Yukon Outfitters Bags & Backpacks: Worth It? [Gear Review]

While Yukon Outfitters may not be a household name, it’s a trusted brand in the world of outdoor gear, delivering high-quality products to its ever-growing community at an affordable price. Though best known for its coolers and tumblers, Yukon’s product range is much more diverse. In this post, we’d like to take a closer look at some of Yukon bags and backpacks. So, if you’ve been hesitant about whether Yukon bags are legit, read on!

Who are Yukon Outfitters?

Have you ever spent a lot of money on overpriced gear that doesn’t perform as advertised? Frustrating, right? This is actually how the story of Yukon Outfitters began.

Born in a hunting camp on the banks of the Big Salmon River, the company was inspired by a fly fishing trip where one of the founders faced a downpour without adequate rain gear. He forgot his raincoat at the airport and had to buy an expensive garment from a local field guide. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a total flop.

That’s when they realized quality outdoor gear doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Armed with a sewing machine from a yard sale and a blow torch, the Yukon’s founders began creating reliable and affordable gear, from rain jackets to sleeping bags and ATV gear.

Fifteen years later, Yukon’s mission hasn’t changed: providing outdoor enthusiasts with durable, functional, and reasonably priced gear that won’t ruin their adventures.

Now, let’s dive into Yukon backpacks and bags.


  • Material: 600D Polyester
  • Dimensions: 21″H x 12.5″W x 10.5″L
  • Weight: 3.1 lbs
  • Load: 66 lbs
  • Features: MOLLE webbing; hydration bladder compatible; reinforced laptop/plate compartment

This Yukon backpack features an impressive number of compartments and pockets in a compact design. Moreover, the bag comes with a decent price tag. So let’s see what the build is like.

Right on top near the harness, there’s a medium-sized pocket lined with soft velvet—perfect for keeping your phone or other valuables safe. If you look at the handle, you’ll see velcro port covers for hydration tubes because, yep, the main compartment features a hydration hook for securing a water bladder.


The front portion of the pack has two zip pockets. The upper pocket comes with a mesh pocket, two fabric pockets, and elastic straps to keep everything organized. It also has two rows of MOLLE webbing on the outside. Below, there’s a larger pocket with four rows of MOLLE webbing and a two-way locking zipper for extra security. Inside, you’ll find multiple sleeves and small pockets, great for stashing lights, pens, and other essentials. At the bottom, two grommets help with drainage to keep things dry.

On each side of this Yukon backpack, you’ve got a compression strap, more MOLLE webbing, and a long side pocket that can fit a 1L bottle. Inside these pockets, there’s an extra sleeve.


The main compartment opens up wide at 90 degrees, with several mesh sleeves and a fabric sleeve with a compression cord. There’s also another pocket between the back of the pack and the main compartment.

The U-shape harness is well-padded and includes webbing, plus a sternum strap with an emergency whistle and quick-release buckles.

While the Yukon Alpha isn’t exactly military-grade, it’s a perfect urban and hiking backpack. With hydration bladder compatibility and tons of compartments to keep your stuff organized, this backpack has got you covered.

YUKON OUTFITTERS Alpha Backpack (MG-5033)




  • Material: 600D Polyester
  • Dimensions: overall 10”L x 5.5”W x 14.5″H; main compartment 9”L x 4”W x 12”H
  • Weight: 1.8 lbs
  • Features: ambidextrous sling design, concealed carry sleeve with a holster

Think the Alpha Backpack is too big? Meet its little brother: the Scout Sling Pack. This lightweight and versatile pack is perfect for urban adventures or trips to the shooting range. And just like the bigger version, this Yukon backpack offers plenty of storage space.


The pack has a main compartment and three smaller ones, all loaded with fabric or mesh pockets and elastic straps to keep your stuff organized. The main compartment even has a padded, soft-lined tablet pocket with a velcro strap to keep your tech secure.

Outside, you’ll find multiple rows of MOLLE webbing and a large area for attaching velcro patches. On the back, there’s a concealed carry sleeve with a quick-release snap. Inside, there’s a universal holster, which serves as a holder for the actual holster. The bottom of the pack features drainage holes for better breathability.


One of the coolest features? An ambidextrous shoulder strap that can switch sides in seconds! Plus, the back is padded with breathable mesh for extra comfort. The whole construction is 600D polyester.

So if you need a compact urban backpack that can still carry all your EDC essentials, check out the Yukon Scout Sling Pack.





  • Material: 600D Polyester
  • Dimensions: 26”L x 13”W x 11″H
  • Weight: 3.75 lbs
  • Features: with shoulder straps, it can be used as a backpack

At first glance, this Yukon bag might seem like just another duffle bag. But it’s got some cool surprises up its sleeve.

First off, it’s not just a duffle bag—it’s also a backpack. Yep, it comes with two padded shoulder straps that can be easily detached and tucked away into a zippered sleeve on the back if you prefer to use it as a regular duffle. If you want to carry it over your shoulder instead, there’s a single shoulder strap for that. So, you can turn this duffle into a backpack or vice versa in a matter of seconds, which is cool.


The bag features multiple rows of MOLLE webbing and velcro patches on the top and sides for adding extra pouches or personalizing with patches. It also has two compression straps on each side to keep the bag snug and secure.

As for the compartments, there are plenty of them. There’s one right next to the handle, and another below the main compartment zipper, both with multiple pockets inside. The other side mirrors this design, giving you symmetrical storage options.

The main compartment is padded and has lots of space. Plus, for even better organization, it has a buckle strap in the middle and… built-in compartment divides. When not used, they lie flat, and when needed, you simply zip up their sides to the sides of the main compartment and call it a day. The lid of the bag has two zippered pockets.


The Bug Out Bag is designed to keep your gear safe and accessible, no matter the situation. If you’re looking for something between the bag and the backpack, or better – something that can do both, this Yukon Outfitters bag is worth a try.




Only hammocks are American-made. The rest of the gear, including bags and backpacks, is manufactured overseas to maintain affordability while ensuring high quality.

No, Yukon Outfitters tactical bags and backpacks are not military-grade. They are designed with a military style and include features for tactical use, but they do not adhere to military-grade specifications.

Most Yukon Outfitters bags are crafted from 600D polyester, ensuring durability and weather resistance. Some bags, like the Low Country Duffle, use waterproof PVC tarpaulin for enhanced protection against the elements.

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