Stone Glacier Sky Talus 6900 Review
By Justin Crossley, Rokslide Staff
The Sky Talus 6900 is a full featured backcountry pack designed for everything from day trips in 4000 C.I. bivy mode to expedition trips of 7+ days. It features a 6400 C.I. main bag and a 500 C.I. removable lid. The volume can be increased even more with the load shelf to over 8000 C.I. for those long excursions or when packing out your animal on a successful hunting trip. The bag features four external pockets and attach points for multiple internal pockets when more organization is desired. The waist belt is also designed for the attachment of belt pouches or holsters, etc.
KIFARU Reckoning Backpack Review
By Jordan Budd, Rokslide Staff
Besides being 100% made in the USA, one of the coolest and most attractive things about Kifaru is the number of bags they have for different situations. All are designed by true backpack hunters for real hunting styles and scenarios. Another huge point I'd like to make is the quality of Kifaru customer service. Every time you call in you're talking to people that know the product inside and out. I've also heard numerous positive reviews of Aron Snyder, Kifaru's Chief Designer, answering questions and calling guys back after hours, during the weekend, and even on the side of a mountain. You can't get that anywhere else.
SJK Bounty 2.0 Backpack Review
by Matt Cashell, Rokslide Staff
The day was cloudy and bitingly cold. My son James was shivering in his boots, but still peeking through his binoculars to the expanse of snowy burn below us. At 12-years old, this was his first year chasing elk. We had hiked about four miles in calf-high snow that morning, and finally setup the spotter on a rocky point we refer to as "the glassing spot." I had already been picking apart the tumbled mess of sticks for about a half an hour when I realized my fingers were going numb.
EXO 1500 Horn Hauler
By Ross Russell, Rokslide Staff
Shed hunting as an activity has increased 10-fold in the last two decades and companies are seeing a marketing opportunity specific to this activity. EXO Mountain Gear out of Boise, Idaho recently introduced the EXO 1500 Horn Hauler Batwing Pack. After one quick internet search, I was all in to use it for spring elk shed hunting in Idaho. So when Rokslide was able to secure an EXO 1500, I had my hand up first and soon the pack was on my front porch.