The 4500 and the superday pack. The weight was always heavy, but it didn’t hurt my body. Hunting gear videos showing you all of the latest backpacks, pockets, quilts, shelters and more. I run mine with a guide lid (1200 ci) and two medium belt pockets (215 ci) on the bottom PALS webbing, giving me an additional 1660 ci in organization space. I have a 50# bag of dog food wrapped in duct tape that I use as a weight pill and hold it with the cargo net. Required fields are marked *. Each side pocket is 500 ci totaling the whole bag at 7500 cubic inches. Jordan Budd was born and raised on her family's cattle ranch near Rushville, Nebraska. They have built a solid, well deserved reputation amongst such users. It is by far the best pack I have ever owned.” -Andrew "I continue to be amazed at how great the Exo pack is when it comes to hauling weight. Every time you call in you’re talking to people that know the product inside and out. Zippers can be operated with one hand very smoothly. It sheds water really well even without a rain cover. I usually run my spotting scope (, You can watch a video review by Jordan here, You can ask Jordan questions or discuss this article, Zeiss Conquest V4 4-16×44 Riflescope Review, Western Edge Bullion Butte Backpack Review, Tripods: Outdoorsmans Standard vs. SLIK 624, Outfitting An ATV For The Rocky Mountains, I’d Rather Be Lucky Than Good – a Rokslide.com Original Film, Video Review—Novagrade Digiscoping Versatility, Hard Winter—Spring Update (and podcasts! She now lives in Cody, Wyoming and works full time for the show. The Kifaru Woodsman is a 3400-4000 cubic inch pack that is, according to Kifaru.net, designed for day hunts with the capacity to pack out an animal with the built in meat shelf. Videography and photography has also been a passion of hers since high school, and in 2014 she was brought onto the show Best of the West TV as a field producer and editor, filming hunts during spring and fall throughout the West and other regions including Alaska, Canada, and New Zealand. August 11, 2020. So looking for a day pack with ability to pack meat out. Badlands 2200 Camouflage Hunting Pack and Meat hauler- Bow, Rifle and Pistol Compatible. But also don't want to duplicate a pack for backpack hunting trips. The Cargo Net was originally designed to be used with the Nomad for shed hunting, but after getting it out to our test staff, we soon found out that it works well for just about anything. Currently I have this set up to grapple my Kifaru Ultralight mega pouch (with three days worth of food stuffed inside) to my drybag strapped to my pack frame. It’s gonna get a lot of use this whitetail season packing stands and ladder sticks. There’s also a tab loop between the bag and the frame meant to hold a water bladder that, I think, works very well. Kifaru was largely influenced by mountaineering backpacks that could be more comfortable, sophisticated and advanced for hunting in the backcountry. Sorry, no reviews match your current selections, Your email address will not be published. Then when the collar (lid) is folded over, the vertical compression straps hook into the female buckles. Join our mailing list to receive the latest news, updates and giveaways from the folks at Rokslide. Joined Feb 14, 2015 ... so far my son and I have flown with full size Kifaru packs as carryon multiple times. Sufering a broken Back in june 06, I needed to find a pack that would not hurt my back while loaded. ... Kifaru - 4 seasons - Disliked the weight and how "floppy" the pack felt. The bottom carrying handle also doubles as a loop to put the cam of your bow in then strap on for easy carrying. Each side is 500 cubic inches, so there’s still quite a bit of room left for puffy jackets or other gear if needed. Your email address will not be published. KIFARU Reckoning Backpack Review By Jordan Budd, Rokslide Staff Besides being 100% made in the USA, one of the coolest and most attractive things about Kifaru is the number of bags they have for different situations. 