This pack handled packing out my bull more comfortably than I’d ever imagined. Additionally, the Exo’s ability as my daypack all season was flawless to say the least. I’ve owned Eberlestock, several Kuiu’s, and lesser packs. Exo is THE real deal.View
I talked to Steve over email and phone many times and decided I wanted to go with the Exo pack. Steve made me a priority, helping me get my pack in time for my hunt, and that is how a customer is supposed to feel. The pack did great on the hunt. It’s suspension and frame worked great and was more comfortable than any other pack I have used.View
I purchased the EXO 3500 after giving up on getting a good fit from a different manufacturers “high-end” pack. I tried two different packs before purchasing the Exo, and both gave me significant upper glute and back pain when the load got higher than 60lbs. The Exo fit like a glove straight out of the box, and with some minor tweaking on the fit, I was able to wear this pack loaded out every day for a week long elk hunt in Montana with ZERO issues! I did not have any hotspots or back/hip pain at all! Further, I was shocked at how much food and gear i could fit in the 3500. I had 6.5 days of gear and food including a tent, sleeping bag and bivy gear. I love the pack and have recommended it to several friends. Thanks for building a quality product at a very fair price!
My Exo pack performed flawlessly while packing up and down the thick Nasty of the coast range. The way the straps keep the meat tight to your back and up on the load lifters was a truly amazing experience. I have used many packs in my time in the woods, and this pack outperforms or performs just as good as the all the more expensive packs out there. The versatility of the pockets and pack configuration make it the most all-around useful pack I have ever used. Everything is right where you want it to be when you need it. True perfection. Thanks, Exo Mountain Gear!View
I packed my buck out of Alberta coulees about 3km from truck and could not have been happier with how the Exo pack handled the load. It held the weight close and firm, with no movement or jerking on the pack. It was a great experience with a great product.
At the end of October, I shot a fallow for meat and loaded the whole thing into the pack (4x legs and 2x backstraps), and it was still so comfortable the it allowed me to continue hunting. I would normally drop it back at camp, but I had limited time because it was so hot. The pack allowed me to continue to hunt while fully loaded, and take advantage of the cooler temps in the morning simply due to the ease and comfort with which it carries a load.View
I’ve owned about every brand pack on the planet over the years. It’s honestly become an obsession with packs and gear. This year I decided to try an Exo. When I received the 3500, I immediately loved the layout and pocket configuration. I really like how easily the frame separated from the pack to go into meat haul mode. I hiked around the neighborhood with 80 pounds and it felt great. When packing out my elk this fall, the Exo never shifted or barreled at all. I didn’t have to adjust or re-tighten the waist belt, or shift the pack at all; it was like it was glued to my lumbar area and hauled the 90lb loads like a dream. Thanks for building such a great a great pack.
I’ve known Steve and Lenny (owners of Exo Mountain Gear) for many years and have watched them pack some brutal loads out of the backcountry. They have tried and tested gear like no one else I know, so I knew I could trust them and my Exo pack. My Exo pack is so light yet it can handle more weight comfortably than my legs can handle, giving me every advantage I could need in a hunting pack.View
I couldn’t be happier with my purchase. Thank you for everything you guys do…your packs have truly allowed us hunters to have a pack that not only is sleek and full of character, but more importantly is made in the USA. Keep it up!View
I took a muley on my second stalk of opening day. The pack out was about 5 miles, and the Exo 3500 performed flawlessly. I cannot believe the difference in load security compared to my old pack. The pack does not move at all, it just acts like it is part of you.
I have spent more money on different packs than I care to mention, looking for one that really works for me. This year I can say without a doubt, the best money I have put towards my addicting habit, was the purchase of this pack. The reason that I’ve spent so much on gear is not to have the latest and greatest thing to show-off to my buddies, or to have the appearance of a high-end hunter and hope it brings success; I do it to have quality equipment that allows me to go places that others won’t, and see what others don’t get a chance to, and be able to do it time and time again. This pack has come along with me on antelope, deer, elk and sheep hunts this year alone… and I’m sure it will be around to accompany me on many more. Thank you for an outstanding product.
