Gear Review: BlackOak Waist Pack

When you don’t need to carry everything including the kitchen sink into the field, the best pack is the one that fits right and holds just enough gear.

I own a few different models of daypacks, and I use them occasionally, but more often than not I don’t need the large storage space provided by a full-size daypack. Nine times out of 10, especially when I’m hunting whitetails on the Back 40, I can fit my gear in a waist pack. And one of my favorites is the Buck Commander BlackOak model.

Unlike many waist packs that feature only one main compartment, the BlackOak is larger (8x17x9 inches) and has a main compartment with multiple internal and external pockets. No matter how much gear I stuff into the pack, it rides comfortably on my waist due to padded back panel. Favorite feature: Quite often I secure an extra jacket in the two retention straps on the top of the pack; that way I can hike to my deer stand in comfort without becoming overheated.

If you’re looking for a great way to carry just the right amount of gear, I think you’ll be pleased with the Buck Commander BlackOak waist pack.

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