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K² 2000 Daypack

Rated 4.84 out of 5 based on 25 customer ratings
(25 customer reviews)


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Belt sizes: Small 29-33″, Medium 34-36″, Large 37″+

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The ultimate pack for day hunts and heavy loads. Designed for ease of use and quick access, and capable of carrying heavy loads at a moment’s notice — eliminating the need for a separate “meat hauler” pack.

  • 2000-5450 ci  (2000ci bag, 950 roll-top collar and stretch pocket, 2500ci load shelf area)
  • Total of 14 different compression straps to secure items and loads to the pack
  • Fully compatible with our FTE Dry Bag accessory
  • Hidden lid pocket, which features a padded fleece to protect electronics
  • Stretch external spotting scope pocket
  • Lower stretch side pockets
  • Large U-shaped zipper for easy access to main bag area
  • Integrated hydration bladder sleeve and port for drinking tube
  • Sewn-in mesh pocket
  • Velcro strips sewn inside bag zipper and lid, which fit our stash pockets (can add up to 4 total)
  • 500d Cordura and 420d Diamond Ripstop
  • Add an optional floating lid (like the one that comes with the 3500/5500 bags)
  • If you already own an Exo frame, you can purchase the 2000 bag only

Explore the Pack

  • K2 Titanium frame (the heart and soul of the pack!) 25″ tall
  • Frame is vertically rigid but moves with you laterally
  • Modular Interchangeable bags- all Exo Bags will fit on the same frame
  • Non-slip lumbar pad fabric to prevent lumbar pad shifting
  • Micro adjustable torso (16″-21″)
  • Open suspension design for maximum breath-ability
  • Angled compression straps for better load hauling
  • Meat hauling load shelf (extra 2500 cubic inches)
  • Heavy duty 1″ Compression straps and buckles
  • Webbing loops for accessory attachment
  • 3 different sized hipbelts with adjustable lumbar pad foam
  • Belt sizes (Small 29-33″, Medium 34-36″, Large 37″ +)
  • 1.5″ webbing for attachment of holsters, pouches etc on hipbelt
  • Assist pull hipbelt webbing

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K² 2000 K² 3500 K² 5500
Weight 4.5lbs 5.1lbs 5.4lbs
Dimensions, Compressed 2" x 11.5" x 25" 3" x 11.5" x 26" 3.5" x 11.5" x 26"
Dimensions, Expanded 6" x 11.5" x 30" 8" x 11.5" x 36" 12" x 11.5" x 42"
Total Volume (cubic inches) 2950 4200 6800
Frame K² Titanium K² Titanium K² Titanium
Dry Bag Compatible Yes Yes Yes

Belt sizes:

  • Small, 29-33"
  • Medium, 34-36"
  • Large, 37"+

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25 reviews for K² 2000 Daypack

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Travis Nowotny

    I received the k2 2000 bag with the intent of using it as a day pack. I have used the pack on several outings setting trail cameras and even a 3 day backpack bear hunt. I really like the simplicity of the bag with the roll top design for extending the load capability. The 2 horizontal compression straps work great for making my tripod accessible. It also has an outer stretchy pocket, inside organizational pocket and a hidden inside pocket that is accessible from the outside. It has a protective sleeve for carrying my hydration bladder and 2 outside water bottle pockets. I’d recommend this bag to any Hunter looking for a pack for a day hunt, or a multi day backpack trip. It really is a well thought out bag!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adam (verified owner)

    Got my k2 2000 this morning. Have owned and used Mystery Ranch and Kifaru packs. This pack is the best daypack of all. Built only for Hunters by Hunters. Everything you need, nothing you don’t. Fit right out of the box. Really well thought out. Will make a great day hunt and scouting pack. Thanks to Steve for going out of his way to make sure I got the pack before leaving on a two week trip. Best customer service in the business.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steve C

