The Blue Widow was introduced upon the request of bow hunters who had wondered at first glance what they would do with the rifle scabbard on our Dragonfly and Just One packs. Most of those who used the J107 found that they like the scabbard after all, because it’s a great place to put things like arrows and grunt tubes. We like packs so much that we decided to honor the idea and apply some of the un-tapped items in our design locker. The Blue Widow is basically a Dragonfly with the scabbard layer removed. The main vertical pockets and utility expansion compartment are attached directly to the main frame panel. We added a larger Flex Chassis which can fold forward for use as a seat. And because we think that scabbards and packs go together, we made it so that you can add one if you need it.
Remove the fanny pack / top compartment, as shown at left, and you get a very compact and capable full-format pack that will behave as a daypack when lightly loaded, but will expand to carry heavy loads of meat and gear.
The Blue Widow has a unique portal built into the frame’s back wall that’s designed to accommodate one of our Side Scabbards (pictured right). Choose the A1SS (for shotguns), A2SS or A2LS (for scoped hunting rifles and bolt-action sniper rifles). This configuration puts the scabbard right along your spine, which is the perfect place to carry a heavy long item like a long gun. And, as you’d expect, you can easily retrieve your rifle from the pack when using this system.
Add our ARCG ButtBucket kit (pictured left) to the Blue Widow to get what is undoubtedly the best full-format bowhunting pack on the market. You can mount the ButtBucket high or low, depending on what works best for your rig. If you mount it high as shown here, you can sit and ride a horse while wearing the pack and carrying your bow.