Our new Urban
Zippy is Kifaru's first entry into the Urban/EDC market. It is
based on our tactical Zippy, but with the features desired for
urban/every day carry use. The Urban Zippy has a clean, discreet
look with no PALS webbing. We have added bottle pockets on the side
doors for water bottles and other items. The compression straps are
center adjust and removable, just like on our Xray pack. It comes
with a 4 point matrix on the front for our Lock n Load pockets,
along with a bungee for cinching down gear that you need to access
quickly. The mesh pockets on the interior of the side doors are now
dimensional to allow even more storage space. The bladder pocket
will easily hold a 15" laptop in a padded case. With the sleek,
contoured pocket on the top lid, mesh pockets under the top lid and
on the inside of the side doors, and the water bottle pockets, you
have lots of organization for your gear. Add our Organizer pocket
or one of our Belt pouches to the front, and you have what we
consider the ultimate every day carry pack.
From Michael of Huntington Beach, California on 1/26/2017.
I bought this pack for a larger edc pack. It works great, carrying everything I need it too. The top pouch is good for easy access to small items. Inside there is another pouch that hangs up high on the back of pack also good for small items.I did not realize this was included. I use without a hip belt which works well for me around town and on my motorcycle.
Love this day pack!!!!
From Mathew M. of Phoenix, Arizona on 12/16/2016.
I usually never ever write reviews. But I'm on a road trip and have some time. Bought this thing being a little skeptical, considering cost. Soon as I unboxed the thing, first thing I noticed was quality, everything from the zippers, pockets, shoulder straps, so on and so fourth. I use this thing on daily basis, I basically don't leave the house with out. Like my wife says it's my man purse, I guess you can say that. It's My day bag, keeps everything i need. Pockets are deep, holds a lot of stuff. I recommend buying the back support to hold the pack up right. I use this thing for predator hunting as well/day hiking, etc. if there was only thing I could change about this bag is, a little Velcro pad somewhere to be able to put my own patch on there. I like to customize things with little things like that. I like to sport my American flag everywhere I go. Thanks kifaru keep up the good work. Life long customer writing here.
From Richard Scholl of Bronx, New York on 12/5/2016.
I absolutely love this pack, amazing construction, and durability for everyday use and light weight weekend hikes and climbs. I use it with 500D Organizer Pocket and Omni Frame to carry all my gear for work or weekend treks. Really comfortable to wear and expandable to almost any need in an EDC.
Excellent EDC Pack
From Dan M of Glenville, Connecticut on 12/3/2016.
Have various packs (Tactical Tailor, Arc Teryx, Osprey) and this one is the best. One big compartment is easy to organize; dark Kryptek camo is distinctive; pack is very well made. Three things: the straps are a bit wide (even for me at 6'4 210). The side pouches open up into the main compartment, so be careful closing everything. And there are 3-4 zipper openings-- I color-coded each set of zipper tabs with paracord to keep it straight. .
The Perfect EDC
From Richard Scholl of Bronx, New York on 11/21/2016.
I was looking for the perfect EDC and I found it in the Urban Zippy. I couldn't be happier with the construction, durability, and usefulness of this pack. Whether I'm in the field, at the range, or in the office it covers all the bases for my EDC needs.
From Alan of Greenville, North Carolina on 8/25/2016.
Works as expected. Only challenge is the shoulder straps would like to have a surface on the underside that would grip a little more when carried with just 1 strap.
Urban Zippy, YES
From S. Bender of Los Alamos, New Mexico on 8/6/2016.
Purchased the Zippy for hiking, mine was ordered with the 1000D OD fabric, medium belt pouch and included the frame sheet. I find this to be a shorter pack than I am used to. I'm not able to access water from the pockets w/o removing the pack. (You could opt for a bladder.) The shortness of the pack does provide for cleaner access to items on your belt. For reference, the GI style canteen & cup readily fit in the side pockets, including the plus size Ti GI canteen from Heavy Cover. The top lid provides a great firearm pocket, allowing 4"-5" 1911s. If unsupported from below though, the weight will cause the lid to sag a bit. The compression straps don't seem to be that useful except to hold a jacket (they are removable). The bungee isn't really very accessible since I now have it covered with a belt pouch - this arrangement does form sort of a sleeve that you can stuff a shirt around/through. It might have been more useful to include straps on the bottom of the bag since the fittings exist there. This is where you might typically keep a mat or large jacket etc. Addition of the medium belt pouch has been very convenient.I think the web "belt" option is worthwhile. Although it does not support any weight, it will stabilize the pack so your balance is not lost while rock hopping across streams or on loose boulder fields near 14nr peaks.Construction and material are of the highest quality. Kifaru provides nice velcro keepers so you can roll up excess strap length. Loose straps hitting you in the face during high winds are really annoying but I've never seen this obvious improvement on other packs I've owned.Comfort is OK, virtually all the weight is on your shoulders, but that's the basic design. Construction and organization seem to encourage adding weight. You're optimum comfort weight will obviously vary with who you are and what you're doing. For climbing at high altitude and morning to evening movement, something around 15lb or less my be optimum. With a frame sheet, this would put you close to 20lbs with the pack weight.Yes, recommended.
