Our Choice: ALPS OutdoorZ Matrix Backpack

  • Hands Free
  • Weapon Carriage System
  • Hydration System included
  • Center Aluminium Stay
  • Padded Waist Belt
  • Extension Lash Strapping
  • Not Waterproof (comes with a raincover)

The ALPS OutdoorZ Matrix is a multi-function backpack that is designed to meet the needs of most hunters. The backpack has three main features – it is hands free, it has ample storage compartments, and it is specially designed with maximum load support. The ALPS Outdoor Matrix backpack is an ideal choice for bowhunters as well as outdoorsmen on extended hunting trips.


Take a look at the features we have highlighted below for more information on those design elements that make the ALPS OutdoorZ Matrix backpack one of the most unique products on the market today.

  • Size: 2700 cu.in. / 44L
  • Weight: 4 lbs. 1 oz.

Hands Free

Whether it comes to securing and storing multiple types of weapons or to carrying and accessing hydration during your hunt, the Matrix backpack has a internal, hands free system for both.

Weapon Carriage System

The Matrix backpack has a unique fastening system that allows you to strap a crossbow, compound bow, or even a rifle to the sides of the pack. The padded straps wrap around your weapon of choice to keep them secure and safe while in transport or while you are hiking. The weapon carriage system also includes a drop down pocket and two wing pockets that can be used when an item or weapon is particularly large or bulky.

Hydration System

The Matrix backpack design includes a built-in hydration pocket and port. You will be able to access water any time you are wearing the backpack.


The Matrix backpack is big on both internal and external storage. The inside of the main compartment of the pack has an organizational pocket that can be utilized to store smaller items like your keys, wallet, phone, or even loose ammunition.

On the outside, there is a quiver holder located on both sides of the backpack. The padded belt that clips around your waist has two pockets on either side. It has a mesh portion where you can clip on gun holsters. Finally, the drop down and wing pockets can be used as storage if you are not carrying an overly large or bulky weapon.

The three main features are:

  • Hands free
  • Ample storage compartments
  • Maximum load support

Load Support

The Matrix backpack is designed to be comfortable for longterm use no matter what weapon or items you are carrying. The center aluminum stay, the padded waist belt, as well as the extension lash strapping will make hunting and transporting your weapons easier and more enjoyable.

Center Aluminum Stay

The center aluminum stay acts like a back brace that will support your back and shoulders while you carry all your hunting gear. The aluminum stay also provides you with extra balance while you are hiking or climbing.

Padded Waist Belt

The Matrix backpack also has a padded, foam waist belt that comfortably shifts the weight of the backpack and your gear to your hips. The waist belt provides relief for your back and shoulders so that you can continue to hunt and transport your gear for a longer period of time without causing undue stress to your body.

Extension Lash Strapping

These outer straps allow you to secure overly large or bulky items such that they can be carried safely and efficiently.

The ALPS OutdoorZ Matrix design is a versatile, durable backpack that can be used to carry multiple types of weapons as well as large, bulky items with safety and ease. While it is not waterproof, it does come with a blaze orange rain cover. It comes in the Brushed Realtree Xtra HD color and weighs in at 4 pounds.