- FILL THE BAG & COVER YOUR HIPS
Fill the bag with evenly distributed weight and put the bag on. Make sure your hip belt covers your entire hipbone area. Most packs can lower or raise the placement, depending on your needs. Make sure the hip belt is tight enough that it is snug but does not restrict your breathing. It should not shift up or drop below your hipbones.
- MAKE IT COMFORTABLE
Create a comfortable but snug fit by pulling down on your shoulder strap adjustments. Ideally these will not have any bunching and will lay flat against your shoulders. There should be no gap between the strap and your shoulder, and the straps should not touch your neck.
- PULL & STABILIZE
Pull on the top stabilizer straps slowly until you start to feel weight on your shoulders.
- CLIP & CONNECT
Clip in the sternum strap that is attached to the shoulder straps and adjust it until it allows your chest to expand naturally. If the pack has stabilizer straps on the hip belt, connect those for comfort. Adjust any pressure points where the pack may be rubbing against your skin until comfortable.
We are proud to have knowledgeable, friendly staff available in store to help you anytime if, for some reason to can’t make your pack comfortable. Even if you didn’t buy it from us, we want your adventures to be fun! Drop in for some expert help.