Experienced hunters know that no single pack is ideal for every situation. That’s why Tenzing Outdoors is constantly pushing the technological envelope to design and build purpose-specific hunting packs that exhibit maximum flexibility to outperform the competition in every situation.

Hosts of the top-rated Archer’s Choice and The Choice television programs, Illinois-based Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo know the value of equipment that performs as advertised.  That’s why “America’s Favorite Hunting Couple” has been using Tenzing packs and lending the company their experience and expertise from the field since the day the brand launched. “Tenzing is a company of hunters that listens to other hunters,” says Ralph, who along with Vicki, has collaborated with chief Tenzing designer, Jay Robert, to design a specialized line of packs ideally suited for Midwest whitetail hunting.

Ralph and Vicki developed the Tenzing TC 1260 Lightweight Day Pack to be the jack-knife of hunting packs, deploying quickly and offering the essentials. “A lot of times you don’t need to carry a bunch of stuff and a smaller pack is ideal,” Ralph says. “You may pack something to eat and drink and a couple other essentials and want those items accessible without getting lost inside a larger pack,” he continues, suggesting that these are the times when the smaller, lighter TC 1260 should get the nod.

With 1285 cubic inches of capacity inside eight pockets and compartments—including an expandable main compartment—the TC 1260 Day Pack will handily hold the essential gear of any Midwest stand hunter, plus extras like coats and rattling antlers, courtesy of nine exterior compression straps. “The extra compression straps are ideal for packing your warm outer layers of clothing while walking to the stand,” Vicki says. “And the new specialized side pouches are perfect for your binoculars or rangefinder,” she adds. A side mount for securing an arrow quiver provides additional utility to this nuts-and-bolts hunting pack.

A smaller, lighter pack is inherently stealthy, but the TC 1260 buries the stealth factor needle with a soft and silent TRICO fabric covering over its DYNEEMA strength panels – something Ralph and Vicki added to all three packs in the TC Series – to deaden any noise that might otherwise result from taking items in or out of the pack. “The last thing any hunter wants is to gamble with noisy pack,” says Vicki.

Like all Tenzing packs, the TC 1260 is a dream to wear, courtesy of its padded hip panels and breathable mesh back pad. But Vicki and Ralph’s “The Choice” Series packs don’t stop there. They feature a new Comfort Stretch Waistbelt System employing concealed elastic straps that automatically adjust for a perfect fit. “Hunters get bulkier as the temperature drops,” says Ralph. The new elastic waistband keeps the pack snug and comfortable no matter how many layers you wear into the field.


  • Carries Arrow Quiver
  • H2O Compatible (2-Liter)
  • Breathable Mesh Back Pad
  • Padded Hip Panels
  • Eight Total Compartments and Pockets
  • Expandable Main Compartment
  • Specialized Zip Pockets
  • Two Specialized Hip Pockets
  • Comfort Stretch Waistbelt System
  • Two Horizontal Compression Straps
  • Two Lower Vertical Compression Straps
  • DYNEEMA Bottom Covered with Loden TRICO®
  • Five Lateral Compression Straps to Secure Load


  • 1285 Total Cubic Inches
  • 2lb.-6oz. Total Weight
  • Main Compartment:  17” x 10” x 2.5”
  • Main Compartment Expansion:  15” x 9” x 2.5”
  • Face Compartment:  15” x 9” x 1.5”
  • Expanding Bunge Compartment:  9” x 11” x 2”
  • Side Pockets (x2): 5” x 3.5” x 2.5”
  • Mesh face Pocket:  7” x 7” x 1”

MSRP $159.99

“Ralph and I use Tenzing packs on every hunt,” says Vicki. “We’ve taken their superior designs and added a few extra features to the TC Series we think most hunters will also appreciate.” Ralph agrees and makes no apologies for the TC 1260’s fundamental nature. “This lean and mean TC 1260 is my killing pack,” he says bluntly. It is everything I need and nothing I don’t.”

The Tenzing TC 1260 is Ralph and Vicki’s choice for a no-nonsense, highly practical lightweight daypack that never holds them back. So go ahead, strap one on during your next hunt and benefit from the Tenzing experience.

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