Great day pack!
From Allen Pierce of Shippenville, Pennsylvania on 7/6/2016.
Just returned from a trip to Seattle and the Olympic Peninsula. Used the pack everyday whether I was in the city or in the mountains. Very versatile and comfortable. I love the fact I can use this pack in town, hunting whitetail, or strap in to my duplex with a cargo panel and a grab it to carry stands into the woods. Options are endless.
From Anonymous of south san francisco, California on 5/21/2016.
great bag for short trips
My favorite EDC bag!
From Benjamin Duncan of Germantown, Maryland on 3/14/2016.
After receiving my Urban Zippy, I have a closet of other bags collecting dust. Some of them were very close to perfect, but the Urban Zippy not only nails "perfect for me", but also adds some things I didn't know I needed or wanted until I have them.I own a sizable number of pullouts in different sizes and they're a perfect companion for the Zippy. I have several Large mesh pull-outs in layers in the main compartment and can quickly ID and pull out only what I need, when I need it. I can't stress how awesome that is with the side access. Need something? I open a side wing, pull out the pullout with the item, stuff the pullout back in and zip it all back up again. I very rarely ever use the top lid since the side access is so handy.Couple of additional notes after some trial and error for the perfect configuration:- I use a 500D organizer over the bungie. Between the organizer and the lid pocket, I have quick access to things like keys, gloves, flashlight, hand sanitizer, etc. - I use a Grab-It II over the organizer. I have the top straps affixed to both sides of the pack with slotted female buckles and then standard male buckles on the straps. I've found this configuration to allow for the quickest and easiest access to the organizer and the side pockets when I need it, while also allowing for the versatility of the Grab-It. With two small boys, I find the Grab-It to be far more useful than the compression straps. They're always handing me a jacket, a hat, a toy or something, and with the Grab-It, I can usually securely lash it to the bag without adjusting straps or opening the pack itself.- Because of the above point, I will likely remove the compression straps, but haven't yet. They really haven't gotten in the way yet. I've kept them, because I do keep two side zip long pockets at the bottom of the pack in case I need quick, substantial extra capacity, and would lash those down with the compression straps.I love this bag. Ridiculously so. My wife took a picture of me jokingly hugging my UZ and it's now my profile pic almost everywhere.
Worth the wait
From Anonymous of Charleston, West Virginia on 3/3/2016.
The Urban Zippy is about the highest quality pack I've seen for its size! Bought the organizer as well- you have to spend the extra for it! My only concern is that it takes a while to get your gear and customer service isn't as responsive as I would expect for paying such a premium price. Would I buy again? ABSOLUTELY- you won't find better workmanship! I just expect a higher level of service when you spend like this.
From john holloway of Dallas, Texas on 2/26/2016.
I purchased an Urban Zippy as a birthday gift for my son. When it arrived I liked it so much I decided I needed one for myself and ordered another. My son is most pleased with his Urban Zippy as well. The folks at Kifaru were very cordial and helpful. Everything was exactly as promised, great quality at a very fair price. Excellent company and excellent product.
My Urban Zippy
From Mike of Brooksville, Florida on 1/3/2016.
Just completed a day hike using my new urban zippy and would say I'm quite pleased so far. I had it packed pretty heavy and it seemed to handle the load with out any problems. I added the omni frame sheet from the get go which added the rigidity I like in a pack. With all the interior and exterior pockets it makes it a breeze to keep your bag organized. It's a great bag for a day hike anything more than that you might consider something larger.
From george wilkins of willits, California on 12/14/2015.
Well I really must say I was hesitant to spend so much on a small backpack such as this. However I could not be more pleased in this purchase, extremely well made, well thought out, it is perfect for edc or for overnight travel.I purchased the frame insert which I believe will be helpful when carrying a lot of stuff. I found the folks in customer service extremely helpful. I would definitely purchase other products from kifaru again.
From Christopher of Montgomery, Alabama on 11/29/2015.
I really appreciate that the main compartment is accessible from the top and bottom which makes it easy to get to things without dumping it all out. The only things that I would've liked is padding on the back and a longer elastic on the front as my bulky jacket doesn't easily fit.
Another great product
From Kevin L of New Iberia, Louisiana on 11/19/2015.
