Game Bag Product Comparison
Today's Game Bag Market - Game Bag Review
This is the most comprehensive information available in a fair market assessment and should answer all your questions from one product comparison to the next covering all imaginable game bags on the market. Below is the answer to your questions.
We will not and do not name brands. We are simply giving you, the hunter the information and options that best suit your meat care needs, if you're like us we live to hunt and enjoy eating the bounty of our harvest and want to enlighten you as to the options available so that you take home more meat from your hunting efforts, guaranteed.
This assessment of the game bags in today's market is based on field experience and use of all game bags types and styles, based on the general consumer, from tradeshows, customers, consumer & magazine reviews, calls, emails, photos, testimonials and pre-production recommendations, and you the hunter.
*Form Fitting Game Bags:
Fits to the contour of the game meat or
meat quarter. stretch compression, conforming characteristic.
*Loose Fitting Game Bags:
Square bag, containment non-compression or form fitting. aloud to move freely without restraint (read loose fit vs form fit comparison below).
CHEESE CLOTH ROLL FORM FITTING CANVAS TODAY'S MARKET FABRIC: NYLON - COTTON - CG FABRIC LOOSE FIT VS FORM FIT TIPS FISH BAGS
Game Bag Type
Cheese Cloth Game Bags - Form Fit
Form Fitting, Cotton
Poor - none
Poor - none
This product is for the weekend warrior going through the motion of meat care, but in truth
there's no meat protection. Extreme budget minded, a dollars worth of illusion
Roll/Pull Over - Form Fit
Cotton and others
Fair - Poor
Fair - Poor (easy tear)
Hours - (pending moisture)
Stretch, Pending make Semi-Durable
High If Reused
Poor "based on meat protection, stretch, reusable is questionable.
Serious, Semi Serious to weekend hunter.
Can be bulky for carrying in daypack, usually too small or one size fits all giving more material then
needed to carry and or not enough pending species hunted. Delicate handling and care, Extreme
stretching exposing meat to insects and dirt. Can be limited in sizes pending species or as
full carcass bags. Quality protection can be limited on extended hunts.
Canvas - Loose Fit
Cotton Weight and density may very pending quality and make.
Natural cotton properties remain.
*Good - Poor
Good (pending use)
Hours - (pending moisture) days
Good Dry - Poor Wet (wet fabric swells closing the pores)
Good to Poor pending use
Strong Hunter, Horseback Hunter.
Heavy, bulky for carrying in daypack, *usually too small leaving exposed meat. One size fits all
with this comes unnecessary added weight. After being used once, to reuse in areas of high bear
danger is not recommended due to odor retention from the bags last use. Selective to limited use.
Can be purchased in heavy duty to light canvas, properties remain the same, shrinkage
limits adequate coverage and insect protection.
Canvas requires conditioning (pre-wash) before use.
Caribou Gear Bags - Loose Fit
Synthetic, nylon base W/custom blends, feels, breathes like cotton. (Not a True Nylon)
Read additional information below.
Minutes (30-60 min. depending on weather conditions)
Good (wet or dry)
Does not shrink, does not retain odor, *loose fit, non bulk,
lightweight and does not swell when wet, snag and stain resistant.
Light reflective attachments (view from a 100+ yards)
Light Reflective benefits:
Easy to locate when your pack out time gets dark.
Bear country; easy viewing from a safe distance.
Light reflective, lock loops, Unique packaging, varying sizes
product variety, extended
fabric, over sized (covers complete quarter), Full carcass bags. All packages come
with ID Tags (w/exclusion of the Camp Meat Bag)
Good (long term investment)
Slight to Immeasurable
Serious hunter, remote hunter, horseback hunter, backpacker, archery/rifle hunter.
The hunter that cares for the complete protection of game meat for consumption.
Price? Buying quality and life of a product is important; to receive the same protection using some of
our competitors a person would have to purchase two packages to cover all the parts of the
animal, buying one of our Game Bag Packs and you have complete coverage, including a bag
for your trophy cape, a small camp meat bag for camp dinner (for easy and clean transporting
of raw game meat includes plastic bag & twist tie) ID Tags, zip locks, storage bag,
quarter bags, meat parts, field tips and storage bags, all this to last you for years to
come, not just one or two seasons, in the long run how much are you truly saving!
And consider the innovations on every game bag!
: Easy carry packaging lightweight. Meat protection very-good. Game bag products come with
Big Game ID Tags, suited for all species or hunt methods around the world. Caribou Gear's
advanced game bag products greatly compare to canvas thus replacing the need for canvas
game bags, eliminating weight and bulk when packing in or flying into remote hunt locations.
Today's Market - Fabric
Although nylon is the base content of our fabric, nylon alone is not what makes for the best choice
for a breathable game bag.
Nylon has a tendency to create moisture faster than can be dissipated regardless of density its
natural solar properties cannot be controlled easily without making major refinements with a
mixture of compounds. As many of us can attest to wearing a windbreaker jacket and soon finding
a muggy, moist feeling. Pure nylon alone can be a strong durable material but is found to have
limitations when used as a meat container, due to these natural solar characteristic, this could
have severe limitations on a prolonged hunt .
