(AmmoLand.com) New for 2015, Signature Products Group (SPG) introduces the Browning Billy 1700RT Lumbar Hunting Pack, which will be available in stores this summer. This lumbar pack boasts 1700 cubic inches of storage space, handles heavy loads with ease, and weighs merely 2.5 pounds.
Staying true to Browning’s mantra, “The Best There Is,” SPG has completely redesigned the Browning hunting pack line, incorporating innovations such as Hypo-Sonic™ and Mountain Crawler™ systems made specifically to enhance stealth and endurance on any hunt. Gone are the days of bulky, heavy packs that weigh more than all the rest of your gear…this ain’t your daddy’s hunting pack.
The Billy 1700RT features a revolutionary Baumshell™ fabric as well as the industry-first Hypo-Sonic™ closure in place of a traditional noisy zipper. Woven Baumshell™ fabric is roughly twice the strength and half the weight of traditional knitted pack fabrics. Additionally, it is “whisper quiet” for state of the art sound suppression. Baumshell™ fabric is water resistant and the pack is constructed with reinforced stitching for years of hunting.
The Hypo-Sonic™ closure is located on the waist belt storage pocket. This innovative toothless zipper is water resistant and virtually silent due to its unique materials and welding methods. It is perfect for quietly accessing vital gear like game calls and rangefinders in the final phases of the hunt when silence is critical.
For long days in the field, the Billy 1700RT utilizes the Mountain Crawler™ system to make carrying the pack a breeze. Included in this system is an asymmetrical waist belt design which permits a larger, more functional waist belt storage pocket allowing for “cockpit access” to critical items while still wearing the pack.
Also part of the Mountain Crawler™ system, the “Center of Gravity” lumbar design vastly enhances the ability to carry heavier loads with less fatigue. To do so, shoulder straps are padded with high density foam and the webbing connecting the shoulder straps to the pack is attached to the rear of the pack resulting in a more upright load and drastically more comfortable carriage than the competition’s traditional lumbar packs.
The final Mountain Crawler™ system feature is the “Infinite Loop” shoulder strap innovation. The Billy 1700RT’s shoulder straps move with the hunter’s shoulders, independently of the pack’s weight, allowing for maximum versatility and comfort whether climbing a tree or shooting a bow or gun. The Infinite Loop shoulder straps result in balanced weight for maximum comfort over any terrain.
The Billy 1700RT also features a Roll-Top opening for quiet and easy access to the generous main storage area of the pack. On the inside of the pack there is a Hunter Specific Organization System which provides suggested storage and organization for important hunting gear. The pack also has large pass through side and front pockets for carrying more gear.
The Billy 1700RT is hydration compatible and has low profile lash points for easy external gear attachment. The innovative waist belt cam buckle adjusts easily and much more quietly than traditional buckles.
To help keep hunters cool and comfortable, the Billy 1700RT utilizes Tri-Vent three-layer padding. This padding creates a wicking, breathable, comfortable, and cool back panel.
The Billy 1700RT is available in four camouflage patterns with unique tonal color blocking. Available camouflage patterns include Realtree Max-1®, Realtree Xtra®, Mossy Oak Country®, and Mossy Oak Bottomland®.
- MSRP $189.99
- Weight 2.5 lbs
- Dimension 15″ x 12″ x 16″
- Volume 1700ci
- Baumshell Fabric
- Hypo-Sonic Closure
- Asymmetrical Waist Belt
- Infinite Loop Suspension
- Tri-Vent Padding
- Roll Top Closure
- Water Resistant
- Center of Gravity (CG) carry
SPG is the official licensee of products for Browning®, Realtree®, Mossy Oak®, Ducks Unlimited®, Major League Bowhunter, Under Armour®, Dirty Bird™, Bone Collector®, Hard Core™, and Big Rack.
For more information on SPG, please visit www.spgcompany.com.