Exo Mountain 3500 - foliage - $420

Spitz

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 25, 2007
Messages
2,397
Location
Idaho
I really liked this pack last year. Lightweight and comfortable, with sufficient pockets to make gear access on day hunts a non-issue. They've made a few changes to it for this year but bumped up the price from $450 to $500. It's in great shape, no stains or tears that I see.

I'm trying to figure out if belt size is small or medium. I'm a 32" waist so I'm in between. It fit me great with a little to spare.

$420 shipped. I just need to find a box that'll work for it.

Here's a link:

http://exomountaingear.com
 

Spitz

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 25, 2007
Messages
2,397
Location
Idaho
I like the changes they made to the new pack. Going to be getting one of those.
 

WyOpitz

New member
Joined
Aug 18, 2011
Messages
595
Location
Wyoming
What changes did they make? I have the first generation and can't think of anything that would make it better. It's a sweet pack.
 

Spitz

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 25, 2007
Messages
2,397
Location
Idaho
They added some aluminum cross stays for rigidity on the frame; made the lid removable in the 3500 size, changed the straps they use and a few other minor changes. Biggest one was toughening up the frame a tad.
 

Lawnboy

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 2, 2008
Messages
3,613
Location
Bozeman, Montana
Do they have a load shelf? What about functioning load lifters if you do have some meat in the shelf or is it similar to the crew cab without much load lifter help?
 

Spitz

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 25, 2007
Messages
2,397
Location
Idaho
They do have a load shelf and the frame is significantly taller than the NICE frame, allowing for functional load lifters.
 

old man

Active member
Joined
Aug 14, 2011
Messages
435
Location
shelton CT.
Packs and tents

This will be my first year O.Y.O. backpacking elk hunt and don't under stand why I should spend 4-5 hundred dollars for a pack or one man tent, which some hunters suggest.
 

Oak

Expert
Joined
Dec 23, 2000
Messages
13,564
Location
Colorado
This will be my first year O.Y.O. backpacking elk hunt and don't under stand why I should spend 4-5 hundred dollars for a pack or one man tent, which some hunters suggest.

For a NR that might be coming west once, or once every 3-4 years, it's probably not worth it. For guys (or gals) that live out here and do multiple hunts a year, having the most comfortable and reliable gear is more important. If you don't think you need it, you probably don't.
 

Mthuntr

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 9, 2009
Messages
4,665
Location
In the Sagebrush of SW Montana
I have the new 2015 3500 ExoMountain pack. It is a very sturdy pack and am happy with the adjustments and feel so far. While I haven't carried it fully loaded it has seen 2 weeks of daily backpacking and it will see 3-5 more weeks of solid use before archery season. It actually survived an upset mule stepping on it without any damage. I really wish for the price it included a couple internal mesh pockets and a water bladder pocket instead of being add-ons. The large belt fits my fat gut but the chest strap could be a couple inches longer to accommodate some more adjustment
 
Last edited:

Latest posts

Forum statistics

Threads
94,494
Messages
1,408,073
Members
29,642
Latest member
gunstar
Top