    After receiving my K2 2000 pack I did a full inspection of it. I loaded it with 50 lbs and walked around the neighborhood with it. I am impressed to say the least. It is a solid pack, is extremely comfortable, and carries weight super well when adjusted to your body properly. The pack is bigger and roomier than I thought it would be after watching the video of it on the website. It is super light weight, comfortable, and is built out of quality materials. The hidden lid pocket is big (can fit both of my hands in there spread open) and is thick padded to protect crucial gear. The spotting scope stetchy pocket is also big and roomy and can fit alot of gear in there if you don’t want to use it for a spotting scope. The hip belt is extremely comfortable and forms to your body when cinched down (my favorite part of the bag) and the lumbar pad is perfect thickness. The cordura material feels thick and solid and not thin and flimsy like others yet is lightweight. The zippers are also solid I love them. I can already tell this bag will be able to take a good beating. The roll top is awesome and expands quite a bit. One can probably get away with doing 2-3 days out of this pack if you are a minimalist. I went from the Kuiu 3200 to the K2 2000 and I will never look back. I liked the kuiu but I absolutely love the exo 2000. Highly recommended. Can’t wait to get it bloody this season. Thank you exo mountain for creating this amazing pack!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Trent Lowe (verified owner)

    I have put the new k2 2000 daypack to the test several times. The New k2 frame handles 80 lbs well. The slight flex in the frame moved with my back which prevented any pack rub on my back. The new 2000 bag is was perfect for my day hikes. Loaded with trail cams, a DSLR, 80mm angled spotter and rain gear the pack was the perfect size. Will throw the 5500 on the k2 this fall for an 8 day Colorado Archery Elk pack in. Solid gear by Exo!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Theo (verified owner)

    I must say, I was pretty skeptial to pay more for a pack than I did on my hunting rifle, but I bit the bullet when they came out with the 2000 series as it is the size of a pack I was looking for for my day hunts and backpacking and their previous pack had such great reviews. I just received my pack last week and took it out on my first “break” in hike this weekend and couldn’t have been more impressed. This is hands down the best pack I’ve ever worn and will proove well worth the money spent when I am packing out elk quarters this fall. After completing a 15 mile hike with my 25 pound backpacking load I could hardly tell I had been carrying any weight. This pack distributes the load very well while hiking and was extremely easy to get it adjusted to fit me.

    This pack fits all my backpacking gear (tent, sleeping bag, pad, misc. gear) and enough food and water for probably a 3 day trip for myself, and should work perfectly for my day elk hunting pack. Thanks for the great product.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jim (verified owner)

    Okay, this pack is friggin amazing. I bought the new K-2 frame and 2000 daypack with the hopes of being able to squeeze 2-3 days of gear in this pack. Holly cow I love the roll top. The hidden pocket is amazing, great for tags car keys cell phone etc. the rear stretchy pocket is huge. Yeah yeah I know it’s early but I currently am already packed up for the first week of archery elk season, minus my western mountaineering bag and I was able to fit everything in the 2000 with the help of adding the New top lid. I organized everything in the top lid that will stay in camp, so all I have to do when I get to my bivy site is unload the pack pop the top lid off compress the bag down and go hunt. Love this pack

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    Received my pack this Friday. I must admit, I am very impressed with this pack. I was skeptical of spending the amount of money this pack cost. I was always told, you get what you pay for and I am glad I brought this pack. I went from tensing to this pack…. what a world of difference! Easy to adjust and fit, carries weight very well, and no sore spots on my back. Both my bow and rifle can be strapped down and secured without any movement. I’m ready to load it up with some meat in about 2 months. I will be purchasing the 3500 bag in the future. Thanks for producing such a great pack!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Danny (verified owner)

    AMAZING PACK! I wasn’t sure I wanted to spend that much money on a pack but I’m so glad I did. If I would have known how these packs would perform I would have bought one a lot sooner. I have packed out 2 elk and a deer with it and it’s like the pack is part of your back. The pack is simply the best I have ever used by far and I’ve used a lot of packs. Thank you Steve and the rest of the exo gang for producing a product that can take on anything a western hunter can throw at it.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Wilson (verified owner)

    I love this bag. It is super functional, high quality, and lightweight. It seems bigger than the specs too. I am very satusfied with my Exo 2000 Bag and I can’t wait to use it!

  10. Rated 4 out of 5

    Max (verified owner)

    I have had this pack for a few weeks now and I’m extremely happy with the purchase so far. I love the features and the simplicity of the pack. I think the new frame is a substantial upgrade from the previous Skeleton Frame. The new K2 Frame isn’t super stiff and will rotate and form to how your body moves. I love how this pack is more of a day pack, but love that I can use this for longer trips when needed. Coming in at less than 4.5 lbs is absolutely phenomenal, considering the quality and the strength of the frame and pack. I just love the simplicity and versatility of this pack system. It is extremely quick and easy to remove the bag from the frame and decide on how you want to set it up when hauling meat or how you want to have it set up while hunting for the day. The reason I gave 4 stars is because I have not hauled any meat in it yet. I’m hoping to haul a Javelina out come February. I’m really impressed on how much this company has accomplished in the short time they have been around. I can’t wait to see what they have in store for the future.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Erik Van Woerkom (verified owner)

    This pack is the best pack I’ve ever owned-and I’ve run 100% custom “industry bests”. Simple, tough, comfortable, and it can flat out haul. I killed a muley buck two weeks ago in Idaho and deboned it and packed the whole buck out along with camp in one load. 2000 cubic inches gives a guy plenty of space, not to mention he/she can use the outside to strap and the extended top also ads added space. One can also run a lid with this pack too. Enjoy!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Clint W.

