I have worn it with and without the shoulder harness, and as a fanny pack and back pack. I can carry all my wife and I need for a day of birding or hiking. Very pleased.
This is a very flexible backpack for any need. The shoulder straps are comfortable and the wide belt is good on the back. I very much liked the expanding pack for those time when you need to carry more. This is very comparable to packs costing twice as much.
I returned the Pack mainly due to it's size. It was a little too big and bulky for my needs. The Pack has numerous pockets and plenty of strorage room. The gun/Bow carrying starpping works very well. This pack may be more suited for people who cover long distances and/or require more gear while hunting. It may also be better for larger people. Since I hang my bag in the tree next to me and I don't travel long distance and pack lightly I went with the Game Winner Bow Pack from Academy due to it's smaller size. The GW is 1952 cu in and the ALPS is 2700 cu in. The quality of the Alps is good and is very functionable. It just didn't suit my personal needs.
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