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DryFlyGuy
10-29-2012, 08:48 PM
I am looking for an extended stay pack with meat hauling chops. I feel like I have narrowed it down to the Kifaru Duplex Timberline 1 (7200ci) or the Kuiu 7000. The Mystery Ranch system has an outside shot. I've seen feedback on the Kuiu and MR packs, but not much on the Kifaru.

Anyone out there care to share their experience with th DT1 (or dt2 or dt3)?

300Weatherby
10-30-2012, 11:18 AM
I have the dt2. best pack i have ever put on. i wasnt sure about the layout of the pack tell i got it, but i really like how they have everything. i have hauled 100 plus pounds out with it. if you want more reviews check out rokslide.com

GrantMan
10-30-2012, 01:15 PM
I got the standard timberline with the composite internal stays. The pack is very comfortable and has the capacity to haul more than I would want.

I have no regrets about this pack. The outside pockets are set up real well for use of a spotting scope and for access to day gear without having to dig through the main compartment.

califhuntn
11-17-2012, 02:30 AM
I have used almost all the different manufacturers packs and I feel that Kifaru is by far the best pack maker. I really love the KU line of Kifaru packs. Worth every dollar.

crumy
02-04-2013, 10:07 PM
I went through this very same thing over the past year. I was at the same place you are right now Dryfly. After months of reading, talking to people and trying on packs I went with the kifaru. Bikini with Timberline 1 7200 pack. I was lucky enough to live close enough to kifaru to go down and check out the packs. Patrick (the owner), Aron and the rest of the staff there are great. Will go out of the way to make sure you get what you NEED. I never had the feeling they were trying to "sell" me. Not to advertise another forum on here, but if you go to rokslide.com you will see a good mix of review and people who do ALOT of backcountry hunting off their backs. They are willing to answer all your questions. The site is owned by Aron, but they have other reviews of packs. Right now there is one going on between the Stone Glacier and the Bikini frame. The packs are expensive but I felt good about spending the money after meeting them and trying on the packs.

cali_hornhunter
02-04-2013, 10:56 PM
Agreed with all above posts especially crumy's he's turning you in the right direction I'm currently saving for the kifaru DT1 :)

Drhorsepower
02-05-2013, 12:34 AM
I have one on order, I also tried the stone glacier on this year at the sheep show, I am very impressed with both packs. Both are minimalist, tough packs. In the end I'm glad I went with kifaru for the simple fact there are more options to choose from to get exactly what you want.

cali_hornhunter
02-05-2013, 08:47 AM
I have one on order, I also tried the stone glacier on this year at the sheep show, I am very impressed with both packs. Both are minimalist, tough packs. In the end I'm glad I went with kifaru for the simple fact there are more options to choose from to get exactly what you want.

Which kifaru did you order?

Drhorsepower
02-05-2013, 11:37 AM
Highcamp bag and bikini frame :)

Grantbvfd
02-05-2013, 11:58 AM
Ordered a dt3 about a month before the highcamp came out. Im sure I will be happy with what I got.

WapitiBob
02-05-2013, 12:49 PM
Great minds think alike. I put the crew cab on the shelf and bought a Bikini frame/highcamp bag, all 3 pockets, all in designer camo.

cali_hornhunter
02-05-2013, 01:23 PM
Highcamp bag and bikini frame :)

Nice how long is your wait?

Shaun
02-05-2013, 04:13 PM
Kifaru DT1 here they are amazing people to deal with Aron has gone way above and beyond

arrowslinger21
02-05-2013, 08:51 PM
I am mystery ranch guy personally, but I won't try to steer you away from Kifaru. I would stay away from KUIU packs, but with either MR or Kifaru I dont think you can go wrong. The frames for Kifaru and the Mystery ranch packs both fit somewhat different body frames in my opinion. If you have a chance to get your hands on both a MR and a Kifaru, I would take the chance and try them both on and then buy what suits better. Both packs are top notch though so I dont think you can go wrong either way. Stone Glacier would be a good outside choice too.

BigSurArcher
02-05-2013, 11:07 PM
Sold my KUIU 6000, have a Kifaru on order. All it took was trying it on at the Sheep Show, and I was sold. Ordered a tan Bikini frame, with a Highlander Highcamp pack.

cali_hornhunter
02-05-2013, 11:30 PM
Jealous :p I'm trying to decide between your choice or the DT1

crumy
02-05-2013, 11:45 PM
DT1 all the way. You already save a ton of weight with the bikini. I have no real reason other than I like the look of the DT1 better. Hunters can be so superficial, it is what is in the pack that really matters :D


Jealous :p I'm trying to decide between your choice or the DT1

Drhorsepower
02-05-2013, 11:52 PM
Nice how long is your wait?

Middle of April, well before hunting season;)