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ALPS OutdoorZ Covert X

Fall is upon us. This means cooler weather, pumpkin spice everything, and for many: hunting. A product that was recently brought to our attention to address the hunting aspect of the equation is the ALPS OutdoorZ Covert X.  You can think of it sort of like a fanny pack (but without all of the day-glo colors of the early 90s — and without looking like that creepy jogger guy who always screws up his comb-over).

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Here's what they have to say about it

Regular backpacks are great for carrying gear to and from your stand. But for quick access to small items and gear, nothing beats a lumbar pack. And no lumbar pack on the market is as well designed as the ALPS OutdoorZ Covert X.

The Covert X, part of the ALPS OutdoorZ Extreme line of packs, rides at the waistline, allowing for easy access to your gear. Internal organization compartments, found under a zip-open flap, allow you to immediately find any piece of gear you need, such as a compass, GPS, flashlight, hunting licenses/tags, car keys or cover scent.

The Covert X also boasts a few features that show how much thought and design experience went into the final design of this lumbar pack.

First, on either side of the Covert X are hidden expandable hand-warmer pockets – positioned so that whether you are on the ground or in the stand you can slip your hands in and out with minimum movement and no noise. Inside the pack, adjacent to the hand-warmer pockets, is a compartment designed to hold a hand-warmer packet. The packet is right where you need it, but never in your way.

Second, on the inside flap of the main compartment is a clear cell-phone pocket, which allows you to use the phone without removing it from the sleeve. You just zip open the top of the waist pack, and there's your cell phone. It's usable and water-resistant, and because you don't take it out of the flap, you can't drop it – if you are checking your phone when a trophy steps out of the brush, you don't have to make extra movements putting the phone away before picking up your bow or firearm.

For years, mountain climbers and hard-core hikers have had cutting-edge packs that serve their needs. ALPS OutdoorZ is doing the same thing for hunters with their Extreme line of packs.

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For more information, you can visit ALPS OutdoorZ online here.


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