8. Besides being 100% made in the USA, one of the coolest and most attractive things about Kifaru is the number of bags they have for different situations. In fact, Kifaru has been doing so since 1979 – from backpacks to sleds, to Tipis and other shelters. What is a good quality daypack for truck to stand hunting, but also good for airline travel stow away? Awesome product. Jun 18, 2020 #7 N. nmjwolf Member. The Cargo Net was originally designed to be used with the Nomad for shed hunting, but after getting it out to our test staff, we soon found out that it works well for just about anything. This pack was way too small for backpack hunting, the internal frame was a bizarre shape that it forced the load far away from your body which made 50lbs of meat feel like 100lbs. All are designed by true backpack hunters for real hunting … She loves writing articles and making videos to pass on what she has learned to benefit fellow hunters heading into the field. – 3 sewn-in horizontal compression straps on each side anchoring the bag to the frame– 3 more horizontal straps sewn down the back that are independent from the side straps– Integrated fold over lid– Bellowed side pockets (500 ci each)– Full length center zip with 2 zippers (one from top, one from bottom)– Sewn-in meat shelf with two different attachment points– Water bladder hanging system between bag and frame– Two rows of PALS webbing on the bottom to attach additional pockets and accessories– Big top and bottom carry handles with the bottom doubling as a bow-carry system, Bag loaded with five days of gear and food. ), Review: Schnee’s Hunter II Pac Boot Rebuild. With Camp Bag and Guide Lid attached, you can use the Cargo Net for a very versatile and light weight multi-day pack that will convert into a very sleek and low profile daypack as well. ... First impression Kifaru Body Bag - Duration: 12:12. Last year was my first year with a Kifaru system, and I settled in with the AMR. 13 oz. All Rights Reserved. Kifaru is an established hunting pack leader, founded in 1997 by Patrick Smith, who had previously founded Mountainsmith in 1979. The strength of the pack is that if YOU can carry it, the pack can too. It’s also amazing for preseason workouts. This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. As backcountry hunters, we all strive to have a well-rounded gear list full of items that we know we can count on, everything from... KUIU ICON By Aron Snyder 5lbs 12oz’s (6000) 4lbs 9 oz's (3000) It seems that the design intent for the Icon was simple… bring... My friend, Jared Bloomgren, is back with his final installment in his Spot-and-Stalk series (see Spot & Stalk Tactics & Spot & Stalk Part II.) Check out all of our awesome outdoor gear. It´s great like new condition, comes with a small belt and is a in the coyote brown color scheme. Geared towards the philosophy to be used with multiple different bag options or as a stand-alone item, the Duplex frame is the workhorse and foundation of our pack systems. The integrated lid is a very simple idea. This is a lightweight, versatile piece of kit. Last year was my first year with a Kifaru system, and I settled in with the AMR. The side pockets are probably my favorite feature of the bag. Other than extended trips, there is nothing these packs aren't suited for, from whitetail hunting in the Midwest, or 3-night bivy in the middle of the Rocky Mountains. It's done it's part when needed. 8″ wide x 16″ tall main web grid, Ships with: I however like to run the additional Guide Lid on top, mainly for organization holding my camera, maps and anything else I need quick access to. Help Support Long Range Hunting : Join the LRH Team or . What we carry in our pack for a mid to late season whitetail hunt. This eliminates the need for any additional lid. The Kifaru Crater is a massive, customizable backpack designed with the big game hunter in mind. The Cargo Net was originally designed to be used with the Nomad for shed hunting, but after getting it out to our test staff, we soon found out that it works well for just about anything. It has a near perfect center of gravity, which helps it work with your body’s natural ability to support weight. 3,000-4,200 Cubic Inches My Choice: Kifaru Late Season This pack size is in going to be the most versatile in your hunting arsenal, still not a true load hauler, but it can handle any amount of weight you can throw at it. Quicker than a shoulder sling, it’s fast enough for wing shooting. When Kifaru released the Reckoning bag last fall, I had to get my hands on one. High-end hiking, hunting and camping outdoor store featuring backpacks, shelters, clothing and accessories. May 16, 2020 #2 huntsman22 Well-Known Member. Fellow Rokslide staffer, Brock Akers, has a great review of the AMR bag here. My normal backpack trip needs are three to five days with the occasional extended trip in the north country. I’ve also heard numerous positive reviews of Aron Snyder, Kifaru’s Chief Designer, answering questions and calling guys back after hours, during the weekend, and even on the side of a mountain. – 4 K-Clips "If l were going to have to start from scratch and buy all new hunting gear, l would start with your pack. 4894 VAN GORDON ST., SUITE 305, WHEAT RIDGE, COLORADO 80033. Visit