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    Default Tactical Woodsman

    Now that I have a pair of spotting scope pockets, my "Tactical Woodsman" is complete.

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    I've always wanted a higher capacity bag for the 22 frame. So I made own version featuring a Woodsman with a pair spotter pockets on the sides and a Native with belt pouches on back. This brings the bag weight up to nearly 4 pounds, but provides a detachable approach/assault pack. Toatal capacity is over 5200 ci when main bag is loaded to top of the frame (I don't load it higher as this defeats purpose of shorter frame).

    The Woodsman on the 22 frame is a very scalable platform, good for day use when stripped down and up to a week kitted out.
    It has replaced my Pointman and Zulu. The 22mag has replaced my Xing.
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    Default Re: Tactical Woodsman

    That is a sweet rig. Reminds me of the old Loco...

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    Default Re: Tactical Woodsman

    A 22 mag was my next purchase but that looks nice too.

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    Woodsman vs 22mag....IME the 22mag is primarily a day pack that can be used for overnights, and the Woodsman is primarily a overnight plus pack that can compacted to 14r size for day use. The Woodsman bag has about twice the volume of the main compartment in the 22mag and fits overnight gear better. The inside of the 22mag has more organization and is easier to access. If you have or will get a 22" frame, I'd recommend both.

    When using the Woodsman as a day pack, I put an Organizer on the lid, and maybe a pair of belt pouches on the lower sides. I also attach one spotter pocket on the INSIDE common loops in order to segregate smaller items.
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    Sounds like a very versatile system. What other kifaru bags do you use if you don't mind me asking?

    I'm looking to downsize my gear but have a few bags that accomplish a lot between them.

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    I 'm in process of trying some different bag combinations myself. Although I have Woodsman, 22Mag for the 22" frame and Mountain warrior, Reckoning for 24", I went ahead and got the Argali, Tahr, and DT1 bags because they were being discontinued, and I wanted to try them out before they were gone..... forever. Although I'm average stature/torso, I simply don't prefer tall pack bags and frames (actually I cant stand 'em). This complicates the search for the ideal pack(s) , as most bags are designed for the 24/26 frames (I never load the larger bags above the top of the frame, except in unusual circumstances).
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