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AGULUK – The Leg Pack System On Kickstarter

AGULUK Kryptec Highlander

AGULUK is a load-carrying system developed by avid outdoorsman Cody Gustin, currently up for funding on Kickstarter. It’s designed to replace a traditional backpack, removing all carrying capacity from the back, and instead distributing the weight on the legs and hips. In appearance, AGULUK looks a bit like a combination of large carry pouches/miniature packs hanging from a climbing belt.

The AGULUK series comes in two sizes: R-Pack and H-Pack. The R-Pack, or Hiking Pack, holds up to 2000 cu in of gear, 1000 cu in each side. The H-Pack, Hunting Pack, holds 1500 cu in per side, for a total of 3000 cu. As you can see from the animation above, you can fit a solid amount of gear in an H-Pack.

AGULUK will be available in a variety of solid colors and camouflages, including Kryptek patterns, depending on the model.

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27 Responses to “AGULUK – The Leg Pack System On Kickstarter”

  1. SGT Rock says:

    Interesting concept, but it’s been around a while already…

  2. Joe says:

    This will definitely slow you down and reduce running and walking economy as your thighs are swinging weight back and forth. I’d be cautious of trying to reinvent 2000+ years of load bearing technology.

  3. Lasse says:

    This goes against any study on human load bearing…
    Sure, if your back is broken it might be the only viable solution though.

  4. hernando says:

    Seems like every man & his dog thinks they can make a fortune after a revelation from the good idea fairy.

  5. Sum Dood says:

    Um…didn’t we stop using “drop leg rigs” for holsters and mags over a decade ago, because they were a hindrance to movement? So they are bad for combat, but fine for free climbing (both activities were poor movement is really, very likely to get you killed)?

  6. BS says:

    Long time ago (around 2005) there was company called Summit Equipment and they had almost exact product in their offer.

    Here’s the link to Sportsman Guide who had them in stock: (there are some pics).

    So basically, someone dug out old Summit belt from storage and now wants to sell the very same idea 15 years later as very innovative…

    • Terry Baldwin says:


      It goes back at least a little bit further than that. I have one of these in woodland almost exactly like the kryptec version in the pictures above. I picked mine up at Ft Bragg circa 2000. The one I (still) have was well made here in the USA but I don’t recall the company name and it isn’t on the rig.

      It was supposed to be for “mountain operations.” I played with it a couple of times. As suggested by others already, it isn’t comfortable at all if there is much weight in it. It is certainly not a good replacement for more traditional LCE if you plan to use it tactically.

      As far as recreational trail walkers and amateur rock climbers I’d say caveat emptor. I don’t think this concept is likely to gain much popularity with professionals or even serious hobbyists.


  7. 86MTN says:

    This is the exact opposite of how soldier load management is taught in mountain school. By the time you get anywhere your legs will be completely smoked.

  8. OkieRim says:

    No thanks, we don’t do this today, and these guys didn’t do it back then >>

  9. PTMcCain says:

    The GIF illustrating how it is used is cool. I’m pretty unsure about the “utility” of the set up though.

  10. cy says:

    My legs are burning just looking at it!

  11. Dellis says:

    “Hey, let’s go caving I have the perfect Leg Load Bearing System for it!” Said no one ever.

  12. Iggy says:

    Whats a ‘climbing belt’?

  13. PTMcCain says:

    The video is painful, no doubt he is a great guy, kudos to marriage and lots of kids, but this is a really, really stupid product.

  14. 4thPointofContact says:

    Yeah… a system where I have to repeatedly lift weights on my legs, for miles or hours on end.

    I remember a hiking adage that said, “Every pound on your feet is like five pounds on your back, so make your feet light.” Purposely making your legs heavier seems like a terrible idea.

  15. Danie says:

    O hell no. Low drop leg holsters are bad. This would be absolute torture

  16. Terry says:

    I’ve never come across a thigh rig of any kind that stays put when you’re using it. YYMV.

  17. STEPAN1983 says:

    Everyone who used thigh rigs and holsters will tell you that this thing is NOT for long outdoor walks, just like kneepads

  18. GD442 says:

    Saw the same set up in a BDE Quartermaster catalog in the late 90’s. It was being sold as some new high speed Force Recon Load bearing kit.

  19. Kemp says:

    Everyone in this thread is now dumber for having seen this. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  20. Matsu says:

    I feel like I just witnessed a murder… This guy just killed his business… 🙁