Many women have found that they usually have to make do with men’s gear that doesn’t fit them properly if they want to hunt. That is, until recently. More and more hunting gear companies are seeing the growth of women in the sport and creating clothing and gear that is designed specifically for a woman’s different size and body shape is on the rise.

ALPS OutdoorZ is a leader in designing products for women, because so many of their female employees are hardcore huntresses.

The Monarch X Woman’s Hunting Pack from ALPS is a prime example. Designed from the ground up with all of the toughness of the regular men’s ALPS Extreme packs, the Monarch X incorporates contoured shoulder straps, a narrower waist belt and a shorter torso to better fit females.

With 46-liters of storage, the pack is big enough to work as a meat packer and the stowable meat shelf with Hypalon reinforced lashing points can extend its capacity even more.

The molded foam suspension system provides padding on the bag as well as ventilation to prevent overheating while carrying a heavy load. Two fleece-lined side wings protect delicate optics like spotting scopes or cameras and are large enough for a full-sized spotter and a tripod. Inside the wings are mesh pockets for hiking poles or a tripod.

The main pack body is constructed of tough, 1680 Denier ballistic Nylon, to hold up to work in the most rugged terrain. The front organizational pocket opens wide for easy access to frequently used gear. The main compartment incorporates a separate sleeve and a port for a hydration bladder.

A stowable rifle or bow pocket lets you transfer the weight of your weapon onto the Lycra shoulder straps for more comfortable carrying for long distances. The waist belt incorporates anti-sway straps and has two roomy pockets for carrying a GPS, camera, or other gear where it is easily accessible without taking off the pack. Two strips of webbing also accommodate clip-style pistol holsters or knife sheaths.

The Monarch X is a highly versatile pack that can be cinched down to work as a day pack for scouting or expanded to its full potential for carrying a load of meat out of the field.

Don’t settle for little boy’s gear or a hand-me-down from the hunting man in your life. Get gear designed for women hunters by women hunters and hunt in comfort. It will help you stay in the field longer and longer days in the field equal greater success.

Check out the ALPS Monarch X Woman’s Hunting Pack at your local Sportsman’s Warehouse or grab one online at