Welcome to the 2023 head-to-head backpack test. It is a no-nonsense backpack showdown! In this test, I dive straight into the world of backpacks, putting them to the test, and providing you with the essential details you need to choose the right one for your adventures. No frills, no fuss—just the facts about the top contenders and the rigorous tests they endured. Let’s get right to it.

The Packs

In this head-to-head battle, we’ve got the Kifaru Bedlam, Stone Glacier Sky 5900, Sitka Mountain Hauler 6200, EXO Mountain Gear K4 5000, Mystery Ranch Sawtooth 45, Badlands MRK-2, ALPS Elite 3800, and Blacks Creek Thrive 2800.

The Tests
  • Fabric Noise Assessment: Can you sneak up on your prey or are you a walking “shhh” machine?
  • Pack Load Out Speed: Time it takes to load a meat bag into a backpack full of gear – who’s got the fastest pack?
  • Shooting With Pack On: Precision matters, will these packs hinder your shot?
  • Waterproof Evaluation: Will your gear stay dry when the rain pours?
  • Load Capacity: Who can stay up on your hips and carry it all without breaking?

It’s a showdown you won’t want to miss! So, grab your popcorn, sit back, and let’s dive into the world of backpacks like never before. Don’t forget to like, subscribe, and hit that notification bell so you won’t miss a single test!

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