The Spotting Scope Pocket is designed to fit both angled and straight eyepiece spotting scopes. The attachment system connects to the back or sides of any Stone Glacier pack via the compression straps and allows quick access to your spotting scope. You can also utilize this pocket for extra cubic inches. It is 18 inches tall and approximately 375 cubic inches. Fits all SG bags except Approach (which already has a spotting scope pocket.)
Weight - 4.1 oz.
Compatible all Stone Glacier Bags (except the Approach 1800)
As good as it gets for a non-tailored spotting scope pocket, throw my Swarovski 65hd spotter along with a few digiscoping pieces and it all fits in an easy access outside of pack compartment, poly sheet sewn on back of pocket keeps it pocket rigid and prevents chafing between pack and pocket.
This is great pocket, giving you additional space in your pack that would have been taken up by my Vortex spotter. I love that it attaches on the exterior of the pack for really quick access. I am really concerned about the plastic baking on the pocket, the stitching has already started to break. I wish this pocket had a buckle system or a more durable backing system.
Hard plastic guide holes should be wider to pass the buckles when running pack sinched up. I had to cut the plastic almost in half to get to the buckles. Maybe this could be different material for when you have full pack down to almost empty pack. I also added some magnets to the bugle tube and then added some to scope sleeve for quick access and hand free hold.
This pocket was purchased to carry some additional lenses I needed for an elk trip I was hunting. The pocket is super nice and definitely a great add-on. My only issue was using it with a compressed pack limits you from cinching your side straps down the entire way without the buckle wanting to pull through the reinforced plastic backing. If you have a full pack, it’s the bees knees.
I’ve had this pouch on my Sky 7400 for a 10 day Stone’s sheep hunt as well as several day trips and training packs now. Was a little skeptical about the plastic material used on the back of the pocket right off the bat, sure enough, it is splitting/ripping at the corners of the notches where the straps insert, due to the webbing pulling and pack/pouch catching on bog birch/willow branches. Not sure why a heavier duty fabric/webbing would not be used instead of the plastic backing? As others have mentioned, the pouch is also a bit floppy, the plastic tearing also worsens the floppiness with extended use. It seems like the pouch could be better designed to fit tighter to the pack and increase longevity/durability.
Protects my spotting scope and creates more room for inside my pack. Only thing I don't like is it is a bit floppy. So I only put the bottom strap through the pocket and the top strap over top the pocket. That seems to help.
Just returned from a 7 day sheep hunt in the Wrangells. Both the 5900 pack added with th spotting scope pocket worked perfect. I carried an angled Vortex Razor HD 65mm spotter in the pocket, freed up the needed space and also had room in the pocket for my neck gator and beanie which added to the protection of the scope. Would recommend any SG products. Once my hunting buddies have seen and tried my SG pack they quickly went out and bought one as well. Great company.
I bought this pack for several upcoming hunts in AK. I have been doing small hikes with it to get ready. The pack feels great and allows everything to be accessible and in its place. The spotting scope pocket holds my spotting scope perfectly. The slings holds my 300 Wetherby nice and tight out of the way but allows for easy access. These guys knocked it out of the park with the design. Thanks Stone Glacier for a well thought out pack. Rich in AK