A lightweight collapsible hiking cart that goes where you go.
Looking for an easier way to carry the weight when backpacking or hunting? The Pack Wheel® is your ticket to getting out on the trail without the back breaking pain of carrying the weight on your back. With a disc brake and a sound, strong, ergonomic design the Pack Wheel is amazingly easy to maneuver along even the narrowest of trails while carrying all the weight of your gear.
We wanted to make sure the cart was perfected before taking it to the market. With over six years of researching, developing, and in the field testing we now have the ultimate, no compromise, ultra-light hiking cart system — the Pack Wheel.
The Pack Wheel makes it amazingly easy to carry your camping gear. It completely changes how easy and pain free it is to haul a bunch of camping gear in areas that would have required back and knee breaking backpacks. Youth and smaller framed adults can also carry their own share of camping equipment thanks to the Pack Wheel. You can also extend the range you hike by carrying greater amounts of water and food with ease.
Gear can be carried on the Pack Wheel in many various ways. Here are a few examples:
Inspired by Do-It-Yourself hunting adventures, the Pack Wheel is a lightweight collapsible cart, small and light enough, that you can carry it on your backpack while you are hunting or backpacking. If you shoot a deer or elk just bone out the meat and use the cart to haul it off the mountain. No extra trips or help required!
At less than half the weight of the closest game cart on the market the Pack Wheel adds great flexibility to how you can use it in your own adventures.
At 8 3/4 pounds (20" wheel, medium handle) the Pack Wheel is the lightest game cart or backpacking style cart on the market, period. The ultimate, no compromise, ultra-light hiking cart system.
The Pack Wheel operates much like a wheelbarrow with the exception that all the weight is balanced over the wheel so that the wheel carries all the weight and not your arms. If using panniers the weight is also lower than a wheelbarrow creating a low center of gravity and in simple terms just makes balancing the Pack Wheel a breeze. Another difference from a wheelbarrow is a brake — not just any brake, but a disc brake system affording the ability to control the cart on the steepest of slopes and snowy or muddy conditions. You'll find that the brake comes in real handy when you are taking a load down a steep trail.
With the weight balanced over the wheel and having a disc brake it is very easy to navigate your way along a trail with a heavy load. If you do encounter an obstacle you just turn the Pack Wheel around pull it up and over, turn around and you are back on your way.
Below are some videos showing the Pack Wheel at work on hunting trips easily carrying cow elk and mule deer off the mountain.
You can learn more about experiences and development of the Pack Wheel™ on The DIY hunting blog.