Kifaru International or call 800-222-6139. Over the years members of the Kifaru team have honed and rehoned pack designs, frame specs and pack accessories that have led the hunting and tactical worlds to re-define what it is to haul … Hunting Gun Bearer GunBearer (Kifaru packs only) Originally invented for rambling in bear country, this is the safest, most comfortable way ever devised to carry your rifle and a backpack. I have one of these for using with my 26” hunting frame (gen 2). – 10 pieces of one-wrap velcro The 4500 pack I took Elk hunting on the Muskwa this year and will be taking sheep hunting in … Write CSS OR LESS and hit save. Kifaru. ordered and bought new directly from them in late 2019. CTRL + SPACE for auto-complete. When it's loaded down, that's my favorite way to wear it! Switching over to Kifaru packs, so I’m selling these bags. A tab loop at the top of each pocket lets you to hang a water bladder as well if needed (see video here) They are also bellowed, so they fold flat when not in use. Thanks for a great pack! 1-800-222-6139. Perfect for rucking, and it holds it snugly without any slop or movement. Whether you’re exploring the backcountry or relaxing at home, keep Kifaru close with our logo apparel and outdoor clothing. Loading... Unsubscribe from AMPED ARCHER? I´m selling my Kifaru door gunner hunting day pack. Packed out my fiancé's uncle's entire buck with it! Nice when the bag is completely full but great for when it’s collapsed in day mode. (not included). That September afternoon was cool and overcast. This is among the best backpacks you can buy for deer hunting. Compatible with: All current and older model frames, frame packs and wraptech plus packs. Another huge point I’d like to make is the quality of Kifaru customer service. 1 out of 1 people found this helpful. Then when the collar (lid) is folded over, the vertical compression straps hook into the female buckles. Thanks for another piece of awesome gear Kifaru! We're breaking down backpacks for mobile hunting. Feels like I'm carrying nothing, even when it's heavy. Could Attitude Be A Hunter’s Most Valuable Tool. She thoroughly enjoys the backpacking life while testing out gear, scouting the high country, taking photos and just enjoying the time around wildlife and being in the outdoors. From hats and t-shirts to parkas and pants, our … They’ve also incorporated a sewn-in meat shelf with two attachment points. We will offer curbside pickup, please call 1-800-222-6139 when you arrive and we will bring your order out to you. 303-278-9155. customerservice@kifaru.net. They are constantly discussed and recommended for excursions into the backcountry where a comfortable, durable and reliable load carriage solution is required. Your packs make extreme adventures into rough country a pleasant experience!” -Aaron This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. There are two tab loops on top of the collar that take open-ended female buckles. Stone Glacier is new, founded by Kurt Racicot in August 2012. Both company founders weren’t finding the packs … Empty, with all compression straps and buckles, the bag comes in at 2 lb. – 10 male Auto Lock Buckles Joined Jan 23, 2012 Messages 629. Mon-Fri 8-4 MST When I reach camp, I will remove the dry bag containing all my gear and keep the cargo net attached to my frame to handle awkward and bulky loads, such as when I gather firewood or whatever. I mostly hunt whitetails in the east from a saddle fairly far from the truck. My current pack is a Kifaru Fulcrum w/26" tactical frame - 2 seasons, packed out 5 elk/1 moose/1 pronghorn/8 deer/2 javelina. Cons- heavy, HUGE (if you're not into that kind of thing), and expensive. Bull elk watch a shed hunting pack dump AMPED ARCHER. They pulled designs from three or four of their other packs combining them (with some spice) to come up with to come up with the Reckoning design. The brand designed a lashing system specifically to carry meat after the kill. In the mid 90s, Patrick sold Mountainsmith with the rights to build military and hunting packs, and shortly after started Kifaru International. Growing up on the ranch provided numerous opportunities for antelope, mule deer, whitetail, turkeys, and predators. Free shipping for contiguous United States orders over $75.00. Ambidextrous, with dual sliders, these pouches can be mounted on either side of your pack belt. Kifaru Belt Pouches Keep all that small stuff right at your fingertips with these Belt Pouches. Aside from backpacks, puffy jackets are cussed and discussed more than... Swarovski NL Pure Binoculars The versatility, functionality, and durability still