Tales from the trail
Packs, Bags, and Gear for Fall Outings
Fall’s a great time for rambling! The woods are filling with color, the bugs are (mostly) gone, the temps are more comfortable, hunting and gathering are in season, it’s a great time to grab a trusty pack and get out into the field!
Cool Camping Hacks No Matter the Season
Camping isn’t seasonal. Only your will to conquer it is. 4-Season Camping Many people equate...
I received the Isle Royale Jr. one month ago and had the chance to test it 3 times:
- First Time: I used it as a normal tracking backpack for a long walk (9 hours and 3300 ft. of elevation gain). That was to test the waist belt and sternum strap with the backpack full loaded. I found it very comfortable and didn't miss my "modern" backpack (even if lighter). I also put trekking poles on one side using the integrated compression cord. The important is to put soft things, inside the backpack, against your back. It will be much better while walking.
- Second/Third time: normal bushcraft activity. Full of gear and no more then 2 hours walking to get into the woods to the camp (with wool blanket at the bottom)
I'm very happy with this :-) Looking forward for my next adventure!!
Quality is great. For a person that is 6’ tall, it doesn’t allow for the waist belt option to be used really. It would go around my stomach area. Other then that I’m happy with it. Going to do a bit of custom work to suet my needs, but great. My packing partner is also going to make a purchase as well after seeing mine. Thank you.
Get what you pay for, high quality, simplistic bag with sturdy materials. Buy it once, this bag will last a lifetime, and I’ll pass on to my son.
My husband loves it!
Very pleased with the quality and design of this backpack!! I have always said- you get what you pay for, and it is definitely worth what I have paid. Highly recommend it, if you are looking for this kind of backpack.