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#1 redsol1

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 03:57 PM

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Anyone know about or use gear from Kifaru? I'm looking at building a new system and I'm looking at some of their bag and tarp products.

 

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 06:21 PM

It's one of those companies like TAD that has an absolutely dedicated following. My understanding is it's pretty bombproof, their suspension systems and all are good, but it's sewed up old school and can get to be heavy.


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#3 redsol1

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 06:41 PM

thanks Corbs. That's good intel. I'm a big Hazard4 fan but I really liked the looks of Kifaru's E&E bag. Their "dock n lock" system looks interesting.

 

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 06:58 PM

Make sure you read up first. I know some of their bags require additional purchases (shoulder straps, waist belts etc), as they ship with none or 'place holder' straps. I believe they have forums on their site, probably a good resource, if a little fanboi-ish.

 

I suppose it's good if you already have pieces of the system, and can 'lego' packs together like SureFire lights or ARs, but if not, it can get pricey.


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 11:43 AM

I have never owned any of their packs or tarps but have heard good things and for the most part Kifaru is held in high regard as far as I know.  I do own one of their Woobies and it is one of the single best pieces of gear I own. Packs small and is VERY warm. GI poncho liners are the bee-knees, the Kifaru version is even better.



#6 Sourdough

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 06:58 PM

I own (5) Five of their packs (3 of which are the E&E) and a bunch of their pouches and pockets. Top shelf equipment (And this assessment from a guy who owns about 44 or 48 backpacks).


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#7 Appattack

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 09:56 AM

I own a Doobie and used to own an Arctic Woobie (it was stollen). I loved both............ My sleep system last summer was simply my Doobie thrown onto the ground and me thrown into it and it worked out just fine (and super light weight "system").......... I'm buying a 0-degree slick bag today for spring and fall usage.

 

All of their stuff is expensive and high quality Gucci-gear that has a solid reputation.


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Posted 25 April 2015 - 05:17 AM

I've had the Kifaru Marauder ruck for 11+ yrs. with 2 long pouches and the claymore pouch its approximately 2600 c.i.'s. It was my primary pack in Iraq, and now serves as my backpacking ruck. It did cost in the ballpark of about $800, but I don't regret a cent. There is no doubt I will ever need to replace it. The quality is top notch and the design was very well thought out. Previous to this pack I carried a modified mountain ruck on and ALICE frame. When I transferred the same gear into my Kifaru it felt like half the weight. Their suspention system Blew me away. There definitely are lighter packs on the market these days, but I would be surprised if any could meet the same durability a Kifaru pack. I stand behind it 100%.

As others have said the woobie is great, as well as the field chair they sell, which could probably duplicate the design in your garage.

#9 SteveSOS

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 09:51 PM

Kifaru is a badass company, but they make everything to order so you have to wait. Though it is all pretty badass I hate to say it i moved on to Hill People Gear which is far far more badass on the packs end of things. As is there Mountain Serape 


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