I packed out two deer, two elk, and a bear with an Exo pack this year. It handles deboned meat like a charm and it is a necessary function for the type of hunting I do. Thanks for the awesome pack guys!View
I’ve owned other packs and found issues with each one, but found none with the Exo pack. It is by far the most comfortable pack I have ever put on my back! The pack felt as if it was glued to my back and part of me as I moved. Thanks for creating a great pack. And thanks for the great customer service!
I got back to camp with a mule deer in my pack and only then realized that it weighed 92lbs. Are you kidding me? I have carried heavy packs before, 60-70lbs, but this was different. Not gonna lie, it was heavy, but it wasn’t back-breaking and it was VERY stable. Congrats on building a great pack that excels at handling a lot of weight! It definitely instilled confidence in my ability to hunt as deep and as hard as I have to.View
I packed-out three bone-in quarters and the head in one trip. We were at just under 10,000 feet, it was getting dark and a storm just blew in. Pack performed flawlessly and was very comfortable! Outstanding piece of equipment and worth every penny! Nice job guys!View
Last year I did this same hunt with a different backpack and suffered the whole time! This year it was a lot tougher pack-out, but much more enjoyable with the Exo Mountain Gear backpack!View
I couldn’t wait to get some weight in my pack and test it out before hunting season started, so I strapped my 120lb mom in between the frame and bag, cinched everything down and hauled her around the backyard. The pack rode like a dream. From the airflow across my back, and completely rigid frame, to the exceptional layout of the bag and supremely comfortable hip belt and shoulder straps…this pack has it all. I hauled about 80lbs of elk meat down a very steep and rocky hillside, and I never felt like the pack was barreling. It stayed centered on my back and rode comfortably all the way down the mountain. Keep up the great work!
I packed eight days of gear up valleys and over mountains, and couldn’t have been happier with the pack. The Exo pack was lightweight, well-constructed, and packs a load extremely well. The belt design shines where others would have failed under the same load.View
I could not have been any happier with the Exo pack…it performed flawlessly. Very impressed with how much gear can fit in the 3500; I was able to fit 7 days worth of gear and food into the pack. We encountered heavy rains on a couple of the days, but all gear in the bag remained dry. Thanks again for creating and making one hell of a pack.View
I’ve been trying to break my Exo 3500. No joke! After using it to pack out my moose in Idaho and a bull in New Mexico, I decided to throw as much weight in it as I could…and so far I’ve got up to 225 pounds! At that point, I think I’m good for anything.View
I was very impressed with the Exo pack this year. I used it as a day pack…I used it for 13 days during archery season, including a 5 day solo hunt…and used it to haul a boned-out buck with all my gear…then got to haul some elk meat with it. Great pack!View
The Exo boys have a ringer here with this pack… not only for the western hunter, but also for us east coast stand hunters. The Exo pack gives me the ability to pack a stand, speed steps, cameras, bait, pole saw, and minerals back into the stand locations where access with a UTV seemed utterly impossible. One of the best hunting investments I’ve made.
