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Blades
08-05-2009, 05:21 AM
A box? Sitting in my spot on the couch? What could it be??

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/7268/img1749s.jpg (http://img401.imageshack.us/i/img1749s.jpg/) http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/img1749s.jpg/1/w320.png (http://g.imageshack.us/img401/img1749s.jpg/1/)

Why look! It is my G2 E&E! Lets unload my REI Urban Traveler, and transfer it all to my E&E!

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/6276/img1751c.jpg (http://img18.imageshack.us/i/img1751c.jpg/) http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/img1751c.jpg/1/w320.png (http://g.imageshack.us/img18/img1751c.jpg/1/)

And a quick outside shot. I put my Monkey Admin pouch on it, but that stuff would have fit in it, but since I had it, it works.

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1683/img1750i.jpg (http://img15.imageshack.us/i/img1750i.jpg/) http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/img1750i.jpg/1/w320.png (http://g.imageshack.us/img15/img1750i.jpg/1/)

Thanks for looking.

Jason

BuckarooMedic
08-05-2009, 05:58 AM
All right Jason, what ya got in there?

Blades
08-06-2009, 03:49 PM
You know: extra pair of socks, t-shirt, a few small tools, snacks, 550 cord, 4mm cord, some meds, small first aid kit, small sewing kit, gloves, extra lights, batteries, and other assorted snivel gear that I have needed or used over my last 20 something years of work.
During my Air Force days I found that an extra t-shirt and pair of socks come in handy. T-shirts get soaked with sweat, and it is nice to put a dry one on when you have to go out to the flightline again. Or socks get soaked in the rain. :)
Buttons pop off, sinus pressure builds up, headaches jump on you when your not looking. We had just arrived in Kuwait for some play time; I had a big bottle of tylenol stashed in our equipment--but I couldn't get to it. No one else had anything, and my head hurt too much to walk to the medic's, so after that I keep some meds in my bag and both vehicle kits(which reminds me I need to check expiration dates).
Enough of my rambling. :)
It is enough for me to start hitch hiking if I need to.


Jason

Blades
08-07-2009, 09:25 AM
I'm thinking of a Kifaru Organizer for the front, or maybe a Emdom Utili-Shingle. I like the clamshell opening of the Orginizer better, but the shingle is a more economical choice at this time.
The Monkey Pouch is working ok for now. It has my Tuf-cloth and sharpening stones in it.

rhunter424
08-07-2009, 09:43 AM
I definitely recommend the organizer on the front and even an emdom baby utili-shingle as well :)

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_T6CnQq4GoiE/SnxLPuOLTcI/AAAAAAAABNI/USnaYIglb8o/s800/0807091140.jpg

Blades
08-09-2009, 06:59 PM
I definitely recommend the organizer on the front and even an emdom baby utili-shingle as well :)


I don't have anything on the sides of mine, does the Organizer fit flush on the side? The E&E and Organizer are both 9" wide.
Just wondering. I'd prefer something around 7-8" to fit on the front.
Thanks for the pic.
I took the Monkey Admin pouch off(for sale) and put that stuff in a small Utili-shingle.

rhunter424
08-10-2009, 07:12 AM
The organizer and E&E fit together as expected, flush on the sides.

revelation2012
08-15-2009, 12:39 PM
I definitely recommend the organizer on the front and even an emdom baby utili-shingle as well :)

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_T6CnQq4GoiE/SnxLPuOLTcI/AAAAAAAABNI/USnaYIglb8o/s800/0807091140.jpg

I just got mine Thursday. From order to delivery was just over around three weeks. I put an organizer on mine and a #4 lock and load on the inside front panel. I was a little skeptical how it would ride sinched on my Mollex but it sinches down quite well to the parent pack.

Blades
08-18-2009, 01:20 PM
I just got mine Thursday. From order to delivery was just over around three weeks. I put an organizer on mine and a #4 lock and load on the inside front panel. I was a little skeptical how it would ride sinched on my Mollex but it sinches down quite well to the parent pack.

Congratulations!
The organizer was too close of a fit for me, I wanted something to fit inside the edge, around 8"x8" or so.
I contacted a custom bag maker and he is putting together what I am calling an "oversized admin panel"--8"x8"x1.25". I don't need a pouch on the front, but I wanted something.
The Monkey Admin pouch, Tactical Tailor 1V, and the Emdom Utili-shingle all seem to work ok, but not what I wanted. I saw a Condor pouch that was the right size(8"x8"x1"), but it was only a velcro top opening, not a zipper clamshell opening. If I had not ordered the custom pouch I would have tried the Spec Ops "Op-order Logistics Pouch"(6"x8"x2"). It is thicker then I wanted, but would have worked ok.
I also found that the Tactical Tailor 1H pouch fits on the side of the E&E. A little big, but the cinch straps have enough extra to wrap over the pouch.

