Monarch X: New Hunting Pack Designed for Women


    Alps OutdoorZ introduced a new hunting pack that is specifically designed to match the frame of a woman’s body. Called the Monarch X, the new backpack is a serious hunting bag with a host of features including:

    • a built in, stowable meat shelf for packing out your harvest
    • a drop down pocket for your rifle or bow
    • hydration pocket and port
    • wing pockets that are fleece lined for a spotting scope and other gear
    • inside wing pockets for shooting sticks and/or tripod
    • front pocket designed to help organize other gear
    • multiple compression straps
    • bedding straps
    • rain cover

    According to the company, the shoulder straps are contoured to better fit a woman’s body. They use Lycra and molded foam for increased comfort. The waist belt is smaller than is typically found on a hunting pack, and it has built in pockets and anti-sway straps.

    Alps OutdoorZ uses 1680D nylon fabric throughout the backpack for excellent strength and durability. At stress points and lashing points, the company incorporates Hypalon. Hypalon is a brand name for a synthetic rubber that is resistant to UV light, chemicals and temperature extremes. It is used in a variety of applications such as inflatable boats.

    Personally, I’m glad to see more gear being made for women hunters.

    Richard Johnson

    An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is