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5/11/2017 5:36 AM
 
I've used mine enough now to play w/ the harness and no matter what I try, I can't stop the harness 'puckering' in the center. Any further suggestions?
 
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5/11/2017 7:04 AM
 
Are you talking about the U at the top between your shoulderblades? If so that is going to happen the broader you are the less pronounced it will be, and the narrower the less pronounced. As lomg as it is not causing discomfort it is not an issue.

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5/11/2017 12:01 PM
 
Yes, that's what I'm talking about. I've been messing with the length of the straps some as well just to see if I could get it resolved. I imagine that carrying a 20-25# load would make it seem a non issue.
 
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5/13/2017 1:02 PM
 
I just made a new thread about this issue. It's quite discomforting to me, halfway between a distraction and actual pain.

I've flipped the way the straps attach to the yoke to try to make it go under the pack instead of straight back, but it hasn't helped. I would love to put the shoulder straps from my First Spear Comm Pack on it, but the webbing is too wide, and I really like the think padding on the yoke. I really do want to make it work.
 
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12/27/2018 10:41 AM
 

I'm in the process of finalizing my gear for an upcoming archery fly-in caribou hunt. Right now I'm deciding whether or not my Umlindi with waist belt will fill the role of both day pack and meat pack once game is down and needs to be hauled back to camp.

I'm in good shape, but in my 60's so don't load packs up heavy like I used to. The absolute most meat I would carry in a load would be 50#. How do you think the Umlindi would handle this? I really want the pack to work as it is 5# lighter than the hauler pack I would bring in its place. In a Super Cub flight every pound counts.

Thoughts...

 
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12/27/2018 12:15 PM
 
I would use a Ute. It compacts well enough to use as a day pack but has better suspension for that kind of weight. The Umlindi can handle the weight just fine, but the Ute will carry it a lot better.

Co-Owner Hill People Gear "If anything goes wrong it will be a fight to the end, if your training is good enough, survival is there; if not nature claims its foreit." - Dougal Haston
 
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12/27/2018 9:02 PM
 
Thanks, Scot.
Has anyone used the Umlindi to pack meat?
 
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12/27/2018 9:08 PM
 
Yes, and I have carried that much weight in an Umlindi a number of times. The Ute simply carries it better. As always I recommend boning it out, and only carrying meat, but it will haul what you can fit in it.

Co-Owner Hill People Gear "If anything goes wrong it will be a fight to the end, if your training is good enough, survival is there; if not nature claims its foreit." - Dougal Haston
 
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12/27/2018 11:02 PM
 
Thanks for the added insight, Scot. Good info to know.
 
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