Gear Updates: Vorn Deer 42L Backpack - Realtree XtraBy Nik Maxwell
- 14th Sep, 2020 Sep 14, 2020, 1:48 PM
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Most gear reviews will typically provide an overview of the product combined with a single field test. However, the real value in gear is how well it lasts over an extended period of time.
As a writer, who is fortunate to get the opportunity to review a wide range of products, it makes sense to provide updates on how that gear has performed. So let's kick things off with an item I use for 90% of my hunting and shooting.
Over the last 2 years I have used the Vorn Deer 42L extensively as my primary hunting pack. Throughout this time, I have used the pack on 4-day hunting excursions throughout the Kaimanawa and Kaweka Ranges, overnight trips in the Kaimais as well as dozens of morning and evening hunts in the Papamoa Hills.
Overall, the Vorn Deer has performed extremely well and its 42l capacity is the near perfect size for trips of up to 4 days in duration.
“I can confidently recommend the Vorn Deer 42L for multi-day hunting trips as well as general outdoor use.”
The quick release rifle (QRR) scabbard works flawlessly and its position directly behind your back provides good balance. It is comfortable to carry and the harness has ample adjustment. It’s minimalist exterior reduces catching and getting caught on scrub.
The stitching has held up well with only one very minor area pulling apart near the pack lid. This does not affect the integrity of the pack in any way.
I can confidently recommend the Vorn Deer 42L for multi-day hunting trips as well as general outdoor use. It is a very good piece of equipment and remains my go-to pack for the majority of my hunting.
I'll be publishing regular updates on the majority of gear I use, stay tuned!
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