The latest hunting packs for carrying the essentials on your forays afield
To find the right pack, consider how you’ll be using it, and exactly what you need to carry.
Look for a pack that holds the amount of gear needed for your trip, with extra space for your harvest. Daypacks have a capacity of 15 to 40 litres, while overnight packs range from 40 to 75 litres; expedition packs go from 75 to more than 100 litres.
Choose a pack that matches your torso length. The straps should meet the bag a few inches below your shoulders, with little gap between the strap and your back. The waist belt should sit on your hip bone, where it takes 80 per cent of the weight; it typically needs to be tightly cinched.