Bison Gear "First Trip Explorer"
Part 1: Initial impressions.
Received my Bison Gear pack today and right out of the box I was impressed. I will start by saying after going over every inch of this setup I'm convinced its far and above the best Bushcraft and hunting pack i have ever seen.
Croatoan has talked many times and reviewed his Bison Gear as well which is where i learned of them. Talked directly with Angelo the owner of the company and what a great guy. Placed my order and 3 days later here it is as promised.
This one is in natural hemp which Angelo "antiqued" with a coffee and wine mixture. The webbing is green and all the buckles and snaps in black. Overall the construction is bullet proof. The materials are all heavy duty and well stitched. For the complete specs click here: http://www.bisongearonline.com/page/page/2957669.htm
So lets get on with the pictures!
The hemp material may look dirty but its not...thats the coffee antiquing.
The shoulder and hip padding is very generous and comfortable.
The left hip has a zipper pocket...big zippers with nylon pull attached easy to manipulate with gloves on.
The right side on a normal model would have another pouch but this one has these two webbing pieces with snaps. Angelo had originally made this one for himself and wanted a place to put a knife sheath, gun holster or similar on the hip. The snaps are directional...they only pull off one way so they are very secure.