Best hunting packs are essential for transporting your gear in the field. From game bags to holsters, having the right pack can make all the difference. That’s why the experts at Hunt Alaska magazine have handpicked a selection of top-quality options. From durable cases to secure kennels, we’ve got you covered for all your hunting pack needs.

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Best Hunting Pack

BlackOvis Ovis Sacks (size Large)

These breathable, reusable game bags are made of lightweight, durable fabric. The bags are tough, won’t shrink when machine-washed, and will keep meat cool and protected from flies, dirt, and harm. One of the really cool features of these bags is that they have a 360-degree reflective strip that makes it easy to find them in the dark. The kit contains 4 quarter bags (15” x 28”), 1 meats part bag (14” x 18”), 40’ flagging tape, 2 pair latex gloves, 5’ x 3’ 1 mm plastic sheet, and a storage bag.

Stone Glacier Load Cell Bag

Best Hunting Pack

The load cell bag measures 30” tall by 15” wide by 4” deep. It has 2,500 cubic inches of capacity, is constructed of 70-denier ripstop nylon with a special silicone treatment, and weighs just 4.5 ounces. The Load Cell Dry Bag is sized specifically for the load shelf on all Stone Glacier pack frames. It’s designed to be used as a game bag to get your meat off the mountain, the tundra, or the woods. It also doubles nicely as a catch-all bag to expand pack capacity.

Stone Glacier Col 4800

Best Hunting Pack

“Born from the DNA of our popular Solo bag, the Col 4800 is a feature-rich pack designed for versatile storage across a multitude of hunts and conditions. The Col excels on archery hunts for up to five days in the backcountry, seamlessly transitions into multi-day backpack hunts in cooler conditions, and also packs enough capacity for late-season day hunts that require bulkier cold-weather gear. Thoughtful design allows the user to achieve even weight distribution when carrying a rifle or bow in addition to a tripod and spotter. The internal spotting scope pocket enables secure storage and quick access to a spotter, and multiple internal tri-slide points for adaptable storage make the Col one of the most capable and versatile packs in our line.” That is what Stone Glacier says about this pack. We’re hard pressed to say anything different, but we can add a little.

The Col 4800 bag can be attached to either the Krux or the Xcurve frames. We tested it on the Xcurve. Capacity is 4,800 cubic inches and has a ¾ zip access to the main bag. Load rating is 150 pounds. It has in internal spotting scope pocket and is compatible with most Stone Glacier accessories like the Camp Pocket or the Swing Out Pocket. However, it is not compatible with the Sky Series Lid. Like every Stone Glacier pack we’ve tested, this one is first-rate. It’s a very versatile size—not too big to be used as a late-season day pack, but roomy enough for a short multi-day hunt.

Yeti LoadOut GoBox 60 Gear Case

When you need a gear box you know will stand up to whatever you can throw at it, the Yeti name stands tall. We gave the GoBox 30 an Editors’ Choice Award a couple years ago. The larger, 60 size is just as tough with more room for more gear. Empty weight is 17.2 pounds with external dimensions of 30.0” wide x 14.8” deep x 13.4” high. It is dustproof, waterproof with an IP67 rating, virtually indestructible, and will keep all your gear safe. It comes with 1 LoadOut GoBox Caddy but can fit 3, and with 1 divider but can fit 2. The LoadOut GoBox is also available in a size 15, a smaller, but no less stout, version. Yeti LoadOut GoBoxes are available in 4 colors: king crab orange, white, charcoal, and tan.

Gunner G1 Kennel

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If you want a kennel that will last as long as your dog (longer, probably), you owe it to yourself to get a Gunner G1 Kennel. It might well be the last dog kennel you ever have to buy. These double-wall, roto-molded kennels are built like a tank and are 5-star crash tested. They also have better insulating value, so your dog will stay more comfortable whether it’s hot out or cold. They make 4 different sizes and the G1 is available in several colors. Bombproof construction means this kennel isn’t light, but it has wheels and grab handles to help you move it.

The door is stout and comes with a built-in lock. There is a drain plug in the back of the kennel, and the bottom of the kennel has large, built-in rubber feet so the kennel won’t easily slide on hard surfaces. Many accessories are available, such as tie-down straps, cold-weather door cover, and the all-weather kit 2.0. This might be the best kennel we’ve seen.

Stone Glacier Rain Cover

Best Hunting Pack

The Rain Cover comes in 3 sizes: small, medium, and large. The small cover is ideal for packs up to 3,300 cubic inches. The medium cover will fit all packs from 3,600- to 5,900 cubic inches. The large fits packs over 6,000 cubic inches. The cover is made of silicone-impregnated 30D nylon with seamless construction. Bottom shock-cord attachments secure the pack to the frame, and allow access to the pack without risk of the wind blowing the cover away. The small cover weighs 2.8 ounces, the medium weighs 3.8 ounces, and the large weighs 4.2 ounces including the stuff pouch. These covers are much more durable and easier to use than the trash bags some people use to try to keep their packs dry.