Badlands only calls it a 'vest' because that is so much easier than saying the vest which carries better than 90% of the packs currently on the market. However, it's still as light as a standard vest and offers the versatility of ump-teen million pockets for 'the most versatile layout ever.Read more
Badlands AirTrack™ Suspension is the Frankenstein of several Badlands revolutionary technologies. Molded foam is amazingly comfortable. It sits well against your back and hips and provides long lasting comfort when hauling weight. The enigma wasâ€¦how do we make it breathe? With Badlands AirTrack™ Technology we build channels into the foam so air can effectively pass between your body and your pack. In addition, we use a breathable mesh over the foam as another layer of comfort and ventilation. The result is warm air escaping and cool air entering through tracks all across your back and shoulders. The other result is outlasting your peers and pure bliss. Thank you cards can be sent to Badlands Headquarters.
Aramid fibers are fibers in which the chain molecules are highly oriented along the fiber axis so the strength of the chemical bond can be exploited. What does that mean? Wellâ€¦.we're not sure exactly but we do know that one strand of this thread can lift 110 lbs so we don't really care! Yes, all of the yellow bartacks you see on our packs are aramid thread and no, yellow isn't our favorite color. These fibers are so strong and dense that they can't even be dyed another color. At least it's not pink....
Let's face it, you put a lot of stress on your hunting gear. As you should! Certain areas of your pack are bound to take more abuse than others. Through a scientific process we call beating the living hell out of it we found these high stress areas and added reinforcements. Hypalon is one of the highest strength, yet flexible materials known to man and we had to have it. We bought up the world's supply and use it on all high stress areas on all Badlands packs. Why go the extra mile you may ask? Because at Badlands the giving never stops.
Zippers are everywhere and most of the time they are the best closure system you can have. Most of the time didn't quite satisfy us however. There were times in the field when we needed something faster, quieter and one-hand friendly. Over 8 years of research and development led to the creation of Badlands Zip-No Technology. Using rare-earth magnets (the strongest on the planet), we developed a process in which we could bend them into rope like strands. The result is a zipperless system that can be opened and closed silently with one hand and quicker than any zipper could ever be. When stealth and timing is everything, Zip-No can be the difference between coming out heavy or with just a heavy heart!