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wolfmen
12-25-2010, 10:00 AM
Just made an order for

KU550 with 26inches stay
KU Belt Pouch
KU Grab-It
KU Pod Medium
KU Possibles Pouch Large

Did i miss something?

And i join "Kifaru Layaway Program" https://kifaru.net/xmas_layaway.html
The layaway term is 3 months for product up to $1000.00 and 6 months for product over $1000.00
The minimum for layaway is $500.00

If you don't want to pay a large amount in one bill, you can consider this program.
Thank you Kifaru has this offer.

And start my hard time to wait......


wolfmen

Ermine
12-25-2010, 10:46 AM
Nice. I am jealoue. I kinda want one of those packs.

Take-a-knee
12-25-2010, 11:08 AM
I'm having a lot of trouble decided between the 3700 and the 5200. I can envision needing the 5200 on occasion, but I plan to use a KU E&E on whatever pack I get all the time anyway, as this mirrors the ULA pack I'm used to living out of. Also, I'm not sure I wouldn't be just as well off with the 3700 and a Med Pod for expansion.

The 5200's height above the stays looks a tad problematic to me. I'm still a bit gray on the lid/top flap configuration, by that I mean how does it function with a light load in the pack. I was hoping for a ULA style/drybag type roll top on the KU packs.

Wind Talker
12-25-2010, 02:14 PM
TAK, I don't know if you have seen this link (https://www.kifaru.net/KU5200_int.html). It shows what looks like a simple drawstring on the pack top. Based on what I have noticed so far, it looks like the pack top flap is simply that, a flap which cinches down over the pack opening. I believe Mel posted a picture of the pack compressed down and it appeared the top flap just simply folded over the front of the pack. But... that's what I see from the pictures.

davesuvak
12-25-2010, 05:17 PM
Here is a link with pictures of the KU5200 compressed (http://www.kifaruforums.net/showthread.php?24007-How-effective-are-the-two-compression-straps-on-the-KU-5200). With a light load the bag sits below the top of the stays.

wolfmen
12-25-2010, 07:08 PM
TAK, go for KU5200. As Mr. Patrick said "you never can tell when you may need to put it to heavy-duty use and it'll be there."

Will Kifaru has Ultralight XTL in the future?

Sawtooth
12-26-2010, 08:26 AM
wolfmen,

Congratulations! I wish I could be there when you pull it out of the box, to see the look on your face when you feel how light it is!

wolfmen
12-26-2010, 10:49 AM
Thank you Sawtooth, i really looking forward on that day.

I think the postman who will think why this company send me a "empty" box to me from far far away.

Patrick
12-26-2010, 12:05 PM
Hello gents,

--Take-a-knee, the lid is designed to fit snugly down the front, not floppy at all, with small loads. It has latch points on it's top side for all sorts od KU pocket attaching.

--wolfmen, that "empty box" joke is very funny!

Take-a-knee
12-26-2010, 01:02 PM
Hello gents,

--Take-a-knee, the lid is designed to fit snugly down the front, not floppy at all, with small loads. It has latch points on it's top side for all sorts od KU pocket attaching.

--wolfmen, that "empty box" joke is very funny!

Thanks Patrick. I still can't decide between the 3700 and the 5200 but I'm sure I'll be happy with either. I'm not a whole lot bigger than Sawtooth (5'8/170#) and my gear is pretty trim, so I'm not sure I'd ever need the weight capacity of the 5200 but the volume could be handy in the winter. The 3700 and a med KU pod and a KU E&E is what I'm looking at if I don't get the 5200.

David in OR
12-26-2010, 02:45 PM
Wolfmen, be sure to post a review when you've had the pack out and about. I'm hoping to order one of these next year. Enjoy your new pack and congratulations!

DocGP
12-28-2010, 09:28 PM
I feel your pain. Just dropped 700 bucks on the 3700, 2 water bottle pockets and a KU E&E......

She's gonna KILL me!!

Doc