Kifaru

Discussion in 'Packs, Bags & Pouches' started by AlteredMentalStatus, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. AlteredMentalStatus

    AlteredMentalStatus Bushmaster Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2009
    Messages:
    5,320
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    TX
    AIM:
    bigkingtut@mac.com
    Skype:
    AlteredMentalStatus
    ok, lets get a thread going on the Kifaru gear.... I'm working on this deal:
    "Kifaru EMR in excellent condition, w/XTL lid, regular lid, padded waist belt, rifle carrier, cell phone / GPS pouch on shoulder strap, cargo chair accessory all in OD, all excellent condition." I want tell you how much, but I'm getting it at a steal and you'd just get mad....LOL
    I'll post gear pic's when it arrives....Lets hear about your gear and show pic or videos....I might be getting rid of some of the extras when it gets here...and I'll probably be selling some of my other gear....:cool:
     
  2. Iz

    Iz MEMBER of a BANNED Bushclass I Bushclass Instructor

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    May 2, 2009
    Messages:
    29,192
    Likes Received:
    555
    Location:
    The outlaw state
    Don't get me started on the kifaru cocaine. A good buddy hooked me up with a pack and now I'm like a crack head. I can't get enough kifaru.
     
    IAOutdoors likes this.
  3. AlteredMentalStatus

    AlteredMentalStatus Bushmaster Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2009
    Messages:
    5,320
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    TX
    AIM:
    bigkingtut@mac.com
    Skype:
    AlteredMentalStatus
    I posted on your Kifaru forum.... I've been hooked, just been trying to find a steal....LOL
     
  4. solocanoe

    solocanoe Bushmaster

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2010
    Messages:
    7,574
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    AR/OK border
    I really wanted that E+E to work for what I need it for....
    especially after the almost 3 month wait for it!

    the pack was awesome and it's new owner told me today he's very happy with it.

    If only there were a way to get ahold of models easier to try out...
    it's hard to wait more than 2 months and find out I figured it wrong...
    even with hours and hours of internet search done!
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2012
  5. Guy

    Guy Founder Staff Member Administrator Vendor

    Blog Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    16,059
    Likes Received:
    946
    Location:
    Georgia
    Make sure you check eBay regularly.

    I moved this thread into the Packs forum and out of General.

    I will be heading into the woods tomorrow morning, so will try to get pics while out.

    It will be my first outing with the Kifaru Navigator I now have. I traded a Kifaru, for a Kifaru. Crack for crack!! Yee-haw!
     
  6. AlteredMentalStatus

    AlteredMentalStatus Bushmaster Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2009
    Messages:
    5,320
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    TX
    AIM:
    bigkingtut@mac.com
    Skype:
    AlteredMentalStatus
    ok, thanks....I liked your E&E video boss...
     
  7. Guy

    Guy Founder Staff Member Administrator Vendor

    Blog Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    16,059
    Likes Received:
    946
    Location:
    Georgia
    I also have an E&E with Liter-plus pockets on it. I have a few internal organizer pockets as well.

    On order is a lash kit and 2 of the lightweight claymore pockets.
     
  8. AlteredMentalStatus

    AlteredMentalStatus Bushmaster Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2009
    Messages:
    5,320
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    TX
    AIM:
    bigkingtut@mac.com
    Skype:
    AlteredMentalStatus
    really need to look at options for the EMR...I know I want need the rifle carrier, so of sure its going up to trade or sale...
     
  9. Skab

    Skab Staff Staff Member Super Moderator Vendor Bushclass I Bushclass Instructor

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2009
    Messages:
    15,544
    Likes Received:
    631
    Location:
    Nebraska
    Kifaru the new Maxped?? You gear whores got to get your fix! :4:
     
  10. delkancott

    delkancott Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2011
    Messages:
    1,556
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Mass
    I can't wait to get my first Kifaru pack. All I have now is a woobie (which isn't too shabby either).
     
  11. IA Woodsman

    IA Woodsman Overwatch Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator Vendor Bushclass Instructor

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2008
    Messages:
    8,334
    Likes Received:
    1,173
    Location:
    South West IA
    Should we start talking about 308s????? Who is the whore???
     
