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I thought I would post up a few pics showing some old R&D work so you can see how some of the products get their start. Here are a couple showing the first concept for our Armor Grip system.
The next couple of pics show a real early Xray. Notice the large full width and depth top lid pocket, and a prototype organizer panel that was removable.
Hope you enjoyed these.
04-12-2012, 10:36 AM
Really nice, please upload more.
That's pretty cool to see, knowing what the end product turned out like. I hope you'll do more of these.
04-12-2012, 08:50 PM
Its interesting to look at the prototypes and the final product. Yes please keep the pics coming.
Here are some pics of a rough first concept for the XTL.
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04-15-2012, 10:44 PM
Mel - you should open a Kifaru museum.
Here are some photos of the original Woobie Express prototype. As you can see, the back wrapped around to velcro down in the front on the 2 horizontal strips of velcro. It worked well until we tried it with armor, and then we ran into some problems with the wrap. We made some changes to make it work even better with or without armor and it became the production version that is available now.
04-17-2012, 06:31 PM
I can only assume that constantly hiring that GQ model must get expensive! ;)
Here are some photos of the original Woobie Express prototype. .......... We made some changes to make it work even better with or without armor and it became the production version ,,that is available now.,,Mel And where might I find this Woobie Express?
Here ya go Ben:
04-18-2012, 04:03 AM
Damn, I really like the concept of the top pouch on the Xray. Interesting.
04-18-2012, 04:44 PM
Here ya go Ben: http://kifaru.net/woobieXpress.html.........Mel Many thanks Mel!
I must admit that finding this new trick bit of kit was a lot like trying to find 'Waldo'! In fact, I found him first (much easier) and then forced him to finally tell me where to look. Good hiding job Kifaru! ;)
Here are some pics of a prototype lumbar pad and waistbelt for the Koala. We first wanted to come up with a little lighter waistbelt than the Omni belt, and at less cost. So, we built a separate lumbar pad that Malice clipped to the back of the Koala, and a simple 2" web waistbelt with a small padded section that the Delta straps were sewn to. After some extensive testing, the comfort just wasn't in the same league as an Omni belt, so that's how the Omni Lumbar belt was born, with a lumbar pad built into an Omni belt. Here ya go:
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