    So I thought I had a pack that was pretty darn great. Then I got this exo mountain pack. Wow! I was wrong. It is in a whole other league than my previous pack. I hate fan boys but I think I might be an exo fan boy now. There are times I spend the extra money on high quality products only to wonder where the extra quality is . With these Exo packs the extra quality stands out. For such a young company they are leaping over competition and I can’t wait to see what else they produce.

    If I had but one comment on improvement for this pack it would be the water bladder functionality/compatibility. The sleeve isn’t the most user friendly and is small, tight, and a little tricky to get a bladder into. It works and that is JMHO. With that said I still give this pack by far a 5 star rating and my search for the perfect pack system is over.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Don (verified owner)

    Exceeded my expectations.
    The adjustability of the pack makes fitting spot on.
    Just the right size for a day pack, or an overnight if
    the need arises. Great quality in the materials used.
    Thanks for the Wonderful Pack.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    NELS Kilpela (verified owner)

    Best pack I have ever owed! I’ve had plenty of packs, but this one is by and large the most comfortable I’ve ever strapped on. I have hunted in -15 degree weather for mule deer and never a squeak or creak. I love the size and configuration, just enough space but not an overly bulky pack. Extremely light to boot! I would not hesitate to tell anyone this pack is the greatest day pack ever. Thank you EXO

  15. Rated 3 out of 5

    Jason (verified owner)

    First off, I am a fan of Exo Mountain Gear. I listen to the podcast, watch their videos, and appreciate their commitment to and passion for hunting. That said, I’m disappointed with this pack. The materials are solid and the craftsmanship on a made in the usa pack is great. The suspension and load carrying ability of Exo packs is excellent. On this pack in particular, I like the stretchy outside pocket for spotters – packs that require you to carry your spotter inside the pack are lame. The side stretch pockets are great. I’m a fan of the roll top design and it’s ability to extend for greater capacity is cool. I especially like that I can add the lid from another exo pack to this one to again increase capacity and provide additional storage options. When using the lid, I don’t typically roll up and buckle the roll top; I just loosely roll it and secure the lid over top it.

    My main dislikes are as follows. First, the pack is too narrow. I know Exo is trying to make a streamlined non bulky pack. But if you have a water bladder, stuff in the interior mesh pocket and stuff in the interior fleece pocket, then getting things in and out of the pack is pretty difficult. My gear ends up on either side of the bladder or I’m stuffing things into the bottom, fighting the bladder and the gear in the mesh pocket. I would give up a bit of “streamlined” to gain easier access. I know there are side zips and I use those at times, but typically I need to stuff things into the pack and what’s the point of a top entry if it’s difficult to use. Second, the bladder tube is crap. It’s too tight and not secured at the bottom. I tore the one in my pack the second time I used it and ended up just cutting it out. I’m glad Exo added an interior bladder sleeve, but I’d rather have an elastic or mesh panel against the frame (inside the pack) instead of a loose tube. Next, the fleece compartment that is accessed from the exterior of the pack is too big and gets in the way of dealing with gear internally. It seems like it is a challenge to have a compartment like this and a roll top, so I get it, but I’m not psyched on the way this one works. Plus, the fleece collects leaves and twigs and detritus that now live inside that pocket and end up all over whatever I have in there. I don’t own anything that needs a fleece pocket – my phone is protected and my gps screen is not prone to damage from pack material. And now those items get scratched by leaves and junk that’s stuck to the fleece. Lastly, I’m not a fan of having to spend additional money for hipbelt pockets. Exo is not the only company guilty of this as it seems to have become standard in the hunting pack industry. These packs are extremely expensive and having to continue burning the credit card to get the things you want on a pack is frustrating. The rest of the backpack industry has gotten on board with including integrated hip belt pockets, the hunting industry needs to catch up (hunting, not necessarily tactical). People that use these pockets are the majority now and people who need to attach holsters or something else are the minority (that’s what chest holsters are for). Plus, integrated hip belt pockets are easier to use and don’t flop around or force you to fight zippers with one hand.