ring true to this day. Just compress and get straps wrapped up. Withstanding the test of time, the Duplex Frame has been the flagship product of Kifaru International for over two decades. The bags are starting at a respectable $284 at Kifaru.net, You can watch a video review by Jordan here Part I and Part II, You can ask Jordan questions or discuss this article here. The 95mm Swarovski scope  also fits with ease. This makes it absolutely comfortable and easy to carry even when fully loaded. However, the guys over at Kifaru really discourage using the meat shelf with a full load of gear in the bag, as it expands your load out rather than up and decreases comfort by a large margin. – Dimensions: 60″ max horizontal width x 47″ max height (compression straps fully extended) The vertical compression straps are also attached using the K-clip system, and can be moved up or down the bag as needed. The Kifaru Fulcrum isn’t magic. Things that you don’t want crushed while wrenching down on the side compression straps like a spotting scope are also great to strap onto the back-compression straps. Was this review helpful to you? With Camp Bag and Guide Lid attached, you can use the Cargo Net for a very versatile and light weight multi-day pack that will convert into a very sleek and low profile daypack as well. One for bigger loads and another for smaller loads that fits closer to the frame to keep loads more elevated. Copyright © Rokslide.com 2017. – 10 slotted Female Buckles The center access and zipper that comes from the bottom lets me get into the bag without unbuckling many straps and losing compression. The showroom will shutdown starting 11/20 according to CDPHE. KIFARU Reckoning Backpack ReviewBy Jordan Budd, Rokslide Staff. I bought it to use to pack tires up and out of the valleys in local forest service land as a preseason workout while accomplishing some good. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Expanding into an extended pack while being able to collapse to a very stream line and functional day pack is gold to me. Horn Hunter for life! Puffy Jacket Shootout, Alaska Style By Luke Moffat, Rokslide Prostaff Puffy jackets. Designed specifically for one-handed use as well as outstanding access due to the flip-top opening. and totals in at 7,500 cubic inches of bag space at its max. Our unique mounting system ensures they have … Here’s the deal. The side and back compression straps work independently from each other allowing you to keep things strapped to the back that you want quick access to like tripods or your weapon, but without losing bag compression while unbuckling them. Made in America, bred in the backcountry, and galvanized in combat, you won’t find tougher, better built outdoor gear. There are two tab loops on top of the collar that take open-ended female buckles. The pack is designed with firearm hunting in mind and has a dedicated rifle-holder along one side. Our contributor lugged it through four months of hunting … It’s a well-built and well-designed pack with magical results. Dry bag between the Reckoning and frame, demonstrating the load shelf. Having always rifle hunted, during high school she bought a bow and taught herself archery and every since has been hooked. I usually run my spotting scope (80mm Swarovski) and a rain jacket in one side; then my tripod and glassing seat in the other side. This eliminates the need for any additional lid. Mystery Ranch Crew Cab - 5 seasons, packed out 5 elk and 15 deer. All are designed by true backpack hunters for real hunting styles and scenarios. Looking for ideas. In closing, the Reckoning is proving to be a perfect fit for most of the backpack hunts that I do. Only used a few times for some hiking and archery shoots but never hunted with. AMPED ARCHER 240 … Cargo Net Specs – Joseph. – Weight: 13oz / .36kg Fellow Rokslide staffer, Brock Akers, has a great review of the AMR bag, – 3 sewn-in horizontal compression straps on each side anchoring the bag to the frame, – 3 more horizontal straps sewn down the back that are independent from the side straps, – Full length center zip with 2 zippers (one from top, one from bottom), – Sewn-in meat shelf with two different attachment points, – Water bladder hanging system between bag and frame, – Big top and bottom carry handles with the bottom doubling as a bow-carry system, The integrated lid is a very simple idea. I however like to run the additional, The side pockets are probably my favorite feature of the bag. You can’t get that anywhere else. Have not tried the Kifaru pack, but I do own 2 badlands packs. No load shelf. 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