  12. AlteredMentalStatus

    AlteredMentalStatus Bushmaster Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2009
    Messages:
    5,320
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    TX
    AIM:
    bigkingtut@mac.com
    Skype:
    AlteredMentalStatus
    Brother, you just don't understand....I was cleaning out my gear garage today, and realized that I have about 10-15 backpacks, and about 6 different sleeping bags....I don't even want to start on the other gear.....Probably be getting rid of all of it except a couple of items....This EMR is 7200ci...:11:
     
  13. AlteredMentalStatus

    AlteredMentalStatus Bushmaster Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2009
    Messages:
    5,320
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    TX
    AIM:
    bigkingtut@mac.com
    Skype:
    AlteredMentalStatus
    He knows he's a whore....just in denial ....:54:
     
  14. cloudraker

    cloudraker Guide

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010
    Messages:
    2,635
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    The Other Langley
    308's maxped and kifaru. Ohh this is gonna be good. I'll post pic of my 6 man tipi I bought for my, ahem, family tomorrow. Got a long trip planned for July.
     
  15. IA Woodsman

    IA Woodsman Overwatch Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator Vendor Bushclass Instructor

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2008
    Messages:
    8,334
    Likes Received:
    1,173
    Location:
    South West IA
    You got that 6 man with the liner and stove ?? That was a killer deal.
     
  16. Skab

    Skab Staff Staff Member Super Moderator Vendor Bushclass I Bushclass Instructor

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2009
    Messages:
    15,544
    Likes Received:
    631
    Location:
    Nebraska
    I have no idea what you are referring to?:54:
     
  17. cloudraker

    cloudraker Guide

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010
    Messages:
    2,635
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    The Other Langley
    The guy lived around the corner from me. Actually handling it was just to much. The stove pipe is the coolest.
     
  18. Woods Walker

    Woods Walker Supporter Supporter Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2011
    Messages:
    8,434
    Likes Received:
    2,007
    Location:
    Konnecticut
    Kifaru EMR, Pointman and E&E. :)
     
  19. turkeytracks

    turkeytracks Scout Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2010
    Messages:
    759
    Likes Received:
    1
    I have the scout, a 2 quart add on and the gun bearer (works pretty good for carrying my pig of a flintlock). I'm after a G2 foliage Zulu.



    Sent from my iToaster using Tapatalk
     
  20. TacticalBushcrafter

    TacticalBushcrafter Scout Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2011
    Messages:
    694
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    California - Central Coast
    You're going to love your EMR!
    Here's mine! They're a BEAST!
    [​IMG]

    I also have the Kifaru UL3700 Pack, E&E Multicam Pack, Kifaru Paratarp & Kifaru Woobie G2 Multicam!
    IM ADDICTED!!!! :27: :4:
     
  21. Woods Walker

    Woods Walker Supporter Supporter Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2011
    Messages:
    8,434
    Likes Received:
    2,007
    Location:
    Konnecticut
    The "Beast" in its full glory. EMR, large POD, two side pockets plus E&E. Don't even ask me how heavy or why. LOL!

    [​IMG]
     
  22. AlteredMentalStatus

    AlteredMentalStatus Bushmaster Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2009
    Messages:
    5,320
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    TX
    AIM:
    bigkingtut@mac.com
    Skype:
    AlteredMentalStatus
    thoughts on the KU????
     
  23. TacticalBushcrafter

    TacticalBushcrafter Scout Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2011
    Messages:
    694
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    California - Central Coast

    One word. AMAZING!
    Most comfortable pack I've had or tried (and I've owned around 50 packs) lol.

    I still have WAY to many packs but Kifaru just knows how to make 'em right and you'll never have the same feelings for another pack.
     
  24. brionic

    brionic Blissful simpleton Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Messages:
    6,461
    Likes Received:
    781
    Location:
    Iowa
    Seems like you're all sick for the military packs. Why no love for their hunting packs? The lack of PALS?

