Stone Glacier Sky 5100

Stone Glacier Sky 5100 Review

Stone Glacier Sky 5100

England, Mike
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Quivers may be all the rage these days, but a more minimalist approach has its advantages: less money shelled out, less space occupied in the closet, less time spent fixing gear. Which is why I like my new Sky 5100, made by Bozeman’s own Stone Glacier. Although first and foremost a hunting pack, designed for long trips deep into the backcountry, it’s great for all your other outdoor activities, too. Expect all the usual bells and whistles of a high-end backpack: burly Cordura and X-Pac construction, heavy-duty buckles, and a detachable lid that straps around your waist or shoulder. Behind the roomy main compartment is an integrated load shelf rated for 130 pounds of meat—but also, as I found out, suitable for packing a tent, skis, waders, even a packraft and paddles. Fully customizable, the Sky 5100 has all kinds of options, accessories, and configurations, so you can trick it out for your particular recreational pleasures. Overall, it’s a surprisingly congruous combination of durability, comfort, and light weight—in short, a top-notch pack that will do just about anything you ask it to. Available at Schnee’s and the Stone Glacier shop on N. 7th. $599 to $614, depending on size; stoneglacier.com

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