Akilae
08-18-2009, 01:24 PM
The organizer was too close of a fit for me, I wanted something to fit inside the edge, around 8"x8" or so.


If I'd seen this earlier I would recommend the TAD Gear OP1 admin pouch. It's just slightly smaller than the size you described. But being you already have a custom order coming...

Blades
08-19-2009, 01:05 PM
If I'd seen this earlier I would recommend the TAD Gear OP1 admin pouch. It's just slightly smaller than the size you described. But being you already have a custom order coming...

I looked at that also. It would have fit, but the cubic inches are smaller then the Emdom shingle I am using now, so I wasn't sure if it would hold what I wanted. It is around 49 cubic inches, the shingle is about 63 cubic inches. The panel I have on the way should be around 80 cubic inches(8"x8'x1.25").
Do I need to do all this research and math? No, but I like to search, my google powers are strong.

Inbound E
08-20-2009, 08:48 AM
Quick question on the topic of G2 E&E. I know this has probably been discussed on previous posts, but I am not finding it in search. How does the G2 E&E handle a 3 liter / 100 oz Camelbak bladder? Does it fit? If so, how much room is left for gear in the main compartment? Is the upgrade to X-Ray straps worth while? THANKS

Blades
08-20-2009, 10:09 AM
Quick question on the topic of G2 E&E. I know this has probably been discussed on previous posts, but I am not finding it in search. How does the G2 E&E handle a 3 liter / 100 oz Camelbak bladder? Does it fit? If so, how much room is left for gear in the main compartment? Is the upgrade to X-Ray straps worth while? THANKS


I can check the bladder tonight after work. I'll fill one up and see how it fits with my stuff.

If your planning on doing alot of walking/hiking/running with the G2 E&E, then I would say the upgrade straps would be worth it. I just use mine around town, and mostly sling it over one shoulder or use the carry handle. I did carry it like a messenger bag across my back one time. That worked okay, but probably wouldn't be stable if your running.
I haven't worn it like a backpack, my other strap is stowed away.

Blades
09-16-2009, 03:25 PM
I posted this on some other forums, decided to repost it here:

One thing I always liked about the Camelbak bags I have owned(Talon, Motherlode, BFM, plus others) is the built in velcro web strap keepers.
Keeps the excess straps neat and tidy. I wish my Kifaru E&E had them. I have just been using rubber bands. I was going to order some "web dominator's" but didn't really want those. I wanted the strap keepers like a Camelbak on my E&E.
I had been thinking about buying some velcro and make my own when I saw this while wandering though "Big Lot's" the other day:
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/8395/img1807ib.jpg
http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/1946/img1808od.jpg



So lets see how they work out:
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/2360/img1810j.jpg

Hmm, so far, so good.
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/454/img1811h.jpg

I like it.
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/3452/img1809x.jpg

Excellent!!
So now I have what I want. I cut a few down to about 4-5 inches for the 4 compression straps, and just used a full size 8 inch one for the shoulder strap. I haven't sewed them to the strap, just laid them on there for now, but they work great.
Hope this helps.


Jason

HighTechToolFan
09-17-2009, 12:54 AM
I posted this on some other forums, decided to repost it here:

One thing I always liked about the Camelbak bags I have owned(Talon, Motherlode, BFM, plus others) is the built in velcro web strap keepers.
Keeps the excess straps neat and tidy. I wish my Kifaru E&E had them. I have just been using rubber bands. I was going to order some "web dominator's" but didn't really want those. I wanted the strap keepers like a Camelbak on my E&E.
I had been thinking about buying some velcro and make my own when I saw this while wandering though "Big Lot's" the other day:
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/8395/img1807ib.jpg
http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/1946/img1808od.jpg



So lets see how they work out:
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/2360/img1810j.jpg

Hmm, so far, so good.
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/454/img1811h.jpg

I like it.
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/3452/img1809x.jpg

Excellent!!
So now I have what I want. I cut a few down to about 4-5 inches for the 4 compression straps, and just used a full size 8 inch one for the shoulder strap. I haven't sewed them to the strap, just laid them on there for now, but they work great.
Hope this helps.


Jason


Hey guys,

first of all: excellent forum! Thank you for your nice pics and posts! Thought I had to contribute something as well. So here is my first post!

