Field & Stream 40L External Frame Pack

Field & Stream 40L External Frame Pack is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 41.
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Field & Stream 40L External Frame Pack
Field & Stream 40L External Frame Pack
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Get ready for your next wilderness trek or scouting trip with the Field & Stream® External Frame Pack. Customize your fit with the adjustable shoulder straps, frame length, back pad, sternum strap and hip belt for ultimate comfort during your hike. This pack features a bevy of organizational features, including a front panel pocket, four external pockets, two hip belt accessory pockets and bottom half-moon opening with a daisy chain.


  • Lightweight aluminum frame won’t weigh you down
  • Front-panel loading
  • Frame length can be adjusted from 33”-36”
  • Shoulder straps can be adjusted to three different widths for versatility
  • Adjustable 8”x12” padded back pad
  • Adjustable sternum strap
  • Hip belt can be adjusted to 56”
  • Integral extender bar
  • Front panel pocket with zip cover and grab handle
  • 4 external pockets including 2 mesh water bottle pockets
  • 2 hip belt accessory pockets
  • Internal storage pocket
  • 4-slot lash tab
  • Bottom half moon opening with zipper cover and daisy chain
  • Internal divider with pass-through sides


  • Capacity: 40L/ 2460 cu in
  • Bag dimensions: 20.5” x 14.75”
  • Carry weight: 5 lbs
  • Style #: CEH00886
  • Field & Stream
  • Brand: Field & Stream
  • Country of Origin: United States of America


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Plastic buckles are garbage I have had this pack for two weeks. I do like all the compartments it is very easy to stay organized, however 80% of your weight is carried in the waist strap. I could not get the waist strap tight enough to bear the load of my pack, I could tighten them up a little bit then it was impossible, with that being said carrying a load for a couple days makes it very strenuous and painful in your shoulders. I recently went on a two day 23 mile hike, worse two days of my life due to this pack. I had to remove my nylon webbing belt out of my pants and run it through the waist strap to tighten it up enough to get back to my car. Wouldn't be a bad pack if the plastic buckles where made with a little more quality.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hiking bag Took it camping two weeks ago and I fit so much in it. And I love it
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from field and Stream 40L external frame pack It`s great. I love it. It`s a good pack. Many zippered compartments. And two front load pockets. Perfect.
Date published: 2016-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is my overnight backpack A good intermediate pack. I like an external frame pack for overnights, lots of room on top to add a sleeping bag tent or anything else. lighter frames start to get pricey quick. Again, good middle of the road price/performance. It is VERY comfortable on all day hikes. Lots of strap adjustments to make it fit just right with minimal floppy excess straps. The pockets on the belt are great. they are a nice size and easy to get to and easy to open and close with the pack on. The only down side is that there is no pocket for a water bag (camel pack) and the water bottle pockets can not be reached without taking off the pack. I was aware of these before I bought it so it's ok by me.
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product This is exactly what I was looking for. It's light very durable and holds everything you need for hiking and camping.
Date published: 2016-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for young scoits Purchased this for my 12 yo Tenderfoot Boy Scout. Adjustable frame allows for different sized boys and can grow with the scout. Fairly light and easy to pack with multiple exposed popes on the frame to hang extra gear.
Date published: 2016-05-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Day Pack and/or Weekend External Frame Pack I love the features on the pack - I like organizing gear into multiple compartments and this has plenty. Although this is an external frame, I found this pack light while enjoying the comfortable padded support and like the frame's ability to store camping gear (bag/tent/pans) without having to manage to secure it to a frame-less hiking pack. The two large outer pockets hold two 1-liter water bottles in the mesh lining secured by a strap in addition to being able to store items as large as a flash light or storing my 8" knife (as well as food) inside the same pouch. The smaller outer pouches hold items such as snacks or small gear times (I store my multi-knife and folding saw on one side, with pen/paper/tissues in the other).The main compartment is accessible by a flap pouch as seen in the picture (the top of the bag actually folds down like a lawn chair which how the bulk of the pack is secured to the frame). The main compartment separates the bottom half by a "shelf," There is a small inner pouch on the top half of the main compartment. The main compartment has a folding pouch secured by two zippers and I like how the top of pack can add extra protection by being cinched down with the attached straps.That top flaps holds plenty of food items like a bag of trail mix and bars, etc. The bottom half is accessible by the zippered pouch you see in the display picture. I didn't take any risks with the potential for the flap to open up while hiking so I secured both zippers to a carabiner on one of five small loops on the outside of the same flap.I was able to store a large non-compressed outer shell, a synthetic vest, fire starter/hatchet, large tarp, medic pouch, food, etc. quite well for 40L. The more I review my load, lighten it up I will have more room, if not lighter for when I added camping equipment.The waist belt pouches do not look like what you see in the display photo. I personally think it is useless - I'd rather have a place to hook my water bottle. I find it difficult to access while you are hiking. The belt strap isn't easy to use though it does the job helping ensure the load is secured to your hips. The shoulder straps are comfortable, the chest strap helps distribute the load.I really do not like how the pack's sides are secured to the frame. They are secured by velcro straps. I have not had problems with it (yet); however, on my first outing I realized that one of the four were undone. I'm not sure of the purpose for velcro, but the main bulk of the pack, the top portion, is attached to the frame.I live in the Pacific Northwest, and this pack does not wick moisture too well. On my second outing attempting to hike up Mount Defiance in Oregon (snow dusting at higher elevations), I made sure all my stored layers, medic pouch, etc, were placed in zip loc bags. The down pour both times made this pack wet on the top and side pockets - the bottom pouch was fine during my hike. I am looking for a bag to place over this pack but I have to guess because there is not one that comes with it in addition to I'm not sure how one will work with the external frame. The gear/clothing in ziploc bags did stay dry.Overall, I do like this pack. I think it's great for my day trips, weekend outings or week long trips; however, I don't recommend this pack as a hunting pack or on long distances such as Pacific Crest Trail or AT. During breaks, the pack is kept of the wet ground because of the frame and I can better secure and organize more equipment also because of the frame.
Date published: 2015-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Boy Scout Perfection! This was purchased for my 11 yr. old son for Scouts. It has proven to be the perfect pack for a youth with room to grow. The external frame expands to accommodate growth, the size allows him to finally pack everything on the recommended list into a single bag that he can still manage. The external frame gives him endless options for attaching additional gear as needed and will allow the bag to continue in functional use well into adulthood. This truly is the perfect Scout bag that will be a purchase to last for many years to come. We have tested the bag on mountain hikes and Scout camping trips it functions wonderfully the well padded shoulder and waste pads maintain comfort and allow for balancing the weight.
Date published: 2015-11-18
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