RCG Product Review - Vanguard Pioneer 1600 RT Hunting Backpack

My Misson Was To Find A Hunting Backpack That Could Serve As A Great Overall Day Backpack. For All Hunters In Any Location That Was Both Comfortable Aand Durable.

Vanguard's Pioneer Collection of hunting bags includes backpacks, shoulder bags and a waist pack option. My choice was the backpack from Vanguard's Pioneer hunting bag selections they offer. The bags are offered in either forest green or the Realtree Xtra Camouflage design. The backpack line is available in Large (2100), Medium (1600) and Small (975) sizes. I am reviewing, for this article, the Pioneer 1600 RT.

I found it allowed gear to be carried in the field all day comfortably and securely. The water-repellent material is very durable, while the fabric remained soft and quiet due to its high count tricot fabric. These qualities alone are a "must-have" for all hunters.

Also, it featured a waterproof, zippered pocket for personal items, which gave easy access due to its bright orange zippers.

The simplicity of adjusting the straps with a simple pull at the bottom of the bag was very convenient. It is pre-marked for a small, medium, large or an X-Large shoulder strap fit. Once you adjust the shoulder straps for the perfect fit you just reattach the Velcro together which secures the straps. Then, push the adjustment back into the bottom of the bag. This backpack is amazingly comfortable to wear! Backpacks normally bother me because of the muscle and nerve damage in my upper body. I packed it full and added my shotgun and it was very well balanced. 

And if comfort and quality wasn't enough, below are even more reasons to get a Vanguard Pioneer backpack:

* Hydration Reservoir compartment with clips for tubes

*  Butterfly attachment carrying system (bow or rifle)

*  Zippers have extra large pulls (some orange)

*  Sternum straps with built in whistle

*  Air System, keeps packs dry.

* Waist belt with detachable bags for binoculars, knives, cell phones

* Heat insulated pocket on side for warm snacks or drinks

* Outside attaching for tripods, shooting sticks, etc.  

VANGUARD/PIONEER LIFETIME WARRANTY: Vanguard will repair any damage or defect, free of charge. They may even replace the product if it isn't fixable. Vanguard stands behind their Pioneer series for a lifetime. They have been in business for more than 30 years. 

PIONEER BY VANGUARD ...."Adventure Starts Here!"


Tarra Stoddard

Prois Hunting & Field Rep

ReelCamo Girl Team Member


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