“Living in a state that many consider a hunters paradise, Montana, I require a versatile pack that can go from my multi day pack to my run and gun pack. I need a pack that can store multiple day’s worth of food, a spike tent, and all your basic necessities, while remaining strong, durable, and comfortable. But I also need a pack that can carry a few necessities while being able to be compressed down to practically nothing, to stay compact during high intensity spot and stalk situations like dodging through trees or sneaking along the broken flatlands.
I have tried my fair share of lower line to top of the line packs, each with their own flaws, but when I came across Exo Mountain Gear, I was instantly intrigued. First few thoughts that crossed my mind…Are they American Made? Are they versatile, reliable, and comfortable? Are they really worth the cost? I spent hours on end researching the company, their history, reading reviews, and before I knew it, I had an Exo 3500 on the way to Montana.
First impression when I opened the box was simply, WOW! Much lighter than I ever expected, all of the stitchings and material felt extremely solid and well designed, and the adjustability seemed endless. Packing for some of my solo hunts, I had endless amounts of gear to pack between my bow, rifle, camera equipment, extra gear, and just the basic things like knives and etc. Just when I thought there was no way there would be enough room for all of my stuff, there was a ton of room to spare! Picking up what felt like a 50 pound pack, quickly turned into a, “I can barely tell it’s on my back”. Extra padding towards the bottom of the frame let the pack rest soft and comfortably against your lower back. The array of adjustments from the soft padded belt, to the chest strap, lets you customize the pack to what you desire.
After months of solid testing, I am beyond impressed with the Exo pack. To answer my previous questions, Exo Mountain Gear is American made in Boise, Idaho. These packs are extremely versatile, undoubtedly reliable, and by far the most comfortable pack I have ever worn. With the quality of the build, you can tell there was a group of dedicated individuals thinking about every single aspect to create the ideal pack and they have done just that. The pack has exceeded my expectations and when you finally find a pack that can cover everything you could imagine in your dream pack, that is priceless.”
Dillon Isaak, iHuntFit Marketing Coordinator