The Hoyt Recurve Backpack
I was not able to find any images of how the new Hoyt recurve backpack looks inside online, until Allvyn kindly posted them on Archery Interchange. (I am looking at you, Hoyt! What sort of marketing is this?)
Anyhow, now I got my own, I took some shots (pun not intended) as well. Click on the thumbnails to view a larger photo. The first is a front view:
The slight indentation on the top left (right on the photo) is the pocket for an arrow tube. There is a pocket on the left side of the bag, intended for stabilisers. The problem is that, even though the pocket is probably long enough to accommodate a 28in longrod, there is no way to put it in, because the opening is too short. The longrod can, however, be put with the arrows. This is the front pocket opened:
. This pocket is quite flat and obviously intended for papers, pens and the like. The next one has small pockets (they close with velcro): . Here is the main pocket opened – the opening is only on the side of the bag. There are two smaller pockets sewn inside the main one, for the riser and limbs:
The bottom of the bag is reinforced and sturdy. The backpack sits quite well on my back, though I have not yet tried to walk any distance with it. There is also a strap from one shoulder strap to the other, but I find it uncomfortable, so will not be using it.
Overall, I like the bag. It is practical, even my quiver fits in, and so will a bottle of water and a jacket. And it does look pretty, too. I will post an update after I will have used it for some time, which is something I am looking forward to doing.