Originally Posted by wyo7
I've just received a Kuiu Icon 6000 backpack and was wondering if anyone else is using one? If so how does it compare to other frame packs under a heavy load. I'm fixing to use it in a week on a pack in archery elk hunt in Wyoming. So in a couple weeks I'll have some feedback too. All I can say for now is it looks very well built & ridiculously light. Can't wait to load her down with elk quarters for a true test.
Icon 6000 (Bag Only) -- KUIU Online Store
I too have follwed the development of KUIU with interest. Those packs are intriguing.. I have heard though that the straps are hard to keep tight when wet. If you think your are going to get rain on your hunt I'd soak the pack and then load it up with some "dummy" weight and jump around / walk around the block or something just to test out that report. Be a bummer to have a heavy load on wet terrain and be unable to keep your pack tight to your back. ??? I'm sure KUIU would stand behind it, but be a real bummer to find that out in the field rather than at home or on a practice hike....
I have a few pieces of KUIU stuff and it works great. Good prices for what you get too.