THE BEST CARP RUCKSACKS
I think carp fishing rucksacks are a great option for a quick few hours on my local lake.
When packing for this, I usually put together a small rig pits pouch, a few leads, spare reel and if there is space – a brew kit!
Some rucksacks even allow you to attach a roll mat or sling.
Join me as I countdown some of the best carp rucksacks around at the moment.
1. Greys Prodigy Tackle Base
First up in our list is the Greys Prodigy ‘Tackle Base’ rucksack.
Although the Prodigy range is well known for their carp rods, but on first impressions, this backpack looks awesome!
Opting for the modular style of pockets, this give us anglers plenty of space – and the opportunity to stay organised.
However, the product features tells me this is meant for storing the Prodigy Klip-Lok Tackle Base Box if you own one!
As you may of realised – this rucksack is tailored to carry the Klip-Lok Tackle Base range.
However, it can be used it any way you please.
More importantly we’ve saved the best feature until last!
The whole rucksack can be fully unzipped – and opens out onto the bank so you access all of the contents!
Finally, the Tackle Base features a solid reinforced base, full padded back support and adjustable waistband and shoulder strap.
There are also anchor points for attaching a roll mat!
Greys have produced a top carp fishing rucksack built for the rigorous demands of angling.
An excellent piece of kit, this is a great first entry in our best carp rucksack countdown!
Padded adjustable shoulder straps
2 medium side pockets
Internal soft mesh pouches
2 Large side pockets
Jumbo front pocket to accommodate the tackle base
Insulated bait compartment
2 small side pockets
Large main compartment
Anchoring points for prodigy unhooking mat
Back support and waistband
Reinforced base and ground contact points
Greys Prodigy Tackle Base Video
2. Avid Carp Tuned Ruckbag
Next is a rucksack, or ‘ruckbag’ from Avid Carp.
With hooking points, to attach to a chair, this is a very portable piece of kit.
This allows you to carry a small chair, or compact stool, as you make your way around the lake.
Versatile, and functional, the Ruckbag is easy to carry and spacious enough to keep your tackle organised.
You want to keep the contents protected, with the padded walls ensuring things don’t rattle around, or worst case scenario – break!
Two larger outer pockets, that are compatible with the Tuned Pouches, allow extra room for a small bag of bait, a catapult or small accessory bag.
On the padded shoulder straps, which I found very comfortable once I had adjusted them, there are D loops for a roll mat.
This makes it ideal if you simply want to carry just a rod and a rucksack, perhaps on a day session.
The Avid Carp Tuned Ruckbag was simple to use, comfortable, with space to store a light setup for a few hours down my local lake.
What more could you ask for?
Hooks for chair available
Fully padded sidewalls for extra protection
Two large exterior pockets
Padded shoulder straps
Made from the highest quality 600 denier material
35cm x 48cm x 25cm
Avid Tuned Ruckbag Video
The official Avid Carp Tuned Ruckbag video explains everything you need to know.
Avid Carp Tuned Luggage Range
As we mentioned various luggage that is compatible with the Tuned Ruckbag, below are a few items you may be interested in.
Buzz Bar Pouch
This compact bait bag includes 8 tubs for storing glugged pop ups, or fake baits.
There is a centre divider, that can be removed, and is made of an airdry material to allow a good flow of air, keeping your bait fresh.
If you need to go further by keeping either your bait, or lunch, as cold as possible – this is just what is needed!
I use one of these for my water, and a pint of milk, as the silver lining keeps it really cool.
3. Nash Scope Ops Ruckall
Using a proven fold-out design, the Nash Scope Ops Ruckall is quite simply stunning.
Any luggage piece featured in our best carp rucksack list needs to be good – and the Nash Ruckall ticks plenty of boxes.
Once you’ve found a swim, or stalking area, simply unzip and unfold the top compartment to reveal a tray that allows you to base your session from.
One side of the rucksack contains two storage pockets which are perfect stashing away small tackle bits or cookware.
On the flipside of this, there is a compartment featuring lining for keeping food or bait chilled.
When on your back, anglers want a rucksack to feel comfortable, not annoying.
Fully padded, and adjustable straps make this easy to tailor to each individual.
In fact, the zippable waterproof base allows you to concel the straps when not in use!
There is also a space for storing multiple banksticks or bait scoops on the side (there are 8 retaining straps!)
