For those who have used the lightweight but supremely versatile ALPS OutdoorZ Commander Lite meat hauler, you already know what a great piece of kit it is.

For 2019, ALPS OutdoorZ has upgraded their pack frame with a new bag that can be used on the frame by itself or attached to the fully loaded meat hauler for even greater carrying capacity. Each piece can be purchased separately or as a combination kit, so those desiring the entire setup can purchase it together and those who already have the Commander Lite can easily add just the bag. The Commander Lite frame can also be purchased by itself for those only desiring the meat hauler.

The bag features a roomy 47 liter carrying capacity and the main compartment features a full-length zipper for easy access to everything contained inside. A pair of overlapping open-top stretch pockets on either side, make easy access to water bottles or essential gear a snap. A large zippered spotting scope pocket lets you easily carry your favorite glass and keeps it protected from the elements and has two compression straps for locking down a tripod.

A water bladder pocket inside will hold your favorite reservoir and a dual pass through will direct your drinking hose to whichever side you prefer.

A stowable and removable drop-down rifle holder will keep your favorite bangstick from flopping around and allow it to be cinched tight to the pack.

Gear loops on the face, as well as included extension straps, lets you add more gear to the outside and keeps it all tight and close to the body.

The pack is made of a quiet and rugged material in coyote brown and is coated to make it water resistant. To keep it completely dry in rainy weather, it comes with a full rain cover that stores in its own zippered pocket at the bottom.

The pack frame features adjustment for torsos of 17-23 inches, so it fits nearly everyone. A wide and comfortable padded waist belt keeps the pack at just the right height to properly distribute the load and comes with two zippered pockets that are perfect for calls and a rangefinder or windicator. Sewn loops allow easy mounting of a clip style holster or bear spray.

The real benefit of this pack is its extremely light weight. The bag and frame combined weigh just 6 pounds and 11 ounces but will still easily haul 40-50 pounds of gear or meat.