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Kifaru Koala

3/19/10 - The Kifaru Koala is a modular, multi-functional pouch/bag that can be worn in multiple configurations to suit a variety of needs. It also incorporates a hidden handgun panel that keeps your handgun safe and protected until needed; where it can be accessed in an instant.

Background - The Koala was officially rolled out earlier this year at the 2010 SHOT show, after about a month of 'teasing' on the Kifaru message board. From Mel's post on the board, " The idea or concept for the Koala, actually came from our message board member Evanhill. He envisioned a pouch carried on the chest that you could easily and quickly access a handgun from. He sent Patrick a pouch he had sewn up that he was using, so we could take a look at it, and decide if it was something we wanted to pursue. We thought the concept definately had merit, so we started working on the first prototype for testing. It wasn't long into the development stage that we realized this bag could have multiple uses. After many prototypes, and getting all the bugs ironed out, we finally had our Koala!"

Overall Specs - The Koala is based on the Malice Claymore G2, and has an internal capacity of 800 c.i., and weighs 1lb, 13 oz. Construction is 1000D Cordura, the same as all the other Kifaru packs, and available in the standard Kifaru colours - Coyote Brown (shown here), Olive Drab, Black, Foliage Green, Crye MultiCam and UCP/ACU. The approximate stuffed-out dimensions are as follows: height 8", width 12", depth 4" to 5". Note that the Koala system shown here is a pre-production sample, hence it's finished a bit 'rougher' than the production one.

The Koala is sold by itself as a pouch - the different carry options and accessories are sold separately.

External details - A web carry handle is sewn to the top of the Koala. On either side of the carry handle is a rip tab (more on those later). The front panel of the Koala has three rows and eight columns of PALS webbing. On the outside of the front panel is a zippered flat pocket. On the rear panel are five rows and eight columns of webbing for attaching the Koala to any molle platform using malice clips (another pack or a plate carrier).

The Koala has two vertical compression straps which are removable. They attach via the common loops at the bottom. You can either attach them to the front or rear common loops, depending on the length needed (as shown below). At the top, the compression straps attach to two tab loops using split bar buckles. The compression straps are long enough to carry a small compression sack or rolled up jacket beneath the Koala.

There are different attachment points for the different carry options that the Koala offers, located mostly on the rear panel. At the sides are four tab loops, each with a common loop sewn on (the ladder locks shown installed in the photos come with the waist belt and are removable - I just forgot to remove them for the photos). At the top are 1" and 1.5" tab loops for attaching split bar buckles.

Koala (without comression straps)

Zippered flat pocket

Rear webbing

Compression straps

Front and rear common loop attachment


Internal features and the Handgun compartment - The Koala's name comes from its padded, hidden handgun panel, located at the rear of the pouch. Like a marsupial mother that keeps its young safe and sound in its pouch, the Koala protects and carries a handgun in the padded compartment. At the rear of the Koala are double two-way zippers. In other words, there are four zipper pulls. The zipper itself wraps around and allows the rear panel to be opened up completely.

Two zipper pulls on each side are lined up with the tab loops located on the top of the Koala at each corner (the ones which the shoulder strap or top supports are attached to). When a rip tab is pulled out and down (opposite where the Koala is supported at the corners), the two zipper pulls that are lined up with it separate and start moving in opposite directions, opening the compartment - you do not have to use the zipper pulls to open it. One zipper pull goes down towards the bottom of the pouch; the other moves across the top, stopping where it meets the other two zipper pulls at the opposite corner. These pulls act as 'stops', preventing further opening of the compartment. Access to the handgun compartment is a one-handed, extremely quick movement, and is fully ambidextrous.

Inside the handgun compartment, there is a shallow slot pocket for airline tickets, or long flat items. The back face of the panel is lined with loop velcro to which the handgun holster and magazine holsters can be attached. These are sold separately. The handgun holster is adjustable for different size handguns, while the magazine holsters have two elastic loops.

The handgun compartment can also accommodate a 10" netbook computer.

Front panel compartment - The front panel of the Koala opens out almost all the way, and has two large slot pockets on the rear face, and a larger slot pocket with velcro closure on the front face behind a zippered mesh compartment. The panel doesn't open out all the way, so it's not going to flop down and spill the contents. A removable chamber pocket is attached at the top of the front face by bar sliders and common loops. There are also dummy cord loops inside the compartment for dummy cording loose items.