    I bought a universal gun bearer from them, and it didn't really work out. Not because it's a bad system, but because transplanting it from their pack to mine was like putting fancy shoes on with bermuda shorts.

    Still, their gear beckons.
     
  25. Iz

    Iz MEMBER of a BANNED Bushclass I Bushclass Instructor

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    May 2, 2009
    Messages:
    29,192
    Likes Received:
    555
    Location:
    The outlaw state
    I'm gunning for a zulu next. Gotta gather some scratch first though.
     
  26. TacticalBushcrafter

    TacticalBushcrafter Scout Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2011
    Messages:
    694
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    California - Central Coast
    For me the main reason is lack of PALS webbing. I usually add random stuff or add my knife or mag pouch to the outside of my pack.

    I almost picked up a a Spike Camp off ebay just for a basic (but bad@$$ pack), I wanted to sleep on the idea, sold by the time I woke up :(
    Still kicking myself for that one!
     
  27. LMT66

    LMT66 Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Messages:
    1,452
    Likes Received:
    111
    I have a few of their Military packs but the Timberline 2 & 3 are on my radar. They represent my perfect packs. As soon as I can dig up the sctatch, i'll have an order in for both. Until then the Express and Scout keep me happy. I'll never sell the Scout, ever!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  28. turkeytracks

    turkeytracks Scout Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2010
    Messages:
    759
    Likes Received:
    1
    It was the lack of PALS for me. I think it adds so much versatility it is hard to pass on.
     
  29. turkeytracks

    turkeytracks Scout Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2010
    Messages:
    759
    Likes Received:
    1
    Me too! It is the next piece in what I hope is a good two part piggyback system with my Scout. I like the expandability of it.
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2012
  30. hoge

    hoge Tracker

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    May 27, 2011
    Messages:
    166
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kansas City
    I love my scout. Pretty sure I've got it to the point where I can do multidays with it...just one more pouch!

    But that's how they get you! The webbing on the tactical packs are going to put me in the poor house lol. Always adding, trying different loadouts, etc.

    I've been thinking about doing a review, maybe video, on the scout. There isn't a lot of info available for it that I was able to find before I bought it...

    I'm just not sure I want to be a "pusher" for the kifaru crack. :)
     
  31. Iz

    Iz MEMBER of a BANNED Bushclass I Bushclass Instructor

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    May 2, 2009
    Messages:
    29,192
    Likes Received:
    555
    Location:
    The outlaw state
    Be a pusher! I'd like to see your review, man.
     
  32. delkancott

    delkancott Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2011
    Messages:
    1,556
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Mass
    MolleX will likely be my next pack, that is unless some new comes out at SHOT 2012. Now to find some money...maybe it's time for a pack sell off...
     
  33. J

    J Bushwhacker Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2009
    Messages:
    13,551
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    here nor there
    Izs is the first one Ive got to check out in person. They make a really nice pack. I really like those big rucks, and that tailgunner and scout pack look like comfy bags. Some day I will own a tipi with stove. Some day.
     
  34. turkeytracks

    turkeytracks Scout Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2010
    Messages:
    759
    Likes Received:
    1
    Me too. I hope TB does a review of his.
     
  35. IA Woodsman

    IA Woodsman Overwatch Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator Vendor Bushclass Instructor

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2008
    Messages:
    8,334
    Likes Received:
    1,173
    Location:
    South West IA
    You can count on it.
     
  36. cloudraker

    cloudraker Guide

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010
    Messages:
    2,635
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    The Other Langley
    Here's a pic of the new to us kifaru six man tipi. I have the medium stove too, but not set up in this pic. It is a Christmas present to the family - going on a long canoe trip this July. Figured this would suit us. I want to do a better review, but the weather has been soo rainy here, that when we get a break the ground is saturated and becomes a mud pit in no time.

    [​IMG]

    Here's the trip we are planning
    http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/bowron_lk/

    Booking opened Jan 3rd and I got confirmed reservation at 9 am. I got lucky - this can be hard to get into.
     
