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  1. MountainBorn

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    This is how I envisioned carrying the Koala when I originally got it. Not the best picture, but I was pretty pleased when I got the sheath today and attached it.

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    Every time this thread pops to the top I spend money! :14:
     
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    Great idea!
     
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    I use my Centerline Mother on my daily walks. Since I use a Kifaru shoulder strap on it, the Mother's strap has been attached to a Kifaru Large Belt Pouch. The Mother hangs on my right side and the Large Pouch on my left. The Large Belt Pouch carries my gloves and hat or ? and is more than big enough for an extra canteen if needed. I used Kifaru k-clip's? I had in my parts bin. They are slotted on one side so I didn't have to cut the Mother strap and can utilize the adjustment system on the strap. (never discard any hardware after modding gear. (it will find a use eventually)


    Edit to add: I run the Large Belt Pouch on the back of a pack. If I want to drop the pack and wander the woods a while, I can eject the pouch, attach the strap and have a possibles pouch to go walk and explore.
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    The 14'r has been on my want list since it came out and now especially since it's in Ranger Green. I'm still a little undecided on the center zip. I definitely like having a panel opening in addition to the top. My Gregory Z35 has a horseshoe zip that is great and I keep looking for something similiar. Mystery Ranch's tri-zip opening seemed cool but the Snap Dragon and Sweet Pea are gone and the new Scapegoat has an odd opening panel. I'm interested in the 14'r as a heavy duty daypack and wouldn't be putting a lot of weight in it so I think the hipbelt should be fine. Just wish someone would copy Gregory's horseshoe zip.
     
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    22mag in the rhino den? Unless that's too big
    https://store.kifaru.net/mobile/22-mag-3000ci--49liters-bag-only-p195.aspx
     
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    22 mag is panel opening only. I want dual opening, top with a panel access.
     
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    Mountain warrior?
     
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    Mountain warrior - that thing's huge and needs a frame. The 14'r is the right size. I think I saw something online where someone extended the zipper clear to the top which makes some sense though I'm not quite sure how that woud work.
     
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    Okay, after carefully examining all the Kifaru offerings I suddenly realized that the Tarryall is exactly the setup I want - a dual top loader with a full panel opening also. Only hitch is that the sucker costs $530 - ouch! Basically same system as my Gregory Z35 for 5 times the cost. I've searched nearly every pack maker across the globe and this configuration isn't that common especially in an earth tone color.
     
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    $490 with aluminum stays and solid color.
     
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    Still an ouch!


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    Yup but it'll outlast you and hold quite a bit of value.
     
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    That's an awesome idea! Also that looks to be an old school TAD whistle on your MCC.
     
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    Out with the Antero yeserday (Large Belt Pouch mounted on the back). Hiked along the ship canal and had some tea and a mini fire.

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    I added an organizer panel to my Antero:

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    And in case anyone was wondering an AR500 plate will fit in the water bladder pouch.

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    I also replaced the lid and grab it on my Nomad with the cargo net.

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    All good additions I think.
     
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    This thread is gonna kill my wallet!
     
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    Looks like all the Xrays are on sale. Wonder if it's getting the axe?
     
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    That has seemed to be the recent way things have gone; hasn't it?
     
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    They are probably just clearing stock before they roll out a next generation of the x-ray. That is one of their best selling packs, I'd find it hard to believe they were killing it off....
     
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    X ray not yet in the rhino den......so maybe around for a while yet???
     
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    I checked that too, and I'll bet you are right. They must just have a temporary overstock.
     
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    Anyone have a pic of a Tarryall and Express next to each other?

    Can anyone with a Tarryall tell me the measurement from bottom of belt to top shoulder strap attachment points?

    I've been rocking an Express with a HPG harness and it's pretty nice. Just wish it had waterbottle pockets and a better stuff pocket on the back. Tarryall looks just about right, though a bit bigger.
     
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    Was goong to replace my 14 year old RT45 with a 14r but then got kinda change my mind. For the weight I figured I will
    Make something with the old rt45 frame and suspension.
    But.... ordered a 24inch tactical frame, 12 sets of locking buckels to make a cargo next and a dry bag from them.... 14houra ago.....
     
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    Here's my rg urban zippy. So glad I finally bit the bullet and spent the money. It's really a perfect EDC/day pack. I have work cables and little items in a medium pullout that I can...pullout when going for after work hikes (outdoor gear is in a large pullout I keep in the car trunk).
    I replaced the main zipper pulls with red paracord to easier identify them and moved the bungie to the bottom of the pack for wet items. And, of course, added an organizer to the front for small things.
    I did get a frame sheet but I think I prefer the way it lays against my back without it, at least for light loads. Overall a fantastic pack, super happy with it.
    And yes, I'm getting ready for the book fair... School librarian!

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    Urban Zippy on Recent Hike . . . .
     
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    Wow, I'd ALMOST rather be there than at work...lol.
     
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    Looks like its an Urban Zippy time of year....

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    The way its setup is with a med belt pouch on the back, gen one grab it, and I replaced the male/female clips with waved g hooks. I also ran the one inch strap through both plastic loops starting with the one closer to the middle. This way the g hook can attach on the loop with the 3 bar slider or closer to the middle of the pack. If you choose to attach the g hooks to the loop with the 3 bar slider, you can open the side pocket with undoing anything.
     
