Hunters haul an infinitely changeable variety of gear into the field, because those fields, as we call them universally, run the range from dense Midwestern woodlands to mountainous Alaskan extremes. It’s that diversity that drives Tenzing™ Outdoors to lean on the expertise of its engineers and the experience of its pro staff to design purpose-specific hunting packs that consistently perform in every field.
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 works 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 stand hunting.
Tenzing’s “The Choice” series consists of the TC 1500 Day Pack, TC 1260 Light Day Pack, and the TC SP14 Shooter Pack. All three packs come standard in Realtree Xtra.
The Tenzing TC 1500 Day Pack has been designed by Ralph and Vicki to be the ultimate stand pack, while adding cleverly conceived features that also make it a great choice for an all-around hunting pack. Equally at home on a hook in an Indiana tree stand or on the back of a hunter chasing blacktails on Alaska’s Kodiak Island, the workhorse TC 1500 carries a pile of gear in its cavernous 1500 cubic inches of interior space, then adds extra pockets and additional compression straps for maximum utility.
“The extra compression straps make it easy to attach a heavy coat or additional gear,” Ralph says, “and gadgeteers like Vicki will love the extra pockets,” he continues. “The front compartment has smaller pockets inside for knives, snacks, hunting tags, rangefinders, phones and other necessities,” adds Vicki, who points out such items can quickly disappear when placed inside of larger, main compartments. The TC 1500 will easily carry a gun or bow in its smart, foldout, carrying boot.
Like many bow hunters, Vicki opts to hunt with her quiver detached. Like minded archers will appreciate the TC 1500’s well-engineered side pouches, either one of which will secure a quiver full of arrows. “Slide it in, strap it down with the built in side compression straps and you’re good to go,” says Vicki, “whether stand hunting or spotting and stalking.”
Most couples don’t care for the silent treatment, but Vicki and Ralph do. They cringe at the thought of unexpected and unnatural noises emanating from their gear. That’s why they added soft and silent TRICO fabric over the DYNEEMA strength panels of the TC 1500 – as they did with every pack in the TC Series — to deaden any noise that might otherwise result from taking items in or out of the pack.
Big, but not oversized, the TC 1500 weighs in at just over three pounds and features a new Comfort Stretch Waistbelt System employing concealed elastic straps that automatically adjust for a perfect fit. Tenzing’s padded hip panels and breathable mesh back pad work with the new waistband to deliver maximum comfort, even while packing the heaviest loads.
- Rain Cover
- Breathable Mesh Back Pad
- Padded Hip Panels
- H2O Compatible (2-Liter)
- 12 Total Compartments and Pockets
- One Internal Fluted Aluminum Frame Stay
- Foldout Bow and Gun Carrying Boot
- Foldout Rain Cover
- Six Specialized Zip Pockets
- One Specialized Compression Strap Each Side
- Comfort Stretch Waistbelt System (Min. 24”, Max. 42”)
- Two Horizontal Compression Straps
- Two Lower Vertical Compression Straps
- DYNEEMA Bottom Covered With Loden TRICO
- 1500 Total Cubic Inches
- 3lb.-4oz. Total Weight
- Main Compartment: 20” x 12” x 5”
- Face Compartment: 17” x 9” x 2”
- Side Mesh Pockets (x2): 6” x 6” x 1”
“We looked at the superior hunting packs from Tenzing and added a few extra touches we think most hunters will appreciate,” Ralph says. “The TC 1500 excels as a Midwest tree stand pack, but it will be appreciated as a superb all-around pack for hunting anywhere in the world,” he continues. Vicki agrees. “Extra compression straps and additional internal pockets provide a lot of extra utility,” she says, “all wrapped up in durable yet forgiving, ultra quiet exterior.”
The Tenzing TC 1500 is the choice of Ralph and Vicki for an ultimate stand pack, and they’re pretty sure your going to love yours too. Go ahead and load it down. It could be a long sit.
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