Handgun panel

Pistol and mag holsters

Panel open flat

Front panel organization

Chamber pocket flipped out


Carrying/wearing Options

Shoulder Carry - Kifaru's contoured/padded sling and shoulder sling will work with the Koala. The contoured/padded sling features a non-slip surface and is curved and padded for comfort. If the Koala is to be used as a shoulder bag, the contoured/padded sling is the best option. The shoulder sling is a simple, padded sling that should be used in conjunction with the Omni/Lumbar waistbelt. Worn over the shoulder, the Koala can be quickly brought around to the front and the handgun compartment accessed instantly. The shoulder carry option is the least likely to attact attention around town, as it looks like just another shoulder bag. This is the option I use most often.


Contoured/padded shoulder sling

Shoulder sling

Shoulder carry

Back view

Handgun compartment access


Waist Carry - The new Omni/Lumbar waistbelt was developed for the Koala. It is almost identical to the Omni belt, but attaches via malice clips to the Koala. It is not currently compatible with other Kifaru packs. The Omni/Lumbar waist belt is attached to the rear panel of the Koala with two 6-inch malice clips. The Omni/Lumbar belt has 1" delta straps sewn to it, and comes with split bar ladder lock buckles that install on the tab loops on the Koala. The upper and lower delta straps serve to 'suck' the pack into the small of the back and stabilize it.

The Koala can be worn on the waist using the Omni/Lumbar belt only as a fanny pack with lighter loads, or in conjunction with the shoulder sling for more support. I like using the shoulder sling as I don't have to tighten up the belt as much, and the Koala can be easily rotated around to the front for access to its contents.


Omni Lumbar Waistbelt

Malice clip attachment

Waistbelt attached

Shoulder sling attached


Backpack Carry - For carry as a backpack, the Koala Shoulder Strap kit is offered. This consists of padded/contoured shoulder straps and a 1" waist belt with a dual-adjust buckle. The rear ends of the shoulder straps attach to the 1" tab loops at the top corners of the Koala with quick-release split bar buckles. The front ends of the shoulder straps have a metal bar slider on the end, which attach to the top side common loops on the Koala. The waist belt then attaches to the bottom side common loops.

The Koala is shown here worn low on my back, but the straps can be shortened for a high carry.


Koala shoulder straps and waist strap


Front Carry - The Koala X-Harness and Waist strap are used for front (chest/belly) carry of the Koala. This is the carrying option used when the Koala is worn in conjunction with a pack, as well. The X-Harness is made up of 1.5" wide webbing, joined together in the back by a metal slider, which can be adjusted to move the 'X' up or down where the webbing crosses in the back. The ends of the straps neck down to 1", with metal bar sliders attached to the ends. The metal bar sliders are attached to the upper side common loops on the Koala. At the front, the straps go into 1.5" slotted side-release buckles, which install on the 1.5" tab loops at the top of the Koala. The strap length adjustment is made with these buckles. The waist strap installs on the lower side common loops.

Worn on the chest, the Koala can serve as a chest rig, and carry mags, admin stuff, ammunition etc. Additional magazine pouches can be attached to the front panel of the Koala. It can also serve as a camera bag with extra lens, and kept on the chest for quick access.


X-harness and waist strap

X-harness attached


Front Carry with pack using Lift Kit - The Lift-Kit is used when wearing the Koala with the X-Harness as a chest pouch in conjunction with a pack. The Lift-Kit strap has a common loop which attaches to a Kifaru pack's lifter straps (or any pack with 1" lifter straps). The quick-attach buckle at the other end is attached to the Koala's 1" tab loop at the top. When wearing the pack with the Koala, the Lift-Kit straps are pulled and the Koala's weight is taken off your chest and shoulders and transferred to the pack's stays (as long as they're tall enough), and then to the waist. Since the Koala is worn under the pack shoulder straps, the pack can be dropped/removed quickly just by unclicking the two lift kit SR buckles if they're attached. Note that you do NOT have to use a Lift Kit when wearing the Koala with a pack - only if you want to offload it.

Now, whether the pack has stays long enough to provide shoulder lift or not, it's worth using the lift kit. Even if the pack is shorter and the weight isn't transferred to a waist belt, using the lift kit also serves to transfer the weight to the pack's shoulder straps and also to help distribute the weight between the front and back better.

The great thing about wearing it with a pack is that you have access to items like snacks, a camera, binoculars, water etc right in front of you without having to take your pack off.


