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Eberlestock products are protected by the
following US Patents:
7,654,426, 7,735,701, D346,846, and Patents Pending.
"Just One" Hunting Packs
U.S. Patents 6,637,633,
6,763,987. Other Patents Pending.
|Just One backpacks
combine versatility and performance. Made to go out light and
come back heavy, they perform equally well as daypacks or as freighters.
This pack design has evolved to the point where we think it's "pretty
good." (And we're picky). Because we know that there are
many different pack styles that will appeal to different personal
preferences, we offer two versions of the Just One: the supple,
smaller J34, and the firmer and slightly larger J107, with its high grade
We've done this because there are equally good reasons to make the pack
one way or the other, and rather than choose a narrow road, we've
decided to make both. This way, you can choose which one best
suits your personal preference. Scroll below and read more to learn about
the system, and then click on either of the packs' buttons to learn more
about the model.
Please note: You
will find references to earlier models of this pack. Earlier
models of the pack system, the J1, J104 and J105, are all in service out
there. These all are great packs, but of course we're always
tinkering with them trying to make them better. The latest
versions of the system are:
|To understand the philosophy that goes into the
Just One, picture this scenario: You are going for a multi-day
hunt. You choose a Just One, because with this single pack, you
can address all of the coming activities. Heading out of the house,
you load the pack fully, with a Spike
Camp Duffel carried externally, and it's a big 7000 cubic inches.
It has multiple tie-down points for the external attachment of tents,
sleeping bags, and whatever else you can carry. If you're hunting
with a gun, you'll really appreciate being able to pack in with it
in your Backscabbard. When you get to camp, you download your
pack. Maybe you've used two Spike Camp Duffels, with one on the outside
and one carried in the internal cargo compartment. So, now in
camp, you have two 2500 cubic inch duffel bags to leave in your tent and
keep all of your gear, food, etc. organized. Next, you
close up your pack into its compact, 2300 or 2900 cubic inch daypack mode (2100
cubic inch mode if you use the J107 without the removable top pack).
The layout of the pack is perfect for keeping your essential hunting
gear organized; unlike packs with larger compartments, your stuff
doesn't migrate around the interior of the Just One. So, when you
need to find your lunch, your raingear, or your cleaning tools, you know
just where to look. The size of
the long vertical pockets, with both top and side access, is perfect for
spotting scopes or other long items. There's a place for
information about attaching a Spike Camp Duffel, and attaching gear
Once in awhile you get a load that doesn't fit inside
of the Just One. Take a look at this photo for proof that it's a
great pack frame:
(Click Here to see full photo)
With Spike Camp Duffel outboard, at around 8000 cubic inches
internal space, with more gear attached externally, the Just One can
grow into a monster pack. If you need to carry more than this,
it's time to get a pack mule.
Notice the narrow profile of the
Just One when it's in the compact configuration. The Backscabbard carries a gun in the best position; it
doesn't get in your way, the gun is fully protected, and you can easily pull
it out with just two handholds.
Later, as you head out for a day's hunt, you carry your
rifle in the scabbard. If you're bow hunting, you can strap your
bow to the pack for your hike into your hunting area. Either way,
when you get close to where you expect to see game, you take your gun or
your bow out/off of the pack, and begin your stalk. You'll notice
that while you move, the pack is very quiet and comfortable. It
rides right behind your torso.
After you've bagged your game, the
true beauty of the pack begins to show itself. Gone are the days
when you have to hike off of the mountain to get a meat pack. With
the Just One's cavernous meat compartment, you can carry a substantial
load of meat out on your first trip. Under a heavy load, the pack
is extremely comfortable. And, if it's not riding right, it's easy
to readjust to get the perfect fit.
Pretty good performance for a daypack! Nevada guide
Thomas Brunson with a 140 lb. load of bull elk on his J104
(actually, it was his client's. But he liked the pack so much that
he talked the client into giving it to him for a tip!)
A hunter packs out an entire mule deer.
|Depending on how much gear you
brought in and the size of the animal that you've bagged, you can carry
meat and camp out all in one trip. Put the heavy stuff -- the meat
-- in the internal meat compartment so that it rides close to your body.
Strap your gear onto the outside of the pack with your Spike Camp
Duffel, and off you go.
There's nothing like a Just One to add to
your hunting success.
Of course, it should be noted that the Just One is not just for
multi-day hunts. It was really designed for the simple task of a
day's outing. You go up lightweight, you bag something, and you
carry it out. For the really rough stuff, you use the pack to
carry your weapon, so that your hands are free for tackling the
environment. We could go on, because there's much more to be said
about this product, but we invite you to explore more for yourself.
Our customers are the ones who tell us the most surprising things about
the pack. We're often told that we've thought of everything.
The truth is, we haven't. But the more important truth is that
we've developed something that has complete versatility built in, so that you
will be able to make it do everything that you want a backpack to do.
So, whether you're hunting, fishing, or going camping, the Just One oughtta prove itself to be one of your best companions. We hope
you enjoy it.
"Go In Light, Come Out Heavy."
Tip: you can, of course, carry
a scope and tripod internally, in the long front pockets or the outer
tuck-pockets. But if you want to save internal space, and have
quickest access to the scope, put the assembled scope and tripod onto
the pack as shown at left, and wrap the pack around it with the
compression straps. Your valuable scope will be fully protected, and when it comes
time to start glassing you'll just undo two of the large
compression buckles, drop tripod legs, and get started! (See more
about this by clicking on the Tips link below).
In 2007 our Just One was honored by Canada Outdoor
Magazine as the "Best Pack Design."
Going flying to get to your hunt? The Just One, the Gunslinger, the Slingshot, and the X1
all make great carry-ons. The waist belts are removable,
and on scabbard packs they can be tucked up into the pack in the same
pocket that the scabbard tucks into. This way, your essential gear
can be carried on to the plane, and you'll be sure to have it when you
get to your destination.
More information about our packs is available on our
Tech Tips page:
||The Just One and
the Skycrane employ our patented Cam Expansion System. As you can
see at left, the Just One breaks open to deploy a mesh-fronted cargo
compartment. The mesh is used, because this pack is made to carry
meat, and we want it to be able to cool in warm weather. But it's
also great for carrying things like fishing waders!
Want a solid-fronted pack for carrying gear? Then
either use our Spike Camp Duffel and drop it inside the pack, or use our
reversible zip-in panel to convert the Just One to a solid-fronted
conventional pack, as shown below.
Accessories page for useful products to
round out your Just One!