As you can see, I enjoyed loading up this rucksack.
The versatility really allows you to store everything you would need for your day session!
The Nash Scope Ops Ruckall may be more on the expensive side, but it is constructed to the highest specifications.
There is bags of space for almost all your day session kit, whilst keeping compact and lightweight.
If your budget allows – I highly recommend this carp rucksack!
EVA Top Compartment
Three Spacious Main Compartments
Cool Bag Compartment
Fully Adjustable Shoulder Straps
Zip Up Waterproof Base
8 Retaining Loops
Heavy Duty Buckles and Webbing
47cm (H) x 40cm (W) x 25cm (D)
Nash Scope Ops Luggage Range
If you’re a Nash fan, you may enjoy a recap of the latest Scope Ops luggage…
4. Wychwood Rucksack
This time we’ve chosen the Wychwood System Select Rucksack. A roving rucksack with a compact, and robust design.
Produced for the avid mobile anglers, there is bags of storage.
Manufactured to a premium standard, Wychwood actually offer a lifetime warranty for every luggage item in the System Select Range.
Additional features of this rucksack include a pack-away cover to protect it during bad weather, whilst two large side pockets are ideal for quickly accessing tackle.
Furthermore, there are bankstick clips, a hard wearing waterproof base and two further smaller pockets on the top, and front of the bag.
For protection, and angler comfort, there is a more rigid back plate with airflow padding and robust shoulder straps that are more than up to the task.
A great all-round carp rucksack – offering very good value too!
Duraflex clips and buckles
Bespoke SBS zips throughout
600D Outer fabric
PU water-resistant backing
Stow away rain cover
Padded shoulder support
2 Bank Stick slides
4 Storage pockets
1 main compartment
1 optional use base unit
60cm(h) x 54cm (w) x 23cm (d)
Wychwood System Select Carp Rucksack Video
5. Fox R Series Rucksack
The R Series range is the latest luggage released by Fox.
Hardwearing, the rucksack is made of high quality 400D fabric, that is treated becoming water-resistant.
The main compartment, together with the pockets, each have 10mm strong double zippers, making them easily accessible at all times.
Perfect for roving anglers, the rucksack is tailored to accommodate a range of tackle accessories.
If you own an F-Box, then the rucksack is compatible with that.
There are also elasticated loops for holding banksticks.
Other features include an adjustable shoulder harness and a retaining strap for attaching either a roll mat, or lightweight chair.
I’m a big fan of the Camolite luggage range – but the R-Series is growing on me!
If you were after an alternative to camo patterned tackle bags, then the Fox R-series may just be for you…
Hardwearing and water resistant 400 denier treated polyester fabric
Heavy duty double 10mm zips ensure complete reliability
35-litre inner compartment
Perfect for the mobile or roving angler
Front pocket fits LargeF-Box tackle box
Top pocket for accessories
Two small side pockets for accessories
Elasticated loops for holding banksticks
Stiffened EVA grab handle
Fully adjustable shoulder harness and waist strap
Wipe clean, hardwearing base
Retaining straps for securing unhooking mat or lightweight chair
Main outer fabric 100% Polyester, Padding/Filling 80% Polyethylene 20% Polyurethane, Lining 100% Polyester
Main Compartment: 35cm x 35cm x 22cm
Fox R-Series Luggage Range
6. Korum ITM Ruckbag
Made using tough 600 denier, this compact design allows us anglers to store and transport a lightweight chairm which is useful for keeping mobile.
As with the current range of Korum luggage, the ruckbag features strong zips.
I noticed four handy ‘D’ loops, along with a pair of carabiners, which are ideal for attaching tackle such as landing nets or an unhooking mat.
If all these features weren’t impressive enough, all of the Korum boxes, pouches, and cool bags all fit perfectly inside, either in the main zipped compartment, or side pockets.
A decent storage system, compatible with a hugely popular luggage range!
Fully padded walls for added protection and hardcase base
Two attachment hooks for securing a chair to the bag during transit
Two large outer pockets compatible with the range of boxes and pouches.
Padded shoulder straps with chest strap
D ring loops for attaching unhooking mats and nets to the bag
Made from high quality 600 denier material
Height: 35cm x Width: 48cm x Depth: 25cm
Korum ITM Ruckbag Video
That just wraps up our 5 best carp rucksacks!
We will be adding more to this list, so stay tuned!
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