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Anyone have one for sale? I know Im late on this but need a new pack. Their website says 4 weeks and I don't have that much time. Need frame and pack
Check out Rokslide Classifieds. There's usually some on there.
Rocky Mountain Specialty Gear has packs for sale, immediate shipment if you need it. They are in Wheat Ridge, CO.
Join the FB Kifaru group....lots of trading and selling action right now on there.
What size pack and frame are you needing?
Kifaru Facebook for sure. Just bought a 22 mag on there. There is a frame listed, cargo panel and a woodsman
That's what I'm running^^^^^^^^^^^
What is your torso measurement? What type of back do you have?
Not sure on size that I need. Im 5'10" 190# 32"waist. My buddy that lives out there has 2 packs we've used for the last couple years and they suck! So I figure I'll just get my own and from what I've seen, kifaru is the best. I don't really know what pack would be best but It will be used to pack in on 2-3 day hunts and pack out my elk. I will check out the FB page. Thanks! Michael, what do you mean what type of back?
They offer two types of stays, contoured for a normal back and straight, if you stand up with your back to the wall and their a gap you have a normal back. I would think you need a medium belt, but if you look at the Kifaru website and go through the motions of ordering a pack by putting it in the cart, you get to the point it will tell you what size belt you need. If you check with rmsgear you might could get a new one if you can't snag a used one. Figure out what size you need and be ready to act fast if you see a used one with the right size belt, I think they would recommend 24" frame for 5'10" but a 26" would work too. I'm far from an expert on these packs, especially the adjusting part because I live just a couple miles drive from Kifaru and I just go in to get help, feel free to pm me questions on other stuff about the packs though, I know a lot of resources.
Are you a normal back? A semi flat back or flat back.
For example I am a normal so the ultralight composite stays work best for me. However I have a friend that is a flat back and he uses aluminum stays. Basically he tweeked the bend in the stays so they fit his back the best.