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Commander X + Pack
Complete system for the backcountry hunter
Big Game
Coyote Brown
Veil Cervidae
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The Commander X + Pack is a complete system for the multi day backcountry hunter. The combination of an internal frame meat hauling pack with a detachable 4000 cu in pack bag offers the ability to pack in gear to a spike camp and haul out meat when the task is completed. The Commander X frame has lashing system that incorporates a compressed wing system and a lower shelf to secure loads to the frame. The pack bag can then be reattached with a series of compression straps over the load. When the meat-hauling frame is not needed the pack bag attaches to the frame with zippers for a secure fit to the frame for a comfortable carry. The frame is comprised of dual aluminum stays with channeled high-density polyethylene frame for rigid carry.
  • 1680D Nylon Ballistic and Robic™ Nylon Fabrics for unmatched strength
  • Pack bag attaches to frame with zippers or compression straps when frame is loaded
  • Improved waist belt includes pockets, anti-sway straps and accommodates clip-style holsters
  • Improved side fleece-lined spotting scope pocket with large opening for easy access
  • LED light included with pack
  • Rifle and bow drop-down pocket
  • Top loading with spindrift collar
  • Top pocket converts to a fanny pack
  • Front pocket can be removed for extra gear
  • Extra-large lower door - #10 zipper
  • Internal horizontal divider
  • Side pockets
  • Hydration pocket and port
  • Rain cover included
  • Fabric: Veil™ Cervidae or Coyote Brown
  • Torso Range: 17"–21"
  • Capacity: 4000 in³ / 66L
  • Frame Weight: 5 lbs. 3 oz.
  • Pack Bag Weight: 4 lbs.
  • Total Weight: 9 lbs. 3 oz.
Product Number
ItemProduct Number
Commander X plus Pack Coyote Brown9994710
Commander X plus Pack Cervidae9994160
Customer Reviews
The Commander X + Pack has been rated 17 times.
4.5 out of 5 stars
Great pack

I've been using this pack for 2.5 yrs. I've packed out multiple animals with it (mule deer / antelope). I've hunted elk, deer, and antelope. I've used it from camping/scouting trips, day hunts, and week long backcountry hunts. It works great.

Pros: cost, versatility, adjustable.

Cons: weight, hip belt padding.

The biggest misconception about this pack that I've heard multiple times is that you cant adjust the torso length. You can. In fact Alps provides a poly sheet to break the hook/loop which allows you to adjust the torso length (like kuiu packs). The only big con is the somewhat lacking hip belt padding. It's not a huge deal but for loads over 70lbs more padding would be nice. It's a little heavy unloaded too, but for the price great.

Almost that time of the year

After reading into tons of reviews on this plus many others, and having an Exo pack in an online shopping cart. I pulled the trigger on the Commander X. Was originally looking at the tan bag but the cammo one got restocked! It sounds like the brown one was made out of a louder fabric. The cammo version is dead quiet and soft. Extremely durable from what I could tell. Roughly pulled on all the components and was impressed on the construction. However the internal frame is a bit flimsy. Should be good to pack out a heavy load, but I previously owned the LL Bean Carryall which was almost an Identical meat haller frame (google it) and it's twice as rigid. However the shoulder straps weren't adjustable, the Commander X definitely wins in the adjustability aspect. It should be perfect for a 4 to 6 day backpacking hunt. I have a good feeling you won't find anything better at this price point. Trust me I Looked!

Not for Archery

Bought this for ELK Archery Hunting last season. The idea is nice, but it has many flaws:
1.) it squeaks...EVERYWHERE. I thought it was buckles, but it's not those. It's mostly where the straps cross. and the internal frame squeaks too. I put sticks between the straps to keep them from rubbing. $350 backpack and my buddies are laughing at me (and don't want to be anywhere near me) cuz they're rocking dead silent cheap packs. (one a badlands and the other a tenzing)
2.) It's material is not for stalkers. Any branch you duck under or brush against will scrape, loudly.
3.) There are a ton of straps, which is great when you need to pack an elk out. However, most of the time you're spending way too much time figuring out how to put the damn thing back together when all you wanted was to get to something, like some trail mix or a bandage for a small cut out. It goes together okay when you have the main pack, but when you're actually hunting, you'll only take the frame and it is not ergonomic. (does this flap or that flap go first?...where does this buckle connect? ...why does this one have no buckle at all? ...why are these zippers exposed?)
4.) the fanny pack is a joke/gimmic
5.) zippers are loud and the space between the hip pockets and the packet is not large enough for a sidearm. Fits bear spray well though.
6.) Bottom is not as big as you might think. I can fit my sleeping bag in, but not my bed roll
7.) The top sticks up high above your shoulders. If you duck under something, it will get caught.
8.) The water bag holder isn't very deep and my bladder was exposed out the top while hunting (frame only)., so what did I like about it:

1.) It is comfy. I hiked 10-15 miles over tough terrain every day for 6 days and never had any pinching, pressure points, sores, or anything. Very comfortable. (and I have degeyotnerative disks)
2.) Like the coyote brown color.
3.) Hiking in, when you don't care about noise, it holds a lot.
4.) the frame is light
5.) it's good material that will last a long time, but that's probably why it's so loud.

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