We would not settle for cotton this natural product fiber is not durable, absorbs moisture from the
surrounding ambient conditions, shrinks, stretches, stains, and swells.
Cotton and polyester blends have the same inherent negative properties of both compounds,
cotton being the failure of the two.
A fabric that shrinks may fit specific game hunted today.
A fabric that stretches will expose game meat allowing dirt, insect access, and stressing the fabrics
natural shape for quality repeated use.
A fabric that stains is a porous fabric but is found to retain micro particle's of the last harvest thus
retaining odors, requiring a hunter to repurchase game bags when hunting in bear country.
A fabric that swells when wet greatly effects the density of the fabric, closing the pores thus greatly
effecting the venting properties, reducing the needed breathability for proper meat care,
when hunting in moist conditions cotton naturally absorbs from the ambient conditions, even in non
direct contact, rain or morning dew. Google; Cotton kills?
Caribou Gear Game Bag Fabric
Innovative design and formulation, the fabric is specifically made for the Caribou Gear Game bag product,
with years of research, field testing and not settling until the fabric suited what we felt was the very
best possible attribute of a lightweight, none stretching, stain resistant, snag resistance, durable game bag.
We at Caribou Gear Outdoor Equipment Company excluding cotton in the manufacturing, and
incorporating the most advanced, innovative raw material available, maintaining the strength and durable
properties of nylon adding advanced synthetic raw material creating a fabric with all the best properties
of a durable, breathable, stain resistant, shrink resistant, snag resistant, none stretching, with a feel
of cotton, nylon, silky to the touch game bag.
With this quality innovative fabric and the controlled density (porosity) in addition to the innovative
amenities such as the lock loops, light reflective attachments, strong durable cord and cord lock.
With this patent pending product we truly feel that we have the most innovative game bag ever made.
With our diverse product packaging and game bag sizes, we have the product that suits all hunters
needs regardless of the hunting situation, style, geographic location.
LOOSE FIT VS FORM FIT GAME BAGS
A form fit game bag has the inherent compression properties. This design rolls over the game meat or game quarter (meat on bone) compressing the fabric along the contour of the meat being bagged. This compression is constant and sustained throughout transporting to processing. During this time the meat is glazing (skinning over) or drying, this process solidifies the air exposed meat creating a crust. During the solidification dirt, leaves, hair, weeds, including the fabric and other debris is being incorporated (embedded) into the crust. Thus during processing this skin needs to be rehydrated to remove the debris from the meat or worse yet be trimmed off and discarded, this loss of game meat can be costly given the time and money to acquire your harvest.
Caribou Gear (Loose Fit Game Bags)
Caribou Gear loose fit game bags are designed to allow best in air circulation around game quarters during the glazing of the meat (drying process) the non-compression of the fabric giving room for the best air circulation, breathing room and allows the dirt, hair, leaves and other debris to fall to the bottom of the game bag. During processing back home there will be little trimming if any, giving you more meat for your efforts. (Read other helpful tips below)
Caribou Gear Game Bags species intended product is designed to give approximately 6 inches of room at the top of the leg quarter of the largest animal of the species giving ample breathing room and for ease of transporting.
After your harvest and you have transported bagged game meat back to camp: When hanging game quarters on meat pole - hang quarters by the shank
(upper bone of the leg) if you haven't already completely removed the game bags do so now, then Spray meat thoroughly
with Game Bag Spray (citric acid will retard bacteria growth).
Before re-bagging game meat, invert game bag to remove debris from within the bag then wash or rinse game bags
, allow approximately 1/2 hour to dry, then replace.
Close the game bag over the quarter, just above the shank, pull cord tight, close with cord lock then wrap cord around the fabric creating a simple knot, this will create a bug free, tight seal at the top of the game bag.
When cleaning or rinsing meat during processing
use cold water and vinegar mix to wipe down the meat rinse and process. Water Vinegar mix
; approximately one 1/2 cup to 1 gallon of water this simply gives a slight acidic cleansing.
All of our game bags are manufactured with all of the same custom innovative features, the only difference is the incorporated weep holes at the bottom of the bags to allow water to drain during transport.
As with our Big Game Bag line the fish bags are designed to protect fish from insects, birds, and debris while fishing from shore, boat, or river.
They are also good for transporting from fishing hole to fishing hole, home, processor and taxidermists. Taxidermist's like the fact that the bags won't stick to the frozen fish and or discolor the fish scales.
When Ice Fishing;
bag your catch tie the string to your fish bucket and drop it down a hole, this keeps the fish from freezing. For transporting: the fish bags help in containing fish slim to the bag and not on everything it touches.
bowfishing can be complicated when walking the shore's, the bags make life easy by simply attaching your catch to your belt.
Again makes for easy transport.
Eels, frog, salamanders are easy handling when bagged in the fish bags. Drop the bagged bait in a bucket or in the water, when your ready to re-bait its within easy reach.
When Fishing in Bear Country;
a person can simply pick-up and go without having to donate their catch to the bear.
For more information and pictures please go to our Fish Bags Page