I use this as my carry on bag working overseas. Size is perfect. I added the Omni frame sheet and it works great to add support for when I stuff my 15" laptop in the bladder pocket.
Great All-around Pack
From Nathan of Plant City, Florida on 8/27/2015.
Originally purchased this in Kryptek Typhon with the organizer pouch and was very pleased with the all-around usefulness of this pack. When it came out in Grey I purchased another and also bought two frame sheets and now they are both perfect for my daily use. I'm still amazed at how much stuff you can get into this pack!
From Anonymous of vancouver, Washington on 8/20/2015.
Its a great day pack. I ordered it with the omni support and it doesn't really need it. For the price it should come with an organizer pocket, it could really use one. I will have to probably order one. It is a 5 star pack but i only gave it 4 because of the cost and no organizer pocket.
From Anonymous of C.R., Iowa on 8/16/2015.
The Urban Zippy is a great daypack. The pack is very comfortable and I like the many options it provides on a day to day basis. Keep up the great work Kifaru. Thanks
From Anonymous of Long Beach, California on 8/13/2015.
My only wish is that I'd ordered the tactical Zippy to get the molle. Otherwise, a great pack and I use it for multiple purposes.
An Awesome Surprise
From Denise of Edmonton, Alberta on 7/1/2015.
I have to be honest with my review. When my husband, an avid Kifaru fan/purchaser, told me that he was going to be buying me an Urban Zippy in Typhon with the matching organizer, I thought that he was crazy. I mean, what on earth was I going to do with this pack?The answer is, everything! This pack has gone to work with me, on hikes around a National Park to even being my sole piece of luggage for a weekend trip to Seattle. This pack is very versatile and has a lot of storage for it's size. The padded straps are comfy and don't dig into my shoulders when I'm hiking or sight-seeing. The multitude of pockets and options for said pockets is a delight.All in all, I'm extremely happy with this purchase/gift and I know that he has now made me a fan of Kifaru as well :)
Great product and eve better customer service
From Anonymous of Honolulu, Hawaii on 6/29/2015.
I bought this bag for everyday use. It is perfect! I was most impressed with the customer service I received and their friendly and helpful reps. I had to change the shipping destination after the product was already shipped. The Kifaru team helped me out with a great attitude about the change and really went the extra mile.
From shawn nelson of yerington, Nevada on 6/29/2015.
I bought the urban zippy for everyday carry, I really like it. It is a great pack for taking when we go on day hikes. I would highly recommend it for anybody that needs just a small go to bag.
Built like a tank.
From Anonymous of Spruce Pine, Alabama on 6/29/2015.
Extremely well thought-out design. Strong stitching
From Anonymous of Missoula, Montana on 6/29/2015.
Wow! What a perfect backpack for day trips! The zippers NEVER get stuck and work amazingly. Very high quality all around...the side pockets are very easy to access and a great idea. The shoulder straps were so comfortable they made me laugh when I went on my first hike. The buckles are about 1000 times higher quality plastic then any pack I've ever touched. I couldn't be happier, worth every penny. I've been a Wilderness Ranger in MT, covered thousands of miles of trail on dirt bike in the west- I've used a lot of outdoor gear. Trust me, you'll be happy with anything you buy from these guys.
Urban zippy highly recommended
From Anonymous of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 6/29/2015.
This is an outstanding pack, very well-designed, and built to last forever. I use this pack for short trips. When loaded with two or three days worth of clothing it compresses and still fits under an airplane seat .
From Jeremy of Laurel, Mississippi on 6/15/2015.
This is a great backpack. I use for my EDC. There is plenty of room for my laptop, notebook, and personal items. I am impressed with the quality.
Excellent Travel Pack
From Richard Holland of Overland Park, Kansas on 6/12/2015.
I travel internationally 3-5 times a year and needed a backpack that would work in conjunction with, and sometimes instead of, my Filson briefcase. I’ve been looking at the UZ since it came out, but had some reservations- Big enough? Enough pockets/compartments? Enough structural integrity (based on some forum comments)? I just returned from three weeks in Africa (unfortunately not to hunt) and gave the Urban Zippy a pretty good test. Let me summarize by saying that none of my concerns proved to be legitimate. It was great on the plane. It easily fits under the seat if needed. The mesh pockets were perfect for the gear I segregated. I used medium, mesh pullouts that fit into the pockets as well as into the external water bottle pockets. In fact, there were more pockets than I needed but their presence did not inhibit storage. The pocket on top was really helpful to keep things for which I needed immediate access.Here are some adjustments I made to my UZ in Foliage Green:• Removed compression straps. They are not that helpful on a pack this size.• Added an organizer. Super helpful for pens, medicines, passport, etc.• Kept a small pod in the bottom of the pack for expansion, which I used coming home. This made a significant difference to the capacity when I needed it. I highly recommend adding one for travel.• I bought the frame sheet, but did not need it. Maybe I’ll use it sometime, but the contents provided enough structure that I could not justify the extra weight or space.As for comfort, the Urban Zippy was comfortable to wear over one shoulder or both. I used it on the plane, on a safari, walking around shopping malls, and sightseeing. Bottom line is that I love it. I would buy it again without hesitation. Now that I’m back from Africa, I’m using it for a possibles kit in my truck. Hope these thoughts are helpful.
