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NEW HAVEN, Mo. – ALPS OutdoorZ, the leading manufacturer of rugged hunting gear and backpacks for big game hunters, announces a new backpack and frame system developed for extreme backcountry hunters. The new Elite ultralight modular frame and cargo bags address the needs of hunters who require a lightweight system that can reliably and comfortably transport meat and gear through the harshest terrain and weather conditions.
The Elite System centers around the all-new Elite frame, which improves structural integrity by approximately 30 percent, providing a lighter, stronger pack frame. Additionally, this new frame reaches higher benchmarks of performance and ergonomics thanks to an adjustable torso length, fully adjustable load risers, contoured lumbar support, anti-sway belt, and a quiet and breathable 3D air mesh suspension with a lumbar anti-slip. pad.
The Elite system is designed so that the frame can be used as a stand-alone solution for transporting meat and wraps. A large front cargo panel and two side panels feature buckled compression straps that allow the hunter to properly balance and secure heavy loads without moving. Additionally, the loaded Elite frame can accommodate one of two Elite Pack bags, which use compression straps to secure the frame over the top of the meat load. This allows the hunter the option to pack their game and gear in one trip.
Two-pack bags are offered with the Elite system. For short trips or ultralight bivouacs, there’s the Elite 1800 Pack Bag, weighing in at 1 lb., 12 oz. with the included rain cover and drop down weapon pocket. For multi-day backcountry trips, the Elite 3800 backpack is the optimal choice. This pack has a capacity of 3,800 cubic inches, a weight of 2 pounds, 7 ounces with the rain cover, drop down pocket, and spotting scope pocket on the outside of the pack bag.
Both the Elite 1800 and Elite 3800 backpacks are intelligently designed to meet the specific needs of backcountry hunters. The main compartment, for example, features zippers along both sides of the pack so that the compartment can be fully exposed to access items anywhere in the pack without having to “reach” and pull out gear (unlike typical top-loading bags). ). Inside the main compartment there are five mesh pockets to keep smaller items organized and within easy reach. Additionally, the bags feature a zippered top compartment for storing quick-access items and three exterior stretch-fabric pockets with buckle adjustment straps to secure larger, more cumbersome items. Integrated into the bottom of the backpack bags is a quick-deploy waterproof cover and drop-down pocket that allows the hunter to secure their bow or rifle for hands-free hiking and climbing.
The Elite frame and cargo bags credit their “adventure-ready” lightness and strength to 500D Cordura fabric. This lightweight material is exceptionally strong and abrasion resistant and is PU coated to be highly water resistant and quick drying.
The Elite system is available in the following configurations:
- Elite Frame MSRP: $299.99
- Elite 1800 Bag Pack MSRP: $149.99
- Elite 3800 Bag Pack MSRP: $199.99
- Elite Frame + 1800 MSRP Bundle Bag: $499.99
- Elite Frame + 3800 Pack Bag MSRP: $499.99
For more information on the new Elite Frame and Pack Bag system or other innovative hunting solutions from ALPS OutdoorZ, visit http://www.alpsoutdoorz.com/.
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 includes 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 designed specifically 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. alpsoutdoorz.com.