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Brooks 7400

$489.00
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Availability:
Built to Order
Backpack Platform:
Integrated
Activity:
Backpacking
Activity:
Day Hunting
Activity:
Backpack Hunting
Activity:
Unsupported Expeditions
Activity:
Packrafting
Backpack Size:
10+ Days
Backpack Weight:
4-5 lbs
Organization:
Zippered Main Entry
Organization:
Zippered Pockets
Organization:
Talon Optimal
Organization:
Spotting Scope Pocket
Water Carry:
Hydration Bladder
Seek Outside Brooks 7400 Hunting Backpack

Hunting Backpacks / Integrated Platform / Brooks:

From daypack to load monster, the Brooks quickly converts from 1200 ci daypack to 2400 ci batwing to 5800 ci weekender to 7400 ci hunting backpack.  The Brooks offers a weather resistant rolltop with quick access fully separating zipper, plus two large zippered side pockets offering storage and organization.

Handmade in Grand Junction, Colorado, USA.

Brooks Features:

  • Integrated Platform - suspension is secured by the packbag, giving a light and strong system with no breakaway feature.  
  • Large 5000 ci rolltop packbag with fully separating side zipper for easy access.
  • Dual 1200 ci zippered side pockets.  Large enough for 85 mm angled spotting scope, tripod, or 3l water bladders. 
  • Hydration bladder ports included in side pockets.
  • Versatile compression system utilizing Gatekeeper hardware.  Use it, lose it, or move it.
  • Now based on a 24" frame, you can add frame extensions to your Brooks for heavy loads or long torsos.

Seek Outside Hunting Backpacks:

Our goal is to build the best hunting backpacks in the world.

That's easy to say, everyone says it. But what does it mean? What criteria do you judge a thing like that by?

For us it starts with heavy load comfort and durability. Hauling elk quarters or a boned out deer stresses every part of a pack, so every part of our packs use top shelf materials and the strongest construction methods we can dream up.

Our stiff frame and hipbelt operate differently from other makers, and honestly our belts slip less under heavy loads. Our packs are rated to 100+ lbs and have carried well past 150 lb loads.

Body types and tastes differ, but we and many of our customers believe our packs to be the best with big loads.

How do you make a heavy load pack not feel like a backbrace with a day load? With an articulating frame. Under light loads our frame moves with you. It feels like it disappears.

We make the lightest weight hunting backpacks available. Why is this important? It's not if you hunt the flatlands. It becomes important when you're gaining 3,000 feet in a mile and a half and the fun factor cratered an hour ago. People who have suffered - really suffered - under heavy loads in the steeps know that weight matters.

Tall frames are great for heavy loads. Shorter frames are good for day hunting. Our packs do both. With adjustable frame height you can hunt with a 24" frame while slipping through timber, and then if you get an animal down change the frame height to 26" or 28" - without tools, in the field, in two minutes. No one else does this.

We hate raincovers. They are unneeded weight, noisy, messy, just an all around disaster. We make our packbags from X-Pac, a completely waterproof material that eliminates the need for a raincover.

These are the criteria we use to judge our backpacks.

Don't listen to us though, or to anyone else.

Be your own judge.

Specifications:

  • Minimum Weight - 3.95 lbs.
  • Shipped Weight - 4.5 lbs - includes dual cross stays, six compression straps, two internal accessory pockets.
  • Volume - 7400 ci total - 5000 ci main packbag, 1200 ci per side pocket.

Includes: 

  • Seek Outside Suspension 
  • 6 Compression Straps 
  • 2 4 Liter Possibilities Pouches 
  • Two Horizon Cross Stays

Backpack Accessories:

 

Fit:

  • Adjustable frame, Can be used at 24"-  28" height. Optimized for 26 inch height - Which Frame Height is Right for Me?
  • Three hip belt sizes, fits 29 to 42 inch waists
  • Shoulder harness easily adjusts to fit 15" - 22" torsos.

 

 

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Rain Cover / Seam Sealing: 

  • For instructions, check out our video Seam Sealing a Backpack.
  • Main pack bag is made of X-Pac™ waterproof material and features a waterproof rolltop closure.  Seam sealing the outside seams is recommended for exceptionally wet environments.  
  • Water can penetrate the side zipper, but usually not in a rain situation with the pack upright - the zipper flap does an excellent job of repelling rain.  
  • Waterproof stuff sacks are recommended for exceptionally rainy conditions, and drybags for submersion or severely wet conditions such as bushwacking or canyoneering.  
  • Side pockets are 500D Cordura and are not waterproof.

 

Bear cans:

  • All bear cans will fit horizontally at any location in the Brooks.  Go nuts.

 

Materials: 

  • Suspension is 500D Cordura and 3D mesh. Hypalon and 500D Cordura reinforcements
  • Expedition Olive (X42) is a 420 denier plain weave with a 200 psi PET laminate

 

RECOMMENDED USE: BACKPACK HUNTING, BACKPACK SHEEP HUNTING, BACKPACK ELK HUNTING, PACK RAFTING, EPIC ADVENTURING

 

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Warranty:

Defects in manufacturing and material for the practical lifetime of the product. Damage due to wear and tear or misuse will be repaired for a reasonable charge.

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  • 4
    Wow! Highly Recommended!

    Posted by Robert on 4th Oct 2017

    I tested this pack against a Kifaru and Exo Mountain and it was by far the most comfortable. I've tested it with up to 104 lbs and it performed phenomenally. My reservation with buying this pack was that I already had several large volume packs (Mountainsmith, Kelty, Jansport). However, the way this SO carries heavy weight is not even comparable to the traditional backpacking brands. The only reason I give 4 stars instead of 5 is the challenging experience with customer service. They had a recall on this pack b/c of incorrect buckles. They did not return my emails, then when I called them they told me they weren't sure how long it would take to fix the recall issue and send my pack back to me. Long story short, I had to call Argali Outdoors (where I bought the pack) and get them to address my issue with the SO folks. That said, I believe they are great folks. I just had a not so great experience. In the end they eventually fixed the recall issue in a prompt and professional manner.

    Seek Outside Note: We investigated where the disconnect was which was that we called the customer instead of answering the ticket. In the future, when we directly call a customer to resolve, we will note it in the ticket before closing ticket. Thanks

  • 5
    Preliminary review - owned it for 1 day...

    Posted by Daniel Brassard on 1st Sep 2017

    I've been stomping around my neighborhood with 65 pounds in my old dead bird naos 70 liter pack. When the brooks arrived, I put the entire pack in the brooks... *and still had to cinch it down*.

    First loaded impression, the Brooks is more comfortable than my old naos or my old-old bora.

    The suspension layout was intuitive enough that I adjusted it easily enough. The conversion to a 1200 ci daypack eluded me until just now... the compression straps wrap around the *frame* and clip to themselves. I couldn't find the loops. No loops needed!

    The postie who dropped the pack off (she's a mountain fanatic and a buddy of mine, now) and I were very pleased by the build quality. Very solid, and the functional design touches make me jealous I didn't think of them.

    The two strap waistbelt seems like a particularly neat idea so far. Dad-bod lard aside (darn kids!), I like it. I put my belt buckle between the two straps, and that seemed to cure the pouching pant-front I've always sported when backpacking. We'll have to see when it's game time, of course.

    With a bit of luck, I'll be putting moose quarters (or eighths... maybe sixteenths. I'm a shadow of the man I was) in the pack the last week of september, so I'll update my review.

    Cheers,

    Dan in New West