The largest of
the 3 at 7,200 cubic inches, this pack is rated at loads of 100
pounds plus for taking on any task, anywhere with relative comfort.
Yet it compresses down to day hunt size–take it with you and carry
back massive meat and trophies from the spot you take them.
The Guide Lid
Adds an additional 1,200ci to any of our Duplex Packs. With
ample volume for puffy jackets, food, and emergency supplies, you
can leave your camp gear behind as the Guide Lid conveniently
converts into a day pack using built in shoulder straps much like
our current E&E pack.
From Robert Fuller of Durango, Colorado on 1/16/2017.
Can fit all your gear and then some for the pack into the Alaska Back Country. Just make sure you don't over pack, this thing will carry more than you can!
From Mike of Eagle River, Alaska on 12/19/2016.
The DT1 is the perfect piece of equipment for day hunts to multi-day backcountry trips. It holds the gear you need in the places you want to store it. Could not ask for a more perfect pack. Thanks.
From M.S. of Juneau, Alaska on 11/23/2016.
After completing several backpack hunts in Alaska, this pack stands to be an extremely durable and worth every penny. During a recent mountain goat hunt on Kodiak, AK loaded with camp, all boned out meat, and hide, I sat my pack down to rest. I was using the gun bearer system and had gun off pack so the gun didn’t go flying down the mountain. A minute later it was free falling 300+ feet straight down the mountain. I thought for sure it would have been yard sailing my gear and goat. When the pack finally stopped into the deepest darkest alder hole everything was fully intact with no tears or missing gear. Once I returned to the float plane base I put my pack on the scale because I had to know what it weighed. The scale read 151lbs!! Where other packs probably would have been destroyed Kifaru Timberline 1 survived!!
Great pack! Lives up to the hype!
From Chris of Cantwell, Alaska on 9/22/2016.
I bought the DT1 with the duplex frame early in the summer. First off I'm not a huge guy. I'm 5'8", 172 pounds. First hunt with it was a sheep hunt planned for 10 days. Got the hunt done in 4 days. Pack out was 11 miles with 100 pounds. Compared to other "cheap" packs I've owned this pack felt amazing. No problems with it sliding down over my hips, no significant discomfort other than a little chafing from the lumbar pad the last 2 miles. The true test came a few weeks later packing 150+ pounds of caribou 5 miles in one trip! Even at this extreme weight the pack stabilized the load incredibly well. 150 pounds is not easy or comfortable to pack but the only problems I encountered were, not from the pack, but my own physical ability to carry the weight. On the 20th I just finished a moose hunt and was able to drop whole moose quarters in the pack with room to spare. The pack to ATV's was only about 3\4 mile. Once again absolutely no discomfort from the pack! Literally felt like I could have carried a moose quarter all day!
From Bobby Balding of Ogden, Utah on 9/19/2016.
I got the dt1 and duplex frame in march and used it scouting all summer. This thing swallows an unbelievable amount of gear and still has an adequate amount of organization. I wanted to actually hunt with the pack before reviewing it. I have packed out two elk so far and can't believe how much weight it can carry in comfort. The most amazing feat was my day hunting gear and half an elk in one trip, it was very heavy but still comfortable. I would recommend the pack to anyone!!
From Ryley Thill of Johnstown, Colorado on 8/1/2016.
This bag is awesome!! Very well built, durable material, great design and organization. I did see where people had a problem with the side pockets not accessible when main bag is stuffed, as far as I can tell that problem would still exist to a point if main bag is super stuffed( cuts down the size of the side pockets). Just be smart about packing and it will be no problem at all. Great concept for hydration system and the detachable guide lid makes a nice day bag. Just got back from a 26 mile scout trip in the high country in Colorado with 50lbs in this bag and hunter frame setup and it carried amazing. Hands down, this is the best setup I have ever used and is well worth the money if you are doing any type of backcountry hunting.
From Kory Coffey of bloomfield, New Mexico on 7/20/2016.
This bag is very well built with excellent space and pockets. Quality material and workmanship is evident. Wished top opening opened a little wider to fit larger loads such as elk quarters and moose.
A Great Pack
From Josh Kaywood of Chattanooga, Tennessee on 6/6/2016.
My girlfriend got me this pack for my birthday, and I have been incredibly impressed! So far I have had this pack out for a few overnight trips, and several 6-10 mile, 60 lb weighted training hikes. My key takeaways so far are as follows:1. Great build quality that exceeds any of the other pack systems I own or what buddies have. 2. Large, yet manageable volume that can compress down for day hunts/hikes.3. Obviously, but should be stated, fits perfectly with the 26 inch hunter frame.4. Customer service has been awesome when I had a question about the exit port for the bladder.I will definitely be getting a water bottle pocket, andI am considering adding another compression strap. So far I haven't had the need for the extra guide lid or any other pockets.
