Plateau Packable Pack – Willis Macbeth

July 15, 2016

I had been working with the Product Development team for a while to produce a packable day pack, so I was excited to get my hands on it finally.  Two days before my departure to my Fiordland Roar Trip it turned up – perfect! Since then I have taken it on several trips and have put it to test.

The Plateau - Perfect for that short hunt from the fly camp
The Plateau – Perfect for that short hunt from the fly camp

So the Plateau is 15 litres which I found a good size for a short hunt.  I could easily fit in binoculars, camera, knife, first aid kit, beacon, and a spare jacket.  The extreme packability means that you hardly notice you have it with you, at a mere 130 grams it fits in the palm of your hand.

The Plateau can fit all the essentials for a day hunt
The Plateau can fit all the essentials for a day hunt
The Plateau packed up ready to go
The Plateau packed up ready to go

The Plateau packed up ready to go

It now comes with me on every overnight hunt and is perfect to chuck all my gear in for a quick hunt.  My Fiordland hunt put it to good use, where I used it almost everyday in the most extreme conditions.  The only thing to remember is it isn’t 100% waterproof.  It’s also worth noting that the fabric is very lightweight and therefore is a bit scratchy if you’re pushing through lots of bush. It’s comfortable to wear and can carry a pretty solid weight without any concerns.

Plateau Pack in the depths of Fiordland in typical Fiordland weather
Plateau Pack in the depths of Fiordland in typical Fiordland weather

It’s a great innovation from the team at Hunters Element, I would like to see a bigger brother of the Plateau which could take about 25 litres and was completely waterproof. The Plateau is a must have for any hunter doing an overnighter who wants to pop out for a hunt, and for a RRP of $39.99 it’s extremely affordable.

VIEW PLATEAU PACK:

     NEW ZEALAND >

     AUSTRALIA >


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Hunters Element Lifestyle Blog

Winter Hunting | Tips from the experts
Winter Hunting | Tips from the experts

August 08, 2018

A lot of hunters hang up their boots and rifles over the cold winter month’s, but our experts reckon they’re missing some of the best hunting on offer. Here are some tips to help you make the most of it.
Read More
A Fiordland Odyssey
A Fiordland Odyssey

May 10, 2018 2 Comments

Leading up to my trip to Fiordland this roar, I had been talking with the guys at Hunters Element HQ regarding the Odyssey Range of outer shell, waterproof gear.  I had never been a huge wearer of pants when hunting, more from what I was brought up with rather than for any practical reason.
Read More
A COUPLE OF YEARS IN THE NORTH
A COUPLE OF YEARS IN THE NORTH

February 22, 2018 1 Comment

I took a transfer from work in June 2015 which brought me from Greymouth to New Plymouth.  The work was an interesting change but I knew the hunting wasn't to be quite the same. 
Read More

Keep me in the loop

Sign up to win $1,000 worth of hunters element gear

It looks like you're in . Would you like to go to your countries store?