  37. J

    J Bushwhacker Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2009
    Messages:
    13,551
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    here nor there
    That thing is seriously cool. Great canoe trip group shelter.
     
  38. tommysjr4045

    tommysjr4045 Scout

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2010
    Messages:
    458
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    East King County, WA
    You guys are killing me - I just made the mistake of registering on the Kifaru forum...

    Glad I don't own and Maxped to get in the way. I think I can replace my Eddie Bauer school pack. :)
     
  39. Woods Walker

    Woods Walker Supporter Supporter Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2011
    Messages:
    8,434
    Likes Received:
    2,007
    Location:
    Konnecticut
    cloudraker.

    I think you will like the 6-man. I had one for a short time years ago and it was a real nice tent.

    [​IMG]

    My Pointman.

    [​IMG]
     
  40. Geoffrey

    Geoffrey Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2010
    Messages:
    1,115
    Likes Received:
    148
    Location:
    Grande Prairie AB
    I have a LONG wish list of Kifaru gear.

    Gonna pull the trigger on a ZXR and Scout this winter I think.

    LMT66 how do you like your Scout? Got any more pics of it? I have searched the web endlessly for a good Scout thread.
     
  41. Guy

    Guy Founder Staff Member Administrator Vendor

    Blog Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    16,059
    Likes Received:
    946
    Location:
    Georgia
    Zulu is next for me as well.
     
  42. Guy

    Guy Founder Staff Member Administrator Vendor

    Blog Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    16,059
    Likes Received:
    946
    Location:
    Georgia
    Videos are very scarce for any Kifaru product. I am going to do one on the Navigator, and part 2 of the E&E. Eberlestock vids are lacking too, to a lesser degree than Kifaru.
     
  43. LMT66

    LMT66 Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Messages:
    1,452
    Likes Received:
    111
    The Scout is so versatile it's silly. With a belt it can haul some serious weight and stays glued to your back. No sweaty back in summer or winter. A large lumbar pack with full Kifaru suspension. It's my favorite pack.

    This is my foliage scout with about #25 in it.

    [​IMG]

    Here's my Mollex with Grab-it and Claymore.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2012
  44. AlteredMentalStatus

    AlteredMentalStatus Bushmaster Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2009
    Messages:
    5,320
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    TX
    AIM:
    bigkingtut@mac.com
    Skype:
    AlteredMentalStatus
    well I got a G1 Zulu on the way also....
    There is MC Scout and a MMR on ebay....the MMR only has an hour left on it....:54:
     
  45. AlteredMentalStatus

    AlteredMentalStatus Bushmaster Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2009
    Messages:
    5,320
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    TX
    AIM:
    bigkingtut@mac.com
    Skype:
    AlteredMentalStatus
  46. econnofoot

    econnofoot Guest

    Blog Posts:
    0
    ahh to be able to afford such things.....
     
  47. AlteredMentalStatus

    AlteredMentalStatus Bushmaster Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2009
    Messages:
    5,320
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    TX
    AIM:
    bigkingtut@mac.com
    Skype:
    AlteredMentalStatus
    wife is a nurse($$$) and she loves me....LOL
     
  48. Iz

    Iz MEMBER of a BANNED Bushclass I Bushclass Instructor

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    May 2, 2009
    Messages:
    29,192
    Likes Received:
    555
    Location:
    The outlaw state
    Yeah. You and Faol beat me to the zulu. :28:;)
     
  49. AlteredMentalStatus

    AlteredMentalStatus Bushmaster Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2009
    Messages:
    5,320
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    TX
    AIM:
    bigkingtut@mac.com
    Skype:
    AlteredMentalStatus
    who knows I might be willing to do some swapping by the time the Hardwoodsman meet get's here....lol
     
  50. Woods Walker

    Woods Walker Supporter Supporter Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2011
    Messages:
    8,434
    Likes Received:
    2,007
    Location:
    Konnecticut
    I have some photos etc of the KU line it did. Maybe some photobucket video as well if anyone is intereteed. I don't own the gear but did test it out over a weekend. If interested I could post it in this thread.
     

Share This Page