From James Shackelford of Modesto, California on 4/5/2016.
Just like all the rest of my Kifaru gear, this bag is absolutely awesome. The quality and durability is hands down the best I've used. This bag can be used as a day pack to a week or more trip. Recently on a turkey hunt, I was able to pack my double bull blind, 1 chair for myself and 1 for my small son, strapped the DSDs to the outside and all the rest of our gear in the bag without an issue. I definitely recommend this bag if your looking for a pack that will have you covered for multiple types of use. It's my favorite Kifaru bag so far.
Best on the Market!!!
From Tj Perez of Phoenix, Arizona on 1/17/2016.
Don't even hesitate in buying this pack! Do it once and be done with it! I bought an Eberlestock and a Kuiu pack and regretting I didn't just buy the best to begin with. Just got this pack in October and absolutely love it!This pack is amazing and had 7 days worth of gear in the pack when I shot my Coues Deer in late November and packed out the deer and my gear weighing about 105 pounds for 4 miles and felt like nothing compared to 60 pounds in my old packs that I sold to get this one. Just deboned the meat and threw it in some TAG BOMB Bags and was on my way through the desert and didn't have to stop once to adjust the pack.The pack is extremely versatile and very spacious. Don't be intimidated of the size the bag compresses very well down to nothing and expands to fit almost an endless amount of gear! The front pockets and side pockets are very big and able to fit a lot in them even when the pack is full.If you're in the market for a Hunting backpack take a serious look into these packs you won't regret your purchase!Tj Perez
The best there is
From Josiah Knox of Abbotsford, British Columbia on 8/15/2015.
This pack is perfect for ten plus day excursions. Great organization, looks awesome and is durable as all get out. Important note: Some reviews online say that the side pockets become un-accessible when the main bag is stuffed full. This is not the case anymore, Kifaru updated the bag and that issue has been resolved.
From Anonymous of raymore, Missouri on 7/21/2015.
I've used Kifaru packs since 1996. My Longhunter has served me well and I hated to replace it. I think the new features on Timberline bag will be a great improvement. The quality in the bag is what I have come to expect
From Anonymous of Powell, Wyoming on 5/4/2015.
For the serious backcountry hunter, this bag is as good as it gets. It strikes the perfect balance of volume and compressibility. It's very easy to collapse for a day hunt, then expands just as easy for long-range trips. When loaded out with 3-5 days worth of gear it leaves you just enough room for meat/hide/head if you are successful. On a mule deer hunt, making one trip out with my camp and meat is very important to me and this bag does it with ease.
DT1 and Duplex Platform Frame
From Shawn Joyce-Diizche Safari Adventures of Rocklin, California on 10/5/2014.
I have had this pack (DT1) for just over a month. I run it on the Duplex Platform Frame with a composite stay set. My typical load is 55 pounds or more and 55 pounds is the minimum load I have carried. As I type this, I have logged almost 100 miles with this pack and frame combination over moderate to difficult trails/terrain in good weather, down pours, and light snow. This is my third Kifaru pack and so far I am very pleased with its performance. I would highly recommend this system. At first, I was reluctant to purchase the 7,200 cubic inch pack but I am glad that I made this choice. The pack system can easily be rolled down/compressed to whatever size you need but can be expanded as needed. I really like the snow collar feature. If your travels take you where you need a large bear barrel, the pack will accommodate it internally along with your other equipment and supplies. This is a great hunting pack that can carry your camp and haul your animal. Great job!Shawn JoyceDiizche Safari Adventures
Duplex Timberline 1
From Christopher Woodburn of Sherwood, Oregon on 8/18/2014.
So, again...I've not used it on a hunt. When I received this bag with my bikini frame I put it on...super light when compared to my other packs. The craftsmanship is top of the line. Great versatility. Many great features with lots of room and I can shrink it down to a small size, just in case I want to carry it around on my day hunts out of camp. AWESOME pack!
New to all this
From eakers30 of Fulton, Kentucky on 8/4/2014.
Love the pack and the way its made. It is a very well built and thought out pack. Happy to be using it come this September.
8/4/2016 – About how large are the main compartments of the DT1 and DT2 bags in cubic inches? Also, are the external pockets the same . . .
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi Thomas,The main bag of the DT1 is about 5800ci and the main bag of the DT2 is about 3800ci. The external pockets of both bags are the same size.
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