Kifaru suspension systems

Jager

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I am currently looking into buying a Kifaru pack and considering the Pointman with the Wraptech suspension.

My question is, is the Duplex system any different to carry with its sheet style setup or is there very little difference?

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They do feel very different on your back. Duplex is stiff "external frame" and Wraptech feels more part of your body. Duplex can carry more comfortably but is a bit heavier. WrapTech packs will tend to "Barrell" when fully loaded. The WrapTech suspension is in my opinion the absolute most comfortable suspension of them all. That said I sold my T3 (wrapTech) and purchased a DT3 (Duplex) for more versatility. I did put the WrapTech Lumbar Pad in the Duplex belt for greater comfort.
 

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The Pointman and Late Season are the same basic pack, but the Pointman is heavier. So if weight is a concern, that is something you should take a look at.

Hammer pretty much nailed everything else.
 
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Thanks for the info Hammer and Aaron. The reason I considered the Pointman over the Late Season is the fact of all the PALS available on the former.

My other option is the AG1 bag, with the standard Duplex.

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Remember that The Late Season has been redesigned (Late Season Legacy 3400cui). It has some Pals on each lower side to attach any of the belt pouches and has had some loops added for pods or more pockets. I think the biggest bonus of the two is that the Late season can now be ordered with 24" stays. That alone would make my decision very easy. Both great packs but The Late Season has gone to a whole new level.

Like I stated above I reciently went with the Duplex system for versatility. I am a huge fan of the Timberline packs because of the pockets and ability to organize everything. Now if needed, I can just order a different Timberline bag, Longhunter, or just use some pockets and pods on the frame. Tons of versatility. Best of luck with your choice.
 
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I have a late season. It's a great pack. I prefer it over the pointman for weight like Aron mentioned. The duplex is a whole different animal.
 
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