Lift Kit

Worn with Express


My Lift Kit Mod - Well, not a modification, really. I wanted to find a good way to use the Lift Kit on a pack that does not have lifter straps; like the XRay. All you need are two extra male SR buckles, and two of the new ITW Quick-Attach Surface Mount female buckles (GT_QASM_810-1076) shown below. These can be attached to any surface or pack strap that has 1" webbing on it. Most pack straps have 1" webbing on top, so it can be attached where the 1" webbing is sewn to the strap so it doesn't slide down. I assembled the Lift Kit strap as shown below, and clicked the male end into the QASM buckle attached to my XRay strap. The strap is 'upside down' from its normal orientation, and to lift the Koala you pull down on the end of the strap. Contact an ITW dealer for the QASM buckle, or bug Kifaru to start carrying them. I think that they have a great many uses.


Lift Kit strap with extra hardware


Koala with XRay


Lock n Load #11- The Lock ' Load pocket #11 is the perfect size for the Koala but fits on any other pack with PALS webbing. On the rear of the pocket are four metal 3-bars. The 3-bar is threaded through a loop of PALS and the pocket is locked into place. The #11 has a top-opening zipper and two webbing channels for compression straps in the front. It's made of 1000D cordura to match the Koala. Dimensions of the #11 are 11" x 7" x 3".




Partially attached to Koala

With compression straps


The Koala's size makes it a great grab-n-go bag for daily use and short errands, when a larger bag isn't needed. The internal compartments/organization make for a very practical and functional layout for most small-medium items. For everyday use around town in an urban area, I've found the shoulder carry option to be the most practical. A waist strap can be added if you want to prevent the Koala from swinging around (as when riding a bike or motorcycle).

On the trail, the Koala provides the hiker quick access to a handgun in a more discreet manner than wearing a holster, especially when wearing a pack. Its layout also makes it perfect for fishermen, photographers, etc who want convenient access to items right in front of them. The only issue I've had with it is that it caught my wife's eye and she's now using it to carry her netbook. I'll steal it back from her some day.

Kifaru XRay Pack


11/1/07 - As Kifaru closes the gaps and fills the niches between their first packs, the EMR and Scout, customers still ask Kifaru to fill the spaces between the newer offerings. One of these perceived voids was the EDC (Every Day Carry)/Day Pack size. While the Marauder and Express aren't very large packs in the general sense, some find that their capacity is more than is needed for every day, general use. Always keeping their ear to customer and market needs, Kifaru has responded.

The XRay is Kifaru's newest pack (at the time of this writing), and is sized to be versatile enough to function as an EDC pack for every day use, or an assault or 2-day pack with the addition of external pockets for added capacity.

Overall Specs - The XRay has an internal capacity of 1800 c.i., and weighs 4lbs, 2 oz. Construction is 1000D Cordura, the same as all the other Kifaru packs, and available in the standard Kifaru colours. The XRay is wider at the bottom than at the top, and approximated stuffed-out dimensions are as follows: max height 20", max width (at bottom) 15", depth (halfway down) 10". Width at the top is 11".

External details - Until now, all of Kifaru's packs have been either top loaders, or panel loaders. The XRay is the first Kifaru pack to be a hybrid top loader/panel loader, and offer both means of access.

The front panel of the XRay has five rows and six columns of PALS webbing. On each side of the pack are six rows and five columns of PALS. The two compression straps are removable, and have dual-adjust SR buckles that meet in the center of the pack, so that you only have to unclick those two buckles for access to the front panel. They're not sewn to the pack, but are attached with Kifaru's metal slider and common loop method. If not needed, they can be easily removed and stored inside the pack. Kifaru Dock 'n' Lock Long Pockets fit perfectly on each side of the XRay, using the rows of PALS immediately above and below the compression straps.

Long pockets on each side of the XRay

At the bottom are four more tab loops for attaching a pod or Dock 'n' Lock pocket. Again, the Long Pocket will fit under the XRay nicely. The two bottom compression/lashing straps are also completely removable and stored inside the pack; the SR buckle is an ITW Field Expedient slotted buckle and can be removed from its tab loop. The two common loops in the middle of the bottom are cargo chair attach points.

