T1 question

klxracer92

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I've had my pack for a couple of days now. I bought the T1 with longhunter lid off of kifaru's forum. This thing is a beast!! I don't know how tall the guy was but I know that it was set up for his 35 waist and it has 26in stays. I have about a 33 waist and I am 5'9". I adjusted the shoulder straps but I am pretty sure that it is as far down as it will go.... I am pretty sure that the waist belt is to big for me, I am able to get the waist belt all the way to the buckles. Its fairly tight but I am wondering if this would be a problem in the field? I hope this makes sense, any advice? I might have to try and get and a smaller waist belt and 24in stays..
Thanks. I am new to backpacking world and this is by far the best website I have come across.
 

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Yes, the belt will be a problem with heavy loads. You don't need 24 inch stays. Call kifaru and see if they will swap you belts, or sell yours and buy a more appropriate size. There is a youtube video on how to adjust a kifaru pack to fit you. I suggest you watch it as there are guys shorter than you that have their T1 fitting with the shoulders straps. So you might be doing something wrong there.
 
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Yes, the belt will be a problem with heavy loads. You don't need 24 inch stays. Call kifaru and see if they will swap you belts, or sell yours and buy a more appropriate size. There is a youtube video on how to adjust a kifaru pack to fit you. I suggest you watch it as there are guys shorter than you that have their T1 fitting with the shoulders straps. So you might be doing something wrong there.

Ya I have watched the videos. I will give them a call. Thanks.
 

luke moffat

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Yep if you can get the buckles nearly touching without any weight in it...once you get a heavy load you'll have wished you swapped out the waistbelt for the small size...
 
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Yep if you can get the buckles nearly touching without any weight in it...once you get a heavy load you'll have wished you swapped out the waistbelt for the small size...

I tried it on with 30lbs. I will definitely need a smaller waist belt. Thanks for the feedback...
 

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I am short. That T1 will fit you and I would keep the 26" stays. Just adjust exactly as the video says.
 

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also plan to lose a few pounds and maybe some waist size while youre on a weeklong hunt, while sizing your waistbelt. i dont know many people that dont lose at least a few pounds out there
 
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also plan to lose a few pounds and maybe some waist size while youre on a weeklong hunt, while sizing your waistbelt. i dont know many people that dont lose at least a few pounds out there

Thanks, ya I know. I plan on losing a few pounds before my first trip as well. I talked to Angie a little while ago and ordered a small belt. Thanks for the feedback.
 
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