Name: Kifaru Marauder
Cost: Standard Colors and w/o Belt(OD, Coyote) $257.00. Specialty colors (WC, MC, Desert Tiger Stripe, Black), adding grommets, embroidery, belts, etc will cost extra.
Capacity/Dimensions: Volume approx 2,500 ci, Weight approx 4lbs, Approx Height 19", Width 14", Depth 8.5". This may vary per pack.
Here are some pics of the pack as set up for a day-hike. It's pretty bulky looking now, but if you strip it down and attach low-profile pouches, it should not be a problem to use this in a vehicle.
The Marauder has PALS webbing on both the exterior sides (8x3) and front panel (8x8), and on the interior front/back panel (8x8). As seen above this allows for the attachment of an assload of pouches. Start adding the Kifaru Dock and Lock pouches and you can really go overboard. The upside is that you can easily turn this from an assault pack into a 3-day or more pack. Downside is that you can go nuts and start packing stuff that you really may not need for your current activity/mission and thus add unecessary weight and bulk. But really, who among us has ever done that?
Oh yeah, and before you ask, I've got an EMDOM small shingle, Spec Ops X-4, 2 BPG 40mm 6-round Grenade Pouches, 1 Dock and Lock Side Opening Long Pocket, 2 standard GI canteen pouches with MALICE clips, and 1 BPG Upright GP Pouch.
On the bottom I've turned a Camelbak Transformer pouch into an E-tool Pouch. The little fasteners on the Camelbak pouch match up nicely with the little attachment things on the bottom of the Marauder, which I think were intended for a sleeping bag carrier. I believe the more recent Marauders also have loops to attach Dock and Lock pouches to the bottom. Note the two compression straps on the bottom, there are also two on the top, and two on each side. Having stuffed this pack with unreasonable amounts of crap, I can tell you that they work.
Some people say that strap management on the Marauder can be a bitch. With velcro/tape/whatever you can easily control loose straps. Just be advised that you want to leave enough slack to adjust the straps as necessary. Also be aware that the current Kifaru packs have black hardware, which a lot of people don't like, however I simply swapped mine out. According to Mel, Kifaru is working on getting the hardware to match on their packs, but they want to make sure that ALL the hardware matches, and not just buckles and ladderlocks.
Here is where the user interfaces with the pack. I've switched out the black waist belt buckle with an ITW Nexus center-release buckle. I also have a padded PALS belt with the power-pull. If you intend to use the Marauder as an assault pack/oh-shit bag, then it is not absolutely necessary to buy the belt. But if you are actually going to carry this thing for extended periods of time or use it for backpacking, camping, whatever, you really need to get a padded belt. This pack really shines with the belt. I've carried 50 pound loads with it very comfortably for 6-8 mile hikes both on trail and off trail. No numbness in my arms from the straps, no hot spots, basically a dream to carry. I've left the delta straps loose b/c they will be constantly adjusted, along with the waist-belt.
Some may think that Kifaru packs are overpriced. Until they try them out. And then they realize that they really do get what they pay for. Just be advised, the Marauder was intended to be an assault-pack. You can add pouches to expand its capabilities, but it can only do so much.
Do not buy this thinking you will never have to use another pack again.
Anyway, that's my take on the Marauder. There's a lot of stuff I haven't touched on, but most of it has already been covered in other topics and by people who have put it through a lot more than I have in my two short months of using it.
Edited to fix a pic that is not working.