U-shaped zipper provides easy access into the main bag, including items on the bottom, without unloading the entire pack
Easily compresses down to a day pack size while in bivy mode
The front zipped pocket is awesome for items that are commonly used liked glassing pads, insulation layers, and food
Total bare pack weight is just 5 lbs 8 oz and yet its built-in load shelf can still handle 150+ pounds of meat
5,400 cubic inch main bag
Full panel zip for access to the main bag
Front zipped pocket for quick access to essentials
150+ pound load rating
2,500+ cubic inch expandable load shelf
Made in the USA
BreakdownThe Sky 5900 blends function of a front panel zip with the versatility of the proven Sky design. Featuring the new Xcurve frame, designed to provide the utmost comfort and stability under the heaviest of loads. The large front panel zip allows quick access to virtually the entire pack while the Sky design offers excellent compression. The Sky 5900 can go from a 4300 cubic bivy mode to full volume 5900 cubic inches with lid. Add the load shelf volume of 2500+ cubic inches to bring the overall max volume to 8000 cubic plus. Anything from day trips to multi-week trips, the 5900 has it covered. A 22" front vertical pocket is incorporated for a spotting scope, sized to fit the largest of glass. Attachment points for Swing Out Pockets are located just inside the zipper for quick access to small items needed along the trail. A large open top pocket is located on each side for the carry of a tripod, water bottle, or the stock of a rifle.
I tried this pack on, along with a Mystery Ranch Beartooth 80. While the Sky 5900 was considerably more expensive, the decision was a no brainer. The Sky 5900 was in a whole different league when it came to comfort and fit. It doesn't have all of the bells and whistles of some other packs, but the Xcurve frame is leaps and bounds ahead of the competition and carries weight much more comfortably. At the end of the day, this is what was most important to me in a backpack. I'm looking forward to putting it though the ringer this fall.
Being from the Midwest I was a little hesitant to spend so much on a pack I might only get to use for a week or so per year. But, this pack so far has been bullet proof and it’s amazing how well designed it is. I can fit a razor 65mm spotter and the tripod in the front pocket. And plenty of room for everything else for a 4-6 day trip in the back country. Also have to mention how comfortable this pack is went loaded heavy. Stays in place and keeps a lot of the weight of the shoulders.
Great gift! I'm glad Mrs. Clause finally listened and gave me what I asked for. Lol
This pack makes other gear I own look cheap and poorly made. This is truly a quality built product. The cost is high, but if you intend to use and abuse your pack for years to come... it is worth every penny.
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