A new company is coming out called Kuiu. It was started by one of the former owners of Sitka Gear. They are doing a full line of clothing as well as a couple packs. A 3000 and a 6000 CI pack that will be interchangable on the same carbon fiber frame. I am planning on picking up an Icon 6000 and will post up a review of it after I get ahold of it and put it through its paces. The pack should be around 4.5LB's all up and supposedly will haul serious weight. I currently am running a mystery ranch nice 6500 and have had a crewcab and a long bow as well. I have owned just about every badlands except the ox and sacrifice. I have also tried a few other brands over the years as well. Why so many? I am a pack junkie! So, I will share my thoughts on it after I have abused it for a while. I thought about getting one of the new Kifaru KU 5200's at less than 3 lbs but the Icon just looked more my style with more compartmentalization to it. Guess a Kifaru will have to be next...

Gotta love new gear!