This past season I have packed-out 3 quarters of a cow elk, a whole antelope, half a mule deer buck, and a whole whitetail buck. With loads up to 140lbs, the pack worked great – better than I thought it would. Thanks for such a great product!View
The Slurpy Stalker is awesome. Grabbed it the other day for a quick stalk on a Mule Deer that was straight up a mountain just before dark. Threw in a headlight and wind indicator and off I went. Didn\’t get the deer but the Slurpy Stalker worked as advertised!View
I’ve owned a few high end hunting specific packs over the past 5 years. All were good packs, but none provided the combination of fit, comfort, and function I was looking for. My EXO 3500 has been a different story. Lightweight, durable, and versatile with all day comfort. No annoying squeaks, hot spots or discomfort during months of training, the hunt, or heavy pack out. In 2015, I hauled my partner’s entire bull (including head and hide – I’m a tanner) 1.5 miles to the truck in two trips after he got sick. Pack performance was excellent and contributed greatly to our success. Sometimes I hunt the mountains alone and now have even more confidence that the pack and I can get the job done. Can’t wait to do it again.View
All the gear in the world doesn’t make you a better hunter, but it helps you stay in the field longer and hunt harder. The Exo Mountain Gear pack pulled it’s weight — just like it always does.View
Over the last few years I have used my Exo pack on hundreds of adventures — packing hundreds of sheds and hauling dozens of big game animals out of the hills. I can honestly say these packs have never let me down.View
I cannot say enough about my Exo pack. With camp and a third of an elk on my back it performed phenomenally. We packed out three bulls in a 5 day period.View
Put the packs to work tonight. Carried out two back straps, two tenderloins and my bull’s skull and rack on my K2 Daypack in one load, while peddling bikes. Also loaded my buddy’s Exo 3500 with a hearty hind quarter with some neck roast. Exo packs make life a lot easier in the back country.View
I’ve put a lot of miles on this pack in the last 6 weeks chasing ghosts around the desert. I’m not saying I have already sold the three other packs that I own, but maybe I am.View
I have put the EXO 3500 to the test this past week and it has exceeded my expectations. I have helped pack out two mule deer taken in the backcountry and my back feels great!View
My Exo Mountain Gear pack loaded up with an entire caribou was did great. Couldn’t be more happy with the pack!View
The pack is awesome. I keep adding gear to it and it doesn’t seem to get any heavier. I can’t say enough about the fit and feel of the suspension.View
I can honestly say my Exo Mountain Gear 5500 pack is the most comfortable and best pack I’ve ever owned. Plus, it looks pretty sweet with a public land DIY bull strapped to it.View
It’s amazing what quality gear will allow me to do. I’m able to shove all my scouting gear, which includes three sets of optics, plus camp and food into this Exo Mountain Gear K2 2000 pack and I still have room left over. I totally feel I could extend this pack for a week long hunt by utilizing the load sling area for gear storage. The Exo crew hit a home run with this sleek design!View
Working as a bioaide in the Salmon region for IDFG, getting to see some of the best country out there. In two 4-day hitches I have logged over 50 miles and over 20k elevation change. Between camp, food, sampling and data collection gear, and a pack raft, this pack is rarely under 60lbs — and I don’t think 60lbs could feel any better for such a long duration. You guys have truly made a great pack. Thanks for creating a spine-saver and also having such great customer service and resources.View
I’m officially hooked on the Exo Mountain Gear 3500. It doesn’t slip, shift, dig, bruise, or wobble over varying terrain. I now know that when I’m in the backcountry and miles from the truck, I have a reliable partner in crime on my back that is up to the task. It will allow me to go further and go heavier without ever giving it a second thought. My search for the Holy Grail of packs might actually be coming to a close.View
I can’t imagine a better fitting, more comfortable pack. Still learning what to pack and how to load, but overall really happy with this piece of gear.View
My buddy and I packed this whole moose out, including the cape, in eight trips. We were able to haul a full quarter out at a time. No time to debone due to darkness coming shortly. If I had to guess, the quarters weighted 100-125 pounds and were huge. The pack handled the weight real well. Sure was nice to be able to remove the bag from the frame and just focus on hauling meat.View
Well I hate to admit, but your packs are tougher than me. My K2 frame is a rock star! I was able to put my whole 2016 Idaho mule deer on the pack. Whoa was it a load! Thanks for a quality product!View
Loaded-up with a rear quarter, front quarter, and the head. The pack handled the load amazingly well! Roughly 3.5 miles back to the truck and I had tired legs, but nothing hurt!View
I was hesitant to pull the string and purchase one of your packs (I handled and read reviews for a half dozen major brands), but after putting it to use in the field, I have no regrets whatsoever. It did everything I asked of it and more. I managed to score on a DIY public land 4×4 bull elk and crammed half of the deboned meat into my pack along with my day gear. The level of comfort hiking with the pack and over a hundred pounds of meat saved me an extra trip and about 7 miles of hiking. I strongly recommend your packs to anyone who asks. Thanks for a well thought out design.View