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    Bumbag suggestions

    Hi Guys,

    I am looking for a bumbag as an upgrade to the huge tussock bag ( Matuku bag from H&F )that I currently have.
    I am ideally looking for a pack that:

    • Has handy pockets – and lots of them – so I can grab more ammo, gps etc etc easily
    • Is expandable to carry meat/rabbits as needed – or can be combined with a pikau or something like the Swazi stag bag - Stag Bag - SWAZI.
    • Is durable and quiet

    Ones I have looked at are:

    • Badlands Monster - Badlands Monster
    • Stoney Creek 7 Pocket (is it still made?) Deadeye Dicks - Stoney Creek
    • Hunters Element Saddle Pack Saddle Pack


    Are there any others out there that are decent and will suit those needs?


    Cheers,
    Scott.

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    Trouble with bum bags is they end up sliding off your waist and/or pull your pants down.
    You can use suspenders to hold them up, or do what I did and sew some clips onto the bum bag and onto my hydro bladder. Used a small bit of strapping from 1 of the kids old school bags. Clips cost less than a dollar each.
    Most expensive bit was getting the Mrs to sew the clips on for me.

    Here's a couple of pics to show what I did.


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    Sitka Gear - Ascent 8 Bumbag in Optifade Open Country

    would be interested to see what these Sitka ones are like

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    You mean apart from being expensive
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    I have a Ridgeline one. First one a couple of the zips fell apart the first time I used it. They replaced it with no hassles, the second one lasted a bit longer but one of the zips has fallen apart too. Don't buy a ridgeline one unless you like fixing zips and crappy half-assed stitching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoped View Post
    Sitka Gear - Ascent 8 Bumbag in Optifade Open Country

    would be interested to see what these Sitka ones are like
    If its Sitka, it will be good

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    I like my monster. Shoulder Straps good. Never had a sweaty back since i started using it. Not cheap, but they guarantee and mine well made. Holds 18 litres, and straps galore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GravelBen View Post
    I have a Ridgeline one. First one a couple of the zips fell apart the first time I used it. They replaced it with no hassles, the second one lasted a bit longer but one of the zips has fallen apart too. Don't buy a ridgeline one unless you like fixing zips and crappy half-assed stitching.
    Dont buy ridgeline period!


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    twin needle is making a hunting belt worth a look well made gear

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    I have the badlands monster - great with the shoulder harness - carries heaps

    I use it as my day walk around

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    Quote Originally Posted by sometimes View Post
    twin needle is making a hunting belt worth a look well made gear
    I've tried looking for them on the 'net - is there a link to the belt at all?

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    I've got the Stoney Creek one that expands out to be a pack and I like it - just dip the zip slider tags in epoxy/araldite so that they don't rattle

    I take it out everytime I go hunting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Just looked at the video for the Big Bear - it is very modular - looks really quite good. The only thing that it seems to be really missing is better pockets on the belt itself.

    A great item though, and half the price of the Monster...

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    Just found Tenzing packs I see now that there is a whole lot more choice than I thought there was!

 

 

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