A versatile daypack small enough for EDC, yet can
be used as an assault pack or even a Two-Day pack with the addition
of pockets or Pods. Top and panel access lets you stuff it
like a top loader, and organize it like a panel loader.The panel
not only provides fast access to every corner, it is loaded with
PALS for adding all sorts of MOLLE compatible pouches (including
our own Lock & Loads), and serves as a pocket. The 17" frame
allows any hydration bladder, most laptops, binders, clipboards,
etc., with plenty of room left over.
Optional Omni Belt
Omni Suspension packs come standard without a waistbelt, allowing
them to ride above a buttpack or belt rig, and can drop into your
lumbar region for comfort and stability if desired. Carrying extra
heavy loads? Add the optional waistbelt for added comfort and
stability. The belt installs and remove in a flash, and will be
sized to your waist. The belt is very, very comfortable but
very low profile.
From thomas newton of waterloo, Iowa on 11/21/2016.
Well constructed, versatile. It can be configured multiple different ways with pockets and gear with a little thinking. Where ever you are going and whatever you are doing this pack will get the job done. Can't go wrong with this pack for an assault or 2 day pack.
Count on it all day, everyday
From Anonymous of Mt airy, Maryland on 11/16/2016.
I bought this pack years back after a hunting trip. I met a guy with a kifaru hunting pack and he raved about it. I needed a pack to use for work traveling the world in not so nice places. I made the investment in a kifaru x-ray pack with a claymore pouch, two canteen pouches and two accessory pouches. This set up allows me to carry all my essentials in a secure, neat and organized fashion. This pack has now made a lot of trips and covered a lot of miles. It has never failed in anyway.
From Anonymous of Fort Drum, New York on 10/14/2016.
Great pack. Very durable. It holds more than I was expecting. Use it as my field assault pack at Fort Drum. I am an Infantry Staff Sergeant so it gets put thru it's paces. Definitely recommend for anyone who needs an EDC, assault pack or a 3 day pack that can go lite.
From Lloyd of Minneapolis, Minnesota on 8/9/2016.
I got this pack about 5 months ago. Wanted to actually use it for a while before writing a review. I did loan it to some friends to try as well. One is well known for breaking things. Marines taught him well. First, the bad. I made a mistake in how much stuff I carry for work, and this bag is a little small. My mistake, nothing bad about the bag. Second, the taper from bottom to top took a little getting used to when packing it. It does make carrying it much more comfortable as the top doesn't start swaying around as you walk etc. Some take it as a negative, some as a plus. I take it as a plus. Okay, now for the good stuff. Like all the Kifaru gear I have used, more accurately at times badly abused, this is a solid piece of kit. The only damage to it in the time I have used it, was in the first month or so, it fell onto something hot and melted a little in that spot. This will happen to just about anything nylon. Not the bags fault, think of it as operator error. If I was to toss this in the wash, I am sure it would be hard to tell it has been dragged, literally, through dirt and over rocks, tossed in and out of trucks, fished out of a lake, worn through a few rain storms, used as a shooting rest, and been on I don't know how many planes. Yes, there is some wear marks here and there. Good gear gets used, and use leads to wear. As for the planes. If you are looking for a nice carry on, this works well. It has fit in every overhead bin I have tried it in. I did cram it, some kicking involved, under the seat once. It was stuffed full and barely fit. That was where the kicking came in, gentle encouragement. The front opening was nice at security, I had all my electronic stuff packed behind that panel. Unzip, grab and toss in the bin for the blueberry to look at. (TSA, blue shirts...Blueberries.) The front panel also has the nice benefit of adding about an inch of thickness to the bag. (Front to back) If something doesn't fit in from the top because it is a little full, try the front panel. This pack also rides nicely on a wheeled roll aboard. I wrapped the belt back on itself, slid that over the extended handle, clipped the sternum strap, and held the grab handle as I walked with it. Doesn't stick out and hit the backs of your legs like some other packs do. Since it is tapered, doesn't get heavy at the top either. As for carrying around daily, it is low enough profile that it doesn't get dirty looks on trains or buses. When needed, it sits nicely on your lap. It isn't so high that it smacks you in the head if you are looking up. I carried it through Frankfurt for a few days, worked great. The attachment points on the bottom worked great for the light rain jacket I usually carry with me, just took some 550 cord and ran it through the loops, around the jacket and it has stayed there since. This also had the benefit of keeping the bottom of the bag dry, and what was in the bag dry. The MOLLE worked well with the water bottle holder I added. Not because there is no where inside for a water bladder, just like the water outside of where my computer and papers for work are. The pocket for a water bladder worked as expected when I used the pack for day hikes and scouting trips. Comfortably carried my spotting scope, etc with it all day. None of the molle has come loose. I did load it as heavy as I could once, just to see how it would feel on my back. This involved about 10 boxes of 30-06 rounds, a handful of loaded AR magazines, and as many bottles of water as I could shove in it. Then a few bottles on the outside. Once I had it on, waist belt and straps all set, it didn't feel like it had near the weight in it that it was carrying. Over all, a great pack for day trips out, worked well as a scouting pack, for me, maybe an over night bag if you pack light and add a few pockets to it. As for a school or work pack, it fit my 15" laptop in it, books, and assorted junk. As a day bag though, I folded the belt up and didn't use it.
