Co-Designed with Australian SOCOMD. At
7,800 cubic inches, this is one big pack that can handle enormous
amounts of gear, yet controlling volume is easy and can compress to
handle smaller loads.
From Anonymous of Kelowna, British Columbia on 1/15/2017.
I own a few high end packs and can say that the AMR is by far my favourite. I've hunted stone sheep, goat, elk and deer with this bad boy and it is the perfect pack for the harsh rugged bc mountains.
From Anonymous of Tri-Cities, Washington on 1/3/2017.
The best pack I've had. lots of room and outside pockets are great. Also, able to attach variety of different pockets/attachments. perfect for extended back-country hunting trips.
From Calvin Halladay of La Grande, Oregon on 11/6/2016.
Workhorse is the best way to describe the AMR. I've put this pack to the test, no doubt over 30 big game animals packed hundreds of miles in this bag for me and not once has any piece of it failed me. The expanded size is great for extended trips but new people are always stunned when I expand the bag out from "day hunt mode" at the shear size it grows to. In day hunt mode I absolutely love the two front pockets for quickly needed items like food, headlight, gloves, knife, and rain gear. I'll usually keep my puffy jacket and anything else in the lid and have nothing in the main bag until it's time to haul meat off the mountain. Great design and it will never fail you.
not the only pack I'll ever want
From Andy of Albuquerque, New Mexico on 11/6/2016.
I’ve had this pack for 5 months and have now put ca. 150 miles on it, including living out of it for 14 days hunting elk in southwestern New Mexico. At this point, I'm ready to give a thorough review based on many miles and several days of use. This is a great pack, and this review is more of a shame on ME for not paying attention to how big it really is, rather than anything wrong with the pack.It's not the only pack I'll ever want. It's just too big. Do the math: 4 liters are just over a gallon. 127 L is 30 gallons. Now think of a 55-gallon drum. Yes, this pack approaches that size. It is HUGE. I can’t imagine using all that space unless it’s the dead of winter and I’m carrying uncompressed insulating clothes. If I filled it with meat, I’d never be able to legitimately carry it out of the backcountry. Yes, it compresses down, and yes that makes it compact, but when it's compacted, it's not very handy to use. Try to get something out of the main compartment via the lower zipper and you have to unbuckle 4 buckles and find the slider, which is hidden somewhere under convoluted folds of the pack. In this compressed state, forget about putting pockets on the side and having them lie nicely. It's a mess. I’ve tried spotter pockets and belt pouches. I've never had it full enough to create space on the sides to hang a pocket there. I combat this somewhat by putting my 0-degree bag in the bottom of the pack without a stuff sack, trying to take up some space. I like the two integral pockets, and with a guide lid, you can have most of your stuff on the outside. I also like the zippered bottom access. The lid attachment is frustrating. With the pack compressed and not much inside the main compartment, the buckles don’t always stay in place to form a hinge that folds over the top of the pack. They slip down to the sides and can expose the opening of the main compartment to rain, debris, etc. I’ve mitigated this as well as possible by making sure that the straps that create the hinge on top are cinched all the way down, but the buckle then forms the hinge, and the buckle is long and floppy (can’t figure out how to explain this any better). I tried running the buckles inside the load lifters, but that causes its own set of problems. A full pack makes this less of a problem. This isn’t a negative review, just a reminder to be aware of how big 127 liters are. Additionally, in my experience, it is not practical to put pockets of any type on the sides of the pack when it’s compressed (which is most of the time).
Highly Satisfied Customer
From Anonymous of Indianapolis, Indiana on 10/17/2016.
After lots of review I decided on kifaru for my first pack I've ever purchased. I like to buy once and with Kifaru's AMR and frame I see no need to look any further for a long time to come. Have used for basic 3day camp trips so far and am taking it on a mulie deer hunt this weekend. Absolutely love the modularity/versatility of this setup. Pack enough for a couple weeks, or singe down to a day pack/meat hauler. Customer Service top notch!! Advised I needed it in time for a trip which was cutting it close to my ship date, and what do you know it showed up with plenty of time to spare!!! Thanks kifaru!! First place I look for all my camp/hiking/hunting equipment.
