ALPS OutdoorZ Commander Backpack Review


While in the outdoors or hunting, it’s essential to have a versatile backpack. After testing the ALPS OutdoorZ Commander in the field, I’ve noticed that this external frame backpack is an excellent option for any hunter.

ALPS OutdoorZ Commander Freighter Frame Plus Backpack

Several features fit the needs of anyone who loves the outdoorsThe only main concern that I have with this bag is its weight. The Pack is enormous, so in total, it weighs 7 pounds 5 ounces. The frame alone weighs 2 pounds 3 ounces. One of the best features of this hunting backpack is that the actual Pack can be removed from the frame. The frame alone can be used to carry parts of your new game, such as elk or deer. Meat can be easily secured to the frame using the compression straps and taken back to camp.

There are tons of pockets on the Pack, which allows you to keep your gear organized. There are small pockets on the side of the Pack for items that need to be accessed quickly, such as flashlights and knives. There is even a sleeping bag compartment that is located at the bottom of the backpack.

My sleeping bag can fit perfectly in the compartment away from all of my other gear. That feature allows me to get my sleeping bag without having to dig into my Pack. The suspension makes it comfortable to carry heavy loads on your back. The waist belt, sternum strap, shoulder straps, and frame can all be adjusted to fit most body shapes.

The ALPS OutdoorZ Commander Freighter Frame Plus Pack also has several compression straps and other features that make it easy to latch bulky objects to the Pack. I’ve been able to strap things like sleeping mats and even water bottles to the side. There’s also a dedicated rifle holder. The Pack has a capacity of 5250 cubic inches, so you will be able to take all the gear that you need on long hikes.

Overall, the ALPS OutdoorZ Commander pack feels really solid and durable. And I have been through testing may types of backpacks in my travels.

Also, the Pack has an external frame. External frames are heavy but can be helpful since it allows the Pack to be removed from the frame. Since the ALPS OutdoorZ Commander is top-loading, it can be hard to access your gear on the bottom.

Pros & Cons

  • Versatile
  • Durable
  • Lots of Organization
  • Hunted Game Can Be Strapped to the Pack
  • Good Suspension
  • Rifle Holder
  • Large Capacity
  • Sleeping Bag Lower Compartment
  • Highly Adjustable Straps
  • Heavy
  • External Frame
  • Top Loading Can Make it Difficult to Access Goods in the Pack

Final Verdict:

The ALPS OutdoorZ Commander pack is an excellent option for any hunter. There are tons of features on this Pack that will make your outdoor adventures even more enjoyable.

If you are willing to carry the weight, you will be delighted with your purchase.

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