We classify our packs by suspension design, letting you optimize your pack for your hunt. Each title is suggestive of its attributes, and all adhere rigorously to our principles of comfort, stability, versatility and durability. There is no weight limit on any of our packs - if you can lift and carry the load, the pack will perform in relative comfort. Omni Suspension packs are sold without a waistbelt. Add one of two optional waistbelts for added comfort and stability.
Our large frames provide incredible comfort without sacrificing strength or utility. The Duplex Suspension System provides internal frame comfort, external frame utility. It is simply top of the line, compared to anything else. Around the world, this suspension has earned it’s reputation as the very best. It is the only removable frame in existence. The name derives from the dual nature of this frame - the unique ability to remove from the pack and convert to a hauler. The pinnacle of huge load capabilities, the Duplex provides incredible latitude for adjustment and fit, and can handle any load you’re able to carry.
This suspension system is another advance in Kifaru load-bearing innovation directed at greater weight carrying efficiency. After 9/11 Kifaru was invited to bring its skills to bear in building military packs. Our soldiers have needs similar to hunters in terms of carrying heavy loads. Our CargoChair was especially appealing to them as a first-ever method for carrying a wounded buddy - solo. Of course a full grown man is a very serious load - so we set about developing advanced suspension systems capable of doing so even in our smallest military packs. The result is the svelte, low-profile system that will do it all - from day hunting to carrying moose quarters. Breakthroughs in both the belt and shoulder strap design let you carry double the weight of previous models - comfort exceeding most large packs out there. We’ve pushed the envelope of what is possible in small packs.
Ergonomics, Design & PaddingThese belts are amazingly comfortable due to a focus on anatomically sewn nylon that it doesn't crush your hipbones. We have worked to craft a belt that is very, very comfortable but very low profile. Take a close look: it's not just a span of Cordura. Instead, numerous darts and seams are designed to drape the belt around you in a fashion that carries lots of weight without pain, and stays put too - no matter if you are a small hip-less guy, a woman, or have a bit of padding. Even cinches down well over layers of clothing. Some of our belts are deceptively thin, but anatomically contoured to eliminate hot spots and spread weight over a large portion of your pelvic area - where you are designed to carry weight. Don't let it fool you... massive padding is NOT necessary to adequately handle large loads - we make absolutely the most comfortable waistbelts ever offered on a military pack.
The Power PullTM Our exclusive Power Pull lets you bring the pack weight into your lumbar area with a forward pull - this mechanical advantage is much easier and more efficient than a rearward pull.
Tension Strap:This System's straps (1 ea. side) help bring the load into your center of gravity - your lumbar area. Just pull on the straps - you'll immediately feel the whole bottom portion of the pack snug up into your lower back. The Deltas dramatically stabilize the load. Proven time and again since 1979 under the Mountainsmith label.
From Anonymous of Warrenton, Virginia on 1/22/2017.
Exactly what I was looking for.
From Anonymous of Nelson, British Columbia on 1/16/2017.
Perfect for what I wanted. Love the new colour.
Duplex Pack Belt
From RandyB of Yakima, Washington on 10/6/2016.
I purchased a small belt to replace my medium.I nave used it a few times with loads up to 40# and performance is great. It allows me to tighten up the belt as the load settles and the day wears on. My medium did not have any additional adjustment left...too big.I will put it to the test next month as we pack elk out of the wilderness!
From Mike of Grand Junction, Colorado on 10/3/2016.
Excellent construction and comfortable fit.
From Anonymous of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee on 8/14/2016.
Works great with my X-ray pack. Very comfortable!!!
From Anonymous of Austin, Texas on 5/1/2016.
I got this for a non kifaru pack. So the extra straps don't really have anywhere to go, but that's not Kifaru's fault obviously. I have this on my day pack/med bag and it really helps keep it more comfortable if I'm wearing it for extended periods of time. Glad it has the PALS too since I'm a bit of a gear whore. Overall definitely a good investment, even if you don't have a kifaru pack.
Quality frame belt
From Anonymous of Toronto, Ontario on 12/21/2015.
Well made. Good materials. Foam could stand to be slightly firmer. Time will tell.
From Anonymous of Military City, Texas on 11/29/2015.
The waist belt was a good buy. It was a replacement for the original that came with my first generation Pointman. It didn't completely match identical with my original but works well. I can't blame them if I got fat and had to replace the belt on my 2003 Pointman. Their stuff has lasted through multiple deployments. I loaded my Pointman up with a measured 128 Lbs and it was still manageable.
From Anonymous of Santa Barbara, California on 10/16/2015.
I purchased this Omni unpadded pack belt to go with my Triple Aught Design Lightspeed. It fit very well without any alterations and adds the support I was looking for comfortably and consistently. It was everything I asked for.
Small duplex belt
From Kyle Allen of Canton, Texas on 9/28/2015.
Excellent belt. I bought it to put on a heavily modded ILBE pack but eventually bought a duplex frame. I am very lean with bony hips. One would think the thin padding would be an issue but I have not found it to be. I rucked 2 to 3 hours at a time with 80-100 lbs with no issues. We just got back from a steep elk hunt in CO. It took us 11 hours to get from the truck to where we camped. So that's 11 hours with around 55 lbs on our backs. No pack/belt complaints at all. I do feel like I will wear the belt out eventually because I am hard on gear. It seems like some strategically placed hypalon could help it take more abuse but it has a lifetime warranty!
From Anonymous of Ellensburg, Washington on 8/3/2015.
Great fit and very comfortable even with heavy load. I have the Omni belt on a Zulu and it really carries the weight well.
Omni belt padded
From Brendon Roney of Riverside, California on 6/11/2015.
I recently purchased this to supplement a used Kifaru Zulu pack I was able to locate for purchase online. Initially, the photos had me thinking the padded Omni belt would be heavily padded, similar to the old USMC issue ILBE packs I was used to. I did not want heavy padding as it is uncomfortable and hot to me. I was pleased to find this belt was not heavily padded and was considerably lighter and more comfortable riding on the hips than I had anticipated. The size provided according to my given height and weight was a perfect match and there is ample adjustment flexibility for layers, subloads, and armor. Kifaru's quality, based upon the superb design of the Kifaru Zulu (Why on earth was this pack discontinued??) and this Omni belt, far exceeds my expectations and filled operational needs where no other company could.
From Mark Shepherd of Naples, Florida on 9/26/2014.
I bought the Omni belt along with the shoulder straps to support my Tailgunner pack. When cinched down, the belt allows excellent support for the tailgunner even when loaded up. I added a couple belt pouches and a GPS pouch to make a simple lightweight pack for bow hunting. I bow hunt in South West Florida, extremely hot and humid, this lightweight setup suits the environment when I don't need to pack in a stand or blind.
6/13/2016 – What is the difference between the Omni padded belt and the EDC Omni padded belt? I was thinking of getting a belt for a . . .
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi Shane,The Omni padded belt uses 2 delta straps whereas the EDC Omni padded belt uses a single delta strap. The EDC Omni padded belt is used for our Antero, 14r, and Tarryall packs. For the scout pack you will need the Omni Padded belt.
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