From Daid Ru of Loveland, Colorado on 6/29/2016.
This pack is extremely well made and is the perfect pack for EDC. I got mine with the belt so that I can comfortably carry with moderate sized loads. I also added the Nalgene pocket.For what I was looking for, this pack is perfect.
X-ray Handles everything
From Voodoo26 of Mt Airy, Maryland on 2/14/2016.
I first looked at Kifaru after an associate on a hunting trip raved about his pack. In 2007 I bought the X-ray, my first Kifaru pack. My intentions were originally hunting but after adding three kifaru accessory pouches I liked it so much I began to use it as my work pack and for overseas trips with the govt. It has covered a lot of miles and carries everything I need when working. I often carry a small laptop, notebooks, change of clothes, knife, pens, cash, markers, external hard drives, chem lights, extra weapon magazines, charging cords, cell phone, flashlight, shooting and sun glasses and the essentials: bottle of water, red bull and expensive cigars in a travel humidor. Using Kifaru straps and the E&E pouch I have lashed everything from helmets to rain gear to manfroto tripods to the outside of this pack. This modular pack has never let me down. This past year I was in a spot where a bunch of heavy stuff needed to be humped a long ways. I gutted my Xray and loaded it to the brim with this heavy stuff. With every step I figured I was going to lose my favorite pack when a strap understandably would break. The pack held up better than I did in the heat. It held together and is just like it was before. In the last nine years it has earned some burns and scars but this is one bad ass pack. When I go to beautiful destinations or less than desirable places this pack is with me. I can 100% recommend this thing.
From Emilio Perez of Haines, Alaska on 1/8/2016.
A good friend of mine recommended Kifaru to me and now I am addicted. This backpack is lightweight and highly durable. A perfect work pack. You will not be disappointed. Thanks Jon Wray.
From Karl Young of Riverview, Florida on 8/19/2015.
I love this pack and several friends of mine have one. It's a great garrison pack as well as a FOB hopping pack if you need to bounce around the country for a few days.
Excellent edc/eastern whitetail daypack
From Anonymous of Hermitage, Pennsylvania on 7/18/2015.
I purchased this as an edc pack. The more I use it the more I love it. I have a late season pack I purchased for hunting. Being an avid eastern whitetail hunter, I have a badlands recon that works very well for archery season. But the more I use the x-Ray daily the more I think it'll pull double duty as my archery season daily carry as well. I ordered the organizer to go and it proves an excellent addition to the x-Ray too. I like the organization the 2 share together. Just like you'd expect from Kifaru. Zippers alone make it a better than the badlands. Well done again kifaru!
From Anonymous of Tokyo on 7/13/2015.
Perfect daypack; I was looking for a substitute to my Canadian military daypack and this fit the bill quite well. In comparison, the size is a bit smaller, but extensions can easily be added if required. Craftsmanship looks and feels pristine. Very comfortable and versatile.
From Anonymous of Singapore, Singapore on 6/29/2015.
The bag has surpassed my expectations for an EDC bag. The quality is top notch! Keep up the good work!
One pack to rule them all
From Sam of Houston, Texas on 6/19/2015.
