New Women’s Pack for Extreme Line 2017
When it was time to design and manufacture the best packs on the market ALPS OutdoorZ didn’t take the challenge lightly. They use only premium materials and components, adjustable and extremely comfortable suspension systems and include features that support a variety of hunting activities and scenarios.
“No matter if you’re a male or female hunter, a comfortable pack that fits well is important to an enjoyable and successful hunt. Being a female hunter, I’ve had to deal with the limited pack options that are currently available to women. We recognized a hole in the market for a performance-driven, female-specific hunting pack and the next expansion to the Extreme line became clear.” said Sarah Beth Brune, ALPS marketing manager.
“After recognizing the need for a quality women’s pack, we knew we wanted to develop a pack that had the ability to haul out meat, had plenty of space for gear and better fit the female frame. We’re very fortunate to have a well-rounded team of both male and female hunters on our product development team and we relied heavily on the input and suggestions of our female team members. The Monarch X is a pack for women developed by women,” said Zach Scheidegger, ALPS product manager.
Looking to bring their signature brand of quality designs and features to the first women-specific, western-oriented daypack in the Extreme line, ALPS OutdoorZ proudly announces the Monarch X.
The Monarch X is a daypack/meat-hauler hybrid pack that can be used as a standard daypack, and also gives the user the option to haul out meat after a successful harvest with the built-in stowaway meat shelf. The shoulder straps and waist belt are designed to better fit the female frame more comfortably than a standard hunting pack. Utilizing 1680D nylon ballistics fabric throughout, and featuring Hypalon built into the lashing and stress points, this pack is unmatched in strength and durability. Dual aluminum stays help distribute the weight evenly and comfortably, while Lycra shoulder straps with built-in load lifters and a molded foam waist belt are used to ensure the most comfortable fit possible. The waist belt includes quick access pockets on both sides, anti-sway straps and accommodates clip-style holsters. The waist belt also features an improved design, implementing a buckle design for easier adjustability. The Monarch X features four compartments: two fleece-lined side wing pockets (perfect for spotting scopes, optics, or a tripod/shooting stick), one front organizational pocket and the main pocket. The Monarch X also has multiple compression straps, including lower bedding straps, and comes with additional extension lashing straps for when the need arises. A hydration pocket and port are included in the design, as is a drop-down rifle or bow pocket that allows the user to carry their rifle or bow hands-free. A built-in rain cover is also included.
Monarch X Features:
- Designed to fit a woman’s frame with contoured shoulders straps, smaller waist belt and shorter torso length
- Molded foam suspension
- Lycra® shoulder straps for added comfort with load lifters
- 1680D Nylon Ballistic Fabric used throughout pack for unmatched strength
- Hypalon used at stress points and extra lashing points
- Built-in stow-away meat shelf
- Multiple compression straps including lower bedding straps
- Extension lashing straps included
- Side fleece-lined wing pockets with large opening for spotting scope and additional gear. Wing pocket dimensions: 18″ x 6″ x 2″
- Rifle or bow drop-down pocket
- Shooting stick and tripod holder inside wing pockets
- Front organizational pocket
- Hydration pocket and port
- Unique waist belt design includes pockets, anti-sway straps and accommodates clip-style holsters
- Dual aluminum stays
- Rain cover included
To learn more about the brand new, women’s Monarch X, and all of the products in the ALPS OutdoorZ Extreme line, please visit http://outdoorz.alpsbrands.com/products/extreme.
Wes White represents the collective — yet individual — voice of the Western Whitetail editorial staff.