The Ultralight Duplex Frame is a Rigid internal frame with
uncurved carbon fiber arrows saving weight without sacrificing
comfort. Weight is transfered to your hips via the stays to a
custom fitted cupped and contoured waistbelt. Contoured shoulder
straps are designed to stabilize the load on your back without
slipping. All weight is carried on your hip platform, where it
belongs - not on your shoulders or lower back.
& Suspension:The Duplex Frame is completely modular, letting you
choose between multiple packs to suit your needs, or freight hauler
using our Cargo Panel.
From David Evans of Dallas, Texas on 11/27/2016.
This is one of those few products in a lifetime that does everything it claims. It is ultra light and strong and feels good on your back when you strap it on. I hung a water bladder from the handle on the top of the frame underneath the guide lid pack which I attached under the cargo panel. It was tight, light, and didn't slow me down hunting elk. I wish I had bought this years ago.
Awesome, Lite Packframe
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!
Fits great feels great
From Kurt Johnson of St.Michael, Minnesota on 9/6/2016.
I have only used the frame on one scouting trip so far but it felt great. It is very evident to me that this product is of high quality.
From Jason Taylor of Redmond, Oregon on 8/14/2016.
I purchased the ultralight frame to go with my new Apollo pack. So far I have used it for a train to hunt event, a few 3D shoots, as well as setting and checking trail cameras. This frame is tough as nails and super comfortable. For train to hunt I had over 100# in the pack and it felt awesome.
From jeremiah a. of kalispell, Montana on 7/31/2016.
Just got mine this spring and I have used it for a day hike and a three day hike in trip that was seven miles one way and various hiking during. I was very impressed at the comfort level it provided. I have had various other brands over the years and this was by far the most comfortable frame I've ever had. well worth the money. my load in this year was 10lbs heavier than last year but felt lighter due to the comfort of this frame and the kifaru pack that I got with it.
From Nick Bazell of Coal grove, Ohio on 4/24/2016.
There is no other comparison when it comes to frames, I've had a few other brands, and for hauling weight, this can not be beat. Money well spent!
From Anonymous of Orangevale, California on 4/18/2016.
This is quite simply the toughest, most light weight and most badass pack frame ever. Buy it.
Duplex UL Bestedest I've used!!
From Anonymous of Exeter, Nebraska on 4/18/2016.
Kifaru Int team, thanks for the great frame. I bought the 26" UL Duplex for an fall 2016 CO elk hunt. This will be my first elk hunt and solo at that so we'll see...hopefully it will see some meat this fall. I've paired the frame with a HighCamp 4800 and the combo has worked flawlessly so far. I've been using the combo for workouts so far with 45-80 lbs for 3-6 mile treks and have not experienced any hotspots or pressure points at all. The only limit to the packs load carrying capability so far is my conditioning. (Still a bit short for my weight) I think I will add the composite stays for more back contour in the future and another bag for 7-10 day trips. I've had cheaper packs that fell apart with half the load and were no where near as comfortable. BUY ONCE WITH CONFIDENCE!!
So far so good!
From Anonymous of Williamsport, Pennsylvania on 4/10/2016.
Only hiked 50 pounds, but so far It's everything everyone claimed it would be. I can only give it four stars because I haven't had and real weight in it yet.
From Dennis of Barrett, Minnesota on 3/17/2016.
What an awesome product, can't wait to use it this fall.
Ultra light frame
From Anonymous of Prineville, Oregon on 1/4/2016.
From the day I put this frame on I knew it was a winner light ridged thought comfort and handles the load very well. No rock or roll weight distribution Top Notch support A-1 no shoulder pull. Worth the price and investment for years to come.
From Joe of Ferndale, Washington on 12/20/2015.
I have owned my Ultra-light frame for about 4 months now, completing 1 wilderness 5-day solo trip and several day/weekend hunts. I am sold that this is the right pack frame for me. I upgraded my carbon arrow stays to the composites and like the added contour for heavier pack-outs. I run mine with several different bag/lid/strap combos pending on type of hunt. The frame moves well with your body yet keeps pack components from shifting/rolling/torquing.
UL DUPLEX A+
From James Levite of Goshen, New York on 12/18/2015.
Absolutely awesome. By far the most comfortable Kifaru to date. Plenty of vertical stiffness. Yet flexes just enough to not feel like a board in your back. The padding and other upgrades are incredible. Highly recommended.
From Eric Fink of Wonewoc, Wisconsin on 11/16/2015.
Works great, take time to familiarize yourself with all the adjustments and properly fit it to you and you will be very happy as this pack will do what it's advertised to do.
Biggest game changer to date for my wife's elk hunting!
From David Achatz of Arvada, Colorado on 9/29/2015.
