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Re: Packs for Short Guys/
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2020, 06:06:41 AM »
Holiday sports in Burlington has a great selection of mystery ranch and eberlestock(and probably more) that you can try out. Theyíll let you load some weight in them too. Ask for fitting help from a guy named Kevin, he knows his stuff. Like mentioned before, the MR metcalf would be a solid choice imo. Thatís what I went with at just a bit taller than you and it is beyond comfy and built to withstand abuse.

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Re: Packs for Short Guys/
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2020, 07:35:41 AM »
The mystery ranch also comes with a sizeable frame for smaller or larger folks. (I'm larger) in the Metcalf

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Re: Update Packs for Short Guys/
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2022, 10:27:13 AM »
Hey There,
 I know this is an old thread but I thought I would update it a bit. I just received a Kifaru 22" frame and Muskeg 2800" bag. I'm still working through fitting, but my initial impression is that it is pretty comfortable. The bag seems maybe a bit small so i may be adding a Kifaru lid of some sort. Talking with Kifaru customer service was great. They did tell me that a 22" frame would limit the size of the bag I could use. I chose the Muskeg as it is made with waterproof material (Bag is not rated as waterproof as seams aren't sealed, I might do this later). I decided to risk the smaller frame options as I am a smaller guy and have often had to use gear that just didn't fit (Army Alice pack in the 90's was the last time I used an external frame pack for any length of time), so I wanted to go with optimal fit and try to adjust other gear to fit. Some of the people on the Kifaru insiders page on FB did say bigger bags could be used but it would take some fiddling and the bag might hang low. My goal is to do a minimum of 5 overnight or 3 day trips this year in addition to a 5 day guided hunt I have scheduled. I know that's not a lot but it beats the zero I did last year. I'll try and update my experiences with this setup. I'm trying to avoid my natural tendency to just buy *censored* that sounds cool and give this an honest thorough chance.

Cameron 

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Re: Packs for Short Guys/
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2022, 10:38:31 AM »
Lots of good suggestions here, selecting a small manufacturer like Exo who you can call and talk through sizing is really good advice.

I had Dan McHale make me a large glacier/expedition pack a few years ago and absolutely love it. He's Seattle local and 100% a custom pack maker. You visit his shop for measurements and to select fabric/options.
http://www.mchalepacks.com/

His packs are expensive but not that much different than some of the boutique hunting brands.

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Re: Packs for Short Guys/
« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2022, 12:30:22 PM »
Keep in mind pack fitting is based on your torso length not your total height. If you have a longer torso like a lot of shorter people do you might not be as limited as you think.

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Re: Packs for Short Guys/
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2022, 12:32:15 PM »
Hey There,
 I know this is an old thread but I thought I would update it a bit. I just received a Kifaru 22" frame and Muskeg 2800" bag. I'm still working through fitting, but my initial impression is that it is pretty comfortable. The bag seems maybe a bit small so i may be adding a Kifaru lid of some sort. Talking with Kifaru customer service was great. They did tell me that a 22" frame would limit the size of the bag I could use. I chose the Muskeg as it is made with waterproof material (Bag is not rated as waterproof as seams aren't sealed, I might do this later). I decided to risk the smaller frame options as I am a smaller guy and have often had to use gear that just didn't fit (Army Alice pack in the 90's was the last time I used an external frame pack for any length of time), so I wanted to go with optimal fit and try to adjust other gear to fit. Some of the people on the Kifaru insiders page on FB did say bigger bags could be used but it would take some fiddling and the bag might hang low. My goal is to do a minimum of 5 overnight or 3 day trips this year in addition to a 5 day guided hunt I have scheduled. I know that's not a lot but it beats the zero I did last year. I'll try and update my experiences with this setup. I'm trying to avoid my natural tendency to just buy *censored* that sounds cool and give this an honest thorough chance.

Cameron 

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