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Top Hunting Backpack Brands
Made in the USA

By Matt Mullins – updated August 20, 2021

Fortunately there are plenty of top quality hunting backpacks proudly made in the USA still supporting American jobs. You may have heard about some American made hunting packs like Stone Glacier or Kifaru being used on your favorite hunting shows such as MeatEater.  Here I’ve created a directory to more American made hunting packs and where you can find them.

American Made Hunting Packs

Blacks Creek Guide Gear

Modular backpacks for packing heavy loads and built to last. Where to find them:

Exo Mountain Gear

Exo Mountain gear crafts premium titanium frame backcountry hunting packs. Their K3 4800 is the hunting backpack that I use and love. Where to find them:


Kifaru is best known for their rugged and comfortable backcountry hunting backpacks. They also make premium ultralight tarp tents, tipis, and sleeping bags. Where to find them:

Mountain Ridge Gear

Mountain Ridge Gear makes hunting saddle bags and burro panniers in the USA. You might not know that I grew up with horses and hunted by horsepacking deep into the Uinta Mountains as a kid. Now I just use my own two legs. Someday I hope to afford horses again and hunt the best way in existence. Where to find them:

Stone Glacier

You might have heard about Stone Glacier from the MeatEater show and podcast with Steven Rinella. Stone Glacier still makes their excellent quality lightweight hunting backpacks in the USA. However, they also have a line of tents and apparel, but it looks like that’s all imported. Where to find them:

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