View Full Version : Kifaru KU2200

01-08-2013, 05:57 PM
Noticed its not on the site anymore, has it been discontinued?

Its the one smaller sized pack I would love to have with the 24" stays..

01-08-2013, 06:14 PM
I have a 3700 for sale.

01-09-2013, 11:37 AM
Again, as several times in the past year this is getting disappointing. I'm once again lobbying for a place on the K website for items that are going to be discontinued. Let us have one last chance at something instead of it just mysteriously and unceremoniously disappearing. We've already had this happen with the KU Koala and the gun rain cover. The KU chair came and went without notice and I don't believe anybody got one. I know there's a big push for the Highcamp and while nice I see it as filling a different niche from the original KU series and it doesn't come in a small size. The KU series is the ultimate for both ultralight hunting and ultralight backpacking. I guess I better start saving for a KU3700 before it goes the way of the dodo. Its sad to see the series that Patrick said he had worked a lifetime to bring to fruition going away softly into the dark night.

Buck W
01-09-2013, 04:01 PM
Flexxx, PM sent.

01-09-2013, 06:14 PM
Hope the KU2200 is not going away. I've really enjoyed my KU3700 for backpacking and backpack hunting. I've thought the 2200 would be a great pack for day trips into the backcountry.

01-09-2013, 10:41 PM
I too hope it's just a "glitch" with the web site. My wife and I have been talking about getting a KU2200 for her.

01-10-2013, 07:06 AM
surely someone who knows would respond to this thread?

01-10-2013, 08:47 AM
The KU2200 was an ill-concieved notion from the start. There probably isn't another single pack on the market that weighs what a KU5200 weighs that has anywhere near its load carrying capacity while providing the carry comfort it does, and maybe one or two (with mods) in the class of the KU3700. 2200 cubes? There are a LOT of packs, good ones, US made, for a LOT less money.

01-10-2013, 09:28 AM
If the KU2200 is really gone, I will feel little upset. But I porpaply will not buy it even it come again. In fact i love KU2200. When it launched , I would like to buy it to replace my express but the KU2200 's price and weight is quite close as KU3700. Why don't I buy KU3700 with better harness system?
If someone feel upset about KU2200 gone, I think no one will more upset than Mr.Patrick because all of KU products are his treasure with many years experience. However, sometime we have compromised with reality. Supply and demand determine what stay and what gone.

But I agree with Vernon said. "Let us have one last chance at something instead of it just mysteriously and unceremoniously disappearing"
At least let some have last change to get it.

01-10-2013, 10:22 AM
Vernon, et al, that is an excellent suggestion. We will begin announcing, on the appropriate Forum, when we decide to stop making items. We ceased producing the KU 2200 because the number of sales didn't justify continuing. And yes, Wolfmen, I am sad. In any event, it did not occur to us here at the Shop that anyone would be particularly upset. So forgive our previous poor manners, as we try to "alert" you in future. Thanks very much men.

01-10-2013, 10:42 AM

I think it's good to announce product retirement to give one last chance to order because many of us hunters order gear based upon needs for hunting trips that may be years in the future. Pack purchases are many times delayed since they won't necessarily be used for months or years...


01-10-2013, 10:13 PM
Wow sorry to hear that Patrick. I have the 5200 & 3700 and was seriously considering to buy a 2200 for a daypack. Hope I can find someone selling one.

01-11-2013, 08:13 AM

Thanks for looking into announcing to-be discontinued items. Can you comment on whether sales of the KU3700 are high enough to warrant continued production?

01-11-2013, 09:33 AM

Thanks for looking into announcing to-be discontinued items. Can you comment on whether sales of the KU3700 are high enough to warrant continued production?

You can have mine for $450.

01-11-2013, 11:59 AM
Vernon, we will be looking into that soon.

Benny BC
01-11-2013, 01:57 PM
Hi Patrick, we all appreciate the effort you & Kifaru go to listening to the customer. It blows me away really, especially compared to nearly every other company out there.

Regarding the KU line, I'm not ready to go UL just yet, still young & dumb & happy to hump that little extra. Who knows what the future will hold? With the introduction of the Bikini frame would duplex mountable versions be feasible? For me personally this would cast more appeal on the KU line than the current line up.

Just my thoughts, love your work.

01-11-2013, 02:08 PM
Hi Benny. The answer is probably not. Thanks for asking.

01-11-2013, 04:10 PM

Thanks for the feedback. Really appreciate the great service from Kifaru.

I'll just say I wish more guys would embrace ultralight for hunting. Every one of my backpacking buddies had the same comment about my KU3700 (something like "looks flimsy") and they were all blown away a bit when I started throwing 70+ pounds of gear and elk meat into the sack. Very good pack.

01-11-2013, 07:30 PM
I had no idea the KU/UL line was in jeopardy? To me it's still such a new niche. I love my KU 3700! I do understand the economics of a small company, but I don't get why these packs are not more popular? What, it doesn't come in matching camo colors? I used my pack religiously this fall (40+ days), and the only thing that happened to my pack is... It got dirty! Durability has not been an issue, short of throwing it off of a cliff. Carrying 70lb loads has not been a problem! I have not babied this pack, and it has performed beyond my expectations... Here I was hoping they would start updating the KU line with some of the pack features similar to the current lines, and now they're being eliminated. If the KU 5200 had a removable lid with the roll down feature of the High Camp, or the new zipper, maybe the tabs for more modularity, then I would probably upgrade! Unfortunately, I may be in the minority...

Benny BC
01-11-2013, 08:31 PM
Hi Benny. The answer is probably not. Thanks for asking.

Ok, thanks mate. I'll keep an eye on the KU line up & hope it sticks around long into the future.

Buck W
01-13-2013, 06:55 PM
I have a KU 2200 in excellent condition that I would be willing to sell. If interested PM me for particulars.



01-21-2013, 05:32 PM
I sent you a PM.