With my first Kifaru pack on the way (black 1.Gen E&E with organizer and padded shoulder straps) I have been researching how to adjust it to my preferences once it arrives.

I liked the pics from yellowhammer, there I first saw the web dominators. What I did not like about this was the extra plastic they add to the pack, since I felt like this messes up the nice clean and organized look of the kifaru.

I have a eagle creek waistpack, that has an elastic strap organizer on the waistbelt. Went to different outdoor stores here in Germany and tried to buy some similar to what I had on my waistpack in preparation for my E&E to arrive.

After I found out that you can not buy them separately, I decided to have my own built. Since I am waiting for a black E&E, thought I would not be a big deal finding some black fabric rubber band and ask my alteration tailor to sew them for me together.
Long story short: here is what I now have to organize my staps!

This was the original elastic strap, you can buy it cheap at outdoor stores to hold your sleeping mat together:

http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/2934/letzterimport2.th.jpg (http://img42.imageshack.us/i/letzterimport2.jpg/)

This is what it looks like stitched together:


http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/9089/letzterimport0.th.jpg (http://img179.imageshack.us/i/letzterimport0.jpg/)

Now when you turn it inside out, you get this:


http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/3315/letzterimport1.th.jpg (http://img156.imageshack.us/i/letzterimport1.jpg/)

and finally, installed on one of my other bags, this is the result:


http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/475/letzterimport3.th.jpg (http://img190.imageshack.us/i/letzterimport3.jpg/)

Fits snug, you can add it to every strap,
since you just slide it over the buckle,
you can not lose it like the velcro thingies from the other post,
they will not abrade your pack like the hooked side of the velcro does and it was cheap too.
I paid 10 Euro for a total of 8 of them!

Lone Wolf
09-17-2009, 08:41 AM
I got my G2 E&E today. Nice colour, that CB. Matches my couch nicely. :D

http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/600/kifaruee001.jpg (http://img198.imageshack.us/i/kifaruee001.jpg/)

Blades
09-17-2009, 08:52 AM
I got my G2 E&E today. Nice colour, that CB. Matches my couch nicely. :D



Looks good. Congratulations.

Chucker
09-17-2009, 08:53 AM
Lone Wolf: What E&E? All I see is a CB couch with a morale patch stuck on the cushion.

KDOG
09-17-2009, 08:01 PM
You guys are making me SO jealous with your G2 E&Es. My stuff probably won't be here for 2 more weeks. *sniff* ..... but I'll post some pics of it when I get my stuff.

Ya know, the G2 E&E is SO popular - even on other forums - maybe it should get its own forum. It seems to be an excellent EDC bag as well as a starting point for building it up for larger capacity loads as well.

I hope the folks at Kifaru aren't going to change the design again soon! It seems to have reached perfection the way it is now. Simple, modular and versatile. Good work Kifaru....

Lone Wolf
09-18-2009, 02:05 AM
@ Blades

Thank you for the tip about velcro for keeping straps in place.

Had no idea such a thing existed but now I went on search and found these in a local hardware store:

http://www.clasohlson.fi/Archive/Images/Products/Hi/362980_X_2008-07-16_160540_603.jpg

Blades
09-18-2009, 03:10 PM
@ Blades

Thank you for the tip about velcro for keeping straps in place.

Had no idea such a thing existed but now I went on search and found these in a local hardware store:

http://www.clasohlson.fi/Archive/Images/Products/Hi/362980_X_2008-07-16_160540_603.jpg

Your welcome, but I can't take all the credit. I stole the idea from Camelbak.
I received my admin panel and I'll get some pics up soon.


Jason

Blades
09-18-2009, 08:03 PM
Here are the pics of my custom made "Snake-eyes" Organizer:
http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/9626/img1820r.jpg

http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/7337/img1821n.jpg

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/6684/img1817z.jpg

http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/5237/img1818g.jpg

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/46/img1819g.jpg

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/659/img1822n.jpg

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/9706/img1823rv.jpg

It fits on my E&E just right.
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/3441/img1816wq.jpg

KDOG
09-18-2009, 08:46 PM
Just saw this over at EDCF and commented, awesome. Made in USA, right?

Blades
09-19-2009, 09:56 AM
Just saw this over at EDCF and commented, awesome. Made in USA, right?

Yep. Made in the US.
I like it, it is probably 4 organizers/admin panels combined into one. There are alot of great ones out there(most "Made in the USA"), and I almost bought them instead, but there seemed to be one thing I didn't want. This one works for me.