Improved Treasure Hunters Backpack (What A Beast, Review, Photos+)
A couple of months ago a friend visited me and said: “I watched a video from a detectorist here, and a cool backpack was advertised.” In general, we are very interested to see what kind of backpack this and I bought it.
My friend took one backpack in camouflage, and I myself took one in mono-color, so as not to stand out in the crowd too much if I go detecting.
It seems that any backpack is suitable for detecting, but no, there are also some nuances here. This backpack was designed specifically for our needs and tasks, namely:
- In the backpack, you can put a folded or disassembled metal detector (and it will fit in not even one – I have 3 metal detectors!)
- The backpack can also contain a shovel – a short Fiskars or any other alternative, for example – Black Ada. There are side pockets and a place for documents, papers, sandwiches, batteries and a thermos.
- The straps are slightly narrow. If we carry a fully stuffed backpack, then the shoulders begin to hurt and rub. Especially if you need to walk a long distance. But here is something to think about: the price of a backpack of a similar size, but having better materials, hardware and design go for $ 150. An example is the Tasmanian Tiger.
This backpack is enough to run from home to the train, and then from the station and to the field for example, but for long transitions, you need to take another backpack.
The zipper on the bag is a little weak. It is clear that the designer and the developers have tried to meet the normal price range, but it happens as a result of the cheapness of the components. Zippers require attention, but with the presence of direct hands, material, and tools, you can always change the zipper to something more sensible.
The backpack can be folded almost twice and fastened with Fastex. Conveniently, if the shovel is small and the detector is compact – there will not be something sticking out from behind the head, and that will result in fewer questions.
Conveniently, there is a carrying handle on the side. But why is this convenient? I’m driving a car, and many of my friends are too, and for a car such a backpack will be good – you put the detector, shovel and everything you need in it, and you will not need to pick it up by the shoulder strap, but by the side handle, put in the trunk and drive off. The detector will not be in sight if they stop you for checking, and this bag looks very much normal. It is sewn quite well.
A small example of the contents is a spade sticking out because it’s long, and the metal detector Minelab E-Trac inside. In addition, the X-Terra, the Fisher F-70, and the Golden Mask 5+ will fit very easily in the bag – one bag for all your friends is enough, just put the shovels separately.
But what more took my attention about this bag? The backpack is high, and the police may have questions about the content. But why? I could easily carry a carbine or other weapons in such a backpack because for this purpose it also fits, and the police can have similar thinking and draw the relevant conclusions. But otherwise – the backpack is good, the material is not bad, it’s worth the money I would say. For something better and more comfortable, you would have to pay ten times more.
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