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    My new setup below. Kifaru 24inch tac frame, diy multicam cargonet, OR 55l drybag and my TT milspec monkey assult pack piggy backed.
    I am loving this setup!!!
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    Here is it without the assult pack but a 50liter multicam bag ontop of the drybag. 105liters of capacity.
    Frame, drybag 55l, multicam bag 50l and cargo net 6lbs total.. 150 pound capacity at 105l not bad for 6lbs!! I had my MSR hubba hubba strapped on oneside
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    Here's my generation one spike camp with two medium sized side pockets and a medium roll top pod mounted on the bottom. Also has a grabit on it as well.

    Really really loving this thing so far. I've had it for about four months now, and I basically have a setup that can go from a small day hike, to a 3-4 day woods trip with the modularity all of the accessories allow.

    Loving the grabit for whatever won't fit on the inside, and the roll top pod on the bottom holds my 20degree down top quilt or sleeping bag, and my down underquilt with a little extra room for a couple smaller things stuffed in.

    Food in the side pockets, main compartment for hammock, extra socks, water bladder, etc.

    Carries fourty pounds pretty easily, although that's really the max I'd want to carry with it I think. This size also limits me to what I need and not what I think I should take along "just in case" which is nice.

    Bought it for a song on eBay. This bag is from the early to mid ninties and it looks brand new. If anyone ever thinks their kifaru stuff won't last, I can show them a bag that's almost 25 years old that's still in top shape. Made to last for sure.

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    Kifaru frame, E&E, cargo panel, and a MR lid. Large belt pouch on the panel.
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    As a Kifaru Fan boy I have a confession to make. Whilst killing some time on the internet I came across the USGI Air Warrior Go Bag. It looks amazingly like the new native but with a different opening. It's in ACU grey so it doesn't fit foliage or Wolf grey. I have it rigged as the lid horizontally across my ZXR and it fits like a glove. The pack is black so it really sticks out but it only cost $40.

    Here it is on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACU-Go-Ba...293127?hash=item2cb9b64c87:g:RWgAAOSwgmJXy6nw

    Here's some photos of my ZXR in the Kifaru forum, it's the last post in the thread

    http://www.kifaruforums.net/showthread.php?t=44740

    I can't find out what the capacity is but I think it's in the 10 - 20 litre range
     
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    Urban Zippy and Koala Lite glamour shot.

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    So I traded for a Zulu in coyote with extra large lid and a food bag a bit over a year ago I guess and would be interested in trading it for another pack. I can post pics or you can go back to page 23 and look. It's the one alteredmentalstatus had. I swapped my custom pack and now regret it.
    Anyone interested? Looking for other packs but open to any trade.
     
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    I have a gen1 EMR and an express. The EMR is huge and I use it for multi day outings. The Express is a great day hiking pack or maybe an minimal over nighter. They make great packs.
     
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    For trade?
     
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    Wasn't planning on it, but ya never know. Shoot me a pm and let me know what you were thinking.
     
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    I don't know anything about those packs of yours but I've got a Zulu for trade. See above post.
     
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    I'm sorry I didn't see this question when it was asked. Wasn't ignoring you on purpose.
     
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    Kifaru Tombstone. Haven't worn it out yet or mounted it to anything but I like it in my backpack.

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    I love my UZ. It literally goes with me 99% of the time. I love packs and usually trade to try something new every six months or so but this one isn't going anywhere. IMG_0487.JPG IMG_8504.JPG IMG_0524.JPG IMG_8670.JPG
     
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    @Squirr Is the HC canteen cup an easy fit in the pockets or a chore to get in and out?
     
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    The HC fits well in the UZ side pockets. Relatively minimal tugging to get it out.

    See post #1328 as well.
     
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    Yeah, it's a great fit. Almost like that's what it was meant for.
     
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    Been wishing Kifaru would make a taller E&E but not going to happen I guess. Love my E&E but sometimes I need more room. Picked up a user v1 TAD Litespeed in a trade and did some snipping here and there to simplify it a bit.

    I put a Kifaru Framesheet in it (without the arrow stays) and hung it from Slik-clips. Fits well.
    Snipped of the middle section of molle off each side.
    Removed the buckles off the bottom of the shoulder straps and used split repair buckles.
    Snipped off the ice axe/hiking stick loops.
    Removed the outer grab-it like thing and used a single buckle across the front.
    Took the buckles off the top of the shoulder straps that pull the top of the pack in tight and replaced them with Kifaru K-Connectors (less bulk). Will see how this works out. Might have to put the quick release buckles back on if its a pain to get into.
    Replaced the chest strap with the goofy elastic and put a regular one on.
    I can use a Kifaru Omni Belt on the Litespeed or I can use the TAD 1" stabilizer strap.
    I can run the Kifaru Organizer on the Litespeed.
    The rest of the belt options that came on the Tad wer disabled by snipping off the hardware.

    I think it's going to work out well when I want a taller E&E-like pack.


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    Urban Zippy out on a hike checking out some canyons and migrating pelicans.
     
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    Thanks MountainBorn for the pics of the Antero. Anyone else got one? Thoughts?
     
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