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Thread: OK, now that the excitement on the KU packs has settled down

  1. #11
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    Default Re: OK, now that the excitement on the KU packs has settled down

    chippewawarrior,

    Sawtooth,
    1. Do you run the bag slick or with extra pockets when hunting? If so, what pockets? KU long pockets, possibles or belt pouches?
    2. Do you feel the need for the upgraded belt to carry heavier loads of meat?
    3. Does your belt have power pulls?

    1. It all depends! When hunting I typically have a bigger load, especially later in the fall. Those times I add side pockets and a medium pod, as shown in this photo from October 2010, the day before the season opener for first rifle season.



    Other times, when I don't have as big a load, I run a slick pack. I left Patrick on his own to finish up the week hunting, so I had less to carry since I left the stove and a few items with him.



    All other times I run a slick pack.

    2. I have not felt a need to have any belt but the one that came with my pack. I've had as much weight in my 3700 as I could physically carry. Loads that you have to find a log, boulder, or other support to even get the pack up on your back. No problem.

    3. I don't have power pull on my belt. My pack is an early prototype that I started testing before the production packs were offered for sale. Patrick and I have commented about how it's the first and lightest weight KU3700 ever made because it's missing a few things, i.e., power pull, cordura bottom, etc., as you can see in some of my photos.
    "Me got no house; me all time moving; light fire, make tent, sleep; all time go hunt, how have house?"

    --Dersu Uzala
    Sihote'-Alin Range, Ussuria, 1902



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  2. #12
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    Default Re: OK, now that the excitement on the KU packs has settled down

    Are the K U belts avail. with power pull now ?
    Tim

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    Default Re: OK, now that the excitement on the KU packs has settled down

    Sawtooth, are those 24" or 22" stays that you are using? phil
    none

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    Default Re: OK, now that the excitement on the KU packs has settled down

    Sawtooth has convinced me, just put a KU 3700 on order. Tick Tock... Tick Tock...

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    Default Re: OK, now that the excitement on the KU packs has settled down

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
    Sawtooth, are those 24" or 22" stays that you are using? phil
    I have 22" stays in my 3700. I'm 5'7" and they're perfect.
    "Me got no house; me all time moving; light fire, make tent, sleep; all time go hunt, how have house?"

    --Dersu Uzala
    Sihote'-Alin Range, Ussuria, 1902



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    http://fishrigs.com/

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    Default Re: OK, now that the excitement on the KU packs has settled down

    Sawtooth, I ordered 24" inch stays and I am 5'7". I asked Angie and she said that is fine for my size, what do you guys think?

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    Default Re: OK, now that the excitement on the KU packs has settled down

    Hflier,

    24" stays are fine for you. Having 24" stays will give you more adjustability for shoulder lift, which will become increasingly more beneficial the more weight you have in the pack. There's really no downside to having the 24" stays. If you're ever going to pack over about 70-75 pounds in it, the extra shoulder lift will be a good thing. If I were physically capable of carrying much over 75 pounds of meat, off trail and in the backcountry, I'd go for 24" stays.
    "Me got no house; me all time moving; light fire, make tent, sleep; all time go hunt, how have house?"

    --Dersu Uzala
    Sihote'-Alin Range, Ussuria, 1902



    www.tenkaratracks.com
    http://fishrigs.com/

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    Default Re: OK, now that the excitement on the KU packs has settled down

    Thanks, I appreciate the input.

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    Default Re: OK, now that the excitement on the KU packs has settled down

    HFlier,

    Lots of good input here from Sawtooth and the rest, and I just wanted to add that the KU packs have the Precision Lift system that will allow you to adjust your lift strap angle. So at your height with the 24" stays, you will still be able to have the proper lift strap angle.

    Mel

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    Default Re: OK, now that the excitement on the KU packs has settled down

    This just keeps getting better.

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