Kuiu Icon Pro 5200 Review

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  • Emory Wanger


    Thanks for the review of the pack. I’ve used the Exo 3500 this past year and fell in love with it but recently purchased the Kuiu Ultra 3000 to see how they compare. I’ve yet to sport the Ultra on the trail but I’m really looking forward to it.

    I too am a backpack nerd….

    Keep up the great work.


    • dialedinhunter

      No problem Emory! Glad that you enjoyed the review. I’d love to know how the Ultra works out for you! I can’t wait to get my hands on the Exo 3500. Picking one up early this coming year. Good luck out there.

      • Emory Wanger

        Pick one up and I have no doubt you’ll love it. It’s probably one of the most comfortable and logical packs I’ve come across. Has everything you need and nothing you don’t. Let me know when you snap one up, I’d like to hear what you think.

        Here’s a link to a review I posted recently http://www.bylandco.com/bylandgearreviews/2015/11/22/exo-mountain-gear-3500

        Take it easy bud!

  • Joseph Wehrenberg

    Great review! If you were a minimalist could you load the 5200 down with enough gear and food for a 6 day hunt? What are you thoughts on this?

    • dialedinhunter

      Hey, Joseph! Thanks for checking out the review. Sorry, for the delayed response. Was out bear hunting, hahaha.

      You could absolutely get 6 days out of the 5200. I have heard of people getting 10 out of it. Just depends on how minimal you want to go. It really shines in that 3-5 day range, but I would say even 7 is very doable.

      Hope that helps and good luck out there!

  • Brandon Cassity

    Do you think you could take the 5200 on an airplane as a carry on? I know it wouldn’t work fully loaded but didnt know if lightly loaded would work. Currently I have a badlands 2200 and I carry it loaded on a plane all the time.

    • dialedinhunter

      That’s a great question Brandon, but one that I unfortunately don’t have the answer for. Sorry, man! Kuiu might be able to tell you.