Day Pack Kit


(7 customer reviews)

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The Day Pack Kit is designed for speed and agility by helping to carry only the essentials for day hunts. We have designed this system to accommodate all of our accessory attachments. Utilizing the lid space, along with the additional storage in the Pannier Load Carrier pocket, you are able to go all day. The innovative lid design allows for water bladder storage making this the most versatile Day Pack Kit on the market.

  • Total weight is 4.27 lbs.
  • 400 cubic inches of lid storage
  • 450 cubic inches of pocket storage
  • 500D Cordura
  • Made proudly in Idaho, USA
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  • "The Pannier" Load Carrier is a crucial addition to our pack system. It allows the hunter to use the full pack system to haul camp in, and then seamlessly transition into day pack mode. “The Pannier” used along with the lid is designed for speed and agility by helping to carry only the essentials for a day hunt.  

    • Most advanced and versatile load carrier on the market 
    • Meat is securely between the frame and the main bag on the packout 
    • 8 compression straps to secure meat to the frame (3 on each side, 2 to the top) with an additional 4 lid straps to lock the heaviest of loads to the frame 
    • 2500 cubic inches of carrying capacity 
    • 1 oversized pocket providing 400 cubic inches combined with 450 cubic inches of lid storage allowing for 850 total cubic inches of pockets
    • 2 - ¾" compression straps on the outside of "The Pannier" secures weapon or anything you want to carry outside the large pocket 
    • All bar tack utilizes "Lock Stitching" 
    • External molles to support any attachment needs, including IA weapon-specific carriers 
    • Orange color-coded bar tack for easy buckle and accessory management 
    • Made proudly in Idaho, USA 
  • 3 years in development, 14 generations of design improvements to deliver simply the most comfortable suspension system on the market
  • Total frame weight 18 oz.
  • Triaxial carbon fiber resin-infused material with strategically placed reinforcement to deliver the highest strength to weight ratio
  • Perfectly balanced shape to deliver the most comfortable suspension on the market while carrying heavy or light loads. The contoured shape fits seamlessly in line with the natural curvature of your spine while spreading the weight out effortlessly into your hips
  • Slight “V” shape of frame parallels bag design creating a wedge shape to perfectly balance any load
  • Modular system utilizing triglides and 1” buckles allows the backcountry adventurer to secure any Initial Ascent bags to a single frame suspension
  • 3-point locking system designed to secure the shoulder straps to the frame is unmatched in the industry
  • 6 vertical adjustments allow for an exact fit regardless of your height or torso length
  • 2 load lifter adjustments strategically placed to maximize comfort under the most extreme loads with a goal to keep the crucial 25-35% angle
  • Made proudly in Idaho, USA
  • Made with Volara® Closed Cell foam, ideal for backcountry hunters to provide extreme, all-day comfort
  • Shoulder straps are reinforced with a heavy bar tack through the entire shoulder strap and foam system to guarantee no fabric rolling under the most demanding loads
  • 2 D-rings for accessory attachments
  • 1” sternum strap designed for easy operations with any glove size
  • Right and left water bladder tube lock downs to suite your individual needs
  • 3-D spacer mesh in conjunction with frame design allows for optimal airflow keeping your back cool
  • Load lifter adjustments allow the user to transfer weight from shoulder straps to the hips where it belongs
  • Made proudly in Idaho, USA
  • Large free-floating lid designed to support any size of load
    • Oversized storage compartment with waterproof YKK zipper allowing for quick, easy access while in the field
    • Our lid has a perfectly balanced water bladder storage compartment designed seamlessly with our partner Platypus® and their 1.5L Big Zip Low Profile Hydration System (optional)
    • Concealed pocket under lid which is ideal for hunting licenses and tags
    • Clip inside lid ideal for keys or extra headlamp
    • Made proudly in Idaho, USA
  • Three-piece system designed with 1” Volara® close cell foam as well as an additional layer of “Smart foam” in the lumbar region. The lumbar system is designed to allow for adjustability by easy access to the foam insert providing complete customization dependent upon the user
  • We use “Slip-not” material on the lumbar region to make sure the pack system does not slide on your back even in the hottest environments with heavy loads
  • 3-D spacer mesh is utilized for added comfort and breathability
  • Our hip belt structure is heavily reinforced to support the toughest carrying conditions
  • Made proudly in Idaho, USA
    • S<31"
    • M- 31"-34"
    • L- 35"-39"
    • XL- 40'+

7 reviews for Day Pack Kit

  1. Richard

    BEST PACK EVER. I have used and owned many packs systems. I have never used anything like this. The way it all works together it feels like the load is lighter then it is. It’s the most versatile pack on the market from just a day pack, Meat pack to a full weeks long excursion. The customer service you get after your purchase is like you are family! friendly quick to help out better then any other company I have ever work with!! When I run the day pack set up with a 3 Liter water bladder, my emergency kit and my kill kit my pack still weighs less than 8 pounds!!!!!! If you do any kind of back packing/ hunting you need this pack.

  2. Garrett Jones

    Having the option of the day pack is a game changer!!! I hate always carrying my giant bag around all day long when it isn’t necessary. This takes a very high quality pack and pushes it over the edge for me. It was so easy to take the larger bag off of the frame and run the day pack. I see myself using just the day pack very often without even bringing the larger pack along with me. Having the meat shelf on the day pack was so convenient when we packed out a bear this spring. The bulk of the weight fit up close on the frame which makes carrying a lot of weight WAY easier. Amazing product that I would recommend to anyone!

  3. TDouthit

    What I can say is the day pack component was heavily used last year. It was my go to day pack on a successful backcountry bow hunt and two mule deer hunts. It has plenty of storage for elk calls, yum-yums, fluids, etc..Most importantly it is well fastened to the best pack frame on the market. You get what you pay for, first class bag, first class customer service.

  4. Jeff M

    The Day Pack Kit form Initial Ascent is a great, functional pack for quick and/or light trips. I typically carry the whole IA4K kit into an area and drop the bag portion of the pack and run with the Day Pack. This allows you to just take the essentials for the day. I will carry water, a tripod, a spotter, a puffy, and lunch for a day trip. I used the Day Pack Kit on a horse back hunt for moose in northern Idaho last year, and the pack was extremely comfortable to ride in. A nice addition to the Day Pack is their dry bag. This adds a lot of storage and not extra weight. The Day Pack Kit is the way to go for running light and carrying your essentials.

  5. Nathan D

    My Initial Ascent pack has been the best pack that’s ever touched my back and I’ve had quite a few over the years. The carbon frame is more than strong enough for those long heavy loads out but also light and comfortable enough to never slow me down. The bag is well thought out with plenty of room for several days in the back country. It has a perfect spotter pouch for easy in and out for my Razor 85mm. If your looking for a pack that does it all do your self a favor and check out Initial Ascent.

  6. Steven E

    This pack is awesome. You can pack out your game with ease and without the bulk of old conventional pack frames or packs with internal frames in their bag. I run my system this way from shed hunting to just a day hike from camp or the truck. The comfort level of the shoulder straps and hip belts are unmatched. I’ve yet to find another pack as good as the system Initial Ascent has come up with. Give them a try and you won’t regret it.

  7. Brandon W

    I can’t get enough of this pack in day mode! Plenty of space between lid and outside pocket for all my daily necessities! And if given the chance to harvest an animal, I have plenty of room in the load carrier to start packing out an animal! Day Mode with this pack is also perfect for a 3-5 day bivey Hunt!!

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