How (and Why) To Compress K4 Packs for Day Hunts
All of our K4 Packs are thoughtfully designed to provide the most versatility possible. Even our largest bag, the K4 7200, is capable of compressing cleanly and functioning efficiently for short day hunts. This video will show you how to compress any of our K4 bag models for day hunts, or any other scenario where you are not using the full volume of your K4 bag.
Why It Matters
The performance of your pack is not only influenced by how it fits you, it is affected by how weight is loaded in the bag, or on the frame. As you compress the pack, you are ensuring that the bag's contents are kept closer to your back, and are not sinking to the bottom of the bag. Even lighter loads will be more comfortable when the weight is kept closer to your body and placed in the mid-to-upper portion of your back.
Additionally, compressing your pack will create a smaller profile, preventing unwanted noise, hang-ups, and abrasion as you are hunting — especially if you are hiking off-trail.
Not only are all of our K4 Bags designed to compress cleanly, they offer efficient access when they are at their compressed size. The front stretch panel and lower side stretch pockets are great places to store smaller items when our bags are compressed. And the bag's main storage area is easily accessible via the front zipper access.
Check out our K4 Pack Comparison page to see how each of our K4 Pack models look, and compare to one another, when they are expanded and compressed...