Exo Mountain Gear K3500
by Darren Choate, Editor In Chief
The Exo Mountain Gear K3500 is a highly adaptable pack constructed from 500d Cordura and 420d Diamond Ripstop. Its standard 3500 cubic inches makes it perfect for day hunting, while its extended capacity of 4200 cubic inches makes it a contender for extended-stay hunting trips too. The K2 Titanium frame provides vertical rigidity, while allowing it to move with you laterally. Best of all, the frame has a built-in shelf that offers an extra 2500 cubic inches of capacity between the pack and the frame, specifically designed for meat hauling.
At 5.1 pounds (empty), the overall weight of the pack is not too heavy. Expanded, the overall dimensions of the bag are 8″ x 11.5″ x 36″, which offers plenty of storage. Specifically, the K3500 has a total of 14 different compression straps to keep loads secure, full length pockets larger gear items, and external stretch pockets for ease of access to smaller gear items. The pack is offered in three belt sizes (Small 29-33″, Medium 34-36″, Large 37″ +) and three colors (Coyote, Multicam, Ranger) to meet the needs of even the most finicky of hunters.
- Roll top closure
- Water Bladder sleeve
- Zippered access to front stretch pocket
- Floating Lid
- Angled lower side pockets so you can access while wearing the pack
- 20? Side zipper for quick main bag access
- 20? Side zipper access to front stretch pocket
- Hydration bladder compatible
Cost: $549.99 – $574.99
Darren is the Founder of Western Whitetail. Prior to his career in the outdoors, Darren served as an Airman in the US Air Force. As a freelancer, his articles have been published online and featured in magazines such as Western Whitetail, Western Hunter, Quality Whitetails, Cabela’s Outfitter Journal, Fur-Fish-Game, and Rocky Mountain Game & Fish Magazine. Additionally, Darren spent time as the Editor In Chief of Whitetail Journal, Bowhunting World, Predator Xtreme, Archery Business, and Hunting Retailer magazines with Grand View Outdoors. He is a voting member and supporter of the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA). Although he lives in elk and Coues country, Darren enjoys hunting across the country and writing about his experiences.