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Backpacks for Bowhunters from Alps Outdoorz

The Contender X and Hybrid X showcased at ATA 2020. Here's what to know.

Alps Outdoorz featured two new backpack especially designed for bowhunters — the Contender X and Hybrid X — at the annual Archery Trade Association trade show 2020 in Indianapolis.

Here’s a look:

Contender X

The ALPS OutdoorZ Extreme Contender X is the designed form the tree-stand or ground hunter.

Features/Specifications

  • Innovative self-standing L-shape frame allows you to set your pack on any flat surface
  • Unique U-shaped zipper provides extra-large, flip-down top access to the main compartment—perfect for easy gear access while hanging in your stand or sitting on the ground without losing any of your pack contents
  • Convenient organizational pocket accessible from exterior and interior of pack—keeping the essentials at your fingertips at all times
  • Molded foam suspension
  • Lycra® shoulder straps for added comfort with load lifters
  • Heavy duty fabrics used throughout
  • Fabric features Elimishield® Scent Control Technology to help eliminate scent
  • Hypalon used at stress points and extra lashing points
  • Works great to hang from tree with D-ring clip
  • Drop down pocket to carry your gun or bow securely
  • Waist belt includes pockets and can accommodate clip-style holsters
  • Rain cover included
  • Hydration pocket with two side-outlet hydration ports
  • Lower side mesh pockets with compression straps
  • Multiple interior mesh pockets for organizing gear
  • Weight: 4 lbs. 13 oz.
  • Capacity: 1850 in³ / 30L

Hybrid X

The highly versatile Hybrid X is a Western-inspired pack, offering all the conveniences of a day pack while providing the function of a meat hauler.


Features/Specifications

  • Molded foam suspension
  • Lycra® shoulder straps for added comfort with load lifters
  • 1680D Nylon Ballistic and Robic™ Nylon for unmatched strength
  • Fabric features Elimishiled® Scent Control Technology to help eliminate scent
  • Hypalon used at stress points
  • Pack back attaches to frame with a series of compression straps
  • Dual aluminum stays with channeled high density polyethylene frame
  • Frame features shelf and compressed wing-style pockets, allowing you to haul small and large loads
  • Rifle and bow drop-down pocket
  • Waist belt includes pockets, anti-sway straps, and accommodates clip-style holster
  • Top loading pack
  • Front pocket provides direct access to main compartment
  • Hydration pocket and port
  • Rain cover included
  • Pack bag weight: 1 lb. 13 oz.
  • Frame weight: 4 lbs. 5 oz.
  • Total weight: 6 lbs. 3 oz.
  • Capacity: 45L / 2750 in³

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