The XRay comes standard without a waist belt as some might prefer to take out the aluminum stays and use it without a suspension system. The XRay takes Kifaru Omni belts, which come in four versions - Plain or with PALS and Powerpull, padded and unpadded. I've always opted for the Omni belt with PALS as I usually mount small pockets on the belt. The Omni belt attaches and removes within seconds (see my Zulu and Express pages for more photos of the Omni belt system).


Side and front views

Back view

Omni belt removed

Removable bottom compression/lashing straps

Long Pocket docked on the bottom

The shoulder straps attach points are adjustable at the top to accommodate different torso lengths, and the entire shoulder strap is also removable. The XRay utilizes ladder locks instead of quick-release buckles for adjustment at the bottom of the shoulder pad. Those familiar with Kifaru packs might notice that the XRay does not have shoulder lifter straps. This is because it's shorter torso length and 17" stays are not long enough to extend higher than most shoulders, and lifter straps would be of no use. There's a web grab loop/carry handle at the top of the pack where the shoulder strap are attached at the top.

On the top lid of the XRay is the top lid pocket. This measures 8" x 5.5" and tapers in depth from 1.5" at the back to 1" in front. It'll accommodate thicker items when stuffed out though. It's a convenient place to store frequently accessed items like keys, phones, snacks etc. It's the most-used pocket on the XRay for me. A 4" x 4" patch of velcro is sewn on top of the pocket for ID/patches. There are four tab loops near each corner of the pocket, on the lid, either for attaching a small pod on top of the pack or as the cargo chair vertical strap attach points. The double triangle loops at the side of the pack near the back just below the lid are the side cargo chair attach points.

Internal features - The top lid is zippered, and has a mesh pocket just under it, with a zippered opening in the middle. The opening is 11" across and the mesh pocket is about 6.5" at its widest point. Right below the lid is the familiar Kifaru chamber pocket, hanging from two common loops. The opening to the hydration pocket is behind the chamber pocket. The hydration pocket will accommodate most bladders - I've illustrated it below with a 100oz reservoir in it. The hose port is at the top of the pack between the common loops and protected by a piece of hypalon on the outside.

Inside the hydration pocket are the aluminum stay pockets. These are have velcro-closed flaps and the 17" stays are instantly removable.

Front Panel - The front panel measures about 12" high x 11" wide, and allows easy access to the middle and bottom areas of the XRay. The panel has a full sized zippered pocket inside, and four rows and six columns of PALS webbing for attaching internal pouches. The three common loops inside the top of the panel are for dummy cording items or attaching chamber pockets or PullOuts.

Inside the bottom of the XRay are four common loops for lashing or dock 'n' locking a pocket at the bottom of the pack. There are tab loops inside that serve as the attach points for a Kifaru Radio Pouch as well.


Top lid pocket

Mesh pocket inside lid

Chamber pocket

Hydration pocket

100 oz bladder in hydration pocket

Front panel

Common loops inside bottom of pack


While the XRay is the smallest of Kifaru's packs, it's not a small pack, and can carry more than most book bags. It'll swallow a couple of thick 3-ring binders, books, etc. With the Omni suspension system (the optional Omni waist belt is needed to take full advantage of this), it can definitely carry more weight comfortably than a pack of the same size without a suspension. Some may question the need for a suspension system in a small pack like the XRay, but there are times when smaller but dense/heavy items might be carried, (like ammunition). Put a case of ammo in the XRay and another non-suspension pack, and the difference will be appreciated. For those who don't plan to use the XRay for haul heavy loads, it works very well as a 'normal' shoulder-supported pack. The aluminum stays can be removed if desired, but I like to leave them in even when the waist belt isn't used because they add rigidity to the pack, they're lightweight enough not to notice, and the pack matches the contour to your back better than if they weren't installed. Mel Terkla, the Kifaru Military specialist, said that he's been using his XRay without the waist belt on his motorcycle rides, where a waist belt can get in the way of a bent-over riding position. Even without it, the XRay feels solid on the back with no shifting around. I verified this myself while using the XRay when riding my motorcycle to and from work.

In the photo below on the right, I was able to fit a Kifaru Woobie, a Kifaru Regulator Sleeping Bag System consisting of a 40° Base bag and 20° MOB, and the Omni Waist belt inside the XRay. The Regulator components were in their compression sacks. Not much room for anything else of course, but just an illustration of what might fit inside the XRay. It's also a testament to the compactness of the Regulator Sleep System. Whether the XRay is a 1 or 2-day pack depends on the weather and what you're carrying. I can definitely see using it as an overnight pack in warmer weather with a sleeping bag, supplies and light clothing. It'll also fit into an aircraft overhead bin; I didn't try it under the seat.


