Napier Razorback Stalker Mk II
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- Last updated: 15/12/2016
Napier head honcho Steve Rowe is a keen shooter himself and knows that feedback on products is priceless. So when the report came back that the Razorback Stalker might benefit from some modification he listened, then decided that he might be able to improve on certain areas. First niggle for some, was the overall length was a tad short, then the carrying harness (the feature of most change) tended to sag down and you could start to catch the back of your legs on the bag when walking some inclines.
The modified Stalker that replaces the previous model now measures 52” long by 12” at its widest point and all the features that make the Razorbacks so clever in design and build are certainly still used. Those being the waterproof and abrasion resistant LAMTEC canvas outer, which also includes the 4-function layers of an extra waterproof membrane, high density 10mm foam, EVA tough shell and a soft Syn-fleece lining to cosset the rifle once inside.
There’s also an internal butt end protector retainer pouch and strap. The EVA lateral spine is the source of the gunbags main strength while the outer panels of ARMOUR FLEX positioned at the front rear and middle areas give extra padding including scuff protection. The slot-in GRIP LOCK carry handle is the same, whilst a non-slip, adjustable shoulder strap in colour co-ordinated rot proof heavy duty Polyester offers even more comfort and an alternative carrying option. It’s also longer at 40”, which is better too.
On Your Back
The rucksack harness is the main modification from the original with both main straps having comfortable sliding rubber shoulder pads. It’s fully adjustable and detachable, and combined with the adjustable sternum strap it’s still one of the most comfortable types of this style of bag to carry. The first version had four buckles attached to the lower part of the bag that you can attach the straps of the harness to, therefore making it wider and more comfortable.
The modified Stalker has another row of buckles approximately 5 ½” further up. For some this allows a much more comfortable carrying position. The heavy duty rubberised grip tag zip fasteners still impress protected by the unique Weather Shield Guard, the self healing zip being almost impervious to scuffing, knocks, mud and rain. A generous 14 X 6” outer pocket uses the same unique zip design and the bag comes with the now obligatory sachet of Napier VP90 corrosion inhibitor and carries a 5-year Warranty.