    Ok, that’s my $0.02.

    • NewExo

      Thanks for your honest review and feedback, we love to get constructive criticism as it allows us to continually improve our packs. In fact some of the issues you have we have already addressed and fixed for 2017. The top opening we made 2″ bigger and the water bladder holder is now a sleeve against the back panel. That being said you are spot on in that the 2000 is designed to be a small, streamlined pack. The roll top’s main intended use was just for the occasional time when you needed more space for gear and the large “U” zipper in the front is there to give you very easy access in and out of the bag. If you are consistently stuffing the pack full and needing the roll top we would highly suggest jumping up to a 3500.

      I can understand your frustration with the fleece pocket but it has been a feature a lot of guys love, I personally put my expensive camera in there and it allows me not to have to pack a camera case and save weight. If you left the zipper open while hunting and got pine needles in there you should be able to pull the pocket inside out and get those out of there easily.

      On the hipbelt pouches we agree those are nice when they are sewn in but we do have a lot of guys who put holsters, bear spray, aftermarket accessories on the belt. I would say the majority of our users do that so if we were to sew those on we would upset all of them. By not sewing them on there it allows more versatility in the pack, its always a balance that we have to weigh back and forth on every decision we make.


  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ryan T.

    This is an excellent pack. Definitely keeps weight more situated on hips rather than shoulders. I have only hauled 20-50lbs on different hiking and scouting trips covering over 50 miles on trails and bush whacking up and down the mountains scouting. I did purchase a side belt pouch as well. I’m glad I did to hold the range finder, and will probably get another one for the other side eventually to hold extra calls, small camera, or quick snack. I was in debate between the 2000 and 3500, and decided to go with the 2000. I only do full day hunts but could make this work for an over night trip or two. In the back of mind I wish I would have picked the 3500 since they collapse and strap down to the same size. Still no regrets. Once the bag is in your hand you instantly see quality and heavy duty material. It is worth the price, especially once you put it on with some weight and feel how comfortable it fits. Basically, best pack you can get, so stop reading reviews and buy it!

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dustin (verified owner)

    Bought the K2000 day pack this year. Packed out 2 bulls and a bear with it. Pack is awesome, set up perfectly. Had 130 lbs on the pack and it performed flawlessly. You can adjust everything on this pack to suit your shoulders, hips, back, in any way you need it. Also there are straps in every area of the pack to Sinch down horns, heads, and excess meat like back straps, neck meat, brisket meat, gun, bow. Well worth the money. Only thing I would suggest is that the pack is versatile, lots of extras like lids, hip pouches, dry bag insert, extra pouch inserts. Makes the pack adjustable to suit everyone’s needs at once. But if your paying 550$ for a pack, all of those extras should come with the pack already, shouldn’t be priced separately to increase the price of the pack by 200$ That being said bag was well worth the money and would give my recommendation to anyone wanting to purchase one.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steve Shelley (verified owner)

    Broke my ribs last spring in a snowmobile accident so I needed to get a pack that fit and was comfortable. Bought the 2000 because I hunt from the truck. Wore it daily in New Mexico on a 10 days hunt and it was extremely comfortable, Yesterday I packed half a cow elk out in one trip for a neighbor and the pack worked perfect. I love all the functionality of the bag… EXO thought of just about everything. Best pack I have ever bought. Now I need to Craigslist all my other packs.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rick (verified owner)

    I bought the 2000 mainly to be used as a whitetail pack with the ability to carry a treestand/treestand & sticks/ or no stand to a designated pre-hung stand. Pack met my criteria of not being too large but the ability to get larger quite easily.

    I’ve been using the stand since the start of the season and have gotten comfortable using it. It makes the pack-in of stand and things much more comfortable than the molle straps attached to a lone wolf stand. I’m coming from using a kifaru x-ray hung off the treestand….

    I’ve found that I LOVE the crib attachment. I unclip the bag and with the frame standing upright, put the lone wolf stand on the ground up against the frame, extend the crib clips and run through the top of the lone wolf platform. Then re-clip the bag to the frame and I’m on my way. Takes me a couple min but for the long walks, it’s so much an improvement.

    Build quality is top notch. Like the idea of the top loading/lined pocket but it does take away from interior space of the pack when the pocket is holding more items.

