3 thoughts on “Eberlestock X2 Pack w/FlexChassis Help, Hide Open Rock Veil X2HK

  1. Tony
    16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Eberlestock X2 Day pack, October 1, 2011
    By 
    Tony (Morgan Hill, Ca.) –

    This review is from: Eberlestock X2 Hunting BagPack
    This pack is my 6th hunting pack, I usually update every 3 to 5 years. This one is my latest and my favorite up to now. My last one was a Kelty Arrowhead 2000 which was a frame-less pack. I liked it so much it was used the most, until now. The X2 is now my go to pack with the ability to pack out more meat then the Kelty could. The X2 employes an aluminum frame and a strap system which allows it to carry a meat bag with ease, Two 100oz hydration bags, lots of lash points for added pouches from Eberlestock or any Molle pouches. The rock camo is nice for my area, just wish it had a built in rain cover like my Kelty does. The frame gets noisy so you my want to apply tape to the metal frame. The pockets have a short clip for hooking the hydration bags but it’s to long to work right. I had to fashion a short loop out of para-cord to correct this downfall. All in all a great design which I wish I had years ago, would have made hauling deer out easier..You can even attach a rifle scabbard or a bow holder to it. The main bag is rated at 1800 to 2000ci but it could hold way more then my Kelty ever could. Just ad the optional outside attached pockets to increase storage. The material is pretty strong and quiet. So far this day pack worked well on my three night trip using ultra lite gear. Best hunting pack yet..4 stars for the lack of built in rain cover and the not well thought out water bag holders and the noisy frame..

    Tony~

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  2. natrone
    8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Initial Impression – Really good, but not great, January 15, 2015
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    natrone

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    I just received the Eberlestock X2 in MO Infinity last night, so I haven’t had a chance to put it to hard use yet, but here’s my initial impression. My primary use for this bag is an SHTF pack/Hunting/Backpacking pack. Basically a diaper bag for a grown man. It’s technically a day pack, but packed right it will be enough for an overnight bag. My problem is that I pack way too much stuff, usually 2-3 days’ worth. Being former military transportation I’ve been stuck too many times going on a 1-day mission that turns into a week-long excursion. If I only carried the bare essentials this pack would be more than enough. Prior to this, I carried a USMC ILBE Assault Pack (see picture comparison) that was stuffed and uncomfortable as it didn’t have a load-bearing waist belt.

    I researched for 4 months prior to making this purchase. I weeded out Badlands packs – I have the Reactor and it really isn’t impressive for the cost. Tenzing looked to me like a copy-cat of Badlands. Ospreys and Arc’Teryx seem to be too thin of material to take the kind of abuse I’d like to put these through. They are built for bicyclists and light-weight hikers. I prefer heavier-duty bivouac packs. Of the Eberlestock packs, I narrowed my search to the X1, X2, X3 and X4 and J51. The J51 looked like it would hold too much for my needs/wants as a day pack and would enable me to over-pack worse than I already do. The X1, 3 and 4 were a tad smaller and screamed Spec Ops wannabe. Good looking packs, but not the impression I want to give. Additionally, the X2 comes with the frame as the others do not.

    From prior reviews I read that it was big for an 1800 cu. in. bag, which it is. I have an Osprey 1800 cu. in. bag and the main compartment of the X2 swallowed the Osprey. However the main compartment fills up fast as it is tall and narrow (front to back). The side pockets (or wing pockets) of the X2 are a little deceiving though. They will hold a good amount, but I was hoping to be able to put my dress shoes in them. I walk to work and I’m now a desk jockey, so I wear appropriate footwear to walk. While I can fit a size 11.5 shoe in each side pocket, I have difficulty closing them as my shoes are too wide. I have to secure them in the compression straps on the front of the pack. They could fit in the main compartment if I would unpack some of the extra set of work clothes and full set of camo I have in there. The pack rode well this morning, and I ran about 1/4 mile with it on the way. The load did not shift and the bag did not bounce around. With my load it weighs in around 25 lbs. I was pleased that the water bottle pockets on the side of the pack I received were the same material as the pack, not the mesh shown in the picture. These pockets easily hold a 1L/1 quart bottle.

    Overall, the pack is well-built, all the major seams appear to be triple-stitched with bar-tacking in appropriate places. The material seems tough for not being Cordura. I did not have the frame-squeak as others experienced, but then again, I’ve had the bag for 1 day. I rated this 4-stars for a couple reasons: the side pockets are supposed to hold a hydration bladder each. They are tall enough for a 100 oz. bladder, but the strap to hang the bladder from is too long, and the bladder would sag in the pocket. I would have added a single bladder sleeve against the back of the main compartment in lieu of the current design. I’ll make up for this by strapping a camelbak to the front of the pack. The second reason is the width of the pack. I would trade the side pockets for a slightly larger main compartment. The shoulder straps are wide and comfortable. The waist belt bears the load nicely, and all of the straps adjust easily on the fly. If necessary I would buy this pack again. It’s by far the best pack I’ve carried, but it’s not necessarily jaw-dropping awesome. I plan on hiking Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive this summer with my wife and 4 kids, I will carry this bag since I’m usually the family sherpa and can fit a day’s worth of food and water and jackets for a family in it. I will update afterwards.

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  3. jnthbgg
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best pack EVER!, October 23, 2014
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    jnthbgg

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    Best backpack EVER. I use this hunting in the mountains of Montana and I pack a fair amount on days where it may rain, snow or be sunny. Our weather can change in an instance. This backpack with weight in it feels great. I don’t feel it on just one point of contact it is evenly spread over the shoulders and waist. The best part is my back does not sweat at all when I am on a steep incline on a semi warm day. The only advice I would give is after 2 years of use the metal frame will squeak against the fabric. The fix is easy, wrap athletic tape around the frame that contacts the packs cloth and bam, problem fixed.

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