Stone Glacier's Approach 1800 has been updated for 2019 with the all new carbon fiber stay system. Designed for those monster days... leaving the trail head hours before light to hit your glassing spot as dawn breaks, then spending the rest of the day grinding out the miles and elevation to close the gap before dark. The Approach is the minimalist day trip package with integrated optics pockets and extended load shelf for the heavy load out. The optics compression straps are attached via quick detach buckles so they can be positioned over just the tripod, or over the tripod and optics pocket. A 1896 cubic inch main bag, 375 cubic inch spotting scope pocket, and 2500+ cubic inch plus expandable load shelf can take the total load up over 5000 cubic inches. At just 3.76lbs with a medium KruX frame and 4.21bs with a medium Xcurve, the Approach maintains a 150 pound load rating.
The Approach bag can also be added to our the Solo and Sky packs to add 2200 cubic inches to each bag for a mere addition of .90 pound. Not only does this allow for extra space, but it offers the option to change bags in the field when day hunting from a spike camp. This can bring the Solo total cubic inches to 5500.
- NEW 2019 Carbon Fiber Stay System
- Spotting scope pocket fits both angled and straight eyepieces
- Tripod attachment system
- 1 exterior scope pocket, 1 interior pocket
- 150+ pound load rating (check Design page for load rating info)
- Hydration compatible
- 2,500+ cubic inch expandable load shelf
- Belt attachments
- Heavy duty YKK #10 zipper
- Cordura 500 and Xpac fabric
- Heavy-duty, 1" Duraflex military approved buckles and webbing
- Made in the USA
Size: 1,896 cubic inches
Spotting Scope Pocket: 375 cubic inches
Size with Load Shelf: 4,396+ cubic inches
Weight: 4 lbs 3.36 oz (Medium); 1 lb 1.28 oz (Bag Only)
Small: 28" - 30"
Medium: 31" - 36"
Large: 37" plus
Xcurve Frame with Bag: $574
Bag Only: $209
For additional instructional videos, such as how to use the Load Shelf or reattach the bag to the frame please see our instructions page.