    If looking for a top quality whitetail pack for carrying loads including treestands or boned out meat, this is a hard pack to beat.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    CJL (verified owner)

    I am probably not your typical EXO customer. I live, hunt, and hike on the East Coast. The 2000 pack i purchased is perfect for whitetail day hunts in the mountains, hauling a tree stand into suburban woodlots, My yearly trips to hunt out west, and quick overnights on the Appalachian trail. The pack is superbly constructed like most high end packs, but the main difference to me is the lightweight strength of the frame and pack bag. I can haul 100+ lbs if needed, all the while carrying a daypack that weighs about half of its competitors when empty. The fact that I can change to a 3500 or even 5500 bag on the same frame is great, and made even better when you consider i am using it as a daypack in its current config. The titanium frame flexes perfectly for freedom of movement, and the bag is sew to the highest standards. Thank You EXO for a fantastic pack!!

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adam (verified owner)

    Awesome pack! Tagged out in Idaho. My buddy and I made two pack-outs in one day. Both were up and down some of the most drastic canyons I’ve seen. The pack ran true to the name, EXO. Super simple loading meat, and the shoulder straps and hip belt performed flawlessly. The pack stayed tight and comfortable. Very impressed.

  22. Rated 4 out of 5


    I just wanted to let everyone know how well my pack worked this year on my 2017 Montana Elk Hunt. I put on 6-10 miles daily on day hunts and this pack was perfect. If I was going to do an overnight I would buy the 3500 or 5500. I had to pack out my elk down a steep hill side then about a mile to the truck. On my final heaviest load, I had a hind quarter, skull, and the horns of a 4×5 bull. It was as much as I wanted to carry but the pack worked flawlessly. Afterwards, when we got back to the campground,I was able to pull out the frame and throw the pack in the washing machine and it came out just like new. I cannot recommend this pack enough for day hunts. Plus all of the customer support is outstanding. Steve, I sincerely wanted to say thank you for helping me with such a great pack.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Riff (verified owner)

    First of all, I’m not a hunter and this review is truly based on my experiences as a Thru-Hiker/Backpacker. I’ve owned a couple different high-end backpack and I always love trying out new stuff and see how it holds up. The quality and comfort which this pack offer is completely off the chart and way beyond the game. The first thing I noticed is how light it is and the top-notch material and superior craftsmanship. I loaded it up for about 30kg and put it on my back and god it fits perfectly, 90% of the load distributed on my hip and the harness was kinda like floating on my shoulder. It has enough pockets for me to well organise all my miscellaneous items such as gloves, headlamp, fire starter, first-aid kit..etc
    The guys at EXO Mountain Gear nailed it and I can feel and see how much effort they put into this pack such as angled side pocket for easy access and front stretch pocket.
    I’ve used Mystery Ranch and Kifaru for last couple years and they have its own Pros and Cons and I know there’s no such perfect pack but how the pack fits your body.
    But now I’m confident to say that I will be settled down with EXO Mountain Gear and I definitely will be purchasing another 5500 in the future.

    K2 frame – Build like a tank, solid CNC Titanium, super light, strong, rigid yet provide enough flexibility.
    Ranger Green – Trust me the colour looks fantastic !
    Front stretch pocket
    Angled compression strap and side pocket
    Roll-top design
    Shoulder hardness – comfy and easily adjust

    Buckles – Don’t get me wrong, the Duraflex buckles are super heavy duty but I personally prefer to use Auto-locked buckle. It’s not a deal breaker tho but would love to see EXO comes up a buckle kit in the future which including auto-locked buckle and open-ended female buckle so that we can swap it out.

    Overall I am very impressed with the K2 frame and 2000 pack. Thank you EXO for making such a great pack! A+++

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    JT Thomasson (verified owner)

    My only disappointment is that it didn’t come with more stickers.
    Great quality, fit, and versatility.

    I plan on mostly carrying a tree stand in and out with it on public land. I think there should be a pack in the future tailored to that. Whitetails are by far the most sought after game animal and I believe it could be an untapped part of the market. Most people just strap a stand on there back with crude straps and bungee cord their pack to it.

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    JT Thomasson (verified owner)

    I absolutely love the pack. I can only say I wish that it came with some double female clips. But Steve sent some when I called and asked about them. So there is absolutely nothing to complain about with that kind of customer service.

    Throw a couple clips in with every bag and it’s perfect.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 20 x 4 x 4 in

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