The Hoyt recurve backpack follow-up review
As promised in the original review, here is a follow-up. I have been using the Hoyt recurve backpack for several months now and it is as useful as I expected, as well as comfortable to wear. The rain cover works well too.
One thing I noticed is that it is important to put the riser to the inner pocket closer to your back and the limbs to the other one. If you do it the other way round, the centre of mass will be too far out and will pull the backpack away from your back, which is uncomfortable. Unless, of course, you have one of the super light carbon fibre risers.
For the next generation of the backpack I suggest adding a hip belt of the style that big outdoor backpacks have. The tiny strip the backpack comes with is too short and strangely positioned, so it is useless, at least to me.
Overall, I like the backpack a lot. It has made my 30+ minute “commute” (i.e., walk) to archery practice much, much easier.