Good pack frame for my skinny ass?

jooleyen

Well Known Rokslider
Joined
Jan 15, 2018
Messages
125
I have an EXO K3, it just doesn't fit me. I've played with shims, extra shims, no shims...it slips down my ass with like 40lbs. I do like the bag, though! I want to keep it if possible. What's the next frame I should try? A local shop has Stone Glacier stuff I can try.

To paint the picture, I'm 5'11" with a 28" waist. 140lbs.
 
OP
J

jooleyen

Well Known Rokslider
Joined
Jan 15, 2018
Messages
125
Fingers crossed, I'll give it a shot. Do you know if that can be used with an Exo 6400?
 

bbkick25

Junior Member
Joined
Jul 15, 2018
Messages
14
Mystery Ranch packs have done well for me. They have a very easy adjustment system and are fairly size specific.
 

JDB9818

Well Known Rokslider
Joined
May 21, 2012
Messages
347
Location
Colorado
Did you try the firmer lumbar pad foam?

There’s a big difference from the original. Might be worth a try.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
 

Scrappy

Well Known Rokslider
Joined
Jun 5, 2013
Messages
696
Got rid of my exo for the exact same reason. My kifaru light frame sticks like glue.
 

sndmn11

Well Known Rokslider
Joined
Mar 28, 2017
Messages
6,239
Location
Morrison, Colorado
I have an EXO K3, it just doesn't fit me. I've played with shims, extra shims, no shims...it slips down my ass with like 40lbs. I do like the bag, though! I want to keep it if possible. What's the next frame I should try? A local shop has Stone Glacier stuff I can try.

To paint the picture, I'm 5'11" with a 28" waist. 140lbs.

Where do you live? Maybe some folks with different packs live nearby and you can fiddle.
 

Brewski

Well Known Rokslider
Joined
Apr 12, 2018
Messages
137
Contact exo for help. It's worth the call before you give up on the pack.
 

mrbillbrown

Well Known Rokslider
Joined
Dec 26, 2013
Messages
3,411
Location
Edmond, OK
If a Kifaru belt won’t hold your pack up nothing will. And the exo bags attach like they were made for them. With a couple buckle swaps.
Totally agree. I'm a super flat back guy and the Kifaru frames have been the only frames and belts I've found that stick to me like glue. Swapping the EXO buckles out is a simple process too.
 

5MilesBack

Well Known Rokslider
Joined
Feb 27, 2012
Messages
14,102
Location
Colorado Springs
Get a 1-piece belt and cinch it down around your waist above your hip bones. It won't be able to slip down. That's how I use my Stone Glacier.
 

Jimss

Well Known Rokslider
Joined
Mar 6, 2015
Messages
1,926
Get a kifaru! The belts plus frames both come in different sizes depending on your particular waist and torso length. They also have metal stays that can be bent to fit
 
OP
J

jooleyen

Well Known Rokslider
Joined
Jan 15, 2018
Messages
125
Just bought a Kifaru duplex lite off a member here. I figure if it doesn't work, I'll resell it for little to no loss. Couldn't wait until Tuesday for my local shop to open to try Stone Glacier lol! Thanks for the suggestions folks. I'll update here when I find a good fit for me. I tried the back to wall test and I can get my palm about half-way thru the gap between wall and back before it stops.
 

Latest posts

Featured Video

Stats

Threads
257,391
Messages
2,659,373
Members
62,391
Latest member
M112
Top