I recently ordered the new Kuiu Ultra 2200 Daypack to see if it could fit my need for a small overnight bag. Since I haven't had a chance to put it to use, I thought a quick photo essay would suffice.
One quick note before you scroll down...
I think this bag as a use case. As per Jason Hairston, he wanted a bag that was a little bigger than the 1850 and smaller than the 3000. This is that bag, however I found that due to the zipper design, the bag limits you ability in the sense that zippers don't work well if the bag is filled up.
Personally, if I were designing this bag, I'd have made it a roll top. They're more flexible, don't require zippers, and are just as easy to get in an out of.
If you're looking for a larger daypack to hunt with, this one might be for you.
Emory Ronald Wanger
The addition of another side stash pocket is a nice welcome to the design of the Ultra 2200.
Reinforced lashing attachments and some updates to buckle design.
Horse shoe zipper design remains the same.
Inside the top most pocket on the pack is this key ring clip. Personally, I don't know who uses these, but they somehow find their way into packs. I've never once in my life found a use case, but if you have one, then you have one.
A new upgrade with the Ultra is the internal zipper pockets. Two of them on top of one another. I believe this defeats the purpose of the Ultra minimalist design. After watching a video of Jason Hairston talking about the decision to add the pockets, it appears they did so because he found himself and others using organization bags in place of these zip compartments. Well, if you're like me, you're probably going to use these AND baggies so now we're doubling up on weight. But hey, I'm not a designer...
Inside the bag is a space for you bladder users out there. So that's fun.
Hardware updates for attaching the bag to a frame. If you have an other frame, you're going to have to get an upgrade kit from Kuiu or else it's not going to work when attaching your bag to your older frame.
I like the upgrade of the hardware, but I didn't know about the kit...