First Kifaru Pack
From Rick Souerdyke of Hebron, Nebraska on 9/29/2016.
Awesome pack, needed a pack to hold 14 days worth of gear and not get in the way as a day pack, couldn't have worked out any better. Added a guide lid and med hip belt pack and organization and capacity were covered. As noted, customer service is first class!
From Anonymous of FARGO, North Dakota on 6/11/2016.
I have been training with the AMR for 2 months now. It's a great pack and holds 120 lbs of sand great! I am very happy with the pack. Can't wait to use it for elk and moose.
From Praveen Sawh of Mississauga, Ontario on 6/4/2016.
Have been using the AMR a lot since I got it. It is great for training. Load it up with something heavy, cinch it down and go jogging/walking. Packs down to nothing and expands to hold anything you'd need. I've used it in the field a few times. It has even come in handy when volunteering to plant trees in wetland - it allowed me to carry a huge load of stakes while keeping my hands free to carry more stuff on the hike in. Sometimes I just like looking at the pack. It is a beauty.
Fully Functional and Most Importantly..Durable
From Anonymous of Moberly Lake, British Columbia on 4/23/2016.
This pack was purchased for high mountain hunts, and it came through. From high rugged terrain to calm valley floors, through all the weather the mountains can throw at you, it proved durable and functional. Everything from the ease of access to pockets, to being able to pack all the necessities needed for a high country hunt. The AMR was used with the Ultralight Platform Frame and Suspension, another superb product from Kifaru
It does it all - exceptionally well
From Chris Roe of Logan, Kansas on 12/16/2015.
I labored hard and long on which pack to choose, but I settled on the AMR and have ZERO regrets! I like the integrated back pockets (that are a little larger than the Timberline's), the large bag size (so I can fit everything I need for extended backcountry hunts), and - for me - the integrated THREE compression straps for compressing the bag down into "day-pack" mode. With the three straps, I can suck this pack down to almost nothing to run it as a day-pack, and the straps keep everything tight, locked, and solid until I need to fill it again. This, with a guide lid and a couple of extra pockets is MORE than enough to give me everything I need in a pack on my western mountain hunts. Awesome pack!
biggest bag with enough webbing for me
From johnny c of lake county, Illinois on 11/29/2015.
The pack is built to haul a lot of heavy gear and if I Do not have enough room I can easily strap smaller bags and gear to it. I like that I can compress the bag to a smaller size as well. I have not had any problems yet but if I could have gotten it made in 1000D I would have.
From Jason Boyken of Divide, Colorado on 11/2/2015.
Great for packing in with plenty of room and cinches down for a day pack
Excellent Quality, Highly Compressible
From Chris of Alexandria, Virginia on 8/20/2015.
Great quality pack, I love how large it can get, yet also compresses nicely for when you don't take everything and the kitchen sink. An inside pouch for a hydration system would be an improvement.
From David L. of Portland, Oregon on 6/26/2015.
If you are looking for a large pack this one fits the bill. It probably can double as an emergency bivy. I like the pockets on the back being a bit bigger then the timberline series. The flexibility of adding side pockets, pouches, or nothing to the sides makes this pack very versatile. For a large pack you can easily compress it down for a day pack that can quickly expand to haul meat or other gear.
From Anonymous of Meridian, Idaho on 6/2/2015.
Love this pack! Superb design that works great!
Lots of Room
From Eureka Summit of Eureka, Alaska on 6/2/2015.
Pack has plenty of room for me, I have been using it to pack bear bait to remote locations and works great. The true test will come in August, but I think it will do great. If I could add anything it would be a shelf, but I have not missed it to much.
2/17/2016 – are you able to connect a grab it to this pack to carry a bow?
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi Jeremy,The grab it and grab it II can be used on the AMR pack to attach your bow.
2/26/2015 – What are the the hydration system options for the ARM? Does the pack have an internal pouch and attachment points required . . .
Response From Kifaru Intl.: NO, the AMR does not have an internal pouch. http://store.kifaru.net/amr-7800ci127liters-bag-only-p176.aspx
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