Initial Ascent

Whether you’re on a 10-day sheep hunt in Alaska or a five day elk hunt in Idaho, Initial Ascent has the most versatile hunting pack systems on the market. Their different systems are designed and geared towards the person who simply needs the perfect size daypack with additional storage, all the way up to the backcountry outdoorsman that is searching for a hunting pack that has an optimal carrying position for loads up to 100lbs.

Joe and Dennis, who are avid backcountry hunters and take pride in being local Idahoans, spent three years developing 14 generations of the Initial Ascent Integrous Frame and suspension system which resulted in the quality , durability and comfort they believed was missing from the hunting pack industry.

Although the pack was built around the highly perfected frame, the excellence doesn’t stop there. They hand-selected their materials using only the best on the market. You can expect to see Triaxial Carbon Fiber, 500d Cordura®, 400d Packcloth, UV resistant nylon webbing, waterproof YKK zippers and Duraflex® buckles and hardware on all their products.

If you’re looking for the perfect daypack or a more robust full system pack, you can guarantee it will withstand anything Idaho throws at you because Initial Ascent tests their products through the toughest environments, and as always, are Tested in Idaho.


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Middleton, Idaho


Accessories, Backpacking