Woobie, 40° base bag and 20° MOB


The XRay shown above is in Kifaru's Foliage Green, which is a very attractive grey-green colour. It's quite a neutral colour, and isn't readily identified as 'military' except to those who are tuned in to such things (like most of you reading this). It's shown above with the PCU L5 'Alpha Green' jacket.

With the XRay, Kifaru has closed another gap in their product line to satisfy the wishes of their customers, and added yet another choice to their ever-growing menu of goodies.

Kifaru Organizer and Mini-Long Pockets

3/11/08 - Here are some of Kifaru's newer pocket offerings.

Organizer Pocket - Kifaru's Organizer Pocket was designed specifically for mounting on the outside of a pack, adding storage and organization, and quick retrieval of small items that might get lost inside a larger compartment. It measures 9" wide, 7.5" tall and 1.5" deep, and weighs 9.25 oz. It's not meant to be used as an 'admin' pouch on a vest or chest rig - it's too large. It requires six columns of PALS webbing for optimal mounting using two long Malice clips. Two tab loops on the top of the back allow attachment of a strap or shoulder sling for stand-alone use. The Organizer is constructed out of 1000D cordura on hte outside and the internal pockets are 420D.

The Organizer has a 9" x 7" external zippered pocket, and a 4" x 2" velcro patch on the outside. The wrap around zipper opens the pouch on the top and both sides, but does not extend all the way to the bottom of the pouch. This prevents the pouch from opening out flat, and from letting items fall out. As you can see from the photos below, you still have unlimited access to the items inside.

Inside the front panel (the one that flips open) is a full-width internal slot pocket with a mesh pocket on the outside. On the back panel (which mounts against the pack) are two slot pockets, 5" tall. Perfectly sized for a PDA, Kifaru's little notebook, compasses, sunglass case, GPS units etc. Sewn to the outside is a 1.5" elastic which forms loops. There are four pen loops near the middle, a large loop on the right side and two smaller ones on the left.

At the top of each panel is a hang/dummy cording loop. Even though the Organizer is 1.5" deep, it expands to accomodate bulkier items.


Organizer and M4 mag for scale

Rear of Organizer


Loaded up


Mini Long Pocket - For those who don't need the capacity of Kifaru's standard Long pockets, their Mini Long Pocket might fit the bill. The Mini Long pocket measures 11" x 5" x 2.5", and is suited for mounting wherever you have 3 columns x 5 rows of PALS webbing available. The Mini Long attaches via four short (3") Malice clips. It does not dock 'n' lock or have quick-detach/attach capability. The Mini Long has dual zipper pulls, and two lash tab inside for dummy cording items.

The Mini Long pockets fit perfectly on the side of the XRay, which isn't as deep as other Kifaru packs. You can also mount two Mini Long pockets side by side on the top lid of an EMR or on the front of the larger packs.


Mini-long pocket and M4 mag

4 Malice clips used for attaching

Mini and standard long pocket


Lock'n Load #10 - Shown below is the new Lock'n Load #10 pocket. The Lock'n Load pockets are lightweight pockets designed to be used internally. For full-time pockets on the inside of a pack, 1000D is overkill, and adds unnecessary weight and bulk. The Lock'n Loads are made of 420D and mesh, and attach to PALS webbing by a very simple metal slider arrangement. Each Lock'n Load has metal sliders attached to it with webbing. You simply thread the slider through a loop of PALS webbing and the pocket is locked in place securely. The slider can be inserted from either the top or bottom of the loop. The Lock'n Loads are available in a variety of configurations, hence the numbering system instead of a descriptive name, and should cover most user's needs for internal storage. They'll work on any pack with internal PALS, not just Kifaru's.

The #10 shown here is a 3D pocket (not flat), and measures 9" x 7" x 1.5". It has a 420D back and mesh front, with a top zipper opening. Coincidentally (or not), it's the perfect fit for the XRay front panel, on which it's attached to below.


