It’s been 25 years since the birth of our first 2200 Pack, and a lot has changed. One thing hasn’t: this pack is still at the cutting edge of load-carrying perfection.
Every year, we make improvements, to reduce weight, enhance balance and mobility, and just plain make it a shiz-ton better. This year alone, we made more than 25 enhancements, including a lighter, stronger magnesium frame, a weight-loss program that cut nearly a pound off (Hey, does this pack make me look thinner?) and a tighter, slightly lower center of gravity for increased mobility. Because the only other thing that hasn't changed in 25 years is this: 50 pounds is still heavy.
Even in cooler weather, carrying a pack builds up a sweat. Badlands' Hypervent suspension actually pulls your pack away from your back, for a constant flow of cooling air. Where your body does come in contact with the pack, ventilated foam and a tough mesh fabric help continue the flow of air, keeping you cooler, dryer, and more comfortable.
Aramid Bartacking on Stress Points
Badlands chose this thread because a single strand of Aramid fiber can hold more than 100 pounds. Look for that yellow bartack reinforcing every stress point on our packs. Why yellow? Because it's so tough, it can't even be dyed. Hey, at least it's not pink.
Adjustable Waist Belt with Reverse Tightening
With the reverse tightening feature on our waist belts, you pull the belt's ends inwards, rather than outwards. This gives you the leverage you need to properly cinch your belt for maximum carrying comfort.
Bino Connect Compatible
You're already wearing a pack with a harness, so why wear another harness over or under that? With Badlands' Bino Connect System, you can connect your bino case directly to your pack harness, for a more comfortable carry.
Badlands' New KXO-50™ Fabric
This new fabric has all the features you love about KXO-32™ fabric — it's insanely tough, incredibly quiet, and absolutely waterproof. What's different, you say? KXO-50 is even lighter in weight.
Detachable Rifle/Bow Boot
Why risk damaging your rifle or bow? Use this detachable Rifle/Bow Boot and the batwing straps on the back of your Badlands pack to securely carry your rifle or bow, hands-free.