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Badlands Packs-Who has had Zipper tab/other failures?

Old 12-26-2009, 07:40 AM
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Default Badlands Packs-Who has had Zipper tab/other failures?

I have. I had two break in the same day on my 2200 I bought new last year, have only used a few times, and I didn't abuse the zippers. All I did was use them; the tabs are JUNK imo. I fixed the problem and installed parachute cord on each failed zipper as my zipper handle, as I didn't want to spend the approx $20 each way for shipping, that Badlands requires to honor their warranty. I also had a plastic buckle break. I also had some stitching tear away on the black, rubbery material near top of pack. I resewed it myself. Very comfortable pack...but they do fail..unless mine was made on a Friday right before closing time I am happy with the comfort/functionality of the pack, I use it very little, except for winter hunts carrying a DB blind, Lil Buddy heater, and chair.
Just curious if there are others of you with Badland Pack issues? On a side note; my Horn Hunter pack is WAY tougher and has had some hard use/abuse this year, carrying stands and gear, with no failures.
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Old 12-26-2009, 01:07 PM
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IMHO Badlands Quality, Warranty, & Customer service is second to none.

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Old 12-26-2009, 01:23 PM
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I personally have never had any issues with my Badlands Packs. However, as stated above, their warranty is second to none.
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Old 12-26-2009, 06:24 PM
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Wow, tons of guys here too; I am not alone


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Old 12-27-2009, 04:39 AM
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I've heard the same. I'm gonna be ordering an Eberlestock X2 very soon over the 2200.
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:20 AM
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Never had a problem with mine!
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:45 AM
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many,many people have small issues with badlands packs...send it in and they will fix it...i personally use a Camelbak Commander for my day hunts and have had nothing break in it as of yet and it makes for a good weekend pack as well.

the 4500 i have read problems on them as well, some even having the internal frame (which is a hard plastic!!) break into two.
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:44 AM
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They have my like new Monster pack right now for this very reason. I called them after it broke and they sent me a bunch of zipper pulls and instructed me how to change it however after trying without success I decided to send it back to them for repair.

I also have an older Monster with LOTS of use and have never had a single problem with it. Having looked at both packs, I think they're using less expensive zipper pulls now.

Badlands has a great warranty and are great peole to work with all around. You only have the pay shipping to them, they pay for it on the way back.
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:56 PM
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never had any problem with my Badlands Monster Fanny Pack - I love it!!
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Old 12-31-2009, 03:23 AM
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No problems with my Monster either and i pretty much abuse it. When it's not on me, it's strapped to the rack of my Honda Rancher. It's got a lifetime no questions asked warranty for a reason
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