ALPS OutdoorZ Elite Pack System Wins Petersen’s Hunting Editor’s Choice Award

NEW HAVEN, Mo. – ALPS OutdoorZ, the leading manufacturer of extreme duty hunting backpacks and outdoor gear, is pleased to announce that the new ALPS OutdoorZ Elite Pack system has received top honors from the editors of Petersen’s Hunt2022 Annual Team Issue. Editors selected the Elite pack for the lauded Editor’s Choice Award as the leading pack choice for extreme backcountry hunting.

The new ALPS Elite pack system builds on the company’s Extreme series of award-winning frame packs with refinements to better support the “go hard, go light” open-country hunter. The frame, for example, has been redesigned with a high-performance thermoplastic compound to be 30% lighter while increasing strength by 30%. Combined with the Elite contoured lumbar design, quiet and breathable 3D air mesh suspension, non-slip lumbar pad, and custom configurable shoulder straps and load management tie-down system, the Elite Pack system represents the apex in backcountry ergonomics, high performance and light weight. packages

The Elite system is made up of one frame and two pack combinations: the Elite frame and a 1,800 or 3,800 cubic inch volume pack bag. The Elite frame can also be purchased as a stand-alone solution for game transport duties or combined with separately available 1800 and 3800 pack bags. By offering the Elite frame and packs separately or as a frame/pack unit, it adds the modularity serious hunters need to adapt to changing needs and hunting conditions.

Features common to all Elite package systems include:

  • Water resistant PU coated 500D Cordura material
  • MOLLE belt with removable pockets
  • Load Lifters and Anti Sway Belt Straps
  • Two extension tie down straps
  • Removable shoulder straps with 6-position torso adjustment
  • The pack bag is attached to the frame with a series of compression straps
  • Full access main compartment zipper
  • Five mesh organization pockets inside the spacious main compartment.
  • Drop down pocket for rifle and bow
  • Three compression pockets
  • Two side and one top compression straps
  • Integrated rain protection

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About ALPS brands:

Beginning in 1993 with the establishment of ALPS Mountaineering, ALPS Brands is a continuously growing and expanding group of companies dedicated to the development and manufacture of high-quality, performance-driven outdoor products. Today, the ALPS Brands family of companies consists of ALPS Mountaineering, ALPS OutdoorZ, Cedar Ridge, Browning Camping, and Hunting Blinds. ALPS OutdoorZ, the hunting gear moniker for ALPS Brands, made its mark several years ago by offering packs specifically designed for remote wilderness hunting. Today, ALPS OutdoorZ products cover everything from day and expedition packs to waterfowl blinds and turkey vests, plus furniture, gun cases and sleeping bags. ALPS OutdoorZ items are sold and distributed at the best camping, backpacking and outdoor retailers throughout the US and Canada. For more information, visit www.