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    Default Some Old R&D

    Hey guys,

    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.

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    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.

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    Hope you enjoyed these.

    Mel

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    Default Re: Some Old R&D

    Really nice, please upload more.

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    That's pretty cool to see, knowing what the end product turned out like. I hope you'll do more of these.

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    Its interesting to look at the prototypes and the final product. Yes please keep the pics coming.

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    Default Re: Some Old R&D

    Hey guys,

    Here are some pics of a rough first concept for the XTL.

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    Mel

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    Mel - you should open a Kifaru museum.
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    Hey guys,

    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.

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    Mel

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    Default Re: Some Old R&D

    I can only assume that constantly hiring that GQ model must get expensive!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mel View Post
    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?
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    Damn, I really like the concept of the top pouch on the Xray. Interesting.
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