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two tone ranger green / khaki
Umlindi Backpack (UM)
A versatile mid-sized pack that functions as a shoulder only pack or a very large and load capable lumbar pack with the addition of an optional Prairie Belt
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Foliage / Stone
Multicam (Periodically Available)
Umlindi, Recon Belt, Tarapocket
Umlindi, Prairie Belt, Palspocket
two tone foliage / stone
full lumbar pack mode with Prairie Belt and Tarapocket
with Tarapocket
travel pack setup with Attache on back
Foliage / Stone
build Specifications
Weight: 2.82 lb
Length: 6.50 in
Width: 11.00 in
Height: 19.00 in

Comparative Volume: 2000ci / 30L
Beltless Chassis Capacity: 75lbs
Belted Chassis Capacity: 120lbs

Chassis capacity is a measure of how much weight the suspension system can reasonably handle. It doesn't take into account how much weight the user is actually capable of carrying in the terrain they are traversing.
  • accepts
    • AstonInsert
    • Attache
    • Palspocket
    • Prairie Belt
    • Runners Harness
    • Small GP
    • Tarahumara pack
    • Tarainsert
    • Tarapocket
  • color
    • foliage grey
    • multicam
    • ranger green
    • two - tone
  • equipage category
    • tools - contingency
  • equipage level
    • 1.0
    • 1.5
    • 2.0
description Description

Umlindi means "watchman", "guardian", or "caretaker" in Zulu. As we neared completion on the design of this pack, we were approached by a South African who is standing up a rhino poaching interdiction unit. The effort is entirely SA based and involves locals with both military and LE backgrounds.You can read more about it here.


The "Lindi" is an exercise in making the largest pack practical for use without lifter straps. It carries very well with just the shoulder harness it comes with and carries even better as a large lumbar pack with the addition of the optional Recon Belt.

* use the coupon code "rbwithpack" to get a $10 discount on a Recon Belt when purchased with this pack *

The Umlindi has the following features:

  • 500d Cordura Construction
  • Velcro opening lumbar pad for use with a Prairie Belt
  • removable plastic framesheet in slot pocket with a single stay channel and 7075 stay
  • Ute style pulley compression system
  • large dual wand pockets. big enough for a USGI 1qt with canteen cup on it.
  • 3 reinforced hang tabs inside of pack on suspension side
  • hose port
  • half depth slot pocket inside of pack on back side
  • bottom compression straps
  • single top compression strap
  • parachute cord tool loop in back center
  • accepts a number of accessories (see sidebar at right)
  • use coupon code "lindibelt" for $20 off of a Prairie Belt when purchased with an Umlindi

Piotr Ma's independent review of the Umlindi on Motusworld

What do folks put in their Umlindi?

Umlindi as "Go-Bag" (USDOJ package)

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