BadLands 2200 Back Pack Review, Hunting Pack

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BadLands 2200 Back Pack Review, Hunting Pack


Basic Description of Pack:
Capacity: 2310 Weight: 6 lbs 4 oz
Rifle: Yes Bow: Yes
Comp: 10 Pockets: 5
Zip-No: No Bladder Size: 95
Colors: AP and MAX-1
Frame: T-6 aircraft aluminium
Main compartment rear access
Adjustable rifle boot


Editor: Utah Jake


Story:
I purchased my first Badlands 2200 pack in 2008. One of my hunting buddies buys a new pack every year, so I decided to take advantage of the opportunity and buy his old one. I shouldn’t even call it old; he’d only had it for a year. It was practically brand new, and he sold it to me for fifty bucks! I knew what the pack retailed for, so for me it was like hitting the jackpot. A few of the zippers, and one of the buckles were broken, but they have a lifetime warranty so I took it up to their shop in Salt Lake, UT and a week later I had a fully functional hunting pack for a fraction of the cost. Right away I was impressed, not only with their warranty, but also with their customer service. They were fast and friendly, and made every effort possible to keep me, their customer happy.

Over the next four years I used that pack more times than I can even remember. I lost track of how many hunting trips I took it on, and how many deer and elk I packed out with it. I loved the fact that I could load it with enough gear, including my spotting scope and tripod to last a full day, strap my bow or rifle on the back, and have room to spare. Not only does it have more than enough room for a full day of hunting anywhere you are willing to go, it is incredibly comfortable. Even when loaded with a hundred pounds of deer or elk meat the weight is dispersed evenly so that you don’t feel any excessive pressure on any specific area of your back, shoulders, or hips. It fits the contour of my back perfectly.

In 2009 I hiked in two miles on a muzzle loader mule deer hunt in southern Utah. I had my pack loaded with plenty of water, food, hunting equipment, rain gear, and everything I needed to reload my muzzle loader a handful of times. That morning I shot a decent sized 4 point buck. After quartering the deer and boning it out, I was able to fit the entire deer and all of my equipment into the pack and make it back to the truck in one trip. Don’t get me wrong… It was very heavy, but the pack fits so well, and disperses the weight so evenly that it was actually quite comfortable considering the amount of weight I was packing.

The Badlands 2200 is available in Realtree Hardwood or Max 1 camo. It is the most comfortable hunting pack I have every used, and I’ve used a lot of packs! It is incredibly functional. I love the fact that you can access the main compartment from the front side or the back side of the pack. The newer model has a few improvements as well. They have changed the small outside pocket, making it more usable for accessories such as cameras, gloves, snacks, and head lamps. They have also added a pouch that folds out of a hidden compartment so you can strap on a rifle. When you strap your bow on it holds it incredibly secure. It doesn’t shake or move around at all, even when you’re riding down a rocky trail on your wheeler or motor bike.

I was so impressed with the Badlands 2200 that when it came time for a new pack this year, I chose to go with the exact same pack. It’s my favorite hunting pack hands down, and I would highly recommend it to anyone! In my opinion it’s the best hunting pack on the market.


What they could do better
With outstanding quality and an unbeatable warranty, there’s not a whole lot they could do to improve this hunting pack. I had some trouble with the zippers on the old model, but so far I haven’t had any problems with my new one. I’ve probably used it fifty times so far this year during the preseason scouting and archery elk hunt, and this pack taken the abuse without any problem at all. The only thing I think they could improve on is making the zippers on the main compartment a little quieter. The zipper on the small outside compartment is waterproof and very quiet, but the large zippers on the main compartment are a little noisy.


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Comments

  1. I really like the 2200 pack. It is great for hauling meat.
    I have used it on several deer hunts.

  2. I like the 2200. I have used it a lot, It has been a ok pack. I have had to get the zippers and a couple buckles replaced, today is the fourth time. It get costly to ship the pack to them, then have to pay them to ship it back. I will not buy another one.

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  3. I have both the 2200 and the super day pack and love them both. I bought them for elk hunting and intended on using the super day for my shorter hunts but ended up using the 2200 more. The main reason is that it is capable of packing out heavy loads. When your way the heck back in and you don’t want to have to make more trips that necessary this pack is great. My feeling was that if I shot a bull I didn’t want to have to walk out to get my pack to talk back in and so on.

    It is a comfortable pack and the access zipper in the back rest is great when you don’t want to take off the pack. I do think that the pocket situation is a little skimpy but I got over it. Unfortunately, my Nikon spotting scope does not fit in the flap compartment that is intended for such use. That does not make it any less of a great idea or feature though. Something small like a Vortex Razor HD would most likely fit.

    It really showed it’s worth when I shot my bull and loaded it u. Even weight distribution and solid feel. It handles a hide quarter just fine. I later used it to help pack out a mule deer and put two hind quarters and back straps on with much the same results.

    I really like it you guys did a great write up and I share your 5 star rating.

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