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This turns a frame into a load hauler, with the flexibility…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $140

Summary

This turns a frame into a load hauler, with the flexibility to hold things that would never fit in a pack bag. My personal experience is that it has allowed carrying a cased chainsaw, my disassembled pulk, firewood, a 65-liter dry bag with additional camping gear for my kids.

Pros

  • The ability to carry and secure items that wouldn't fit in a pack bag
  • The ability to compress and stabilize awkward loads
  • The ability to cushion, separate, and organize loads inside packs
  • The ability to attach pockets to further enhance organization
  • The ability to convert a pack or frame into a chair

Cons

  • None

I've owned a Kifaru Cargo Panel for approximately 3 years, and use it primarily with a 26" duplex frame, but have also used it inside a Kifaru Marauder. My use has included combining it with multiple other bags, including a 65 liter SealLine dry bag, Kifaru pods, and carrying large items such as a cased chainsaw, a climbing tree stand, firewood, a rescue sled, and a sand filled 4" PVC frame for training.

The Cargo Panel has a multitude of attachment points for nylon webbing with ITW buckles, using the "common loops" mounted to it, as well as the PALS webbing. These attachment points allow the compression to be customized for every load. The abundance of attachment points also allow attachment of pockets using PALS webbing.

The Cargo Panel is built of 1000D Cordura with an overlay of 1" nylon webbing PALS grid and it includes removable lash straps with field expedient ITW buckles that can be attached as needed to attach to the host pack.  

Here's where to find it:

https://store.kifaru.net/cargo-panel-p25.aspx

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Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for the review, Robert. It sounds like you've hauled a lot of cargo with this pack setup.


2 years ago

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