#10 Lock n load pocket

Attachment sliders

Inside pocket

Attached to PALS

Inside an XRay panel


Illustrated below is an XRay with all three pockets installed (you just can't see the #10 Lock'n Load). The Organizer on the front panel and a Mini Long pocket on each side. The addition of these pockets really enhance the 'EDC'-ness of the XRay with all the organization they provide. In December, when our son was born, we had the misfortune of having to stay in the hospital for more than a week while he was treated for an infection. The XRay served as my every-day, back and forth pack which held our clothes, supplies, computer, snacks, water bottle - just about anything that would make a 16-hour a day stay in the hospital less of a torture. Not really a 'field test' for the pack, but an 'everyday' use in which it shined.


Organizer and two mini-long pockets on XRay

Kifaru Pods and Grab-it Panel

5/10/08 - Military Pods - Kifaru's Pods have been around a few years, but I never had a set until recently. Have you ever needed to strap a bulky item like a sleeping bag or bulky jacket to the outside of a pack but had difficulty with it slipping out of the straps? Kifaru's Military Pods are the simplest, quickest way of attaching large, bulky gear to the outside of your ruck. Instead of utilizing precious cargo space inside the ruck, gear can be attached to the outside of any ruck with PALS/MOLLE webbing or any of Kifaru's packs (which all come with bottom web loops) utilizing Kifaru's Dock & Lock system.

The Pods are shaped like a fabric 'bucket' with a rectangular bottom with rounded corners. The bottom of the bucket is 1000D cordura while the side is 420D. The top opening has no zipper, but instead has a drawcord cinch closure. A length of 1" webbing is sewn onto the bottom longitudinally, and bartacked every 1.5". Two straps are provided which run through the spaces between the bartacks.

The Pods come in three sizes; small, medium and large. The Small measures 12" x 7" at the bottom with a 9" depth. The Medium measures 15" x 9" and 10" deep. The Large is 18" x 12" and 12" deep. The Small will fit jackets, a summer sleeping bag, parahootch and pole kit etc; the Medium will fit most size sleeping bags, and the Large will hold 2 sleeping bags or the military MSS (Modular Sleep System).


Small, medium and large pods




Small pod stuffed

Bottom view


To use, the items are placed in the pod and the drawstring cinched up tightly, closing the opening. The quick-attach female buckles are attached to the tab loops at the bottom of every Kifaru pack for bottom mounting, or to PALS webbing if mounted on the sides. The four SR buckles attached to the compression/mounting straps are clicked in and the straps tightened, compressing the contents. It's very secure and the contents will not slip out. It's a great improvement over using straps alone to secure an item to a pack. I find the Small and Medium sizes to have the most utility (for me, at least) as the Large size is pretty huge, and I would rarely need to carry as much outside the pack. Balance and load distribution is an important consideration.

Besides bulky items, Pods can be used for items you may not want to carry inside a pack, like wet or muddy items, boots or bloody game. When not in use, the Pod can be left attached and flattened, or folded and stowed inside the pack. The Small Pod (foliage green) is illustrated below mounted to the bottom of an XRay. MultiCam Medium and Large Pods are shown on the ZXR, with the Large mounted at the bottom and the Medium mounted on the back.


Bottom attach points

Small pod on XRay

Medium and Large pods on ZXR


Grab-it Panel - Kifaru's Grab-it Panel is a trapezoidal 'beaver tail' that attaches to the bottom of any Kifaru pack, and provides a means of stashing a jacket or bulky item outside the pack for quick and easy access. It measures 17" across at the top, 6" at the bottom and is 15" tall.

The Grab-it panel is constructed of 1000D cordura, and has two metal sliders at the narrow end (bottom), and a ladder tension lock at each upper corner. A strap runs through each ladder lock, and has a metal 3-bar slider sewn at one end. The Grab-it is attached to any Kifaru pack by running the metal 3-bar sliders through the common loops at the bottom of the pack. The upper attach points are the forward triangles on the side of the pack that are also used for the cargo chair. There is a drawstring with cord lock at the top of the panel, which is cinched up to keep the contents in place. The panel is not flat - it's contoured to form a 'cup' shape to wrap around the contents.




Bottom attach points

Side attach point


The Grab-it can be used for jackets, woobies, helmets, sleeping pads etc, or long objects like shovels (with the handle secured at the top, of course). Loosen the side straps, place the object on the panel, cinch up the drawstring and tighten the straps. For the larger packs, quick-attack SR buckles (not included) can be used at the upper attach points for quick-release capability. I've shown it below mounted to an Express, carrying a TAD Gear Combat Anorak inside it.


Grab-it on Express

TAD Combat anorak in Grab-it

Side view


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