I just returned from Asia working on product development and meeting with suppliers. I feel very fortunate, KUIU’s packs are being developed by the leading Outdoor technical pack manufacturer. They have a very advanced development team that uses cutting edge technologies and manufacturing techniques.
I spent most of the week working through the foundation of two new pack designs. As I ramp up development I wanted to share my vision and get your feedback.
Pack 1: A versatile day pack for mountain hunting, with an internal frame stiff enough to carry a heavy load but comfortable to hunt in all day. It must have the flexibility to expand large enough to pack a quarter, but cinch down to a low profile for when you are doing a half-day hunt from the truck. Organization is a must for the small gear and optics.
Pack 2: An internal frame expedition pack designed for sheep hunting. Built with a solid frame platform and a lot of thought behind the design and pocket configuration for hunting. The Outdoor brand packs I have used in the past are not designed well for the hunter.
My goals for these packs:
-Light weight but still having a solid frame structure for support to comfortably haul heavy loads
-Well thought out design
-Quick access to Spotting Scope & Tri-pod
-Good Lashing Points
-The ability to pack meat close to the frame
Packs, like camo, everyone has their opinions and personal preferences. As I begin to layout the specifics with the development team please give me your input on what you like and dislike of the current pack your using.
-What you would change?
-What is missing?
-Other design features you would add?
Please be as specific as possible, your input will go into these packs. Thank you in advance for taking the time to help.