I've had this pack for quite a while now, about 3 months to be precise. I've bought my fair share of packs in the hopes of finding the perfect one. Whether or not this one will survive the test of time has yet to be found. However, my feelings so far are quite optimistic. I've used this pack extensively to haul all sorts of EDC items, and even school items as well. I've yet to find any assortment of items this pack could not carry, which is a major plus. Amongst other things, the design of this pack has never made it so i have to take something out before i have access to something else lying further into the pack. Now is that to say that this pack is perfect? No, its not. It did come with it's fair share of shortcomings upon opening the box. However, all of these shortcomings have been remedied with my own ingenuity. In congruence, the overall versatility of this pack is immaculate, and i have found no shortcomings that i could not overcome based on limitations from the design. So, in a long story short, this pack can just about do it all as long as you have realistic expectations. Will a 30 litr pack suffice for a 3-day outing? No, and even with modular expansion it's barely pushing 2. But it's not designed for that purpose. However, you do have an extremely versatile pack that can fit any medly of items given they fit the spacial parameters. And not only can the pack fit them, it can organize and give you amazing access to those items without having to remove other items in the pack. What this does is create possibly the greatest day pack ever invented. With the addition of the amazing suspension and Omni belt, you have amazing comfort that can support the heft of the durable materials used to craft the pack. Now, adjusting this pack to fit your needs will take a bit of time. Even i am not sure if i have fully optimized it to its maximum potential. But, so far it has done so better than any pack I have ever had, which really says something. Long story short, I'd highly recommend this product to anyone who is unsure whether or not this pack will fit their needs and wants. It is a premium product, and i understand you will be shelling out a huge amount of money. I paid 467.00, and had to wait a month. Making 8 bucks an hour washing dishes 8 hours a day, that's huge money for me. But with this great pack sitting next to me as I type this review, I'd do it all over again, because this pack is worth every blood and sweat earned penny. I hope this detailed review has helped anyone on the fence about this product, and i hope that if you decide to purchase this pack, that it will continue to fit your needs for years to come. -Sam
Best Tactical pack
From Anonymous of San Diego, California on 5/24/2015.
This is an awesome pack. I am in law enforcement and I have been searching for the perfect park for my needs. I have a mystery ranch 3DAP, a Arcteryx Khard 30, and while they are great packs they didn't quite meet my needs. The Kifaru X-Ray did. It is versatile enough to be an EDC with an organizer pocket and rugged enough to dump my laptop, PT gear and such and put in tactical gear I need to deploy from an aircraft. The frame is fantastic and supports all the loads I have used. For my use, the admin pocket was a must but the options for modularity make this pack absolutely perfect for variety of uses that I have. I was a bit concerned that I was buying another pack that was close but not quite filling my needs. I am so glad that I invested in this pack.
From Anonymous of Davis, California on 4/21/2015.
It's a nice backpack, better than my Mystery Ranch 3 Day Assault with no BVS. I like it very much
awesome xray baga
From addison t of Xenia, Ohio on 4/11/2015.
Great bag. Beautifully constructed. It is way more detailed than I need.
Daypack on steriods
From Trekker of Olathe, Kansas on 1/25/2015.
Picked up this pack for use with K9 Search and Rescue team. SARTECH recommends a 1800ci pack, and the X-Ray fits the bill perfectly. Super comfortable hiking. The pack is nimble and doesn't throw you off balance when you are breaking brush. It is capable of supporting much more weight than you can actually fit in there. I ended up removing the compression straps since they got in the way of the organizer pouch on the outside. I will probably replace the compression straps with K-clips
Best pack ever...for it's size
From Patrick of Accord, New York on 12/8/2014.
Superb. I looked around for a long time trying to find a badass backpack for hunting, but also perhaps hiking/camping up to 2 days or a bit longer. I wanted something made in USA as well. Perfect size, not too big, not too small...but totally expandable with additional add on pouches. Plus I can always add a waist belt. I took out the stays, and moved up the bottom position points for the shoulder straps. This was covered in the Kifaru forum to get the best fit when not using the waist belt... AWESOME. Get over the price. I'm going to have this thing for years... and at worst, it can always be repaired. So glad I found this company. Well thought out products from people who clearly use them.
Kifaru Perfection, As Usual
From Jim of Baltimore, Maryland on 10/27/2014.
Once again this product meets and exceeds all expectations for quality, usability and general invulnerability. Perfect for a 3 day trip to just about anywhere. Also fits under an airplane seat if you don't stuff it too much.
jack of all trades
From AlecGold of Netherlands, Netherlands on 10/10/2014.
I like this bag a lot, it's been used for long days out, with extra pockets and pods, you can extend it easily to a 48h bag. After a month of use, it's become a routine to pack the bag, no big (or small) annoyances. Bag is made very nice, sturdy and it feels like it will last 10 years like my last bag.
From Anonymous of Ottumwa, Iowa on 10/5/2014.
