The 2017 KUIU packs have been updated and improved...

The 2017 KUIU packs have been updated and improved for better fit, function, and performance.  Both the ICON Pro and ULTRA packs now are available in three frame sizes: Regular (22”), Tall (24”) and Extra Tall (26”). All frames are made with KUIU’s revolutionary spread tow carbon fiber, providing maximum strength at minimal weight.

Also new for 2017 is the side-release buckle attachment system for pack bags.  The side-release buckles make changing bags and engaging the load sling easier and reduces the chances of incorrect bag-to-frame assembly.


All new bags have permanent compression straps with dedicated webbing loops for the bottom of the bags, zippered hydration access ports, and improved fabric patterning on shoulder straps for added comfort.


Hook and loop closure retainers have been replaced with plastic webbing at key locations on the suspension, improving function.  Hydration clips have been updated, making them easier to move and customize, and hip belt pouches are larger, with altered zipper placement resulting in easier one-handed use.

Updates on the ICON Pro 5200 and 7200 include four sliders on the main horseshoe zipper for easier access and function, and retracting hydration clip.  The ICON Pro 1850 is wider and slightly deeper for overall improved shape and use.

For the ULTRA packs, the 2017 line has added power pulls and larger buckles on the hip belt.  Lower internal webbing loops allow full connection of the pack accessories pouch or large zip dry bags on the pack panel.  The ULTRA 6000 has an improved shape and updated lid clips for better compression when the pack is used without the lid.



The 2017 models are compatible with all previous ICON Pro or ULTRA pack bags and suspension sets; however, a Buckle Adapter Kit is necessary. We will provide the Adapter Kits free of charge as needed; please call customer service at (855) 367-5848 to request a Kit.

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  1. Bendrix Bailey Reply

    It is great to see ongoing incremental improvements in already great products. AND, thanks for providing me with upgraded straps for free. That’s customer loyalty!

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