Below are answers to the most common questions regarding the new Pack Designs. I will go back through this weekend and try and answer specific questions these do not address. I appreciate everyone’s patience.
My post yesterday was not done to patronize or dismiss anyones concerns. I genuinely care about what each one of you thinks and feels about KUIU. This brand has my heart and soul in it and I take all of your comments seriously and to heart. Thank you for sharing them.
- Will the Icon 3000 & 6000′s fit on the 2012 Frame?
Yes they do. It requires a simple webbing rig and 4 Duraflex parts to put the 3000′s & 6000′s on the 2012 frame. We are waiting for confirmation on the price and ETD from the factory. We are expecting this information in the next few days.
- Will the Icon 5000 & 7000 bags fit on the 2011 frames?
No they will not. These bags were designed specifically to incorporate the load sling and will not work on the 2011 model.
- What about other options or models you promised for the 2011 Icon frame? KUIU is going back on its word!!!
The 5000 & 7000 bags were specifically designed to incorporate the load-sling which requires the 2012 frame and suspension. We are currently in development on bags that will be able to work on either frame.
- What happened to the day pack?
The day pack is in development. It takes 12 to 18 months to go from concept to product. I will have an up date in the next week or two in a blog post.
- What happened to your claim of transparency?
I announced the new packs and products to subscribers almost 2 months before they are available. This is as early as I could announce the new products and be able to answer questions like delivery and pricing. Announcing new product too early is a challenge if we cannot tell customers how much and when. I hope you can understand. Most of the designs for these new packs and frame came from your suggestions here on the blog.
There are also developments that will not be announced on the blog until we are ready to launch the product for competitive or proprietary or confidential reasons. There are several new products that will come to market this year that will not be announced until shortly before they are available. I do promise I will let blog subscribers know first.