Hunters Element Arete Bag 25L - Stone GreenRegular price $199.99
BAG ONLY - FRAME NOT INCLUDED
ABOUT THE ARETE PACK SYSTEM
The Arete Pack System is a different concept that changes how hunting packs are viewed. The Arete is a modular system that allows you to change between packs with one single frame/harness. There are two major advantages to this.
The first is that it allows you to significantly reduce the amount of bulk and weight you have to carry. This makes carrying multiple packs into camp a much more viable option. You can now pack in all your gear in your big pack, set up camp, pull out your day bag, and swap this onto the harness for hunting. Because the majority of weight and bulk in any pack is in the frame/harness, the pack body itself can squash down very small in the bottom of your main bag.
The second main advantage is the ability to expand any of the packs. Because the pack body can come away from the frame/harness, it is possible to fit extra gear between the two. Most importantly this has been designed this way to carry heavy meat from a successful hunt. The ‘Meat Shelf’ is built into the frame/harness, so every Arete setup allows you to pack meat out in this manner. This meat shelf is far more effective and comfortable than carrying meat stuffed into the bottom of your pack or over your shoulders. It allows you strap the meat tight to the frame with an even distribution of bulk and weight that won’t sway or move, and it means that this weight is kept closest to your spine where strength and balance are dramatically optimized. It also means that you don’t have to ditch gear out or your pack to make room for the meat.
ABOUT THE 25L
The 25L is designed for standard day hunting excursions when packing requirements are light to medium. Enough room to fit lunch, water, a jacket, ammo, etc. This is the perfect size for packing into camp, inside your big 75L bag, then switching it over for your daily hunting missions.
The profile has been shaped to be tall and shallow, so the weight is shared more evenly along the length of your back, and so when scrambling underbrush and branches there is less bulk sticking up to snag and catch.
The 25 houses a large main compartment with an internal water bladder pocket inside. It also has a mid-sized outer pocket that houses four internal pockets to organize smaller gear. Strong webbing bands have been added to the front face and bottom of the pack for additional gear attachment as well if required.
The pack body has an integrated rifle scabbard that can accommodate almost all hunting rifle lengths sizes and barrel widths up to that of a standard magnum suppressor. The scabbard is located at the back of the pack (closest to the frame/your back) to keep the weight closest to your spine and to minimize sway. The benefit of having two free hands in steep and challenging country can make a massive difference and should not be underestimated, particularly in open country when shots are less likely to be close-quarter surprises, and when overhanging branches are less of a hassle. When not in use the scabbard foot can be neatly tucked away back up inside the pack body.
It's available in two fabric options. First, the Desolve® Veil™ camouflage option is made from Hydrafuse™ StealthSHELL™ fabric which is softer and quieter for more close-quarter hunting scenarios where noise and stealth are priorities. Second, the Stone Green option is made from an extra-durable Cordura® fabric which is 2x more durable, and suited to a rugged open country where stealth is not as important but the ground it will be dumped on is harder and more abrasive.
A hidden, blaze orange, rain-cover is tucked away in a pocket at the bottom of the pack for when the weather sets in or when you want to be seen.
The 25L Arete Pack body is part of the Arete Pack System. It fits the interchangeable Arete Pack System Frame, this frame is required for use.
Find the Arete Frame here
- 25-litre capacity
- Available in Desolve® Veil™, Hydrafuse™ StealthSHELL™ fabric, or Stone Green Cordura® fabric.
- Quick access integrated rifle scabbard
- 5 accessory pockets
- Water bladder compatible
- Duraflex® Hardware
- YKK® Zips
- Blaze orange rain cover included
- Weight: 2.49kg (total weight of bag and frame)