Goshawk 4800

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Built to Order
Backpack Platform:
Ultralight Hunting
Backpack Hunting
Unsupported Expeditions
Backpack Size:
3-5 Days
Backpack Size:
5-10 Days
Backpack Weight:
3-4 lbs
Zippered Main Entry
Talon Optimal
Water Carry:
Water Bottles
3 weeks
LT-Backpack Shoulder Harness - Tan:
3 weeks
LT-Small Hipbelt - Tan - Fits 27" - 31":
3 weeks
LT-Medium Hipbelt - Tan - Fits 29" - 34":
3 weeks
LT-Large Hipbelt - Tan - Fits 33" - 38":
3 weeks
LT-XL Hipbelt - Tan - Fits 36" - 42":
3 weeks
LT-XXL Hipbelt - Tan - Fits 42" - 48":
3 weeks
LT-Backpack Top Lid - Olive Green:
3 weeks
LT-Hipbelt Pocket - Olive Green:
3 weeks
LT-Lumbar Pad:
3 weeks
LT-2 inch Frame Extension Set:
3 weeks
LT-4 inch Frame Extension Set:
3 weeks
LT-Both 2 and 4 inch Frame Extensions - 2 Sets:
3 weeks
LT-Base Talon - Olive Green:
3 weeks
LT-Base Talon - Blaze Orange:
3 weeks
LT-Mesh Talon:
3 weeks
LT-Merlin - Daypack Talon:
3 weeks
LT-BHA Merlin - Daypack Talon:
3 weeks

Hunting Backpacks - Goshawk

The Goshawk is one of our most popular hunting backpacks.  It compresses small enough to use as a daypack, yet is large enough for a 10 day mid-season hunt. 

This backpack features a full side zip, making access to gear easy.  Two easy to reach bottle pockets hold two nalgenes each, and strategically placed web loops allow multiple compression schemes.  Pair the Goshawk with a Talon and/or a Top Lid for more organization.

Handmade in Grand Junction, Colorado, USA.

Goshawk Features:

  • Field Adjustable Frame Height
  • Rapid Adaptable Compression System (RACS)
  • Dynamic Belt System
  • Breakaway Carry
  • X-Pac™ Fabric
  • Full Side Zip
  • 4800 ci main bag with fully separating side zipper.  Rolls down to 3000 ci at frame height.
  • Dual side pockets big enough to carry two nalgenes each.
  • Note - Ice Axe Loops have been replaced by a web loop and extra gatekeeper straps.  This is a more adaptable system.


  • Weight - Olive 3 lbs 11 oz.
  • Volume - 4800 ci packbag, Base Talon adds 1000 ci, Merlin adds 1400 ci, Load Shelf expansion adds up to 2000 ci more.


  • Top Circumference - 43"  |  109 cm
  • Bottom Circumference - 42"  |  107 cm
  • Unrolled Height - 38"  |  97 cm


  • Suspension and Packbag
  • 6 Side Compression Straps 
  • Over the top strap
  • Removable Load Shelf
  • Field Repair Kit
  • Two 1 inch belt buckles.  A 4 to 1 single buckle is available on request.


  • Adjustable frame, Can be used at 24"-  28" 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.





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 Goshawk.  Go nuts.



  • 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




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  • 5

    Posted by Josh Green on 28th May 2018

    I bought this pack for hunting hiking and fishing. It’s been great on the dozen or so trips that I’ve taken it on. I’ve found that it’s super adaptable, compressing down to hold a days worth of gear securely or enough for several days when expanded. Don’t forget to utilize the load shelf for things like food while hiking into a hunting spot to allow more room in the pack for gear, it’s a great way to extend your days in the field. The zipper is great for keeping your pack in order, keeping you from constantly digging. Overall a great, light pack that Works for me in every situation I’ve put it in.

  • 5
    Hell Yes.

    Posted by Tyler on 30th Apr 2018

    Took this pack on its maiden voyage this weekend, and I am in LOVE!
    The fit is superb. Super light weight, seems very very durable.
    No more rain fly is right! This bag will sit in a puddle of water and keep its contents bone dry. (unintentionally tested)
    Full length zipper, no more yard sale on the mountain side.
    Gatekeepers are a great feature, easy to unbuckle when compressed. Far more superior to the traditional buckles
    Side pockets are way deeper than they appear, fit 2 nalgenes, headlamp, extra batteries, some drink mixes on one side, turkey calls, trekking poles on the other. Note: there is a small weep hole in the bottom of the side pocket that is great at dispersing water and small items such as AAA batteries.

    Get the base talon! Unlike other packs, that have an H2O sleeve inside, the talon allows you to carry water on the outside which allows for easier access, and eliminates issues with gear or your back getting saturated because you didn't close the lid of your bladder properly or it ruptured mid-hunt (you know this has happened to you before.) It's stupid easy to remove, refill, replace your water bladder without the headaches that you've come accustom to. If it were raining, would you really want to open your pack and expose all your gear? Get the talon.
    I cowboy camp because I'm lazy and don't like the hassle of setting up a big camp. Easier to pack up as well. So, keep that in mind when I say this. 3 day Turkey Hunt. Extra Clothes: long johns, puffy jacket, 3 long sleeves of various weight, socks, food, water - 1 camelback, 2 naglenes, rain gear, sleeping setup, decoy, bow, and an elk skull with ROOM TO SPARE! Hell, I even packed bagels and bananas.
    This could easily be a 7-10 day pack. Easily.
    We hiked-in, in the dark, so strapped my bow under the talon and used the load shelf as a support for my wheelie bow and snugged everything down for what turned out to be a full-moon lit hike.

    I found that if I compress the bottom a bit more before loading, this eliminates the need to adjust on the trail as much. Keeping everything up high.

    My buddies both have packs from other big name vendors. The packs are nice in their own regards but they are envious of the Seek Outside pack. Well done. Cheers to y'all.