I bought my wife the 22" model, she is tall with an ultra short torso for her height. She was able to pack her camp gear and clothes etc.. and not be practically crippled from an ill fitting pack! And because she had a pack that actually fit, she could get it on and off with no assistance, something she couldn't do before with even a small daypack, so every time we set up to call elk, I didn't have to go over to her twice to assist her with the pack! We are both over fifty and her shoulders don't bend like they used too! She couldn't be happier!!!
From J.BROWN of Ferndale, Washington on 9/3/2015.
Most comfortable hunting pack I have ever owned. Very lightweight for "hauler" capacity yet rides like a Cadillac day pack. I have an MR nice frame pack that probably won't get much use anymore. Only down side for me was lack of color options
2/27/2017 – What's the difference in performance between the ultralight platform and the hunting platform? Is one more comfortable or . . .
Response From Kifaru Intl.: The ultralight is rated up to about 80#. The hunting can handle up to about 120#. I also think the hunting is more comfortable since it has some ergonomics to fit your back profile instead of being a straight arrow shaft. Let us know if you have any other questions!
2/19/2017 – I'm 5'7 170lbs. What frame size should i get, and what is the difference between the ultralight frame and hunting frame?
Response From Kifaru Intl.: I would recommend a 24" frame for your height. The difference between those two frames is the stays. The hunting has either composite or aluminum stays that have a curvature to fit your back. The ultralight uses a straight carbon fiber arrow shaft and is recommended to only 80#s or so. Let us know if you have any other questions!
8/30/2016 – Can the ul frame become the standard hunting duplex if different Arrows are purchased?
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi Ryan -You can "convert" the UL frame into the standard Hunting Duplex frame by removing the carbon arrows and replacing them with either composite or aluminum stays.https://store.kifaru.net/stay-kits-p34.aspxRemoving the carbon arrows is typically pretty straightforward, and inserting the composite stays can take quite a bit of effort, but it is certainly an option.
8/16/2016 – Hey there-I am 6'1.5", 18" torso, 32" inseam. What do you recommend for the UL frame size?
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi Jeff -The 26" frame is definitely the way to go.
8/15/2016 – Hi Guys! I'm a 5'10" woman with 18" torso, 29" actual waist 39" at the top of the hips, and 34" inseam. Most of the time . . .
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi Angela -Based on your requirements I'd go with a 26" Hunting frame. At 5'10" a 24" frame would work, but if you're going to be carrying 85-100+lbs a 26" frame will take more weight off of your shoulders and therefore is the best choice.
8/15/2016 – Hey: would this frame be comfortable for just around 60 pounds and hiking 5 miles at a time? I'm pretty tall 6,2 and I have . . .
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi Joshua -The Ultralight pack frame/Markhor would be a great ultralight combination. Based on your height, I'd recommend a 26" frame for maximum lift, and the Markhor is a fantastic lightweight pack with plenty of attachment points should you wish to add additional pockets.
8/14/2016 – I'm 5'6", 29" inseam, 31-32" waist. Archery and muzzleloader hunting requires crawling, going thru trees and brush for stalking. . . .
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi Keith -The 22" frame will carry 60-70lbs without issue.
7/23/2016 – Hi there. Is the waistbelt removable and usable by itself? Just wondering if it's possible to leave the frame at camp and . . .
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi Lou,The belt is removable from the frame, and can be used by itself, but is not recommended. You will find the frame is very comfortable for day use and scouting.
6/14/2016 – Is the hip belt removable?
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi TJ,Yes, the hip belt is removable.
3/29/2016 – I am 5'9", torso 18.5", inseam 30". Is the 26" option the best option for heavy loads?
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi Matt,Make sure you are measuring your torso from the iliac crest to the C7 vertebrae. If you torso is 18.5" the 26" frame would work best.
3/3/2016 – 6' even height with 33" inseam, and my torso measurement is 19.5." I'm guessing that drives a recommended 26" stay frame . . .
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi Ben,A 24" frame will work great if you don't plan on hauling more than 85lbs. If you do plan on hauling loads over this amount the 26" frame will be the way to go.
1/19/2016 – I'm 5'7" and 18.5" torso male. What size should I get?
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi Kyle,Usually folks that are 5'7" have a torso length around 16". What is your pant inseam length? You will more than likely want to go with a 24" frame, but I will let you know for sure once you get back to me with inseam length.
1/6/2016 – Between this ultralight frame and the hunting duplex, does the curvature of the duplex vs the straight stays of the ultralight . . .
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi Gregory,Yes, the curved stays of the hunting frame are more comfortable under heavier loads.
2/22/2015 – If I am 5'11" and have an 18 inch torso measurement as you would measure for a typical mountaineering backpack what length . . .
Response From Kifaru Intl.: For your height I would recommend the 26" frame.
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