition of an external handgun holster, bear spray or IFAK. These can be had in charcoal, coyote, foliage or Desolve Bare colors. All flavors run $75.