We initially covered the McKenzie Scent Fan Duffle Bag at the Pee Dee Deer Classic and since then McKenzie Outdoors has sponsored every competition that we?re having on the site this deer hunting season! I am also going to use a McKenzie Scent Fan Duffle Bag this deer hunting season to see how it affects my hunting and scent control.
If you didn?t read the blog entry that reviewed the Pee Dee Deer Classic, then you may not be aware of what the McKenzie Scent Fan Duffle Bag is all about or how it works. Essentially it?s a duffle bag that has a fan on one end and a place to put any kind of scent on the other end. You plug the bag in and the fan pulls the scent through the bag scenting everything in the bag along the way. I think the bag is a really neat concept and I can tell you that within just 1 hour of running the bag my clothes/gear is already smelling like dirt!
When I first got the bag, it smelled like something new?you know what I mean?the smell of new material. I can?t really describe what it smelled like, but it wasn?t pine, dirt, or any scent in nature. So I needed to ?get the new? off and get my clothes scented. To achieve this I left the bag open for a while outside letting the air blow through it. This helped knock off the ?new smell? that it initially had. After that I placed all my gear in the bag and most importantly, I put my boots on the end of the fan. This helps the bag stay upright and gives the fan the maximum area to pull air from. I stuck everything I would take hunting in the bag (the bag is pretty big too) and I do mean everything. I even stuck my Thermacell in there as well. I don?t think the plastic in a Thermacell has any odor, but hey why not you know? So I put all my articles of clothing and hunting gear in the bag and turned it on.
The McKenzie Scent Fan Duffle Bag comes ready with everything that you need. The flaps on the end have Velcro on them so you can easily roll it back and pen it up to allow for maximum flow. Also, the bag is geared with a cigarette light plug and also has a converter to let you plug the adapter into a regular electrical outlet. This allows you to plug it into your truck, ATV, or at your house. The fan in the bag runs on low voltage (12v) for safety.
I?ve had it running for a while now and will probably let it run for a couple more hours for good measure. I?m scenting it with the ?Fresh Earth? scent and I can smell dirt just when I get in that area. From playing with the bag some, I think what I?ll probably do is keep the bag in my truck or here at my house and turn it on either the night before I go hunting or around mid-day if I?m going hunting in the afternoon.
If you?re like me and sweat a lot or if you?re a bow hunter and must get the game really close, then you should definitely give the McKenzie Scent Fan Bag a shot. I don?t think you?ll be disappointed.
The below video is me showing you what I did this morning with the bag.
This coming deer season several hunters around the state will be the lucky winners of a McKenzie Scent Fan Duffle Bag. If you read the blog about the Pee Dee Deer Classic then you saw the pics and footage where we covered the idea and concept of the fan bag. It really is a neat concept that I think will give hunters an edge with covering their scent as well as eliminating moisture in their clothing.
McKenzie Outdoors is partnering with WeHuntSC.com to sponsor all 5 competitions that we?re hosting this deer hunting season! Looks like the prize packages are rounding out to be very nice. A big thanks to McKenzie Outdoors for working with us to reward hunters around South Carolina.
Find out more about McKenzie Scent Fan Duffle Bags
Below is a video of Eddie McKenzie, creator of the scent-fan duffle bag, where he explains how the bag works.