Durable, Roomy and User Friendly Bag
From Brooke Smith of Prineville, Oregon on 1/16/2017.
I purchased this bag for hunting and also for the Train to Hunt Challenge. I needed a pack that I could put a 30 lbs sand bag in, and that would be durable enough to take hunting. This pack is all of that plus. the compartments are easily accessible, The zippers and buckles are strong and there are so many compartments to keep all of my gear protected and well organized. Kifaru International's customer service is top notch, and I highly recommend them to anyone.
From Brock of Salem, Utah on 12/27/2016.
Used this pack over 30 days this season. Great daypack for essentials, water bladder,. Side bellow pockets great for tripod, spotter and bugle tube also. Also great for camera gear.
From Troy Neddo of Nampa, Idaho on 10/14/2016.
This Pack is very well thought out, easy access to the inside with four zippers to access the main body. inside has four different compartments to keep things organized, plus the water bladder holder. On the out side the female buckles are easily removed or relocated, not just sewed in with no way to remove or replace them. On both sides of the pack you can add or move the straps to desired locations, I have noticed other name brand packs have not figured out how to do this yet. This is not just another pretty pack, its made to be used. Cant say enough good things.
From Sereena of Bend, Oregon on 9/29/2016.
I bought this pack before archery season this year in hopes that it would fulfill my expectations...I wanted a pack that I could fit everything in for back country hunts and be able to use it to make a pack out and also it had to be comfortable and not hurt my back. This pack surpassed all of my expectations and I HIGHLY recommend it!
Best day/camera bag EVER
From Jordan Budd of Cody, Wyoming on 9/8/2016.
I cannot say enough great things about this bag setup. For what I do, the guys knocked it out of the park. Having to carry a full load of camera gear (2-3 cameras and batteries/cards/etc) I'm usually around 35 lbs with that plus my day to day gear and food. The 22 mag bag paired with the duplex frame is the best combination I've used for comfort and pure ability to be a work horse. The ability to be its own load shelf is very handy and a very solid system. This year in the Yukon I put a full sheep cape between the bag and the frame and the load stayed very solid, I never had to adjust or re pack.
From Matt Lillywhite of Farmington, Utah on 6/11/2016.
I chase a lot of mountain lions and bears, so I end up going wherever those animals choose, which ends up being in nasty canyons full of thick brush. I pack so that I can spend the night on the mountain and be somewhat comfortable, so I need a good sized bag; not huge, but not small. This bag is the perfect size for me. There are a good amount of pockets inside, but mostly on the perimeter of the bag, which is perfect for all my gear. I bought the thicker material one, and it is pretty bullet proof. I love the look and feel and versatility. I have packed of a lot of antlers with it, and the straps held them perfectly. My only complaint is that when I was caught in a rain storm, water leaked in through the zippers. The bag did great for being water proof, but the zippers are not waterproof and started leaking water after 30 minutes into a 3 hour hike out. You would expect water proof zippers to be standard when spending $300 on half your pack.
Couldn't Recommend It More!!!
From Tj Perez of Phoenix, Arizona on 5/21/2016.
I bought this pack with 24" Tactical Frame to have in addition to my DT1 to be able to have the best of both worlds of complete versatility of the DT1 and then the simplicity of the 22 Mag if I am just looking to do something for the day or a quick trip. I absolutely love this bag! The 22 mag is great for day trips and for Archery shoots as well due to the bellowed pockets on the side where you can store your extra arrows. For day trips its perfect and has enough room for a stove sleeping bag and tarp as well as some other essential gear like tripods or spotters in the bellowed pockets. The top pocket allows for quick access for items such as cell phone, keys, maps, gps, small snacks and you don't even have to take the bag off to reach it. I can reach back and unzip the top zipper and grab what I need. Its great because you don't have to worry about a huge daunting bag and compresses down really tight especially with adding a 3rd compression strap at the bottom. I have the 24" frame and there is just an added gap at the bottom of the pack but works great to have my thermarest z seat right there and fills up that space perfectly and I can also fit my Nemo 2p tent there as well.I love it for training with my 45 pound sand bag pill that fits right in the main bag and I just put clothes under it to keep it elevated from the bottom of the pack and tighten all of the compression straps and you're on your way.If you're looking for a great day pack that can be removed from the frame to haul out meat if something hits the ground, this is definitely the pack for you and you won't regret buying it! I added a small and medium belt pouch to the front of the bag for added CI and works great for organization. Thanks,TJ
2/16/2017 – I am looking at running the 22 mag with 26" stays. I have watched all the reviews and looked at pictures and cannot tell . . .
Response From Kifaru Intl.: The bottom of the 22 Mag does not have PAls webbing. It does have two compression straps you can run through the daisy chain of a roll top pod or a pocket with a similar set up. There are also two common loops bar tacked to the bottom of the bag for attaching a grab-it. Let us know if you have any other questions!
9/6/2016 – What frame and size should I get with the 22 Mag? Mostly day hunting. I do not plan to haul heavy loads because I have . . .
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi Tim,I suggest using a 24" frame with the 22 mag pack or your size. This size of frame will offer the best comfort especially if you decide to haul some heavier loads. Since you have back issues and may not haul heavy loads the 22" frame will also work, but in my opinion the 24" frame will be best.
5/31/2016 – I live in Oregon and it rains a lot in the fall during elk hunting. The side pockets when open look like big rain catchers . . .
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi Lynn,If rain is an issue, we suggest getting a rain cover for the pack. Take a look at companies like Outdoor Research, Exped, etc. You can also find rain covers at REI.
5/25/2016 – Hi, I am 6'5", do I need to use the 26" stays? Also, do you have an image of the 22 Mag with different length stays attached? . . .
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi Robert,Yes, for your height you will need a 26" frame. We do not have any pictures immediately available however there will be a 4" gap from the bottom of the pack to the bottom of the frame when using a 26" frame. This does not affect function. The gap is nice because it allows you to pack sleeping gear below the pack.
4/25/2016 – What is the weight of 22 mag pack in 500D?
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi Justin,The 500d version of the 22 mag weighs in at 2.5lbs
3/7/2016 – Hi, does this bag come with the 22" frame or is it seperate?
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi Dominic,The frame must be purchased in an addition to the bag. It is not included.
2/3/2016 – Hello, the 3000 ci volume includes the Large Bellows pocket or is it just the inside of the pack?
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi Lagrande,The 3000ci volume includes the bellow pockets.
7/20/2015 – Will this fit frames larger than the 22"?
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Thank you for looking at the 22 Mag pack. It's designed for our 22" Duplex frame but will also fit our 24" and 26" frame
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