Awesome everyday pack
From Tyler of Colorado Springs, Colorado on 5/26/2015.
I bought this as a every day pack and it has been used as such. Very high quality materials and craftsmanship was put into this bag. I can honestly say it won't be my last bag bought from Kifaru. Defiantly worth the money.
From Anonymous of Roseburg, Oregon on 4/11/2015.
This pack is well made. I use it for a day pack. Just the right size for 2nd carry on bag for airplane, going to the pool or day hike in the woods. I'm thinking of getting some more to give as Xmas gifts this year.
From Adam Kirby of Godalming, England on 12/22/2014.
Excellent. Build quality and design is first class. Cannot fault.
From Roger Malcolm of San Clemente, California on 12/6/2014.
Best combination of features for daily use. Dual water bottle pouches integrated into pack are perfect for controlling load. Side access zips give total access to main chamber. Light weight and highly versatile. I added Organizer Pouch and GPS pouch and system is perfect.
Very well Made, great EDC
From J Goddard of Minneapolis, Minnesota on 11/7/2014.
Had the bag for a month now and use it as a EDC briefcase for work and school. I've used It to carry books and a laptop with no issue. It also carries my primary duty weapon and gear. now the at weather is changing adding a few cold weather pieces is easy. I have one belt pouch on the outside for easy to get to stuff. Foliage blends in well for business settings.
Superb urban & day trip rucksack
From John Cakebread of Camberley, England on 8/24/2014.
I am just getting used to my new pack. Its many storage options encourage you to plan your loading & then enjoy the speed & variety of ways the pack allows of efficiently accessing the contents. Comfortable with a light or heavy load. Just the right size for the many varied loads I have so far wanted to use it to carry. You feel a pride of ownership every time you see it or use it. The build quality is really fantastic, every square inch is well finished, every component is top quality. I am really happy with my purchase
very pleased, but........
From Matt of Stoke, England on 8/20/2014.
On the whole, I'm very pleased with a very good pack. designed well and with plenty of options for access for a day-to-day civilian carry pack. I would like to see the pack with a 1000d cordura base though as this is the area that receives most wear and tear from day to day use. It would also be nice for an optional rigid insert to give the pack some structural rigidity when not packed.
From JT of Jonesboro, Arkansas on 8/16/2014.
I'm loving my new UZ in foliage green! It's an excellent pack and color choice for a business-casual office environment. Construction and durability are incredible, the sewer paid attention to every detail.
From Anonymous of Long Beach, California on 7/25/2014.
This is a great bag. Use it all the time. Perfect for weekend getaways.
The perfect EDC bag
From Timbo of Small Town, Iowa on 6/12/2014.
Yes, I know this is a lot of money to spend on a day pack, but this one is worth every penny. All in all, the Urban Zippy is a well designed, well built, well thought out everyday carry bag. The quality of the materials, along with the 'bullet proof' construction you've come to expect from Kifaru, means you'll never have to worry about this pack failing you when you need it most. The design is also excellent, giving you several options for getting into the bag as well as plenty of attachment options without all the webbing. I added an organizer to mine with no issues, but you can add long pockets or claymore pouches to fit your needs as well. The only thing I should note here is that the picture currently on the website is of a pre-production bag. The final version does not have the velcro attachment point on top of the lid. Not a big deal, but something you should know about.I have no doubt the Urban Zippy will be on my shoulders for a long time to come.
6/22/2016 – I am looking for available options to attach to the face of the pack, what is the dimensions of the four front pals webbing? . . .
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi Roel,The dimensions are roughly 8" x 5 1/2". Suggested options to attach the face of the pack would be an organizer pocket or medium or large sized belt pouch.
1/13/2016 – Does the urban zippy come with hook and loop on the top/lid? The youtube videos with Mel from 2014 show velcro on the lid . . .
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi Jeff,Our prototype pack seen in the video did include the velcro on the Urban Zippy pack, however our production models do not include the velcro.
1/10/2016 – Does the zippered side pockets behind the water bottle pockets allow access to the main compartment? Or are they separate . . .
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi Steven,Yes, the zippered openings behind the water bottle pockets allow access directly into the main compartment of the bag.
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