The X-ray is almost the perfect EDC/Daypack. The design allows it to cinch down for a light load and can still carry a full load of gear with it's great frame. The only two negatives I have with my Typhon is it needs Murdock webbing instead of the Texcel and the 500d Organizer needs upgraded to 1000d with malice clips. The 4 point system is not very secure on a pack that isn't full
From Richard Ross of Buckley, Washington on 8/11/2014.
Outstanding pack. Perfect size for short duration trips, not too small, not too big.Only draw back in my opinion is that it should come with a belt standard issue... but I see a lot of people don't use it with a belt, so to each his own, I ordered one after the fact. Also, pictures are misleading regarding the top pocket... it is smaller than the pictures look.All in all fantastic pack, love it.
Excellent quality and craftsmanship
From Anonymous of Oxford, Connecticut on 8/9/2014.
I was reluctant to buy Kifaru after seeing the price, but decided to bite the bullet this summer for a hunting/outdoors bag. When I got the pack I was very impressed with the quality and ruggedness. There are a bunch of pockets inside and out. Each one is easily accessible and appropriately located. The overall size is about a normal backpack size, but the layout and access makes it far superior to a regular backpack. Also the ability to attach more pockets and storage options make it versatile and mission adaptable. Overall, this will be the last bag I ever need. It ought to last me forever, even breaking brush while hunting. I'm glad I spent the extra money up front for a quality, American made bag.
AWSOME EDC pack
From Anonymous of Fort Worth, Texas on 7/21/2014.
I bought a second pack for my wife. She complained about the price of my pack but after she had used my MultiCam XRAY a couple of times she wanted one. So I bought her own all MultiCam webbing XRAY. She loves it
From MC2 Oliver of Fort Meade, Maryland on 7/17/2014.
This was my first Kifaru Inc. purchase (highlander camo with waist strap) I can't say enough good things, I love this pack! The internal back slot fit my 15 inch MacBook pro and the internal removable pocket fits the charger! Score high points already! I can also load up some DSLR camera equipment and the top pockets goes my keys and wallet. I use the outside buckles to hold my windbreaker. I absolutely love this pack! I have a small frame and this fits me awesome. Also, most TSA agents don't like internal frame packs. With X-Ray I can easily slide the stays out and put them in my check luggage and continue on my way. I'm looking at getting the external pocket next for my next adventure.
From Lars B of Gothenburg, Sweden on 5/26/2014.
I bought my X-Ray late 2007 and used it when hiking. I did this a couple of times per week until I started studying. During the last three years I've been using it almost everyday when going to and from school, carrying 10 kg or more most of the time (those math and physics books are murder). A friend from school also owns an X-Ray and has been using it the same way for five years during his bachelor and masters programs. Both of our packs are still in almost perfect condition.I actually tried using an expensive "extra rugged, water proof" messenger bag but the shoulder strap couldn't take the load and the zipper broke after a month. Girlfriend's backpack also has trouble handling all the heavy books and is starting to look rather ragged after a year of use. Lesson learned: If you use it a lot, buy Kifaru!
From Anonymous of Lethbridge, Alberta on 9/15/2013.
I use this pack for day hikes and for scrambling. The zip pocket on the top is great for placing your first aid kit for easy access in an emergency. The pockets on the inside allow you to easily separate small items for easy access. The pack is just big enough that you can easily carry a few liters of water and emergency gear for a comfortable overnight if need be. It is also small enough to allow you to be nimble when walking through trees or scrambling over large boulders.
Awesome EDC Pack
From Tom Terry of Vacaville, California on 7/5/2013.
I have two X-Rays, one is my main EDC Level 2 Kit and the other pack is set up for SAR missions.This pack will handle any situation you can throw at it, with the ample molle webbing, you can customize your pack to fit your needs easily and quickly!Add in the belt, the pack is very comfortable for long hikes with a heavy load!
3/5/2016 – Good day,First a thank you for the E&E. It is a great back pouch for chest rig days and will be my sons backpack when . . .
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi Sharon,Since the X-ray is not a very tall pack, the small side pockets work best. Also our water bottle pockets mount pretty nicely on the side.
1/12/2016 – Can this be strapped onto a duplex frame to go with a cargo panel almost like a large pocket? it would be nice to be able . . .
Response From Kifaru Intl.: Hi Josh,Yes, you can mount the X-Ray pack to our frames. You will want to replace the horizontal compression straps with our K-Clip compression kit straps so that you can mount the bag to the frame.
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