Today, we’re looking at the Hatchet, a unique pack with old-school style and new cool design features. This backpack is one of the most popular in our Outside Collection and one of our overall best sellers. Why? Could be because of its classic scout pack look or because of its surprising versatility. But most likely, it’s both.
Why We Love It
The Hatchet is a high-efficiency hybrid, combining classic outdoor style with a modern, digital-friendly design and super-cool versatility. The large main compartment seems even roomier than it is thanks to a very large zippered opening. Inside that compartment, you’ve got a deluxe organizer panel with padded phone holder and carabiner key clip, a zippered mesh pocket, and a sleeve designed to hold either a 15-inch laptop computer or a 3 liter hydration system, depending on where you’re headed. On the outside, the Hatchet has a handy front zippered gear pocket, a small side stash pocket, a Tricot-lined tablet pocket, plus two water-bottle pockets. Yep, that’s a lot of pockets. A fully padded back panel and padded shoulder straps, and a self-adjusting sternum strap makes sure this pack is comfortable—all the way to the end of the trail or the end of your day. Ever practical Bozeman Brown gets extra style points for side compression straps, faux leather details, and contrasting teal zipper pulls and web haul handle. It’s all in the details.
What’s it fit?
Your digital stuff and way more. A 15-inch laptop computer or a 3 liter hydration system, 2 to 3 textbooks, 1 large binder, a tablet, spiral notebooks, a calculator, a few pens and pencils, a bag lunch, a cellphone, 2 water bottles, and a sweatshirt.